The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is pleased to inform its customers that service frequency has been increased on weekdays on the 180 – de Salaberry since last March 30. Indeed, the bus line now offers improved service all day long, with buses every 15 minutes in morning eastbound and afternoon westbound rush hour periods, and 20-minute intervals the rest of the time.
Montréal, April 2 – The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is pleased to inform its customers that service frequency has been increased on weekdays on the 180 – de Salaberry since last March 30. Indeed, the bus line now offers improved service all day long, with buses every 15 minutes in morning eastbound and afternoon westbound rush hour periods, and 20-minute intervals the rest of the time.
« This enhanced level of service represents a 50% increase in the number of daily bus departures on weekdays in this densely populated residential sector of Ahuntsic-Cartierville. It will promote transit use on De Salaberry and Fleury, two major commercial arteries. I would also like to take this opportunity to thank all citizens and community groups who took part in the consultation process that led to this additional service, » declared Philippe Schnobb, chairman of the STM board of directors, adding that « the addition of a priority traffic light on westbound De Salaberry, before the access ramp to highway A-15, helps ensure the buses on the 180 line keep moving. »
« In Ahunstic-Cartierville, some 78,000 commutes are provided by public transit each day. One of the major issues with mobility was improving trip times for customers. Adding service on the 180 – de Salaberry will help make public transit even more appealing for borough residents. This step is part of our efforts to promote and encourage public transit use in Montréal », added Aref Salem, City of Montréal executive committee member responsible for transportation.
« This is excellent news, particularly for residents in the borough’s west sector. The improved service stems from the STM and Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough working closely together. I would like to thank two municipal officials, Harout Chitilian representing the Bordeaux-Cartierville district, and Émilie Thuillier, representing the district of Ahuntsic, who were actively involved in this process », emphasized Pierre Gagnier, Ahuntsic-Cartierville borough mayor.
Many tools are available to customers to make transit use easier. The STM website (www.stm.info) and its mobile version have all the information they need about the transit system, along with additional related information. STM’s mobile app is particularly useful on the go, for finding travel options, service schedules and metro service updates. Twitter feeds for each métro line and subscriptions to SMS or email alerts inform transit users quickly when service disruptions occur. At bus stops, passengers can get bus arrival times by calling A-U-T-O-B-U-S (288-6287) or by text message. Last but not least, they can call customer service at STM-INFO (786-4636) for any other information they may require.
On the picture, from left to right : M. Aref Salem, membre du comité exécutif de la Ville de Montréal et responsable du transport, Mme Émilie Thuillier, conseillère de ville dans l’arrondissement d'Ahuntsic-Cartierville, M. Philippe Schnobb, président du conseil d’administration de la STM, M. Marc Bélanger, directeur, Planification et gestion des réseaux, STM, et M. Harout Chitilian, conseiller dans l’arrondissement d'Ahuntsic-Cartierville
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