If you woke up to a snow-covered day in 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 “challenging” road conditions.
The STM says “delays may occur” and urges travellers to plan ahead and give extra time for trips.
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The STM urges travellers to track buses in real-time through its website.
[Winter is here!] 🚌⚠️🙏 Our buses are on the road, but the road conditions are particularly challenging, so our drivers adapt their driving to get you safely to your destination. However, delays may occur. Plan more time for your trips. pic.twitter.com/JOtS0hBNvT
— STM (@stminfo) February 7, 2020
The transit network offers tips for getting around easier during winter storms:
- Carefully plan your route. If you do not know which bus lines serve your neighbourhood, go to the trip planning tools and enter your address.
- Look up the status of transit service. If you have limited mobility or if you get around in a wheelchair, read STM’s website’s section on the accessibility of our transit system.
- Check the next bus arrival for your bus line: 5 ways of getting bus schedules.
- 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.
- Purchase your transit fare in advance at any one of 300 points of sale. Not sure which fare card to buy? Find out about them all here.