All-Time List of Canadian Transit Systems

by David A. Wyatt

Trois-Rivières, Québec

01 January 2002 Trois-Rivières was reconstituted as the amalgamation of Cap-de-la-Madeleine, Pointe-du-Lac, Sainte-Marthe-du-Cap, Saint-Louis-de-France, Trois-Rivières and Trois-Rivières-Ouest (Wikipedia).

Principal System

Three Rivers Traction Co [Trois-Rivières] tram c1930 (BAnQ, Centre d'archives de Québec, Collection Magella Bureau) Three Rivers Traction Company (11 December 1915 - 1938)
street railway/light rail Incorporated 1914 (Que.) (RFC). Controlling interest held by Shawinigan Water & Power Company (see Shawinigan) (McGraw 1918). Minority partners were North Shore Co. and Ville de Trois-Rivières (the municipality). In 1924 SW&P Co. acquired 100% ownership. Buses introduced in 1931. Streetcars discontinued 1933. (Jean Breton 2009, postcard: BAnQ, Centre d'archives de Québec).

Trois Rivieres CTdSM802 GM old look (William A. Luke) St. Maurice Transport Company [Trois-Rivières] ticket la Compagnie de Transport St.-Maurice (1938 - June 1975)
(TJ40-42, Dawes et al. 1972, CC73, JB 1997). Subsidiary of Carier et Frère Ltée from 1950. Photographs show buses lettered Carier-Frere Ltee (Luke & Metler, p. 49). Tickets also bear the English name St. Maurce Transport Company (see right). Another C&F component, Service d'Autobus de la Maurice Ltée, provided intercommunity service connecting Shawinigan, Grand-Mère, and Trois-Rivières. Service abandoned June 1975. (Canadian Coach Vol. IX, No. 6, November/December 1973, Jean Breton 2009, photos: William A. Luke, Peter Cox collection).

St. Maurce Transport [Trois-Rivieres] 208 (Fitzjohn) (Peter Cox collection 1967)

Ville de Trois-Rivières (10 November 1975 - 03 January 1981)
Hastily established service to fill in after C&F/Cie TStM ceased operation (TC76).

Corporation intermunicipale de transport des Forges (03 January 1981 - 31 December 2001)
Established 31 October 1979. Service in Trois-Rivières, Trois-Rivières-Ouest, and Cap-de-Madeleine (1995). (pb89, Jean Breton 2009).

Vehicle fleet36 buses
Data source:M Gélinas/JM 1997

Societe de transport de Trois-Rivieres 1201, a Novabus LFS (2015 David A. Wyatt) Société de Transport de Trois-Rivières (01 January 2002 - present)
Name changed in coordination with municipal amalgamation. (AK 2002, Jacques Matte 2009, Jean Breton 2009, photo David A. Wyatt)

STTR logoVehicle fleet45 buses,
3 minibuses
Data source:Jacques Matte 2009
website (logo 2010)

Secondary Systems

Autobus Germain Inc. (19 November 1975 - 1981)
Transit service under contract in Cap-de-la-Madeleine after the abrupt abandonment of service by C&F/Cie TStM. (Jean Breton 2009).

Autobus Saucier Inc. (1975 - 1981)
Transit service in Trois-Rivières-Ouest after the abrupt abandonment of service by C&F/Cie TStM. (Jean Breton 2009).


Electric railway11 December 1915 - 12 September 1933
Motor bus26 September 1930 - present


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