Pacific Western Transportation

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Pacific Western Transportation
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Slogan Safely Home
Founded 1958
Headquarters 1857 Centre Avenue, S.E.
Locale Calgary, Alberta
Service area British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario, Yukon
Service type school bus, public transit, paratransit, airport express, charter coach, event management

Pacific Western Transportation (also d/b/a P.W. Transportation) provides a variety of bus services in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Yukon. Depending on the location, it offers scheduled and chartered school busing, municipal transit and handi-bus services, airport passenger services and local and long distance coach charters.[1]

Pacific Western Transportation Group of Companies is the largest Canadian privately owned and operated passenger transportation company separated into four operating divisions. The PWT Motor Coach division provides intercity scheduled (retail) as well as commercial charter transportation across Alberta, specialized health transfer service in British Columbia, and airport passenger and charter transfer services in Ontario. The PWT Oil Sands division services Fort McMurray and northern Alberta. The PWT Student Transportation division operates in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, the Yukon Territories and Ontario. The PWT Transit division operates in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

British Columbia[edit]


Red Arrow Motorcoach[edit]

Red Arrow provides inter-city coach transportation between Fort McMurray, Edmonton, Red Deer, Calgary, Lethbridge, with a connecting shuttle bus to Calgary International Airport. Red Arrow fleet consists of Prevost H3-45 coaches equipped as follows: wheelchair accessible, seat belts, Wifi, computer plug-ins and a snack galley on board.

e bus[edit]

ebus service started on October 11, 2011 and operates H3 and X3 - 45 coaches. This subsidiary of Red Arrow travels between Edmonton, Red Deer, Fort McMurray and Calgary.

Diversified Transportation[edit]

Diversified Transportation is a bus transportation company based in Fort McMurray that provides services to industry and private coach charters as well as operating some local city transit systems.

Southland Transportation[edit]

Southland Transportation is a Calgary based bus company that mainly provides school bus service to local school boards, bus charter services and commuter service from Cochrane and Okotoks to Calgary.

Prairie Bus Lines[edit]

Prairie Bus Lines is based in Red Deer and provides primarily school bus services as well as industrial and charter

St. Albert Transit[edit]

Main article: St. Albert Transit

Pacific Western Transportation is contracted to manage the transit operation of the city of St. Albert.

Leduc Transit[edit]

Main article: Leduc Transit

As of July 23, 2014, PWT was contracted to manage the transit services for the municipality of Leduc, as well as provide commuter service between Edmonton during peak times.


Southland Transportation[edit]

North Battleford is the location of the Southland operation in Saskatchewan providing school bus services to local school boards, and industrial and contract charters.



PW in the Toronto area provides a variety of transit related services:

Airport bus in downtown Toronto

Airport Express[edit]

PW Airport Express was purchased after the demise of Gray Coach, which had a franchise to operate a route to the Toronto Pearson International Airport. The service connects between selected downtown Toronto locations and Pearson Airport

In June 2011, Toronto Airport Express began a connecting, on-demand service called Airport Express Connect [2] that extended the regular scheduled service throughout downtown Toronto.

Pacific Western was named the IMG Operator of the Year for 2010. Coach 1559 has a new wrap reflecting this honour, replacing the Young Explorers wrap that had been on this bus.

The Toronto Airport Express was discontinued on October 31, 2014 due to falling ridership.

Porter shuttle bus

Porter shuttle[edit]

Porter Airlines provides a shuttle bus service for its passengers between the Royal York Hotel in downtown Toronto and the ferry dock/passenger tunnel to the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport (island airport). The service is operated by Pacific Western at 10-minute intervals using Thomas SLF buses.


  1. ^ PWT Calgary
  2. ^ Airport Express Connect

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