Montreal bus rapid transit
Rendering of the planned busways
|Parent||Société de transport de Montréal (STM)|
|Service type||Bus rapid transit|
|Daily ridership||70,000 (projected)|
Pie-IX BRT line
2022 future service
Service is project to be restored by 2022, with two dedicated lanes in the middle of the street and 24-hour service. The service will be transferred from the MUCTC, which operated the BRT line until its suspension in 2002, to the AMT. The rebuilt line was originally projected to cost $150 million CDN. The new service will extend into Laval, and is projected to cost $300 million CDN, as of 2010. The portion in Laval will extend 5 kilometres (3.1 mi), and include parking lots. As the portion in Laval will operate on a grade separated expressway (the former trace of Autoroute 25, since moved to a new right-of-way further east) and have dedicated on-ramps and off-ramps. The system will extend from Autoroute 440 in Laval, all the way to Notre-Dame Street near the southern shore of Montreal Island against the Saint Lawrence River.
List of 2022 revised system BRT stations
At the issue of an early planning study made by Genivar/CIMA+ for the AMT, the planned line is to have the following stop.
- Montée Saint-François and 440 highway (Laval) (500 park-and-ride spots)
- Saint-Martin (Laval) (500 park-and-ride spots)
- de la Concorde (Laval)
- Fleury / Forest
- 56e Rue / Gare Montréal-Nord — intermodal station with Mascouche commuter rail line.
- 47e Rue
- 39e Rue
- Jean-Talon — intermodal station with Line 5 Blue Montreal Metro station
- Mont Royal
- Métro Pie-IX
- Sainte Catherine
Replacement with LRT
There are plans to replace the BRT with a true LRT tramline on the street using the shared right-of-way. A Montreal Metro line was also once planned to run underneath Pie-IX Boulevard, but this never came to fruition. At one time, a tram line ran on Pie-IX, prior to the establishment of regular bus service along the thoroughfare.
Henri Bourassa BRT line
There is a planned BRT line along Henri Bourassa Boulevard, running for 5 kilometres (3.1 mi), projected for operation in 2018. It would create two dedicated reserved lanes in the middle of the street, and operate 24 hours a day. The plan is projected to cost $25 million CDN as of 2010.
- CTV Montreal, "Reserved bus lane coming to Pie-IX Boulevard", Thu Dec. 17 2009 7:07:00 PM
- [dead link](in French) Montreal 2025, VOIE RÉSERVÉE SUR PIE-IX - MONTRÉAL LANCE LES TRAVAUX AU CARREFOUR HENRI-BOURASSA / PIE-IX Archived 2012-03-13 at the Wayback Machine., 11.02.10
- (in French) La Presse (Montreal), "Voie réservée sur Pie-IX: 154 millions pour faire rouler les autobus", Bruno Bisson, 23 octobre 2009 à 06h43
- (in French) 24H (Montreal), "Le Service rapide par bus du boulevard Pie-IX coûterait 305 M $", QMI, 18/09/2010 10h42
- The Gazette (Montreal), "Reserved bus lanes from Laval to Montreal to cost $305M", René Bruemmer, Monday, September 20, 2010
- (in French) Metro (Montreal), "Disparition des derniers vestiges de la voie réservée sur Pie-IX" Archived 2011-07-27 at the Wayback Machine., Jennifer Guthrie, 03 août 2010 21:49
- McGill University, "Bus Rapid Transit: Montreal's Plan" Archived 2011-08-31 at the Wayback Machine., Julie Bachand & Julie Lafrance, 2010
- STM 505 R-BUS Pie-IX route map and stop listing
- Innovative Service Design Among Bus Rapid Transit Systems In The Americas (PDF)