January 6, 2020: Closure of the Mont-Royal tunnel and disruption in service on the Mascouche line at the Ahuntsic station

Starting in January 6, 2020, Mascouche train line users will be impacted by the REM work with the closure of the Mont-Royal tunnel. Connections to the green line are planned. The closure of the tunnel will cause a disruption in service on the Mascouche line, at the Ahuntsic station. At the Sauvé Station, shuttle users can also walk a few minutes to reach the Sauvé metro station on the orange line.

Mitigation measures in place

  • Bus shuttle service to the Radisson metro station, green line (users from the Mascouche, Terrebonne and Repentigny stations)
  • Improvement of the STM bus service to the metro green line (users from the Pointe-aux-Trembles and Saint-Michel/Montréal-Nord stations)

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Mascouche/Terrebonne areas

Mascouche train line

Preferred route – Rush hours (weekdays)

  1. Line 30 exo from the Terrebonne terminal to the Radisson station (±30 min)
    or line 140 exo from Lachenaie to the Radisson station (±60 min)
    or exo bus shuttle 501 from the Terrebonne station to the Radisson station (±35 min)
    or exo bus shuttle 500 from the Mascouche station to the Radisson station (±45 min)
  2. Metro STM from the Radisson station to the Bonaventure station (±30 min)

Alternative routes

  1. Train line exo5 Mascouche from the Mascouche station to the Sauvé station (±45 min)
  2. Walk to the Sauvé metro station STM (5-7 min)
  3. Metro STM from the Sauvé station to the Bonaventure station (±20 min)

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

Mascouche train line 9

Or train line exo5 Mascouche from the Mascouche station to the Central Station (±1 h 50 min)

  • 3 departures during the morning and evening rush hours
  • Commissioning January 6, 2020

During the first half of 2020, work will be performed to improve rail infrastructure between the Ahuntsic station and Central Station in order to facilitate rail traffic. Consequently, a 15-minute delay should be expected, increasing the total transit time between the Mascouche station and Central Station to 1 hour and 50 minutes. Once the work completed, the transit time between Mascouche and downtown Montréal will be 1 hour and 35 minutes.

Repentigny/L’Assomption areas

Mascouche train line 2

Preferred route – Rush hours (weekdays)

  1. Line 100 exo from L’Assomption (Saint-Gérard-Majella) to the Radisson station (±1 h 10 min)
    or line 300 exo from Repentigny to the Radisson station (±30 min)
    or line 400 exo from L’Assomption station to the Radisson station (±30 min)
    or exo bus shuttle 502 from Repentigny to the Radisson station (±35 min)
  2. Metro exo from the Radisson station to the Bonaventure station (±30 min)

Alternatives routes

  1. Train line exo5 Mascouche from the Repentigny station to the Sauvé station (±35 min)
  2. Walk to the Sauvé metro station STM (5-7 min)
  3. Metro STM from the Sauvé station to the Bonaventure station (±20 min)

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

Or train line exo5 Mascouche from the Repentigny station to the Central Station (±1 h 35 min)

  • 3 departures during the morning and evening rush hours
  • Commissioning January 6, 2020

During the first half of 2020, work will be performed to improve rail infrastructure between the Ahuntsic station and Central Station in order to facilitate rail traffic. Consequently, a 15-minute delay should be expected, increasing the total transit time between the Repentigny station and Central Station to 1 hour and 35 minutes. Once the work completed, the transit time between Repentigny and downtown Montréal will be 1 hour and 20 minutes.

Montreal’s east end

Mascouche train line 3

Preferred route – Rush hours (weekdays)

Pointe-aux-Trembles station

  • Line 410 STM – Express Notre-Dame to downtown
  • Line 430 STM – Express Pointe-aux-Trembles to downtown
  • Line 486 STM – Express Sherbrooke to the Honoré-Beaugrand station

Rivière-des-Prairies station

  • Line 449 STM – Express Rivière-des-Prairies to the Radisson station

Saint-Léonard/Montréal-Nord station

  • Line 432 STM – Express Lacordaire to the Cadillac station

Saint-Michel/Montréal-Nord station

  • Line 139 STM – Pie-IX and Line 439 Express Pie-IX to the Pie-IX station

Please note that major detours are planned northbound on lines 139 and 439 due to work related with the Pie-IX BRT (except from January to March as work will be suspended during winter)

Ahuntsic station

  • Line 31 STM – Saint-Denis southbound to the Rosemont station (option for mobility-impaired users)
  • Line 121 STM – Sauvé to the Côte-Vertu station
    • Addition of 9 departures during the morning rush hours and 7 during the evening rush hours

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

Or train line exo5 Mascouche from the Repentigny station to the Central Station (±1 h 05-1 h 25 min)

  • 3 departures during the morning and evening rush hours
  • Commissioning January 6, 2020

During the first half of 2020, work will be performed to improve rail infrastructure between the Ahuntsic station and Central Station in order to facilitate rail traffic. Consequently, a 15-minute delay should be expected, increasing the total transit time between the Pointe-aux-Trembles to Sauvé stations to Central Station to 1 hour and 5 minutes – 1 hour and 25 minutes. Once the work completed, the transit time between those stations and downtown Montréal will be 55 to 70 minutes.

Fare measures – Mascouche line (exo5)

Mascouche train line 4

A reduction of up to 30% on current TRAIN and TRAM monthly fares is offered to users who live in the eligible territory of the Mascouche line, in the predetermined geographical area.

To benefit from the fare measure, users may register using one of the two following ways.

Online (as of October 23, 2019)

  • An online form has to be completed.
  • A proof of residence (e.g. bill from a phone or electricity provider, bank statement) containing the first name, last name and full address must be provided.
  • A new OPUS card is sent by mail.
  • Upon receiving the new OPUS card, it is possible to charge the monthly transit fare on the card at authorized locations as of the 20th (e.g. as of December 20, 2019, for the January 2020 transit fare).

At a ticket office (as of November 11, 2019)

  • It is also possible to go to a ticket office with a proof of residence (e.g. bill from a phone or electricity provider, bank statement) containing the first name, last name and full address.
  • Upon confirmation of eligibility, an OPUS card is given on-site. The discounted monthly transit fare can be charged on the card as of the 20th (e.g. as of December 20, 2019, for the January 2020 transit fare).

OPUS+ and OPUS+ entreprise subscribers

Users who live in the eligible territory will benefit from the reduction automatically.

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