The day is here, Montreal! As announced last April by Mayor Valerie Plante, seniors are now able to benefit from free public transportation in the city.
"Seniors have helped build Montreal. Their contribution is still immense today. (...) With free public transit, seniors can continue to participate fully in society and have more money in their pockets. A good way to fight inflation!" said Valerie Plante in a Tweet this spring following the announcement.
How does it work exactly? Here are a few details:
- The new transit fare is applicable to residents 65 years living on the island of Montreal (what is also known as 'Zone A' within the STM).
- Users must own an Opus card to benefit from this service.
- Commuter trains as well as the REM are also included.
For complete details, visit STM's website.