Cardinal Coach Lines

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Cardinal Coach Lines is based in Calgary, AB and was taken over by FirstGroup plc in 2007. In addition to charter and school bus service, they also operate commuter lines from Airdrie and Strathmore to Calgary.

All-Time Motorcoach Fleet Roster (now under First Canada)

Not a complete list

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
96 1954 MCI Courier 95D Ex-Saskatchewan Transportation Company 504
102 Cardinal Coach Lines 102.jpg MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
284 First Canada 284-a.jpg 1998 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
432 ? MCI 102-DL3
463-465 Cardinal Coach Lines 465.jpg 1980 OBI Orion 01.503 Detroit Diesel 6V53N Air Conditioned.
466-467 Cardinal Coach Lines 467.jpg 1980 OBI Orion 01.505 Detroit Diesel 6V53N Air Conditioned.
579-580, 582 1975 MCI MC-5B Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual transmission Ex-Charterways Ontario #'s 1065, 1064, 1066
580 First Canada 580-a.jpg Setra S 417 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Leased from US in December 2008 to ?
583 2004 Setra S 417 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Leased from US in December 2008 to ?
587 Cardinal Coach Lines 587.jpg ? Setra S 417 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Leased from US in December 2008 to ?
600 First Canada 600-a.jpg ? Prevost X3-45
602 First Canada 602-a.jpg ? Prevost X3-45
603 First Canada 603-a.jpg ? Prevost X3-45
606 First Canada 606-a.jpg ? Prevost X3-45
609 1971 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740
  • Ex-Greyhound Canada #358.
  • Converted to a Freight / Passenger combo by Greyhound.
  • Converted by Cardinal to regular passenger bus.
  • To SAIT Trojans (AB).
  • Returned to Cardinal Coach Lines as #637.
611 Prevost X3-45
610-612 1972 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual transmission Ex-Greyhound Canada #'s 388-390
613 Cardinal Coach Lines 613.jpg 1973 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual transmission Ex-Greyhound Canada #405
613 ? Prevost X3-45
614 Cardinal Coach Lines 614.jpg 1973 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual transmission Ex-Greyhound Canada #407
615 First Canada 615-a.jpg ? Prevost X3-45
616 Cardinal Coach Lines 616.jpg 1985 MCI 96-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 5 speed manual transmission New to Cardinal
621 First Canada 621-a.jpg ? Prevost X3-45
622 First Canada 622-a.jpg ? Prevost X3-45
625 First Canada 625-a.jpg ? Prevost X3-45
629 ? Prevost X3-45
630 First Canada 630-a.jpg ? Prevost X3-45
631 First Canada 631-a.jpg ? Prevost X3-45
637 1971 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740
  • Ex-SAIT Trojans.
  • Renumbered 1472
638-639 1973 GMC S8H-5304A Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison VS2-8 Ex-Gray Coach Lines 1413, 1417
639 First Canada 639-a.jpg ? Prevost X3-45
651 First Canada 651-a.jpg ? Prevost X3-45
677 Cardinal Coach Lines 677.jpg 1975 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740 Ex-Brewster Transportation #60
736 Cardinal Coach Lines 736.jpg 1981 Prevost LeMirage Detroit Diesel 8V71N 6 speed manual transmission Ex-Westerhaug Bus Lines(SK)
772 Aug. 1990 MCI 102-C3
871 1983 Prevost LeMirage Detroit Diesel 8V71N 6 speed manual transmission
875 1989 MCI MC-9 Special Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 7-speed manual Transfered from Greyhound Canada
879 First Canada 879-b.jpg 1989 MCI MC-9 Special Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 7-speed manual Transfered from Greyhound Canada early 2010
932 First Canada 932-a.jpg 1991 MCI 102-C3 Caterpillar 3176B ? 7-speed Transfered from Greyhound Canada early 2010
948-949 Cardinal Coach Lines 948.jpg 1985 Prevost LeMirage XL Detroit Diesel 8V92TA 6 speed manual transmission Ex-Americoach#'s 73-74(CA).
979 First Canada 979-a.jpg 1991 Prevost LeMirage XL Detroit Diesel 8V92TA 6 speed manual transmission New to Cardinal
988 1995 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 7-speed Transferred from Greyhound Canada early 2010
1029 First Canada 1029-a.jpg 1998 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Transferred from Greyhound Canada in early 2010
  • GC284 shown on rear of coach.
  • Later renumbered to 284
1062 1973 MCI MC-5B Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual transmission
1136 ? Prevost LeMirage Detroit Diesel 8V71N 6 speed manual transmission Ex-?
1157 Cardinal Coach Lines 1157-a.jpg 1995 MCI 102-D3 Caterpillar - model unknown 7 speed manual transmission
  • New to Cardinal Coach Lines in 1995
1158 Cardinal Coach Lines 1158-a.jpg 1995 MCI 102-D3 Caterpillar - model unknown 7 speed manual transmission
  • New to Cardinal Coach Lines in 1995
1161 1976 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Ex-? Has serial number S11781
1190 2001 MCI G4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R Transfered from Greyhound Canada early 2010
1243 First Canada 1243-a.jpg 1973 MCI MC-5B Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4 speed manual transmission Ex-#1062 (S10435)
1249-1250 First Canada 1250-a.jpg 1995 MCI 102-DL3 Caterpillar - model unknown 7 speed manual transmission New to Cardinal
1258 Cardinal Coach Lines 1258.jpg 1978 TMC MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
1259 Cardinal Coach Lines 1259.jpg 1978 TMC MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
1372 Cardinal Coach Lines 1372.jpg 1985 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA or 8V92TA? Ex-?
1399 First Canada 1399-a.jpg 1989 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA or 8V92TA? Ex-R&J McMynn Leasing (BC)
1400 1986 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA or 8V92TA? Originally International Stage Lines (BC) #946
1401 Cardinal Coach Lines 1401-a.jpg 1983 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 5 speed manual transmission Ex-?
1402 1981 Prevost LeMirage Detroit Diesel 8V71N 6 speed manual transmission
1472 Cardinal Coach Lines 1472.jpg 1971 MCI MC-7 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Allison HT-740
  • Ex-#637
  • Exx-#609
1473 Cardinal Coach Lines 1473.jpg 1978 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
1480 Cardinal Coach Lines 1480.jpg 1995 Thomas Built Buses Chartour
  • Airporter
  • 30' long
1490, 1497 Cardinal Coach Lines 1497.jpg 1981 MCI MC-9 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA?
1494 First Canada 1494-a.jpg 1989 MCI 102-C3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA or 8V92TA? 5 speed manual transmission Ex-Murray Hill 776
1495 Cardinal Coach Lines 1495.jpg ? Overland ELF 125 Wc15.JPG Ford E-350
1498 Cardinal Coach Lines 1498-a.jpg 1976 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N Ex-?
1499 Cardinal Coach Lines 1499.jpg ? Prevost LeMirage Detroit Diesel 8V71N 6 speed manual transmission Ex-?
1501 Cardinal Coach Lines 1501-a.jpg 1983 Prevost LeMirage Detroit Diesel 8V71N 6 speed manual transmission Ex-?
1610 Cardinal Coach Lines 1610.jpg 1980 OBI Orion 01.504 Detroit Diesel 6V53N ex-Calgary Transit 296
1705 1975 MCI MC-8 Detroit Diesel 8V71N
  • Ex-? Has serial # S110404
  • Never used in service and never carried fleet number.
  • retired.
1706 Cardinal Coach Lines 1706.jpg 1978 Prevost LeMirage Detroit Diesel 8V71N 6 speed manual transmission Ex-Gray Line of Victoria 6611 (Serial # LM103261979)
1709-1710 Cardinal Coach Lines 1710.jpg 1990 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Ex-Brewster Transportation (643 - Serial # 1M8FDMTA3LP043345), (642 - Serial # 1M8FDM7A1LP043344)
1718 Cardinal Coach Lines 1718.jpg 1990 MCI 102-C3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 7 speed manual transmission Ex-Brewster Transportation 209 - serial # 1M8GDM7AXL9043377
1732 Cardinal Coach Lines 1732.jpg 1987 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA or 8V92TA? 5 speed manual transmission Ex-Beaver Bus Lines (MN) 53 (Serial # 1M8FDM7A5HP041202)
1733 Cardinal Coach Lines 1733.jpg 1987 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA or 8V92TA? 5 speed manual transmission Ex-? (Serial # 1M8FDM7A4HP041742)
1734 Cardinal Coach Lines 1734.jpg 1988 MCI 102-A3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA or 8V92TA? 5 speed manual transmission Ex-? (Serial # 1M8FDM9AJP042136) *Note - serial number is missing one character.
2186 Champion Challenger Ford E-450 Airporter
2200-2201 Cardinal Coach Lines 2201.jpg 2000 Prevost XL-II Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R New to Cardinal
2342 Cardinal Coach Lines 2342.jpg ? MCI 102-DL3
2362 First Canada 2362-a.jpg ? Prevost LeMirage XL-40 Ex-?
2462 Cardinal Coach Lines 2462.jpg 1993 MCI 102-DL3 Ex-?
2463 Cardinal Coach Lines 2463.jpg ? MCI 102-DL3 Ex-Can-ar Coach
2801 Cardinal Coach Lines 2801.jpg ? MCI 102-DL3
2940 ? MCI 102-DL3
3021 Cardinal Coach Lines 3021.jpg ? Van Hool T2145
3034-3035 Cardinal Coach Lines 3034.jpg ? MCI 102-DL3 Ex-?
3039-3040, 3042 Cardinal Coach Lines 3039.jpg Blue Bird Q-Bus
9185, 9187, 9192, 9193 Cardinal Coach Lines 9187.jpg 1996-97 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R Ex-Perimeter Transportation #'s?
F127 MCI 102-A3 Ex Farwest Coach F127
GC284 1998 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R #1029 transfered from Greyhound Canada early 2010
691 Cardinal Coach Lines 691a.jpg ? MCI 102-DL3 Leased unit? Has not been seen in several years in Calgary area.
109095 Cardinal Coach Lines 109095.jpg MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
109096 Cardinal Coach Lines 109096.jpg MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
109097 Cardinal Coach Lines 109097.jpg 1996 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
  • Has former fleet numbers of 48751 above the passenger door.
  • Vin: 1M8PDMTA3TP048751
109098 1996 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
109099 Cardinal Coach Lines 109099.jpg MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
109100 First Canada 109100-a.jpg MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
109127 Cardinal Coach Lines 109127.jpg ? MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R Ex-Beaver Bus Lines 80
109189 Cardinal Coach Lines 109189-a.jpg ? MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R Ex-??
109194 Cardinal Coach Lines 109194.jpg ? MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R Ex-??
109198 ? MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R Ex-??

Calgary School Bus Fleet Roster

See Cardinal Coach Lines Calgary school bus fleet roster

Other Vehicles

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Make Model Notes
856 1986 Plymouth Acclaim
1585 1999 GMC S-15 pickup truck
1765-1804 2000 Dodge Caravan 5 passenger
1805-1864 2000 Dodge Grand Caravan 5 passenger
2138 1996 Chevrolet Cavalier
2218 2002 Chrysler Sebring

Vancouver School Bus Fleet Roster (now under First Student Canada)

Large Buses

Fleet Number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1656-1658 Cardinal Coach Lines 1656.jpg 1999 Thomas Built Buses FS-65 conventional 72 passenger Tall roofline, Tinted passenger windows. Cummins B5.9 engine
1750 Cardinal Coach Lines 1750.jpg 2000 Blue Bird TC/2000 FE transit 84 passenger body luggage bays. Rear air ride suspension. equipped with air brakes and engine retarders
1751 Cardinal Coach Lines 1751.jpg 2000 Blue Bird TC/2000 FE transit 84 passenger body luggage bays. Rear air ride suspension. equipped with air brakes and engine retarders
2001-2005 1998 Blue Bird TC/2000 FE transit 72 passenger
2006 1991 Blue Bird TC/2000 FE transit 78 passenger
2007-2008 1990 Blue Bird GMC C60 conventional 72 passenger
2015-2020 Cardinal Coach Lines 2019.jpg 1999 Blue Bird TC/2000 FE transit 72 passenger
2212-2215 Cardinal Coach Lines 2213.jpg 2001-02 Blue Bird TC/2000 FE transit 84 passenger Luggage bays. Rear air ride suspension. Equipped with air brakes and engine retarders
2481-2484 2005 Thomas Built Buses Saf-T-Liner HDX transit 84 passenger body
2493 First Student Canada 2493-a.jpg 2003-04? Thomas Built Buses FS-65 conventional 72 passenger
  • Taller roofline, Tinted passenger windows.
3298 2005-10 IC Bus FE300 transit 84 passenger
102217 2010 IC Bus CE conventional 72 passenger body

Small Buses

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Body Type Chassis Type Notes
1988 Cardinal Coach Lines 1988.jpg 1992-2007 Blue Bird / Girardin MB-IV Ford E-350 wheelchair lift equipped
2035 Cardinal Coach Lines 2035.jpg 1996-2002 Blue Bird / Girardin MB-IV GMC Savana 3500
2054 Cardinal Coach Lines 2054.jpg 1996-2002 Blue Bird / Girardin MB-II GMC Savana 3500
2061 Cardinal Coach Lines 2061.jpg 1996-2002 Blue Bird / Girardin MB-II GMC Savana 3500
2091 Cardinal Coach Lines 2091.jpg 1996-2002 Blue Bird / Girardin MB-II GMC Savana 3500
2105 Cardinal Coach Lines 2105.jpg 1996-2002 Blue Bird / Girardin MB-II GMC Savana 3500

References