Tofino Bus Services

From CPTDB Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
PT # Full Legal Name
71008 TOFINO BUS SERVICES INC.

Tofino Bus Services provides daily inter-city bus and charter service on Vancouver Island, BC.

With their expanded inter-city route network along Vancouver Island, they are also known as Tofino Bus the Island Bus Company.

History

  • Estabished in June 2001 by Dylan Green as an 11 passenger van service transporting backpackers to Pt. Alberni, Ucluelet, and Tofino.
  • In 2005 Tofino Bus became the school bus operator for Tofino and Ucluelet.
  • In June 2006 Tofino Bus was contracted by the District of Tofino to operate a local transit service in Tofino.
  • On October 29, 2006 Tofino Bus became a Greyhound interline carrier on this route.
  • Expanded to a second intercity route between Victoria and Port Hardy in 2015 after Greyhound discontinued service north of Nanaimo.
  • In April 2018, Tofino Bus purchased the Duncan Greyhound terminal and began offering additional local stops with the discontinuation of all Greyhound service on Vancouver Island.
  • Acquired by Wilson's Transportation on November 15, 2018. Tofino Bus will continue to operate as a separate company under the Wilson's banner.[1]

Routes

  • Tofino Express: Victoria - Nanaimo - Port Alberni - Tofino
  • North Island Express: Victoria - Nanaimo - Campbell River - Port Hardy
  • Vancouver Ferry Shuttle: Vancouver Pacific Central Station - BC Ferries Horseshoe Bay Terminal
  • Tofino Free Shuttle: Local service within Tofino

Facilities

Port Alberni Office

  • Address: 4541 Margaret St., Port Alberni, BC V9Y 6G8
  • Email: info@tofinobus.com
  • Fax: 250-724-1245
  • Phone: 250-724-1266 or 1-866-986-3466

Tofino Office

  • Address: 346D Campbell St., Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0
  • Email: info@tofinobus.com
  • Fax: 250-725-2876
  • Phone: 250-725-2871 or 1-866-986-3466

Fleet Roster

Please note that this is not a complete roster and is based mainly on photos/sightings.

Active

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission VIN License plate Notes
T1 1996 Prevost H3-45 2PCH33493T1011586 MP 2099
T2 2002 Ford E-350 Ford V8 7.3L Diesel 4-Speed Automatic w/ overdrive 1FBSS31FX2HA98079
  • 11 seats
  • Ex-21.
T5 2003 Ford
Champion
E-450
?
Ford V8 7.3L Diesel 1FDXE45FX3HB95412
  • 21 seats with luggage compartment.
  • Ex-203.
T6 2003 Ford
Champion
E-450
?
Ford V8 7.3L Diesel 1FDXE45F13HB98724
  • 21 seats with luggage compartment.
  • Ex-204.
T8 1993 Blue Bird Q-Bus
QBRE2903
Cummins Allison
T10 1997 Prevost H3-41 Detroit Diesel Series 60 2PCH3341XV1011954 MP 2069
T11 1998 Prevost H3-41 2PCH33411W1012427 MP 2074
(prev. BK 6751)
T14 1993 Prevost H3-40 2P9H33404P1001355 MT 5959
T15 MCI 102-D3
T21 MCI 102-DL3 MP 2094 Ex-? 70513.
T23 MCI 102-D3 JY 0451
T25 Tofino Bus Services T25-a.jpg MCI 102-DL3 MP 2076
(prev. JM 0471)
Ex-? 1097.
J26 Tofino Bus j26-a.jpeg MCI 102-DL3 JP 2096
J29 MCI 102-DL3
T31 Ford
Champion
F-550
Defender
MP 208?
T33 Ford
Champion
F-550
Defender
MP 2077
(Prev. JK 3102)
  • Equipped with bike rack.
T51 MCI G4500 JY 0482
T61 IC Bus
Krystal
KK38 MP 2090
  • Wc15.JPG
T2010 2003 MCI J4500 AE 3921
(unnumbered) 1998 New Flyer D40LF 5FYD2LL11WU018302 NK 8927

Retired

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission VIN License plate Notes
T12 1997 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 2PCH33490V1011872
21 renumbered T2
118 renumbered T8
203 renumbered T5
204 renumbered T6
205 Ford Cutaway
6609 1990 Prevost LeMirage XL 2P9L33407L1001659
6610 1990 Prevost LeMirage XL 2P9L33405L1001630
6629 1991 Prevost H3-40 2P9H3340XM1001131

References

  1. Wilson’s Group acquires 16-year-old Tofino Bus service, Alberni Valley News, published 11/09/2018.

External Links