Beginning of free access to certain metro stations on weekends

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Beginning of free access to certain metro stations on weekends

The metro will be free on weekends at Peel, McGill, Place-des-Arts, Saint-Laurent, Berri-UQAM, Champ-de-Mars and Place-d'Armes stations until September 5.

Since the wee hours of Friday morning, Montreal Metro riders can board trains for free if they access them through select downtown stations, weekends.

Thus, every weekend and public holiday until September 5, the metro will be free for people entering Peel, McGill, Place- des-Arts and Saint-Laurent, on the green line, at the Champ-de-Mars and Place-d'Armes stations, on the orange line, and at the at Berri-UQAM station, where the yellow, orange and green lines intersect.

Users are however warned that free admission only affects these seven stations and that access remains paying in others. The offer also does not apply to the bus network, where a valid transport ticket is still required.

This measure was announced last week by the Ville de Montréal, in partnership with the Autorité régionale de transport métropolitain (ARTM) and the Société de transport de Montréal (STM).

In return, free parking at the downtown has not been renewed for weekends this summer. “The best way to get around downtown is by public transit,” Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante said on Twitter Friday morning.

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