Aimed at pedestrians and cyclists, authorities hope the service could reduce congestion in Montreal.
The Société des traversiers du Québec has awarded a three-year, $7-million contract to Croisières Navark to operate a water shuttle between Pointe-aux-Trembles and Montreal’s Old Port during a pilot project this summer.
The shuttles will operate seven days a week on a schedule that should be announced in coming weeks.
Aimed at pedestrians and cyclists, authorities hope the service will help reduce congestion in Montreal. The pilot project is expected to be operating by mid-June and will last until the end of September.
A similar water taxi service was offered during a pilot project last year, also connecting Pointe-aux-Trembles to the Old Port. The fare for a one-day trip at the time was similar to taking a bus or métro with the Société de transport de Montréal.
Montreal already offers several other water shuttle or ferry services, including one linking the Old Port to Park Jean-Drapeau and toward Longueuil, from Promenade-Bellerive Park to Île Charron, from Varennes to Pointe-aux-Trembles and Repentigny and from Lachine to Châteauguay.