RTL to operate two summer shuttles to Agglomération de Longueuil national parks
Longueuil, June 23, 2021 – The Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL) is pleased to announce that summer shuttles will run between the Longueuil terminus, located at the Longueuil–Université-de-Sherbrooke metro station, and the Îles-de-Boucherville and Mont Saint-Bruno national parks, starting Saturday, June 26.
“With summer vacation underway and restrictions being lifted, we’re very happy to announce the return of the Bus des Îles to Îles-de-Boucherville, as well as a shuttle to Mont-Saint-Bruno. These parks—must-see destinations within the Agglomération de Longueuil—are very popular with the public. Which is why we want to make it easier for everyone to visit them this summer,” said Jonathan Tabarah, Chairman of the RTL Board of Directors.
Line 261 Bus des Îles to Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville and line 298 to Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno will run on weekends from June 26 to September 6. But they will also run from Monday to Friday during the construction holidays, July 19 to 30, inclusively, and on Labour Day, Monday, September 6.
“The return of the Bus des Îles and the addition of a summer line to Parc national du Mont Saint Bruno is fantastic news! In addition to being environmentally friendly, public transit will make it easier and more convenient for visitors to enjoy the natural splendours of these two national parks,” added Cédric Landuydt, director of Parc national des Îles-de-Boucherville and Parc national du Mont-Saint-Bruno.
Sépaq will guarantee entry to the parks for RTL users who ride these summer lines, even once the maximum daily capacity has been reached. This means they will not need a reservation, unlike visitors who arrived by car. The bus stops are located within walking distance of the visitor and service centres. Sépaq will also give shuttle bus users 25% off equipment rentals. Regular RTL fares will apply for these shuttles.
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.
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.