Conseil intermunicipal de transport Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan
|Area served||Chambly, Richelieu, Carignan, QC|
|Ended||May 31st, 2017|
|Number of routes||12|
|Annual ridership||1,021,575 (2012)|
The Conseil intermunicipal de transport Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan, branded Blus, was a public transit board providing service to the municipalities of Carignan, Chambly, Marieville, Richelieu, and Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu. The CITCRC was operated under contract by Transdev and managed by Société Gestrans. It was replaced in 2017 by exo Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan.
The Conseil intermunicipal de transport Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan (CITCRC) was created in 1984 alongside the other municipal transit councils (CITs) that were created to serve the municipalities surrounding the Greater Montreal area. The Commission de transport de la Rive-Sud de Montréal (STRSM) was awarded the contract to operate the CITCRC at its inception. In December 1991, the CITCRC entered into a new contract with private operator Autobus Viens. Autobus Viens was acquired by Veolia Transportation in 2004. Veolia and Transdev merged in 2011 to form Veolia Transdev, later branded simply Transdev.
The initial municipalities served by the CITCRC were, as the name implies, Chambly, Richelieu, and Carignan. Iberville and area were served by the CIT d'Iberville until February 1988. In 1993, the city of St-Mathias-sur-Richelieu was added to the CITCRC's service area with a route connecting it to Montreal and Longueuil. In 1994, the city of Marieville received a route to Montreal. CIT Rouville was taken over by CITCRC around 2005.
In October 2012, the CITCRC initiated the first major revision to its network since its inception. The changes included simplified routing; more routes that serve the local needs of Chambly, Richelieu, and Marieville; and improved service hours. A new identity was also launched, Blus, along with a new livery.
New legislation reorganizing public transit in the greater Montréal area came into effect on June 1, 2017, which replaced AMT with RTM. As part of the reorganization, CITCRC was replaced by exo Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan.
Bolded routes offer weekend service.
Free service on these routes. Generally operated with minibuses or midibuses.
- 10 - Brassard/Lebel/Fréchette
- 11 - Fréchette/Lebel/Kent/Anne-Le Seigneur
- 12 - Fréchette/Bourgogne/de Périgny/Brassard
- 13 - Brassard/Lebel/de Gentilly/Fonrouge/Kennedy
- 14 - Chambly (Franquet/Industriel/Bourgogne) et Richelieu
- 15 - Chambly (Franquet/Industriel), Richelieu et Marieville
- 16 - Carignan/Brassard/Incitatif de Chambly
- 20 - Chambly (Brassard/Bourgogne) et Richelieu
Generally operated with urban buses.
- 300 EXP - Express Longueuil (Chambly/Cégep Édouard-Montpetit via Métro Longueuil)
- 300 - Express Longueuil (Chambly/Métro Longueuil via Promenades Saint-Bruno)
- 301 - Express Longueuil (Chambly/Métro Longueuil via Chemin de Chambly)
- 303 - Express Longueuil (Chambly/Métro Longueuil via Autoroute 30)
Generally operated with highway coaches.
- 400 - Express Montréal (Chambly/Terminus Centre-Ville)
- 401 - Express Montréal (Chambly/Terminus Centre-Ville via Terminus Panama)
- 500 - Express Marieville et Richelieu (Marieville/Montréal via Richelieu)
- 600 - Express Carignan (Carignan/Montréal via Grande-Allée)
- 450 - Express Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu (Chambly/Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu)
- T1 - Secteur Bouthillier-Lareau (Carignan)
- T2 - Secteur Hôtel de ville/Rue Bachand (Carignan)
- T3 - Secteur Île Goyer (Carignan)
- T4 - Secteur Îles Demers et aux Lièvres (Carignan)
- T5 - Secteur Bellerive/Gilbert-Martel/Henriette (Carignan)
- T6 - Secteur Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu (Saint-Mathias-sur-Richelieu/Richelieu/Chambly)
- Address: Suite 204, 315 rue MacDonald, Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC J3B 8J3
- Fax: 450-359-7458
- Phone: 514-877-6003
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|Greater Montréal Agencies|