The AMT announced today that it is adding yet more coupon distribution dates for coupons for partial rebates for its April passes. Originally it was only supposed to be Wednesday (March 18). But March 23 and March 30 have been added to the schedule.
On all three dates, the coupons will be handed out:
- At all stations on the Deux Montagnes line from 5:45am to 10am
- At Central Station from 10:45am to 3pm
- At Central Station again from 7:30pm to 12:30am
As per the AMT’s compensation plan, the idea is to give 25% discounts on April passes only for users of the Deux-Montagnes train line. Another 25% discount is planned for May.
Though the reduction is less than last month’s 50% discount, my TRAM scam will still get you a (modest) discount if you just take the bus and metro. A TRAM 1, which gives access to the entire STM network (except metro stations in Laval) as well as commuter trains in the areas immediately surrounding downtown, costs $59.63 with the discount (normal price is $79.50), which is $8.87 less than the regular $68.50 STM pass. The TRAM 2, which will get you as far as Roxboro or Cedar Park, would cost $69.75, which is only $1.25 more.
That probably won’t be enough to repeat the experiment I did last month, but for those who think $9 is worth the effort, the option is there for you.
Have you taken the train yet with your fancy pass?
I took the Blainville train to Laval and back (getting on their old double-decker cars for the first time). I’m hoping to make more use of it in the coming two weeks.
The AMT always had a minimum of three days of distribution when it came to the April and May reductions. I have proof of this on the CPTDB.