Rate changes as of July 1
Created in June 2017, the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) was mandated to establish the rate grid for public transit services in the greater metropolitan area, including the Agglomération de Longueuil, with the goal of promoting and facilitating the use of public transit by citizens. Starting July 1, 2021, it will launch Phase 1 of a four-year fare reform. The first major step will take place mainly on the north and south shores, although some new features are planned for the Agglomération de Longueuil.
Four rate zones
Starting July 1, the number of rate zones will drop from eight to four.
Zone A : Island of Montréal
Zone B : Agglomération de Longueuil and Laval
Zone C : North and south shores
Zone D : Outside the ARTM territory
In 2021, new passes will be introduced and withdrawn, mainly in Zones C and D. The fare reform is expected to be rolled out in the Agglomération de Longueuil during Phase 2.
TRAM 3 pass valid in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville
Also starting this year, users in Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville will be able to use our regular transit, paratransit, and shared taxi services with a TRAM 3 pass.
New multi-zone transit pass
To travel from one zone to another by bus, metro, or train, users will now be able to use the new Zone ABC and Zone ABCD “all mode” passes, available in 1-, 2- or 10-trip formats or as a monthly pass. With the Zone ABC pass, users will be able to travel between zones A, B, and C. For example, they could take one of our buses from the Saint-Hubert borough in Longueuil and then take the metro to Montréal. The same applies for the Zone ABCD pass, which will also allow access to Zone D, outside of the ARTM’s territory. Available starting July 1, the 1-, 2- and 10-trip Zone ABC pass will be available, on the Solo card, at our points of sale and at the metropolitan ticket counter. The monthly pass, available on the OPUS card, and the Zone ABCD pass, will be sold at the metropolitan ticket counters.
For the RTL’s paratransit service, only the 1-trip Zone ABC pass will be available, for exact change, with no transfers. Users will also be able to give the driver two paper tickets.
40% off monthly fares for students aged 18 and older
This year, the prices of monthly student passes will also be harmonized. Students aged 18 and over will get 40% off the TRAM 3 pass.
For more information, see the July 2021 rate grid, which will be posted on our website in June.
Free for children aged 11 and under
Children aged 11 and under can now ride for free at all times. They must be accompanied by a responsible person aged 14 and over. This person must have a valid transit pass and can accompany a maximum of 5 children.
A child travelling alone must have an OPUS card and a valid reduced-fare transit pass.
For paratransit: The application of the terms and conditions surrounding free access for children must respect the government’s eligibility policy, since certain conditions apply:
As needed, please contact your paratransit service for more information about the conditions.
As with every year, rates will be indexed by an average of 2% on July 1, 2021.
The new rate grid established by ARTM will be available on our website in June.
|If you would like more details about Phase 1 of the reform, visit the ARTM website.|