All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems

by David A. Wyatt

Sherbrooke, Québec

Rock Forest, Lennoxville, Fleurimont, Ascot, Deauville, Bromptonville, and Saint-Élie-d'Orford were annexed to Sherbrooke 01 January 2002. (Jean Breton 2009).

Principal System

Sherbrooke Street Railway Company (01 November 1897 - 1910)
Incorporated September 1895 (Que.) as the Sherbrooke Railway Company. French version of the company name cited in the act, la Compagnie du chemin de fer urbain de Sherbrooke, little used in public. Name changed in 1896 when control was acquired by Americans W. Burke and James Flood. Street railway service in Sherbrooke and to Lennoxville. Control was acquired 1910 by McCuaig Brothers & Co., Southern Canada Power Company interests.

Sherbrooke Ry and Power streetcar 19 Sherbrooke Railway and Power Company (1910 - 31 December 1931)
Incorporated 1909 (RFC). First bus service begun 1928.

Sherbrooke City Transit ticket (front) Sherbrooke City Transit Company Limited (January 1932 - 31 December 1951)
Subsidiary of Colonial Coach Lines, a Provincial Transport Company subsidiary. Franchise effective 01 February 1932 (CR&MW May 1932). Service abandoned at the end of 1951. (Jean Breton 2009, CRHA News Report).

Service Laramée Inc. (31 January 1952 - 1962)
Name changed to ST Inc. 1962. (Jean Breton 2009).

Sherbrooke Transit Incorporated (1962 - 23 December 1978)
Acquired by CMTS. (Dawes et al. 1972, CUTA 1976-77, Jean Breton 2009).

Corporation municipale de transport de Sherbrooke (23 December 1978 - 01 September 1985)
Transit service in Sherbrooke. (Jean Breton 2009).

Sherbrooke GM “New Look” 1997 Corporation métropolitaine de transport de Sherbrooke (01 September 1985 - 31 December 2001)
Extended service to Fleurimont and Rock Forest. (CUTA 1989, CUTA 1991/2, CUTA 1992, Jean Breton 2009, photo: Jacques Matte 1997)

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Service area population115,000 (1991)
Vehicle fleet65 buses (2000)
Employees244 (1991)
Data source:CUTA 1991/2
CTHF/SSG 2000
website 2002 (logo)

Société de transport de Sherbrooke (01 January 2002 - present)
Name changed in coordination with municipal amalgamation.

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Population 142,000 (2002)
Vehicle fleet 69 buses
Employees 250
Ridership7,638,575 (2009)
Data sources: la petite histoire (2003)
website 2009 (logo)
CTF [Aug. 2010] (ridership)

Fleurimont Systems

Transit service in Fleurimont became the responsibility of the Sherbrooke system in 1985. Fleurimont was annexed to Sherbrooke 01 January 2002.

Autobus de l'Estrie (? - 01 September 1985)
Service in Fleurimont assumed by CMTS 01 September 1985.

Saint-Élie-d'Orford Systems

Saint-Élie-d'Orford was annexed to Sherbrooke 01 January 2002.

? (? - 01 January 2002?)
Provincial map of 1995 shows a municipal bus service from Saint-Élie-d'Orford to nearby Sherbrooke (email 1996).

Modes

Electric railway01 November 1897 - 31 December 1931
Motor bus27 August 1928 - present

References


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