Bus


Transdev operates the type of public transit systems that provide citizens with freedom of choice as well as movement, enabling travel within their city, in comfort and safety. Whether traveling within cities or around the outskirts of larger urban centres like Montréal and York, we work to offer passengers only the utmost quality.

Our meticulous management of urban networks allows us to optimize travel time. Transdev is also a leader in providing passengers with information, in real time: in bus shelters or messages sent via smart phone. In fact, we have developed a range of media to keep passengers informed and allow them to adapt their schedule as needed.

At a time when public transit if often synonymous with pollution, congestion and frustration, we offer fast and comfortable network solutions that help people get around swiftly and safely.

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City buses

Every day, we work hard to reinvent bus travel, to make it more convenient, accessible, comfortable, environmentally friendly, and in sync with other available modes of transport. Our objective is to meet the needs of our passengers, whether it’s paying particular attention to the interior of our buses, taking ergonomics and comfort into consideration, or the fact that information is constantly provided to passengers. Vehicles in York, Ontario, for example, are equipped with onboard audio announcements. The system automatically announces the bus stop 200 metres before each stop. Linked to an interior display on the bus, this information ensures that all customers are always aware of upcoming stops along the route. Our way of thinking and organizing our networks means we optimize travel time and provide high quality bus services.

Rapid bus transit

Our rapid transit service offers added value to the cities and passengers we serve. Designed to accommodate more passengers, and combining high technology, specially dedicated lanes and priority signals, this service allows for greater traffic flow and less congestion. You are assured to arrive at your destination in record time!

Bus interiors and bus stops provide a high level of comfort. You feel good whether you’re on the bus or waiting for one!

Information is provided to passengers in real time (at stops), which allows them to calculate more than just their travel time.

The rapid transit service is undoubtedly one of the solutions of the future, developed by Transdev for our cities.

Train shuttle

The train shuttle, which operates in conjunction with the CIT for the Vallée du Richelieu, is an example of the innovative solutions that Transdev has developed to connect general interests and operational requirements. Nine (9) train shuttle routes are running, serving cities such as Beloeil, McMasterville, Mont-Saint-Hilaire, and Saint-Basile-le-Grand, to name a few.

The train shuttle has quite a few stops in residential areas, providing passengers with easy and convenient access to their choice of public transit. They are taken directly to the station to board their train. No more parking headaches. The train shuttle helps them avoid all the stress that can often be associated with car travel. This also means passengers get more time to themselves.

Using the train shuttle means less hassle and simplified daily commutes for all passengers served in this southern area of Greater Montréal. Plus, it also reduces the collective carbon footprint, even as it adds comfort and safety.

Living Labs

Transdev is working diligently, in collaboration with manufacturers, to provide more fuel-efficient vehicles to reduce overall environmental impact. We are developing various new generation bus solutions: electric buses; hybrid; natural gas, etc. Transdev has introduced five (5) “Living Labs” worldwide to test full-scale alternative solutions conceived for the buses of tomorrow and their energy supply.

Take the example of the city of Arnhem, in the Netherlands: Transdev is testing the “Trolley” 2.0 buses. These will be buses directly supplied by the city’s power grid, but with no overhead catenary (wire) system, which will allow the bus to use its designated lanes as well as normal roads, as needed. This is a solution that provides increased flexibility to the managers of the Arnhem transportation network.