The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing service will be enhanced on the 70 – Bois-Francs bus line weekends starting next June 20. This follows in the wake of a new focus on improving the transit experience for Montrealers.
Montréal, June 14, 2016 – The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing service will be enhanced on the 70 – Bois-Francs bus line weekends starting next June 20. This follows in the wake of a new focus on improving the transit experience for Montrealers.
« This added service is the result of joint efforts by STM and Saint-Laurent borough officials. Indeed, the improvements aim to fulfill the need for public transit service on weekends expressed by customers living in the Nouveau Saint-Laurent neighbourhood », stated Philippe Schnobb, chairman of the STM board of directors.
« Improving the offer of service for the 70 bus line is the best way to encourage local residents to use public transit. We hope it will have a positive impact on existing customers, while helping to attract new ones. This enhanced offer of service is in addition to other initiatives put forward by our Administration and serves to improve quality of life for Montrealers », added Aref Salem, Montréal executive committee member responsible for transportation.
« Saint-Laurent is pleased with improvements to bus service within its territory. It is important that people who chose to live in our borough enjoy access to public transit at all times, regardless of the neighbourhood they live in », explained Alan DeSousa, Saint-Laurent borough mayor.
Serving the Saint-Laurent borough, the 70 – Bois-Francs line will have added service on weekends. Its route will be extended from the stop at Poirier/des Harfangs to the one at Raymond-Lasnier/Beaulac, so that residents in the Nouveau Saint-Laurent area may have access to the métro’s Orange line at Côte-Vertu station. This is in response to rising demand for public transit service. Indeed, it will benefit some 500 area residents, as well as employees working at Aldo, whose head office and distribution centre are located near the new terminus stop.
This service expansion follows in the wake of those implemented since last January targeting some of the network’s strategic lines. In all, a dozen or so bus lines will see service improvements in 2016, translating into some 45,000 more hours of bus service this year.
STM bus timetable information is available by calling AUTOBUS (514 288-6287), from the stm.info website, SMS text messaging at 52786, or by using our mobile app for iPhone and Android.
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De gauche à droite : Francesco Miele, conseiller de la Ville pour le district de Côte-de-Liesse et leader de la majorité; Philippe Schnobb, président du conseil d'administration de la STM; Alan DeSousa, maire de l'arrondissement de Saint-Laurent; Aref Salem, conseiller de la Ville pour le district de Norman-McLaren et membre du comité exécutif responsable du transport
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