- Use public transportation
Are you among the 160 000 people with a ticket to attend one of the two U2 concerts on July 8 and 9 and wondering about the best way to get to the Hippodrome de Montréal? The Société de transport de Montréal (STM), official transporter for these two concerts, has made every effort to ensure you get there and back safe and sound. So leave your car at home or at one of the commuter park-and-ride lots. For a complete list, go to http://www.stm.info/English/info/a-u2.htm
In addition to regular bus and métro services, the STM team has prepared extensive shuttle services that will guarantee the movement of a maximum number of people efficiently and safely under optimum operating conditions. Without a doubt, the best way of getting to the site is by using public transit: the métro, the bus or the shuttle service specially set up for this event.
Complete information about the offer of service provided by the STM team is available on its website at http://www.stm.info/English/info/a-u2.htm There, you will also find information about fares, commuter parking lots and other useful tips to ensure a carefree return trip to the show.
- Get your fare card
For anyone without a monthly transit pass or unit fares on an OPUS card, the STM has created a special fare card, costing $5, on sale at Angrignon, Lionel-Groulx, McGill, Berri-UQAM, Radisson, Honoré-Beaugrand, Côte-Vertu, Montmorency, and Longueuil-Université-De-Sherbrooke metro stations. It will be available at all metro stations on July 8 and 9. The special U2 fare card can be used in STM buses and the metro on the day of the concert (Friday, July 8 or Saturday, July 9). With its unique look, this card is easier to validate at the turnstiles and will speed up access to the métro.
- Plan your trip
Getting there :
Namur métro station is located on the Orange line. Use the trip calculator to determine the best route from your departure point. A special service has been set up for the West Island:
- The 470X - Express Pierrefonds bus line (to Côte-Vertu station). The parking lot at Fairview/Pointe-Claire Centre is available.
- The 221X – Métrobus Lionel-Groulx bus line o Serves all AMT train stations (from Baie-d’Urfé to Dorval)
Commuter parking is available near the following métro and train stations:
- Radisson métro station, located in east-end Montréal, free of charge
- Longueuil-Université-De-Sherbrooke métro terminus station, paid parking, located on Montréal’s South Shore
- Montmorency métro terminus, located in Laval
- Du Ruisseau train station, free parking, shuttle bus service to Côte-Vertu station starting at 11:30 a.m.
Two commuter parkings are also available in Brossard:
- Panama, free parking, bus service
- The 45 bus operated by Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) will run between the Panama park-and-ride lot and the downtown terminus (TCV) next to Bonaventure métro station. Service is enhanced and extended to 2 a.m. For more information, contact RTL by calling 450 463-0131.
- Chevrier, free parking, bus service
- o The 90 Express Chevrier bus line operated by Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) will run between the Chevrier park-and-ride lot and the downtown terminus (TCV) next to Bonaventure métro station. Service is enhanced and extended to 2 a.m. For more information, go to www.amt.qc.ca or call 514 287-TRAM (8726).
You can also leave your car at the Du Ruisseau train station parking lot:
- Shuttle to Côte-Vertu metro station starting at 11:30 a.m.
Use the shuttles buses: numerous buses will be waiting for you near Namur métro station to take you non-stop to Jean-Talon métro station along a lane reserved expressly for the STM. This is an express service that will provide an easy transfer in all directions (Laval – North Shore, Longueuil – South Shore, central and eastern segments of the island).
Other special services have also been put in place:
- Shuttle to Du Ruisseau train station (métro Côte-Vertu)
- Line 470X - Express Pierrefonds (Côte-Vertu métro)
- Line 221X – Métrobus Lionel-Groulx (Lionel-Groulx métro)
Of course, De La Savane and Namur métro stations will be open, and métro service is extended by 60 minutes on Friday night (July 8), and by 30 minutes on Saturday night (July 9). Regular metro operating hours are available at www.stm.info – simply add the time extension. More importantly, STM staff will be on hand to monitor the situation and adjust service if needed.
Stay informed by consulting our site regularly
The STM is making a Twitter account available to you especially for the event. By subscribing, you’ll be advised of the latest news regarding your trips, and on top of that, you’ll be the first to find out about shuttle availability, alternative routes, etc., the very night of the event.
- Go to Twitter at: http://twitter.com/u2stminfo_en.
- Click on Parameters.
- Click on Mobile.
- Enter your cell phone number and press “Start”.
- Send an SMS message containing the word “Go” to 21212.
- Go to the Twitter profile for u2stminfo and
- click on the cell phone icon to receive tweets from the STM directly to your cell phone.
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