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Friday June 07, 2019


Longueuil, June 7, 2019 - Festival BESIDE, a celebration of nature and culture, will take place from June 14 to 16 at Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville. As the event’s official transit provider, the RTL will provide shuttles from the Longueuil metro and from the Radisson metro in Montréal.

“We love the idea of this festival, which encourages participants to reconnect with nature through a number of different workshops and conferences. Protecting the environment is a top priority for us. We strive to reduce greenhouse gas emissions on a daily basis, which is why we encourage you to use public transit to get to and from the event,” stated Pierre Brodeur, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.

Shuttles will transport festival goers back and forth from the Longueuil and Radisson metro stations to the entrance of Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville. Hours of operation are Friday, June 14, from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m., Saturday, June 15, from 8 a.m. to 11 p.m., and Sunday, June 16, from 8 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.; shuttles will run continuously throughout the entire event. Service will be stepped up considerably on the Bus des Îles line for quick access to the site.

Direction ►  Festival BESIDE 2019 (55 Île Sainte Marguerite, Boucherville, QC  J4B 5J6)
Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville
Longueuil metro shuttle
(Yellow line) Platform 41
Radisson metro shuttle
(Green line) Platform 3
Early-bird service 8 to 10 a.m. – every 10 minutes
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. – every 15 minutes
1:30 to 2:30 p.m. – every 30 minutes

2:30 to 8 p.m. – every 60 minutes
(Friday evening – 6:30 to 8:15 p.m. – every 15 minutes)
8 a.m. to 8 p.m. – every 45 minutes [Saturday]
8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. – every 45 minutes [Sunday]
1:30 to 8 p.m. – every 60 minutes
[No service on Friday evening]
Direction ► Longueuil metro                         //          Direction ► Radisson metro
8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. – every 30 minutes
2:30 to 8 p.m. – every 60 minutes
Late shuttles: departures at 10 and 10:45 p.m.
8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. – every 45 minutes
5:15 p.m. END of service to RADISSON metro

For the detailed shuttle schedule and complete event programming, visit the Festival BESIDE website.


About the RTL

The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is the main transit provider for individuals within the five cities that comprise the Agglomération de Longueuil.
The third-largest public transit organization in Québec, the RTL operates a network of 793 kilometres. With some 1,100 employees, the RTL is a major employer that contributes to the economic vitality of the region. The RTL is the tenth best employer in Canada in 2019 according to Forbes.

Ever receptive to its users, the RTL plays a key role in the lives of the people and the communities it serves by providing solutions that are efficient, innovative, and adapted to the evolving needs
of its clientele. Improving quality of life for the citizens of the Agglomération de Longueuil is a top priority for the RTL.