"Montreal Metro /subway system" Metro Tip by Tom_In_Madison
Metro, Montreal: 103 reviews and 104 photos
Nice fairly inexpensive, clean metro service.
There are 4 lines criss-crossing each other. Transferring from one to another is incredibly easy and quick, and you never have to walk far like you do in some Paris or London transfer spots.
The weekly pass only starts on a Monday and runs until the end of Sunday night. So if you get here on a thursday, you’re screwed. This is the only thing I don’t like about it, not sure why this is. They could make this change easily and it would probably save money too because the tickets wouldn't have the date on them.
Single tickets are C$2.75 or you can get 6 tickets for C$11. I think the weekly pass was about C$18.
The doors you have to open can sometimes be unbelievably heavy to open. Add in a little wind and you really got to push or pull to get thru these things. I’m fairly strong, but man, sometimes I had to lean into these door with all my might to budge them. Be careful trying to get in, may not look as easy as it seems. Maybe this is because of the cold winters, they want them to be harder to open?? Of course, sometimes the doors are held open for you, especially at the entrance and exit of Berri-UQAM train station by guys holding empty tip cups.
Berri-UQAM Metro stop connects to the Berri-UQAM bus station by an escalator. You may get into Montreal by the bus and it will stop here-convenient.
If you have the pass, just hold it in your right hand with the face facing you, and slid it thru the reader, then push the turnstile.
If you have a single ticket, jut deposit it in the little box next to the worker in the booth.
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