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Good news for West Island residents: new Express bus lines will make your commute easier.
Effective April 2, four new bus lines will provide direct service, from Monday to Friday, between West Island areas and the métro.
Bus lines 405 – Express Bord-du-Lac, 425 – Express Anse-à-l’Orme and 485 – Express Antoine-Faucon will be heading to Lionel-Groulx métro station whereas the 475 – Express Dollard-des-Ormeaux will link the new Dollard-des-Ormeaux Civic Centre Park and Ride lot of 200 spaces to Côte-Vertu métro. The STM is considering opening other parking locations close to Fairview terminus and in Pierrefonds by next fall.
These new lines that will benefit from reserved lane access during the year are part of measures set forth by the STM to alleviate traffic congestion around the Turcot Interchange.
Detailed description of bus lines
• The 405 bus line will travel in both directions to MacDonald Campus every 20 minutes from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
• Kirkland residents will benefit from non-stop service to the métro with the 425 bus line. Bus intervals will vary between 20 to 30 minutes from 6 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the eastbound direction, and from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. heading west. Local 211 Bord-du-Lac customers will be able to choose between two lines either the Express line or the 211.
• The 485 bus line will provide Roxboro-Pierrefonds and Pointe-Claire residents with a direct link to Lionel-Groulx métro station. Bus intervals will vary between 20 to 30 minutes from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. in both directions. Service will however be supplemented to 10 minute intervals between Fairview terminus and the métro station from 6 a.m to 9 a.m. in the eastbound direction, and from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the westbound direction.
• The 475 bus line will head to Côte-Vertu métro every 15 minutes during morning and afternoon rush hours, from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. when going east, and from 3: 30 p.m. to 6: 30 p.m. when heading west.
The combined effect of these new Express lines and reserved lanes will result in time-saving gains of 10 minutes or more over normal travel time along Highway 20. Unlike motorists who face congested road conditions around the Turcot Interchange construction site, you will benefit from dependable travel times.