All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems

by David A. Wyatt

Regina, Saskatchewan

Principal System

RMR streetcar Regina Municipal Railway (28 July 1911 - 05 September 1950)
Municipality authorized in 1911/12 (Sask.) to operate street railway in Regina. (Photo DavesRailPix).

Regina CCF-Brill trolleybus (DavesRailPix) Regina Transit System (05 September 1950 - present)
Municipal operation. Sources disagree on the exact date of name change from RMR to RTS. Electric trolley buses discontinued 1966. (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, photos: Alex Regiec, Peter Cox).

Regina Transit System 205 GM TDH-5105 ol (Peter Cox 1969 Oct 03) Regina Transit System 228 CanCar TD43 (Peter Cox 1969 Oct 03) Regina 514 GM new look (Alex Regiec 2007) Regina 559 MCI Classic (Alex Regiec 2007) Regina 591 NewFlyer D40LF (Alex Regiec 2007) Regina 598 Novabus LFS (Alex Regiec 2007) Regina 702 ElDorado EZ Rider (Alex Regiec 2007)

Service area population179,000 (1991)
Vehicle fleet102 buses (2000)
Employees238 (1991)
Ridership7,590,915 (2009)
Data sources:CUTA 1991/2
CTHF/SSG 2000
CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

Secondary System

Checker Stage Services Ltd. (October 1931 - 16 April 1932)
Operator contracted to the RMR for the city's first bus transit service (CR&MW 1931, 1932).

Modes

Electric railway28 July 1911 - 09 September 1950> *
Motor busOctober 1931 - present
Trolley coach04 September 1947 - 28 February 1966
* Ceremonial VIP last run 11 September 1950 (RFC).

Note

CPR 1944 Timetable The Canadian Pacific Railway Company system timetables for summer 1944 includes four daily or daily-except-Sunday round trips between Moose Jaw and Regina (41.6 mi./66.6 km, 55-65 min.). This includes a morning arrival in Regina at 7:55am and a departure at 8:00pm. This more-or-less meets a basic definition of a commuter train (weekdaily, rush-hour scheduling and run time under about 90 minutes). There are also four long distance trains over the same route.

References


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