The RTL deploys 492 buses of various models, distributed in two operating centres located in Longueuil and Saint-Hubert.
With an objective of encouraging a sustainable mobility and the electrification of our network, since 2014, the renewal of our fleet of buses is carried out by the commissioning of vehicles with hybrid propulsion. An ecological initiative that contributes to promoting the well-being of citizens of the Agglomeration of Longueuil.
Nova LFS - BAE hybrid bus (Low-floor Series)
First commissioned: November 2014
Manufacturer: Nova Bus (Québec)
Weight: 14,000 kg
Length: 12.18 meters
Cost: $850,000 taxes included
No. of units: 156
The RTL, a key player in sustainable mobility in the Agglomération de Longueuil, has had one of the largest fleets of hybrid buses in Québec since 2014.
Hybrid buses in service now make up approximately 31% of our fleet, and represent a significant advance in the electrification of the network. Since 2019, the models offer air conditioning for increased comfort in summer. In addition, the "Stop & Start" technology allows the complete shutdown of the diesel engine when the vehicle comes to a stop. This has the effect of further reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and contributing to the reduction of noise in urban areas.
35 seats, 65 places in total.
Improved heating systems.
Air-conditioning (218 series and higher).
Stop-start engine technology (217 series and higher).
Low floor: accessibility without steps to the majority or the total of the seated places (according to the year of production).
Floor made of composite material more durable than previously used plywood.
Front kneeling system for easy access.
Panoramic side windows.
Curved and larger windshield, one piece.
Electric and synchronized wipers, sweeping a larger area.
Four-wheel disc brakes.
Radial tires, for more comfort.
Photocell-activated rear door; the passenger touches the indicated place to open the doors, which lock when the bus exceeds 1.6 km/h.
One-piece, welded, modular steel structure vs. attached modular structures.
Fibreglass exterior siding.
BAE’s HybriDrive hybrid electric propulsion system, which delivers regenerated braking energy, allowing for substantial fuel savings of more than 20% compared to conventional buses (under identical driving conditions)
NOVA LFS Artic
Builder: Nova Bus
Weight:17 458 kg
Lenght: 18,9 mètres
Cost: 700 000$
No. of units: 8
58 seats + 46 standing = capacity of 104
Rigid welded stainless steel structure
Motor in trailer, called « pusher »
Cummins 4 way turbocharged 330 HP engine
Van Hool AG 300 articulated bus
Builder: Van Hool (Belgium); assembled in Québec
Weight:17 600 kg
Lenght: 18,5 mètres
Cost: 707 000$ (2006)
No. of units: 3
60 seats and room for 46 standing passengers = 106
Steel chassis, tubular steel frame
Stainless steel skin
Engine located at the centre of the front section, a.k.a. "tractor"
Cummins compressed turbo 4-stroke, 330 HP
Nova LFS (Low Floor Series)
Commissioning: April 1, 1997
Builder: NovaBus (Québec)
Weight: 12,000 kg
Lenght: 12.18 metres
Cost: $350,000 (in 1997)
No. of units: 324
The following are some of the low-floor model's features compared with conventional buses
38 seats and room for 27 standing passengers = 65
No steps; full length low floor
The front drops to facilitate access
Panoramic side windows
Improved heating and ventilation
Radial tires for increased comfort
Larger one-piece windshield
Synchronized electric windshield wipers covering a larger area
Four-stroke cleaner Cummins engine
Self-supporting steel frame welded in one piece instead of modular structures added to one another
Front disk brakes
A photocell opens the rear doors; riders simply touch where indicated to open the doors. The doors remain closed when the bus's speed is over 1.6 km/h
Throughout the network, there are3,394 bus stops and 704of those stops feature a bus shelter. Just like buses, bus shelter models evolve due to new trends and new technologies.
Whether it is materials or design, bus shelters are changing in order to offer customers more comfort and maximum safety.
Public transport usage data compiled at a specific location will determine where to install a bus shelter. In view of the fact that the equipment is costly, we usually install these bus shelters where a maximum of customers will benefit.
The decision to install a bus shelter also depends on the physical configuration of the eventual site.
Bus shelters are installed on the city’s property. It is therefore up to the city to decide of the exact location.
The RTL cannot install a bus shelter without the city’s agreement. If you would like to suggest the installation of a bus shelter in a specific location, here is how to proceed:
Make your request by calling our Customer Service team at 450 443-0131.
We will document the traffic data where the bus shelter has been requested
The request will be forwarded to the city along with the traffic data
Upon receipt of the request, the city will proceed with the required analysis and will accept or reject the request according to predetermined criteria (feasibility, by-laws, town planning, etc.).
If the request is accepted, the RTL will then receive an authorization from the city to install the bus shelter.
A bus shelter is an equipment that serves the population. It is up to each and everyone to respect it and to report any act of vandalism and hindrance to the safety of its users. You can either report it to the Service de police de l’agglomération de Longueuil at 450 463-7011 or to our Customer Service team at 450 443-0131.
The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) buses serve five terminals. These terminals are located on the territory of the Agglomeration of Longueuil, but also in Montrea. This allows the RTL to better meet the needs of its customers who must travel to Montreal for work, studies or any other reason.
Locate the terminals on the map and click to obtain more information on the service being offered at each location.
To view or download the plan of each of these premises, follow the links below: