Montrealers, or anyone visiting the city, can now look up how populated any metro car on the orange line is before they get on.
This new feature also lets you know if social distancing is possible at that time.
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When you go to look up metro occupancy, one of four symbols will be shown, which will say either "Nearly empty. Distancing possible," "Some seats available. Distancing not possible," "Standing room only. Distancing not possible," or "Nearly full."
This means you'll be able to make an informed decision of whether or not you want to take the metro at a given time.
And that's not the only new addition to the mobile website either.
According to the STM, its other new features include being able to:
- "Turn on location settings and view the network map from the home screen
- "View your schedules at a glance
- "Add favorites (bus lines or locations)
- "Receive customer alerts for your bus line or stop
- "Use the search tool, now available on all pages"
The new metro occupancy feature follows suit to the one for real-time bus occupancy. So, if your daily travels involve both bus and metro (the feature is only available for the orange line right now), you'll be able to know how busy to expect your journey to be!