Post-COVID-19: STL to step up bus service starting May 9

The Société de transport de Laval (STL) says it will be adjusting its bus times beginning next weekend, in order to handle the gradual reopening of the Quebec economy announced by the provincial government.

The STL says its bus service will be improved during the morning rush hour and bus frequency will be increased throughout the day starting on May 9. With these changes, the STL says it is hoping to provide Laval residents with a safe service adapted to their needs. The STL reminds public transit users who can work from home that they should continue to do so, or else plan their commutes away from peak hours in order to foster social distancing.

The STL says these changes will improve connections with other transit modes such as commuter trains and the Metro. On a related note, the STL says it will be adjusting the times of buses serving the Sainte-Dorothée station in accordance with rail shuttle times, in response to the restart of Réseau Express Métropolitain work and the closure of the Mount Royal tunnel on May 11.


Due to the unprecedented COVID-19 situation, the transit agency says there are currently no print versions of bus schedules available. They say they will be posting new schedules on on May 7. In the meantime, they are urging users to either:

  *  Consult the STL schedules page:;
  *  Send a text to 511785 with the number appearing on the bus stop sign (bottom left) to find out when the next buses will be arriving, in real time;
  *  Or call the Customer Contact Centre: 450 688-6520

Martin C. Barry, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter for the Laval News,