Régie intermunicipale de transport des Collines

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Régie Intermunicipale de transport des Collines
Transcollines logo.png
Transcollines logo
Founded 2013
Head office 5, route Principale Ouest, La Pêche (Sainte-Cécile-de-Masham)
Fleet size 12 (contracted)[1]
Number of lines 12[2]
Annual ridership 180,000[3]

The Régie intermunicipale de transport des Collines (Intermunicipal transportation board of Les Collines, branded Transcollines) is public transportation agency in the regional county municipality of Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais, Québec. Transcollines began its operations on June 15th, 2015.[4]

History

In 2011, the regional county municipality of Les Collines-de-l'Outaouais tasked various consultants with studying the possibility of replacing subcontracted Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO) services and combining paratransit services in its territory. An intermunicipal board was formed in 2013 to replace the eight transit and paratransit organizations serving the communities north of Gatineau, Québec with a simplified administrative and operational structure.[5]

Service was due to begin in the autumn of 2014,[6] but was postponed to 2015. Modifications to the service plan were made after public hearings revealed citizens' dissatisfaction.[7] Contract was awarded to Autobus Campeau.[8]

Fares[9]

The STO's MULTI card system is used by Transcollines, with cards bearing the Transcollines branding rather than the STO's. Cash is collected in TAG "Classic Cartridge" fareboxes.

Fare Categories

  • Intra fares allow travel inside one MRC (Collines or Pontiac).
  • Regular fares allow travel to/from one MRC (Collines or Pontiac) and allow boarding/alighting inside of Gatineau city limits.
    • Regular INTER fares are identical to Regular fares, but allow travel to/from both MRCs (Collines and Pontiac)
  • Combined fares allow for travel to/from one MRC (Collines or Pontiac), allow boarding/alighting inside of Gatineau city limits and give access to STO and OC Transpo services.

2021 fare table

Category Intra Regular INTER Regular Collines Combined Pontiac Combined
Base fare 59.85$ 103$ 150$ 113.35$ 240$
Student 26.75$ 70.20$ 115$ 81.55$ 170$
Senior 23.75$ 45.45$ 85$ 56.55$ 120$
Single trip
(Cash)
4.25$ 4.25$ 18$ 5.75$ 20$

Lines[10]

Local lines

Local lines are numbered 900-999, and each decade is dedicated to a specific area or service. Even-numbered lines aim at serving Les Collines communities, whereas odd-numbered are Gatineau-bound commuter lines.

910 Corridor: Pontiac - Gatineau

Connection with STO at Parc-O-Bus des Allumettières.

  • 910 Pontiac - Gatineau: Terminus Chapeau ↔ Cégep Gabrielle-Roy via Route 148
    • All services travel via Route 148.
    • Replaced Regional route 148 on January 4th 2021.

920 Corridor: La Pêche - Chelsea - Gatineau

Connection with Rapibus at Galeries station.

  • 921 La Pêche - Chelsea - Gatineau: Terminus Masham ↔ Station les Galeries via Autoroute.
    • All services travel via Autoroute 5.
    • Counter-peak service offered on this line.
  • 922 Chelsea (Hollow Glen) - Gatineau: Terminus Hollow Glen ↔ Cégep Gabrielle-Roy via Montagne
    • All services travel via Chemin de la Montagne and the Hull Hospital.
    • Previously numbered as line 992 and offered on demand.
  • 923 La Pêche - Chelsea - Gatineau: Terminus Masham ↔ Station les Galeries via Old Chelsea or Variante
    • All trips in both directions travel via Old Chelsea, except for one trip in each direction which bypasses Old Chelsea via Route 105, known as "via Variante".
      • "via Variante" trips are currently suspended due to COVID-19.
    • Holiday service was offered on this line until January 4th, 2021, when it was taken over by line 924.
    • Line 923 replaces STO line 14.
  • 924 La Pêche - Chelsea - Gatineau: Terminus Masham ↔ Cégep Gabrielle-Roy or Station les Galeries via Scott.
    • New route as of January 4th, 2021.
    • Trips in both directions travel via Scott road.
    • Inbound (towards Gatineau) trips terminate at Cégep Gabrielle-Roy on Weekdays and Station les Galeries on Weekends.
    • Outbound (towards Collines) trips originate from Cégep Gabrielle-Roy on Weekdays and Station les Galeries on Weekends.
    • Previously known as line 921 "via Variante"
    • Evening service is offered on this line.
    • Weekend service is offered on this line.
    • Holiday service is offered on this line.
  • 925 La Pêche - Chelsea - Gatineau: Terminus Masham ↔ Station les Galeries via de la Mine
    • Trips in both directions travel via de la Mine road.
    • Mid-day (lunch hour) service is offered on this line.

930 Corridor: Cantley - Gatineau

Connection with Rapibus at de la Gappe or de la Cité stations

  • 931 Cantley - Gatineau: Terminus Hogan ↔ Station de la Gappe via Bouchette
    • Trips in both directions travel via de Bouchette street
    • Mid-day (lunch hour) service is offered on this line.
    • Evening service is offered on this line starting January 4th, 2021.
    • Weekend service is offered on this line starting January 4th, 2021.
    • Holiday service is offered on this line.
    • Line 931 replaces STO line 16.
  • 933 Cantley - Gatineau: Terminus des Érables ↔ Station de la Gappe via Hogan
    • Trips in both directions travel via Hogan Park-and-ride.
    • Line 933 partially replaces STO line 15
  • 934 Cantley - Gatineau: Terminus Hogan ↔ Station de la Gappe via Route 307
    • Trips in both directions travel via Québec Route 307.
    • Line 934 only offers counter-peak service.
  • 935 Cantley - Val-des-Monts - Gatineau: Terminus Hogan ↔ Station de la Cité via Lamoureux
    • Trips in both directions travel via Lamoureux road.

940 Corridor: Val-des-Monts - Gatineau

Connection with Rapibus at Labrosse station.

  • 941 Val-des-Monts - Gatineau: Terminus Perkins ↔ Station Labrosse via Carrefour
    • Trips in both directions travel via route du Carrefour (Québec 366).
    • Counter-peak service is offered on this line.
    • Holiday service was offered on this line until January 4th 2021, when it was taken over by line 943.
    • Mid-day (lunch hour) service is offered on this line,
  • 943 Val-des-Monts - Gatineau: Terminus Perkins ↔ Station Labrosse via Fogarty.
    • Trips in both directions travel via Fogarty road.
    • Evening service is offered on this line starting January 4th, 2021.
    • Weekend service is offered on this line starting January 4th, 2021.
    • Holiday service is offered on this line starting January 4th, 2021.

990 Corridor: On demand

  • 994 Val-des-Monts (On demand): Terminus Poltimore ↔ Terminus Perkins via du Carrefour.
    • Trips in both directions travel via route du Carrefour (Québec 366)
    • Trips in both directions are interlined with line 941 at Terminus Perkins.
    • Line 994 replaces discontinued line 944.
  • 996 Val-des-Monts - Cantley (On demand): Terminus Poltimore ↔ Terminus Hogan via Principale
    • Trips in both directions travel via route Principale (Québec 307)
    • Inbound trips (towards Gatineau) are interlined with line 935 at Terminus Hogan.
    • Outbound trips (towards Collines) are interlined with line 931 at Terminus Hogan.

Cancelled routes

  • 922 : Chelsea (Hollow Glen) - Gatineau via Chelsea (Old Chelsea) and Cité-des-Jeunes.
  • 936 : Mont-Cascades ― Cantley
  • 942 : Perkins - Gatineau (Cité Station) via Montée Paiement
  • 960 : Cantley ― Sainte-Cécile-de-Masham via Gatineau
  • 944 : Poltimore - Perkins via Saint-Pierre-de-Wakefield
  • 946 : Poltimore - Cantley via Saint-Pierre-de-Wakefield
  • 148 : Pontiac - Gatineau - Ottawa (Regional route)

Regional routes

  • 148 Pontiac - Gatineau - Ottawa: Terminus Isle-aux-Allumettes ↔ Station Centrale (Ottawa)
    • Trips in both directions travel via Québec Route 148.
    • Service discontinued on January 4th 2021 and replaced by line 910.

Facilities

Transcollines network relies on a wide network of Park & Ride (Parc-o-Bus) facilities, all equipped with bus shelters.

La Pêche & Chelsea corridor

  • Sainte-Cécile-de-Masham Park & Ride (with shelter)
    • Bibliothèque de La Pêche, Passe-Partout Street, La Pêche
  • Wakefield Park & Ride (with shelter)
    • Wakefield Community Centre, Valley Road, La Pêche
  • Locomotive Park & Ride (with shelter)
    • Table-Tournante Park, La Pêche
  • Farm Point Park & Ride
    • Saint-Clément Church, Saint-Clément Road, Chelsea
  • Old Chelsea Park & Ride
    • Saint Stephen Church, Old Chelsea Road, Chelsea

Cantley corridor

  • Denis Park & Ride
    • Denis Park, Denis Road, Cantley
  • Mont-Joël Park & Ride
    • Marsolais and Mont-Joël Streets, Cantley
  • Bâtisseurs Park & Ride
    • Cantley Town Hall, Montée de la Source Road, Cantley
  • Hogan Park & Ride
    • Montée de la Source and Hogan Street, Cantley

Val-des-Monts corridor

  • Faubourg Park & Ride
    • Montée Paiement Road, Val-des-Monts
  • Nakkertok Park & Ride
    • 62 Carrefour Road, Saint-Pierre-de-Wakefield
  • Perkins Park & Ride (with shelter)
    • Saint-Antoine-de-Padoue Church, Carrefour Road, Perkins
  • Pointe-Déziel Park & Ride (with shelter)
    • Val-des-Monts Town Hall, Carrefour Road, Saint-Pierre-de-Wakefield
  • Poltimore Park & Ride
    • Saint-Germain Park, Principale Road, Poltimore

Fleet roster[11]

In service

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Seating Notes
C1-C3 Régie intermunicipale de transport des Collines C2-a.jpg 2015 GMC
Girardin
4500
G5
GM Duramax 6.6L 24 Retirement in progress[12]
C10 Régie intermunicipale de transport des Collines C10-a.jpg 2007 Nova Bus LFS Suburban Cummins ISL
C11-C12 Régie intermunicipale de transport des Collines C11-a.jpg 2015 Nova Bus LFS Suburban Cummins ISL9
  • Replaced temporary units C8-C9
  • Not assigned to regular service starting January 2021[13]
Ford
Girardin
E-450
G5
  • Unknown fleet number.
  • Paratransit unit.
C15-C16 Régie intermunicipale de transport des Collines C16-a.jpg 2016 Ford
Girardin
E-450
G5
Ford V10 6.8L gasoline
C19-C20 2019 Freightliner
Thomas Built Buses
S2C
Saf-T-Liner C2
Cummins B6.7 Allison 2500 40
C21 2020 Freightliner
Thomas Built Buses
S2C
Saf-T-Liner C2
Cummins B6.7 Allison 2500 40 Used on line 910.
C22-C23 2020 GMC
Girardin
4500
G5
24 Entered service late 2020 (C22) and January 2021 (C23)

On order

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Seating Notes

Retired

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Seating Notes
C6-C7 2015 Grande West Vicinity
B30A
C8-C9 2011 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9
  • Temporary units.
  • Ex-Nova demonstrators.
  • Flush-mounted windows.
C14 Prévost H3-45
  • Used on route 148.
  • ex Parti Quebequois campaign bus
C18 2017 Freightliner
Krystal
S2C
KLX40
Cummins ISB6.7 Allison 2500 33
  • Used on route 148.
  • Retired prematurely due to poor reliability.[14]
No number 2014 Yaxing Vicinity
B30A
  • Temporary unit.
  • Vicinity demo.

References and Notes

  1. Transcollines, Op. Cit.
  2. Transcollines Website
  3. Radio-Canada. "Transcollines dresse un bilan positif de sa première année de service", Ici Ottawa-Gatineau, ref. June 15th 2016[1].
  4. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, New transit service connects west Quebec to Gatineau, Ottawa, ref. June 15th 2015, [2]
  5. David Viannay and Michelle Chabot. Analyse coûts-bénéfices sur l’organisation actuelle du transport collectif et adapté à l’intérieur des municipalités de la MRC des Collines-de-l’Outaouais, Société Gestrans, Gatineau, 2011, 104 pages. [3]
  6. Charles Thériault. "Les banlieues de Gatineau créent «leur» STO", Le Droit, November 27th 2013.[4]
  7. Antony Da Silva-Castro. "Le projet du Transport des Collines repoussé jusqu'en 2015", Info07, March 24th 2014.[5]
  8. Transcollines, op. cit.
  9. Transcollines Website
  10. Transcollines, op. cit.
  11. Transcollines, op. cit.
  12. Transcollines, op. cit.
  13. Transcollines, op. cit.
  14. Transcollines, op. cit.