Voyageur

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Voyageur is an intercity bus company that served Eastern Ontario and Western Quebec, primarily the cities of Montreal, Ottawa and Kingston. It operates as a subsidiary of Greyhound Canada with three routes: Montreal/Ottawa EXPRESS, Montreal/Ottawa (via Dorion/Hawkesbury) south of the Ottawa River and Montreal/Ottawa (via Lachute/Hawkesbury) north of the Ottawa River. It also retains ownership of the bus terminals in Ottawa and Montreal.

Divisions/Subsidiaries

Name Location(s) Active Notes
Le Grand Express Montreal, QC/Quebec City, QC Premium service between Montreal and Quebec City.
Voyageur 2 Ottawa, ON/Montreal, QC Premium service between Ottawa and Montreal.
Voyageur Abitibi Abitibi, QC/Val d'Or, QC 1969-
Voyageur Colonial Lines Ottawa, ON 1969-
Voyageur (1969) Inc. Montréal, QC 1969-
Voyageur Provincial QC Jan. 1, 1964-Aug. 31, 1968
Voyageur Québec QC Aug. 31, 1968-Dec. 31, 1968

Affiliates

Ontario Division

Quebec Division

History

Created in 1969 when Voyageur Provincial/Voyageur Quebec & Colonial Coach Lines re-branded their operations in 1969 as Voyageur.

By the 1990s, Voyageur began selling off many of their routes. Many routes east of Montreal were purchased by former Voyageur managers who started Orléans Express in 1990. In 1994 and 1996, more routes were sold to Greyhound Canada and Trentway-Wagar Coach Lines, respectively. The remainder of Voyageur was purchased by Greyhound Canada in 1998.[1]

Routes

See Voyageur Colonial Bus Lines routes.

Facilities

Montreal

Terminal

Ottawa

Garage

Current

Past:

  • Address: Sherwood & Oregon St., Ottawa, ON

Terminal

  • Past
    • Address: 265 Albert St., Ottawa, ON


Fleet roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Division/subsidiary Notes
001-004 12/1977 Prevost LeMirage Voyageur Inc.
  • Ex-Le Grand Express
005 1976/5 Prevost Champion Voyageur Inc.
  • Formerly numbered 144.
  • Ex-Demo.
006 1980/12 Prevost LeMirage Voyageur Inc.
007 1978/10 Prevost LeMirage Voyageur Inc.
008 1979/11 Prevost LeMirage Voyageur Inc.
009 1978/10 Prevost LeMirage Voyageur Inc.
010 1980/4 Prevost LeMirage Voyageur Inc.
011 1981/2 Prevost LeMirage Voyageur Inc.
012 1980/9 Prevost LeMirage Voyageur Inc.
013 1980/12 Prevost LeMirage Voyageur Inc.
78 Renumbered 878
80-81 Renumbered 880-881
82 Renumbered 882
83 Renumbered 883
84 Renumbered 884
85 Renumbered 885
86 Renumbered 886
100 1969/9 Prevost Champion Voyageur Inc.
  • Leased demo
140-143 1976/2-3 Prevost Champion Voyageur Inc.
144 Renumbered 005
878 1969/3 Prevost T-49 Voyageur Inc.
880 1971/2 Prevost TS-47 Voyageur Inc.
881 1971/6 Prevost TS-47 Voyageur Inc.
882 1972/5 Prevost TS-47 Voyageur Inc.
883 1973/4 Prevost Champion Voyageur Inc.
884 1974/9 Prevost Champion Voyageur Inc.
885 1971/5 Prevost TS-47 Voyageur Inc.
886 1975/3 Prevost Prestige Voyageur Inc.
900 1980 Neoplan Voyageur Inc.
1025-1039 1973 MCI MC-7 Voyageur Inc.
1075-1084 1973 MCI MC-7 Voyageur Colonial Lines
1100-1103 (1st) 1952-53 GMC PD-4103 Voyageur Inc.
1100-1103 (2nd), 1106-1114 1973 GMC P8M-4905A Voyageur Inc.
  • 1112-1114 transferred to Voyageur Colonial Lines and renumbered 1160-1162.
1150-1162 1973 GMC P8M-4905A Voyageur Colonial Lines
  • 1160-1162 are ex-Voyageur Inc. 1112-1114.
1200-1204 (1st) 1955 GMC PD-4104 ?
1200-1214 1974 GMC P8M-4905A Voyageur Inc.
1225-1228 1974 MCI MC-8 Voyageur Inc.
1230-1238 1955 GMC PD-4104 Voyageur Colonial Lines
1248-1249 1999 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R ?
1250-1259 1974 GMC P8M-4905A Voyageur Colonial Lines
1250-1254 (2nd) 1999 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R ?
1275 1974 MCI MC-8 Voyageur Colonial Lines
1276 1974/9 MCI MC-8 Voyageur Colonial Lines
1277-1278 1974/12 MCI MC-8 Voyageur Colonial Lines
1300-1302 (1st) 1956 GMC PD-4104 Voyageur Inc.
1300-1302 (2nd), 1303-1314 1975 GMC P8M-4905A Voyageur Inc.
T1325-T1331,
T1337
1975 MCI MC-8 Voyageur Inc.
1330-1334 1956 GMC PD-4104
T1340-T1342 1975/11 MCI MC-8 Voyageur Inc.
1344-1347 Renumbered 1426-1429
1350-1359 1975 GMC P8M-4905A Voyageur Colonial Lines
1375-1377 (1st) 1956 GMC PD-4104 Voyageur Inc.
T1375-T1380 1975 MCI MC-8 Voyageur Colonial Lines
T1382-T1389 1975/8-10 MCI MC-8 Voyageur Colonial Lines
T1390-T1392 1975 MCI MC-8 Voyageur Colonial Lines
1400-1404 1957 GMC PD-4104
1426-1429 1976 MCI MC-8 Voyageur Inc.
  • Ex 1344-1347.
1430-1434 (1st) 1957 GMC PD-4104
1431-1443 1976 MCI MC-8 Voyageur Inc.
1475-1483 1976/2 MCI MC-8 Voyageur Colonial Lines
1484-1490 1976 MCI MC-8 Voyageur Colonial Lines
1500-1513 (1st) 1958 GMC PD-4104
T1500-T1501,
1502-1504
1977 GMC P8M-4905A Voyageur Inc.
  • 1504 transferred to Voyageur Colonial Lines and renumbered 1560.
T1510-T1523 1977/2-6 Prevost Prestige Voyageur Inc.
T1524 1977/ Prevost Prestige Voyageur Inc.
1530-1539 1958 GMC PD-4104 Voyageur Colonial Lines
1550-1560 1977 GMC P8M-4905A Voyageur Colonial Lines
  • 1560 is ex-Voyageur Inc. 1504.
1600-1611 1959 GMC PD-4104
1615 1959 GMC PD-4104 Voyageur Inc.
1678 1977 MCI MC-8 Voyageur Colonial Lines
T1681-T1684,
1685-1691
1977/10 MCI MC-8 Voyageur Colonial Lines
1700-1705 1960 GMC PD-4104 Voyageur Inc.
T1725-T1729 1979 MCI MC-9 Voyageur Inc.
1730-1731 (1st) 1960 GMC PD-4104
T1730-T1737 1979 MCI MC-9 Voyageur Inc.
T1775-T1781 1979 MCI MC-9 Voyageur Colonial Lines
1800-1822 1962 GMC PD-4106 Voyageur Inc.
T1800-T1802 1980 MCI MC-9 Voyageur Inc.
T1803-T1809 1980/6 MCI MC-9 Voyageur Inc.
1830-1834 1962 GMC PD-4106 Voyageur Colonial Lines
T1850-T1858 1980/5 MCI MC-9 Voyageur Colonial Lines
1865-1869 1960 GMC SDM-4501 ?
1880-1894 1962 GMDD SDM-4501 ?
T1901-T1905 1981 MCI MC-9 Voyageur Inc.
1916 1982 MCI MC-9 Voyageur Inc.
1931-1939 1963 GMC PD-4106 Voyageur Colonial Lines
T1950-T1963 1981 MCI MC-9 Voyageur Colonial Lines
T1970-T1979 1981 MCI MC-9 Voyageur Colonial Lines
  • Originally ordered as Voyageur Inc. units T1906-T1915.
2000 1983/3 Prevost LeMirage Voyageur Inc.
  • Transferred to Voyageur Colonial Lines and renumbered 2050.
2001 1983 Eagle Model 10 Voyageur Inc.
2015, 2017,
2019-2021, 2023,
2026-2029
1963 GMDD SDM-5302 Voyageur Inc.
2030-2036 1964 GMC PD-4106
2037-2038 1963 GMDD SDM-5302 Voyageur Colonial Lines
2050 1983/3 Prevost LeMirage Voyageur Colonial Lines
  • Ex-Voyageur Inc. 2000
2100 1984 Prevost Marathon XL Voyageur Inc.
2101-2109 1984 Prevost Marathon XL Voyageur Inc.
2130-2141 1965 GMC PD-4106 Voyageur Colonial Lines
2142 1965 GMC PD-4106 Voyageur Colonial Lines
2150-2159 1984 Prevost Marathon XL Voyageur Colonial Lines
2167 1984 Eagle Model 10 Voyageur Colonial Lines
2175-2179 1984 MCI MC-9 Voyageur Colonial Lines
2200-2205 1966 GMC PD-4107 Voyageur Inc.
2230-2244 1966 GMC PD-4107 Voyageur Colonial Lines
2265-2267 1966 GMC PD-4107 Voyageur Inc.
  • Formerly 2265-2267.
2300-2317 1967 GMC PD-4107 Voyageur Inc.
2330-2344 1967 GMC PD-4107 Voyageur Colonial Lines
2400-2407 1968 GMC PD-4903 Voyageur Inc.
2410-2411 1968 GMC PD-4903 Voyageur Inc.
2420 1968 MCI MC-7 Voyageur Inc.
2430-2444 1968 GMC PD-4903 Voyageur Colonial Lines
2450-2469 1990 MCI 102-C3 ?
2490 1992 MCI 102-C3 ?
2500-2509 1970 GMC PD-4905 Voyageur Inc.
2520-2521 Renumbered 2600-2601
2522-2523 1970 MCI MC-7 Voyageur Inc.
  • Formerly numbered 2602-2603.
  • Ex-Voyageur Quebec 2651-2652.
2530-2539 1970 GMC PD-4905 Voyageur Colonial Lines
2550-2554 1991 MCI 102-A3 ?
2600-2601 1970 MCI MC-7 Voyageur Inc.
  • Formerly numbered 2520-2521.
2602-2603 (1st) Renumbered 2522-2523
2602-2605 1996 International 3400 ?
2602-2605 1997 Ford E350 ?
2604 Renumbered 2620
2613 Renumbered 2629
2617-2619 1971 MCI MC-7 Voyageur Inc.
  • Ex-Voyageur Colonial Lines 2630-2632.
2620 1971 MCI MC-7 Voyageur Inc.
  • Formerly numbered 2604
2621-2628 1971 MCI MC-7 Voyageur Inc.
2629 1971 MCI MC-7 Voyageur Inc.
  • Formerly numbered 2613
2630-2639 1971 MCI MC-7 Voyageur Colonial Lines
  • 2630-2632 transferred to Voyageur Inc. and renumbered 2617-2619
2640-2644 1971 GMC PD-4905 Voyageur Colonial Lines
2651-2652 1970 MCI MC-7 Voyageur Quebec
  • Transferred to Voyageur Inc. and renumbered 2602-2603.
2700-2704 1972 GMC P8M-4905A Voyageur Inc.
  • Transferred to Voyageur Colonial Lines and renumbered 2745-2749.
2718-2729 1971-72 MCI MC-7 Voyageur Inc.
2730-2737 1971-72 MCI MC-7 Voyageur Colonial Lines
2740-2744 1972 GMC P8M-4905A Voyageur Colonial Lines
2745-2749 1972 GMC P8M-4905A Voyageur Colonial Lines
  • Ex-Voyageur Inc. 2700-2704.
2820-2830 1972 MCI MC-7 Voyageur Inc.
2831-2839 11/1972 MCI MC-7 Voyageur Inc.
3755-3757 3/1965 MCI MCC-5A Voyageur Abitibi
3855-3857 5/1967 MCI MCC-5A Voyageur Abitibi
4501-4506 1997 MCI 102-DL3 ?
4614 Renumbered 4931
4931 1965 GMDD SDM-5302 Voyageur Inc.
  • Ex-Voyageur Provincial|Voyageur Québec 4614.
5601-5605 1998 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R ?
5767-5768 1959 Prevost LeNormand Voyageur Inc.
5850-5859 1980 MCI MC-9 Voyageur 2
7704 1996 MCI 102-DL3 ?
7723 1995 MCI 102-DL3 ?
7725,
7727-7728
1996 MCI 102-DL3 ?
9852 Voyageur 9852-a.jpg 1995 MCI 102-DL3 ?

References

  1. Intercity bus service in Canada - Third report. The Standing Senate Committee on Transport and Communications. 2001. Retrieved on 11 December 2013.