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Montreal's Public Transit Network Is Changing Its Pricing Starting In July

Full-time students get a 40% discount on monthly passes.

The Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) is overhauling the pricing system for public transit in Montreal and its surrounding areas over the next four years, starting in July — and it recently released more details on how the fare reform will work.

The biggest change is that the number of transit zones will drop from eight to four. When the fare reform transition is complete, almost all transit fares will be replaced by "All Modes" fares.

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"All Modes" fares will allow transit users to travel on any mode of transportation — whether bus, metro, commuter train or REM. These fares won't be introduced in Montreal until 2022 because the rollout is starting in the northern and southern outer suburbs.

So, what is being introduced in Montreal this summer?

Children aged 11 and under will also ride for free, across the metropolitan area, as long as they are accompanied by someone aged 14 or older who has a valid transit ticket.

Senior Montrealers aged 65 and over will see their monthly fares subsidized, with the ARTM lowering fares by 70%.

Full-time students aged 18 and over will be eligible for a 40% discount on monthly passes across the entire network, but with the price of an STM pass set to rise slightly, students will wind up paying a dollar more — $54 — for monthly passes.* 

You can find the full ARTM fare schedule that's coming into effect on July 1, 2021 here.  

*This article has been updated. 

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