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All Of Montreal's Metro Codes Finally Unveiled

If you didn't know now you know.

Photo cred - Adrien Meunie

Ever wonder what the hell the numbers blaring over the STM intercom mean? Of course you have, we've all been there, and now you can finally understand what the hell they're talking about.

Certain codes are just widespread call outs, others are a bit more specific. For example, you may have a simple Code 60, or a Supervisor Code + Emergency Code + Station Code, basically a supervisor letting people know about a problem at a certain station.

E.g.: I am 132 900-01 code 134 = Line supervisor telling people there's been a police intervention at Atwater station. No stress if you don't get it now, all the codes are broken down below.

Note, though, that the source for these codes are a tad old, so some may have changed.

Know what's going down in the metro and learn the codes below:

Code 99

An urgent invitation to tell employees to call in to get more info on a current problem, stop current service, or get then relay a important message to riders.

The 60 Codes: Overtime

  • 60 = Open call to all employees/drivers if they are able to work overtime (next day)
  • 61 = Asking all employees/drivers to work overtime (same day) usually due to an emergency

The 900 Codes: Emergencies

Used to inform employees of a specific problem/emergency. 900 will start the announcement, followed by another number (1-13) that points to the specific problem, for example: 900-05 = fire warning. Here are the exact designations for 900 codes:

  • 01 = Police intervention
  • 02 = Someone getting into the tunnels
  • 03 = Bomb Threat
  • 04 = Attempt at extreme violence by someone in STM network
  • 05 = Fire
  • 06 = Power outage/blackout
  • 07 = Hazardous materials
  • 08 = Flooding
  • 09 = Demolition
  • 010 = Structural damage
  • 011 = Collision/derailment
  • 012 = Rider in distress
  • 013 = Needed medical assistance

Supervisor Codes

  • If you hear 430, 440, 432 or 442, it is a direct call/announcement by a supervisor in charge of health maintenance.
  • I you hear 131 or 132, it is a direct call/announcement by a superintendant of either line 1 or 2
  • These are often paired with specific station codes, calling out to employees of an exact station, more on that below.

Station Codes

Tacked on to the above, these codes point out a specific station. So you know if a code is referencing a specific spot, here are the station codes:

  • 118 = Angrignon
  • 120 = Monk
  • 122 = Jolicoeur
  • 124 = Verdun
  • 126 = De L'Église
  • 128 = Lasalle
  • 130 = Charlevoix
  • 132 = Lionel-Groulx
  • 134 = Atwater
  • 136 = Guy-Concordia
  • 138 = Peel
  • 140 = McGill
  • 142 = Place des Arts
  • 144 = Saint-Laurent
  • 146 = Berri / UQAM
  • 148 = Beaudry
  • 150 = Papineau
  • 152 = Frontenac
  • 154 = Prefontaine
  • 156 = Joliette
  • 158 = Pie-IX
  • 160 = Viau
  • 162 = L'Assomption
  • 164 = Cadillac
  • 166 = Langelier
  • 168 = Radisson
  • 170 = Honoré-Beaugrand
  • 222 = Côte-Vertu
  • 224 = From College
  • 228 = De La Savane
  • 230 = Namur
  • 232 = Plamondon
  • 234 = Côte Ste.Catherine
  • 236 = Snowdon
  • 238 = Villa Maria
  • 242 = Vendôme
  • 244 = Place Saint-Henri
  • 248 = Georges-Vanier
  • 250 = Lucien L'Allier
  • 252 = Bonaventure
  • 254 = Square-Victoria
  • 256 = Place d'Armes
  • 258 = Champs de Mars
  • 262 = Sherbrooke
  • 264 = Mount Royal
  • 266 = Laurier
  • 268 = Rosemont
  • 270 = Beaubien
  • 272 = Jean-Talon
  • 274 = Jarry
  • 276 = Cremazie
  • 278 = Sauvé
  • 280 = Henri-Bourassa
  • 452 = Jean-Drapeau
  • 454 = Longueuil
  • 534 = Côte-des-Neiges
  • 536 = University of Montreal
  • 538 = Édouard-Montpetit
  • 540 = Outremont
  • 542 = Canada
  • 544 = Park
  • 546 = De Castelnau
  • 552 = Fabre
  • 554 = D'Iberville
  • 556 = Saint-Michel

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MTL Blog writer Michael D'Alimonte completed his undergraduate degree at McGill University, where he read a lot of books and studied religions. After a brief attempt at vigilantism, Michael decided to enter the world of writing. A self-proclaimed nerd (and genius), Michael loves all things Whedon and Batman-related. Contrary to popular belief, he is impartial to long walks on the beach. On a side note, he once saw a bear in a forest. The bear was never seen again.

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