Public transit throughout Montreal is now more expensive.
The ARTM, which oversees public transit in Montreal, Longueuil, Laval and commuter trains and buses in the region — announced in May that its fares would be going up as of July 1, 2019.
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A single STM ticket now costs $3.50 over the usual $3.25 and a regular monthly pass will increase from $85 to $86.50.
On average, public transit fares will cost commuters 2% more, though Montrealers know that extra quarter makes a big difference.
The 25¢ increase for a single STM ticket represents a 7.7% increase.
This is the first time fares have been increased across the city’s transit network since the beginning of 2015.
Fares in Laval and Longueuil have not been increased since 2012, according to the ARTM.
[Fares indexation] 🚇🚌📣 Following the @artm_quebec decision in regard to public transit rate adjustments, we invite our clientele to take notice of the changes that apply to our network starting today ⏩ https://t.co/q3YoF2Gm7x pic.twitter.com/GcAQeRxP16
— STM (@stminfo) July 1, 2019
Reduced fares for students, children and people over 65 have stayed the same.
A full list of new pricing can be found on the STM website.