Montreal STM Metro Commutes Will Be More Miserable Than Ever This Winter

Especially on these lines.
Montreal STM Metro Commutes Will Be More Miserable Than Ever This Winter

Winter is hard on Montrealers, period. There's really no way around it. Whether you're a car person or a metro person, getting around the city is brutal once the snow arrives.

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TL;DR The early arrival of winter has caused metro ridership to peak by a significant amount. An unusually high 5.5% increase was recorded by STM, to be exact. Notably on the blue and orange lines. During peak hours, trains get so full that metro commuters have to wait on crowded platforms for the next train, or even the one after that.

The metro has always been a great alternative for getting around in the winter, though. It's fast, generally reliable, and totally immune to weather conditions. 

This should be the ideal form of transport, no? 

Well, Montrealers might want to think again because it's recently been reported by La Presse that the STM has noticed a peak in metro ridership this month.

A 5.5% increase on the blue and oranges lines has been recently recorded by the STM.

If you were wondering why your morning commute got so much more hellish over the past few days, blame it on winter weather.

It has been reported that during peak hours, trains get so full that metro commuters have to wait on crowded platorms for the next train, or even the one after that!

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It's a good thing the STM plans on increasing frequency of the metro over the next few years; the agency promises metro trains every 5 minutes by spring 2019.

I think they should maybe take a look at expediting this project.

Until then, you might want to invest in some noise cancelling headphones to drown out all that negative metro energy winter always seems to bring.


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