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Opus card

WHERE CAN I USE THE OPUS CARD?

You can load up to four different ticket types on your Opus card, including tickets valid for travel on the STL, STM, exo or RTL networks. Opus cards are a practical and convenient option for anyone who uses public transportation in the Metropolitan area.

You can even reload it from home using an Opus card reader and the Opus en ligne online service.

No matter where you’re going in Greater Montreal or what fare applies to you, you can load this card with single-fare tickets, multiple ticket packages or monthly passes for the bus, metro or train. Please note that 1, 2 and 10 ABC zone tickets are only available on the ARTM L'Occasionnelle card (not available on an Opus card).

 

Has your Opus card expired? You can recycle your expired Opus card by dropping it in an Électrobac bin located near the Metropolitan ticket offices at the Montmorency and Cartier terminus stations.

REGULAR OPUS CARD

Regular Opus cards (without photo ID) can be loaded with monthly passes or tickets for occasional trips.

Cards have a limited lifespan and expire after 4 years. 

Cost: $6.00

Cards are non-refundable.

PROTECTION IN THE EVENT OF A LOST, DAMAGED OR STOLEN CARD

If your old card is damaged or stolen, you can get a new OPUS card that will reflect your unexpired transit fares (you will only be charged the cost of the new Opus card based on the applicable rate). However, you must register your card in advance if you want to recover any remaining tickets or passes from your damaged or missing card. You can register your card:

  • online
  • at a Metropolitan ticket office with a duly completed registration form and your OPUS card
  • by attaching a duly completed registration formphotocopy of your OPUS card

Regular registration form (PDF)

Do you use paratransit services? Learn how to register your card here

Photo ID Opus Card

Since kids age 5 and under ride the bus for free, not all passengers require a photo ID Opus card in order to pay a reduced fare.

Photo ID Opus cards are valid for a limited time period and must be renewed in accordance with the terms applicable for the passenger type.

Kids ages 6 to 11 if not accompanied (see details below): $6.00

Kids ages 12+: $15.00

Photo ID Opus cards are registered automatically. That means the card contents are protected and you can recover any remaining tickets or passes if you lose your card. Certain conditions and fees may apply for card replacements, depending on what happened.

Application Form – OPUS card with photo ID (PDF)

 

OBTAINING, RENEWING OR REPLACING A PHOTO ID OPUS CARD

Until further notice, Opus cards with photo ID will be issued and renewed by appointment only.

Book an appointment online

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL STUDENTS (AGES 6 TO 11)

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Does my child need a photo ID Opus Card to travel free?

As of July 1st, 2021, children ages 6 to 11 will travel free on public transi. At anytime, on all metropolitan networks, ages 6 to 11 will travel free when accompanied by someone aged 14 years old or more. This person must hold a valid ticket and accompany not more than 5 children. A valid ticket will be required for every additionnal kid. So if your child need to use public transit often without accompaniement, a photo ID Opus Card will be required to buy tickets at a reduced fare. However, if he or she always travels with someone ages 14 or more, no ticket will be needed, as it will be free. Check our Ages 6 to 11 (reduced fare) category.

How much does a card cost?

For children who are 11 or under on October 31 of the school year, the card costs $6. Cards cost $15 for kids aged 12 and up. Cards are non-refundable.

Note that as of July 1st, 2021, children ages 6 to 11 will travel free on public transi. At anytime, on all metropolitan networks, ages 6 to 11 will travel free when accompanied by someone aged 14 years old or more. This person must hold a valid ticket and accompany not more than 5 children.

When should I get my card?

Cards are available starting August 1 before the school year begins.

When should I renew my card?

Cards must be renewed every two years, before the expiry date indicated on the back of the card.

Where can I get my card?

In a Metropolitan ticket office.

How do I schedule an appointment to obtain or renew my card at a Metropolitan ticket office?

Until further notice, photo ID OPUS cards can only be issued and renewed by appointment. Appointments help us ensure proper social distancing at ticket offices. Make sure you fill out all required documents in advance and bring them with you to your appointment.

Book an appointment online

How do I schedule an appointment to obtain or renew my card at a Metropolitan ticket office?

Until further notice, photo ID OPUS cards can only be issued and renewed by appointment. Appointments help us ensure proper social distancing at ticket offices. Make sure you fill out all required documents in advance and bring them with you to your appointment.

Book an appointment online

What documents do I need to show to obtain or renew a card at a Metropolitan ticket office?

  • A completed Application Form – OPUS card with photo ID (PDF) signed by a parent.
  • An original piece of identification in French or English (provincial health card, birth certificate, passport, permanent resident card or Refugee Protection Claimant Document).
  • $6 cash or paid by debit/credit card.

Where can I load my new card?

You can load your card with reduced-fare tickets or passes at a Metropolitan ticket office or at certain points of sale.

 

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS (AGES 12 TO 17)

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STUDENTS (AGES 18+)

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SENIORS (AGES 65+)

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OPUS+ ANNUAL PASS

OPUS+

Signing up for an OPUS+ annual pass can help you save time and money. You won’t have to stand in line every month for a monthly pass AND your 12th month is free!

Annual pass benefits

  • 12th month is FREE when you purchase 11 consecutive monthly transit passes. 
  • Card mailed directly to your home and valid starting the first day of your membership.
  • Pass automatically renewed each month and automatic payment taken by credit card or bank transfer. 
  • Annual memberships automatically renewed.
  • Membership can be cancelled or changed at any time, as long as notice is given before the next payment is taken.
  • Card can be replaced if lost, damaged or stolen (a replacement fee may apply in some cases).
  • Discounts from Communauto and BIXI.

Terms and conditions

Monthly pass membership applications must be received on the 10th day of the month prior. For example, if you want a monthly pass for September, you have to sign up by August 10. This will ensure enough time to process the payment for your monthly pass. Your membership will be valid starting the first day of the month after you subscribe.

If you purchase 11 consecutive monthly passes, you get the 12th month free as long as you do not terminate your membership in the interim period.

You can sign up online using your exo account or by mail.

SIGN UP NOW

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OPUS+ ENTREPRISE

The Opus+ Enterprise Program allows businesses to offer their employees discounts on public transit passes and Communauto and BIXI memberships.

SIGN UP FOR THE PROGRAM

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

How do I use my Opus card? 

When you buy an Opus card (with or without photo), it doesn’t automatically include tickets or passes. It’s up to you to load it with tickets. Tickets and passes can be added to your card at one of our points of sale, a Metropolitan ticket office or an automatic ticket machine located on the first level of a bus terminal, metro station or train station. Always keep both receipts (purchase and transaction) as proof of purchase.

When loading your card, check the available ticket types and choose the right one to add to your Opus card. STL tickets aren’t valid for use on the metro or the train. Similarly, STM tickets aren’t valid for travel on buses in Laval. Learn more about ticket validity.

Once your card has been loaded with your tickets or pass, simply tap the card reader when you enter a bus or metro station. When taking the train, always keep your Opus card handy in case it needs to be checked by a fare inspector.

How can I check my card balance?

To see how many tickets are left on your Opus card, you can:

  • Go to a point of sale or Metropolitan ticket office.
  • Check the information on the terminal when you tap your card.    
  • Contact our Customer Service Centre at 450-688-6520.

What should I do if I lose my card?

If you lose a registered Opus card or photo ID Opus card, simply go to a Metropolitan ticket office and ask for a new one. Your unused tickets will be loaded onto the new card. Your old card will be cancelled and no one will be able to use it.

If you lose an unregistered Opus card, it can’t be replaced if it’s lost, damaged or stolen. That means you can’t recover your unused tickets and you’ll need to buy more.

What should I do if my card stops working?

Have it checked at a Metropolitan ticket office. If necessary, they will give you a new one. You’ll either need to show your receipt (for regular cards) or proof of ID (for photo ID cards).

Defective cards are replaced free of charge. However, if your card looks like it was damaged and stopped working due to misuse, you’ll be charged for your new card.

If the card is an unregistered regular Opus card, you won’t be able to recover unused tickets without a receipt.

How much does a regular Opus card (without photo) cost?

The card costs $6 and is non-refundable.

Where can I get an Opus card?

Buy your Opus card from a point of sale or Metropolitan ticket office.

How can I check my Opus card’s expiry date?

Regular Opus cards (without photo ID) must be renewed every 4 years. To check your card’s expiry date, look for the number on the back of the card and then either:

Plan ahead and buy a new $6 Opus card before your old card expires. Once your card expires, it will no longer be valid and will stop working. You have six months from the expiry date to recover any remaining tickets from your old card. To do so, go to a Metropolitan ticket office.

What if I still have tickets on my card when it expires?

If you have unused tickets left on your card when it expires, you may be able to recover them (depending on certain conditions) by bringing the expired card to a Metropolitan ticket office.

  • Single-fare tickets can be loaded onto an Occasionnelle chip card or a new Opus card purchased for $6.
  • Monthly passes can be loaded onto a new Opus card purchased for $6.

If the expired card is damaged or otherwise unreadable, unused tickets can only be recovered if the card was registered.

What should I do if my credit card is charged more than once for an Opus card purchase?

Go to a Metropolitan ticket office and show your original receipt as well as your credit card statement. Any unwarranted charges will be refunded within 72 hours directly on your credit card. If the amount is not refunded within that time, please contact our Customer Contact Centre.

Can I get a refund on tickets I purchased by mistake?

Refunds are sometimes available, depending on the circumstances. Go to a Metropolitan ticket office and show your Opus card and the original receipt for the tickets you purchased by mistake. The refund and exchange policy is established by the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM):

Politique relative aux remboursements et aux échanges de titres de transport de l’Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) (French only)

What should I do if my photo ID Opus card is defective?

Have it checked at a Metropolitan ticket office. If necessary, they will give you a new one. Defective cards are replaced free of charge. However, if your card looks like it was damaged and stopped working due to misuse, you’ll be charged $15 for your new card.

Will the unused tickets on my old photo ID Opus card be automatically transferred to my new card?

No. But in some circumstances, you can have the unused tickets remaining on your old card transferred to your new one. First, check to see if your old card is expired. The expiry date is indicated on the back of the card.

  • If your old card is still valid, you can keep using it until there are no tickets left. If you don’t want to carry two cards, you can go to a Metropolitan ticket office to transfer the tickets from your old card to your new one (provided your old card hasn’t expired yet).
  • If your old card has expired, keep it and go to a Metropolitan ticket office for assistance. Photo ID Opus cards stop working after they expire. However, if the card expired within the past 6 months, we can check to see how many tickets are left on it. In some cases, we can transfer the remaining tickets onto your new card.

Is there a deadline for getting my photo ID Opus card?

No, you can get a photo ID Opus card at any time. If you already have one, make sure you check the expiry date on the back. Once your card expires, you won’t be able to use it to purchase reduced fare tickets or passes. Since you need a valid photo ID Opus card to buy reduced fare tickets or passes, be sure to renew your card before it expires. If you don’t, you may be required to pay the full fare.

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Address 900 St-Martin Blvd
900 st-martin
3225 A440
3225 a440
Intersection Industriel bldv and Michelin st
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Location Centre Laval
centre lav
Metro Métro Cartier
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Station Gare Centrale
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Stop number 41649
Postal Code H7S 1Y9
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