STM announces service improvements for workers in the Côte-de-Liesse area

Press release

Route changes to lines 460 Express Métropolitaine and 100 Crémazie, effective August 23.

Montréal, August 16, 2021 – The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) is announcing service improvements in the Côte-de-Liesse area to bus lines 100 Crémazie and 460 Express Métropolitaine, effective August 23.

“This is excellent news for public transit customers in the Côte-de-Liesse area. These route adjustments are a direct result of the area’s sustained growth as an employment hub over the last several years. The changes will optimize the routes of these two complementary bus lines and reduce walking times in the industrial park, while also ensuring more consistent travel times. The adjusted routes will also better meet the needs of the Montréal-Trudeau airport, which is trying to encourage its employees to use public transportation,” says Philippe Schnobb, Chair of the STM Board of Directors.

Route changes to lines 460 Express Métropolitaine and 100 Crémazie

The changes to line 100 will make it easier to access the major companies in the area, which are not located directly on Highway 520, where the 100 and the 460 currently make stops. The new route will serve five of the biggest companies in the area—CAE, Goodfood, L’Oréal, Canada Post and IKEA—and will replace line 76 McArthur. The 460 Express Métropolitaine will now run with limited stops at all times to simplify service and better serve its purpose as an express line.

The extension of line 460 to the airport will provide a convenient alternative to the 747 YUL Aéroport / Centre-Ville for employees and some travellers, particularly with the expected decrease in airport parking availability in the next few years. Use of this bus line should only increase when flights become more frequent again. Line 460 will also still offer connections at the Dorval terminus, with one stop in each direction at the north Dorval terminus.

In order to complement one another optimally and improve travel times on both lines, the 100 and the 460 will both serve the same métro station in each direction. The 100 and 460 westbound will still serve Du Collège. For the eastbound direction, a stop will be added at De la Savane for the 100, and the 460 stop currently located at Du Collège will be moved to De la Savane. This will greatly simplify service to the western branch of the Orange line for customers and make travel times more reliable.

Reserved lane in service

Since last fall, a reserved lane for buses, taxis and carpools (two or more people) has been in service on Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse, between Graveline and Delmeade streets, in the Saint-Laurent borough and the Town of Mont-Royal. In the next few years, other bus priority measures will also be implemented on Chemin de la Côte-de-Liesse. Traffic light controls will be replaced to detect buses at intersections and respond to real-time requests for priority sent by buses, improving travel times. This will benefit approximately 2,000 trips daily, mostly during afternoon rush hour, on lines 100, 202, 409 and 460. Trips on lines 409 south and 175 east will also be improved to a lesser extent.