Rider Express

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Rider Express Transportation is a company that provides scheduled passenger transportation and parcel express services based out of Regina, Saskatchewan and operating in Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta and British Columbia.

History

The company received authority to begin operating regularly scheduled bus service immediately after the closure of the Saskatchewan Transportation Company (STC) on May 31, 2017.

The company received operating authorities in Manitoba, Alberta and British Columbia to offer regularly scheduled bus service after the closure of routes operated in Western Canada by Greyhound Canada on October 31, 2018. Service was expanded to Ontario in 2021 following the deregulation of intercity bus service in the province, with the Toronto-Ottawa route starting service on June 28, 2021.

Routes

Current

  • Calgary — Kamloops — Vancouver
  • Calgary — Edmonton
  • Regina — Saskatoon — Edmonton
  • Regina — Winnipeg
  • Saskatoon — Prince Albert
  • Toronto — Ottawa
  • Toronto — Windsor[1]

Future

  • Calgary — Lethbridge
  • Ottawa — Montreal
  • Toronto — Montreal
  • Toronto — Windsor[2]

Main Depot Facilities

  • Winnipeg - 936 Sherbrook Street (Maple Bus Lines/Ontario Northland Depot)
  • Portage La Prairie - Days Inn on MB #1 & Yellow Quill Trail
  • Brandon - Tim Horton's 1845 Middleton Ave.
  • Vriden - Petro Canada 340 Front Road W.
  • Moosomin - Esso 502 Park Ave.
  • Regina Depot - 1517 11th Ave.
  • Davidson - Coop Gas Bar
  • Saskatoon Depot - #36 - 1736 Quebec Ave.
  • Prince Albert Depot - 267 32nd St. W.
  • North Battleford - Hwy 16 Bypass – Petro Canada
  • Lloydminster - 5411 44th St. – Days INN
  • Vegreville - 6813 AB-16A – Fas Gas
  • Sherwood Park - Esso Gas Station at 26 Strathmoor Dr
  • Edmonton - Edmonton INN at 11834 Kingsway Ave NW
  • Moose Jaw - Fas Gas Plus at 2-1700 Lakeview Rd
  • Swift Current - 7-Eleven 720 South Service Road
  • Medicine Hat - Husky Gas Station-561 15 st SW
  • Brooks - Flying J – 1260 Cassils Rd E
  • Strathmore - Esso Gas- 503 Highway 1
  • Calgary - Westbrook Mall, Between Entrance 5-6, 1200 37 St SW
  • Banff - 100 Gopher St. Brewster Sightseeing
  • Golden - Husky – 1050 Trans Canada Hwy #1
  • Revelstoke - 122 Highway 23 N Revelstoke- Frontier Hotel
  • Kamloops - Petro Canada at 1522 Versatile Dr.
  • Chilliwack - Husky – 7620A Vedder Road
  • Abbotsford - Abbotsford International Airport
  • Vancouver - Curbside on 1150 Station St – Bus Terminal

Fleet Roster

Current Fleet

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Route Notes
1-4 Rider Express Transportation 4-a.jpg 2017 Ford Transit 300 Regina-Saskatoon
Saskatoon-Prince Albert
5 1994-97 Prevost H3-41 Detroit Diesel Series 50
6 Rider Express-6-a.jpg ? Setra S417
7-10 Rider Express-10-a.jpg ? Setra S417
  • Approx. 7 units; some unnumbered.
7 Rider Express-7-b.jpeg ? Setra S417
8 Rider Express-8-a.jpg ? Setra S417
8 (2nd) Rider Express-8-b.JPG ? Setra S417
12 Rider Express-12-a.jpg 2019 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Calgary-Edmonton
  • 2020 model.
15 Rider Express-15-a.jpg ? Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Calgary-Edmonton
16 Rider Express-16-a.jpg ? Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Calgary-Vancouver
17 Rider Express-17-a.jpg ? Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Calgary-Vancouver
16-17 ? Prevost H3-40
18 Rider Express 18-a.jpg 2018 TEMSA TS 35E Cummins L9 Allison B500R Windsor-Toronto-Ottawa
19-20 Rider Express 20-a.jpg 2019 TEMSA TS 45 Cummins ISX12 Allison B500R Toronto-Ottawa
21 2013 TEMSA TS 35 Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R Windsor-Toronto-Ottawa
800 ? Prevost H3-40
[unnumbered] 2020 TEMSA TS 35E Cummins L9 Allison B500R Regina-Saskatoon

External Links

References

  1. Personal notes and sightings
    1. We extend our services to Windsor! Facebook, published June 29, 2021.
    2. We extend our services to Windsor! Facebook, published June 29, 2021.