BUS DES ÎLES Now a permanent service
Longueuil, April 4, 2019 - The Board of Directors of the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) gave its approval today for the new summer line 261. With two successful seasons behind it, the Bus des îles is now a regular line serving two highly popular recreational tourism destinations.
In collaboration with Ville de Longueuil, Sépaq and Tourisme Montérégie, the Bus des îles transports users to the Longueuil municipal beach and the Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville from the Longueuil terminal. The new line 261 will run on Saturdays and Sundays between June 22 and September 2, including the following holidays:
- Fête nationale du Québec (June 24);
- Canada Day (July 1);
- Labour Day (September 2).
“We are also pleased to offer daily service during the construction holidays, between July 22 and August 2. We encourage vacationers from the Agglomération and the greater metropolitan area to come out and enjoy these beautiful spots,” stated Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
This summer, line 261 will depart the Longueuil terminal every 60 minutes between 9:45 a.m. and 5:45 p.m. The last departure from Île Charron will be at 6:10 p.m. Since the Bus des îles is now part of a regular RTL line, standard transit fares apply.
About the RTL
The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is the main transit provider for individuals within the five cities that comprise the Agglomération de Longueuil.
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. The RTL is the tenth best employer in Canada in 2019 according to Forbes.
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.