UPDATED April 29, 2020 5 p.m. | As announced, Québec is reopening construction, consequently the REM work requiring the closure of the Mount Royal tunnel is restarting May 11. Mitigation measures will begin rolling out May 11. Users of the exo6 Deux-Montagnes line will be able to count on new shuttle busses, a new temporary bus platform, and three more reserved bus lanes on the Montréal leg of the network.

Specific Covid-19 measures

You will find all of the STL’s Covid-19-related measures on our Covid-19: What you need to know webpage. As for measures that are more REM-specific, go to the Mobility Montréal website.

Preferred route from March 2020 – Weekdays



1. Exo rail shuttle from the Sainte-Dorothée or Île-Bigras station to the Bois-Franc station (±15 min)
2. Shuttle 964* STM – Trainbus Bois-Franc/Côte-Vertu (±15 min) (See reverse side for more details)
3. Metro STM from the Côte-Vertu station to the Bonaventure station (±25 min)



SHUTTLE 964 – Trainbus Bois-Franc/Côte-Vertu

  • Service on weekdays from 5:30 a.m. to 12:45 a.m.
  • Travel time of about 15 minutes
  • Route synchronized with the departures and arrivals of the rail shuttle
  • Use of reserved lanes on rue Grenet during rush hours
  • Service with transit priority signals on rue Grenet
  • New platform at the Bois-Franc station to pick-up passengers with 3 buses at a time, through all doors
Service maintained – Off-Peak and weekends
  • Line 26 STL from the Sainte-Dorothée station to the Montmorency terminal2 (±30 min)
  • Line 903 STL from the Sainte-Dorothée station to the Montmorency terminal2 (±50 min)
  • Shared taxibus line T26 with a transfer to line 26 STL (±35 min)
  • +30 minutes between the Montmorency and Bonaventure stations

Notice : The orange line is very busy between the Montmorency and Berri-UQAM stations. Users are encouraged to choose another route.

Consult the Mobility Montréal website for all the mitigation measures put in place to plan your trips for the closure of the Mount Royal Tunnel as of March 2020.

Tariff measures for the exo6 Deux-Montagnes line

Rail shuttle

The rail shuttle between Deux-Montagnes and Bois-Franc stations, as well as the shuttle between Bois-Franc station and Côte-Vertu station, will be free until the REM is put into service. No registration is required to board these shuttles.

Do you have the right ticket?

Despite the postponement of the implementation of mitigation measures to March 30, 2020 as part of the construction of the Metropolitan Express Network (REM), the tariff offers announced on September 9, 2019 are maintained and improved.

Consult the following table or visit the Mobility Montreal website to learn more about the main scenarios:

Côte-Vertu terminal

Minor platform change

UPDATE – The relocation of the boarding and dropoff platforms at the Côte-Vertu station for buses 144, 151, 313 and 902 will come into effect at the same time as the REM mitigation measures, i.e. May 11.

To promote traffic flow around the Côte-Vertu station, which could be affected by the mitigation measures in place to offset the REM (Réseau express métropolitain) construction work, we will be relocating the boarding and dropoff platforms for buses 144, 151, 313 and 902. Boarding will be at the bus-shelter-covered platform on Édouard-Laurin boulevard, while dropoff will move to Gohier street, west of the current platform.

What is REM?

The REM is an electric train project that will be deployed on four lines in the metropolitan area: downtown Montreal, South Shore, North Shore, West Island and the airport. It will be integrated with public transportation networks to ensure travel adapted to your daily life. For more details: