New lines added in Longueil and Boucherville
Longueuil, February 16 , 2018 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is pleased to announce that it will be adding two new lines to its network starting April 2 in order to improve service from the Longueuil-Saint-Hubert train station and access to the Longueuil metro from Boucherville.
The new line 22 will depart from rue Joyal in Longueuil and will travel along boulevards Jacques Cartier, Béliveau, Roberval and Vauquelin to chemin Chambly before arriving at the Longueuil-Saint-Hubert train station located on route de l’Aéroport. Line 161 will depart from the Mortagne park-and-ride lot and will take boulevards Jacques-Cartier and Roland-Therrien, accessing the Longueuil terminal from Route 132 and the 132/134 ramp. This will give users from Boucherville and Longueuil a new route to the metro, not to mention Cégep Édouard-Montpetit.
“We’re adding these lines in the hopes of alleviating some of the current and future traffic problems around the Longueuil-Saint-Hubert train station and the Route 132/A-20 sector caused by the work on the Louis-Hippolyte-La Fontaine bridge-tunnel. We’re convinced that these new lines will meet the needs of our users. This also gives motorists a great reason to leave their cars at home and take public transit,” pointed out Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL.
Line 161 will make 16 departures during the morning rush hour and 17 during the afternoon rush hour. Line 22 will make 8 departures each in the morning and the afternoon. Other improvements are slated for the various lines starting April 2, including enhanced service on line 85 in Boucherville. All changes will be listed in the Public Notice section of our website starting in mid-March.
These service improvements are made possible by a financial contribution from the Ministère des Transports, de la Mobilité durable et de l’Électrification des transports as part of Mobilité Montréal’s public transportation mitigation measures.
About the RTL
The third-largest public transit organization in Québec, the RTL operates a network of 793 kilometres. With some 1,100 employees, the RTL is a major employer that contributes to the economic vitality of the region.
Ever receptive to its users, the RTL plays a key role in the lives of the people and the communities it serves by providing solutions that are efficient, innovative, and adapted to the evolving needs of its clientele. Improving quality of life for the citizens of the Agglomération de Longueuil is a top priority for the RTL.