STM - Society in motion
Bins and trash cans will soon be on the move beacause of our own waste management plan throughout the métro network! Over the coming weeks, the 1 600 wall-mounted trash cans and 245 paper collection bins will be gradually removed from the platforms throughout the métro network. They will be replaced by 336 “islands” featuring two sections, one for trash and the other for the collection of recyclable materials – plastic, glass, metal, newspapers, cardboard – that will share space primarily in the entrances and on the mezzanines of the métro stations. In the short term, the objective of this major change is to cut the quantity of trash in half and double the quantity of recycled materials. In the long term, we would like to ensure that there is as little trash as possible and more recyclable materials. A benchmarking study in other transit companies and an examination of international standards revealed that placing collection bins and trash cans on the upper level of stations makes it easier to manage the pick-up of trash and recyclable items as well as safety on the platforms.
The project will also have a major impact on the habits of transit users, and nothing will be left to chance in relation to awareness, information and signage to guide them through the transition period. Directional signage, among other things, should ease the way for clients enabling them to quickly establish a routine and easily find the proper containers into which to throw their trash and recyclable materials.
You walk over to the bus shelter and an electronic screen displays the arrival time of the next bus in real time. You’re in the know.
Along reserved lanes, a priority signal at traffic lights allows bus drivers to pull ahead of motorists to re-enter road traffic. Drivers and passengers save time.
You leave the office and want to know if your bus is on time? Find out through your smart phone, SMS messaging or our website. Stay informed in real time.
A bus driver receives a message from central control directing him to help out a driver running behind schedule. Radiocommunications are efficient and the driver knows he will soon have backup.
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That is the audio and visual message displayed inside the bus thanks to new electronic screens. In the evening, or when it is dark, you know where you are.
These are some of the situations both drivers and transit users will be experiencing with the iBus system in 2014.
No need to wait, after midnight, there’s a night bus !
First introduced in 1988 and consisting of 20 bus routes, our nighttime network was redesigned to meet the current needs of night workers and young transit users.
Affordable, fast and safe, 23 bus routes criss-cross the city from east to west, north to south, seven nights a week.
Upgrading our nighttime service means:
- Three new bus routes
- Better frequency of service
- Fewer transfers
- Improvements to nine bus routes
It also means an additional 43,000 hours of service a year, a 73% increase over last year.
This is the second step in the STM’s overhaul of bus services, following the introduction of the 10 minutes max network last year.
Ideal for night workers, festival-goers and night owls alike.
For more information, At night, are you 350?
“After midnight, the night network”
Day and night, the STM works for you.
One example? Our night bus network. For the longest time, it was basically used to take our drivers to the depot, where they picked up their buses to start their routes. But in the past few years, the night network has been used more and more by night workers and night owls alike. Over the past few months, the STM has been putting all its efforts into improving the night network. We consider it very important. What have we done? There used to be 20 night routes, and now we’ll have 23. We made improvements to the itinerary of nine routes. And we also increased the frequency on 10 of them. For example, on René-Lévesque, buses will go by at 15-minute intervals. Sure, it isn’t “10 minutes max,” but you have to admit, every 15 minutes in the middle of the night can come in pretty handy. Overall, we’ve improved night service by 75%, and it’s available seven days a week.
Join the society in motion. Take a night bus after midnight. And good night!
One year after its introduction, there is no denying the success of the 747 Express bus. More than a million clients have taken this direct link between downtown Montréal and Montréal-Trudeau airport. The least that can be said is that this line is definitely fulfilling its mandate of improving service at the Dorval hub and meeting airport needs.
The buses, sporting a blue chevron with a pictogram of an airplane, and equipped with three luggage racks that can hold at least 17 standard suitcases and 17 cabin bags, provide a weekday average (high season) of 3 500 trips per day!
In service seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, the 747 has everything to please travellers, clients and employees alike.
The public transit reflex is taking hold, and it’s green!
The 747 Express bus in brief
- Route: nine stops in each direction, including connections with the Lionel-Groulx métro station, Central Station, the Berri-UQAM métro station and the Gare d’autocars de Montréal (central bus terminus) as well as stops near several downtown hotels and tourist attractions
- Increased frequency: buses running approximately every 12 minutes for most of the day and every hour between 2:00 and 5:00 a.m.
- Fare: passengers can pay $8 in cash aboard the bus, which gives them access to the métro and bus network for 24 consecutive hours. Holders of a regular or reduced-fare monthly or weekly CAM as well as a 1-day or 3-day fare card can take advantage of this service at no additional cost. The monthly TRAM for zones 1 to 8 also covers use of this service.
To find out more: Stop listing