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Lockdown and curfew: Any impact on public transit?
COVID-19 7 January 2021

Lockdown and curfew: Any impact on public transit?

Like everyone, we followed with interest as the premier announced new lockdown measures for the period of January 9 through February 8, 2021. The 8 p.m. to 5 a.m. curfew triggered numerous questions on how public transit in Laval would be affected.

Here are the 4 things you need to know.

1. No changes to service until further notice

Public transit is deemed an essential service. As a result, regular bus service and shared taxi service will remain operational network-wide, and this includes evening service, so essential workers may continue to rely on their transportation.

We will assess the situation on an ongoing basis, as we have been since the outset of the pandemic.

As for our paratransit service, it will be maintained as per the measures already in place due to the pandemic. However, only medical or work related travel will be permitted during the curfew period.

2. Curfew: Anyone at a bus stop will be allowed on the bus 

If you don’t need to commute, stay at home in accordance with the government curfew in effect from January 9 through February 8, 2021, and refrain from using STL bus stops and bus terminals between 8 p.m. and 5 a.m.

Essential workers who rely on our buses to get to and from work need not worry: Our buses will continue to roll in the evening and at dawn, as always, and you will be able to board without any problem.

Neither the STL nor its drivers will be responsible for determining whether or not you are adhering to the curfew as directed by the government. It will be up to the riders to demonstrate they have a legitimate reason to travel during the curfew period. We therefore recommend planning your commutes beforehand whenever possible, and to check our bus times to make sure you will be commuting within the rules. When in doubt, you may contact the Laval police department.

Please note that the metropolitan ticket offices will now close at 7:30 p.m. in order to respect the curfew.

3. New bus times effective January 9, as planned

All improvements slated for the transition to our “winter” schedule will come into effect as planned. The same applies to the shuttle buses being rolled out as a result of the REM construction work.

The new bus times are already available on our Schedules and Network section. Select your bus number and a date for the bus times in effect on that day. You can also map an itinerary by using our Trip Planner.

Shared taxi service: the new schedules will be automatically updated as of Saturday, January 9.

4. Masks are still mandatory for the entire bus ride

Now is not the time to let up. On the contrary, the rules must be followed more than ever! You must wear a mask, and make sure it covers your nose and mouth, at all times during your bus ride and also while using the bus platforms and terminals.

This same requirement applies while using our shared taxi or paratransit service.

Help us protect you and your fellow passengers, by following all of the rules listed here.

Let’s stop this wave for good! Together, we move forward.

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Address 900 St-Martin Blvd
900 st-martin
3225 A440
3225 a440
Intersection Industriel bldv and Michelin st
industriel and michelin
industriel/michelin
Location Centre Laval
centre lav
Metro Métro Cartier
métro car
Station Gare Centrale
gare
Stop number 52587
Postal Code H7S 1Y9
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