St. Catharines Transit

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Area Served St. Catharines, ON
Founded 1961 (from Canadian National)
Fleet Size 65
Number Of Routes 25 (Daytime)
15 (Evening/weekend/holiday)
Ridership  ?

St. Catharines Transit operates the transit service in the city of St. Catharines, Ontario, and the neighboring town of Thorold, Ontario.

Routes

Maps & schedules

Wc15.JPG: All active services operate with wheelchair lift-equipped buses.

Daytime

Route numbers changed to a new 3-digit route number effective September 3, 2017.[1]

Evening/weekend/holiday

Past Routes

Fares

As of September 2014.

Cash

Age group Fare
Adults/Seniors/Secondary Students $3.00
Children (5 and under) Free
Elementary Students (age 6 to grade 8) $2.50

10 Ride Card

Age group Fare
Adults $26.00
Seniors $20.00
Students (Elementary & Secondary) $22.50

Passes

Age group Fare
Adults Monthly (21–64) $92.00
Seniors Monthly (65+) $57.00
Students Monthly (Secondary) $62.00

Others

  • Post-Secondary Semester pass (4 months) = $290.00
  • Weekend Family One Day pass (Maximum 2 adults and 3 children, Weekends & Holidays only) = $7.00

Facilities

Garage

  • Address: 2012 1st Louth St., St Catharines, ON L2S 0A4
  • Phone: 905-687-5555

Terminals

Downtown

  • Address: 70 Carlisle St., between King & St. Paul

Fairview Mall

  • Address: QEW & Geneva St.

Pen Centre

  • Address: 221 Glendale Ave. & Highway 406

Conventional transit

Bicycle rack equipped route: All buses are equipped with bike racks.[3]

Current roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
90-91, 93-95 St. Catharines Transit 95-a.jpg 2002 NFI D40i Cummins ISL Allison B400R
92 St. Catharines Transit 92 (2003)-a.jpg 2003 NFI D40i Cummins ISL Allison B400R
96-98 St. Catharines Transit 96-a.jpg 2003 NFI D40LF Cummins ISC Voith D864.3E Bike racks installed April 2011.
99-103 St. Catharines Transit 103-a.jpg 2004 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E Equipped with bike racks.
104-107 St. Catharines Transit 105-a.jpg 2005 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E Equipped with bike racks.
0601-0608 St. Catharines Transit 0602-a.jpg 2006 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Voith D864.3E Equipped with bike racks.
0701-0706 St. Catharines Transit 0704-a.jpg 2007 NFI D40LF Cummins ISL Voith D864.5 Equipped with bike racks.
0707-0712, 0714 St. Catharines Transit 0710-a.jpg 2007 NFI DE40LF Cummins ISL Allison EP40
hybrid system
Equipped with bike racks.
0801-0808 St. Catharines Transit 0801-a.jpg 2008 NFI DE40LFR Cummins ISL Allison EP40
hybrid system
Equipped with bike racks.
0901-0904 St. Catharines Transit 0903-a.jpg 2009 NFI DE40LF Cummins ISL Allison EP40
hybrid system
  • Equipped with bike racks.
  • Different seating layout.
1001-1003 St. Catharines Transit 1002-b.jpg 2010 NFI DE40LF Cummins ISL Allison EP40
hybrid system
  • Delivered in December 2010.
  • No interior fleet number.
1140-1142 Niagara Region Transit 1141-a.jpg 2011 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
1160-1163 St. Catharines Transit 1163-b.jpg 2002-2004 NFI D60LF Detroit Diesel S50EGR Allison B500R
  • Ex-OC Transpo 6339, 6334, 6328 & 6134.
  • Runs on routes 16 & 21 (as of September 2014).
1301-1304 St. Catharines Transit 1303-b.jpg 2013 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5 Delivered in February 2013.
1401-1402 St. Catharines Transit 1401-a.jpg 2014 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
1460-1461 St. Catharines Transit 1460-a.jpg 2014 NFI XD60 Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
  • First articulated buses bought brand new.
  • Runs on routes 16 & 21 (as of September 2014).
1501-1504 St. Catharines Transit 1501-a.jpg 2015 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
  • Entered service in September 2015.
  • 1502-1503 have no front stripes.
1560 St. Catharines Transit 1560-a.jpg 2015 Nova Bus LFS Artic Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
  • Entered service on October 28, 2015.
  • Runs on routes 16 & 21.
1601-1605 St. Catharines Transit 1601-a.jpg 2016 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
  • Delivered in late September 2016.
  • Stripes painted around the front.

Retired roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1-2 1947 CC&F C-36TC Originally Canadian National Transportation 154-155; acquired in September 1961.
3-4 1948 CC&F C-36TC
5-7 1950 CC&F C-36TC Originally Canadian National Transportation 158-160; acquired in September 1961.
8-9 1950 CC&F C-36ATC Originally Canadian National Transportation 161-162; acquired in September 1961.
10-11 1951 CC&F C-36ATC Originally Canadian National Transportation 163-164; acquired in September 1961.
11 (2nd) 1948 CC&F C-36TC Ex #4.
12-14 1947 Twin 34-S Originally Canadian National Transportation 180-182; acquired in September 1961.
15-17 1948 Twin 38-S Originally Canadian National Transportation 183-185; acquired in September 1961.
18-21 1949 Twin 34-S Originally Canadian National Transportation 186-189; acquired in September 1961.
22-23 1950 Twin 41-S Originally Canadian National Transportation 190-191; acquired in September 1961.
24-29 1957 GMC TDH-4512
Old Look
Originally Canadian National Transportation 571-576; acquired in September 1961.
30-35 1958 GMC TDH-4512
Old Look
Originally Canadian National Transportation 581-586; acquired in September 1961.
36-39 1962 GMC TGH-3102
Old Look
40-42 1965 GMDD TDH-4519
New Look
43-45 1966 GMDD TDH-4519
New Look
46-48 1967 GMDD TDH-4519
New Look
49-51 1968 GMDD T6H-4521
New Look
52-53 1969 GMDD T6H-5305
New Look
54-56 1970 GMDD T6H-5305
New Look
57-58 1971 GMDD T6H-5305
New Look
61-62 1972 GMDD T6H-5306
New Look
80-81 1969 GMDD T6H-4521
New Look
Ex-Cornwall Street Railway, Light and Power Company 80-81.
731-736 1973 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9
747-749, 7410 1974 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9 In original red livery until retirement.
7510 1975 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9 Ex-Calgary Transit 863; bought in 1984.
7511-7513 1975 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9
  • 7512-7513 were leased to Niagara Transit.
  • 7512-7513 were repainted into green/blue stripe livery.
7614-7616 1976 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9 Originally in red livery, repainted into green/blue stripe livery.
7717-7719 1977 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Originally in red livery, repainted into green/blue stripe livery.
7820-7822 1978 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Originally in red livery, repainted into green/blue stripe livery.
7923-7928 1979 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Originally in red livery, repainted into green/blue stripe livery.
8029 1980 OBI Orion 01.501 Detroit Diesel 6V53N Allison MT-644
  • Only 30 foot bus purchased.
  • Originally in red livery, repainted into green/blue stripe livery.
8030-8031 1980 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730 Originally in red livery, repainted into green/blue stripe livery.
8132-8133 1981 OBI 01.504 Detroit Diesel 6V53N Allison MT-644 Originally in red livery, repainted into green/blue stripe livery.
7534-7535 1975 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9 Ex-Calgary Transit 861-862; bought in 1984.
8736-8740 St. Catharines Transit 8738-a.jpg 1987 OBI Orion 01.508 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison HTB-748
  • First buses with current green/blue stripe livery.
  • 8737-8738 repainted with the "Driving Ahead" slogan.
8441 1984 OBI Orion 03.501 Cummins NHHTC Allison HTB-748 Ex-demo.
8842-8850 St. Catharines Transit 8845-a.jpg 1988 MCI TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
9051-9054 St. Catharines Transit 9052-a.jpg 1990 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • First buses with air conditioning.
  • Originally equipped with rollsigns when delivered.
9155-9160 St. Catharines Transit 9160-a.jpg 1991 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3 First buses with electronic destination signs.
9261-9265 St. Catharines Transit 9264-a.jpg 1992 OBI Orion 05.501 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3
8166-8177 St. Catharines Transit 8173-a.jpg 1981 GMDD T8H-5307A
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730 Ex-San Diego Metropolitan Transit System 9xx; bought in 1997-98.
8478-8480 St. Catharines Transit 8480-a.jpg 1984 GMDD TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92T Allison V730 Ex-Utah Transit Authority 84xx; bought in 2004.
8381 St. Catharines Transit 8381-a.jpg 1983 GMDD TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92T Allison V730 Ex Utah Transit Authority 8318; bought in 2004.
8482-8485 St. Catharines Transit 8485-a.jpg 1984 GMDD TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92T Allison V730 Ex-Utah Transit Authority 84xx; bought in 2004.
9986-9989 St. Catharines Transit 9988-a.jpg 1999 BIA Orion 06.501 Detroit Diesel
Series 50
Allison B400R
  • Bike racks installed in May 2011.
  • First low-floor buses in the fleet.

Highway coaches

All-time roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
14 (2nd) 1952 GMC TDH-4509
Old Look
Ex Lishman's Coach Lines 51.
601 1961 MCI MCX-3 Ex Thiessen Bus Lines 24.
692 1969 MCI MC-5A
753 1975 GMC P8M-4905A
754-755 1975 Prevost Champion Ex Murray Hill; bought in 1981.
766 1976 Prevost Champion Ex Murray Hill; bought in 1981.
8007 1980 MCI MC-9 Ex Murray Hill 8007; bought in 1984.
8123 1981 Prevost LeMirage Leased March-June 1982 from Murray Hill.
8514 1984 MCI MC-9

Paratransit

All-time roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
14 1986 Ford E350 cutaway
15 1987 Ford/Blue Bird E350 cutaway Ford 7.5L gasoline
16-17 1988 Ford E350 cutaway
18 1984 Orion 02.501 Detroit Diesel 8.2L
  • Ex Demo; bought in September 1984.
  • Sponsored by the May Court Club of St. Catharines.
19 1990 Ford/Goshen E350 cutaway Ford 7.3L Diesel Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion.
20 1991 Ford/Overland E350/ELF Ford Sponsored by the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 350.
21 1992 Ford E350 cutaway Ford 7.3L Diesel
22-23 1994 Ford/Overland E350/ELF Ford 7.3L Diesel
24-25 1996 Ford E350 cutaway Ford 7.3L Diesel
26 1997 Ford/Blue Bird E-Super Duty cutaway Ford 7.3L Diesel
27 1998 Ford E-Super Duty cutaway
29 1998 Dodge Para Van.
30 2000 Dodge Para Van.
32 2001 Ford E450 cutaway
33 1992 Orion 02.501 Ex-Long Beach Transit 112; bought in 2002.
35 2003 Ford E450 cutaway
36 St. Catharines Transit 36-a.jpg 2003 Ford E450 cutaway
0720-0721 St. Catharines Transit 0720-a.jpg 2007 GMC/StarTrans G4500/Senator
0820-0821 St. Catharines Transit 0820-a.jpg 2008 GMC/ElDorado G4500/Aerotech
1222 2012 Chevrolet/Goshen G4500 cutaway
1420 2014 Chevrolet/Arboc G3500 cutaway

Non-revenue fleet

All-time roster

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission VIN License plate(s) Notes
2 1992 Ford F250 XL Ford V8 7.3L Diesel 2FTHF25M8NCB09427 XD5 524
5 1996 Ford Aerostar XLT Ford V6 3.0L gasoline 1FMCA11U4TZB10272 706 4AZ
6 1FMCA11U6TZB24139 706 6AZ
7 1FMCA11U7TZB58154 706 5AZ
8 1995 Ford Escort LX Ford V4 1.9L gasoline 2FTHF25M8NCB09427 276 WRJ
9 1991 Ford 2FTHT26M9MCA81613 VH4 054
10 1990 Chevrolet Lumina V6 3.1L gasoline 2G1WL51TXL9292878 754 KCK
32 1958 GMC TDH-4512
0622 2006 Chevrolet Silverado 2500 HD 306 4ZN Maintainence
0723 2007 Dodge Caravan SE Chrysler 3.3L V6 BBLS 300
0724 BBLS 299
0921 2009 Chevrolet Uplander LT BHAJ 620 Supervisor

References

  1. St. Catharines Transit, New Bus Route Numbers..., accessed September 4, 2017
  2. City of Thorold, Public Transit, accessed September 2, 2017
  3. St. Catharines Transit, Bike Racks, accessed September 3, 2017
  • St. Catharines Transit (Official website)
  • The Ontario Fleet Roster Summary
  • St.Catharines Transit - Fleet List 1988 (issued December 1988)
  • St.Catharines Transit - Fleet List 1990 (issued Janurary 1990)
  • St.Catharines Transit - Fleet List 1992 (issued December 1992)
  • St.Catharines Transit - Fleet List 2005 (issued May 2005)
  • St.Catharines Transit - Fleet List 2007 (issued May 2007)
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St Catharines Transit Commission logo.png
Facilities
Divisions Main Garage
Transit Terminals Downtown - Fairview Mall - Pen Centre
Vehicles
Active 90-91, 93-95, 92, 96-98, 99-103, 104-107, 0601-0608, 0701-0706, 0707-0712, 0714, 0801-0808, 0901-0904, 1001-1003, 1140-1142, 1160-1163, 1301-1304, 1401-1402, 1460-1461, 1501-1504, 1560, 1601-1605
Retired
Routes
Daytime 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 20, 21, 22, 122, 123, 124,
15 Brock Commuter, Tupper Extra, Niagara College Welland, Niagara College Glendale Campus, 25 Brock Bullet
Evening/Weekend/Holiday 101, 102, 104, 106, 108, 109, 110, 112, 114, 115, 116, 117, 118, 20, 21
Retired 13, 19
Greater Golden Horseshoe Agencies
Barrie
Bradford West Gwillumbury
Brampton
Burlington
Cobourg
Durham Region
Fort Erie
GO Transit
Grand River
Guelph
Hamilton
Lincoln
Metrolinx
Milton
Mississauga
Niagara Falls
Niagara-on-the-Lake
Niagara Region
Oakville
Orangeville
Peterborough
Port Hope
St. Catharines
Thorold
Toronto
Welland
York Region