STM announces extended bus and Metro services for 2017

STM extends bus, Metro services in 2017
WATCH ABOVE: The STM is extending bus and Metro services in 2017. Global's Kelly Greig has the details.

Montreal’s public transit authority, the Société de transport de Montréal (STM), announced it plans to extend bus and Metro services in 2017.

The STM said commuters using the green and orange lines, which include 58  out of the system’s 73 stops, will wait no more than five minutes for a Metro during rush hour.

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Rush hour will be extended in the mornings and in the evening until 10.30 p.m.; 18 new AZUR trains will be introduced.

The STM also announced it will add 100,000 hours of bus services targeted in construction zones around the Turcot Interchange, Bonaventure and Champlain Bridge.

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There will also be 107 air conditioned hybrid buses added.

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