Ajax Pickering Transit Authority

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The Ajax Pickering Transit Authority (APTA) was formed with the merger of Ajax Transit and Pickering Transit operations. The systems were formally merged in March 2000, and service officially began on Septenber 4, 2001.[1] On January 1, 2006, APTA became part of Durham Region Transit.

Routes

The following routes were operated by APTA. Service areas were divided into APTA East (Ajax) and APTA West (Pickering).[2] Routes were identified as rush hour or mid-day service by an R or M suffix respectively. Flag Bus routes are routes which operated like a community bus and are able to be flagged down in a safe location along the route.

APTA East

  • M-18 or R-18 Beach
  • M-20 or R-20 Westney
  • R-21 Delaney
  • R-22 Shoal Point
  • R-23 Nottingham
  • M-24 or R-24Harwood
  • R-26 or M-26 Duffins
  • R-29 Elm
  • M-32 or R-32 Village
  • M-35 or R-35 Puckrin
  • M-40 or R-40 Applecroft

APTA West

  • M-1 and R-1 Industrial
  • M-2/11 Liverpool & Finch/Highway 2
  • R-2 Liverpool
  • M2A/12 Village East/Brock Rd.
  • R-2A Village East
  • M-3 and R-3 Amberlea
  • R-4 Glendale
  • R-5 West Shore
  • M-6/5 Bay Ridges/West Shore
  • R-6 Bay Ridges
  • M-7 or R-7 Rosebank
  • R-9 Rouge Hill Shuttle
  • M-10 and R-10 Ajax
  • R-11 Finch/Highway 2
  • R-12 Brock Rd.
  • R14 Maple Ridge

Flag Bus

  • Flag 1
  • Flag 2
  • Flag 3

Facilities

Ajax Garage

  • Address: 110 Westney Rd. South, Ajax, ON L1S 2C8

Pickering Garage

  • Address: 2570 Tillings Rd., Pickering, ON

All-time conventional fleet

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
102 1982 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Ex-STCUM 25-082.
  • Leased from Eastway in early 2005 for a few months.
103 1982 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Ex-STCUQ 8206.
  • Leased from Eastway in early 2005 for a few months.
2001-2008 1999 BIA Orion 06.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
2009-2011 1999 BIA Orion 06.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
2012-2013 1994 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.2
2014-2015 1994 OBI Orion 05.501 Cummins L10 Voith D863.2
2016-2017 1992 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
2018-2019 1992 OBI Orion 05.501 Cummins L10 Voith D863.23
2020 Ajax Pickering Transit Authority 2020-a.jpg 1990 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
2021 1990 OBI Orion 01.507 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
2022-2023 1989 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
2024-2025 1989 OBI Orion 01.507 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
2026-2029 1988 NFI D40 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
2030-2031 Ajax Pickering Transit Authority 2030-a.jpg 1988 OBI Orion 01.508 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison HT-740
2032-2033 Ajax Pickering Transit Authority 2033-a.jpg 1988 OBI Orion 01.507 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
2034-2035 1987 OBI Orion 01.508 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison HT-740
2036 Ajax Pickering Transit Authority 2036-a.jpg 1987 OBI Orion 01.507 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747
2037-2038 Ajax Pickering Transit Authority 2038-a.jpg 1997 MTB Glider Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison MT-644
2039 Ajax Pickering Transit Authority 2039-a.jpg 1986 OBI Orion 01.508 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
2040 Ajax Pickering Transit Authority 2040-a.jpg 1985 OBI Orion 01.507 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
2041 Ajax Pickering Transit Authority 2041-a.jpg 1984 OBI Orion 01.507 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
2042-2043 1984 OBI Orion 01.502 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison MT-644
2044 Ajax Pickering Transit Authority 2044-a.jpg 1982 OBI Orion 01.504 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison MT-644
2045 1980 OBI Orion 01.502 Detroit Diesel 6V53N Allison MT-643
2046 1979 GMDD T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
2047 1978 GMDD T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
2048 Ajax Pickering Transit Authority 2048-a.jpg 1982 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Ex-STCUM 25-055; bought in 2002.
  • Retired in May 2005.
2049 1987 OBI Orion 01.507 Cummins L10 ZF 4HP590
  • Ex-Indiana County.
  • Leased from MTB in 2003.
2050-2055 2003 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Voith D863.3E
2060-2061 1990 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747
2062-2065 Ajax Pickering Transit Authority 2065-a.jpg 1992 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748

Service vehicle roster

Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission VIN Notes
903 1995 Ford Escort
948 1991 Ford F350
951 1999 Pontiac Trans Sport
952 2004 Ford F250
2047 2000 Chevrolet S-10 pickup

References

  1. Free rides, souvenir tickets featured in first official day of merged transit system, archive.org, retrieved on 2009-08-07
  2. APTA scheduals, archive.org, retrieved on 2009-08-07
  • APTA official roster
  • Personal notes & sightings