In winter, travelling by bus with an experienced driver is much less stressful than taking your car! But weather conditions can be tough for our vehicles, too. That’s why exo has taken steps to limit the impacts of winter conditions for buses.
Here are some of the initiatives our teams take to prevent problems and delays.
Like any vehicle, it can be difficult for buses to start in cold weather.
Our drivers start their engines ahead of time to ensure they have sufficient time to resolve any issues and be ready to leave on schedule.
Reserved bus lanes aren’t cleared of snow.
Thanks to our arrangements with several municipalities, snow clearing is prioritized on certain streets near stations and terminals as well as on routes used by our vehicles.
Buses aren’t adequately heated inside at the moment of departure.
When they are stopped, buses are connected to an external power supply that runs their block heaters. The heating system is also checked before departure.
Cold weather increases the risk of mechanical failures and leaks, which prevents various components, such as doors, from working properly.
Freezing temperatures can cause a lot of damage. That’s why we deploy an additional team of mechanics when extreme cold is forecast in the morning.
Generally speaking, before your departure we check the following:
We also use wiper blades that are specially designed for winter conditions.
In winter, a team of backup drivers is on standby to get you to your destination on time!
Want to know more about the impacts of cold weather and precipitation on our service? Read the winter bus plan.