Ac­ces­si­bil­ity ser­vices

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Mon­treal’s pub­lic tran­sit sys­tem can get you most places in the city by metro or bus. Each ride is $3.25, but with the stu­dent OPUS card you can buy rides in bulk which sig­nif­i­cantly de­creases the price. They of­fer un­lim­ited rides for pe­ri­ods of a week­end, week, month, or four months. You can pur­chase passes or recharge the OPUS card at a metro sta­tion in ad­vance, which is more af­ford­able and con­ve­nient than pay­ing $3.25 each time you travel. On buses, you must pay in ex­act change to get a ride if you are not us­ing an OPUS card.

For phys­i­cal ac­ces­si­bil­ity, STM buses have ac­cess ramps lo­cated ei­ther at the front or rear of the bus in­di­cated by the uni­ver­sal sym­bol for wheel­chairs. It is pro­to­col that in­di­vid­u­als with wheel­chairs board first.

Most metro sta­tions are very high be­low ground and re­quire de­scent by stairs or es­ca­la­tors. The Mont­morency, De la Con­corde, Cartier, JeanTalon, BERRI-UQAM, Champ- de-mars, Lionel- Groulx, Henri-bourassa, Côte-vertu, Snow­don, Rosemont and Place- d’armes métro sta­tions are ac­ces­si­ble at street level to wheel­chair users. More de­tails on street ac­cess to these sta­tions are avail­able on the STM’S web­site.

For those with non-phys­i­cal ac­cess needs, a com­pan­ion card may be use­ful. Re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion cen­ters of­fer these cards, which pro­vide free travel for an in­di­vid­ual ac­com­pa­ny­ing the card­holder for bus or metro trans­porta­tion.

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