All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems

by David A. Wyatt

Brandon, Manitoba

Principal System

Brandon streetcar (Winnipeg Tribune/UofM Archives) Brandon Municipal Railway (02 June 1913 - 30 April 1932)
Municipal operation. Car service suspended 15 August 1931 - 01 October 1931 by municipality. Service closed in 1932 without substitute arrangements. (Photo: Winnipeg Tribune Collection, University of Manitoba Archives).

H.J. Varcoe (25 August 1931 - circa 2 weeks)
Stop-gap jitney service.

Brandon MacArthur Ttn semi (Western Flyer 1944) MacArthur Transportation Company Limited (04 July 1932 - 1955)
Incorporated by Manitoba letters patent 07 June 1932 to assume the transportation-related activities of MacArthur and Son Limited (Manitoba Gazette, v.61, no. 25, 18 June 1932, p. 489). Franchise to operate buses replacing street cars. Company name changed to BT Ltd 1955. (photos New Flyer collection, Brandon University, token: Travis Koch-Gensiorek collection).

McArthur Transportation Co. Ltd garage in Brandon (BrandonU Archives) McArthur Transportation [Brandon] token (Travis Koch-Gensiorek)

Brandon Transit Limited (1955 - 31 August 1957)
Privately owned operation.

Brandon old look bus (Dennis Cavanagh photo) Brandon Transit (01 September 1957 - present)
Municipal operation. (CUTA 1976-77, CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992. Photos: Dennis Cavanagh, Alex Regiec, Peter Cox)

Brandon 52 (Dennis Cavanagh photo) Brandon Transit 24 (GM old look) (Peter Cox 1967) Brandon preserved GM old look (Alex Regiec) Brandon preserved GM old look (Alex Regiec) Brandon Orion buses 1986 (Alex Regiec) Brandon Transit Orion 39 (Alex Regiec) Brandon Orion 39 BioDiesel bus (Alex Regiec) Brandon MCI Classic 45 (Alex Regiec) Brandon NovaBus 46 (Alex Regiec) Brandon New Flyer D40LF 50 (Alex Regiec) Brandon downtown transit terminal 2005 (Alex Regiec) Brandon Richmond Terminal 2005 (Alex Regiec) Brandon Transit 52 (NewFlyer D40LFR) (Alex Regiec 2010 Oct 15) Brandon Transit 55 (NewFlyer D35LFR) (Alex Regiec 2010 Oct 15)

Brandon Transit logo (2001)
system logo (2001)
 
Brandon Transit logo (2010)
system logo (2010)
 
Service area population38,000 (1991)
Vehicle fleet18 buses (2000)
Employees38 (1991)
Ridership974,035 (2009)
Data sources:CUTA 1991/2
CTHF/SSG 2000
Website (2001 logo)
CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)
APR (2010 logo)

Modes

Electric railway02 June 1913 - 30 April 1932*
Motor bus1932 - present
* Electric railway service suspended 15 August 1931 - 01 October 1931.

References


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