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An unlimited access to downtown Montreal even after the opening of the REM


It is known, in the following weeks, the new Samuel-de-Champlain bridge will accommodate many car drivers, buses and any other vehicle. It is planned that a temporary reserved lane will be a dedicated bus lane until the opening of the Réseau Express Métropolitain (REM). For a limited, all of our buses will be passing on the new bridge.

What will happen once the REM is officially in service?

An agreement between the Government of Quebec, CDPQ Infra (Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec) and the ARTM (Regional Metropolitan Transportation Authority), will frame the drawdown of the buses of transport companies and Exo from certain services, to the REM. For this
purpose, constant communications are planned to inform our passengers of these

What about Transdev Limocar ?

It is agreed that the interurban bus operators will be allowed to circulate on the new Samuel-de-Champlain bridge. In doing so, Transdev Limocar will keep going downtown Montreal, even after the REM is officially launched. Reassuring news for our faithful passengers!

« We are happy to confirm to our customers that Transdev Limocar’s buses will keep going downtown Montreal. We had not received contrary communications to that. However, we still wanted to share this information which will be beneficial for the passengers and which will reassure them in their choice to use Limocar to make their commute between Sherbrooke, Bromont and Montreal.», said Guy Beauchesne, Transdev Limocar’s director.

As of now, there is no precise opening date for the new bridge and the new REM service. However, we will keep our customers up to date with the upcoming changes.

About Transdev:

As an operator and integrator of global mobility, we strive, every day, to help our passengers travel more freely. We are proud to help 11 million people travel daily in 20 different countries. We support them with transport services that are efficient, yet simple and respectful of the environment, helping our passengers connect with their communities and other people. Our approach anchors itself in a sustainable collaboration with the communities and businesses as well as with constant research for better, safer and more innovative means of mobility.


Marie-Céline Bourgault
Directrice communications et affaires publiques

Tél. : 514 788-7799
Cel. : 514 261-6333