The revitalization of the Mont-Saint-Hilaire line facilities is almost complete! This line will thus soon have permanent infrastructures. The new facilities improve their communities and present interesting possibilities for the sustainable development of the cities in the Montérégie region. But most importantly, they add significant comfort for our users.
A long-term project
The revitalization of the Mont-Saint-Hilaire line stations was phased over many years. Here’s a recap of the events:
2007 – Saint-Lambert
2010 – Saint-Bruno
2011 – Saint-Basile-le-Grand
2013 – Longueuil‒Saint-Hubert
In every station, drainage, paving, landscaping, street furniture, accessibility and lighting work was performed to ensure better service and improve safety.
The new intermodal Longueuil-Saint-Hubert station
The most important project was no doubt the redevelopment of the Longueuil‒Saint-Hubert station! The work aimed to improve bus, pedestrian and bike access for all local users as well as to improve intermodality:
Ridership is on the rise!
The development of stations and facilities on the Mont-Saint-Hilaire line is a true success: the number of customers on the line has greatly increased in the last few years, with a ridership increase of nearly 50% between 2006 and 2011. The number of trips in 2012 reached over 2.2 million.
The deployment of the new multi-level cars on the entire line in 2009 increased the commuter train capacity of the line by 25%.
The punctuality rate of this line was the best of the network in 2013.