Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System

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Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System serves the Cowichan Valley area in British Columbia. The handyDART service is provided by Farwest Coach and the rural transit service is operated by Volunteer Cowichan.[1]

Routes

  • Duncan routes:
    • 2 Mt. Prevost
    • 3 Quamichan
    • 4 Maple Bay
    • 5 Eagle Heights
    • 6 Crofton-Chemainus
    • 7/7X Cowichan Lake
    • 8 Mill Bay via Telegraph Rd/Duncan via Shawnigan Lake
    • 9 Mill Bay via Shawnigan Lake/Duncan via Telegraph Rd
  • Lake Cowichan/Youbou routes:
    • 20 Youbou Connector
    • 21 Honeymoon Bay
  • Ladysmith routes:
    • 31 Alderwood-Ladysmith
    • 34 Ladysmith-Chemainus
    • 36 Ladysmith-Duncan Express
  • Cowichan Valley Commuter routes:

Fares

Current

Facilities

Garage/HQ

  • Address: #3-5280 Polkey Road, Duncan, BC
  • Email: byoung@farwestvic.com
  • Phone: 250-746-9899

Active Roster

Conventional

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
4017-4022 Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System 4022-a.jpg 2017 Grande West Vicinity 30' Cummins B6.7 Voith D864.6
4431-4432 2017 Grande West Vicinity 35' Cummins B6.7 Voith D864.6
4471-4474 Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System 4471-a.jpg 2018 Grande West Vicinity 35' Cummins B6.7 Voith D864.6
9290-9291, 9293-9297, 9300 Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System 9296-a.jpg 2008 Nova Bus LFS Suburban Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
  • Used on Commuter runs between Duncan/Shawnigan Lake and Victoria.
  • 9300 transferred from Pemberton Valley in November 2011 to replace 9292.

Community Bus - Youbou

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2393, 2447 2013 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2474 2014 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L

Community Shuttle - Ladysmith

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2442 2013 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2551 2014 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L

HandyDART

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2442, 2445 2013 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2508, 2554 2014 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2593 2015 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2671 2018 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/SOM 28 GMC Vortec 6.0L

Transferred/Retired Roster

Conventional

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
0002 BC Transit 0002-a.jpg 2000 TransBus Dart SPD (35')/Pointer 2 Cummins ISB Voith D823.3E
  • ex Whistler in 2010
  • Transferred to Comox Valley in January 2013.
0007 2000 TransBus Dart SPD (35')/Pointer 2 Cummins ISB Voith D823.3E
  • ex Whistler in 2010
  • Transferred to Comox Valley in January 2013.
0109, 0114 Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System 0114-a.jpg 2001 TransBus Dart SPD (35')/Pointer 2 Cummins ISB Voith D823.3E
  • 0109 damaged by fire and retired.
  • 0114 transferred from Kamloops.
0229 Kelowna Regional Transit System 0229-a.jpg 2002 TransBus Dart SPD (35')/Pointer 2 Cummins ISB Voith D823.3E
  • Transferred to Victoria for storage in 2008.
6777 1981 OBI Orion 01.504 Detroit Diesel 6V53N Allison MT-643
  • Retired in March 2006.
610 Victoria Regional Transit System 610-a.jpg 1991 Orion Orion V 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3E
762 1966 GMDD TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
  • Original to BCH Victoria
  • Transferred from Victoria in 2000
  • Transferred to Victoria in 2006
8903 1989 MCI TC40-102N Classic Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Equipped with Telma 4 Stage retarder.
  • Transferred to Victoria in April 2009.
8907-8908 1987 GMDD TC40-102N "Classic" Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Equipped with Telma 4 Stage retarder.
  • 8907 transferred to Nanaimo.
8915 1989 MCI TC40-102N Classic Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Equipped with Telma 4 Stage retarder.
  • Used for parts after accident in 2008.
8922 Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System 922-a.jpg 1988 MCI TC40-102N Classic Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Transferred from Victoria in April 2010 as temporary replacement for 9292.
  • Replaced by 9300 in November 2011.
9054-9055, 9057, 9061 Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System 9061-a.jpg 2000 TransBus Dart SPD (35')/Pointer 2 Cummins ISB Voith D823.3E
  • 9054-9055, 9061 transferred from Victoria.
  • 9057 transferred from Kamloops.
  • 9057 damaged by fire and retired.
9081-9082 Cowichan Valley Transit System 9081-a.jpg 2001 TransBus Dart SPD (35')/Pointer 2 Cummins ISB Voith D823.3E
9292 Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System 9292-a.jpg 2008 Nova Bus LFS Suburban Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
  • Used on Commuter runs between Duncan/Shawnigan Lake and Victoria.
  • Involved in head-on collision in April 2010 and retired.
9919-9922, 9928-9929, 9945 Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System 9929-a.jpg 1999 Dennis Dart SLF (30')/Pointer 2 Cummins ISB Allison AT-545

Community Bus

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
C577 1996 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar III
  • assigned to Cowichan Valley Conventional
C608 1991 International Arrow III
C610, C612-C613 1992 International Arrow III
C705-C707 1992 Ford/Overland E-450/ELF 125
  • The first three buses assigned to the new Cowichan Valley Conventional system in 1993
C712 1996 Ford/Overland E-450/ELF 125
C830 1998 Ford Professional
  • No w/c lift
  • Assigned to Youbou Conventional
L97 1998 Ford B350
  • No w/c lift
  • Assigned to Youbou Conventional
C983 2005 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar III
2134 2008 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar III
  • Assigned to Youbou.
2236 2009 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar III
  • Assigned to Youbou.
2385-2386 BC Transit 2386-a.jpg 2013 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
  • Assigned to Ladysmith.

HandyDART

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
C555 1996 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar III
2092-2093, 2115 BC Transit 2093-a.jpg 2007 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar III
2203 2009 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar III
2379 2013 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L

References

  1. BC Transit - Cowichan Valley Regional Transit System, bctransit.com, retrieved on 2009-08-19


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BC Transit logo.jpg
Current Bus Fleet
New Flyer 1020-1044, 1045-1069, 1070-1114, 1115-1139, 1140-1147, 8084, 8095-8117, 9101-9106, 9701-9749, 9750-9760, 9815-9828, 9831-9856, 9861-9878, 9881-9891
Nova 6000-6029, 9201-9210, 9211-9231, 9232-9267, 9268-9289, 9290-9300, 9301-9318, 9319-9433, 9434-9446, 9447-9486
Dart 0001-0018, 0101-0116, 0221-0237, 9051-9078, 9081-9085
Vicinity 3001-3015, 4007-4061, 4062-4070, 4071-4073, 4400-4432, 4433-4474
Double Deck 9001-9010, 9021-9039, 9041-9049, 9501-9526, 9527, 9528, 9529-9531
Aero Elite 3016-3023, 3024-3028
Sprinter 2340-2341, 2345-2346, 2368, 2450
ARBOC 2301-2315, 2316-2377, 2378-2449, 2451-2557, 2558-2624, 2625-2640, 2641-2662, 2663-2687
Polar 2173-2240
Retired Bus Fleet
GM/MCI 6171, 6179-6180, 6195, 6199-6203, 5349, 5350, 6272-6273, 6209-6271, 837-865, 866-879, 5914-5915, 920-928, 929-940, 941-956, 8901-8904, 8905-8910, 8911-8915, 8917-8919
Orion 6701-6706, 6707-6710, 6711-6716, 6720-6735, 6750-6765, 6766-6781, 6782-6789, 600-609, 610
New Flyer 1000-1019, 8001-8009, 8010-8033, 8034-8048, 8049-8083, 8085-8094
Dart 9901-9904, 9905-9909, 9910-9951
Aero Elite C617-C621
ELF C703-C708
Polar C551-C578, C579-C597, C900-C909, C910-C925, C927-C960, C961-C974, C975-C998, B001-B035, 2040-2074, 2077-2121, 2122-2172
Sprinter L102
Systems
North Central 100 Mile House, Bella Coola, Bulkley Nechako, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Hazeltons, Kitimat, Port Edward, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Skeena, Smithers, Terrace, Williams Lake
Vancouver Island Campbell River, Comox Valley, Cowichan Valley, Mount Waddington, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Powell River, Salt Spring Island, Sunshine Coast, Victoria
South Coast Agassiz-Harrison, Central Fraser Valley, Chilliwack, Hope, Pemberton Valley, Squamish, Whistler
Southern Interior Ashcroft-Clinton, Clearwater, Kamloops, Kelowna, Merritt, Revelstoke, Shuswap, South Okanagan-Similkameen, Vernon
Kootenays Boundary, Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Creston Valley, Elk Valley, Kimberley, West Kootenay
Former Systems Vancouver, Golden