Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Shuttle

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The Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Shuttle is a free shuttle bus service operating between Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport and Downtown Toronto.[1] Operations are contracted to Tokmakjian Inc.

The shuttle was initiated by Porter Airlines to provide greater connectivity between the airport and Downtown Toronto. Service was initially restricted to Porter Airlines customers and staff only, and operated from Station Street beside the Skywalk next to Union Station. Operations were moved to York Street beside the Royal York Hotel after Porter was evicted from the Skywalk.

After Air Canada began operating from Billy Bishop airport in 2011, the shuttle was renamed and opened to all passengers without requiring a ticket or employee ID. Loading was later relocated to Front Street West due to construction at Union Station. In April 2016, Tokmakjian Inc. began operating the service, taking over from Pacific Western which had operated the service since its inception.

Fleet

Active roster under Tokmakjian Inc.

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1937 Can-Ar Coach Service 1937-a.jpg 2003 New Flyer D40LF Cummins ISC Allison B400R
2803-2804 Can-Ar Coach Service 2801-a.jpg 2008-09 ElDorado E-Z Rider II MAX Cummins ISB Allison B300R
2805-2808 Can-Ar Coach Service 2808-a.jpg 2016 ElDorado E-Z Rider II BRT Cummins ISB6.7 Voith D854.5

All-time roster under Pacific Western

If one of the dedicated buses listed below was not available, a midsized coach or spare shuttle bus was used.

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
01-03 Porter Airlines 03-a.jpg 2006 Blue Bird Ultra LF Cummins ISB Allison B300R
5250, 5256, 5263-5264 Pacific Western Transportation 5264-a.jpg 1995 New Flyer D40LF Cummins ISC Allison B400R

References

  1. Directions to Airports. Porter Airlines. Retrieved on 15 May 2012.


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