RTL is ready for the new school year! Changes and additions to bus service to take effect August 22
Longueuil, August 19, 2022 - With the new school year just around the corner, the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is making changes to its schedule effective Monday, August 22, 2022.
- Departures will be added during peak hours and schedules changed on several lines across the territory, while other lines will be reintroduced.
- Among the mitigation measures announced as part of the Louis-Hippolyte La Fontaine Bridge–Tunnel construction project, an extra departure will be added to line 61 at 6:32 a.m. from the Radisson metro station. Users will recall that line 461 was introduced to link the Mortagne park-and-ride lot, the Touraine parking lot, and the Radisson terminal in Montréal, while the Mortagne park-and-ride lot in Boucherville was expanded, and the brand new Touraine parking lot was opened in December 2021.
- Thanks to an agreement between the RTL and exo, with the collaboration of the ARTM, the RTL à la demande service has been improved to better serve certain areas. It will be extended to the Trinité neighbourhood of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville and to rue Antoine-Forestier in Carignan and rue Principale in Saint-Basile-le-Grand.
- Line 120 has also been improved; serving the Mortagne park-and-ride lot and the Longueuil terminal, it will be back in service during the morning and afternoon rush hours with a new route that extends into the industrial park (rue Fernand-Lafontaine).
- Integrated school lines 539, 605, 640, 660, 670 and 678 will resume service throughout the Agglomération.
- Lines 29, 76 and 88 will now be wheelchair accessible at all times.
- Certain lines are back in service: 31 (new route, RST section in Brossard and boul. Saint-Laurent), 46 (RST section in Brossard) and 120 (Lalande and Mortagne parking lot).
- In summary, the changes will affect regular lines 8, 13, 15, 29, 31, 35, 44, 45, 46, 61, 76, 78, 88, 120, 128, 132, 199, 298, 410 and 417. Furthermore, the T20 shared taxi line will now use boulevard Cousineau at all times.
The RTL encourages users to consult the maps and schedules for all its lines using the search tool on its website or the Chrono, Google or Transit mobile apps.
Paratransit users can still rely on their usual service and book their trips by calling 450-670-2992.
“Needs change—and we need to evolve right along with them! The RTL is hard at work to make sure the new school years gets off on the right foot. With the reopening of offices and more people heading back to downtown Montréal, the RTL is adapting its service to its users’ new travel habits. It’s also improving schedules and routes to make traveling within the Agglomération easier, in response to a growing demand from users.”
– Geneviève Héon, Chair of the RTL Board of Directors
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.