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The Express 467, a taste of tomorrow’s transit October 4, 2010 

Major projects

Two new service improvements on the Express 467 will make life easier for clients by cutting down on their commuting time.

Since August, 50 buses on that route’ve been equipped with a “transit info system” and enjoy priority measures at traffic lights. While the system verbally announces and displays the next planned stops on electronic screens, driver and passengers can enjoy the advantages of priority measures at traffic lights.

The 467’s limited number of stops already lowers travel times by 10%, so imagine what can be done with an automated system that extends a green light or activates a signal giving buses a head start over cars !

Combining reserved lanes and priority traffic signals will save 20, even 30% more time for transit users. With priority traffic lights at 39 intersections and 50 articulated buses equipped with the priority detection and bus stop announcement system, the Express 467 gives passengers an idea of what they can expect from public transit in coming years.

Share your experience with us.: http://www.stm.info/English/info/a-467sondage.htm

Video verbatim

Denis Soucy, Superintendent, Service Delivery, STM

The 467 project is a showcase project that will help us transition towards tomorrow’s transit service.

Client

I really like the new buses because they are really pleasant to travel in, there’s less noise, more room and easier to access.

Denis Soucy, Superintendent, Service Delivery, STM

We implemented a number of measures. Let me tell you about the reserved lanes. In the morning, the reserved lane is southbound, and in the afternoon, it is northbound.

Client

It’s faster in the morning.

Denis Soucy, Superintendent, Service Delivery, STM

We also adopted bus priority measures. The bus is equipped with a GPS, and when it stops at a traffic light, two or three passengers can board. As soon as the doors close, the bus is given the priority by the traffic light control box.

Daniel Fiset, bus driver, STM

For bus drivers who have to constantly rejoin the flow of traffic, I think priority lights are an advantage. I also think that, now, motorists are less aggressive, that there is less conflict. They have to give way and I don’t think they mind that much.

Denis Soucy, Superintendent, Service Delivery, STM

Also, one of the needs expressed by transit users in the past was having the name of the next stop called out. There are now two screens inside, with LED lights, and we announce the next stop both visually and orally.

Voix de femme

« Prochain arrêt : Station de métro Saint-Michel »

Client

This way, everybody can hear it well.

Cliente

This is useful for people with a visual impairment, or handicap.

Denis Soucy, Superintendent, Service Delivery, STM

We also worked closely with representatives of the disabled community, and with people who were either visually or hearing impaired.

Cliente

It’s really interesting to be able to see what the next stop is, but I find that hearing it is a bit much.

Client

I can see this is a good thing, because it’s a big help for people who don’t know where to exit the bus. Yes, it’s a big help.

Denis Soucy, Superintendent, Service Delivery, STM

So please, I’m calling upon everyone. Log onto our website, and answer the survey for the 467 bus route that is currently online. We want your feedback, because it will help us go forward with our Society in Motion.

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5 COMMENTAIRES

  1. sach

    LES ANNONCES AUTOMATISÉES DEVRAIT ETRE MIS SUR LES LIGNES EXPRESS SEULEMENT. IMAGINEZ METTRE CEUX-CI SUR LES LIGNES RÉGULIÈRES ÇA DEVIENDRAIT IRRITANT À LA LONGUE CAR LES ARRÊTS SONT TROP PROCHES POUR LES LIGNES EXPRESS CE N’EST PAS LE CAS.
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  2. Jean B.

    Monsieur Soucy, le mot « arrêt » et masculin pourquoi dites-vous « les prochaines arrêts » ? Y a-t-il quelqu’un qui révise ces messages ? Vraiment !
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  3. Autobus articule

    Bon finalement, les autobus articules, comme en Pologne, plus confortables et plus spacieux.

    Mateusz.
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  4. Anonymous

    Le feu vert prioritaire est en fonction dans certaines villes européennes depuis plus d’une vingtaine d’années. C’est une excellente invention qui aide beaucoup. L’annonce des stations est également louable car on prend des fois une ligne d’autobus qu’on ne connait pas et on ne sait pas où descendre. Si ce prototype se répand, cela va être génial.
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  5. alex

    d’accord avec la fille, la voix est de trop comme le essai du métro ”nous fermons les portes” tout le monde trouve ca agressant surtout sur de long trajet

    -POUR l’affichage -CONTRE la voix
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