Acadian Lines

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Acadian Lines, a subsidiary of Orléans Express, was a Canadian coach operator based in Moncton, New Brunswick. They operated intercity bus service between New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. In addition, Acadian Lines connected with Orléans Express in Rivière-du-Loup, Quebec and Greyhound USA in Bangor, Maine.

History

Acadlian Lines was founded in August 1938 as Nova Scotia Coach Lines. It was renamed Acadian Coach Lines in 1947. The Nova Scotia-based coach company provided intercity and charter service within the province. Acadian acquired the bus operations of Fleetlines Limited and Highland Lines in December 1955.

In December 1995, the Irving Transportation Group-owned SMT (Eastern) acquired Acadian Lines and its charter coach company Nova Charter Services. The three companies operated under the Acadian Lines brand beginning in 2003.[1] Orléans Express purchased Acadian Lines in March 2004. However in August 2012, it was announced Acadian Lines would shut down after it was no longer deemed profitable. The last day of operations was November 30, 2012.

Facilities

Halifax, NS

  • Address: 6040 Almon St., Halifax, NS

Moncton, NB

  • Address: 92 Lester St., Moncton, NB E1C 4T6

Truro, NS

  • Address: 280 Willow St., Truro, NS B2N 5A3

Rosters

Coach

Not Complete

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
101-103 (1st) 1960 GMC PD-4104
101-102 (2nd) 1983 MCI MC-9
103 (2nd), 104 1984 MCI MC-9
105-106 1985 MCI MC-9
107 1984 MCI MC-9
113 1989 MCI MC-9
115-120 1989 MCI MC-9 Special
204 1988 MCI 102-A3
206 1990? MCI 102-A3
208 1991 Prevost H3-40
331-335 1952 Flxible VisiCoach
218B1-52-29IC
401 1951 Flxible VisiCoach
218B7-51-33SU
Ex-Highland Lines 401; acquired in Dec. 1955.
501, 505-506 1953 Flxible VisiCoach
218B7-53-33SU
Ex-Fleetlines 501, 505-506; acquired in Dec. 1955.
701-702 1966 GMC PD-4107
703-706 1968 GMC PD-4107
707-710 1969 GMC PD-4107
801-804 1971 GMC PD-4108
805 1980 MCI MC-5C
901-902 1972 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual
903-906 1973 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual
907-908 1974 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual
909-910 1975 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual
911-912 1977 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual
913-914 1978 GMC P8M-4905A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Manual
919 MCI MC-8
  • Ex-?
  • Unknown year
920 MCI MC-8 Unknown year
921 MCI MC-8
  • Ex-?
  • Unknown year
4710 MCI Unknown year and model.
4747 MCI MC-9 Unknown year.
10601-10604 2006 Prevost LeMirage XL-II Transferred from Orléans Express
14855-14856 1998 Prevost H3-45 Transferred from Orléans Express
15001-15002 2000 Prevost LeMirage XL-II Transferred from Orléans Express
15101, 15104-15105,
15110-15112
2001 Prevost LeMirage XL-II Transferred from Orléans Express
15203, 15205-15206,
15208
2002 Prevost LeMirage XL-II Transferred from Orléans Express
15303-15306 2003 Prevost LeMirage XL-II Transferred from Orléans Express
15352 2003 Prevost H3-45 Transferred from Orléans Express
15401,
15404-15407
Acadian Lines 15401-a.jpg 2004 Prevost LeMirage XL-II Transferred from Orléans Express
15458 2004 Prevost H3-45
15501-15508 2005 Prevost LeMirage XL-II Transferred from Orléans Express
15560,
15562
2005 Prevost H3-45
15591-15592,
15594-15595
2002 Prevost LeMirage XL-II
15605-15606 2001 Prevost H3-45
15607 2002 Prevost H3-45
15611 2003 Prevost H3-45
15921-15922,
15924
2009 ABC M1235

Transit

Not Complete

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
201-202 1/1960 GMC TDH-4517 201 used for Gray Line.
301-302 1964 GMDD SDM-4502
3311 Orion 01.50?

External Links

References

  1. Acadian Lines history (archived). Retrieved on 11 December 2013/