Elliot Lake Transit

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Elliot Lake Transit
Founded 1983[1]
Locale Elliot Lake
Service area urban area
Service type bus service, paratransit
Routes 4
Operator AJ Bus Lines
Website City of Elliot Lake Transit

Elliot Lake Transit is a public transportation system, which provides daily service on an hourly basis with the exception of Sundays and statutory holidays,[2] within the small isolated city of Elliot Lake in Northern Ontario, Canada

Regular scheduled service operates on four routes using two low-floor handicapped accessible buses, providing a once an hour trip on each route with a transfer point between routes at the Algo Centre Mall. Hours of operation are on Monday to Saturday from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm with extended service on Thursday and Friday evenings till 9:00 pm, and no Sunday or holiday service. Cash fare is $2.25 for adults and $2.00 for seniors and students, with 12 tickets costing $23.00 for everyone. Monthly passes are $60.00 for adults and $50.00 for seniors and students[3]

For residents who are unable to board the regular transit buses, the city provides door to door service with the Handilift bus.[4]

Routes[edit]

Elliot Lake Transit has four routes:[5]

  • Westhill
  • Central
  • Esten
  • Lakeside

The main hubs is Rexall at 151 Ontario Avenue; some transit materials erroneously refer to it as Eastwood Mall, after the mall's ownership company.

Service operates from Monday to Saturday with some limited services on Thursday and Friday. There is no service on Sunday or statutory holidays.[6]

Fleet[edit]

Current fleet [7] consists of:

  • 2 NovaBus LFS
  • 1 New Flyer Industries D40LF
  • 1 Glaval Bus EasyOn - for accessible services (HandiLift)
  • 1 Ford E-450 Overland ELF 125 - for accessible services (HandiLift)

Regular transit buses are all low floor vehicles to accommodate customers not using HandiLift.

ELT retired buses:

  • 2 OBI Orion I - one is retained as a backup bus
  • 1 OBI Orion II - for HandiLift bus

During the early 1980s Elliot Lake Transit used school buses for their transit fleet.

Buses are stored and operated by AJ Bus Lines from their garage on Timber Road, but the vehicles are owned and maintained by the city.

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