Ville de Bécancour

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Transport en commun de la ville de Bécancour
Logo-header-becancour.gif
Number of routes 4
Annual ridership (approx.) 6,500 (2012)
6,900 (2013)[1]

Transport en commun de la ville de Bécancour provides public transportation from the different communities of the city of Bécancour to Trois-Rivières, Québec. Bus service (operated by Groupe Hélie) commenced in 1986.[2]

The service is oriented towards student commuting, but also serves hospitals, shopping destinations and points of interest in downtown Trois-Rivières.[3] The service is usually offered during school year only (from the end of August to the beginning June), but a pilot project extended the service bi-weekly throughout summer 2014.[4]

Fares

Neighborhood of origin Cash 10-ticket booklet Monthly pass Year-round pass
Gentilly
Sainte-Gertrude
$3.75 $27.00 $70.00 $525.00
Bécancour
Précieux-Sang
$3.00 $24.00 $65.00 $495.00
Plateau Laval
Sainte-Angèle
$2.75 $22.00 $60.00 $475.00
Seigneurie Godefroy
Saint-Grégoire
$2.50 $20.00 $60.00 $475.00

Routes

Four routes, operated with minibuses, are offered throughout all the communities comprised within the limits of the city of Bécancour, with the exception of Wôlinak Waban-Aki. There is no service on weekends and holidays.

Circuit 1 : Gentilly–Bécancour–Sainte-Angèle—Trois-Rivières

  • Domaine des Tilleuls portal (Gentilly community) to Trois-Rivières via Bécancour Centre, Plateau Laval, Sainte-Angèle and Seigneurie Godefroy communities;
  • Two departures per direction are offered on weekdays;
  • No reservation is required.

Extended service

On fridays and mondays, peakbound service is extended to rural municipalities of eastern Bécancour Regional County Municipality (MRC) (Saint-Pierre-les-Becquets, Sainte-Cécile-de Lévrard, Parisville, Fortierville, and Sainte-Françoise). The service is offered with the contribution of Transport collectif Bécancour–Nicolet-Yamaska. Reservation is required.

Circuit 2 : Sainte-Gertrude—Bécancour

  • Caisse Populaire Desjardins Godefroy (Sainte-Gertrude community) to Bécancour Port entrance;
    • Transfer to Trois-Rivières via Circuit 1 at Bécancour Port entrance;
  • Two departures per direction are offered on weekdays;
  • No reservation is required.

Circuit 3 : Saint-Grégoire—Seigneurie Godefroy

  • des Acadiens and de Port-Royal boulevards (Saint-Grégoire community) to Télébec headquarters via Groupe Hélie garage;
    • Transfer to Trois-Rivières via Circuit 1 at Télébec headquarters;
  • Two departures per direction are offered on weekdays;
  • No reservation is required.

Circuit 4 : Précieux-Sang—Saint-Grégoire

  • Caisse Populaire Desjardins Godefroy (Précieux-Sang community) to Groupe Hélie garage;
    • Transfer to Trois-Rivières via Circuits 3 & 1 at Groupe Hélie garage;
  • Two departures per direction are offered on weekdays;
  • Reservation is required.

Fleet

Fleet
number range
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Seating Miscellaneous notes
210-211 2007 Ford

Girardin

E-450

G5

Ford Triton 5.4L Ford Torqshift 24 "Bécancour—Trois-Rivières" banner on upper curbside
219 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Cummins ISB SWB "Transport en commun Bécancour—Trois-Rivières" banner on curbside

External links

References

  1. "Le transport en commun à Bécancour reprendra le 19 août", Le Courrier du Sud, August 9th 2013, http://www.lecourriersud.com/Actualites/Societe/2013-08-09/article-3341852/Le-transport-en-commun-a-Becancour-reprendra-le-19-aout/1
  2. "Le transport en commun à Bécancour reprendra le 19 août", Le Courrier du Sud, op. cit.
  3. Ville de Bécancour. Services aux citoyens - Transport en commun. http://www.becancour.net/fr/services_au_citoyen/transport/transport_en_commun.asp
  4. Autobus Hélie. Transport en commun - projet pilote été 2014. http://www.autobushelie.com/upload/contenu-fichiers/transport_en_commun_circuit_estival_2014.pdf