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Tour 2: LONGUEUIL: Transition from the BRT to the LRT – Champlain Bridge

Date:                                  Thursday 18  May 2017 at 3:30 p.m. in Montréal
Start:                                   Thursday 18 May 2017 at 7:00 p.m. in Montréal
Number of participants:     10 to 40 persons

The Champlain Bridge’s reserved lane is a critical public transit corridor. In the course of this activity, users will learn to appreciate the importance of this public transportation artery, while gaining an understanding of the reserved lane’s operational complexity, and they will also visit three terminals.



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The Champlain Bridge’s reserved lane is a critical public transit corridor for the Greater Montreal area. Introduced as a temporary measure in 1978, it now allows close to 400 buses and over 20,000 users during morning and evening rush hours to access downtown Montreal from the urban agglomeration of Longueuil and to return home in a timely and secure manner. Over the years, continual infrastructure improvements and the increasing popularity of the services offered have transformed this public transportation corridor into an actual BRT system.


Today, given the high volume of passenger trips within the corridor, daily operations represent significant challenges, especially in view of the transformation taking place in the surrounding cities and neighbourhoods. Over the next few years, if all the conditions for success are met, this public transit corridor will be integrated into a new electrified light rail system or LRT, which will include more than 24 stations over a distance of 67 km and which will offer service 20 hours a day, 7 days a week. This integrated network will be the third largest automated transportation network in the world, after Dubai and Vancouver. We are therefore on the threshold of some major public transportation changes in the greater Montreal region.


As one of the main users of this reserved lane, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) has been delegated by the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) to ensure its management.


Réseau de transport de Longueuil: http://www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/

Agence métropolitaine de transport: https://www.amt.qc.ca/fr

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Thursday, May 18, 2017

3:30 p.m.

Departure on foot from the Palais des congrès towards the terminals. A distance of approximately 1 km.


Welcome and presentation of the RTL and of the AMT


Tour of the Downtown terminal


Tour of the Mansfield terminal


A short bus ride along the Champlain Bridge’s reserved lane followed by a visit of the site in question.


Tour of the Panama terminal


Question period and exchange of ideas

6:30 p.m.

Return trip to Montreal (by bus or metro)