Réseau de transport de la Capitale

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Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC)
RTC logo
Réseau de transport de la Capitale logo
Official Name Société de transport de Québec (STQ)
Head office and main depot 720 des Rocailles,Quebec
Transit information center 884 Saint-Joachim,Quebec
Metrobus Depot 7555 Armand-Viau,Quebec
Employees 1 615
Bus drivers 937
Fleet size 613
Number of routes 135
Number of tops 4 591
Annual ridership (approx.) 46,700,000
Union CSN

The Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) is the public transportation agency network operating in Quebec City, Quebec. In addition to serving the Quebec City area, service is provided, via contract, to the towns of Boischatel.

History

The Société de transport de la communauté urbaine de Québec (STCUQ) became the Société de transport de Québec on January 1, 2002 after the merger of Quebec City with its surrounding municipalities. The transit agency's public name, Réseau de transport de la Capitale, was introduced on April 24.

See Timeline of transit in Quebec City for a detailed year by year summary.

Routes

See also: List of RTC routes

In August 2008, the RTC introduced four new logos, one for each type of service the company offers. These logos can be found on printed schedules, bus-stop timetables, in advertisements, on the bus routes map and on certain bus stop signs (Metrobus only). The services are as follows:

Métrobus routes 800-804, 807

Métrobus service logo.

The word "Métrobus" is a portmanteau of "métro" (the French word for subway) and "bus"; the word métro itself is short for métropolitain (metropolitan), meaning that metrobuses are intended to offer a city-wide service (akin to one offered by a subway system), by providing convenient access to the very edges of the urban community - from Courville (800) or Notre-Dame-des-Laurentides (801) all the way to Pointe-de-Sainte-Foy - without the need for numerous, tedious connections. Métrobus routes therefore provide service to some of the major RTC terminals, many commercial areas (such as shopping malls) as well as government buildings, and travel along the most populated areas of the city. They do so 7 days a week, and offer late-night service on Friday and Saturday nights.

Routes 800 and 801 follow the same route for approximately 40% of their length. On the shared portion of the route, the service is able to provide a frequency of 3 to 5 minutes at rush hour, and 6 to 10 minutes during regular hours. In their separated portion, the frequency is noticeably lower; a Métrobus will pass every 10 minutes at rush hour, and every 15 minutes at any other time (and during the weekends). The Metrobuses carry about 40% of RTC customers. The original 800 and 801 routes were created in 1992 by replacing and expanding route 8. The 802 route was created in 2008, replacing route 12 and making slight modifications to it to make it more time-efficient.

Route 802 is a shorter, denser Metrobus route which replaces former route 12. It follows roughly the same path as route 1 for the first part of the course, with its departure being at Station Belvédère (a major connection point in the network, allowing for a connection with, amongst others, routes 800 and 801), but branches off in the Vanier area where it provides service to Place Fleur-de-Lys, ExpoCité and the Institut de Réadaptation en Déficience Physique du Québec (Quebec institute for the readaptation of the physically deficient). It then goes by the Limoilou area, and finishes at Terminus Beauport, connecting once more with route 800 as well as a handful of regular routes.

Route 803 was launched in August 2011, replacing former route 60. This route links Les Saules terminal to Beauport terminal while serving mainly the area along the Lebourgneuf boulevard axis. Route 61 was created at the same time to cover the area no longer served by route 803.

In 2016, two new Metrobus routes were introduced. The 807 Metrobus began in june replacing the very crowded leBus route 7 following the same route with the exception of the removal of service in the Old Quebec during rush hours. On December 3, Metrobus 804 was introduce replacing leBus route 87 following the same route betweeen Ste-Foy Centre (Jules-Dallaire) and Wilfrid-Caron / Racine transfer point. Service north of Wilfrid-Caron / Racine was replaced by an extension of route 84.

leBus routes 1-185

leBus service logo.

leBus ("the Bus") routes provide service to all of Quebec City, mostly serving as a link between residential and commercial areas, through local streets and boulevards.

As a general rule of thumb:

  • Routes 10-29 operate in the Sainte-Foy/La Cité/Limoilou area.
  • Routes 30-39 operate in the Charlesbourg area.
  • Routes 44, 50-59 operate in the Beauport area.
  • Routes 64 and 65 operate in the Lebourgneuf area.
  • Routes 70-89 generally tend to operate in the Les Saules area, though there are a few exceptions (such as route 72 or route 89, for example). Route 87 has became Métrobus 804 on December 3rd, 2016.
  • Routes 92, 94 and 95 operate in Saint-Augustin.

Routes 1, 3, 4, and 9 have no common area of service, but all five pass through the Jacques-Cartier terminus in downtown Quebec. Route 7 was replaced by Métrobus 807 starting August 20 and no longer travel to within the city walls as it will be operated by articulated hybrid buses.

This service is offered on an everyday, all-day basis with a few exceptions:

  • Routes 9, 22, 29, 33, 57, 70, 78, 85 and 88 are routes that were created specifically for people who work in industrial areas, and are offered exclusively on weekdays during rush hour, with the exception of route 85 which offers limited service during weekends.
    • Route 70 is an extension of route 87, and becomes a #87 upon finishing its one and only run of the day.
  • Routes 65, 94 and 95 are only operated during weekdays, and only during rush hours.
    • Route 65 is a modified, more direct version of route 64, and completely replaces it during rush hours (towards Quebec during the morning, and towards Lebourgneuf during the afternoon).
    • Routes 94 and 95 are modified versions of route 92. Whereas route 92 comes to an end at the intercity coach terminal in Sainte-Foy, routes 94 and 95 continue on until they reach François-Xavier-Garneau College. Route 92 remains active during 94/95 service.
  • Route 59 does not operate on weekends.

Routes 107, 111, 125, 133, 136 and 185, despite being part of the leBus series, are in fact accelerated routes which loosely correspond their regular-service counterparts, but do not service every stop. They are offered exclusively during weekdays at rush hours.

The 60 routes in this series carry 45% of the customers. Route 807 (formerly 7, along the Chemin Sainte-Foy axis) alone carries 11% of all RTC customers.

eXpress routes (Series 200, 300 and 500)

eXpress service logo.

59 routes comprise the RTC eXpress service. This service directly connects suburbs towards major working and studying areas of the city. The eXpress bus operates to the Parlement Hill sector (200 Series), the Sainte-Foy and Garneau CEGEP and the Laval University (300 series) and the shopping and working area along Boulevard Laurier in the Sainte-Foy district (500 series). Generally, service will operate from suburbs during the morning rush hours and towards them during the afternoon peak hours. The 500 series were introduced in August 2013 alongside changes in the 300 series that was previously serving the area now served by the 500 series routes.

Exceptions:

  • Route 280 offers afternoon peak service towards the city.
  • Route 290 operates in the Old City instead of the Parliament hill area.
  • Many 300 series offer a midday round trip (from suburbs and to suburbs) (except summer), they also offer a mid-evening trip towards the suburbs.
  • The 330 eXpress route offers midday service (except summer).
  • Routes 331, 354 & 391 serve the western part of Sainte-Foy instead of the CEGEP and University.
  • Route 332 operates reverse of the peak (out to suburbs in the morning and from them in the afternoon).

In general, express routes tend to reflect the number of their leBus counterpart (e.g. routes 277 and 377 follow the general path of route 77, then take the expressway to Quebec and Sainte-Foy respectively), though it is not always the case (e.g. route 332 is completely unrelated to route 32).

Although they account for 40% of RTC routes, they only carried 9% of all RTC customers in 2013.

Late night service (Couche-Tard) 907-992

On some routes on Friday and Saturday nights, late night bus service is available from downtown (Place d'Youville) on selected routes at 1:30am and a couple routes at 3:00am.

Some neighbourhood routes (Saint-Augustin) and suburbs to downtown also operate during this period. While some late nights routes are identical to their daytime counterparts, many routes are shorted, extended and/or merged during late night service. Since August 2013, those routes are numbered in the 900 series, formerly operating with the same number as the daytime route.

This series carries less then 1% of the yearly RTC ridership.

Special events shuttle - 400 Series

Special events shuttle started with the 410 route for the 2014 Quebec City summer festival linking a temporary Park-n-ride lot at Hydro-Québec in Lebourgneuf to downtown Quebec City. Success was immediate and in 2015, 3 new routes were added (420, 430 and 450) and they added more events with the special shuttle service . Those routes are not fixed routes and will change according to the event location and temporary park-n-ride location avaliability .

  • Route 410 serves the Hydro-Quebec temporary park-n-ride lot in Lebourgneuf
  • Route 420 serves the Laval University temporary park-n-ride, this route is not in service when the special event can be reach by Metrobus service.
  • Route 430 serves the Charlesbourg area
  • Route 450 serves the Beauport Area

Defunct sevices

écolobus route 21

écolobus service logo.

During the spring of 2007, the RTC initiated a pilot project experimenting with the use of fully electric vehicles in the historic parts of town. The project was a success, and the company purchased eight Technobus Gulliver minibuses from the Italian company in 2008 (in addition to the test vehicle purchased in 2007, which was never put in revenue service).

The project started out as a free service. Since July 5th 2010 however, a fare of 1$ was established in order to offer fair competition to taxi drivers who actively complained about the service being free of charge. Users with a monthly pass or a single-day pass may use those to board the ecolobus (tickets are also valid but wasteful since they are worth more than the standard two-dollar fare). The cash fare was raised to the current 2$ fare in August 2012.

These buses often make the headlines, especially during the winter, due to their poor mechanical performance and battery issues. After a bus fire and two cases of overheating batteries requiring fire fighters, on August 24, 2011, RTC temporary retired all electric vehicles from the route and replaced them with standard buses. After modifications to the vehicle, extensive testing and some route modifications, the electric buses were back on Old Quebec streets on June 18 2012. Since their return the buses have proved to be far more reliable then before their withdrawal.

Due to rising costs of maintenance and expected retirement of the buses in 2016, RTC ended electric bus service on the route on January 17th, 2015. All traces of the presence of the Ecolobus were retired at the start of the 2015 summer schedule and the route now operates as route 21 in leBus series with standard vehicules. It is expected to replace standard buses with hybrid midibus in the next few years.

Fares

Front cover of fares pamphlet.

The following is a comprehensive table of the RTC's fares as of July 1, 2016:

User category Monthly pass Metropolitain Pass
(RTC, STLevis, TCJC, PLUMobile)
Ticket 5 day pass Unlimited weekends
(Unlimited rides starting at 6 pm Friday
until end of service on Sunday)
1 day pass Cash
General 85.60$ 128.50$ 2.95$ 28.50$ 15.00$ 8.25$ 3.50$
Elderly 52.00$ 89.00$ 2.25$ 21.50$
Students (19 and over) 57.00$ 104.50$ 2.95$
18 years and younger 2.25$
5 years and younger Free

Paying in cash allows users to ask for a transfer ticket when boarding the bus, enabling a connection with an unlimited number of buses (provided the route is different from the one the connection was issued on), for a period of 90 minutes. Paying with an ticket on a electronic (OPUS or Occassionelle) card allows for the same connection to be made, for 90 minutes only as of July 1, 2016. Tickets must be bought in pairs (2,4,6...). Old paper tickets are no longer accepted (although paper tickets are still produced for paratransit usage only)

The 2-day and 7-day passes are activated upon first use (as opposed to being activated upon payment), and remain valid until the next day at 23h59 and the seventh day at 23h59, respectively.

In addition to these, a new group ticket was introduced, allowing one adult and 10 children aged between 6 and 11 to board the bus. This group ticket works in a similar fashion to regular tickets, in that they only allow one boarding plus a connection valid for two hours.

The Écolobus 2$ fare was abolished as part of the fare changes on July 1, 2016.

Fleet number info

All vehicles in the RTC's fleet bear a unique four-digit identification number. More often than not, the first two digits indicate the year of purchase, and the last two are an arbitrary sequential number assigned at the garage upon reception of the vehicles.

For instance: vehicle 0821 was the 21st vehicle received in 2008.

There are, however, some misleading fleet numbers. For example, buses numbered 02xx were purchased in 2003.

Articulated buses start with xx51 onwards.

In addition, some vehicles may bear letters with the four-digit number:

A (obsolete) 
Formerly assigned to Articulated buses. Only two buses were ever assigned this letter, namely A9225 and A9226.
B (semi-obsolete) 
Formerly assigned to vehicles with Baultar driver seats, was also used on a Banque Laurentienne wrapped bus in 2010
C (obsolete) 
Formerly used to indicate vehicles equipped with passenger counters.
It was also used in January/February 2011 on buses wrapped for Carnaval de Québec.
D (obsolete) 
Used in 2009 for buses with a Desjardins wrap (for the Desjardins shuttle #400)
d (obsolete) 
Used in 2010 for buses with a Desjardins wrap. The lowercase D's used were actually the now-obsolete letter P (see below), rotated to resemble a d.
H (semi-obsolete) 
Formerly used on all-day (fr Habituel) buses (as opposed to Limited buses - see below). Was also used on Hybrid vehicle H1001; it is still used on the front interior fleet numbers stickers of that vehicle.
Indicates that bus is on Limited use (mainly used during rush hour service, midday service on weekdays or special events). Usually, buses older than six years receive the limited status.
This letter has served different purposes throughout the years. While briefly used to designed vehicles that were stored at the Metrobus service center, this letter is generally used to distinguish "Maquillé" (wrapped) vehicles.
Indicate that the vehicle has the Nomade equipment on-board for testing of the new real time information system.
P (obsolete) 
Formerly used on buses with prototype electronic Perception (for the then-pilot OPUS cards).
R (obsolete) 
Formerly assigned to vehicles with Recaro driver seats.
S (semi-obsolete) 
Formerly assigned to buses with Ski racks. Recently, buses have been sighted bearing this letter; it is currently presumed that it is either a reference to the advert on the side-wrap, or to the fact that it has, quite simply, a Side-wrap.
T (obsolete) 
Formerly indicated a Tripper, a bus that would run for very short periods of time on select routes.
W (obsolete) 
Formerly indicated a bus that has WiFi on board (pilot project).

Roster

The RTC has a fleet of 598 buses.

  • 506 low floor diesel buses (40 feet)
  • 86 articulated low floor diesel buses (62 feet)
  • 32 standard low floor hybrid buses (new hybrid buses are currently being delivered)
  • 10 low floor hybrid articulated buses (currently being delivered)

Current

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
0001-0025 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 0012-a.jpg 2000 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISC ZF 5HP500
  • Formerly STCUQ 0001-0025.
  • All in newer RTC livery.
  • About a dozen units remain.
0201-0245 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 0235-a.jpg 2003 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISC ZF 5HP552C
  • All in newer RTC livery.
0301-0335 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 0308-a.jpg 2003 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISC ZF 5HP552C
  • All in newer RTC livery.
  • L0301 equipped with test Balios two-line display (rear display identical to 04xx).
  • L0331 is retired.
0401-0431 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 0408-a.jpg 2004 Nova Bus LFS 0401-0416 - Cummins ISL

0417-0431 - Cummins ISC

0401-0416 - ZF 6HP552C

0417-0431 - ZF 5HP552C

  • First year of Balios two-line display; rear display smaller than later LFSes.
  • All in newer RTC livery.
0501-0531 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 0530-a.jpg 2005 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL ZF 6HP552C
  • All in newer RTC livery.
0601-0631 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 0608-a.jpg 2006 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL ZF 6HP552C
  • 0603 to 0605 were used as test buses for new Baultar driver seats.
  • 0610 featured an experimental Aesys multicolor sign, removed in December 2008.
  • All in newer RTC livery.
0701-0750 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 0701-a.jpg 2007 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
  • All in newer RTC livery.
  • Front RTC logo unusually high on certain units.
  • 0731 to 0750 feature Baultar driver seats.
  • First year of Cummins ISL "red engine".
  • 0717 is retired.
0801-0852 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 0822-a.jpg 2008 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
  • All in newer RTC livery.
  • 0801 to 0830 originally featured Baultar driver's seat, now all 08xx feature a Baultar seat.
0901-0921 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 0905-a.jpg 2009 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
  • All in newer RTC livery.
  • Features a new electronic "stop requested" sound.
  • Baultar driver's seat.
  • Last series of bus equipped with American Seating 6468 passenger seats.
0922-0936 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 0929-a.jpg 2009 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
  • First third-generation LFSes at RTC.
  • First buses to feature American Seating InSight seats with RTC logo inserts.
  • Features a single, wider front door.
  • Only 31 seats rather than 34 on previous models (post-2004).
0951-0970 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 0968-a.jpg 2009 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL ZF 6HP604C
  • All in special RTC Métrobus livery.
  • Features American Seating InSight seats with Métrobus inserts.
  • Buses are equipped with bike racks in the summer.
  • Runs on Métrobus 800 and 801 routes.
0971-0975 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 0974-a.jpg 2010 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL ZF 6HP604C
  • All in special RTC Métrobus livery.
  • Features American Seating InSight seats with Metrobus inserts.
  • Buses are equipped with bike racks in the summer.
  • Runs on Métrobus 800 and 801 routes.
1001 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 1001-a.jpg 2010 Nova Bus LFS HEV Cummins ISB Allison EP40
hybrid system
  • First HEV (Hybrid Electric Vehicle) in the fleet.
  • Delivered in standard RTC livery, later re-wrapped in special "Hybrid" livery, which was removed in 2015.
1002-1016 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 1003-a.jpg 2010 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
  • In RTC newer livery.
  • Front passenger-side seating arrangement slightly different from previous batch (1 seat lost).
1051-1070 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 1057-a.jpg 2010 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1700B
  • All in special RTC Métrobus livery.
  • Buses are equipped with bike racks in the summer.
1101-1111 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 1106-a.jpg 2011 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
  • In RTC newer livery.
  • Delivered in May 2011.
  • Does not feature a groove on the front underneath the RTC logo, unlike the other third-generation LFSes from previous years.
1151-1172 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 1167-a.jpg 2010 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1700B
  • All in special RTC Métrobus livery.
  • Delivered in December 2010.
  • 1154 is retired.
1201-1221 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 1208-a.jpg 2012 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
  • 2011 model year.
  • Assumed specifications.
  • In RTC newer livery.
  • Delivered between Jan. and Feb. 2012.
1251-1270 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 1261-b.jpg 2012 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1700B
  • Métrobus livery.
1301-1333 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 1325-a.jpg 2013 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B
  • Delivered in November 2013.
  • In the new blue RTC standard bus livery.
  • Increased seating capacity to 34.
1501-1531 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 1502-a.jpg 2015 Nova Bus LFS HEV Cummins ISB6.7 BAE HDS200
  • This batch is the first major hybrid bus order for RTC.
  • Features a raised roof, fully functioning A/C, and flush-mounted windows unlike the previous batches.
  • Entered service July 20, 2015.
1601-1636 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 1630-a.jpg 2016 Nova Bus LFS HEV Cummins ISB6.7 BAE HDS200
  • Delivery began late December 2016.
  • Different seating arrangement in the rear (rear-facing seats replaced by sideways-facing seats).
  • Features electric doors like the articulated hybrids, unlike the 2015 hybrids, but otherwise are identical.
  • Entered service Jan. 14, 2017.
1651-1673 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 1667-a.jpg 2016 Nova Bus LFS Artic HEV Cummins ISL9 BAE HDS300
  • First articulated hybrid for RTC
  • Entered service on August 20, 2016
  • Delivery started in July 2016.
  • Features frameless windows and A/C like the 40-foot hybrids.
1801-1824 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 1801-a.jpg 2018 Van Hool A330K Hyb
  • First midibuses for RTC.
  • Contract announced March 16, 2016.
  • First bus unveiled January 24, 2018.

Special Buses

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
0717 2007 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
  • Was involved in a accident with a snowplow in December 2015.
  • Retired from service, was rebuilt, and is now used as a mechanic training bus
  • Only bus in the fleet to feature a special blue/grey/green livery.

On order

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
TBD (64 units) 2019 Van Hool A330K Hyb
  • Contract announced March 16, 2016
  • 40 buses to be delivered in 2019

Retired

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
5101-5105, 5107,
5109-5110, 5113-5116,
5119-5121
1982 GMDD T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
5126, 5134-5135,
5137, 5149
1985-86 GMDD T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
7701-7737 1977 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Formerly STCUQ 7701-7737.
7766, 7774, 7776 1977 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Formerly STCUQ 7766, 7774 & 7776.
  • Ex-STRSM 7-709, 7-706 & 7-763.
7801-7856 1978 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Formerly STCUQ 7801-7856.
  • These units were never rebuilt.
7863 1979 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Formerly STCUQ 7863.
  • Ex-STCUM 21-040; bought in 1997.
7901-7945 1979 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Formerly STCUQ 7901-7945.
  • Most of these units were never rebuilt.
8001-8019 1980 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Formerly STCUQ 8001-8019.
  • Most of these units were never rebuilt.
8020-8049 1980 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • 1981 models.
  • Formerly STCUQ 8020-8049.
  • Most of these units were never rebuilt.
8101-8116 1981 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Formerly STCUQ 8101-8116.
8117-8121, 8180-8181,
8183
1981 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Formerly STCUQ 8117-8121, 8180-8181, 8183.
  • Ex-UTA 81xx.
  • Some were still painted in UTA with STCUQ logo.
8122-8130, 8142-8163 1981 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Formerly STCUQ 8122-8130, 8142-8163.
  • Ex-TTC 1xxx.
  • Some were still painted in UTA with STCUQ logo.
8131-8141 1981 GMDD T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
8164-8179, 8182,
8184-8188
1981 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
8201-8226 1982 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Formerly STCUQ 8201-8226.
8301-8310 1983 GMDD TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Formerly STCUQ 8301-8310.
8311-8346 1984 GMDD TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Formerly STCUQ 8311-8346.
  • 8345 is equipped with a 6V92TA engine.
8401-8424 1984 GMDD TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Formerly STCUQ 8401-8424.
8501-8549 Société de transport de la communauté urbaine de Québec 8546-a.jpg 1985 GMDD TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • Formerly STCUQ 8501-8549.
  • 8528 equipped with a 6V92TA turbo engine.
  • All painted in older blue STCUQ livery.
8550-8563 1986 GMDD T8H-5307A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
8601-8625 Société de transport de la communauté urbaine de Québec 8609-a.jpg 1986 GMDD TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731
  • Formerly STCUQ 8601-8625.
  • 8615 equipped with a 6V92TA turbo engine.
  • All painted in the older blue STCUQ livery.
  • 8614, 8620, 8624 to STO.
8801-8804 1988 MCI TC40-102A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731
  • Formerly STCUQ 8801-8804.
  • Ex-Gray Line buses which featured rear A/C units.
  • These units were never rebuilt.
8901-8912 1989 MCI TC40-102A Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Formerly STCUQ 8901-8912.
  • Ex-Gray Line buses which feature rear A/C units.
  • These units were never rebuilt.
9001-9012 Société de transport de la communauté urbaine de Québec 9008-a.jpg 1990 MCI TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Formerly STCUQ 9001-9012.
  • 9001 to 9004 sold to Société de transport de Lévis.
  • 9006 to 9011 were the last survivors.
  • All painted in older blue STCUQ livery.
  • These units were never rebuilt.
9101-9127 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 9113-a.jpg 1991 MCI TC40-102A Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V731
  • Formerly STCUQ 9101-9127.
  • L9124 was the last survivor; retired in July 2010.
  • L9104, 9117, 9119, 9123, 9125 and 9127 sold to Société de transport de Lévis
  • First year of Luminator displays.
  • Some painted into RTC newer livery.
  • Most units were rebuilt.
9225-9226 1992 MCI TC60-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
  • Formerly STCUQ 9225-9226.
  • The only 2 articulated buses in the fleet up until their retirement in 2009.
  • All still painted in older blue STCUQ livery.
9201-9224 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 9208-a.jpg 1992 MCI TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
  • Final three buses were retired at end of august 2010.
  • Formerly STCUQ 9201-9224.
  • 9205, 9210, 9212, 9215, 9217, 9220, 9223 and 9224 sold to Société de transport de Lévis.
  • Last year of Luminator displays.
  • Some painted into newer RTC livery.
  • Most units were rebuilt.
9401-9461 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 9425-a.jpg 1994 Nova Bus TC40-102N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
  • Formerly STCUQ 9401-9461.
  • Rebuilt units in newer RTC livery.
  • First series to feature Balios "red" displays (1 line / 14 characters).
9501-9519 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 9506-a.jpg 1995 Nova Bus TC40-102N Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R5
  • Formerly STCUQ 9501-9519.
  • Rebuilt units in newer RTC livery.
9520-9551 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 9535-a.jpg 1996 Nova Bus TC40-102N Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R5
  • Formerly STCUQ 9520-9551.
  • Rebuilt units in newer RTC livery.
  • Final Unit and CLASSIC in service was 9540, retired on March 3, 2016.
9601-9635 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 9608-a.jpg 1996 Nova Bus LFS Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R5
  • Formerly STCUQ 9601-9635.
  • All in newer RTC livery.
  • Final units were retired in February 2014.
9801-9810 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 9806-a.jpg 1998 Nova Bus LFS Cummins C8.3 ZF 5HP500
  • Formerly STCUQ 9801-9810.
  • All in newer RTC livery.
  • L9807 was wrapped for "L'escouade RTC" during the summer of 2008.
  • Final units were retired in mid-2016.
9901-9925 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 9909-a.jpg 1999 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISC ZF 5HP500
  • Formerly STCUQ 9901-9925.
  • First year of Balios orange single line display.
  • All in newer RTC livery.
  • Final units were retired in early 2017.
0101-0125 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 0108-a.jpg 2001 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISC Allison B400R5
  • Formerly STCUQ 0101-0125.
  • All in newer RTC livery.
  • Final units were retired in late 2016/early 2017.
0890-0897 Réseau de transport de la Capitale 0890-a.jpg 2008 Tecnobus Gulliver
  • Were exclusively used on Ecolobus.
  • In special RTC Ecolobus livery.
  • Pulled from service in January 2015 due to rising maintenance cost.

Demonstrators

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2001 OBI Orion 07.501 HEV Cummins ISB BAE Systems HybriDrive
hybrid system
  • Demo from Jul, 15 to Jul 18, 2003.
0350 2001 NFI DE40LF Cummins ISB GM-Allison EP40
hybrid system
  • Demo from Sept 5 to Sept 14, 2003.
  • Was never put in service
0650 2005 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL ZF 6HP602C
  • Prototype/Demo in service Feb 14 to Mar 3, 2006.
  • Nova Bus number for it was 190-01.
2006 Van Hool A300K Cummins ISB Voith D864.5
  • AC Transit 5102
  • One day demo - December 17th 2008
0780 2007 Tecnobus Gulliver
  • Scrapped and used for parts.
0881 2008 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
  • Prototype/Demo in service Jan 21 to Mar 7, 2008.
  • Nova Bus number for it was 40881.
0882 2008 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL ZF 6HP604C
  • Prototype/Demo in service Apr 14 to May 2, 2008 & Jul 31 to Aug 13, 2008.
  • Nova Bus number for it was 40882.
2009 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL
  • Demo from Nov. 18 to Nov. 25, 2008.
  • Nova Bus number for it was 358-1.
2012 ADL Enviro500
  • Demo from March 6 to 20 on route 236 and 254
1499 Réseau de transport de la Capitale (demo) 1499-a.jpg 2014 Nova Bus LFS HEV E-Series Cummins ISB 6.7 BAE Systems HDS200
hybrid system
  • On loan from Novabus for technical testing from January to August 2015.
  • First Novabus hybrid with the BAE "E" technology.
2014 ADL Enviro500 Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R
  • Displayed at Université Laval and Grand Théâtre de Québec on 13 September 2017.

Leased

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2005 Ford/Girardin E-450/G5 Ford Power stroke 6.0L engine
  • Was leased on Sept. 22, 2005.

External links/References