STM to install over 220 touchless hand sanitizers at station entrances

Apr 23 2020, 6:39 am

As the STM (Société de transport de Montréal) prepares for a gradual recovery of activities, the company announced it will be installing 224 hand sanitizer dispensers for riders at metro station entrances.

The touchless dispensers will be installed in all 126 entrance buildings and 50 public access points. The first 125 machines will be installed by May 1 with the remaining set to be put in place by mid-May

They will remain at the stations for “at least” three months, according to the transit company.

STM teams will ensure daily cleaning and refilling of the dispensers.

“The STM wishes to remind the public that this is an additional preventive measure that does not replace existing public health rules, including physical distancing, coughing into the elbow, and frequent hand washing. Riders are also advised not to use public transportation if they think they may have COVID-19,” the company said in a release.

The STM also said it is meeting with its partners in business and public health to set forth measures it will be taking to “better prepare” customers sharing space on its bus, metro, and paratransit networks in the post-lockdown period.