Thunder Bay Transit

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Thunder Bay Transit is the public transit provider in the city of Thunder Bay, Ontario. It was the result of the merger of Port Arthur Public Utilities Commission and Fort William Transit on January 1, 1970.

Routes

Maps & schedules

Current routes

Discontinued routes

Special Events routes

  • CLE Express
  • Holiday Express

Pre-2000 routes

Before the implementation of the Transit Master Plan in 2000, these routes formed the network:

  • 1 Mainline
  • 2 Crosstown
  • 3 Jumbo Gardens
  • 4 Arthur
  • 5 County Park via Red River/via Balsam
  • 6 Northwood via Edward/via James
  • 7 Hudson
  • 8 Walsh
  • 9 McComber
  • 10 Neebing via Arthur/via Broadway
  • 11 Oliver
  • 12 North End
  • 13 Memorial
  • 15 East End
  • 16 Balmoral
  • South Neebing

Fares

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 570 Fort William Rd., Thunder Bay, ON P7B 2Z8
  • Email: transit@thunderbay.ca
  • Fax: 807-345-5744
  • Phone: 807-684-3744

Fleet roster

Active roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
142-144 Thunder Bay Transit 142-a.JPG 2005 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL Allison B400R
  • First units to receive the new thunderbird livery.
145-147 Thunder Bay Transit 145-a.JPG 2007 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL Allison B400R
  • First buses equipped with A/C
  • All new buses equipped with A/C onward
148-150, 152,
156-157, 159-160
Thunder Bay Transit 152-a.jpg 2008 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL Allison B400R
  • First units with redesigned front
161, 163-164 Thunder Bay Transit 164-a.jpg 2009 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL Allison B400R
  • First 3rd generation LFS with redesigned rear.
165-167 Thunder Bay Transit 167-a.jpg 2011 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
  • First units to receive the green/white livery.
168-170 Thunder Bay Transit 170-a.JPG 2011 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
  • Equipped with LED dual projector headlight
172-174 2013 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
  • Equipped with LED dual projector headlight
  • A/C equipped
  • New interior with all-perimeter seating
176-177 2014 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL9
178-180 2015 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL9
181, 183, 185 2016 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL9
223-228 2016 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL9 Allison B400R
229-236 2017 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins L9 Allison B400R

Retired roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
10-12, 14 1961 GMC TGH-3102 Ex-Fort William Transit 10-12, 14.
15-16 1966 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Fort William Transit 15-16.
17-18 1967 GMC TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Fort William Transit 17-18.
19, 21, 23,
25, 27-33
1946 CC&F C-36 Hall-Scott (gasoline) Ex-Fort William Transit 19, 21, 23, 25, 27-33.
34-35 1948 CC&F C-36 Hall-Scott (gasoline) Ex-Fort William Transit 34-35.
36 1945 CC&F C-36
101 1979 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
102-103 1980 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
105-110 Thunder Bay Transit 105-a.JPG 1992 OBI Orion V
(05.501)
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
108-114 (even #) 1959 CC&F CD-52 AEC (diesel) Ex-Port Arthur Public Utilities Commission 108-114 (even #).
111-125 Thunder Bay Transit 124-a.JPG 1994 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
116, 118 1964 GMDD TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH Ex-Port Arthur Public Utilities Commission 116 & 118.
120, 122 1966 GMDD TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Port Arthur Public Utilities Commission 120 & 122.
124, 126 1968 GMDD T6H-4521 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Port Arthur Public Utilities Commission 124 & 126.
126-129 Thunder Bay Transit 127-a.JPG 1997 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R
128 1969 GMDD T6H-4521 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison Ex-Port Arthur Public Utilities Commission 128.
130-134 Thunder Bay Transit 134-a.JPG 1999 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISC Allison B400R
  • 130 and 131 retired in 2016.
135-136 Thunder Bay Transit 135-a.JPG 2001 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISC Allison B400R
137-141 Thunder Bay Transit 139-a.JPG 2004 Nova Bus LFS 40102 Cummins ISL Allison B400R
140-146 (even #) 1962 Divco-Wayne Coachette Ex-Port Arthur Public Utilities Commission 140-146 (even #).
150-167 1972 GMDD T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
168-171 1973 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
172-173 1974 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
174-179 1975 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
180-191 1976 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison
192 1977 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
193-197 1978 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
198, 200 1979 GMDD T6H-5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
210-217 Thunder Bay Transit 213-a.jpg 1999 OBI Orion 06.501 Detroit Diesel S50 Allison B400R
218-221 Thunder Bay Transit 218-a.JPG 2004 OBI Orion 07.501 Cummins ISL Allison B400R

Electric trolleybus roster

Thunder Bay Transit took over Fort William and Port Arthur's trolley bus lines and continued operating them until September 1972. All were sold to HSR for motors and controls.

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Motors Notes
40-47 1947 CC&F T-44 Ex Fort William Transit 40-47.
48-49 1950 CC&F T-48 Ex Fort William Transit 48-49.
200-218 (even #) 1947 CC&F T-44 Ex Port Arthur Public Utilities Commission 200-218 (even #).

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