BUS DES ÎLES SEASON UNDERWAY
Longueuil, June 10, 2019 - The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL), in collaboration with Ville de Longueuil, the Sépaq, and Tourisme Montérégie, is pleased to announce the launch of the third season of Bus des îles, which is now regular RTL line 261.
This line, which allows users to access Longueuil’s municipal beach and the Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville from the Longueuil terminal, 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).
Daily service will also be enhanced during the construction holidays, between July 22 and August 5. Line 261 now features accessible stops and buses equipped with a ramp, making it easier for individuals with reduced mobility (wheelchair, cane or stroller) to get around.
“We urge vacationers from the Agglomération and further afield to take advantage of this affordable, easy and safe transit option to visit these great destinations,” stated Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors. “As an active member of our community, we’re pleased to play a role in encouraging citizens to partake in outdoor activities.”
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.
For the specific schedule, visit our website.
From left to right: Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors; Jean-François Boivin, member of the RTL Board of Directors; Michel Veilleux, Executive Director, RTL; Rémi Chapados, customer service manager, Sépaq; Robert Myles, member of the RTL Board of Directors; and Pierre Montminy, RTL driver.
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.