Metrobus Transit

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Metrobus Transit
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Slogan Get on. Be moved.
Founded 1958
Headquarters 245 Freshwater Road, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
Service area St. John's and Mount Pearl
Service type Public transit
Routes 18
Stops 778
Stations 2
Fleet 53
Annual ridership 3.1 million[1]
Fuel type Diesel
Operator St. John's Transportation Commission (City of St. John's)
General Manager Judy Powell
Website www.metrobustransit.ca

Metrobus Transit is a public transport system owned by the City of St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. It operates a fleet of diesel buses. A total of 18 bus routes serve St. John's and Mount Pearl, carrying approximately 3.1 million passengers in 2009.

History[edit]

Metrobus Transit was established in 1958, and is operated by the St. John's Transportation Commission, a board consisting of six members from various areas of the region.

Metrobus Transit currently operates 18 routes. Routes travel around the cities of St. John's and Mount Pearl and service major destinations including the Avalon Mall, Village Shopping Centre, Memorial University, Confederation Building, College of the North Atlantic, Marine Institute, Mile One Centre, and downtown St. John's.

In 2012, Metrobus Transit acquired nine new fully accessible Nova LFS Smart Buses and plan to purchase twenty-one additional buses by 2017. The Smart Bus technology on these buses can improve fuel economy by up to 18% and significantly reduce greenhouse gas emissions. From the outside, the new buses look very similar to the other 23 low-floor buses already in its fleet, however, are fully accessible and include a wheelchair ramp and other related equipment.[2]

Fares[edit]

Category Cash Fare 30-Day Pass 10 rides
Adult $2.25 $70.00 $20.00
Child $1.75 $45.00 $15.00
Senior $2.25 $45.00 $15.00

In addition, Student Semester Passes are available for Memorial University, Marine Institute and College of the North Atlantic students, at a cost of $245 for four months.[3] In 2006, Metrobus Transit upgraded its fare system to use a smart card system called the m-Card, which replaces tickets and monthly passes with a reloadable card and offers a points and rewards loyalty program.[4]

Bus fleet[edit]

Metrobus Transit currently operates a fleet of 57 buses:

Total Builder Model Numbers
25 MCI TC40-102N Classic Bus 8714 - 8722, 8923 - 8926, 9027 - 9030, 9131 - 9133, 9234 - 9238
5 OBI Orion 05.501 9339 - 9343
21 Nova Bus LFS-40102 9844 - 9846, 0147 - 0152, 0753 - 0756, 0857 - 0861, 0962 - 0965, 1066, 1201 - 1209[5]

Current routes[edit]

  • 1 The Village-MUN-CNA-Marine Institute
  • 2 The Village-Lemarchant Rd-Pleasantville-Elizabeth Ave-Avalon Mall
  • 3A The Village-Downtown-Stavanger Drive-Carrick Drive
  • 3B The Village-Downtown-Stavanger Drive-Highland Drive
  • 5 Avalon Mall-Elizabeth Ave-Pleasantville
  • 6 The Village-Waterford-Downtown
  • 9 Memorial University-Marine Institute-Torbay Road (interlined with 16)
  • 10 Kelsey Drive-Avalon Mall-Memorial University-Downtown
  • 11 Avalon Mall-Crosbie Road-St. Clare Ave-Water Street West-Shea Heights
  • 12 The Village-Blackmarsh Road-Mundy Pond Road-Freshwater Road-Avalon Mall
  • 13 The Village-Institutes Express (Fall/Winter Route)
  • 14 Memorial University-Airport Heights
  • 15 Avalon Mall-Memorial University-Bonaventure Avenue-Forest Road
  • 16 Kenmount Terrace-Avalon Mall-Memorial University (interlined with 9)
  • 17 Downtown-Institutes-Torbay Road (Fall/Winter Route)
  • 18 The Village-Kilbride-Goulds
  • 19 The Village-Crosbie Road-Avalon Mall
  • 21 The Village-Mount Pearl
  • 22 The Village-Donovan's Industrial Park-Mount Pearl
  • 23 Avalon Mall-Memorial University-Stavanger Drive
  • 24 Airport Heights-Memorial University Express (Fall/Winter Route)
  • 25 The Village-Kilbride-Goulds
  • 26 Kenmount Terrace-Thorburn Road-Memorial University Express (Fall/Winter Route)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Metrobus ridership dips despite best efforts CBC News July 14, 2010
  2. ^ Metrobus Transit takes delivery of nine new fully accessible low-floor buses February 24, 2012
  3. ^ Metrobus Transit Fares Metrobus Transit November 7, 2010
  4. ^ m-Card November 7, 2010
  5. ^ Metrobus unveils nine new fully accessible busses February 23, 2012

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