Ajax Transit

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Ajax Transit was the public transit agency serving the town of Ajax, Ontario.

History

In 1969 Charterways Transportation began operating a bus route in Ajax. Under an agreement the Town Council regulated the fares charged for service within the town. Beginning in 1973, a study of potential transit ridership was conducted that would influence service levels and funding for a local transit system.

Ajax Transit service began in 1976 with operations contracted to Charterways Transportation. The buses that were initially used were school buses, but after a short time dedicated transit buses were purchased. Two General Motors T6H-4523Ns were the first of such buses for the fleet. These vehicles and those that followed were owned by the town.

In November of 1992 Ajax Council voted to implement a town-operated transit system, replacing Charterways Transportation as the operator. This came into effect in January 1993.

In March 2000 the Town of Ajax and City of Pickering agreed to merge transit operations. Ajax Pickering Transit Authority service began on Septenber 4, 2001.

Routes

The following routes were operated:

  • Elm
  • Duffins
  • Beach
  • Harwood
  • Westney Heights
  • Village
  • Puckrin
  • Hospital
  • Flag Bus

All-time roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
901 1978 GMDD T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Originally numbered 7801
  • To APTA as 2047
902 1979 GMDD T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Originally numbered 7901
  • To APTA as 2046
903 1980 OBI Orion 01.501 Detroit Diesel 6V53N Allison MT-643
  • Originally numbered 8001
  • To APTA as 2045
904 1984 OBI Orion 01.507 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
  • Originally numbered 8401
  • To APTA as 2041
905 1986 OBI Orion 01.508 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
  • Originally numbered 8601
  • To APTA as 2039
906-907 1987 OBI Orion 01.508 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison HT-740
908-909 1988 OBI Orion 01.508 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison HT-740
910-913 1988 NFI D40 Detroit Diesel 6V92 Voith D863.2
914-915 1989 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
916 1990 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
917-918 1992 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.2
919-920 1994 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.2
954 1992 Ford/Overland E350/ELF 124 Ford Power Stroke 7.3L Diesel
998-999 1969 GMDD T6H-4521 Ex-London Transit Commission 44 & 47; bought in May 1988.
9021-9023 1999 BIA Orion 06.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R

References

  • Personal notes and sightings
  • "A Town Called Ajax". Ajax Historical Board. 1995.