You've probably noticed that the bus service has been a little strange in Montreal lately.

Ever since the maintenance worker strike that happened 2 months ago, bus schedules haven't been the most reliable, many buses have stickers that say "99%" or "Bientot En Greve" (On strike soon), and the buses themselves are absolutely disgusting.

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Did they just stop cleaning the buses altogether?!

It's one thing when the bus is a little dirty at the end of the day because of inconsiderate passengers who leave their garbage behind. But I’m not talking about an empty bag of chips, or a newspaper left on the seat.

I'm talking about horrifying, caked-on dirt that can only accumulate after weeks of neglect. I'm honestly amazed that the buses aren't infested with bed bugs yet.

Here are some photos I took on my last 2 bus trips downtown:

Via Jeremy Hazan

Via Jeremy Hazan


Here we have some nice mystery stains.

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Tried to look down so I wouldn't have to stare at it, but that was a big mistake. 

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As for the seats themselves. Everywhere I looked I could see garbage, crud, hair-wads and gum. 

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Via Jeremy Hazan


The next bus was even worse, and the dirt there looked like it had been gathering for months! 

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Via Jeremy Hazan

Via Jeremy Hazan

Via Jeremy Hazan


The floors weren't any better...

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Neither were the stairs...

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Even the back of the bus wasn't spared. 

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Via Jeremy Hazan

What's the most disgusting thing you've seen on an STM bus? Let us know in the comments! 

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