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Revision as of 01:49, 16 August 2019

NOTE: For school bus operations formerly under the Red Arrow name, see Red Arrow Student Transportation Services.

Red Arrow Motorcoach, a division of Pacific Western Transportation, operates scheduled passenger service between Lethbridge, Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Camrose, Grand Prairie and Fort McMurray. They use only Prevost coaches, their current fleet consists of all H3-45's coaches. All of Red Arrow's Prevost H3-45 coaches are equipped with wheelchair lifts. All Red Arrow coaches are also equipped with a small galley stocked with complementary drinks and light snacks for passengers. All coaches feature 2+1 seating, offering increased passenger privacy. Additionally, all coaches feature wireless internet hook ups as well as AC plug ins for portable electronic devices.

Red Arrow Motorcoach also operates the Spruce Meadows shuttle bus fleet in Calgary, AB. This fleet used to consist of seven well kept Ex-Calgary Transit, General Motors New Look buses, but they now operate three MCI Classic and three dieselized New Flyer C40 buses. These buses operate during various Spruce Meadows Tournaments throughout the year. The buses are occasionally used on charter work as well.

eBus Motorcoach Services

  • Alberta service started October 20, 2011 between Edmonton, Red Deer, and Calgary. As well service between Edmonton and Fort McMurray in October 2018.
  • In October of 2018, BC Service connecting Vancouver, Kamloops and Kelowna began. These services are operated by Diversified Transportation under the EBus Name with EBus branded coaches.

Active

Fleet number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Province Notes
1112 ? Prevost X3-45 British Columbia
  • 48 Cloth Seats
1404 2008-2009 Prevost H3-45 Alberta
1574 Red Arrow Motorcoach 1574.jpg 2002-2003 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Alberta
  • 48 Cloth Seats
1583 Red Arrow Motorcoach 1583-a.jpg 2004-2005 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Alberta
1586 Red Arrow Motorcoach 1586-a.jpg 2004-2005 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Alberta
1588 Red Arrow Motorcoach 1588-a.jpg 2007 Prevost X3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Alberta
1589 2007 Prevost X3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Alberta
1590 2007 Prevost X3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6
  • Alberta
1591 Red Arrow Motorcoach 1591-a.jpg 2007 Prevost X3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6
  • Originally Alberta
  • British Columbia (As of Late 2018)
1592 Red Arrow Motorcoach 1592-a.jpg 2007 Prevost X3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6
  • Originally Alberta
  • British Columbia (As of Late 2018)
2950 2009-2010 Prevost X3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Alberta
2966 2009-2010 Prevost X3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Alberta
5241 Red Arrow Motorcoach 5241-a.jpg ? Chevrolet Express Alberta ebus Connector
5703 Red Arrow Motorcoach 5703-a.jpg 2012 Prevost X3-45 Alberta
5716 Red Arrow Motorcoach 5716-a.jpg 2016 Prevost X3-45 Alberta
5723-5727 2018 Prevost H3-45 British Columbia
5728-5733 Red Arrow Motorcoach 5733-a.jpg 2018 Prevost H3-45 Alberta

Retired/transferred

Fleet number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Province Notes
1525 Red Arrow Motorcoach 1525-a.jpg ? Prevost H3-41 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Alberta
1584 Red Arrow Motorcoach 1584-a.jpg 2004-2005 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Alberta
1587 Red Arrow Motorcoach 1587.jpg 2004-2005 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Alberta

Regular Motorcoach Services

Active

Fleet number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
739 Red Arrow Motorcoach 739.jpg 2002 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Leather Seating
741 Red Arrow Motorcoach 741.jpg 2003 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Leather Seating
742 Red Arrow Motorcoach 742-a.jpg 2004 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Leather Seating
745-746 Red Arrow Motorcoach 745.jpg 2005 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Leather Seating
747 Red Arrow Motorcoach 747.jpg 2006 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Leather Seating
750 Red Arrow Motorcoach 750.jpg 2003-2007 Dodge Sprinter Freight services van
751-752 Red Arrow Motorcoach 751.jpg 2007 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Leather Seating
754 Red Arrow Motorcoach 754.jpg 2008 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6
  • Leather Seating
  • LED turn signal mirrors
758-759 Red Arrow Motorcoach 758.jpg 2010 Prevost H3-45
  • New style front
  • Drive train Unconfirmed
  • 759 retired in late 2017 or early 2018
760-761 Red Arrow Motorcoach 760.jpg 2011 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500R6
762-765 Red Arrow Motorcoach 762.jpg 2011 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500R6
5237 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter white base paint
5701-5702 Red Arrow Motorcoach 5701-a.jpg 2012 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500R6
5704 Red Arrow Motorcoach 5704-a.jpg 2013 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500R6
5705 Red Arrow Motorcoach 5705-a.jpg 2013-2014 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500R6
5714-5715 Red Arrow Motorcoach 5714-a.jpg 2014 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500R6
5734-5737 2019 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500R6 Updated blue leather seating, widescreen LCD monitors, 110V and USB outlets

Retired/transfered

Fleet number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
686 Red Arrow Motorcoach 686.jpg MCI 102-C3
700-706 Red Arrow Motorcoach 702.jpg 1979 Prevost LeMirage Detroit Diesel 8V71N 6-speed Manual
708-709 Red Arrow Motorcoach 709.jpg 1980 Prevost LeMirage Detroit Diesel 8V71N 6-speed Manual
710-711 1981 Prevost LeMirage Detroit Diesel 8V71N 6-speed Manual
715 1977 Prevost LeMirage Detroit Diesel 8V71N 6-speed Manual
716-717 Red Arrow Motorcoach 717a.jpg 1986 Prevost LeMirage XL Detroit Diesel 8V71N 6-speed Manual
718 1979 Prevost LeMirage Detroit Diesel 8V71N 6-speed Manual
722-723 Red Arrow Motorcoach 723.jpg 1989 Prevost LeMirage XL Detroit Diesel 8V92TA 6-speed Manual
724-725 Red Arrow Motorcoach 724.jpg 1990 Prevost H3-40 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 6-speed Manual
726-728 Red Arrow Motorcoach 728.jpg 1995 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6
  • Cloth Seating
  • All feature restyled front ends
  • 727 & 728 to Absolute Charters 1136 & 1139.
729 Red Arrow Motorcoach 729.jpg 1995 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Wrecked (December 2007), featured restyled headlights, wrap was removed in 2006 or 2007
730-731 Red Arrow Motorcoach 730.jpg 1997 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6
  • Cloth Seating
  • 731 has a restyled front end, livery was changed to a white base in mid-2012
732 Red Arrow Motorcoach 732.jpg 1999 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6 Cloth Seating
733 Red Arrow Motorcoach 733.jpg 2000 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500R6
  • Leather Seating
  • Features restyled front end
  • Rolled onto side on way to Edmonton from Fort McMurray on February 10, 2012[1]
740 Red Arrow Motorcoach 740-a.jpg GMC Savanna Calgary Airport Express Shuttle
753 Red Arrow Motorcoach 753.jpg 2008 Dodge Sprinter
757 Red Arrow Motorcoach 757.jpg 2010 Dodge Sprinter
  • Calgary Airport Express Shuttle
  • Transit door on passenger side.
  • Operated a service from Red Deer-Sylvan Lake and Rocky Mountain House
759 Red Arrow Motorcoach 758.jpg 2010 Prevost H3-45
  • New style front
  • Drive train Unconfirmed

Spruce Meadows Shuttle

Active

All buses feature American Seating 6484 seats.

Fleet number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Destination Sign Notes
3029 Red Arrow Motorcoach 3029.jpg 1991 MCI TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR-731 Luminator Super Matrix:MAX
3031 Red Arrow Motorcoach 3031.jpg 1991 MCI TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR-731 Luminator Super Matrix:MAX
3931 Red Arrow Motorcoach 3931-a.jpg 1991 MCI TC40-102N
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison VR-731 Luminator Horizon
3996 Red Arrow Motorcoach 3996-a.jpg 1995 NFI C40 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Luminator Horizon
3997 Red Arrow Motorcoach 3997-a.jpg 1995 NFI C40 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Luminator Super Matrix:MAX

Transferred from Southland Transportation in June 2016

3998 Red Arrow Motorcoach 3998-a.jpg 1995 NFI C40 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R Luminator Super Matrix:MAX

Transferred from Southland Transportation in June 2016

Retired

Fleet number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
656 Red Arrow Motorcoach 656.jpg 1967 GMDD TDH-5303
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9
665 Red Arrow Motorcoach 665.jpg 1967 GMDD TDH-5303
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9
669 Red Arrow Motorcoach 669.jpg 1967 GMDD TDH-5303
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9
670 Red Arrow Motorcoach 670.jpg 1967 GMDD TDH-5303
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9
671 Red Arrow Motorcoach 671.jpg 1975 GMDD T6H-5307N
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9
672 Red Arrow Motorcoach 672.jpg 1967 GMDD TDH-5303
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9
673 Red Arrow Motorcoach 673.jpg 1971 GMDD T6H-5305
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9
1436 Red Arrow Motorcoach 1436-a.jpg 1971 GMDD T6H-5305
New Look
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH-9
3524 Red Arrow Motorcoach 3524-a.jpg 1990 MCI TC40-102A
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
3526 Red Arrow Motorcoach 3526-a.jpg 1990 MCI TC40-102A
Classic
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison V731
  • Ex-Fort McMurray Transit 3526; acquired in summer 2012
  • Originally Big Blue Bus (Santa Monica, California) #52xx?
  • Listed for sale in 2019.
  • Purchased for preservation in July of 2019.
5253 Red Arrow Motorcoach 5253-a.jpg 1995 New Flyer D40LF Cummins ISC Allison B400R

References

  1. Dozens injured in bus crash near Redwater, Alberta, globaltvedmonton.com, retrieved 2012-02-11

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