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

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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. Transfer between different transportation modes (±15 min)
  4. 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 Centre-ville terminal (±1 h 05 min from 5 to 6:45 a.m.) (±50 min from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and from 6:45 p.m. to 12:15 a.m.)

Toward downtown Montréal

  • Service every 15 minutes between 5:00 a.m. and 6:45 a.m.
  • Service every 30 minutes between 9:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m.
  • Service every hour between 8:15 p.m. and 12:15 a.m.

Toward Deux-Montagnes station

  • Service every 30 minutes between 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.
  • Service every hour between 6:45 p.m. and 11:00 p.m.

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SHUTTLE 405 – Between the Deux-Montagnes and Sainte-Thérèse stations

  • Four departures in each direction during morning rush hours
  • Four departures in each direction during afternoon rush hours

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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

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)
  3. Transfer between different transportation modes (±15 min)
  4. 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

Fare measures – Deux-Montagnes line (exo6)

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The rail shuttle between the Deux-Montagnes and the Bois-Franc stations, as well as the shuttle between the Bois-Franc and Côte-Vertu stations, will be free until the commissioning of the REM. No registration is needed to use these shuttles.

The fare measure for the exo6 Deux-Montagnes line is offered only to customers who were registered to the 2018–2019 fare measure as of September 8, 2019. Only yearly subscribers can receive free fares for the first four months of 2020.

Customers benefiting from a fare reduction since 2018 and subscribed to the OPUS + or OPUS + entreprise program as of September 8, 2019

  • The current subscription has to be changed to the new discounted fare in the My Account section of the exo website between November 11 and December 10, 2019, to benefit from the fare measure as of January 2020.
  • Monthly transit fares will be free for the first four months of 2020 (January to April).
  • For the following months, a monthly fare of $86.50 (regular fare) or $52 (student or reduced fare) will be applied.

Customers benefiting from a fare reduction since 2018 and not subscribed to the OPUS + or OPUS + entreprise program as of September 8, 2019

  • The subscription to the OPUS + or OPUS + entreprise program has to be made in the My Account section of the exo website between November 11 and December 10, 2019, to benefit from the fare measure as of January 2020.
  • Monthly transit fares will be free for the first four months of 2020 (January to April).
  • For the following months, a monthly fare of $86.50 (regular fare) or $52 (student or reduced fare) will be applied.

Customers benefiting from a fare reduction since 2018 and using public transit to access stations

  • Users who use public transit in zone 3, 5 or 6 to reach one of the Deux-Montagnes line stations can buy a fare, which gives access to public transit services, for $86.50, as well as obtain free transit fares from January to April 2020 if they subscribe to OPUS + or OPUS + entreprise.
  • OPUS + or OPUS + entreprise subscribers will be able to change their transit fares in their customer account on the exo website between November 11 and December 10, 2019. Users will have to enter the unique code they received.

Customers who do not want to subscribe to the OPUS + or OPUS + entreprise program

These customers can buy a monthly transit fare for $86.50, but will not obtain the four free months.

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