417 Bus Line

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USDOT # MC/MX # Full legal name
523518 MC-262861 417 Bus Line Ltd.


417 Bus Line is a coach and school bus operator in Casselman, a small village on Highway 417 between Ottawa and Montreal.

Subsidiaries

  • Lalonde Bus Line
  • Larocque Bus Line
  • Matte Bus Line
  • McHugh Bus Line

History

[1]

  • The company began as Laplante Bus Line in 1958. The founder Jean-Paul Laplante started with a single vehicle transporting students to the local school, which led to a steady growth of the fleet and expansion with a bus route between Casselman and Ottawa, and the family continues to operate the company today.
  • Renamed Casselman Bus Line in 1965.
  • Incorporated in 1974 as 417 Bus Line Ltd.
  • Acquired Trillium Coach Lines.
  • Acquired Ethier Transport Écolier du Coeur de la Gatineau Inc. in 2013.
  • Acquired the commuter routes and charter coaches of Delaney Bus Lines on August 1, 2018.
  • Acquired by Roxborough Bus Lines in January 2022.[2]

Commuter Routes

  • 515 Cornwall-Ottawa-Gatineau
  • 516 Avonmore-Ottawa-Gatineau
  • 517 Maxville-Ottawa-Gatineau
  • 528 Embrun-Russell-Ottawa-Gatineau
  • 551 Casselman, Route 500 East of Lebrun Side Road-Ottawa-Gatineau
  • 555 Casselman-Ottawa-Gatineau
  • 556 Casselman, Route 500 East of Montée Lebrun-Ottawa-Gatineau
  • 558 St-Isidore Library/Highland Road Park & Ride/Casselman, Brébeuf Park & Ride-Ottawa-Gatineau

Route 528 is designated under the moniker Russell Transpo and uses bus 116-08 branded for the service.

They operate Transit Eastern Ontario under the authority of The North Glengarry Prescott Russell (NGPR) Transport Board. [3] Buses assigned to these routes (551, 555, 556 and 558) are marked with a route number on the front of the bus below the windshield.

Facilities

Garage/Office

  • Address: 50 Industriel St., Casselman, ON K0A 1M0
  • Email: info@417busline.com
  • Phone: 613-764-2192 or 1-888-811-2617
  • Fax: 613-764-1655

Coach roster

[4]

Active Roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
01-04 417 Bus Line 01-04-a.jpg 2004 MCI J4500 Caterpillar C13
02-10 2010 MCI J4500 Cummins ISM Painted burgundy
05-15 2015 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Ex-Autocar Excellence 151
11-16 2016 MCI J4500 Cummins ISX12
12-13 2013 MCI J4500 Cummins ISX12
21-07 2007 MCI E4500 Caterpillar C12 Painted purple
22-15 2015 MCI J4500 Cummins ISX12
25-11 2011 MCI J4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60
27-08 2008 MCI E4500 Cummins ISM Painted dark brown
31-16 2016 MCI J4500 Cummins ISX12
33-07 417 Bus Line 33-07-a.jpg 2007 Prevost H3-45
41-09 2009 MCI D4005 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Painted red with "Luxury Rider" decals
44-14 2014 MCI J4500 Cummins ISX12
45-16 2016 MCI J4500 Cummins ISX12
48-09 2009 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Ex-Delaney Bus Lines 1701; acquired in August 2018.
51-12 2012 MCI J4500 Cummins ISX12
52-11 2011 MCI J4500 Cummins ISX12
57-13 2013 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13
59-11 2011 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter
60-11 417 Bus Line 60-11-a.jpg 2011 MCI J4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Ex-Eyre Bus Service 684
61-09 417 Bus Line 61-09-a.jpg 2009 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Used on Transit Eastern Ontario service.
63-07 417 Bus Line 63-07-a.jpg 2007 MCI J4500 Caterpillar C13
78-14 2014 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Ex-Delaney Bus Lines 2201; acquired in August 2018.
85-11 2011 MCI J4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60
100-19 2019 Freightliner

Embassy Bus

M2

M-395

Cummins B6.7
105-11 2011 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Cummins ISB6.7
106-18 2018 Freightliner

Embassy Bus

M2

M-395

Cummins B6.7
108-13 2013 Ford/? E450 Ford Triton V10 6.8L gasoline
113-06 2006 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60
115-12 417 Bus Line 115-12-a.jpg 2012 MCI J4500 Cummins ISX12 Wrapped for Gatineau Olympiques QMJHL Hockey Club
116-08 Russell Transpo 116-08-a.jpg 2008 Prevost X3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60
118-06 Russell Transpo 118-06-a.jpg 2006 Prevost H3-45

Retired Roster

Fleet
number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
02-95 1994 MCI 102-D3
02-98 1998 MCI 102-EL3
20-99 1999 MCI 102-EL3
25-01 2001 MCI E4500 Painted light brown
30-05 2005 MCI J4500 Painted red
31-02 2002 MCI E4500 Painted dark green
32-03 2003 MCI E4500
32-97 417 Bus Line 32-97-a.jpg 1997 Prevost H3-45
36-05 417 Bus Line 36-05-a.jpg 2005 MCI J4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60
  • Painted silver, with orange stripe
  • Used on Avonmore commuter service.
  • Sold at auction. [6]
38-05 417 Bus Line 38-05-a.jpg 2005 MCI J4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60
  • Painted white, with burgundy stripes
  • Used on Alexandria commuter service.
  • Sold at auction. [7]
41-00 417 Bus Line 41-00-a.jpg 2000 Dupont ShortCoach Cummins ISC 350 hp Allison B400
  • For sale on MCI site early 2010.
  • Spotted in service in front of Parliament Hill in September 2010.
45-06 2006 MCI E4500 Painted light brown
51-02 417 Bus Line 51-02-a.jpg 2002 Dupont 37 Painted silver & black
59-04 2004 IC Corporation Cutaway
60-01 2001 MCI E4500 Painted lime green
61-07 2007 IC Corporation Cutaway Unknown model
75-01 2001 MCI E4500
  • Painted orange
  • Has an old fleet number of 0156223 showing above entry door
77-95 1995 Prevost H3-41
100-03 417 Bus Line 100-03-a.jpg 2003 MCI J4500 Painted light blue
104-02 Wc15.JPG 417 Bus Line 104-02-a.jpg 2002 MCI J4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60
106-13 2013 IC Bus Cutaway
110-06 2006 Prevost H3-45 Painted dark brown
112-01 2001 MCI J4500 Detroit Diesel Series 60
117-05 Russell Transpo 117-05-a.jpg 2005 Prevost H3-45 Detroit Diesel Series 60
143-03 417 Bus Line 143-03-a.jpg 2003 Ford/Starcraft E-350 Ford Triton V8 5.4L
60309? MCI E4500
61678-61679 MCI J4500 Both painted white, with purple & orange stripes.

School Bus roster

[9]

Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Year Body Manufacturer Chassis / Model Capacity / Length VIN Licence Plate Notes
07-09 2009 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Large 4UZABRDK59CAH7404 BN6 728
19-09 417 Bus Line 19-09-a.jpg 2009 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Large 4UZABRDK39CAH7403 SF8 149
45-06 2006 IC Bus CE Large
46-17 2017 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Large 4UZABRDU5HCHT3542 SF7 683
53-12 2012 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Large
72-17 2017 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Large
84-11 2011 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Large 4UZABRDU9BCAT9296 SE3 240
87-11 2011 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Large
88-11 417 Bus Line 88-11-a.jpg 2011 Thomas Saf-T-Liner MVP-ER Large 1T88P4E29B1139717 130 7BF
89-18 417 Bus Line 89-18-a.jpg 2018 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Large 4UZABRFD9JCJN5350 SF9 318
92-14 2014 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Large 4UZABRDU6ECFR5909 619 0BH
138-08 417 Bus Line 138-08-a.jpg 2008 IC Bus CE Large 4DRBUAAPX8B564636 SF2 958
141-07 2007 IC Bus RE300 Large
147-18 417 Bus Line 147-18-a.jpg 2018 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Large
179-18 417 Bus Line 179-18-a.jpg 2018 IC Bus CE Large 4DRBUC8P6JB521029 SE7 276
190-18 417 Bus Line 190-18-a.jpg 2018 IC Bus CE Large 4DRBUC8P7JB521041 SH3 824
207-15 2015 Autobus Lion 360° Large
231-16 2016 Autobus Lion 360° Large
251-17 2017 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Large
282-18 417 Bus Line 282-18-a.jpg 2018 Ford/Collins E450/NexBus Small 1FDFE4FS6JDC22916 SH3 630
285-18 417 Bus Line 285-18-a.jpg 2018 Ford/Collins E450/NexBus Small
293-09 417 Bus Line 293-09-a.jpg 2009 Blue Bird Vision Large 1BAKGCPH49F256440 SE3 227

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