Montréal, June 7, 2011 The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) wishes to advise all those headed for the Grand Prix du Canada at Parc Jean-Drapeau on June 10, 11 and 12 that the best way to get there is by public transit.
And to make it easier for Formula 1 fans, the STM has created a three-day fare card featuring the colours of the event. This fare card provides unlimited travel on the entire STM network for three consecutive days starting Friday, June 10. This card is also valid on the 747 Express bus linking downtown with Montréal-Trudeau airport.
Transit users will be able to purchase this three-day fare card at a cost of $16 (regular fare only) as of Thursday, June 9, at the following stations:
Angrignon, Lionel-Groulx, Atwater, Guy-Concordia, Peel, McGill, Place-des-Arts, Saint-Laurent, Berri-UQAM, Pie IX, Viau, Radisson, Côte-Vertu, Namur, Plamondon, Snowdon, Vendôme, Lucien-L’Allier, Bonaventure, Square-Victoria, Place-d’Armes, Champs-de-mars, Sherbrooke, Mont-Royal, Jean-Talon, Henri-Bourassa, Cartier, Montmorency, Jean-Drapeau, Longueuil and Côte-des-Neiges. It should be noted, however, that while this fare card goes on sale June 9, it cannot be used until Friday, June 10.
As the métro is truly the best way of going to and from Parc Jean-Drapeau, the STM is doing everything it can to make the public transit experience a pleasant one. To that end, in order to accommodate the numerous passengers that will be taking the métro, it will provide additional service, in particular on line 4 – Yellow, with the frequency of trains being increased by some 30%. Operations personnel as well as technicians will be strategically located throughout the network to ensure that everything runs smoothly and safely. Remember, however, that bicycles will not be allowed in the métro on Friday the 10th and Saturday the 11th prior to 7 p.m., and on Sunday the 12th prior to 6 p.m.
Finally, to plan their trips more efficiently for this event, clients can call A U T O B U-S (514 288-6287) to obtain the schedules at their bus stop along with details of any detours. For any other information including routes, they should call STM-INFO (514 786-4636), option 7. Bus schedules modified for events are available as well on the STM’s Web site and can be consulted up to seven days in advance. The Web site also contains plenty of other useful information.
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