Brampton Transit

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Area served Brampton, ON
Founded 1976
Fleet size 334 (conventional)
121 (Züm)
Number of routes 42 (conventional)
5 (Züm)
4 (Express)
Ridership 21,178,343 (2015)
Union ATU Local 1573

Brampton Transit provides transit service to the city of Brampton, Ontario, Canada, a rapidly growing suburb of Toronto. Brampton Transit offers services that cover the whole of Brampton, and offers connections to other parts of the Greater Toronto Area through GO Transit's Georgetown corridor rail and bus service, as well as Mississauga Transit (Mississauga), York Region Transit (York Region) and the TTC (Toronto). In addition to operating regular transit services, it also operates Bus Rapid Transit services under the Züm brand.

History

While the city of Brampton was formed on January 1st 1974 from the old town of Brampton and Bramalea/Chinguacousy Township, Brampton Transit in its current incarnation was created two years later from the January 1st 1976 amalgamation of the Bramalea Bus dial-a-bus service (started in 1973 in Bramalea) and the old "Brampton Transit" operation in the old town of Brampton that had been operated by various contractors and operators over the years since 1950 (using contractor-owned and operated buses operating on a few designated routes in the city). The first new buses for the city were purchased in 1975, and a new fixed route system was introduced in May 1976. Over the following years, more service, more buses and more routes were added as the city continued to grow.

Brampton Transit is currently expanding to meet the needs of the city, including bumping up frequencies and adding service hours, purchasing new buses to replace old ones, investigating electric propulsion technology, introducing new routes to existing and newly developing areas of the city, and expanding their Bus Rapid Transit service (Züm).

Züm

Main article: Züm

In the summer of 2009, the City of Brampton unveiled its new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) service brand, "Züm" (pronounced Zoom). Previously known as AcceleRide during development, Züm began service in September 2010 and has grown to a network of BRT lines along key corridors throughout the City. Züm is operated by a fleet of specially painted New Flyer Xcelsior BRT buses.

Fares

Brampton Transit website fares section

As of July 2018:

Age Group Cash PRESTO e-purse PRESTO Weekly Pass PRESTO Monthly Pass Notes
Child $4.00 $2.50 $27.00 $105.00
Students $4.00 $2.55 $27.00 $107.00
Adults $4.00 $3.00 $33.00 $124.00
  • Includes college and university students
Seniors $1.00* $1.60 $16.00 $52.00
  • Must Show Brampton Transit Senior Identification card.

Other

Cost
Children (5 and under with fare paying passenger) Free
GO Fare Integration $0.80 (cash/PRESTO)
GTA Weekly Pass $61.00
PRESTO Card (non-refundable) $6.00
PRESTO Protective Card Sleeve $2.00
Visually Impaired (With CNIB Card) Free

Bus routes

Brampton Transit currently operates 82 bus routes throughout the City of Brampton. Regular routes are numbered 1-99, express routes in the 100 series, school routes in the 200 series, and Züm routes in the 500 series.

Current routes

The following are current Brampton Transit bus routes. The colour behind each route number is the colour used for each route's line and icon. School routes are in the regular Brampton Transit blue.

1 Queen 2 Main 3 McLaughlin 4 Chinguacousy 5 Bovaird 6 James Potter 7 Kennedy
8 Centre 9 Vodden 10 South Industrial 11 Steeles 12 Grenoble 13 Avondale 14 Torbram
15 Bramalea 16 Southgate 17 Howden 18 Dixie 19 Fernforest 20 East Industrial 21 Heart Lake
23 Sandalwood 24 Van Kirk 25 Edenbrook 26 Mount Pleasant 29 Williams 30 Airport Road 31 McVean
32 Father Tobin 33 Peter Robertson 35 Clarkway 36 Gardenbrooke 40 Central Industrial 50 Gore Road 51 Hereford
52 McMurchy 53 Ray Lawson 55 Elbern Markell 57 Charolais 58 Financial 60 Mississauga Road 92 Bramalea GO
104 Chinguacousy Express 115 Airport Express 185 Dixie Express 199 UTM Express
501 Züm Queen 502 Züm Main 505 Züm Bovaird 511 Züm Steeles 561 Züm Queen West

Former Operators

Service in the old town of Brampton had been contracted out to various operators over the years, that operated it with various transit buses, coaches and school buses of their own (the city did not own the buses). Some of which only operated suburban or inter-urban routes (e.g. connecting Brampton to Malton or Toronto), others were limited transit operations for the town.

  • Collacutt Coach Lines (unknown - Spring 1929) (a suburban service to/from Toronto, later acquired by Gray Coach)
  • Parkinson Coach Lines (1949 - 12 September 1953) (under Bob Parkinson) [1]
  • Streetsville Transportation (possibly late 1953? - 1965?)
  • Parkinson Coach Lines, Ltd. (1965 - 1969) (under Murray brothers operation)
  • Georgetown Transportation Company (1970 - Spring 1973) (company acquired by Travelways)
  • Travelways (Trailways) (Spring 1973 - 1974, contract likely extended from September 1974 to December 31 1975, after which the City of Brampton took over. Service operated as of September 1974 was 4 regular routes and one industrial route in the old town of Brampton area). [2]

Former operators list partially compiled with information from the All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems site[3]

For the dial-a-bus service operated in Bramalea prior to amalgamation into Brampton Transit, see Bramalea Bus.

Garages

Brampton Transit has two garage locations used for both administrative purposes and the servicing and dispatch of its fleet of buses:

  • Clark Garage, 185 Clark Boulevard (opened 1980). This garage operates the following routes: 1, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 30, 35, 36, 40, 50, 51, 52, 53, 57, 65, 92, 115, 185, 199
  • Sandalwood Garage, 130 Sandalwood Pkwy West (opened June 2008). This garage operates the following routes: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15, 21, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 31, 32, 33, 55, 58, 60, 104, 501, 502, 505, 511, 561

The original garage Brampton Transit operated out of after being formed was once located at 77 Hale Road (used from 1976 until the Clark Garage was built in 1980).

Fleet

Prior to 2002, the numbering series was based on year built and number in the fleet (8280 being built in 1982 and bus 80 of the fleet), subject to resetting every 100 buses. With larger orders coming and beginning with the 2002 D40LF's, the numbering system was changed to year built and bus number in the specific order (0201 being built in 2002 and the first bus of the order for that year). Buses numbered up from ##50 are for Züm service, with buses numbered up from ##75 being articulated Züm units.

Total Buses by Manufacturer

Garage New Flyer Nova Total
Clark 64 93 157
Sandalwood 192 106 298
Total 256 199 455

Active

NOTE: Allocations subject to change with fleet availability and without notice.
Units painted for and assigned to Züm service included and noted as such.

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Garage allocation Notes
0201-0221 Brampton Transit 0218-a.JPG 2002 NFI D40LF Cummins ISC Voith D864.3E Luminator Horizon Sandalwood
  • All refurbished and in new livery except 0219
  • Around five units retired
0301-0317 Brampton Transit 0301-a.jpg 2003 NFI D40LF Cummins ISC Voith D864.3E Luminator Horizon Sandalwood
  • All refurbished and in new livery except 0309, 0311, 0313
  • 0315 and 0317 retired
0401-0435 Brampton Transit 0407-a.JPG 2004 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E Luminator Horizon 0419-0435: Clark

0401-0418: Sandalwood

  • All repainted in new livery
  • 0435 retired
0601-0621 Brampton Transit 0610-a.JPG 2005-2006 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E Luminator Horizon Clark
  • 0601-11, 0613-15, 0617, and 0619 refurbished
0622-0638 Brampton Transit 0626-a.jpg 2006 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL 0622-0632:
D864.3E

0633-0638:
ZF 6HP552C

Luminator Horizon 0622-0625: Clark

0626-0638: Sandalwood

0701-0715 Brampton Transit 0708-a.JPG 2007-2008 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E Luminator Horizon Sandalwood
0801-0810 Brampton Transit 0805-a.jpg 2008 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon Clark
0811-0827 Brampton Transit 0821-a.jpg 2008 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon 0811-0812, 0821-0827: Clark

0813-0820: Sandalwood

0901-0916 Brampton Transit 0914-a.jpg 2009 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon 0910, 0912-0916: Clark

0901-0909, 0911: Sandalwood

0917-0926 Brampton Transit 0923-a.jpg 2009 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon Sandalwood
  • First and only order with the 2009 redesigned rear
1050-1074 Brampton Transit 1055-a.jpg 2010 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISL9 Allison EP40
hybrid system
1050-1073: Luminator Horizon

1074: Luminator Spectrum

Sandalwood
  • Assigned to Züm service
1101-1130 Brampton Transit 1126-a.jpg 2010-2011 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon Clark
1150-1165 Brampton Transit 1156-a.jpg 2011 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon Sandalwood
  • Assigned to Züm service
1201-1218 Brampton Transit 1218-a.jpg 2012 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 1201-1210: ZF 6AP1400B

1211-1218: Voith D864.5

Luminator Horizon 1201-1210: Sandalwood

1211-1218: Clark

1250-1251 Brampton Transit 1250-a.jpg 2012 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon Sandalwood
  • Assigned to Züm service
  • Two units for Züm added on from previous order
1275-1294 Brampton Transit 1283-a.jpg 2012 NFI XDE60 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon Sandalwood
  • Assigned to Züm service
1301-1319 Brampton Transit 1316-a.jpg 2012 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon 1301-1310: Clark

1311-1319: Sandalwood

1401-1415 Brampton Transit 1405-a.jpg 2014 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R Luminator Horizon 1401-1410: Clark

1411-1415: Sandalwood

  • First order with the 2013 redesigned rear and 1/3 2/3 front doors
1475-1484 Brampton Transit 1480-a.jpeg 2013 NFI XDE60 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon Sandalwood
  • Assigned to Züm service
1501-1519 Brampton Transit 1509-a.jpg 2015 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R Luminator Horizon 1501-1509: Sandalwood

1510-1519: Clark

1575-1579 Brampton Transit 1578-a.jpg 2014 NFI XDE60 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon Sandalwood
  • Assigned to Züm service
1580-1592 Brampton Transit 1583-a.jpg 2015 NFI XDE60 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon Sandalwood
  • Assigned to Züm service
1601-1623 Brampton Transit 1605-b.jpg 2016 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R Luminator Horizon 1601-1609: Sandalwood

1610-1623: Clark

1675-1682 Brampton Transit 1677-a.jpg 2016 NFI XDE60 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon Sandalwood
  • Assigned to Züm service
1701-1713 Brampton Transit 1702-a.jpg 2017 Nova Bus LFS Cummins L9 Allison B400R Luminator Horizon 1701-1709: Clark

1710-1713: Sandalwood

1775-1785 Brampton Transit 1777-a.jpg 2017 NFI XDE60 Cummins L9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon Sandalwood
  • Assigned to Züm service
1801-1823 2018 Nova Bus LFS Cummins L9 Allison B400R Luminator Horizon Sandalwood
1875-1885 Brampton Transit 1882-a.jpg 2018 NFI XDE60 Cummins L9 Allison H 50 EP
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon Sandalwood
  • Assigned to Züm service

Retired (in Chronological Order)

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Notes
5736-5744 1957 GMC TDH-4512 Old Look Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-series Rollsign
  • Ex-HSR 500 series; acquired in 1976-1977.
  • 5741 donated to HCRY
6682-6685 1966 GMDD TDH-5303 New Look Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-series Rollsign
  • Ex-TTC 3900 series; acquired in 1985.
7110-7113 1971 GMDD T6H-5305 New Look Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9 Rollsign
7301-7303 1973 Mercedes-Benz O309D
  • Ex-Bramalea Dial-A-Bus 7301-7303; acquired in 1974.
7304-7306 1973 Ford Econoline
  • Ex-Bramalea Dial-A-Bus 7304-7306; acquired in 1974.
7410-7413 1974 Rek-Vee Club Car
  • Ex-Bramalea Dial-A-Bus 7410-7413; acquired in 1974.
7518-7520 1973-74 Rek-Vee Club Car
  • GO Transit 1218, 1222 & 1226; leased in 1975-1976.
7522-7535 1975 GMDD T6H-4523N New Look Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9 Rollsign
  • First new Brampton Transit bus order
7745-7753 1977 GMDD T6H-4523N New Look Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Rollsign
7854-7858 1978 Flyer D800B Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Rollsign
7959-7966 1979 GMDD T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Rollsign
8067-8069 Brampton Transit 8068-a.jpg 1980 GMDD T6H-5307N New Look Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Rollsign
  • First 40 foot bus order
8170-8174 1981 OBI 01.501 Detroit Diesel 6V53T Allison MT-643
Rollsign
8275-8281 Brampton Transit 8279-a.jpg 1982 GMDD T6H-5307N New Look Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Rollsign
8273-8274, 8289 Brampton Transit 8274-a.jpg 1982 GMDD T8H-5307A New Look Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison V730 8273-8274: Rollsign

8289: Balios Orange LED

8500 Brampton Transit 8500-a.jpg 1985 Leyland Olympian Cummins L10 Leyland Hydracyclic Luminator Matrix
8575, 8690-8691 Brampton Transit 8691-a.jpg 1985 GMDD T8H-5307A New Look Detroit Diesel 6V92T Allison V730 8575: Rollsign

8690-8691: Balios Orange LED

8686-8687 Brampton Transit 8687-a.jpg 1986 OBI 01.508 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747 Rollsign
  • 8687 refurbished.
8788-8793 Brampton Transit 8788-a.jpg 1987 MCI Classic Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731 Rollsign
  • 8788 in older scheme
  • All retired by end of February 2008
8894-8899 Brampton Transit 8897-a.JPG 1988 OBI 01.508 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3 Rollsign
  • 8894, 8896, 8898-8899 were refurbished.
8901-8909 Brampton Transit 8901-a.jpg 1989 OBI 01.508 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3 Luminator MAX
  • First to feature electronic signs
  • Feature Luminator MAX only as front sign
9014-9028 Brampton Transit 9025-a.jpg 1990 OBI 01.508 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3 9018, 9021, 9023, 9024, 9027, 9028:
Luminator MAX

9014, 9015, 9016, 9017, 9019, 9020, 9022, 9025, 9026: Luminator Horizon

  • First to feature A/C
  • Most refurbished
9129-9137 Brampton Transit 9134-a.jpg 1991 OBI 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3 Luminator MAX
9176-9180 Brampton Transit 9179-a.jpg 1991 NFI D40S Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D864.3 9176, 9177-9180: Dual GO-style rollsigns

9177: Luminator Matrix:MAX front only

  • Ex-GO Transit 1900 series; acquired in 2000.
  • Feature Suburban style seating
9638-9640 Brampton Transit 9640-a.JPG 1996 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Luminator Matrix:MAX
  • All refurbished
9641-9645 Brampton Transit 9641-a.jpg 1996 OBI 06.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Luminator Matrix:MAX
  • All refurbished.
9846-9864 Brampton Transit 9863-a.jpg 1998 OBI 06.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Luminator Matrix:MAX
  • Refurbished
9965-9972 Brampton Transit 9966-b.jpg 1999 OBI 05.501 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R 9965-69, 9972:
Luminator MAX 3000

9970-9971: Luminator Horizon

  • Refurbished
0181-0188 Brampton Transit 0183-a.jpg 2001 OBI 05.501 Cummins ISM Voith D863.3E 0181, 0182, 0184-0188:
Balios Orange LED

0183: Axion LED

Demonstrated and leased

NOTE: this list is incomplete NOTE: Fleet number on some older leased units appears to be given as year of initial lease, not year built.

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Notes
184-1 2005 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 6HP552C Axion LED
SR1321 2009 NFI XDE40 Cummins ISL9 Allison EP40 Luminator Horizon
  • Displayed at Clark in October 2009
0475 2004 NFI D60LF Detroit Diesel S50EGR ULSD Allison B500R Balios Orange LED
  • Leased from New Flyer for driver familiarization before articulated Züm Xcelsior deliveries.
  • Original to OC Transpo as 6332 (retired for New Flyer trade-in credit)
  • Operated in OC Transpo scheme with Brampton Transit logos and "Training Bus" lettering
  • Leased from late February to June 2012
7407-7409 1974 Ford B600
  • Leased from McNab Bus Sales in 1974-1975.
7414 1974 Ford B700
  • Leased from McNab Bus Sales in 1974-1976.
7415-7416 1974 Rek-Vee Club Car
7517 1974 Ford B700
  • Leased from McNab Bus Sales 1975-1976.
7519-7520 1973-1974 Rek-Vee Club Car
7521 1974 Ford B700
  • Leased from McNab Bus Sales in 1975-1976.
No number 2018 Proterra Catalyst BE40 E2
  • Displayed at garage 14 November 2018.

External links

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Active Fleet
D40LF 0201-0221, 0301-0317, 0401-0435
Nova LFS 0601-0621, 0622-0638, 0701-0715, 0801-0810, 0811-0827, 0901-0916, 0917-0926, 1401-1415, 1501-1519, 1601-1623, 1701-1713, 1801-1823
XD40 1101-1130, 1201-1218, 1301-1319
XDE40 1050-1074, 1150-1165, 1250-1251
XDE60 1275-1294, 1475-1484, 1575-1579, 1580-1592, 1675-1682, 1775-1785, 1875-1885
Facilities
Terminals Bramalea GO Station - Bramalea Terminal - Brampton Gateway Terminal - Downtown Terminal - Heart Lake Terminal - Lisgar GO Station - Mississauga City Centre Terminal - Mount Pleasant Village & GO Station - Trinity Common Terminal - York University Terminal - Humber College
Garages Clark Blvd. Facility - Sandalwood Facility
Routes
Regular 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 23 24 25 26 29 30 31 32 33 35 36 40 50 51 52 53 55 57 58 60 92 115 185
Züm 501 502 505 511 561
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  1. https://www.bramptonguardian.com/news-story/6271278-brampton-street-named-after-transit-pioneer-veteran/ Brampton street named after transit pioneer, veteran. Douglas, Pam. The Brampton Guardian, February 10th 2016.
  2. http://www.brampton.ca/EN/City-Hall/Bylaws/Archive/108-1974.pdf City of Brampton bylaw 108-74
  3. All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems