West Vancouver Municipal Transit

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West Vancouver Transit
West Vancouver Transit
Areas served West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Vancouver, Lions Bay
Founded 1912
Fleet Size 68
Routes 14
Headquarters 221 Lloyd Avenue, North Vancouver, BC
Union Amalgamated Transit Union Local 134

West Vancouver Transit (commonly known as Blue Bus and formally and formerly as West Vancouver Municipal Transit and abbreviated as WVMT) is owned and operated by the District Municipality of West Vancouver under a contract with TransLink. The system started operating in 1912 and is the oldest continually-operated municipal transit system in North America. All units were equipped with bike racks in June 1999.

Fares

Fares are set by TransLink and all buses accept Compass Cards. See TransLink for more details.

Current Fleet Roster

990–998 are owned by West Vancouver. All other buses are owned by the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority (TransLink).

Community Shuttle

Fleet
Number Range
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Current Destination Sign A/C? Notes
S1302, S1320 West Vancouver Municipal Transit S1318-a.jpg 2013–14 Chevrolet/ElDorado G4500/Aerotech GM Vortec V8 6.0L gasoline GM 6L90-E with Telma retarder Luminator Horizon Yes
  • S1302, S1320 are only ones left in service.
17501–17505 West Vancouver Municipal Transit 17503-c.jpg 2017 Chevrolet

ARBOC

4500

SOM 28

GMC Vortec 6.0L GM 6L90-E Luminator Horizon Yes
  • First ARBOC units and first low floor Community Shuttles owned by TransLink.
  • First WVMT units to follow standard TransLink numbering system.
18501–18509 West Vancouver Municipal Bus 18507-a.jpg 2018 Chevrolet

ARBOC

4500

SOM 28

GMC Vortec 6.0L GM 6L90-E Luminator Horizon Yes

Conventional

Fleet
Number Range
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Current Destination Sign A/C? Notes
990–998 West Vancouver Municipal Transit 992-a.jpg 1999 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 990 - Allison World B400R5

991–992, 994–998 - Voith D863.3

Balios Orange LED No
701–706 West Vancouver Municipal Transit 701-a.jpg 2007 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL ZF 6HP554C Axion LED No
  • 703–706 are ex-CMBC 9601–9604.
901–909 West Vancouver Municipal Transit 902-a.JPG 2009 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL ZF 6HP554C Axion LED No
1201–1217 West Vancouver Municipal Transit 1201-a.jpg 2012 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B Luminator Horizon Yes
1601–1613 West Vancouver Municipal Transit 1602-a.jpg 2016 NFI XD40 Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1400B Luminator Horizon Yes

Retired Fleet Summary

Community Shuttle

Fleet
Number Range
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Destination Sign Notes
S200 West Vancouver Municipal Transit S200-a.jpg 2005 Chevrolet C5500 GM Duramax 6.6L Diesel Allison 1000 with Telma retarder Luminator Horizon
S201 West Vancouver Municipal Transit S201-a.jpg 2005 GMC C5500 GM Duramax 6.6L Diesel Allison 1000 with Telma retarder Luminator Horizon
S261 2007 GMC C5500 GM Duramax 6.6L Diesel Allison 1000 with Telma retarder Luminator Horizon
  • Transferred to CMBC.
S305 2008 GMC C5500 GM Duramax 6.6L Diesel Allison 1000 with Telma retarder Luminator Horizon
  • Transferred to CMBC.
S370 2009 GMC C5500 GM Duramax 6.6L Diesel Allison 1000 with Telma retarder Luminator Horizon
  • Transferred to CMBC.

Conventional

Fleet Number Range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Destination Sign Notes
1–3 1915 Pierce-Arrow ?
4–5 1917 Pierce-Arrow ?
6 1912 Pierce-Arrow ?
7 1919 Ford Model T
  • Nicknamed "The Toastrack".
8 1920 ? ?
9 1921 ? ?
10 1922 ? ?
11 1923 ? ?
12 1924 ? ?
14 1925 ? ?
15 1926 GMC ?
  • Nicknamed "The Mountain Goat".
26 Hayes Anderson ?
35 ?/West Vancouver Municipal Transit ?
35 (2nd)–36 1947 Twin 34-S
37–40 1946 Twin 34-S
41 1950 Twin 38-S
41–42 1950 Twin 38-S
43–45 1946 Twin 34-S
46 1948 Twin 38-S
47–48 1949 Twin 38-S
49–50 1950 Twin 38-S
51–52 1952 Twin FL-33
53–54 1953 Southern S41HF Fageol
55–56 1955 Southern S41HF
57–58 1946 Twin 38-S
55(2)–58(2), 59(1) 1973 GMDD T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6
  • Ex-Victoria 795–799, transferred in 1975.
  • Transferred to North Vancouver as 4551–4555 in 1975.
59(2) 1976 GMDD T6H-4523N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
60–61 West Vancouver Municipal Transit 61-a.jpg 1961 GMC TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
  • 61 preserved and restored.
62–63 1962 GMDD TDH-4517 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
64–65 1963 GMDD TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
66–67 1964 GMDD TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71 Allison VH9
68–69 1965 GMDD TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
70–71 1966 GMDD TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
72–73 1967 GMDD TDH-4519 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
74–75 1968 GMDD T6H-5306 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
76–77 1969 GMDD T6H-5306 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
78–79 1970 GMDD T6H-5306 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
80–81 1971 GMDD T6H-5306 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
82–83, 84(1) 1972 GMDD T6H-5308N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
  • 84 involved in head-on collision during delivery, returned to GMDD, rebuilt and resold to Guelph Transit.
84(2),85–86 1973 GMDD T6H-5308N Detroit Diesel 6V71N 84 (2nd) & 86 - Allison VH9

85 - Allison VS2-6

88–89 1974 GMDD T6H-5308N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
90 1974 GMDD T6H-5308N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
  • Ex-Vancouver 3835.
91–93 1969 GMDD T6H-5306 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
94 1967 GMDD TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
  • Transferred to Nanaimo in 1996; renumbered 5457. Retired sometime in 1997.
95 1974 GMDD T6H-5308N Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
96–97 1967 GMDD TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
98-99 1968 GMDD TDH-5304 Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9
207 1979 Flyer D800B Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • Ex-1207.
  • Transferred back to CMBC as 1207 in 2000.
210 1980 Flyer D800B Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V730
  • Ex-1210.
  • Transferred back to CMBC as 1210 in 2000.
712–714 West Vancouver Municipal Transit 713-a.jpg 2007 NFI D60LFR Cummins ISM Allison World B500R6 Luminator Horizon
  • Ex-CMBC 8102–8104, acquired in August 2009
  • Transferred back to CMBC in August 2018.
801–803 West Vancouver Municipal Transit 803-a.jpg 2008 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL ZF 6HP554C Axion LED
  • Transferred to CMBC in August 2018 as 9797–9799.
921–929 West Vancouver Municipal Transit 921-a.jpg 1992 OBI Orion I Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3 Luminator MegaMax
  • Lift Equipped.
  • Has rear electronic sign.
  • Originally fitted with rollsigns.
  • All retired by March 27th, 2010.
  • Scrapped in October 2010.
912–914 West Vancouver Municipal Transit 912-a.jpg 1991 NFI D60 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB748 Luminator MegaMax
  • Ex-CMBC 3001, 3002, & 3021.
  • Express buses.
  • Lift Equipped.
951–959,
961–968
West Vancouver Municipal Transit 953-a.jpg 1995 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3 951 - Balios

952–959, 961–968 - Luminator MegaMax

  • All retired from revenue service as of April 2013.
  • 964 retired in March 2015.
971 West Vancouver Municipal Transit 971-a.jpg 1996 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Luminator Super Matrix:MAX
981 West Vancouver Municipal Transit 981-a.jpg 1998 Nova Bus LFS Cummins C8.3 Allison World B400R5 Luminator MegaMax
  • Ex-CMBC B7298; acquired in 2002.
1207 1979 Flyer D800B
1210 1980 Flyer D800B

Service, Supervisor and Miscellaneous Fleet Summary

Fleet Number Range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
1-5 West Vancouver Municipal Bus 2-a.jpg 2016-2018 Honda Civic Sedan
  • Driver trade-off vehicles
  • Number 2 lic. plate: 820 WJW
  • Number 4 lic. plate: 842 XMT
  • Number 5 lic. plate: CX9 01L
4 Honda Fit I4 1.5L gasoline
R029 Ford/CBB Econoline/Polar Ford
  • Seniors' Activity Centre shuttle bus.
  • Lic. Plate - 4190 JA
R050 Ford/ElDorado E450/Aerotech Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline Ford TorqShift 5R110W
  • 2004–2007 model
  • Only Aerotech unit based on Ford chassis
T002 1989 GMC Sierra Reg. Cab pickup GM V8 5.7L gasoline
  • Lic. Plate - 5695 WR
  • VIN - 1GTGC24K4KE540003
T009 2007 Toyota Yaris 4-Door Sedan I4 1.5L gasoline
  • Lic. Plate - NNE 445
  • VIN - JTDBT923071005201
T010 1999 GMC Sierra 2500 Pickup GM V8 6.0L gasoline
  • Lic. Plate - 7826 DS
  • VIN - 1GTGK24U2XE550363
T013 2007 Toyota Yaris 4-Door Sedan I4 1.5L gasoline
  • Lic. Plate - 376 GMF
  • VIN - JTDBT923X71025522
T014 2010 Ford F150 Pickup Ford V8 4.6L gasoline
  • Lic. Plate - BK 9738
  • VIN - 1FTEW1E80AFA23527
T015 2009 Toyota Yaris 4-Door Sedan I4 1.5L gasoline
  • Lic. Plate - 873 KTR
  • VIN - JTDBT923891304373

References

v·d·e
West Vancouver Municipal Transit Blue Bus alternate branding-a.png
Transit Centre West Vancouver Transit Centre
Current Fleet 701–706 901–909 990–998 1201–1217 1601–1613
Community Shuttle Fleet S1301–S1304, S1308, S1309, S1316–S1320 17501–17505 18501–18509
Retired/
Transferred Fleet
712–714 801–803 912–914 921–929 951–959, 961–968 971 981 S200 S201 S261 S305 S370
Paint Schemes CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif CMBC Paint Icon westvan.gif CMBC Paint Icon NoCharcoal template.png CMBC Paint Icon lfr.gif CMBC Paint Icon sweep.gif
Routes
Conventional 250/250A 253 254 255 258
Community Shuttle 214 215 227 251 252 256 262
Former Routes 257 259
TransLink
Transit Services

Coast Mountain Bus Company Logo-a.png SkyTrain Logo-a.png SeaBus West Coast Express Branding Logo-a.png West Vancouver Transit HandyDART

Fare Information

Compass CardCash FaresFare StructureUniversal Pass (U-Pass)TransLink West Coast Express bullet-a.png West Coast Express Fares

Plans and Projects

Expo Line Expo Line Fraser Highway ExtensionMillennium Line Millennium Line Broadway ExtensionPattullo Bridge Replacement

Other Divisions

Cycling NetworkRoads and BridgesTransit Police