470 Pierrefonds Express bus stops to be moved - but not anytime soon

Commuters in the West Island will have to put up with the newly relocated bus stops for the 470 Pierrefonds Express at the Fairview Terminus for at least another couple of months.

In a story first reported on CJAD 800 News on Tuesday, several commuters said while they liked the new articulated buses, they were concerned the new bus stop locations are dangerous and don't provide shelter during the winter. They said they had to navigate through a stream of buses and cars and narrow sidewalks still icy in patches from the last storm.

STM spokesperson Amelie Régis told CJAD 800 News in an email that the problem is that the new accordion buses being used on the 470 line are too big to manoeuvre in the terminus. She said the Brunwick bus stops, that were put into service this past Monday, are temporary and they'll be revamping the terminus this year to accomodate the new buses.

But that won't happen this winter and at least for another couple of months. Régis had said previously that before putting the buses into service, all the stops were checked out in terms of security. She said they have staff on hand to help folks out and guide them to the new stops.

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