Ontario Northland (often called ONR, however proper rail reporting marks are ONT) is a rail (passenger and freight) and coach service operator based in North Bay, Ontario. They provide service as far south as Toronto and as far north as Moosonee. Ontario Northland services the communities of Moosonee, Moose Factory, Hearst, Kapuskasing, Smooth Rock Falls, Cochrane, Timmins, Iroquois Falls, Matheson, Kirkland Lake, Engleheart, Armstrong, Temiskamming, Cobalt, Haileybury, Temagami, Sudbury, North Bay, Perry Sound, Huntsville, Bracebridge, Gravenhurst, Orillia, Barrie and Toronto (Yorkdale and Toronto Union terminal).
In March 2012 the Ontario government announced the winding down of Ontario Northland in an effort to balance its budget. The government claims the agency is no longer viable with low passenger numbers and high subsidies. Assets such as Ontera telecommunications and freight operations will be sold off. The first major stage of the shut-down was the discontinuation of The Northlander train, which will be replaced with bus service operated by private companies. The government is committed to the continuation of the Polar Bear Express, but will tender operations of the bus routes to private companies.
The Northlander - Operated between Toronto's Union train station and Cochrane, Ontario.
The Little Bear - Operated between Cochrane, Ontario and Moosonee, Ontario.
The Polar Bear Express - Operated between Cochrane, Ontario and Moosonee/Moose Factory, Ontario
The Dream Catcher Express - Operated between North Bay, Ontario and Temagami, Ontario. The Dream Catcher Express operates only six days per year and is operated to give riders a picturesque view of the natural beauty Ontario's Northern community of Temagami has to offer.
Ontario Northland operates motor coach services from Hearst, Ontario to Toronto, Ontario which services the various northern communities along the way.
|5013-5017||2001||MCI||D4500||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R||Ex-GO Transit; acquired early 2012|
|5021-5022||2002||Prevost||LeMirage XL II||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500||Purchased second hand from Prevost in 2011|
|5031-5033||2003||MCI||J4500||Detroit Diesel Series 60||ZF AS Tronic||Formerly 508-510|
|5041-5042||2004||MCI||J4500||Detroit Diesel Series 60||ZF AS Tronic||Formerly 511-512|
|5051-5053||2005||MCI||D4500||Detroit Diesel Series 60||ZF AS Tronic|
|5091-5092||2009||MCI||D4505||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R|
|5211-5215||2011||Prevost||X3-45||In new Chevron livery|
|5216-5218||2011||Prevost||X3-45||Volvo D13||Allison B500||In new Chevron livery|
|100 (2)||Renumbered 817|
|101||1950||CC&F||C-36A||Ex-Demo; bought in 1956|
|110-114||1975||MCI||MC-5B||111-114 renumbered 751-754.|
|122||5/1965||MCI||MCC-5A||To A.J. Bus Lines 122.|
|123||4/1966||MCI||MC-5A||To A.J. Bus Lines 127.|
|130||1968||MCI||MC-5A||To A.J. Bus Lines 178 in October 1976.|
|200-201||1972||MCI||MC-7||200 was involved in a major accident on March 18, 1973.|
|204-205||10/1974||MCI||MC-8||205 renumbered 741.|
|208-210||3/1978||MCI||MC-8||209-210 renumbered 781-782.|
|751-754||1975||MCI||MC-5B||Formerly numbered 111-114.|
|761-762||1/1976||MCI||MC-8||Formerly numbered 206-207|
|781-782||3/1978||MCI||MC-8||Formerly numbered 209-210|
|811-816||1981||MCI||MC-9||Formerly numbered 211-216|
|817||1981||Dodge||B-322||Formerly numbered 100 (2)|
|821-823||6/1982||MCI||MC-9||Detroit Diesel 8V71N||Formerly numbered 217-219|
|824-828||4/1982||MCI||MC-9||Detroit Diesel 8V71N||Ex-Gray Coach Lines 2352-2354, 2357-2358.|
|831-835||4/1983||MCI||MC-9||Detroit Diesel 8V71N||Ex-Gray Coach Lines 2360-2362, 2365.|
|843-845||1984||MCI||MC-9||Detroit Diesel 8V71N||Ex-Gray Coach Lines 2372-2373, 2376.|
|851-857||1985||MCI||102-A3||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA|
|861-862||1986||MCI||102-A3||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||Ex-Gray Coach Lines 2520-2521.|
|871-877||1987||MCI||102-A3||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||Ex-Gray Coach Lines 2532-2534, 2536-2539.|
|961-962||1996||MCI||102-D3||Detroit Diesel Series 60|
|2340, 2344||1981||MCI||MC-9||Ex-Gray Coach Lines 2340 & 2344.|
Rebuilt by ONR shops in North Bay
|1803 wrecked and retired.|
|1807 wrecked July 1996, retired in 2001.|
|Units built as options on CN GF-643c order for use on projected garbage trains from Toronto to Adams Mine near Kirkland Lake.|
|Units built for B&M in 1977, purchased from Helm Leasing to replace the 3 FP7Cat's.|
|600-615||Acquired 1985, 1994||Hawker Siddeley Canada
rebuilt by ONR shops in North Bay
|700-703||Acquired 1985||Hawker Siddeley Canada||RTC-85, RTC-85SPD||
|830-842||Acquired 1971||Pullman-Standard||85 foot coach||56 seats||
|850-857||Acquired 1990-1993||CC&F||"Dayniter"||52 seats|
|1410||Acquired 1992||CC&F||Entertainment car|
- Address: 555 Oak Street East, North Bay, ON
- email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax: 705-472-6535
- Phone: 705-472-4500 or 1-800-363-7512
- ↑ Province winds down Ontario Northland Transportation Commission. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved on 29 September 2012.
- ↑ Ferguson, Rob (16 August 2012). Ontario Northlander train to make its last run Sept. 28. Toronto Star. Retrieved on 29 September 2012.
- ↑ Ontario Northland Transportation Commission (Press release). Government of Ontario. Retrieved on 29 September 2012.
- ↑ Witnesses recall March ’73 bus crash near Barrie that left 12 dead, www.thebarrieexaminer.com, retrieved on 2013-05-18.
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