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COP15 in Montreal | Part of the city center will not be served by the STM in December



A large area will not be served by the Société de transport de Montréal (STM) during COP15, which will be held from December 7 to 19 in the metropolis. Users of the metropolitan transport network will thus have to reconcile with several detours and the closure of the Place-d’Armes metro station.

In view of the UN conference on biodiversity in Montreal, which will bring together several leaders from around the world, a security perimeter will be established in the borough of Ville-Marie, around the Palais des Congrès. Inevitably, the STM lines will be disrupted by security fences, starting next week.

As of next Monday, there will be no STM operations between René-Lévesque Boulevard and Notre-Dame Street, from Saint-Laurent Boulevard to Square-Victoria. Lines 55, 129, 361, 363 and 365 will be rerouted from November 14 to December 20, the STM said. Users will therefore have to adjust their course depending on closed stops.

The area that will not be served by the metropolitan transport network extends beyond the security perimeter of the Palais du Congrès to ensure “room for maneuver”, in order to “avoid hindering mobility and promote traffic vehicles,” explains Philippe Déry, spokesperson for the STM. Several detours are planned, but no line will be stopped, he specifies.


Area not served by the STM during COP15

For security reasons, the Place-d’Armes metro station, on the orange line, will also be inaccessible from 1er to December 20. The STM confirms that the metro will run “normally” on the orange line, without however dropping off passengers at the station under the Palais des Congrès.

The transport company assures that paratransit customers will still be able to travel along the curb and in the out-of-service zone. “There will be no impact in terms of reservations, underlines Philippe Déry. It is possible that the trips will take a little longer, but one thing is certain, we will be able to ensure the trips that are planned. »

Note that mobile applications such as Transit and Chrono will be updated continuously to monitor transport operations in real time.

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