Grand River Transit

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Area Served The Regional Municipality of Waterloo, ON
Founded January 1, 2000
Fleet Size 245 Conventional
30 Mobility Plus
Number Of Routes 60
2014 Ridership 21.6 million
Unions Unifor, Local 4304

Grand River Transit, or GRT, is the public transport operator for the Region of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada. It operates daily bus services in the region, primarily in the cities of Kitchener, Waterloo, and Cambridge.

On January 1, 2000 the Region of Waterloo created GRT by assuming the operations of the former Kitchener Transit (which also served Waterloo) and Cambridge Transit.

Fares

Item Effective July 1, 2017 Comments
Cash Fare $3.25 Exact change only. Operators DO NOT carry change.
Adult Tickets $13.80 Sold in strips of 5
Reduced Tickets $12.00 Sold in strips of 5, valid for Seniors (65 +), elementary and high school students. Must present Photo ID Card to operator upon boarding.
Adult Monthly Pass $86.00
Reduced Monthly Pass $73.00 Valid for Seniors (65 +), elementary and high school students. Must present Photo ID Card to operator upon boarding.
College Pass (4-mth term) $292.00 Photo ID Card included
College Pass (4-mth term) $267.00
U Pass $89.45
Corporate Monthly Pass $73.10
Day Pass $8.00
Family Pass $8.00 Valid on Saturdays, Sundays and statutory holidays.
T.R.I.P. Pass $43.00
Photo ID Card $5.00 Available at the Ainslie St. and Charles St. Terminals
90 minute transfer FREE Request upon boarding (when bus fare is paid)

Conventional bus fleet

Active

Fleet numbers Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Seating Garage Notes
2400-2417 Grand River Transit 2409-a.jpg
Grand River Transit 2413-b.jpg
2004 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 5HP552C Luminator Horizon 39 American Seating Innovator 850 2400-2405, 2415-2417: Conestoga Boulevard

2406-2414: Strasburg Road

  • 2402 & 2407 are retired.
  • Fully low floor.
  • 2408-2409 used for iXpress.
2418-2432 Grand River Transit 2431-a.jpg 2005 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 6HP552C Luminator Horizon 39 American Seating Innovator 850 Conestoga Boulevard
  • Fully low floor.
  • 2422-2424, 2428, 2431-2432 are retired.
  • 2433 was retired due to a fire in 2011.
2601-2614 Grand River Transit 2607-a.jpg 2006 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 6HP552C Luminator Horizon 39 4ONE Aries 2601-2607: Conestoga Boulevard

2608-2614: Strasburg Road

2701-2724 Grand River Transit 2716-a.jpg 2007 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 6HP554C Luminator Horizon 39 4ONE Aries 2701-2718: Strasburg Road

2719-2724: Conestoga Boulevard

  • First in fleet to have redesigned front, tinted windows, and rear signs.
8007-8021 Grand River Transit 8010-a.jpg 2008 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 6HP554C Luminator Horizon 39 4ONE Aries 8007-8013: Conestoga Boulevard
8014-8021: Strasburg Road
8022-8027 Grand River Transit 8023-a.jpg 2008 Nova Bus LFS HEV 40102 Cummins ISL Allison EP40
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon 39 4ONE Aries Strasburg Road
20901-20909, 20911-20913 Grand River Transit 20913-a.jpg 2009 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 6HP554C Luminator Horizon 37 4ONE Aries 20901-20908: Conestoga Boulevard

20909-20913: Strasburg Road

  • First 3rd gens (new rear design) in fleet.
  • Used for iXpress.
  • 20910 is retired.
21001-21009 Grand River Transit 21008-b.jpg 2010 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 6HP554C Luminator Horizon 37 4ONE Aries 21001-21006: Strasburg Road

21007-21009: Conestoga Boulevard

21101-21115 Grand River Transit 21108-a.jpg 2011 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B Luminator Horizon 37 4ONE Aries Strasburg Road
21116-21121 Grand River Transit 21118-a.jpg 2011 Nova Bus LFS HEV 40102 Cummins ISB6.7 Allison H 40 EP
hybrid system
Luminator Horizon 37 4ONE Aries Strasburg Road
21201-21220 Grand River Transit 21210-a.jpg 2012 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B Luminator Horizon 35 4ONE Aries Strasburg Road
  • First buses ordered without window openings.
  • Features Smart Bus interior.
21301-21333 Grand River Transit 21325-a.jpg 2013 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B Luminator Horizon 33 4ONE Aries Strasburg Road
21401-21405 Grand River Transit 21405-a.jpg 2014 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B Luminator Horizon 33 4ONE Aries Strasburg Road
21501-21524 Grand River Transit 21520-a.jpg 2015 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B Luminator Horizon 33 4ONE Aries Strasburg Road
21701-21718 Grand River Transit 21701-a.jpg 2017 NFI XD40 Cummins L9 ZF 6AP1400B Luminator Horizon 33 4ONE Aries 21701-21706: Conestoga Boulevard

21707-21718: Strasburg Road

21719-21757 Grand River Transit 21731-a.jpg 2017 NFI XD40 Cummins L9 Voith D864.6 Luminator Horizon 33 4ONE Aries 21719-21720, 21722-21757: Strasburg Road

21721: Conestoga Boulevard

21758-21766 Grand River Transit 21765-a.jpg 2017 NFI XD40 Cummins L9 Voith D864.6 Luminator Horizon White 33 4ONE Aries Conestoga Boulevard ION bus. Currently used on local service.

Current Orders

Fleet numbers Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Seating Notes

Retired

Fleet numbers Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination sign Seating Notes
317-319 Grand River Transit 317-a.jpg 1991 OBI Orion 01.507 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748 Rollsign
511, 514 1979 GMDD T6H-5307N New Look Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Rollsign
517-518 1984 GMDD TC40-102N Classic Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Rollsign
519 Grand River Transit 519-a.jpg 1987 MCI TC40-102N Classic Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731 Rollsign
521-522 1989 MCI TC40-102N Classic Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731 Luminator MAX side signs Otaco Benches
524 Grand River Transit 524-a.jpg 1991 MCI TC40-102N Classic Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731 524: Luminator MAX side signs Otaco Benches
528 1994 OBI Orion 05.501 Cummins L10 ZF 4HP590 Luminator Matrix:MAX American Seating Model 6468
532-535 Grand River Transit 534-a.jpg 1998 OBI Orion 06.501 Cummins M11 Allison B400R Luminator Matrix:MAX 32 American Seating Model 6468
755 1975 GMDD T6H-5307N New Look Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9 Rollsign
770 1977 GMDD T6H-5307N New Look Detroit Diesel 6V71N Rollsign
793 Grand River Transit 793-a.jpg 1978 Flyer D800B Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Rollsign
804-808 1982 GMDD T6H-5307N New Look Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Rollsign
809 1984 GMDD TC40-102N Classic Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Rollsign
2200-2207 Grand River Transit 2207-a.jpg 2001-2002 NFI D40LF Cummins ISC Allison B400R Luminator Horizon 36 American Seating Innovator 850
2433 2005 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 6HP552C Luminator Horizon 39 American Seating Innovator 850
  • Fully low floor.
  • Retired due to a fire.
8501-8510 Grand River Transit 8507-a.jpg 1985 GMDD TC40-102N Classic Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731 Rollsign
8520 Grand River Transit 8520-a.jpg 1989 MCI TC40-102N Classic Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731 Luminator MAX side signs Otaco Benches
8523 Grand River Transit 523-a.jpg 1991 MCI TC40-102N Classic Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731

8523: Luminator MAX


524: Luminator MAX side signs

Otaco Benches
8525 Grand River Transit 525-a.jpg 1992 MCI TC40-102N Classic Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731 Luminator MAX side signs American Seating Model 6468
8526-8527, 8529 Grand River Transit 529-a.jpg 1994 OBI Orion 05.501 Cummins L10 ZF 4HP590 Luminator Matrix:MAX American Seating Model 6468
8530-8531 Grand River Transit 530-a.jpg 1997 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R Luminator Matrix:MAX 35 American Seating Model 6468
8536-8537 Grand River Transit 537-a.jpg 1999 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISC Allison B400R Luminator Matrix:MAX 36 American Seating Model 6468
8608 1986 Orion 01.508 Cummins L10
240 hp
Voith D863.2
3 speed
Luminator MAX 45 American Seating Model 6468
8801-8806 Grand River Transit 8804-a.jpg 1987 MCI TC40-102N Classic Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731 8801: Luminator Matrix:MAX

8802-8806: Luminator MAX

American Seating Innovator 850
8901-8906 Grand River Transit 8903-a.jpg 1989 MCI TC40-102N Classic Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731 Luminator MAX American Seating Innovator 850
8907-8914 Grand River Transit 8911-a.jpg 1989 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 8907, 8909, 8910:
Voith D863.3

8911-8913:
Allison HTB-748


8914:
Allison B400R

Luminator Matrix:MAX American Seating Innovator 850
9001-9013 Grand River Transit 9003-a.jpg 1990 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3 9001-9005, 9007-9012: Vultron TransDot

9006: Luminator Matrix:MAX


9011: Luminator Mega:MAX

American Seating Innovator 850
9200-9213 Grand River Transit 9201-a.jpg 1992 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3 Luminator Matrix:MAX 34 American Seating Innovator 850
  • Ex-Kitchener Transit 9200-9213
  • First low floor 40 foot buses in Ontario.
  • First D40LFs rebuilt and had two wheelchair positions.
9400-9424 Grand River Transit 9417-a.jpg 1994 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Luminator Mega:MAX 35 American Seating Innovator 850
9600-9622 Grand River Transit 9616.jpg 1996 NFI C40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50G Allison B400R Luminator Mega:MAX 35 American Seating Innovator 850
2300-2329 Grand River Transit 2322-b.jpg 2003 BIA Orion 07.501 Cummins ISC

2300-2309: Allison B400R


2310-2329: ZF 5HP592C

Luminator MAX3000 37 American Seating Innovator 850 All Units Retired
20910 Grand River Transit 20910-a.jpg 2009 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL ZF 6HP554C Luminator Horizon 37 4ONE Aries
  • Formally used for iXpress.
  • Retired from a fire November 2016.

busPLUS fleet

Operated by Voyageur Transportation

Fleet
numbers
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination Sign Seating Garage Notes
1045, 1050 Grand River Transit 1050-a.jpg 2010 Ford

StarTrans

E-450

Candidate

Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Diesel Ford 5R110 Window Card Manitou Drive
1054 2010 GMC

Goshen

G4500

GC II

GM Duramax 6.6L GM 6L90
6 speed automatic
Window Card Manitou Drive
1435 Grand River Transit 1435-a.jpg 2014 GMC

Glaval

G4500

Universal

GM Vortec 6.0L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic Window Card Manitou Drive
1714-1719 Grand River Transit 1714-a.jpg 2017 Chevrolet

Arboc

G4500

SOF27D

GM Vortec 6.0L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic Window Card Manitou Drive
16222 2016 Chevrolet

Girardin

G4500

G5

GM Vortec 6.0L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic Window Card Manitou Drive

Operated by Hendry Coach Lines

Fleet
numbers
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination Sign Seating Notes
48H-49H? 1997 GMC 4-speed automatic 2 units, replaced by 59H-62H.
56H 2005 Ford

Diamond Coach

E-450

VIP 2500

Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Diesel Ford TorqShift 4R100W window card
59H-62H 2001 Ford

Corbeil

E-450

Minibus

Ford Power Stroke 7.3L Diesel Ford TorqShift 4R100W window card Only 62H remains in service.
63H-65H 2011 Ford

StarTrans

E-450

Senator

Ford Power Stroke 6.7L Diesel Ford TorqShift 5R110W window card
70H Grand River Transit 70H-a.jpg 2011 Ford

StarTrans

E-450

Senator

Ford Power Stroke 6.7L Diesel Ford TorqShift 5R110W window card Shorter model.

MobilityPLUS

Active

Note: not all buses may be listed.

Fleet
numbers
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1904-1905, 1907 2005 Ford

ElDorado National

E-450

Aerotech

1908-1909, 1927, 1928 2007 Ford

Goshen

E-450

GC II

1932-1933, 1935 2008 Ford

Glaval

E-450

Universal

1947 2009 Ford

Glaval

E-450

Universal

Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Diesel
1949, 1952-1953, 1955-1958 2010-2012 Ford

Glaval

E-450

Universal

2010s - Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Diesel
1961-1965 2013 GMC

Glaval

G4500

Titan II

1966-1971 2014 GMC

Glaval

G4500

Titan II

8064-8065 2005 Ford

ElDorado National

E-450

Aerotech

11501- 2015 GMC

Glaval

G4500

Titan II

Retired

Note: not all buses may be listed.

Fleet
numbers
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
908 1998 Ford

Blue Bird

E-450

Micro Bird

909-911 1996 Ford

Blue Bird

E-350

Micro Bird

912-913 1998 Ford

Blue Bird

E-450

Micro Bird

1901-1903 2003 Ford E-450 cutaway
1906 2004 Ford

Eldorado National

E-450 cutaway
1913 1997 Ford

Blue Bird

E-350

Micro Bird

1914-1916 2000 Ford

Blue Bird

E-450

Micro Bird

1917-1918 2001 Ford

Blue Bird

E-450

Micro Bird

1919-1922 2002 Ford

Girardin

E-450

MB-IV 200

1924-1925 1998 Ford

Blue Bird

E-450

Micro Bird

1926 2005 Chevrolet cutaway
1929, 1930 2007 Ford

Goshen

E-450

GC II

Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Diesel
  • 1929 VIN - 1FDXE45PX7DA20641
  • 1930 VIN - 1FDXE45P87DA20640
1934 2008 Ford

Glaval

E-450

Universal

Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline VIN -1FDXE45S87DB43004
1938-1944 2008-2009 Ford

Champion

E-450

Challenger

Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Diesel
1945-1947 2009 Ford

Glaval

E-450

Universal

Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Diesel
1950-1951, 1954 2010 Ford

Glaval

E-450

Universal

Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Diesel
  • 1950 is retired (Fall 2016) and is listed for auction on GovDeals.ca (Apr. 2017)
  • 1951 is retired (Sept. 2017) and is listed for auction on GovDeals.ca (Jan. 2018)
  • 1954 is retired (Fall 2016) and is listed for auction on GovDeals.ca (Apr. 2017)
2000-2001 2001 Ford

Blue Bird

E-450 cutaway
2003 2005 Ford

Eldorado National

E-450 cutaway
8061 2001 Ford E-450 cutaway
8063 2002 Ford E-450 cutaway

Service vehicles fleet

See Grand River Transit service vehicles for a list of non-revenue vehicles.

Also see

  • Ion (Waterloo light rail rapid transit)

References

  • Personal sightings and notes

External links

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Facilities
Divisions Strasburg (Kitchener) - Conestoga (Cambridge) - Northfield (Waterloo)
Transit Terminals Charles Street - Ainslie Street - Forest Glen Plaza - Highland Hills Mall - Conestoga Mall - Fairview Park - Cambridge Centre - The Boardwalk
Major Transfer Points Conestoga College - University of Waterloo - Wilfrid Laurier University - Sportsworld Crossing - Stanley Park Mall - Lackner
Vehicles Active Fleet - Retired Fleet
Routes
iXpress (Rapid Transit) 200 201 202 203 204 - Ottawa Street - Coronation - Southwest Cambridge - Southeast Cambridge
Conventional 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 16 20 21 22 23 27 29 31 33 34 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 67 75 91 92
busPLUS 72 73 76 77 78
Express 110 111 116
Specials Industrial - Oktoberfest - School - University - University Exam
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