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Peterborough Transit serves a population of 75,000 with a fleet of 43 buses, consisting primarily of NovaBus LFS buses, along with Orion V and VI, and second-hand MCI Classic vehicles.Service is provided on eleven routes throughout the city and all the routes meet at the transit terminal on Simcoe Street every forty minutes.

 

All photos are by the webmaster unless noted otherwise.

 

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A line of buses waits at the transit terminal on Simcoe Street.This photo was taken on Sept. 4, 2003.

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A similar view from August 20, 2011, shows that almost all the buses in service in Peterborough at the time were NovaBus LFS buses, including a few 3rd-generation buses with roof-mounted radiators.

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75 was a 1975 GM T6H-4523N, painted in the old orange livery, and seen leaving the Simcoe St. terminal on Sept. 4, 2003.

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87 was a 1979 GM T6H-4523N, shown at the terminal on Sept. 4, 2003.

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92 was a 1980 GM T6H-4523N, spotted at the Simcoe St. bus terminal on Sept. 4, 2003.

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92 was spotted again nearly two years later leaving the Simcoe Street terminal on August 15, 2005.

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94 is seen leaving the bus terminal on Sept. 4, 2003. This bus was a 1982 GM T6H-4523N.

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95 was another 1982 GM T6H-4523N, shown waiting for passengers at the terminal on Sept. 4, 2003.Peterborough Transit retired the last of its New Look buses in 2009.

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99 is shown leaving the bus terminal on Sept. 4, 2003. This bus was a 1984 Orion 01.504.

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99 was spotted on Simcoe Street with 01 on August 15, 2005.Both buses were waiting to enter service at the nearby bus terminal.

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01 was a 1986 Orion 01.507, seen at the terminal on Sept. 4, 2003. All of Peterborough Transitís Orion I buses have been withdrawn from service.

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03 was a 1989 MCI TC-40102N, spotted at the Simcoe Street terminal on Sept. 4, 2003.Both this bus and 02, a 1988 MCI Classic, had been retired by December 2009, the only MCI Classics purchased new by Peterborough Transit.

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04 is a 1991 Orion 05.501.It is the only Orion V bus owned by Peterborough Transit, and it is shown leaving the terminal on Sept. 4, 2003.

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04 is shown on Simcoe Street about to turn left onto Aylmer Street on Sept. 4, 2003.In December 2009, 04 was still in service as the oldest bus originally owned by Peterborough Transit.

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05 is a 1999 Orion 06.501, spotted on Simcoe Street near the bus terminal on Oct. 9, 2008.

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07 is another 1999 Orion VI, shown waiting with 17, a 2004 NovaBus LFS, at the Simcoe St. terminal on August 15, 2005.

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08 is seen leaving the Simcoe St. transit terminal on Sept. 4, 2003.

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08 was spotted again leaving the transit terminal on Sept. 4, 2003.Unlike most Canadian transit systems, Peterborough Transit ordered its Orion VI buses with the exit doors in the centre of the bus, rather than at the back.

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11 is a 1999 El Dorado E-Z Rider, spotted on Simcoe Street near the bus terminal on August 15, 2005.These buses are frequently used on weekends or for Dial-A-Ride service.

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13 is a refurbished 1984 GM Classic, originally Quebec City 8312, seen on Simcoe Street on Sept. 4, 2003.This bus is shown providing express service to Sir Sandford Fleming College, one of two post-secondary institutions in Peterborough.

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20 is a 2004 NovaBus LFS shown leaving the Simcoe Street terminal on August 15, 2005.

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21 is another 2004 NovaBus LFS, spotted leaving the bus terminal on August 20, 2011.

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22 is shown boarding passengers inside the Simcoe St. terminal on August 15, 2005.This bus was part of an order for eight buses numbered 17 to 24.

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24 is shown leaving the Simcoe Street terminal on August 15, 2005.Peterborough also purchased three LFS buses in 2005, numbered 25 to 27.

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34 is a 1990 MCI TC-40102N, one of eight acquired from the Utah Transit Authority in 2006 and 2007.It was spotted waiting for passengers on Simcoe Street on Oct. 9, 2008.

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38 is a 2008 LFS, shown turning onto Simcoe Street from the bus terminal on August 20, 2011.Though similar to the 2005 order of LFS buses, these buses are equipped with twin projector-type headlamps available as an option since 2007.

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39 is another 2008 Nova LFS, spotted pulling into the Simcoe Street terminal on August 20, 2011.This bus is part of an order for fifteen LFS buses numbered between 36 and 50.

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41 is seen at the Simcoe Street terminal on Sept. 5, 2009.

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42 is shown on Simcoe Street on August 20, 2011.

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43 is seen leaving the bus terminal on August 20, 2011.

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47 was spotted at the transit terminal on Sept. 5, 2009.

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48 is shown waiting for passengers at the Simcoe St. terminal on Sept. 5, 2009.

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49 is seen leaving the Simcoe Street terminal on August 20, 2011.

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50 was spotted at the transit terminal in downtown Peterborough on Sept. 5, 2009.

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50 is shown in two photos arriving at and leaving the Simcoe Street transit terminal.Both photos were taken on August 20, 2011.

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51 is one of four 2009 Nova LFS buses, spotted at the Simcoe St. terminal in February 2010.These buses are the first 3rd-generation LFS buses delivered to Peterborough Transit, distinguished by the full-width rear window and radiator grill located in a large module at the rear of the bus.(Photo by Trevor H.)

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52 is another 2009 LFS, seen at the downtown transit terminal in February 2010.(Photo by Trevor H.)

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53 is shown boarding passengers at the Simcoe Street terminal on August 20, 2011.

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53 was spotted later in the day leaving the transit terminal on August 20, 2011.

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54 is shown leaving the Simcoe Street terminal in February 2010.Unlike other 3rd-generation LFS buses, these buses have the standard front-door design seen on earlier buses instead of the 1/3-2/3 configuration ordered on buses for Quebec and British Columbia.(Photo by Trevor H.)

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54 was spotted again parked at the bus terminal on August 20, 2011.This photo clearly shows the design changes NovaBus made to the LFS, when compared to earlier buses such as 47 above.

 

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