Chilliwack Transit System

Chilliwack Transit System serves the communities of Chilliwack, Agassiz, Harrison Hot Springs, and Hope. Funding is provided by the City of Chilliwack and the Fraser Valley Regional District. Planning and administration support is provided by BC Transit. Operations are contracted to Transdev Canada.

Transdev Canada in Chilliwack also operates Agassiz-Harrison Transit System and Hope Regional Transit System under the same contract.

History

  • July 2, 2012: Complete network restructuring replaces or renames most old routes [1]
  • April 6, 2015: Route 66 Fraser Valley Express introduced, connecting Chilliwack to Central Fraser Valley Transit System in Abbotsford and TransLink in Langley [2]
  • September 5, 2017: Route 22 Hope introduced, connecting Chilliwack and Agassiz to Hope [3]
  • March 27, 2022: All routes except for 66 renumbered as part of the consolidation of route numbers in the Fraser Valley due to the rollout of NextRide [4]
  • February 27-28, 2023: Members of CUPE Local 561 union strike for 2 days as an escalation of job action, following unsuccessful negotations with First Transit
  • March 20, 2023: Members of CUPE Local 561 union begin full strike, suspending all service except for essential HandyDART trips [5]

Routes

Current

Former

Fares

Current Fares

Active roster

Conventional (Chilliwack)

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
4401-4402   2017 Grande West Vicinity 35' Cummins B6.7 Voith D864.6
4439-4441   2018 Grande West Vicinity 35' Cummins B6.7 Voith D864.6
9201-9208   2006 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
9213-9215, 9217-9218, 9221-9222   2006 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
  • 9213-9216, 9218 arrived July 2010.
  • 9217 arrived August 2010.
9354, 9367 2009 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
9447-9449, 9451, 9459, 9478-9479, 9482   2015 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
  • 9478-9479, 9482 transferred from Victoria in September 2016 to replace fire-damaged units.
  • 9449 transferred from Central Fraser Valley in September 2018.

Agassiz-Harrison and Hope

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
4034-4036   2017 Grande West Vicinity 30' Cummins B6.7 Voith D864.6
4065-4066 2017 Grande West Vicinity 30' Cummins B6.7 Voith D864.6

HandyDART

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2779-2784 2021 Chevrolet
Girardin
4500
Micro Bird/G5
GMC Vortec 6.0L
2856-2857 2022 Chevrolet
ARBOC
4500
SOM28D
GMC Vortec 6.0L

Transferred/retired roster

Conventional (Chilliwack)

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
0115-0116   2001 TransBus Dart SPD (35')/Pointer 2 Cummins ISB Voith D823.3E
6715   1992 OBI Orion I 01.507 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3
6757   1980 OBI Orion I 01.504 Detroit Diesel 6V53N Allison MT-643
6766, 6778 1981 OBI Orion I 01.504 Detroit Diesel 6V53N Allison MT-643
6782-6784   1989 OBI Orion I 01.507 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HTB-748
8099 1996 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3
9206-9208, 9210 2006 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
  • Loaned from Kamloops in August 2016 to replace fire-damaged units. Returned in September 2016.
9216, 9224, 9229-9231   2006 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
  • 9224 transferred from Nanaimo in 2014.
  • 9230-9231 transferred from Kelowna.
  • 9224, 9229-9231 transferred to Sunshine Coast in March 2015.
  • 9216 damaged by fire adjacent to garage in August 2016 and retired.
9304-9305, 9315-9318   2008 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
9450, 9454   2015 Nova Bus LFS Cummins ISL9 Voith D864.5
  • Damaged by fire adjacent to garage in August 2016 and retired.
9756 1996 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3
9849-9850   1998 NFI D40LF Detroit Diesel Series 50 Voith D863.3
9923, 9930   1999 Dennis Dart SLF (30')/Pointer 2 Cummins ISB Allison AT-545
  • 9923 transferred to Vernon in February 2011.
  • 9930 transferred to Trail in February 2011.

Agassiz-Harrison and Hope

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
2319   2012 Chevrolet
ARBOC
4500
SOM28D
GMC Duramax 6.6L
3005-3006   2013 Grande West Vicinity 27.5' Cummins ISB6.7 ZF 6AP1002B

HandyDART

Fleet number(s) Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
C-571 1996 Ford
CBB
E-450
Polar III
C-594   1997 Ford
CBB
E-450
Polar III
C940 2001 Ford
CBB
E-450
Polar III
C968 2003 Ford
CBB
E-450
Polar V
C995 2005 Ford
CBB
E-450
Polar V
B031 2005 Ford
CBB
E-450
Polar V
B044 2006 Ford
CBB
E-450
Polar V
2109 2007 Ford
CBB
E-450
Polar V
2214, 2238   2009 Ford
CBB
E-450
Polar V
2359 2012 Chevrolet
ARBOC
4500
SOM28D
GMC Duramax 6.6L
2401 2013 Chevrolet
ARBOC
4500
SOM28D
GMC Duramax 6.6L
2557 2014 Chevrolet
ARBOC
4500
SOM28D
GMC Duramax 6.6L
2580, 2590   2015 Chevrolet
ARBOC
4500
SOM28D
GMC Duramax 6.6L

References

  1. Chilliwack Transit System Customer Alert, BC Transit, retrieved July 3, 2023
  2. Official Launch for the Fraser Valley Express, BC Transit, retrieved July 3, 2023
  3. Hope transit service set to launch, BC Transit, retrieved July 3, 2023
  4. Route Renumbering in Chilliwack Transit System, BC Transit, retrieved July 3, 2022
  5. Ongoing service suspension in Fraser Valley transit systems, BC Transit, retrieved July 3, 2023


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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
Nova 6000-6029, 9201-9210, 9211-9231, 9232-9267, 9268-9289, 9290-9300, 9301-9318, 9319-9433, 9434, 9435-9446, 9447-9486
Double Deck 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, 3029-3034
ARBOC 2311-2315, 2316-2377, 2378-2449, 2451-2557, 2558-2624, 2625-2640, 2641-2662, 2663-2687, 2723-2756, 2802-2860, 2861-2895
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