Public Transit in the Winter

    In winter and during snowstorms, we sometimes have to deal with difficult conditions. Here are STM’s tips for using transit during winter.

    1. Carefully plan your route and find out about alternatives

    2. Look up the status of transit service before your trip

    3. Allow for more time

    Buses must also deal with snow, traffic jams, fender benders and slippery roads. Heavier ridership levels can also slow down the boarding process at bus stops and métro stations. 

    4. Purchase your transit fare in advance

    5. Keep your transit fare close by

    Validation of transit fares has to be done quickly when boarding, the seconds saved at each stop can make a difference on your arrival time.