Monday morning, off-island commuters taking the Vaudreuil train were forced to look for alternative parking after the nearby sports complex closed its lot to them.
The new rules were advertised over the last week, as complex management explained there was no longer enough parking for its members.
Some residents, like Lynn Labelle, said the Agence métropolitaine de transport (AMT) needs to build another parking lot on vacant land nearby.
Some commuters argue people who used to park in the sports complex may now get up early and fill up the 593 spots at the station.
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The AMT said it lacks the budget to expand its parking lot.
Any car left in the sports complex’s parking lot longer than four hours may receive a $43 fine.