Montreal bus rapid transit

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Rendering of the planned busways
Parent Société de transport de Montréal (STM)
Founded 2022
Locale Montreal, Laval
Service type Bus rapid transit
Routes 2 (planned)
Stations 17 (planned)
Daily ridership 70,000 (projected)
Operator STM
Website [1]

Montreal Bus Rapid Transit is a planned bus rapid transit network in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. It is to operate starting 2022 on Pie-IX Boulevard.

Pie-IX BRT line[edit]

2022 future service[edit]

Service is project to be restored by 2022,[citation needed] with two dedicated lanes in the middle of the street and 24-hour service.[1][2] 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.[3] The new service will extend into Laval, and is projected to cost $300 million CDN, as of 2010.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

List of 2022 revised system BRT stations[edit]

As originally envisioned, the BRT route would extend from Henri Bourassa Boulevard to René Lévesque Boulevard.[7]

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)
  • d'Amos
  • Castille
  • Fleury / Forest
  • 56e Rue / Gare Montréal-Nord — intermodal station with Mascouche commuter rail line.
  • 47e Rue
  • 39e Rue
  • Robert
  • Jarry
  • Jean-Talon — intermodal station with projected future Line 5 Blue Montreal Metro station
  • Belanger
  • Beaubien
  • Rosemont
  • Laurier
  • Mont Royal
  • Métro Pie-IX
  • Ontario
  • Sainte Catherine
  • Notre-Dame

Replacement with LRT[edit]

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[edit]

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.[7]


  1. ^ CTV Montreal, "Reserved bus lane coming to Pie-IX Boulevard", Thu Dec. 17 2009 7:07:00 PM
  3. ^ (French) La Presse (Montreal), "Voie réservée sur Pie-IX: 154 millions pour faire rouler les autobus", Bruno Bisson, 23 octobre 2009 à 06h43
  4. ^ (French) 24H (Montreal), "Le Service rapide par bus du boulevard Pie-IX coûterait 305 M $", QMI, 18/09/2010 10h42
  5. ^ The Gazette (Montreal), "Reserved bus lanes from Laval to Montreal to cost $305M", René Bruemmer, Monday, September 20, 2010
  6. ^ (French) Metro (Montreal), "Disparition des derniers vestiges de la voie réservée sur Pie-IX", Jennifer Guthrie, 03 août 2010 21:49
  7. ^ a b McGill University, "Bus Rapid Transit: Montreal's Plan", Julie Bachand & Julie Lafrance, 2010

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