Mobility Montréal partners, who are responsible for implementing the mitigation measures for the Réseau express métropolitain (REM), wish to inform users that the service offer will be adjusted to take into account the decrease in ridership observed in the entire public transit network since the measures were implemented.
Due to the current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic and the significant number of users teleworking, a 50 to 95% decrease in ridership has been recorded in buses, trains and the metro in the greater Montréal region.
Considering that most users will continue working from home, several changes will be made to the service offer to adapt it to current ridership. However, additional changes can be made at any time based on ridership and the needs of public transit users.
- Shuttle 404 – Deux-Montagnes toward downtown Montréal: departures from the Deux-Montagnes station every 16 minutes during rush hours, starting on August 24, 2020
- Shuttle 401 – Deux-Montagnes station toward the Sainte-Thérèse station: service suspended as of July 27, 2020
- Shuttle 501 – Terrebonne station toward the Radisson metro station: service suspended as of August 24, 2020
- Shuttle 502 – Repentigny station toward the Radisson metro station: service suspended as of August 24, 2020
- Enhancement of lines 30, 100, 140, 300 and 400: currently suspended; suspension extended past August 24, 2020
STM – current adjustments
- Shuttle 919 – Trainbus Acadie/Mont-Royal/Namur: service every 30 minutes during rush hours
- Shuttle 968 – Trainbus Roxboro/Côte-Vertu: service every 15 minutes during rush hours and every 30 minutes outside rush hours
- Enhancement of lines 64, 92, 121, 165, 171, 465, 470 and 475: suspended
Public transit users are encouraged to plan their trips by consulting shuttle schedules.
The task force, which is co-led by the ministère des Transports and the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain and brings together the transit agencies of the greater Montréal region, was established on May 11 to review activities on site and assess the efficiency of the mitigation measures. The changes made to the service has reduced the offer by 10%.
Mobility Montréal partners would like to remind users that wearing a face covering has been mandatory aboard the different public transit modes since July 13, 2020.