Kingston Transit

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Area served Kingston, ON
Founded 1962
Fleet size 68
Number of routes 21
Ridership 13,000 (Daily)
Union CUPE Local 109

Kingston Transit operates the transit service in the city of Kingston, Ontario, and the neighboring town of Amherstview, Ontario.

History

For a history of transit in Kingston, Ontario click here

Kingston Transit took over the system on July 1, 1962 from Kingston City Coach.

Current Routes

All of Kingston's bus routes are fully accessible. Kingston Transit currently operates the following routes:

Local routes

Route Name
1* Montreal Street / Downtown / Union St. / St. Lawrence College Ea15.gif
2* Kingston Centre / St. Lawrence College / Downtown / Division Street Ea15.gif
3 Kingston Centre / St. Lawrence College / Downtown Ea15.gif
4 Cataraqui Town Centre / Princess St. / Downtown Ea15.gif
6 Cataraqui Town Centre / Gardiners Town Centre / St. Lawrence College / Downtown Ea15.gif
7 Clyde Industrial Park / Weller Avenue / Bus Terminal / Invista Centre / Cataraqui Town Centre Ea15.gif
10 Amherstview / Cataraqui Town Centre Ea15.gif
11 Cataraqui Town Centre / RIOCAN Centre / Gardiners Centre / Kingston Centre Ea15.gif
12 Kingston Centre / Downtown / CFB Kingston (off-peak hours only) / Highway 15 / St. Lawrence Business Park Ea15.gif
14 Cataraqui Town Centre / Cataraqui North Ea15.gif
15 Cataraqui Town Centre / Cataraqui Woods / Cataraqui Industrial Estates / Gardiners Town Centre / Reddendale
16 Kingston Centre / Bus Terminal / VIA Train station Ea15.gif
17 Queens University West / Main Shuttle (late night only) Ea15.gif
18 VIA Train Station / Bus Terminal / St. Lawrence College / Downtown Ea15.gif
20 Queen's University West Campus / Isabel/Tett Centres / Queen's University Main Campus (weekdays only) Ea15.gif
  • Italics indicate seasonal service.
  • Extra buses between Downtown and St. Lawrence College are assigned route number 13 for timekeeping purposes

Express routes

Route Name
501 Cataraqui Centre / Kingston Centre / Downtown / Kingston General Hospital / St Lawrence College (clockwise direction from the Cataraqui Centre)Ea15.gif
502 Cataraqui Centre / Kingston Centre / Downtown / Kingston General Hospital / St Lawrence College (counter-clockwise direction from the Cataraqui Centre) Ea15.gif
601 Innovation Drive Park & Ride / Downtown / Queen's University Ea15.gif
602 Queen's University / Downtown / Innovation Drive Park & Ride Ea15.gif
701 Kings Crossing / Downtown / Kingston Centre / Gardiners Centre / Riocan Centre / Cataraqui Centre Ea15.gif
702 Cataraqui Centre / Riocan Centre / Gardiners Centre / Kingston Centre / Downtown / Kings Crossing Ea15.gif
801 Montreal Street / Downtown / Queen's-KGH (May 2018) Ea15.gif
802 Queen's-KGH / Downtown / Montreal Street (May 2018) Ea15.gif

Bold text indicates future service

Former Routes

Route Name
1A Montreal Street / Collins Bay
4A Downtown / Hillendale
5 Mall Shuttle
5 Dial-a-bus (East Kingston) Ea15.gif
7 Cataraqui Centre / Davies Drive / Gardiners Town Centre / Henderson Place
9 Cataraqui Centre / Brock & Barrie Ea15.gif
10 Amherstview / Gardiners Town Centre / Kingston Centre Ea15.gif
12A Downtown / CFB Kingston Ea15.gif
19 Montreal St Park & Ride / Queen's University Ea15.gif
23 Train Station / Queen Mary Road / St. Lawrence College Ea15.gif
71 Kingston Centre / Gardiners Centre / Cataraqui Town Centre Ea15.gif
A Midland Ave. / Train Station / Cataraqui Town Centre / Waterloo Davis
B Reddendale / Gardiners Town Centre / Cataraqui Town Centre Ea15.gif
C Kingston Centre / Coach Canada terminal
E71 Cataraqui Town Centre / Kingston Centre /Gardiners Centre / Downtown Ea15.gif
EB Gardiners Town Centre / Collins Bay Road / Cataraqui Town Centre Ea15.gif

Fares

Kingston Transit uses the electronic BEA Farebox to collect fares. The system is currently studying the feasibility of replacing the current farebox system with a more efficient type.

Age group Cash Fare Multi-rides
(Sold in multiples of 6)
Commuter Pass
(unlimited rides for
5 consecutive weekdays)
Commuter Pass
(unlimited rides for
7 consecutive days)
Commuter Pass Weekly
(Monthly unlimited rides,
Monday-Friday only)
Monthly Pass Affordable Monthly Transit Pass
(low income)
Youth (15-24) $3.00 $12.00 $21.50 $20.50 $65.50 $56.50 $28.25
Adults (25-64) $15.00 $28.50 $76.00 $38.00
Seniors (65+) $12.00 $20.50 $56.50 $28.25
  • Transfers: Free, valid for 60 minutes, one continuous direction.
  • Daypass: $8.00

Facilities

Terminals

Park & Rides

Kingston Transit works with multiple local businesses, industries, and services to set up locations for drivers to park their cars and transfer to a bus for the rest of their journey.

Garage

Roster

The numbering scheme used on the buses is the last two digits of the year of manufacture, followed by the unit number. All buses feature Sportworks bike racks capable of transporting at least two bikes. Conventional buses are equipped with GPS-based 'Smart Bus' trackers as well as internal and external announcement systems supplied by Mobitec.

Active

Fleet
Number
Range
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Destination sign Seating Notes
0313-0315 Kingston Transit 0315-c.jpg 2003 NFI D40LFEa15.gif Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D864.3 Luminator Horizon 38 American Seating Metropolitan
  • 0313-0314 are retired.
0519 Kingston Transit 0519-d.jpg 2005 NFI D40LFEa15.gif Detroit Diesel Series 50 EGR Voith D864.3 Luminator Horizon 38 American Seating Metropolitan
  • This bus was rebuilt in August 2016
  • Reentered service in September 2016
0620-0624 Kingston Transit 0620-b.jpg 2005 NFI D40LFEa15.gif Cummins ISL Voith D864.3 Luminator Horizon 38 American Seating Metropolitan
  • 0621 retired
0728-0729 Kingston Transit 0728-c.jpg 2007 NFI D40LFEa15.gif Cummins ISL Voith D864.3 Luminator Horizon 38 American Seating Metropolitan
  • Delivered in new paint scheme of blue and orange.
0832-0836 Kingston Transit 0832-a.jpg 2008 NFI D40LFEa15.gif Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon 38 American Seating Metropolitan
0942-0945 Kingston Transit 0943-c.jpg 2009 NFI D40LFEa15.gif Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon 38 American Seating Metropolitan
  • 0942 and 0943 delivered in December 2009.
1046-1051 Kingston Transit 1051-c.jpg 2010 NFI D40LFR Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon 38 American Seating Metropolitan
  • Delivery taken in September 2010.
  • Spotted at New Flyer plant in July 2010.
1253-1255 Kingston Transit 1255-b.jpg 2012 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon 38 4ONE Aries
  • Consortium order
  • Delivered in February 2012
  • 1255 used as a Kingston Express bus between May 2015 and December 2016.
1256-1258 Kingston Transit 1257-d.jpg 2012 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon 38 4ONE Aries
  • Delivered in June 2012.
  • 1256 used as a Kingston Express bus between May 2015 and December 2016.
1359-1360 Kingston Transit 1360-c.jpg 2013 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon 36 4ONE Aries
  • Delivered in March 2013.
  • Used as Kingston Express buses between May 2015 and December 2016.
1361-1370 Kingston Transit 1367-b.jpg 2013 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon 36 4ONE Aries
  • Delivered in February 2013.
  • Express buses--painted in Kingston Express colour scheme.
1476 Kingston Transit 1476-b.jpg 2014 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/SOM26D GM Duramax 6.6L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic Luminator Horizon 19 Freedman Seating
  • Contingency bus
1477-1482 Kingston Transit 1479-c.jpg 2014 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon 36 4ONE Aries
  • Express buses--painted in Kingston Express colour scheme.
1502 Kingston Transit 1502-e.jpg 2015 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon 27 American Seating Vision

5 American Seating InSight

  • Entered service January 14, 2016.
1504, 1506, 1509-1510 Kingston Transit 1504-b.jpg 2015 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 1504: Luminator Spectrum

1506, 1509-1510: Luminator Horizon

27 American Seating Vision

5 American Seating InSight

  • Express buses--painted in Kingston Express livery.
  • Entered service on February 3, 2016 on route 501/502.
1683-1686 Kingston Transit 1686-a.jpg 2016 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon 27 American Seating Vision

5 American Seating InSight

  • Express buses--painted in Kingston Express livery.
1687-1689 Kingston Transit 1688-a.jpg 2016 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Luminator Horizon 27 American Seating Vision

5 American Seating InSight

  • 1687 entered service on November 15, 2016
1803-1837 Kingston Transit 1817-a.jpg

Kingston Transit 1831-a.jpg

2017-18 Nova Bus LFS Cummins L9 Voith D864.6 Luminator Horizon 27 American Seating Vision

5 American Seating InSight

  • Not numbered sequentially
  • 6 are express buses

On Order

Fleet
Number
Range
Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes

Retired

Fleet
Number
Range
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
5601-5615 1952 CC&F IUCD-44ATC Ex Kingston City Coach 5601-5615.
6216-6230 1962 GMC TGH-3102
Old Look
6331-6332 1963 GMDD TDH-4519
New Look
6433-6434 1965 GMDD TDH-4519
New Look
6635-6636 1966 GMDD TDH-4519
New Look
6737-6738 1967 GMDD TDH-4519
New Look
6839-6840 1968 GMDD T6H-4521
New Look
7341-7342 1973 GMDD T6H-4523N
New Look
7443-7446 1974 Rek-Vee Club Car
7547-7554 1975 GMDD T6H-4523N
New Look
7655-7657 1976 GMDD T6H-4523N
New Look
7558-7559 1975 Rek-Vee Club Car Ex Stratford Public Utilities Commission 7526-7527.
7460-7461 1974 Rek-Vee Club Car Ex Pickering Transit 912 & 914.
7762-7764 1977 GMDD T6H-4523N
New Look
7865-7866 1978 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison V730
7867 1979 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison V730
6468 1964 GMC TGH-3501
Old Look
Ex Kitchener Transit 641.
6569-6570 1965 GMC TGH-3501
Old Look
Ex Kitchener Transit 653-654.
6671 1966 GMC TGH-3501
Old Look
Ex Kitchener Transit 665.
7972-7975 1979 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison V730
6476 1964 GMC TGH-3501
Old Look
Ex Kitchener Transit 643.
8177 1981 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison V730
8178-8179 1981 OBI Orion 01.504 Detroit Diesel 6V71
8080 1979 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison V730
  • Ex 8280.
  • Exx GMDD Engineering; bought in 1982.
8281 1982 OBI Orion 01.504 Detroit Diesel 6V53T Allison MT643
8382 1983 OBI Orion 01.504 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison MT644
8383 1983 GMDD TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison V730 Ex GMDD Demo CL1
8384 1983 GMDD TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison V730
  • Ex 8484
  • Exx GMDD Demo.
8485 1984 OBI Orion 01.508 Detroit Diesel 6V92 Allison HT747
8686-8687 1985 GMDD TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison V731 Ex 8586-8587.
8688-8689 1985 GMDD TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison V731 Ex Kingston Township Transit 8588-8589.
8790-8791 1986 GMDD TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison V731 Ex 8690-8691.
8892-8894 1988 MCI TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison V731
9095 1990 MCI TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3
9196 1991 MCI TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3
9297-9299 1992 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3
9201-9202 1992 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3 Ex Kingston Township Transit 92034 & 92027.
9803-9810 Kingston Transit 9805-a.jpg 1998 BIA Orion 06.501Ea15.gif Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Retired by December 2016
0311-0312 Kingston Transit 0312-a.jpg 2002 Thomas SLF-230Ea15.gif Cummins ISB 5.9L, 6 cyl Allison 2000
0316-0317 Kingston Transit 0316-b.jpg 2003 NFI D40LFEa15.gif Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D864.3 Retired December 2016
0625-0627 2006 Ford E-450 Eldorado National Aerotech Ea15.gif Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Diesel Ford Torq shift 5 speed
0830 2008 Ford/Crestline E-450 cutaway Ea15.gif Ford Power Stroke 6.0L Diesel Ford TorqShift 5R110W
0931 2008 IC Bus/GCA LC Series/EZ Trans Ea15.gif International Allison 2000 Caught fire on July 26, 2012.
1037-1039 Kingston Transit 1037-a.jpg 2009 IC Bus/GCA LC Series/EZ Trans Ea15.gif Navistar MaxxForce 7 6.4L Allison 2200 PTS
  • Ex 0937-0939.
1040-1041 2009 IC Bus/GCA LC Series/EZ Trans Ea15.gif Navistar MaxxForce 7 6.4L Allison 2200 PTS
0952 Kingston Transit 0952-c.jpg 2010 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/SOM GM Duramax 6.6L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic
1371-1373 Kingston Transit 1371-b.jpg 2013 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/SOM26D GM Duramax 6.6L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic
1474-1475 Kingston Transit 1475-b.jpg 2014 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/SOM26D GM Duramax 6.6L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic

Units not renumbered into main scheme (All Retired)

Fleet Number Range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
626 1988 Ford/Goshen E-350 Ford V8 7.5L gasoline Ex-Rideaucrest retirement home; donated in 1998.
7828 1978 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison V730 Ex Cornwall Transit 7828; bought in 2005.
8557 1985 GMDD TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison V730
8761-8762 1987 GMDD TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison V730
8867-8869 1988 MCI TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison V731 Ex Kingston Township Transit 88071-88073.
8870 1988 MCI TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison V731 Ex Ernestown Township Transit 88074.
7985 1979 OBI Orion 01.501 Detroit Diesel 6V53TA Ex Kingston Township Transit 74179; never renumbered.

Cancelled orders

Fleet Number Range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
n/a 2010 IC Bus ?
  • Ordered on December 15, 2009 as a replacement for 0625
  • Delivery was expected in 2010.
  • Order was cancelled and replaced with a Chevrolet Arboc SOM.

Kingston Access Bus

Fleet Number Range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
0720 2007 Dodge Sprinter Shuttle Bus
0801, 0804 2008 Ford/Crestline E450

See Also

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Kingston Transit Logo.png
Current Routes
Local 1 2 3 4 6 7 10 11 12 14 15 16 17 18 20
Express 501 502 601 602 701 702 801 802
Former Routes
Local 1A 4A 6R 8 9 12A 19 20 21 22 A B C
Properties
Terminals Bus Terminal - Cataraqui Centre - Downtown - Gardiners Centre - Kingston Centre - Train Station
Miscellaneous Bus fleet