Limocar

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Limocar is an intercity, transit, school bus, and charter service operator in the province of Québec. The company serves the Montreal—Sherbrooke corridor, with bus service to numerous municipalities in the Estrie region.

History

Limocar was started by Claude St-James and Michel Laroche in 1979.[1] The company was acquired by Transdev in July 2007 and became their Canadian division. The company was renamed Transdev Limocar.[2] In March 2011, the holdings of Veolia Transport and Transdev merged to form Veolia Transdev Québec. Transdev Limocar continues as a division of Veolia Transdev and reverted to the Limocar name in October 2012. A new logo and livery comprising of black, turquoise, and yellow-green were also introduced. In 2019, new branding aligning with Transdev was introduced with an all-over red livery.

Public transit operations

Limocar had the contracts for the following transit systems.

Intercity corridors

Current

  • Montréal-Sherbrooke Express: Montréal, Longueuil, Bromont, Granby, Cowansville, Magog and Sherbrooke;
  • Montréal-Sherbrooke Local: Montréal, Longueuil, Chambly, Richelieu, Marieville, Rougemont, Saint-Césaire, Abbotsford, Granby, Bromont, Waterloo, Stukely-Sud, Eastman, Magog and Sherbrooke;
  • Brossard-Sherbrooke Express: Brossard (Quartier DIX30, REM), Bromont, Magog and Sherbrooke).

Current schedule (updated February 2024).

Former

  • Montréal—Mont-Tremblant—Saint-Jovite—Ferme-Neuve (to Groupe Galland August 5, 2005)
  • Sherbrooke—Drummondville—Trois-Rivières—Québec (to Autocars ADS July 22, 2005)

Facilities

Beloeil

  • Address: 1500 Louis Marchand, Beloeil, Québec J1G 2P3
  • Fax: 450-446-5666
  • Phone: 450-446-8899

Boisbriand

  • Address: 4243 Marcel Lacasse, Boisbriand, Québec J7H 1N3
  • Fax: 450-435-0793
  • Phone: 450-970-8899

East-Angus

  • Address: 16 Rue David Swan, East Angus, QC J0B 1R0
  • Fax: 819-832-3359
  • Phone: 819-832-4862

Roussillon

  • Address: 1100 boul. Édouard VII, St-Philippe, Québec J0L 2K0
  • Fax: 450-619-6268
  • Phone: 450-632-2020

Roster (current Limocar intercity service)

Active

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
880-881 2012 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500R
882 2003 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R Used for training purposes.
885 2007 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R
886-887 2009 Prevost X3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
5124-5125 Transdev Québec 5124-a.jpg 2021 Ford
StarTrans
E-450
Senator II
5149 2021 Ford
?
E-450
?
8009-8011 2013 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500R First buses in new red livery.
8012 2012 Prévost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500R Transferred from exo Sud-Ouest in 2023.
8016 2013 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500R
8022 2011 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500R Transferred from exo Chambly-Richelieu-Carignan.
8109-8110 2019 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13
8114-8115 2012 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500R Transferred from exo Sorel-Varennes in 2023.
8116, 8119 2012 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500R Transferred from exo Sorel-Varennes in 2023.
8120-8121 Transdev Québec 8121-a.jpg 2020 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13
8547 2006 Prevost LeMirage XL-II Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R

Retired

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
8005 2010 Prevost X3-45

All-time roster

Limocar's fleet numbering systems includes a three or four digit unit number, followed by a division number in a smaller font, followed by one digit representing the unit's model year.

NOTE: Division numbers are subject to change and may not always be accurately represented.

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
801223-803223 2003 Prevost H3-45 Used on CIT Roussillion service
804225-805225 2005 Prevost H3-45 Used on CIT Roussillion service
806019 1980 Prevost LeMirage
806227 2007 Prevost H3-45 Used on CIT Roussillion service
807010 1980 Prevost LeMirage Ex-Autobus Laterrière 922.
807338-809338 2008 MCI J4500 Initially purchased for special contracted AMT express routes between Vaudreuil and Côte-Vertu and between L’Île-des-Soeurs and Longueuil. The routes were cancelled due to controversy over the private operation and amenities offered on the buses. The buses are currently used on CITSO service.
810228-812228 2008 MCI J4500 Initially purchased for special contracted AMT express routes between Vaudreuil and Côte-Vertu and between L’Île-des-Soeurs and Longueuil. The routes were cancelled due to controversy over the private operation and amenities offered on the buses. The buses are currently used on CIT Roussillion service
816050-820050 2000 MCI 102-DL3
832041 1981 Prevost Le Mirage
834041 1991 Prevost Le Mirage XL
835043 1993 Prevost Le Mirage XL
836055 1995 Prevost LeMirage XL-45
836339-839339 1999 Prevost LeMirage XL-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500 Used on CITSO service
845044 Prevost H3-40
850058-851058 1998 Prevost H3-45
855206-857046 1996 Prevost H3-45
856206 1996 Prevost H3-45
857046 1996 Prevost H3-45
860207 1997 Prevost H3-45
860057 1997 Prevost H3-45
864048-868048 1998 Prevost H3-45
865048-867048 1998 Prevost H3-45 866 sold to Groupe Galland
868209 1999 Prevost H3-45
869040 2000 Prevost H3-45
870050-871050 2000 Prevost H3-45
872059-873059 1999 Prevost H3-45
874056 1996 Prevost H3-45
875223-877223 2003 Prevost H3-45 Transfered to CIT Roussillon from division 05
878053-879053 2003 Prevost H3-45
880050 1990 Prevost LeMirage XL
880052-881052 2011 Prevost H3-45
881049 1999 Prevost LeMirage XL-45
882053-884053 2003 Prevost H3-45
885057 2007 Prevost H3-45
886229-887229 2009 Prevost X3-45 Transfered to CIT Roussillon from division 05
890229-891229 2009 Prevost X3-45 Used on CIT Roussillon service
960017 1977 GMC P8M-4905A To Transport Fontaine 60 in 1989.
965017 1977 GMC P8M-4905A To Transport Fontaine 65 (1) in 1989.
1993 Prevost H3-40

References

  1. Historique. limocar.ca (archived). Retrieved on 02 November 2012.
  2. About Transdev Limocar. transdev.ca. Retrieved on 02 November 2012.