All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems
New Brunswick Communities

by David A. Wyatt

Bathurst, New Brunswick

North Shore Transport Ltd. (circa 1947 - 27 February 1973)
Private operator. Also operated intercity/rural routes and school buses. (Leger).

Bathurst Transit (06 June 2005 - 31 March 2006)
Pilot demonstration project by Bathurst Sustainable Development and funded by the Federation of Canadian Municipalities and Transport Canada. (website 2005, Bus Industry Vol. 21, No. 79, March 2006, pp. 14-15).

References

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Capital Transit [Fredericton] #21 Ford (Peter Cox) Capital Transit (1935 - ?)
Business begun 1935 by local Vaughan family who operated automobile sales and repair businesses. (photo Peter Cox).

Fredericton Transit Limited (? - 09 July 1974)
Subsidiary of S.M.T. (Eastern) Limited. ("SMT" may have stood for “Scotia Motor Transport.”)

Fredericton Transit 64 (GM old look) (Peter Cox collection 1980) Fredericton Transit (System) (09 July 1974 - present)
Operated for the city in its first year by A.J. McDonald Limited of Cornwall, Ont. (CUTA 1976-77, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, photo: Peter Cox collection).

Service area population45,000 (1991)
Vehicle fleet24 buses (2000)
Employees50 (1991)
Ridership1,256,957 (2009)
Data Source:CUTA 1991/2
CTHF/SSG 2000
CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

Secondary Systems

SMT Eastern 3258 (GM TDH3207) W.R. Linley 1968 Oct 05 [Peter Cox coll.] S.M.T. (Eastern) Limited (? - ?)
Province-wide intercity bus operator incorporated 30 June 1937. Photographic evidence suggests that SMT operated suburban service between Fredericton and Barkers Point (5 km) in the 1960's. (photo: W.R. Linley [Peter Cox collection])

Miramichi, New Brunswick

Miramichi, New Brunswick was formed in 1995 by the amalgamation of Newcastle, Chatham, Douglastown, Loggieville, Nelson, and surrounding rural municipalities.

Northumberland Bus Co. (1926 - ?)
Newcastle to Loggieville via Nelson and Chatham, and Newcastle to Douglastown (CR&MW July 1927, p. 430). (CR&MW May 1930, p. 318).

Sutherland Motor Bus and Truck Co. (1926 - 1930?)
Newcastle to Chatham, Newcastle to Loggieville via Chatham, and Nelson to Douglastown via Newcastle (CR&MW July 1927, p. 430). Provincial regulatory board resolved disputed routes in favour of NBCo (CR&MW Aug. 1927, p 493), which Sutherland ignored (CR&MW Sep. 1927, p. 554). Dispute continued from 1927 through at least 1930 (CR&MW Nov. 1927, p. 671, Mar. 1928, p. 167, Aug. 1928, pp. 498-499, May 1930, p. 318).

John Ferguson (1930 - ?)
Somers Bridge to Newcastle (CR&MW May 1930, p. 318).

Miramichi Transit (08 August 2009 - present)
Operations of the Miramichi Public Transit Commission Inc.

Source: website 2009

Note

CNR Table 60 (1937 Jun. 27) The summer 1937 timetables for Canadian National Railways includes daily motor train service between Loggieville and Newcastle via Chatham and Nelson [28.3km/17.7mi] arriving at Newcastle at 7:50AM and departing at 4:50PM, with a one-way trip time of 50 minutes. The service is supplemented by two additional daily round trips. This generally meets the definition of a commuter train (weekdaily, rush-hour scheduling and run time under about 90 minutes). This local train service dates from at least 1919. (Canadian National Railways Folder D effective 27 June 1937, Canadian National Railways Time Tables effective 05 October 1919).

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