The STM warning of service delays due to bad weather conditions

Jan 8 2019, 1:27 pm

If you woke up to a snow-covered (and windy) Montreal, you’re not the only one dreading how to get to and from work today — the STM is too.

Montreal’s public transit network, the Société de transport de Montréal, has issued a notice to its customers to expect bus delays due to bad weather conditions.

“Considerable amount of snow is expected,” says the STM’s website. “Plan your trips before leaving home and be careful when traveling.”

The STM urges travellers to track buses in real time through its website.

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“Buses are subjected to the same difficulties on the road as motorists. Fender benders, blocked streets and slippery roads can disrupt their drive as well,” reads the STM website.

“Under these conditions, we make every effort to ensure service as planned, despite the bad weather. During a storm, we choose regularity and safety.”

The transit network offers tips for getting around easier during winter storms:

  1. Carefully plan your route. If you do not know which bus lines serve your neighbourhood, go to our trip planning tools and enter your address.
  2. Look up the status of transit service. If you have limited mobility or if you get around in a wheelchair, read our website’s section on the accessibility of our transit system.
  3. Check the next bus arrival for your bus line: 5 ways of getting bus schedules.
  4. Allow for more time. Buses must also deal with snow, traffic jams, fender benders and slippery roads. Heavier ridership levels can also slow down the boarding process at bus stops and métro stations.
  5. Purchase your transit fare in advance at any one of our 300 points of sale. Not sure which fare card to buy? Find out about them all here.

Safe travels, Montreal.

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