Victoria Regional Transit System

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The Victoria Regional Transit System is the public transit provider in Greater Victoria, Sidney and Sooke in British Columbia, formerly known as the Capital Region Transit System. Transit service levels, routes, fares, and budget are determined by the Victoria Regional Transit Commission. Management for whole system and operations are provided by BC Transit with input from Victoria Regional Transit Commission. Regular service is provided by BC Transit while HandyDart systems are contracted out to First Transit.

History of the Victoria System

  • National Electric Tramway and Lighting Company begins streetcar service on 22 February 1890. [1]
  • Company renamed Victoria Electric Railway and Lighting Company Limited on 06 April 1894.[2]
  • Bought by Consolidated Railway Company (owner of Mainland systems) 01 May 1896.[3]
  • Streetcar involved in Collapse of Point Ellice Bridge on May 26, 1896, killing 55 passengers. Consolidated Railway Company forced into Bankrupcy as a result
  • British Columbia Electric Railway Company purchases franchises systems and fleet on 15 April 1897[4]
  • Blue Line Transit begins operating motor bus service between Victoria and Oak Bay in 1928.
  • Vancouver Island Coach Lines begins urban transit operations between Saanich and Victoria late 1920s.
  • BCER begins its motor bus route in 1928,
  • BCER demonstrates trolley bus technology in 1945, Motor buses are ultimately chosen to replace the street car system.
  • First post-war delivery of CCF/Brill gas buses arrives in 1946.
  • BCER buys Blue Line Transit franchise, routes and fleet Sept.1946. [5]
  • Last Street Car service in 1948.
  • BCER buys VICL's Saanich transit routes in 1949; BCER operation of routes commences Spring 1950.
  • BCER bought by provincial Government and renamed BC Hydro and Power Authority on 30 March, 1962, transit operations rebranded as BC Hydro[6]
  • Victoria system becomes Capital Region Transit System on Sept.1, 1973. [7]
  • First major service expansion since early post-war era with introduction of fastBUS routes 927 Gordon Head, 928 Majestic and 26 Crosstown and 28 Majestic local routes in Feb. 1974
  • 919 Carey and 930 Douglas fastBUS routes introduced Dec. 1975; 919 discontinued in 1977.
  • Rural commuter services formerly operated by private operators South West Coach Lines (Western Communities and Sooke) and Pacific Commuter Ltd (Cordova Bay and Saanich Peninsula) are taken over by provincially owned Vancouver Island Transit Ltd in 1975, operated under contract by BC Hydro
  • BC Hydro operates system under contract to CRTS Sept 1, 1973-March 30, 1980[8]
  • BC Hydro Fleet and facilities transferred to Urban Transit Authority on April 1 1980. [9]
  • Major service expansion to Saanich Peninsula and Western Communities. replacing VITL services in January 1981.
  • CRTS renamed Victoria Regional Transit System on 01 April 1983. [10]
  • Metro Transit Operating Company operations merged into BC Transit in 1985. [11]
  • First 40' Low Floor buses for a North American transit system introduced in 1992.
  • Extra transit services for 1994 Commonwealth Games provided using equipment loaned from Lower Mainland and Provincial systems.
  • First North American system to operate Dennis Trident 3 axle Double Decker Buses in 2000.
  • First Canadian system along with Kelowna Regional Transit System to operate hybrid diesel-electric buses in 2004.
  • NextRide real-time bus tracking is introduced in 2019.
  • CNG-fueled buses are added to the Victoria fleet in 2020.
  • The COVID 19 pandemic results in temporary service reductions and suspensions due to lack of ridership.

Transit Centres

Current

Victoria Transit Centre (VTC)

  • 520 Gorge Road East, Victoria, BC, V8W 2P3.
  • Years of operation: 1948-present.
  • Capacity: 149 Conventional Buses.[12]
  • Service Bays: 10.[13]
  • Body and Paint Bays: 4.[14]
  • Fuel types supported: Diesel; Charging Bays to be added in near future to support Battery-Electric Buses
  • BC Transit administration offices housed on site.

Langford Transit Centre (LTC)

  • Years of operation: 1998-present
  • 1000 Henry Eng Pl, Victoria, BC V9B 6B2.
  • Capacity: 140 Conventional Buses; potential for expansion to accommodate 30 additional buses.[15]
  • Service Bays: 10.[16]
  • Refit Bays: 2.[17]
  • Control Centre. [18]
  • Fuel types supported: Diesel, CNG.

HandyDart Transit Centre

  • Years of Operation: 1988-present
  • 4206 Commerce Circle, Victoria, BC, V8Z6N6.
  • Capacity: 54 Custom/paratransit Buses.[19]
  • Service Bays: 2.[20]
  • Fuel types supported: Diesel.

Under Construction/Planned

Burnside Rd. HandyDart Centre (Under Construction)

  • Currently under construction at corner of Burnside Road and Watkiss Way; due to open in 2023,
  • Facility will replace current HandyDart transit centre, allowing for development of new conventional transit centre at Commerce Circle and surrounding properties.

Commerce Circle Transit Centre (CTC) (Planned)

  • Facility for up to 144 conventional buses to be built on current site of HandyDart Centre and adjoining lands owned by BC Transit including former Gray Line yard currently leased to Wilson's Transportation.

Routes

Victoria, Saanich. UVic, Esquimalt & Oak Bay

West Shore

Saanich Peninsula

Former

Active Roster

Conventional

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
1152, 1155,
1157-1161,
1163-1185
BC Transit 1161-a.jpg 2019 New Flyer XN40 Cummins Westport L9N Voith D864.6
1186 BCTransit 1186-a.JPG 2020 New Flyer XN40 Cummins Westport L9N Voith D864.6
1223-1232 BC Transit 1232-a.jpg 2021 New Flyer XN40 Cummins Westport L9N Voith D864.6
1233-1253 BCTransit 1239-a.JPG 2022 New Flyer XN40
4200-4214,
4216-4224
BC Transit 4215-a.jpg 2020 Grande West Vicinity 30' CNG Cummins B6.7N Voith DIWA.6
4234-4248 BC Transit 4243-a.jpg 2022 VMC Classic Vi30 CNG Cummins B6.7N Voith DIWA.6
4463 BC Transit 4456-a.jpg 2018 Grande West Vicinity 35' Cummins B6.7 Voith D864.6
6001, 6005 BC Transit 6003-a.jpg 2017 Nova Bus LFS Cummins L9 Voith D864.5
9021-9039 BC Transit 9028-a.jpg 2002 TransBus Trident
DM5000
Cummins ISM Voith D864.3E
  • 9037-9039 are ex-Kelowna 0251-0253 as noted in series page.
9041-9049 BC Transit 9042-a.jpg 2004 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISM Voith D864.3E
9286-9289 BC Transit 9287-a.jpg 2008 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
9301-9303,
9305-9306,
9308,
9310-9314
BC Transit 9302-a.jpg 2008 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
9332-9335,
9339, 9342,
9345, 9347,
9355-9360,
9362-9385,
9387-9388,
9390-9391,
9393-9396,
9399,
9403-9415,
9417-9433
BC Transit 9394-a.jpg 2009 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
9434 Victoria Regional Transit System 9434-b.jpg 2012 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
  • Equipped as "LFS Smart Bus".
9435-9446 Victoria Regional Transit 9444-a.jpg 2013 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 9435-9440: Voith D864.5
9441-9446: ZF 6AP1400B
9452-9453,
9455-9458,
9460-9477,
9480-9481,
9483-9486
BC Transit 9486-a.JPG 2015 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
9501-9506,
9508-9522,
9524-9526
Victoria Regional Transit System 9512-b.jpg 2008 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISM Voith D864.5
9528 Victoria Regional Transit System 9528-a.jpg 2007 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISL9 Allison B500R
  • EPA 2010 demo, formerly EPA 2007 demo.
9529-9531 Victoria Regional Transit System 9529-a.jpg 2008 ADL Enviro500 Cummins ISM Allison B500R6
9532-9542 BC Transit 9532-a.jpg 2020 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins L9 330 Voith D864.6
9543-9550 BC Transit 9548-a.jpg 2021 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins L9 330 Voith D864.6

Non-Revenue Fleet

These vehicles are used for training purposes.

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
9817 Victoria Regional Transit System 9816-a.jpg 1998 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3

HandyDART

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2374 2012 Chevrolet/ARBOC 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2440 2013 Chevrolet/ARBOC 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2458-2459, 2479,
2481-2482, 2536,
2547, 2554, 2557
2014 Chevrolet/ARBOC 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2558, 2611-2614, 2616 BC Transit 2614-a.jpg 2015 Chevrolet/ARBOC 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2631-2636 2016 Chevrolet/ARBOC 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2688-2700 2020 Chevrolet
Girardin
4500
Micro Bird/G5
GMC Vortec 6.0L
2757-2772 BC Transit 2772-a.jpg 2021 Chevrolet
Girardin
4500
Micro Bird/G5
GMC Vortec 6.0L
2787-2790 2021 Ford
Girardin
T-350
Micro Bird MB-II
Ford 3.7L gasoline

On Order

Conventional

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
(1) 2022 Proterra ZX5
  • Demo unit arriving in Fall 2022 ahead of 2023 order[21]
(10) 2023 Proterra ZX5

Leased/Demonstrator Roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission/Power Delivery System Notes
7118 Victoria Regional Transit System 7118-a.jpg 1997 Nova Bus LFS Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R
  • Leased from Nova Bus for the duration of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Sold afterwards.
  • Ex-STM 17-017
7119 1998 Nova Bus LFS Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R
7120 1998 Nova Bus LFS Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R
  • Leased from Nova Bus for the duration of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Sold afterwards.
  • Ex-STM 18-012
7122 Victoria Regional Transit System 7122-b.jpg 1997 Nova Bus LFS Cummins C8.3 Allison B400R
  • Leased from Nova Bus for the duration of the 2010 Olympics in Vancouver. Sold afterwards.
  • Ex-STM 17-033
7130 BC Transit 7130-a.jpg 2009 Yaxing JS6830GHDP Cummins ISB ZF 6HP504C
  • Trial bus in 2010 for Community Shuttle fleet.
7132 BC Transit 7132-a.jpg 2013 New Flyer MiDi 35' Cummins ISB6.7 Allison B300R
  • Trial bus in 2014.
  • Transferred to Kelowna in April 2014.
9092 BC Transit 9092-a.jpg 2016 BYD K9 BYD TYC90A 180 kW BYD FADMD7315 Lithium iron phosphate batteries
  • Model BYD6122LGEV.
  • 6 month trial beginning in April 2018.
9601 2008 New Flyer H40LFR Siemens ELFA 85 kW Ballard HD6 150 kW fuel cell hybrid system
  • Demonstrator Hydrogen bus in 2008.

Transferred/Retired Roster

Conventional

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
0104-0107
0110
0112
BC Transit 0104-b.jpg 2001 TransBus Dart SPD (35')/Pointer 2 Cummins ISB Voith D823.3E
  • Transferred from other regional systems in October 2016.
0221-0230
0236-0237
BC Transit 0221-a.jpg 2002 TransBus Dart SPD (35')/Pointer 2 Cummins ISB Voith D823.3E
  • Transferred from other regional systems in October 2016 and late 2017.
600-609 ValleyMax 8608.jpg 1990 OBI Orion V
05.501
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
  • Transferred to other systems.
  • 606, 608-609 had an '8' prefix added to their fleet number after transfer.
610 Victoria Regional Transit System 610-a.jpg 1991 OBI Orion V
05.501
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3
  • Transferred to other systems, last operated in Campbell River.
  • Scrapped in January 2012.
746-753 BC Hydro Transit 753-a.jpg 1963 GMDD TDH-4519
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH
  • Transferred to other Municipal Systems between 1982-1985 .
754-761 Victoria Regional Transit System 755-a.jpg 1965 GMDD TDH-4519
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH
  • Transferred to other Municipal Systems between 1985-1986.
762-771 BC Hydro Transit 762-a.jpg 1966 GMDD TDH-4519
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • 762-764, 766, 769 transferred to other Municipal systems in late 1990s.
772-779 Victoria Regional Transit System 773-a.jpg 1969 GMDD T6H-4521
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
  • 773, 775-779 transferred to other Municipal systems between 1995-1997.
780-781 1970 GMDD T6H-4521
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6
  • 780 transferred to Nanaimo as 6380 in 1990.
  • 781 loaned to Vancouver (Oakridge) in summer 1995 during Oak Street Bridge upgrade project.
782-784 Victoria Regional Transit System 782-a.jpg 1970 GMDD T6H-4521
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH
785-789 Victoria Regional Transit System 786-a.jpg 1972 GMDD T6H-4523N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6
  • 785 transferred to Prince George in 1990 as 6199; returned in 1991.
  • 785-786 loaned to Vancouver (Oakridge) in summer 1995 during Oak Street Bridge upgrade project.
  • 787-789 transferred to Nelson in 1975.
787-793 Victoria Regional Transit System 790-a.jpg 1976 GMDD T6H-4523N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
  • 790-792 retrofitted with wheelchair lifts in front door sometime around 1979 for one year test. Converted back to normal.
  • Transferred to other Municipal Systems by 1996.
790-799 1973 GMDD T6H-4523N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6
  • 790-794 transferred to Vancouver as 3551-3553, 7552, 7551 in 1975.
  • 795-799 transferred to North Vancouver as 4551-4555 by 1978.
800-816 Victoria Regional Transit System 802-a.jpg 1974 GMDD T6H-5308N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6
  • 800 transferred to Kamloops as 5586 in 1996.
  • 813-816 renumbered to 959-962 in September 1981.
817-826 Victoria Regional Transit System 967-a.jpg 1974 GMDD T6H-5308N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6
  • 817-821 transferred to Vancouver (Kensington) as 5931-5935 by 1976.
  • 822-826 renumbered to 963-967 in September 1981.
827-831 1974 GMDD T6H-5308N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6
832-834 Victoria Regional Transit System 974-a.jpg 1976 GMDD T6H-5308N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6
  • Renumbered to 973-975 in September 1981.
835-836 1974 GMDD T6H-5308N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6
837-865 Victoria Regional Transit System 844-a.jpg 1981 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
866-879 Victoria Regional Transit System 871-a.jpg 1982 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison V730
  • 866-867, 870 transferred to Nanaimo as 5900-5901, 5904 in 1988-1990.
  • 868, 876, 879 transferred to Kamloops as 5902, 5910, 5913 in 1989-1990.
  • 869 transferred to Prince George as 5903 in 1990.
900 1963 GMC TDH-5303
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
902-904
906-907
909
911
1964 GMC TDH-5303
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
920-928 Victoria Regional Transit System 925-a.jpg 1988 MCI TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
929-940 Victoria Regional Transit System 936-a.jpg 1989 MCI TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
941-956 Victoria Regional Transit System 954-a.jpg 1991 MCI TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR731
950-953 1967 GMC SDM-5302
New Look
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4-speed manual
954-955 1968 GMC S8M-5303A
New Look
Detroit Diesel 8V71N Spicer 4-speed manual
956-958 1964 GMC SDH4302 BCT957dec1980.jpg 1964 GMC SDH-5302
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
959-960 1965 GMC SDM-5302
New Look
6V71N Spicer 4 speed manual
961 1966 GMC SDM-5302
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Spicer 4 speed manual
959-962 1974 GMDD T6H-5308N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6
  • Renumbered from 813-816 in September 1981.
963-967 1974 GMDD T6H-5308N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6
  • Renumbered from 822-826 in September 1981.
968-972 1974 GMDD T6H-5308N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6
  • Renumbered from 827-831 in September 1981.
973-975 1976 GMDD T6H-5308N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6
  • Renumbered from 832-834 in September 1981.
  • 975 transferred to Kelowna in 2001.
1162 BC Transit 1161-a.jpg 2019 New Flyer XN40 Cummins Westport L9N Voith D864.6
4058
4060-4061
BC Transit 4061-a.jpg 2017 Grande West Vicinity 30' Cummins B6.7 Voith D864.6
  • 4060-4061 renumbered from 4005-4006.
  • 4058 transferred to Vernon in March 2018.
  • 4060-4061 transferred to Comox Valley in November 2018.
4062-4067 BC Transit 4062-a.jpg 2017 Grande West Vicinity 30' Cummins B6.7 Voith D864.6
4071-4072 BC Transit 4071-a.jpg 2018 Grande West Vicinity 30' Cummins B6.7 Voith D864.6
4215 BC Transit 4215-a.jpg 2020 Grande West Vicinity 30' CNG Cummins B6.7N Voith DIWA.6
4400 BC Transit 4400-b.jpg 2017 Grande West Vicinity 35' Cummins B6.7 Voith D864.6
  • Transferred to Kelowna in August 2019.
4456-4462, 4464 BC Transit 4456-a.jpg 2018 Grande West Vicinity 35' Cummins B6.7 Voith D864.6
6000
6002-6004
6006-6012
BC Transit 6003-a.jpg 2017 Nova Bus LFS Cummins L9 Voith D864.5
  • 6006-6012 Transferred to Kelowna in June 2018.
  • 6000 transferred to Kelowna in July 2019.
  • 6002-6004 transferred to Kelowna in August 2019, loaned back between September 2019 and April 2020.
8001-8009 Victoria Regional Transit System 8002-a.jpg 1991 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3
8010-8025 Victoria Regional Transit System 8023-a.jpg 1992 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3
8026-8028 Victoria Regional Transit System 8027-a.jpg 1993 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3
8029-8033 Victoria Regional Transit System 8029-b.jpg 1992 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3
8034-8048 Victoria Regional Transit System 8036-a.jpg 1994 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3
8049-8065
8070
8072,
8077-8079
8082
8084,
8086-8090
8092
Victoria Regional Transit System 8070-a.jpg 1995 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3
8095-8117 Victoria Regional Transit System 8096-a.jpg 1996 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3
8901-8904 Victoria Regional Transit System 8901-a.jpg 1989 MCI TC40-102N "Classic" Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Telma 4 Stage retarder.
  • Ex-CMBC.
8905-8910 Victoria Regional Transit System 8910-a.jpg 1987 GMDD TC40-102N "Classic" Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Telma 4 Stage retarder.
  • Ex-CMBC.
8911-8915 Victoria Regional Transit System 8911-a.jpg 1989 MCI TC40-102N "Classic" Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Telma 4 Stage retarder.
  • Ex-CMBC.
9001-9010 Victoria Regional Transit System 9007-a.jpg 2000 Dennis
Duple Metsec
Trident
DM5000
Cummins ISM Voith D864.3E
9051-9078 Victoria Regional Transit System 9067-a.jpg 2000 TransBus Dart SPD (35')/Pointer 2 Cummins ISB Voith D823.3E
  • 9071 and 9074 transferred back in 2018. Re-entered service in 2019.
9081-9085 Victoria Regional Transit System 9085-a.jpg 2001 TransBus Dart SPD (35')/Pointer 2 Cummins ISB Voith D823.3E
9088
9090-9091
Victoria Regional Transit System 9091-a.jpg 2000 TransBus Dart SPD (35')/Pointer 2 Cummins ISB Voith D823.3E
9101-9106 Victoria Regional Transit System 9104-a.jpg 2005 New Flyer DE40LF Cummins ISL GM-Allison EP40
hybrid System
  • 9104 retired due a fire on June 24th, 2016.
9211-9220
9223
Victoria Regional Transit System 9215-a.jpg 2006 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
9245-9254
9261
Victoria Regional Transit System 9248-a.jpg 2007 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
9319-9339,
9354, 9361,
9386, 9389,
9392,
9397-9398,
9400-9402,
9416
BC Transit 9329-a.jpg 2009 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
  • 9319-9331 transferred to Whistler for 2010-11 winter season; all returned.
  • 9324-9325, 9331, 9345, 9421 transferred to Whistler for 2011-12 winter season; 9331, 9345, 9421 returned.
  • 9319, 9321-9323, 9326, 9330 transferred to Kelowna in 2012.
  • 9345, 9362-9363 transferred to Whistler for 2012-13 winter season; all returned.
  • 9403-9494 transferred to Whistler in December 2013; transferred back in Spring 2018.
  • 9400-9402, 9405-9415 transferred to Whistler in April 2014; 9403-9407, 9409-9414 transferred back in Spring 2018; 9408 transferred back in Fall 2018; 9415 transferred back in Spring 2019.
  • 9327 transferred to Kelowna in Fall 2014.
  • 9320 transferred to North Okanagan in Spring 2015.
  • 9328-9329 transferred to Kelowna in Spring 2015.
  • 9376 transferred to Penticton in early 2018; transferred back in August 2019.
9463-9466, 9478-9479, 9482 Victoria Regional Transit System 9456-a.jpg 2015 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
9507, 9523 Victoria Regional Transit System 9512-b.jpg 2008 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISM Voith D864.5
9527 Victoria Regional Transit System 9527-c.jpg 2008 Alexander Dennis Enviro500H Cummins ISL GM-Allison EP40
hybrid System
9702-9706
9734
9737
9746
9748
BC Transit 9703-a.jpg 1996-1997 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3
  • 9702-9706 transferred from Kamloops in June 2015.
  • 9734 transferred from Trail in August 2018.
  • 9737 transferred from storage in Whistler in September 2017.
  • 9746, 9748 transferred from Kelowna in August 2018.
9750-9760 Victoria Regional Transit System 9751-a.jpg 1995-1996 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
9815-9816
9818-9828
Victoria Regional Transit System 9816-a.jpg 1998 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3
9831-9839
9842-9843
9845-9852
Victoria Regional Transit System 9851-a.jpg 1998 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3
9861-9864
9866-9868
9870-9871
9873-9877
Victoria Regional Transit System 9874-a.jpg 1998 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3
  • Transferred from Prince George.
  • Transferred to Kamloops in Summer 2010; 9874 returned in Winter 2011-12, 9875 returned in 2018.
  • 9874 transferred to Kelowna in Spring 2015.
9881-9891 1998 New Flyer D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3

Community Shuttle

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
C971-C974 Victoria Regional Transit System C-972-a.jpg 2003 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar
  • First units to operate "Community Bus" routes, entered service September 2004.
  • C972 transferred to 100 Mile House in February 2011.
2001-2006 Victoria Regional Transit System 2001-a.jpg 2005 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar
2040, 2045,
2058-2063
Victoria Regional Transit System 2063-a.jpg 2006 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar
2077-2084 Victoria Regional Transit System 2080-a.jpg 2007 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar
2122-2129, 2132-2133 BC Transit 2124-a.jpg 2008 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar
2196 2009 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar
2334-2339, 2371 Victoria Regional Transit System 2336-a.jpg 2012 Chevrolet/ARBOC 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2401-2402, 2405-2409, 2413-2417, 2423-2424 Victoria Regional Transit System 2402-a.jpg 2013 Chevrolet/ARBOC 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2490-2495, 2502-2508, 2534-2535 BC Transit 2535-a.jpg 2014 Chevrolet/ARBOC 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L

HandyDART

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
C441-C442 1999 Ford/Corbeil E-350/?
C443-C447, C449-C455,
C458
Victoria Regional Handydart System C-454.jpg 2000 Ford/Corbeil E-350/?
C460-C463 2001 Ford/Corbeil E-350/?
C927, C930, C941,
C944, C946
Victoria Regional Handydart System C-941.jpg 2001 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar III
C464 Victoria Regional Handydart System C-464-a.jpg 2002 Ford/Girardin E-350/?
C467-C471 Victoria Regional Handydart System C-469&C-471.jpg 2003 Ford/Corbeil E-350/?
C991-C994 Victoria Regional Handydart System C-991-a.jpg 2005 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar
B008, B015, B017-B018 Victoria Regional Handydart System B-015-a.jpg 2005 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar
2054-2056, 2076 Victoria Regional Handydart System 2056.jpg 2006 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar
2102-2103, 2120 Victoria Regional Handydart System 2102-a.jpg 2007 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar
2143-2151 2008 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar
2228-2235 Victoria Regional Handydart System 2230-a.jpg 2009 Ford/CBB E-450/Polar
2301-2302, 2306-2307 Victoria Regional Handydart System 2306-a.jpg 2010 Chevrolet/ARBOC 4500/SOM23D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2311 Victoria Regional Handydart System 2311-a.jpg 2009 Chevrolet/Arboc 4500/ARBOC GMC Duramax 6.6L
  • Originally numbered L103 as a demonstrator.
2342-2344, 2347-2351,
2369, 2370, 2372-2373
Victoria Regional Handydart System 2344-a.jpg 2012 Chevrolet/ARBOC 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2346 Victoria Regional Handydart System 2346-a.jpg 2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MiniBus Mercedes-Benz OM 642 LA Mercedes-Benz W5A380
  • 2012 model.
2359 2012 Chevrolet/ARBOC 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2368 2011–2012 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MiniBus Mercedes-Benz OM 642 LA Mercedes-Benz W5A380
2399, 2429, 2431, 2441 2013 Chevrolet/ARBOC 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2427 2013 Chevrolet/ARBOC 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2450 2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter MiniBus
2455-2456, 2478, 2480,
2483, 2537, 2541-2546,
2548-2549, 2555
2014 Chevrolet/ARBOC 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L
2561-2562 BC Transit 2614-a.jpg 2015 Chevrolet/ARBOC 4500/SOM28D GMC Duramax 6.6L

References

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Current Bus Fleet
New Flyer 1020-1044, 1045-1069, 1070-1114, 1115-1139, 1140-1147, 1148-1185, 1186-1202, 1203-1212, 1213-1232, 1233-1253, 9815-9828
Nova 6000-6029, 9201-9210, 9211-9231, 9232-9267, 9268-9289, 9290-9300, 9301-9318, 9319-9433, 9434, 9435-9446, 9447-9486
Double Deck 9021-9039, 9041-9049, 9501-9526, 9528, 9529-9531, 9532-9542, 9543-9550
Vicinity 3001-3015, 4007-4061, 4062-4070, 4071-4073, 4200-4233, 4234-4248, 4400-4432, 4433-4474
Aero Elite 3016-3023, 3024-3028
ARBOC 2311-2315, 2316-2377, 2378-2449, 2451-2557, 2558-2624, 2625-2640, 2641-2662, 2663-2687, 2723-2756
Sprinter 2340-2341, 2345-2346, 2368
Micro Bird 2688-2722, 2757-2784, 2785-2801
Systems
North Central 100 Mile House, Bella Coola, Bulkley Nechako, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Hazeltons, Kitimat, Port Edward, Prince George, Prince Rupert, Quesnel, Skeena, Smithers, Terrace, Williams Lake
Vancouver Island Campbell River, Comox Valley, Cowichan Valley, Mount Waddington, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, Salt Spring Island, Victoria
South Coast Agassiz-Harrison, Central Fraser Valley, Chilliwack, Hope, Powell River, Pemberton Valley, Squamish, Sunshine Coast, Whistler
Southern Interior Ashcroft-Clinton, Clearwater, Kamloops, Kelowna, Merritt, Revelstoke, Shuswap, South Okanagan-Similkameen, Vernon
Kootenays Boundary, Columbia Valley, Cranbrook, Creston Valley, Elk Valley, Kimberley, West Kootenay
Former Systems Vancouver, Golden