The intiative has been put in place to promote public transit use! 🚊
The day has officially arrived! Seven Montreal metro stations are now free on weekends this summer from June 24 to September 5 — all as an initiative to promote public transit use throughout the 514.
The news was first announced back on June 16, when Montreal Mayor, Valérie Plante announced that seven stations along the green and orange line would be free to access during the summer.
The metro stations that Montrealers can access for free on weekends for the next few months are: Berri-UQAM, Champ-de-Mars, McGill, Peel, Place-d'Armes, Place-des-Arts and Saint-Laurent.
\u201cCet \u00e9t\u00e9, l\u2019acc\u00e8s aux stations de m\u00e9tro suivantes sera gratuit les fins de semaine : Saint-Laurent, Place-des-Arts, McGill, Peel, Champ-de-Mars, Place-d\u2019Armes et Berri-UQAM.\n\nLa meilleure fa\u00e7on de venir au centre-ville, c\u2019est en transport collectif! \ud83d\ude88\ud83d\ude4c #polmtl\u201d— Val\u00e9rie Plante (@Val\u00e9rie Plante) 1655401214
"The STM welcomes this excellent news! It will be another incentive to use the metro and (re)discover its advantages (reliability, efficiency, frequency of service...) in addition to contributing to the dynamism of the downtown area by making it easier to travel," the STM tweeted out.
STM fares cost $3.50 for a single ride per passenger, so if you're set on being busy during the summer weekends, you just might find yourself saving more than you'd expect!
"The new measures announced today will contribute to enhancing the accessibility, attractiveness and experience of our downtown for all, as the summer season promises to be a promising one," said Glenn Castanheira, Director General of Downtown Montréal in a press release.
So, will you be taking advantage of free metro access on weekends at any of the seven stations?