Automated electric shuttles at Plaza Saint-Hubert

Last updated July 26, 2022
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A safe and universally accessible shuttle service will be offered free of charge at Plaza Saint-Hubert, between Rue Saint-Hubert and Rue Saint-André. This pilot project will facilitate travel while reducing traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions (GHS).

A pair of fully autonomous shuttles

The shuttles used for this project are similar to a minibus. While they are autonomous, an operator will be on board at all times to ensure transit safety. 

The shuttles are programmed to travel on a predefined route, at a low maximum speed of 20 km/h.

Shuttle routes

Six stops are planned along a two-kilometre route within the vicinity of the Plaza Saint-Hubert:

  • Rue Saint-Hubert / Rue Saint-Zotique
  • Rue Saint-Hubert / Rue Bélanger
  • Rue Saint-Hubert / Rue Jean-Talon
  • Rue Saint-André / Rue Jean-Talon
  • Rue Saint-André (between Bélanger and Saint-Zotique)
  • Rue Saint-André / Rue Saint-Zotique
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Shuttle schedule

Shuttle service will be offered five days a week until September 1, 2022:

  • Wednesday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Thursday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Friday: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The shuttle schedule will be synchronized with the STM’s 30 bus line so as not to cause a service slowdown. 

You can view the six-stop schedule from theTransit application.

A pilot project in two phases

Following the success of the first phase of the project, carried out at the end of 2021, the route was extended for the second phase.

This pilot project will serve to test the automated electric shuttles in a residential and commercial setting.

Dynamize the area

The shuttles will contribute to the area’s economic recovery by creating an appealing hub that benefits merchants and revitalizes the neighbourhood, while attracting more clients. 

This new mode of transportation, at once comfortable and environmentally responsible, will serve the neighbourhood and improve the experience for active transportation and public transit users.