Société de transport de Laval

Société de transport de Laval (STL) is the public transit system in the city of Laval, Quebec, Canada. It was founded in June 1971 as the Commission de transport de la Ville de Laval (CTL). STL came about in 1984.

Société de transport de Laval
Headquarters2250 Francis-Hughes Av.
LocaleLaval, Quebec
Service areaLaval
Service typeBus service, paratransit
HubsLe Carrefour Terminus,
Cartier Terminus,
Montmorency Terminus,
Henri-Bourassa Terminus (North),
Côte-Vertu Terminus
Stations535 (shelters)[1]
Fleet309 buses[1]
Daily ridership85,360 (or 22.05 million per year[1]
Fuel typeB5 Biodesel[2]
Chief executiveÉric Morasse
WebsiteEnglish language site

It serves the growing suburban areas of Laval, North of Montreal.

A proposal to convert some of STL's most heavily used routes to electric trolleybuses was studied in detail in 2009–2010, funded jointly by STL and Hydro-Québec,[3] but in autumn 2010 STL decided to postpone making a decision on trolleybuses until at least 2011, to allow further study of rechargeable electric buses first.[4]


The STL runs 40 routes, including the former AMT's, now STL's 902 Express Route in Laval. Most bus routes end at metro stations Cartier and/or Montmorency of the Orange Line. All buses go to at least one metro, except for lines 66, 402 & 404. There is now one night route on the STL, route 2. In addition some of the daytime bus routes go up to 3:30 a.m. The STL also operates 6 collective taxi routes (T03 - along Saulnier Street, T07 - Rangs Haut-St-François & St-Elzéar sectors, T10 - along av. des Perron, T11 - in Fabreville, T12 - in NW Chomedey and T14 from Laval West to Saint Eustache).[5]

In addition, the STL has added 2 trains buses. The 402, which services residents in Fabreville, Laval West and Sainte-Dorothée. Its intention is to allow users to reach the Sainte-Dorothée train station. The 404, which also services residents in Sainte-Dorothée, allows users to reach the train station, which is operated by the RTM, to travel to Montreal. Both train-bus routes were inaugurated on April 28, 2007, the same day the Laval Metro was officially opened.

Routes List

Taxi routes

STL taxi routes [7]
T01 de la Concorde Boulevard — Leman Boulevard
T03 des Laurentides Boulevard — Saulnier Street
T07 René-Laennaec Boulevard — Montée Sainte-François
T10 des Laurentides Boulevard — des Perron Avenue
T11 Curé-Labelle Boulevard — Louis B. Mayer Street
T12 Saint-Martin Boulevard — Cléroux Boulevard


The Montreal Metro is extended into Laval, and connects with STL at three stations:

  • Cartier (Nearby intersections: Cartier Blvd/Laurentides Blvd, Cartier Blvd/Major St): 21 routes, plus one night route
  • De la Concorde (Nearby intersections: Concorde Blvd/Ampere Ave, Concorde Blvd/Laval Blvd): 3 routes, plus one night route
  • Montmorency (Nearby intersections: Jacques-Tétrault St/Lucien-Paiement St, Jacques-Tétrault St/De l'Avenir Blvd): 15 routes, plus one night route

Commuter rail

STL also connects with Exo commuter trains at:

Saint-Jérôme Line

Deux-Montagnes Line

Transfer points

There are also bus transfer facilities at:

  • Terminus Le Carrefour (across the street from Carrefour Laval) (corner of Le Carrefour Blvd and Terry-Fox Ave) - 11 routes (including former AMT, now STL since January 1, 2008, express 902, and a new express 903)
  • Centre Laval - 8 routes. There is no terminus; all routes stop either on bl. Le Corbusier or on bl. du Souvenir if not on both
  • Montmorency- 16 routes
  • De La Concorde - 4 routes
  • Cartier - 22 routes
  • Terminus Laval - 5 routes
  • Galeries du Moulin - 2 routes
  • Montgolfier Terminal (corner of Notre-Dame and Montgolfier) - 3 routes
  • Terminus Méga Centre Ste-Dorothée (Samson and Cléophas-Charbonneau) - 4 routes
  • Terminus Carole (Carole and Saint-Martin) - 3 routes
  • Saint-Martin and 100th Av. - 3 routes (including share taxi T-12)
  • Gare Ste-Dorothée - 6 routes, which include the STL 804(pilot project)
  • Terminus Laval-Ouest (Arthur-Sauvé and 14th St) - 3 routes (including share taxi T-14 to Terminus Saint-Eustache)
    • (Arthur-Sauvé and Sainte-Rose) - 6 routes (including share taxi T-14 to Terminus Saint-Eustache)
  • Terminus Justin (Justin and Hydro-Québec power line) - 2 routes
  • Terminus Bienville - 2 routes
  • Terminus Paré - 3 routes
  • Terminus Chartrand/Déry - 3 routes
  • Terminus Pénitencier - 5 routes (including share taxi T-07)
    • (Lévesque Est and Montée-St-François) - 4 more routes
  • Gare Ste-Rose - 3 routes
  • Gare Vimont - 2 routes
  • Terminus St-Elzéar (St-Elzéar Est and René-Laennec) - 5 routes
    • (René-Laennec Boulevard and Dagenais Est) - 1 more route

There are also connections to other transit services in the region:

See also


denotes Wheelchair

Active fleet systems

On Order (units)

Fleet numbers Photo Year Manufacturer Model Notes Length
2001-2018[9] 2020 Nova Bus
LFS 4th
Generation Hybrid
  • [10]
  • Will replace remaining units of 01xx and 02xxs.
40" (12.19m)
2052-2060 2020 New Flyer Industries XE40
  • [10]
  • New Flyer announced 10 XE40 to STL
  • Contract awarded approved by the city in August 2018.
  • Canadian-based New Flyer Industries Canada ULC has received the contract to manufacture 10 battery-electric buses for the STL, for summer 2020 delivery.
  • As of August 2018, These buses are tendering.
40" (12.19m)

Retired fleet systems

Proposed trolleybus system

In conjunction with Hydro-Québec and the provincial government, STL is considering the idea of constructing a trolleybus system in Laval.[3] A feasibility study began in spring 2009[11] and was completed in autumn 2010.[4] Proponents of the idea, including Laval Mayor Gilles Vaillancourt, have said that replacing diesel buses with trolleybuses would bring a significant reduction in harmful pollutants but would be far less costly than a tramway (streetcar) alternative being favoured by Montreal and also be less disruptive to existing streets.[12]

In discussing the Laval study, some provincial officials indicated they would like to see transport agencies in other major Quebec cities also consider installing trolleybus networks.[3] On completion of the study, the Laval transit authority decided to experiment with rechargeable battery-powered buses before making a decision on whether to proceed with trolleybuses.[4][13] Among the points noted in the study's findings were that installing a trolleybus system would require a significant initial capital investment in infrastructure, but that trolleybuses are a technology known to be able to operate reliably in harsh winter temperatures, and it is uncertain whether other types of electric buses would be able to do so.[4]


  2. "IN LAVAL, THE BUSES RUN ON BIODIESEL FUEL". Société de transport de Laval. Archived from the original on 2012-09-10. Retrieved 2008-12-22.
  3. LeBlanc, Benoit (March 18, 2009). "Trolleybuses in Laval? STL and Hydro-Québec launch feasibility study". Courrier Laval. Archived from the original on 2013-01-19. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  4. "STL to test all-electric buses" (PDF) (Press release). STL. 2 November 2010. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-03-10. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
  5. Shared taxi
  6. STL Synchro on Twitter. Twitter
  7. Shared taxis 2017
  8. O’Conner, Darwin (TBA). "Transsee - Vehicle Tracking (STL Laval)". Darwin O’Connor. Retrieved December 6, 2019. Check date values in: |date= (help); External link in |website= (help)
  9. Addition and replacement of 18 buses in 2020
  10. "Trolleybus in Laval?" (PDF) (Press release). STL. March 16, 2009. Archived from the original (PDF) on March 10, 2012. Retrieved 2017-07-16.
  11. Riga, Andy (March 17, 2009). "Laval ponders installing trolleys". The Gazette (Montreal).
  12. Riga, Andy (November 3, 2010). "Laval transit agency to test electric buses before trolleys". Montreal Gazette. Retrieved 2010-11-11.
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