Monthly and yearly RTL and RTM bus passes accepted on Candiac and Mont-saint-Hilaire commuter train lines
MITIGATION MEASURES DURING THE WORK ON RUE DUKE
Montréal, Monday, December 18, 2017 – The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (the Autorité), the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), and the Réseau de transport métropolitain (RTM) wish to inform the users of bus services on Montréal’s south shore that a section of the reserved lane on rue Duke will be closed between Ottawa and William between December 22, 2017, and January 7, 2018, inclusively, due to major work being done by Hydro-Québec. This work could cause congestion on the roads and disrupt bus traffic around the Downtown and Mansfield terminals, as well as at nearby stops.
Mitigation measures for RTL and RTM customers
To make up for the delays caused by the work, the Autorité, the RTL, and the RTM are partnering to offer a public transit solution to customers who rely on their services to get to downtown Montréal. This will consist in monthly and yearly RTL and RTM bus passes for the Roussillon, Le Richelain, Sainte-Julie, Vallée-du-Richelieu, and Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan sectors being accepted on the Candiac and Mont Saint-Hilaire commuter train lines for the duration of the work. Service on all bus lines will be maintained.
Customers are encouraged to take these potential delays into consideration when planning their trips. For the holiday schedule and specific conditions related to the mitigation measures, visit the websites of the RTL and the RTM.
RTL Customer Service:
Monday to Friday, 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays*, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
* December 23 to January 3, inclusively, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
RTM Customer Service:
Telephone: 514-287-TRAM (8726) | 1-888-702-TRAM (8726)
Monday to Friday: 6 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Saturday, Sunday, and statutory holidays*: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
* Closed December 25 and January 1
About the Autorité
The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain was created by Bill 76, which amends the governance of public transit in the Montréal metropolitan area. In particular, the Autorité is tasked with devising the strategic development plan and integrated rate grid, and with funding public transit and paratransit services on its territory. It is responsible for integrating all available services and for setting objectives and standards for the latter.
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.
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.
About the RTM
On June 1, 2017, the RTM took over for the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) and the north and south shore transit agencies (CIT and RCM). The RTM is responsible for operating regular bus and commuter train services, including paratransit services for disabled and mobility-impaired persons, throughout the territory of the Communauté métropolitaine de Montréal (82 municipalities), the Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, and the city of Saint-Jérôme.
Director, Public Affairs and Communications
Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain
514-409-2786, ext. 7405
Communication and Public Affairs Advisor
Réseau de transport de Longueuil
450-442-8600, ext. 8145
Media Relations Advisor
Réseau de transport métropolitain
514-287-2464, ext. 4057