January 6, 2020: Closure of the Mont-Royal tunnel and disruption in service of the Deux-Montagnes line between the Bois-Franc station and the Central Station

Two phases of the work will impact users from the North Shore: in 2020, the closure of the Mont-Royal tunnel will cause a partial disruption in service of the commuter train between the Bois-Franc station and the Central Station; in mid-2021, the Deux-Montagnes line will be completely closed.

Mitigation measures in place

  • As of 2020: bus shuttles on reserved lanes between the Bois-Franc station and the Côte-Vertu metro station (users from or going to downtown Montréal)
  • As of mid-2021: bus shuttle service to the Côte-Vertu metro station (users from Deux-Montagnes, Grand-Moulin, Sainte-Dorothée and Île-Bigras stations)
  • Use of freeway shoulders and reserved lanes
  • Preferential measures for buses (bus priority signals, passing lane to avoid queues)

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Deux-Montagnes area

Deux-Montagnes/Laval area 2

Preferred route – Rush hours (weekdays)

1. Exo rail shuttle from Deux-Montagnes to the Bois-Franc station (±25 min)
2. Shuttle 964 STM – Trainbus Bois-Franc/Côte-Vertu (±15 min)
3. Metro STM from the Côte-Vertu station to the Bonaventure station (±25 min)

Travel options – Improved service

  • Line 8 exo from Saint-Eustache to the Montmorency station1 (±40 min)
  • Line 9 exo from Saint-Jérôme to the Montmorency station1 (±1 h 30 min)
  • Line 59 exo from Blainville to the Montmorency station1 (±50 min)

+30 minutes between the Montmorency and Bonaventure stations

Notice : The orange line is very busy between the Montmorency and Berri-UQAM stations. Users are encouraged to choose another route.

Express bus shuttle options – Off-peak and weekends

  • Shuttle 404 exo from Deux-Montagnes to the Mansfield terminal (±1 h 05 min from 5 to 6 a.m.) (±50 min from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m.)

SHUTTLE 964 – Trainbus Bois-Franc/Côte-Vertu

  • Service on weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 12:45 a.m.
  • Travel time of about 15 minutes
  • Route synchronized with the departures and arrivals of the rail shuttle
  • Use of reserved lanes on rue Grenet during rush hours
  • Service with transit priority signals on rue Grenet
  • New platform at the Bois-Franc station to pick-up passengers with 3 buses at a time, through all doors

Laval area

Deux-Montagnes/Laval area 3

Preferred route – Rush hours (weekdays)

1. Exo rail shuttle from the Sainte-Dorothée or Île-Bigras station to the Bois-Franc station (±15 min)
2. Shuttle 964 STM – Trainbus Bois-Franc/Côte-Vertu (±15 min) (See reverse side for more details)
3. Metro STM from the Côte-Vertu station to the Bonaventure station (±25 min)

Travel options – Improved service*

* A few departures on some STL lines will be added according to the needs of users.

Toward the Côte-Vertu station

  • Line 144 STL from Sainte-Dorothée to the Côte-Vertu station (±45 min)
  • Line 151 STL from Sainte-Rose to the Côte-Vertu station (±55 min)
  • Line 902 STL between the Le Carrefour terminal and the Côte-Vertu station (±40 min)

+25 minutes between the Côte-Vertu and Bonaventure stations

Toward the Montmorency station

  • Line 26 STL from the Sainte-Dorothée station to the Montmorency station2 (±40 min)
  • Line 903 STL from the Sainte-Dorothée station to the Montmorency station2 (±55 min)

+30 minutes between the Montmorency and Bonaventure stations

Notice : The orange line is very busy between the Montmorency and Berri-UQAM stations. Users are encouraged to choose another route.

Service maintained – Off-Peak and weekends

  • Line 26 STL from the Sainte-Dorothée station to the Montmorency terminal2 (±30 min)
  • Line 903 STL from the Sainte-Dorothée station to the Montmorency terminal2 (±50 min)
  • Shared taxibus line T26 with a transfer to line 26 STL (±35 min)

+30 minutes between the Montmorency and Bonaventure stations

Notice : The orange line is very busy between the Montmorency and Berri-UQAM stations. Users are encouraged to choose another route.

SHUTTLE 964 – Trainbus Bois-Franc/Côte-Vertu

  • Service on weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 12:45 a.m.
  • Travel time of about 15 minutes
  • Route synchronized with the departures and arrivals of the rail shuttle
  • Use of reserved lanes on rue Grenet during rush hours
  • Service with transit priority signals on rue Grenet
  • New platform at the Bois-Franc station to pick-up passengers with 3 buses at a time, through all doors

Fares measures – Deux-Montagnes line

Mascouche train line 4

*Users benefitting fare discounts as of September 8th

Free

  • Rail shuttle Deux-Montagnes/Bois-Franc
  • Shuttle 964 Bois-Franc/Côte-Vertu

Current users

  • 4 months free as of January 2020 – With the annual subscription to the public transit service of the island of Montreal

Monthly pass fare : $86.50

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