Reserved lanes

Tempted by the reserved lane? Take the bus!

Reserved lanes:

  • Reduce traffic congestion
  • Shorten bus travel times (thus contributing to the success of public transport)
  • Improve intermodality because they are often connected to other public transport services (commuter trains, bus terminals, metro stations, park-and-ride facilities)

Easily identifiable by a diamond symbol, they are reserved for:

  • Buses
  • Taxis
  • And, in some cases, carpoolers

Road signs clearly indicate for whom the lane is reserved, as well as the days and times when it is in operation. Those who drive, stop temporarily or park their vehicles in reserved lanes disrupt the flow of buses and taxis, which are forced to go around them. Just one vehicle parked in every reserved lane during rush hour can penalize over 50,000 public transport customers. And drivers found at fault are liable for a fine of up to $200.

Network of reserved RTM lanes


Reserved lane in operation 24 hrs. a day In operation 24 hrs. a day
Reserved lane in operation during peak hours In operation during peak hours
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Trains on the Vaudreuil/Hudson line will run on a Sunday schedule on Quebec's National Holiday and on Canada Day, June 24 and July 1st, 2024.