Longueuil, June 11, 2020 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) wishes to inform users of changes to its service scheduled to take effect on June 22.
A reduced schedule will remain in place due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and to the drop in ridership. However, adjustments will be made to accommodate the gradual reopening in the Agglomération de Longueuil and increased travel to Montréal. The RTL will monitor the situation closely over the next few weeks, adjusting its service as best possible in response to users’ needs, ridership, and the reopening of certain sectors.
The following lines will be in service: 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20 , 21, 22, 23, 25, 28, 29, 32, 35, 39, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 47, 49, 50, 54, 60, 61, 71, 73, 74, 75, 76, 77, 80, 81, 83, 84, 88, 90, 91, 92, 98, 99, 123, 132, 161, 170, 410, 417, T-20, T-21, T-22, T-48, T-77, T-89, T-92, T-93.
The following lines will not be in service: 2, 9, 30, 31, 33, 34, 37, 38, 46, 55, 59, 78, 82, 85, 86, 87, 106, 115, 120, 125, 128, 135, 142, 144, 150, 180, 185, 192, 199, T-18, T-19, T-23, T-90, T-94.
To better meet the current needs of our users, service will be increased on lines 1, 3, 4, 8, 16, 19, 20, 21, 25, 28, 73, 77, 83, 88, 123, T20 and T77. Lines 10 and 17, which will run on weekends only, will also be replaced by lines 410 and 417 from Monday to Friday.
“This is an unprecedented situation that has forced everyone to adapt. We will continue to listen to our users, and we’re confident that we’ll be able to provide them and our employees with safe and efficient transit service,” said Jonathan Tabarah, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
Measures following the reopening
The gradual lifting of restrictions means that the number of passengers on buses will no longer be limited, and two users will now be permitted in the shared taxis. As a result, it may be difficult to maintain appropriate physical distancing, which is why the RTL strongly recommends wearing a mask when using public transit, as suggested by the public health authorities. To encourage this practice, the RTL has begun distributing some 20,000 masks to its users. It is also important to remember that people with symptoms such as cough and fever must refrain from taking public transit. Visit the RTL website at https://www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/en-CA/news/alert/2020/covid-19-coronavirus-monitoring-the-situation/ for the measures put in place during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Paratransit users can continue to travel with their personal attendant, and our drivers are still providing assistance to users of the door-to-door service. The number of passengers on board vehicles may increase depending on demand. In conjunction with its suppliers, Transdev, Chartrand Inc., Radio Taxi Union and Allo Taxi, the RTL will enforce proper hygiene measures and monitor the situation closely in order to protect everyone involved.
Note that paper schedules will not be available. For information about the schedule and route changes, see the public notices on the RTL website at https://www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/en-CA/news/public-notice/. To better plan your trips, we encourage you to follow our Twitter feed (@RTL_Info) or subscribe to Chrono notifications. For more information about the Chrono app, visit www.rtl-longueuil.qc.ca/en-CA/services/chrono/.
About the RTL
The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is the main transit provider for individuals within the five cities that comprise the Agglomération de Longueuil.
The third-largest public transit organization in Québec, the RTL operates a network of 793 kilometres. With some 1,100 employees, the RTL is a major employer that contributes to the economic vitality of the region.
Ever receptive to its users, the RTL plays a key role in the lives of the people and the communities it serves by providing solutions that are efficient, innovative, and adapted to the evolving needs
of its clientele. Improving quality of life for the citizens of the Agglomération de Longueuil is a top priority for the RTL.