The STM has recentlyannounced that the orange line is reaching oversaturation. This news does not come as a surprise to people who take the orange line during rush hour.
The STM's Activity Report for the year of 2018, issued on April 11, includes many interesting statistics about what the STM is doing and how people use the STM's services. It notably includes information about the busiest metro and bus stations.
TL;DR The STM's annual report has been released and it includes the metro stations and bus lines that have the highest traffic.
The report, which can be found here, includes statistics about traffic on the STM's network, as well as information about STM employee demographics, how many buses and metro cars are in operation and how many passengers use the STM's services in a year.
Most interestingly, the report has statistics on the busiest bus lines and metro stations. The busiest metro stations, with the number of entrances in brackets, are as follows:
Berri-UQAM (12 393 299)
McGill (11 464 736)
Guy-Concordia (9 559 923)
Bonaventure (9 162 774)
Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke (8 195 084)
The busiest bus lines, with the number of passengers in brackets, are as follows:
139 – Pie-IX (32 313)
121 – Sauvé/Côte-Vertu (31 727)
141 – Jean-Talon Est (31 137)
51 – Boulevard Édouard-Montpetit (28 334)
165 – Côte-des-Neiges (27 432)
I wish that the STM data for all of its metro stations and bus lines were public.
I would be curious to know which metro stations and bus lines are the least frequented by passengers... and then only ever go there.