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Hello all. I recently moved to Sherbrooke, and plan to bring you some photos of local buses and fill in the STS page on our wiki. In the meantime, I found it interesting that STS continues to use tokens as their fare media:

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I think the one on the right is actually upside down, as it should read "CMTS" which stands for either "Corporation municipale de Sherbrooke" (1978-1985) or "Corporation métropolitaine de transport de Sherbrooke" (1985-2001). I have not yet come across a token that says "STS" on it, so either all the tokens are over 10 years old or they haven't bothered to update their press.

The buses have OPUS-like machines installed on them, but they continue to use traditional bus passes (which are simply shown to the driver as you board) and the OPUS machines only accept coins or tokens.

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So I was working on the STS wiki today and noticed the cutaways and intermédiaires belong to a contractor Les Promenades de l'Estrie. Which STS routes are contracted out?

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There are 14 minibus and 5 taxibus routes.

According to STS, those are the minibus routes :

  • Ligne 22 – Place Fleurimont / Galvin / CHUS - Fleurimont
  • Ligne 24 – Université de Sherbrooke / Lotbinière - North Hatley
  • Ligne 27 – Université de Sherbrooke / Val-du-Lac
  • Ligne 28 – Université Bishop's / Alexander-Galt / Beattie / Atto
  • Ligne 29 – Station du Dépôt / Université de Sherbrooke
  • Ligne 49 – Northrop-Frye / CHUS - Hôtel-Dieu
  • Ligne 50 – Carrefour de l'Estrie / Val-des-Arbres / Laliberté
  • Ligne 51 – Station du Cégep / Kruger
  • Ligne 52 – Terrasses Rock Forest / Avenue du Parc
  • Ligne 53 – Université de Sherbrooke / CHUS - Fleurimont
  • Ligne 54 – Northrop-Frye / CHUS - Fleurimont
  • Ligne 55 – Du Manoir / 13e avenue - du 24-Juin
  • Ligne 57 – Carrefour de l'Estrie / 13e avenue - du 24-Juin
  • Ligne X – IGA Extra - King Ouest / Northrop-Frye

Those are the taxibus routes :

  • Ligne 20 – Station du Cégep / Saint-François - Boulogne
  • Ligne 21 – Place Fleurimont / CHUS - Fleurimont
  • Ligne 25 – Gîte du Bel Âge
  • Ligne 26 – Carrefour de l'Estrie / Parc Industriel
  • Ligne 56 – Oxford / Provigo Lennoxville

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here is some info on STS Sherbrooke lines first 

Ligne 56 – Oxford / Provigo Lennoxville does not existe any more it was a pilot project 

ligne 26 is no longer a taxibuses it is now a microbus that is ran by a contrator called les prominade de l'estrie. ligne now ends at plaza l'ouest

ligne 20 is no longer a taxibuses it is now a microbus that is ran by a contrator called les prominade de l'estrie

ligne 52 is no longer a minibus it is now a taxibus 

 

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Plz if this could be added to the STS wiki 

Ligne 56 – Oxford / Provigo Lennoxville does not existe any more it was a pilot project 

ligne 26 is no longer a taxibuses it is now a minibus that is ran by a contrator called les prominade de l'estrie. ligne now ends at plaza l'ouest

ligne 20 is no longer a taxibuses it is now a microbus that is ran by a contrator called les prominade de l'estrie

ligne 52 is no longer a minibus it is now a taxibus 

Ligne 23 is no longer a minibus and is now a microbus still operatded by the prominade de l'estrie 

Fleet 

50105 and 52101 are being put back to service due to a bus shoratge Fleet will be at 90

 

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35101 - 35118 retirement dates so that gives that 35104 and 35111 where pulled before the STS came 

Retirement dates go in order of 35101-35118 

35117 was converted to the macadam gen 2

42101 is now the macadam gen 3. 

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STS seems to have problems with La Vermeilleuse, its RF fare card system. Some cards inexplicably expire and update delays due to line change are too long according to drivers.

I don't know if STO and STTR experienced the same, but La Vermeilleuse seems to be a bit of a headache to implement in the Eastern Townships.

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1150589/la-vermeilleuse-loin-detre-merveilleuse-selon-les-chauffeurs-de-la-sts

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1 hour ago, webfil said:

STS seems to have problems with La Vermeilleuse, its RF fare card system. Some cards inexplicably expire and update delays due to line change are too long according to drivers.

I don't know if STO and STTR experienced the same, but La Vermeilleuse seems to be a bit of a headache to implement in the Eastern Townships.

https://ici.radio-canada.ca/nouvelle/1150589/la-vermeilleuse-loin-detre-merveilleuse-selon-les-chauffeurs-de-la-sts

I see you've updated the wiki to reflect this.

Can you also put 50105 & 52101 back as active? They have indeed been put back into service as @TheTransitBusFan has mentioned above.

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yes there has been a few problems with the vermeilleuse card 

also here are pictures of 50105 and 52101 back from retierment 

photo of 52101 is taken today febuary 4th 2019

50105 photo taken on january 28th 2019 dead headind back to the garage

the first photo of 50105  taken by a driver who sent me this picture of it in the active lanes before leaving with 54102 next to it 

 

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Is La Vermeilleuse a stored-value card like Presto, or can it only load 4 tickets/passes like Opus?

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16 hours ago, anyfong said:

Is La Vermeilleuse a stored-value card like Presto, or can it only load 4 tickets/passes like Opus?

It's a Multi card based on the STO system, so it can carry both passes and an e-purse.  However, I do not know whether it will work in Gatineau, Trois-Rivières or Saguenay, which use the same technology, or on OC Transpo like the STO Multi card.

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On 8/29/2018 at 6:52 PM, TheTransitBusFan said:

The CMTS tokens still exist 

Is this still the case?

Would you also like to comment on the eventual closing of Station du Dépôt?

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On 1/5/2019 at 5:30 PM, TheTransitBusFan said:

Plz if this could be added to the STS wiki 

Ligne 56 – Oxford / Provigo Lennoxville does not existe any more it was a pilot project 

ligne 26 is no longer a taxibuses it is now a minibus that is ran by a contrator called les prominade de l'estrie. ligne now ends at plaza l'ouest

ligne 20 is no longer a taxibuses it is now a microbus that is ran by a contrator called les prominade de l'estrie

ligne 52 is no longer a minibus it is now a taxibus 

Ligne 23 is no longer a minibus and is now a microbus still operatded by the prominade de l'estrie 

Fleet 

50105 and 52101 are being put back to service due to a bus shoratge Fleet will be at 90

 

788679934_Screenshot_2019-01-05-17-17-192.thumb.png.e53f68c84ad9d82a8dd5d886c159fc86.png

35101 - 35118 retirement dates so that gives that 35104 and 35111 where pulled before the STS came 

Retirement dates go in order of 35101-35118 

35117 was converted to the macadam gen 2

42101 is now the macadam gen 3. 

623070221_Screenshot_2019-01-05-17-17-192.thumb.png.793ead6234bcfa5d108c32ad9207bd58.png

 

 

 

Updated!

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On 3/12/2019 at 11:29 AM, SMS said:

Is this still the case?

Would you also like to comment on the eventual closing of Station du Dépôt?

Yes tokens/jetons are still available and station du depot is closing due to problems with cars and limocar buses being parked any where they want. And is turning back to a 1 way street like in the old days because of the downtown upgrading from a very sketchy part of town to where less poor and etc 

On 3/10/2019 at 9:47 PM, anyfong said:

Is La Vermeilleuse a stored-value card like Presto, or can it only load 4 tickets/passes like Opus?

La vermeilleuse you can put as much money as you want on it if you want and when scanned give an automatic transfers on the card . With this method you can also pay for a friend all you do is tell the driver and the driver pushes the (multi/multiple).you can also have the U. DE S. student card. And certain high schools as well. There is the monthly pass as well for around 60$

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45 minutes ago, STO_1601 said:

Is there any 691XXs delivered yet?

there are sapost too be 2 buses delivered end of may to test the AC during the summer then rest should will be put into service in the fall.

i dont know haow many units there is going to be 

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NEW BUS! STS 69105

Photo by Vincent Dussault of Transit in Quebec Facebook Group.

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On 5/6/2019 at 6:10 PM, STO_1601 said:

Is there any 691XXs delivered yet?

the first of a batch of 6 of the 69 series 

69101 was delivered this morning to the garage this morning  

Photo credit:  Oliver Sauvage-Lauzon 

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