Montreal transportation, part 1
You haven’t had the true Montreal experience if you haven’t used the métro system. Yes, the metro system is indeed an integral part of the whole experience. Did you know that the métro system comprised of 68 stations along four lines. There’s the orange line (the longest of the four, from Côte-Vertu to Montmorency), the green line (from Angrignon to Honoré-Beaugrand), the blue line (from Snowdon to Saint-Michel) and last but not the least the yellow line (with just 3 stops, from Berri-UQAM to Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke). Other than the above-mentioned end-points of the four métro lines that are indicated with larger circles on the STM map, there are 2 key transit points, namely Jean-Talon and Lionel-Groulx, which are also indicated with larger circles on the map.
How to use the métro system? That’s easy as pie! Just remember that planning out your trip in advance will make your journey less stressful and more fruitful. All you have to do is make sure that you head in the right direction. There are plenty of signs on all métro stations that guide you in the right direction. Just keep a tab on the direction, that’s all you need to do!
So, did you know that as a student, you maybe eligible for discounted prices? For that, you need to get a special OPUS with your photo on it. How to get that? Just follow the instructions on the link below:
These discounted prices are great when you have to travel frequently. For others who don’t need to travel frequently, there’s the option of single-fare tickets that can be purchased at any metro station. A piece of advice! Did you know that the OPUS card (regular) costs about $6 and can be used for 4 years? Plus you end up having a smaller carbon footprint since you are using an OPUS card and avoiding the paper tickets! Also, if you buy tickets in bulk, such as the 10 tickets pack, you end saving on a lot of money. If you recharge your OPUS on a monthly basis, then remember to keep the receipts handy, as you could be eligible to apply for tax credit.
All set to go?! Have a safe trip
More information on the métro system and in general on STM can be obtained from the following links: