All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems

by David A. Wyatt

Longueuil, Québec

The south shore of Montréal has experienced several municipal re-organizations.
  1. 1969: amalgamation of Longueuil[1], Ville Jacques-Cartier, and Montreal South (Montréal-Sud) to form the City of Longueuil[2].
  2. 1978: Notre-Dame du Sacré-Cœur amalgamated with Brossard.
  3. 01 January 2002: amalgamation of Longueuil[2], Boucherville, Brossard, Greenfield Park, LeMoyne, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Saint-Hubert, and Saint-Lambert to form the City of Longueuil[3].
  4. 2006: separation of Boucherville, Brossard, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville and Saint-Lambert into individual municipalities. The remainder (Longueuil[2], Greenfield Park, Saint-Hubert, and LeMoyne) form Longueuil[4]. Regional municipal entity l'agglomération de la Ville de Longueuil corresponding to Longueuil[3] established.
(Wikipedia 2008, CL 2008)

Principal System

Montreal & South Shore Auto Car Co. (1905) Montreal & South Shore Auto Car Company (1904 - 1909)
Early bus service over Victoria Bridge from Montréal to St. Lambert. Acquired 1905 by the M&SCRyCo (Bachelder). (Jean Breton 2009).

Montreal and Southern Counties Railway Company
electric interurban Interurban and suburban railway service 1909-1956. (see here)

Chambly Transport Inc. [Longueuil] 6162 (CanCar) (Peter Cox 1966) Chambly Transport Inc. (26 April 1946 - 01 July 1974)
Enterprise established 1943 as Autobus C.E. Senecal & Gerard Beauvais and incorporated 1946. Token bears inscription “Founded 1946.” Took over Victoria Bridge service between Montréal and the South Shore from the M&SC in the summer of 1956 (Clegg & Lavallée). By 1968 was serving eight South Shore municipalities and part of a ninth (Canadian Coach 1968), including St-Lambert (Canadian Coach 1969). Acquired by CTRSM in 1974 (Canadian Coach 1974). (FK 2000, Canadian Coach Vol. IX, No. 4, July/August 1973, Jean Breton 2009, photo: Peter Cox)

Chambly Transport token (detail)

STRSM [Longueuil] terminal (Peter Cox 1980) Commission de transport de la Rive-Sud de Montréal (01 July 1974 - 01 January 1986)
Established by legislation 1971. Initiated service by acquiring operations of Chambly 1974 serving Boucherville, Brossard, Greenfield Park, Longueuil, LeMoyne, Saint-Hubert, Saint-Lambert, and Notre-Dame du Sacré-Coeur. Boucherville - Longueuil Métro routes operated for CTRSM by contractor Métropolitain-Sud. CTRSM acquired Mét.-Sud 1978. (CUTA 1976-77, AK 2002, CL 2008, Jean Breton 2009, photo: Peter Cox)

STRSM Van Hool articulated bus Société de transport de la Rive-Sud de Montréal (01 January 1986 - 31 December 2001)
Replaced CTCUM bus operations in Longueuil 1986. Services for Saint-Bruno, Saint-Basile, McMasterville, Beloeil, and Mont-St-Hilaire to St-Hyacinthe were abandoned and taken over on June 24th, 1991 under contract with the Conseil intermunicipal de transport de la Vallée du Richelieu by Limocar de la Vallée. (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, AK 2002, Jean Breton 2009, photo: Richard Hooles 2000)

STRSM logo
system logo
Vehicle fleet335 buses
Data source:CTHF/SSG 2000
Mike Rivest 1998 (logo)

Réseau de transport de Longueuil (01 January 2002 - present)
Continuation of the previous STRSM. Service in Longueuil which after 2006 is reconstituted as Boucherville, Brossard, Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, Saint-Lambert, and Longueuil. Operations for Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville continued to be contracted in compliance with pre-existing arrangements until July 2010. (CL 2008, Jean Breton 2009).

RTL logo
system logo
Ridership31,136,831 (2009)
Data sources:RTL website 2002 (logo)
CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

Longueuil Systems

Longueuil Ferry 1910 (McCord Museum) Canada Steamship Lines (? - 1930?)
St. Lawrence river ferry service prior to opening of the Jacques-Cartier bridge 1930. (Pharand 1997, photo McCord Museum).

Montreal Tramways Longueuil ticket (front) Montreal Tramways Company (1931 - 16 June 1951)
The MTCo commenced bus service to Longueuil in 1931 and to Montreal South in 1932 (CR&MW 1931, 1932).

Montreal Tramways Longueuil-Montreal combo ticket 1944 (front)

Montreal Transportation Commission (16 June 1951 - 31 December 1969)
metro Bus service in Longueuil and Montreal South. Métro Longueuil to Montréal opened 1967.

Commission de transport de la Communaute urbaine de Montréal (01 January 1970 - 31 December 1985)
metro Service primarily in Longueuil. CTCUM successors STCUM and STM continue to operate the Metro line between Montréal and Longueuil.

Secondary Systems

Inter-City Bus Lines (1940 - April 1966)
South Shore service including service to Ville Jacques-Cartier. Acquired 1966 by MTC (Canadian Coach 1966). (Jean Breton 2009).

Provincial Transport Company (circa 1948 - April 1967)
Bus service between Montréal and Longueuil enroute to Sorel. (Jean Breton 2009).

Metropolitain-Provincial Inc. (01 January 1964 - 1967)
Additional service between Montréal and Boucherville via Longueuil provided by PTC subsidiary. (Jean Breton 2009).

Métropolitain-Sud Incorporated (April 1967 - September 1978)
Subsidiary of Provincial Transport Company (See Banlieues de Montréal for prior PTCo history.) Acquired by CTRSM. (TNC83)

Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville System

Métropolitain-Sud Incorporated (April 1967 - 1978)
Subsidiary of Provincial Transport Company (See Banlieues de Montréal for prior PTCo history.) Acquired by CTRSM. (TNC83)

Commission de transport de la Rive-Sud de Montréal (1978 - 198x?)
Part of CTRSM (ex-Mét.-Sud.) suburban services outside the CTRSM's formal service area.

St. Bruno "Classic" 1997 OMIT St-Bruno-de-Montarville (198x? - circa 2005?)
Municipally operated (or contracted) suburban service between Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville and Longueuil and (in rush hour) Montréal (TB 1996). Operator Groupe Viens (JM 1998). Municipality amalgamated with others to form Longueuil but transit services merged with CIT Vallée du Richelieu [?]. (JM/PD 1998) (photo Jacques Matte)

Saint-Bruno logo
Saint-Bruno logo
Vehicle fleet13 buses
Data source:CTHF Bulletin Nov 1997, p. 10.
Mike Rivest 1998 (logo)

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