STM reinstates measures to reduce spread of COVID-19 in Montreal
In order to support the efforts to reduce the renewed spread of COVID-19 in Montreal, the Société de transport de Montréal has reintroduced previous health and safety measures, including enhanced cleaning and physical distancing.
The Société de transport de Montréal (STM) has announced that previous COVID-19 measures will be reinstated to combat the spread of COVID-19 and to ensure the safety of customers and employees travelling on metro and bus networks.
As part of these changes, bus drivers are required to resume wearing face coverings and a two-passenger limit has been implemented in paratransit vehicles, in order to comply with the guidelines issued by public health authorities.
Additionally, the number of STM inspectors and special constables in the network has been increased to reinforce the feeling of safety among customers and employees.
Since the start of the pandemic, STM has been proactively following the guidelines issued by public health authorities and, as such, has implemented a series of health measures to ensure safe trips.
STM has promised to provide real-time occupancy levels on buses and the Orange line, as well as new signage on buses and in stations to promote physical distancing.
Furthermore, more frequent cleaning on buses, metro cars and all visible surfaces in the metro has been issued, in addition to the installation and deployment of hand sanitiser dispensers and contactless payment in all metro stations.
As a precaution, STM has temporarily suspended singing and playing wind instruments in the metro to comply with public health guidelines.
Despite a decrease in ridership, STM promises to continue providing efficient services in 2022 to meet the needs of their customers and to promote the mobility of workers who have had to change their travel habits.