Favourite new features in Chrono for 2021

13 December 2021

The newly enhanced Chrono mobile application gives you all the right tools for planning your rides on public transit. In 2021, we saw Chrono add some essential new features for commuters in the region, such as the ability to read OPUS cards and non-reloadable cards (the Solo or L’occasionnelle).

Check out these new features!

Reading OPUS cards and non-reloadable cards

This feature, which was added in November 2021 and is exclusive to Chrono, employs near-field communication (NFC) to check the status of tickets loaded on your OPUS card or non-reloadable card. Reading the card lets you view useful information about your transit fares, such as the number of remaining trips on a multi-trip fare, a fare’s start or end time, and more!

Launch this feature in Chrono, press the card against a phone and you’re in!

Crowding levels

This feature now gathers data from all operators and provides a handy estimate of ridership levels on trains and on buses in the exo, RTL, STL and STM networks. Real-time and past data can be used to display the actual or expected level of ridership on the various vehicles, based on their arrival time.

Check the ridership level directly on the homepage or by consulting the schedules!

Address bookmarks on the homepage

Are you an Android phone user? You can now manage bookmarks for your addresses directly on the Chrono homepage. Start a rapid search for your trip by clicking on the bookmark of a favourite address. This new feature has been available for Android users since spring 2021.


Have you tried these features? What new features would you like to see in Chrono?

Send your comments and suggestions to us at support_chrono@artm.quebec.


To take part in trials that help us improve the mobile app, sign up for the ARTM panel.

Sign up for the panel

All you need for cycling

1 May 2022

With the warm weather upon us, now’s the time for a bike or BIXI ride to see friends, get to work or do activities in [...]

New! Card reading feature for OPUS in Chrono

16 November 2021

The “OPUS Card Reading” feature lets you check the status of fares loaded on your OPUS or non-reloadable smart card using NFC (Near Field Communication) [...]

Discover these essential app features for your trips this fall

23 September 2021

Here’s what you need to know to better use the mobile app! 1. Trip planner You want to plan a trip by public transit or [...]

BIXI: Locate, Unlock, Ride!

9 April 2021

Make the most of the beautiful weather and travel by BIXI: it’s both fun and practical! With the Chrono mobile app, OPUS card holders can [...]

New home screen on Chrono!

17 February 2021

We recently improved Chrono’s home screen by adding new data. You can now plan your trip by accessing your “Favourites” or “Schedules’’ when launching Chrono [...]

Chrono's most appreciated new features in 2020

12 February 2021

The Chrono mobile application is constantly evolving to offer all the tools you need to easily plan your trips in the metropolitan area. The year [...]

Achalandage dans Chrono

Crowding level now included in Chrono!

15 December 2020

A few weeks ago, the Chrono team launched a new feature that tells you the crowding level on most exo and STM buses as well [...]

Create your Chrono account!

28 August 2020

Creating a Chrono account makes your transit even simpler! Learn more about the advantages and how to create one. Why should I create a Chrono [...]

What is real-time?

8 July 2020

Real-time has been a well-known feature for commuter train users for years and has recently become a part of bus users’ habits. In the Chrono [...]

All you need for your devices

27 April 2020

  For your smartphone Chrono widget for Android: The Chrono widget makes it possible to get information on your favourites directly in your device’s menu [...]

All you need to get around the city

24 April 2020

When it comes to public transit or active transportation, Chrono has loads of information to make it easier to get around the Greater Montréal area. [...]