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    Opus Card for Montreal Metro

    I has been over a year since I have written or read a post on this board, so I may be asking a question that has been addressed before. I searched for Opus card and found nothing, so here is my question: where can I buy an Opus card near Hotel Du Fort? More importantly, how does it work? I will be visiting Montreal next month and I don't want to look stupid standing in front of a machine and not knowing what to do with the Opus card.

    Also, there was a time when 3-day passes could be bought. How does a 3-day pass thing works with the opus card? Once you scan the card, do you get a receipt as a proof of a puchase? I read that opus card can be charged for one day pass. In short, I want all the information about this opus card thing. If this has been discussed before on a different thread then please provide a link.

    Thank you.

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    You can purchase one at any underground Metro booth. Be warned if you only speak english the employee there may suddenly become surly and uncooperative (yes, they can be THAT childish!!) You have to pay a small fee for the card itself apart from your metro/bus 'tokens', for lack of a better word.

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    And the Lord said unto John, "Come forth and receive eternal life." But John came fifth and won a toaster.

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    Thanks for the info. Techman. It appears that they sell 1-day and 3-day tourist cards. I would rather buy those because I will be staying in Montreal for 3 days. Are these same as Opus or are these cards different?

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    I really couldn't tell you. I'd assume that they might be different from the regular card because those have to be made to last for a much longer time. I think the tourist cards are just throwaway cards similar to the single trip card and I don't think you have to pay the $7 charge for the regular card in that case either.

    YUP, looking at the first link I posted, you can find this information:


    Built to last at least four years if handled with care, ask for a plastic
    OPUS casing at any metro station. It's designed to protect the microchip from
    damage. Alternatively, paper passes are available for the weekly,
    six-ticket and tourist packages
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    Last edited by Techman; 03-16-2011 at 10:26 PM.
    And the Lord said unto John, "Come forth and receive eternal life." But John came fifth and won a toaster.

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    The 3 day fare is 16$. You need the "occasional card", not the Opus. You can buy it either in a metro Station or less than a block away from your hotel at tabagie 2000 on Ste-Catherine.

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    Thanks, Gugu. That is exactly all I need. What is Tabagie 2000? A pharmacy shop?

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    It's a "depanneur", a small shop where you buy health products like cigarettes and potato chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gugu View Post
    It's a "depanneur", a small shop where you buy health products like cigarettes and potato chips.
    You forgot the other invaluable health product...beer! LOL Love that post!
    And the Lord said unto John, "Come forth and receive eternal life." But John came fifth and won a toaster.

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    Thanks, Gugu and Techman. I think I know what to do now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shijak View Post
    You can purchase one at any underground Metro booth. Be warned if you only speak english the employee there may suddenly become surly and uncooperative (yes, they can be THAT childish!!) You have to pay a small fee for the card itself apart from your metro/bus 'tokens', for lack of a better word.
    Specially when you adress them as f*cking idiots

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    Quote Originally Posted by shijak View Post
    You can purchase one at any underground Metro booth. Be warned if you only speak english the employee there may suddenly become surly and uncooperative (yes, they can be THAT childish!!) You have to pay a small fee for the card itself apart from your metro/bus 'tokens', for lack of a better word.
    I take the metro once ever 7 years because I have a car. It must be a job requirement for the job of ticket taker to be rude, racist and unpleasant. I have never been treated respectfully by a ticket taker in the metro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Richard Branson View Post
    I take the metro once ever 7 years because I have a car. It must be a job requirement for the job of ticket taker to be rude, racist and unpleasant. I have never been treated respectfully by a ticket taker in the metro.
    Me neither.
    I'm always polite in french but they always answer somethin' like 'English, mother fu*ker do you speak it' ?
    Specially with the TTC

    I think these people are from the planet Mars or somethin'...

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