Back to transit this week, on a suggestion from reader Zain Farookhi:
What bus stop is shared between the most bus lines?
(Note that for the purposes of this question, a terminal with multiple stops is not considered one stop.)
UPDATE: Steve Hatton is the first to get the right answer.
This stop at René-Lévesque Blvd. and Mansfield (that’s the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in the background) has 10 bus lines serving it as of March 29:
- 150 René-Lévesque, the “regular” day route serving the street
- 358 Sainte-Catherine, the night bus (the eastbound service is on Ste. Catherine St., which is why the stop across the street doesn’t have the same number of bus routes)
- 410 Express Notre-Dame, an east-end-to-downtown express bus
- 427 Express Saint-Joseph, the new express from Saint-Joseph Blvd.
- 430 Express Pointe-aux-Trembles, similar to the 410
- 480 Pointe-Nord/Île-des-Soeurs, the rush-hour bus connecting downtown with the Bell campus on the northern tip of Nuns’ Island
- 515 Vieux-Montréal/Vieux-Port, the underused loop bus connecting downtown with the Old Port
- 535 R-Bus Du Parc/Côte des Neiges, the reserved-lane bus that uses Montreal’s two busiest axes during rush hour
- 747 Express Bus, the new airport express
- 935 Trainbus Blainville, the STM-operated but AMT-administered shortcut for Blainville train users
Of those 10 routes, two are less than a month old and two others are less than two years old. Before last week, the answer would have been (unless I’m mistaken) the stop at Brunswick Blvd. and St. John’s Blvd. outside the Fairview mall in the West Island, which is served by nine routes all coming out of the terminal.
Kellergraham points out an alternative that also has 10 routes serving it.