Le Richelain and Roussillon
The Le Richelain and Roussillon sectors have been combined to better harmonize our services. The result of consultations with users, citizens and local communities, the new bus network aligns with the REM and improves travel between regions.
Four changes in 2022
The launch of the new bus network is scheduled for December 2022, to coincide with the opening of the REM. From this date forward, buses that used to cross the Champlain Bridge will now take passengers to one of the REM stations in Brossard, where users can travel on to downtown Montréal or transfer towards other destinations on the South Shore.
New bus routes
Fifteen direct routes will provide users with quick access to the REM: six to Panama Station and nine to Brossad Station. New routes will also facilitate travel between municipalities and towards major South Shore hubs:
Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke métro station
Candiac, Sainte-Catherine, Saint-Constant and Delson train stations
Quartier DIX30 and Champlain Mall
Businesses on Taschereau Blvd. and the R-132
Industrial areas in Delson, Champlain-Candiac, La Prairie and Sainte-Catherine
New route numbers
Bus and taxibus route numbers will also be changing. The new numbering system is organized according to four types of service:
nos. 20 to 299
Local routes operating within the sector only
nos. 300 to 399
Routes operating upon reservation only
nos. 400 to 599
High-frequency routes serving a métro, terminal or the REM, operating mainly during peak periods
nos. 600 to 799
Routes connecting several municipalities
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New transit fares
Since July 2021, the ARTM’s fare reform has divided the metropolitan area into four large fare zones. All municipalities in the Le Richelain and Roussillon sectors are now located in Zone C. New transit fares have been be available since July 1, 2022, to meet your travel needs.
Learn more about the fare reform
Want to combine driving with using public transit? Take advantage of our Georges-Gagné, Montcalm-Candiac and La Prairie park-and-ride lots. They are free for all public transit users and served by most of the new bus routes.
Learn more about exo’s park-and-ride lots
Frequently asked questions
We prioritized the review of our network in these sectors in order to align our services with the launch of the Réseau express métropolitain (REM) on the South Shore. In fall 2022, the REM’s South Shore segment will link Montréal’s Central Station to three stations on the South Shore. From this date forward, buses that used to cross the Champlain Bridge will now take passengers to one of the REM stations, where they can travel on to downtown Montréal or transfer towards other destinations on the South Shore.
The target date announced last June for the opening of the REM is early December 2022. The precise date will be shared approximately one month in advance.
An information campaign and activities will be deployed at this time to guide our customers through these significant changes.
Users can enjoy a region that is better connected, notably thanks to simpler transfers to other exo sectors and Réseau de Transport de Longueuil (RTL) services. As well, more citizens will now be within walking distance of a bus stop. The new bus network will also be perfectly aligned with the REM, with 14 high-frequency routes that directly serve its stations. Service to commercial and industrial hubs has also been improved, during both peak and off-peak periods.
As soon as the REM opens on the South Shore, our buses will no longer have access to the Champlain Bridge. To get to Montréal, you may use our bus services to connect with the REM, which can then take you to several Montréal destinations. Certain bus routes will continue to serve major hubs in Longueuil (métro) and Montréal via the Mercier Bridge.
Also note that this situation has allowed exo to add more local routes as well as routes that facilitate cross-suburb travel.
Learn more about the new and improved network
The routes that link Le Richelain and Roussillon with downtown Montréal via the Champlain Bridge have been modified in order to serve South Shore REM stations directly when they open. As well, local service has been configured in order to limit the transfers necessary to get to the REM.
Yes! The new bus network will improve east-west service. We’re planning to better align our services with those of the Réseau de Transport de Longueuil (RTL) in order to facilitate travel between regions. The new REM terminals will be privileged areas for transfers between the two networks.
The preliminary estimated travel times to the REM are as follows:*
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To see the REM travel times, click on the station you’ll be using:
**This is a preliminary estimate based on current data regarding anticipated traffic conditions. These estimates are valid for periods of traffic congestion (pre-pandemic), during morning rush hour.
The last departures from Brossard bus terminal are scheduled at 1:10 a.m. on weekdays and 1:03 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays. From Panama bus terminal, the last departure will be 1:22 a.m. on weekdays and 1:30 a.m. on Saturdays and Sundays.
Trip planners (Chrono, Transit, Google) will be available one month before the new network opens.
Several stops will remain unchanged, while new stops will be added and others removed. Approximately two months before the service launches, our teams will be on site to install the new stops with new signage and numbers. Temporary sign covers will be installed with the existing signage, and these covers will be removed the day before the new network opens.
Yes, Candiac Station will be served by three bus routes: the current T36 and T37 taxi routes have been modified slightly and service will be provided by minibus (routes 146 and 147). We’ve also added a new connecting route at Candiac Station for the town of Saint-Philippe (route 135).