Compliance with curfew: RTL adjusts its services and operations
Longueuil, December 31, 2021 – In response to the curfew ordered by the Québec government, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) has adjusted its services and operations.
Buses will continue to run, mostly on their normal schedules, among other reasons to ensure essential workers can continue to get to their jobs. In addition to the curfew, the RTL is also contending with staff shortages due to COVID-19 infections; these two factors combined are having an impact on operations. Given this, some schedules have had to be adjusted; users are therefore urged to consult the Chrono mobile app before leaving home.
Since the start of the pandemic, the RTL has been monitoring the situation on a daily basis and adjusting when and as needed. It will continue to do so in the coming days, while prioritizing service in institutional, industrial and commercial sectors.
The metropolitan ticket counter, located at the Longueuil metro, will close at 9:30 p.m. every night for the duration of the curfew.
Paratransit service will be maintained both during the day and in the evening, despite the curfew. However, starting today, only essential trips (for work or medical reasons) will be permitted between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m. But before booking, users should make sure the places they want to go are actually open.
Today, December 31, regular transit services and shared taxi services will operate on the Saturday schedule, with the exception of certain lines. On January 1 and 2, regular transit services and shared taxi services will operate on the Sunday schedule. Again, exceptions apply. For full details on the holiday schedule: Dépliant Fetes 2021-22.pdf (rtl-longueuil.qc.ca).
Customer Service will be open today, December 31, and on January 1 to 4, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
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.