Chatham-Kent Transit

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Chatham-Kent Transit serves the city of Chatham and Kent county in the province of Ontario. Operations are contracted to private companies. The Intouch Connection arm of Blenheim Bus Lines is responsible for conventional service, Citilinx Transportation is responsible for inter-urban and Wallaceburg paratransit service, and Voyageur Transportation is responsible for Chatham paratransit service.

History

Transit service in Chatham was provided by Chatham Coach Lines beginning on July 15, 1948. In June 1977, the service adopted the name Chatham Transit. Chatham Coach Lines continued as the operator until 2002, when the contract to operate the system was awarded to Aboutown Transportation.

Chatham-Kent Council terminated the contract with Aboutown, who operated conventional and paratransit service, at the end of November 2013 after the company fell into financial and legal trouble. Council awarded a seven month contract to Voyageur Transportation commencing December 1, 2013. New-seven year contracts, commencing July 1, 2014, for conventional service, paratransit service, and inter-urban service were awarded in February of that year.

Routes

Urban

System map (pdf)

Service Hours: Every 30 minutes Monday to Saturday 6:15am to 7:15pm

  • 1 - Northwest
  • 2 - Northeast
  • 3 - Southeast
  • 4 - Southwest

Interurban

Service Hours: 6:15 am to 8:45 am and 4:15 pm to 9:15 pm.

Fares

Urban

Cash Monthly pass
Child (*) Free
Adult $2.00 $65.00
Student $50.00
Senior (65+)

(*) = Under 5 with paying passenger.

  • A top-up fee of $3.00 for adults, $2.75 for students and seniors and $1.50 for children five years of age or younger is required to transfer to a interurban route.
  • Senior Citizen Transit Pass - 2016: $70, 2017: $140, 2018: $210 - non-transferable yearly unlimited pass valid each year from January 1 to December 31.
  • St. Clair College Semester Pass - $120 per semester with valid student ID.
  • Affordable Pass - $40

Interurban

Single ride Multi-ride card
Child (*) $2.50
Adult $5.00 $100.00
Student $4.50 $90.00
Senior (65+)

(*) = 5 yrs. and under.

Conventional fleet

Active

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
141-146 2014 Chevrolet/Arboc G4500/SOM26D GM Duramax 6.6L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic
  • Used on conventional routes
501-504 2014 Chevrolet/Arboc G4500/SOM26D GM Vortec 6.0L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic
  • Redesigned body.
  • Used on Interurban routes.

All-time list operated by Aboutown

Aboutown Transportation operated conventional transit service from 2002 to the end of 2013.

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
651, 667 1998 Ford/Girardin E-450
702 Abouttown Transportation 702-a.jpg 1999 Ford/Girardin E-450/MB-IV
704 Chatham-Kent Transit 704-a.jpg 2003 Ford/Corbeil E-450/Minibus Ford Power Stroke 7.3L Diesel Ford 4R100 Lettered for Airbus and used only as a spare/backup for transit.
791 2001 Ford/Corbeil E-450/Minibus Ford Power Stroke 7.3L Diesel Ford 4R100 To Kings College (UWO) shuttle
792-796 Chatham-Kent Transit 795-a.jpg 2003 Ford/Corbeil E-450/Minibus Ford Power Stroke 7.3L Diesel Ford 4R100 797 now used on Airport service in London.
799 Chatham-Kent Transit 799-a.jpg 2002 Ford/Corbeil E-450/Minibus Ford Power Stroke 7.3L Diesel Ford 4R100
5501 9/1990 OBI Orion I 01.507 Ex-Chatham Transit 5501.
5502 12/1990 OBI Orion I 01.507 Ex-Chatham Transit 5502.

Paratransit fleet

All-time list operated by Aboutown

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
21 1995 Ford/Champion E-350
670-671, 677 Ford
679 Abouttown Transportation 679-a.jpg 2001 Ford/Girardin E-450
682 Chatham-Kent Transit 682-a.jpg 2004 Ford/Champion E-450/Challenger
  • Renumbered 759 and sent to London
  • Operating for Ride Norfolk as bus 89.
690-691 Ford

Service Vehicle Roster

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
559 Chevrolet Express Driver shuttle
543 1993 Ford/Crestline E-450
945 2002 Dodge Ram 1500
983 1995 Chevrolet Astro

References

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