The Montreal bus map shows all the stations and lines of the Montreal bus system. This bus map of Montreal will allow you to easily plan your routes in the buses of Montreal in Quebec - Canada. The Montreal bus system map is downloadable in PDF, printable and free.
The STM bus service, consists of 197 daytime and 23 nighttime service routes that provide a vast number of routes for the city of Montreal proper. STM bus routes serve an average of 1,403,700 daily passengers on an average weekday in 2011 as you can see in Montreal bus map. Regular bus routes, which usually operate from 4:40 AM to 1:30 AM from Monday to Saturday and from 5:00 AM to 1:00 AM on Sundays, Night Routes usually operate from 1:00AM to 5:00AM from Mondays to Sundays depending on the route, some only operate on the nights of Fridays and Saturdays. The STM also operates express routes during rush hours only, special routes termed Metrobus, and Trainbus, are bus routes that lead from a specific terminus and run only a few stops to get passengers to a Metro or Commuter Train station as fast as possible. Reserve Lane Routes operate during rush hour only. Many connections are also available to suburban transit agencies.
There are 8,500 bus stops in the STM network in Montreal. Each stop has a panel that indicates the number of routes that stops there, the type of service, if the bus goes to a metro or train station and the bus stop code enabling one to obtain the schedule by telephone at 514-AUTO-BUS. The STM is in the process of changing all its bus stop panels to a new modern pole that displays the route numbers. The route number is color coded for the type of service it offers, dark blue is for regular routes, green is for express, metrobus and R-bus routes, black for night routes and gold for senior shuttles as its shown in Montreal bus map. Almost every stop has a bus shelter. Adverting is provided by CBS. On November 8, 2010 the STM lunched 3 prototypes of modern bus shelters to replace the old ones. They will run on a solar power system and lights in the shelter are to be controlled by motion sensor.
The current STM bus fleet in Montreal consists of Novabus LFS in five different versions. The entire fleet is equipped with GFI Oddysey fareboxes replacing the old Cleveland fareboxes as of December 2005. The livery on buses between 1991 and 2008 are white with a blue horizontal strip on the lower part of the bus. The new livery on all buses from 2009 and on, feature a new blue and white livery, the front of the bus is blue and the rest of the bus is white with two large overlapping chevrons near the rear on each side. One chevron is blue, the other is yellow, and where they overlap is green as its mentioned in Montreal bus map. All newer buses are equipped with interior CCTV cameras. On August 30, 2010, the STM introduced the 10 Minutes Max network, this network provide buses at maximum intervals of 10 minutes or less, between 6 a.m. and 9 p.m., Monday to Friday, on the 31 of the STM busiest bus routes.