Arrival of the REM: Longueuil redesigns its public transit network
The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) presents a new route for its network, revised to better accommodate the into service on the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) this spring.
In addition to better meeting the needs of the citizens of Longueuil, Brossard, Boucherville, Saint-Lambert and Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville – who were able to express themselves on this project during public consultations – the modifications will allow a better connection to the REM, between the cities of the agglomeration, as well as more flexibility for users, the RTL said in a press release on Thursday.
The network will notably include 29 bus lines connected to the three REM stations in Brossard. More than 1,400 daily trips will be made to or from the REM. The RTL also indicates that 27 routes, including 5 new lines, have been redesigned or added, and that more than 2,100 bus stops have been modified as part of these revisions.
“When the announcement of the deployment of the Rive-Sud branch of the REM, the RTL decided to carry out the most significant overhaul of its network in the last 30 years so that it corresponds to the new lifestyles of citizens, it extends over the entire territory, that it is rooted in the heart of the communities and finally that it can connect to the three REM stations in Brossard”, reacts the president of the board of directors of the RTL, Geneviève Héon .
Many tools aimed at informing citizens about all of these changes are available on the RTL website. An information campaign will also be deployed on March 13, online and in the field, to better prepare users for this transition.
Meetings in each city of the Longueuil agglomeration are on the program, underlines the RTL.
The RTL affirms that these linking operations with the REM constitute a first step and that “this renewed network will continue its development gradually with the objective of offering a service that mirrors the needs expressed by citizens of the Longueuil agglomeration”.