Chatham-Kent Transit

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Ride CK, previously known as Chatham-Kent Transit, serves the city of Chatham and Kent county in the province of Ontario. Operations are contracted to Intouch Connection, a division of Blenheim Bus Lines.

History

Transit service in Chatham was provided by Chatham Coach Lines beginning on July 15, 1948. In June 1977, the service adopted the name Chatham Transit. Chatham Coach Lines continued as the operator until 2002, when the contract to operate the system was awarded to Aboutown Transportation.

Chatham-Kent Council terminated the contract with Aboutown, who operated conventional and paratransit service, at the end of November 2013 after the company fell into financial and legal trouble. Council awarded a temporary seven month contract to Voyageur Transportation commencing December 1, 2013. New seven year contracts were awarded commencing July 1, 2014: conventional routes was awarded to Intouch Connection, Inter-urban routes and Wallaceburg paratransit service was awarded to Citilinx Transportation, and Chatham paratransit service was awarded to Voyago.

Beginning on July 1, 2021, the system received all new buses through a federal ICIP grant, with the system being rebranded Ride CK; a new operations contract was also awarded to Intouch Connection to operate all services.

Routes

Urban

System map (pdf)

  • 1 - Northwest
  • 2 - Northeast
  • 3 - Southeast
  • 4 - Southwest
  • 5 - Round the River
  • OnRequest (evening service)

Service operates every 30 minutes on routes 1-4 from 6:15 am to 7:15 pm, Monday to Saturday. Route 5 operates every 45 minutes from 6:30 am to 7:15 pm, Monday to Saturday. OnRequest service operates from 7:15 pm to 12:15 am, Monday to Friday.

Interurban

All interurban routes depart from the downtown terminal at 6:15 am, 8:45 am, 4:15 pm, and 6:45 pm Monday to Saturday; an additional midday departure at 12:15 pm is operated Monday to Friday.

Fares

Urban

Cash Monthly pass
Child (*) Free
Adult $2.00 $65.00
Student $50.00
Senior (65+)

(*) = Under 5 with paying passenger.

  • A top-up fee of $3.00 for adults, $2.75 for students and seniors and $1.50 for children five years of age or younger is required to transfer to a interurban route.
  • Senior Citizen Transit Pass - 2016: $70, 2017: $140, 2018: $210 - non-transferable yearly unlimited pass valid each year from January 1 to December 31.
  • St. Clair College Semester Pass - $120 per semester with valid student ID.
  • Affordable Pass - $40

Interurban

Single ride Multi-ride card
Child (*) $2.50
Adult $5.00 $100.00
Student $4.50 $90.00
Senior (65+)

(*) = 5 yrs. and under.

Active fleet

Conventional / Interurban

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
001-010 Ride CK 001-a.jpg 2021 Chevrolet
Arboc
4500
SOF 27
GM Vortec 6.0L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic
016-017 Ride CK 016-a.jpg 2021 Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Cummins B6.7 Allison B300R
018 Ride CK 018-a.jpg 2015 Chevrolet
Arboc
4500
SOM26D
GM Duramax 6.6L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic
  • Spare vehicle.
  • Acquired second hand.
  • Renumbered from C150.
019 Ride CK 019-a.jpg 2014 Chevrolet
Arboc
4500
SOM26D
GM Duramax 6.6L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic
  • Spare vehicle.
  • Renumbered from C142.

Accessible Transit

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
011-013 2021 Chevrolet
Arboc
4500
SOF 27
GM Vortec 6.0L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic
014-015 Ride CK ProMaster-a.jpg 2021 Ram
Creative Carriage
ProMaster
CS-2
Chrysler Pentastar 3.6L Gasoline Chrysler 62TE
  • Used in Wallaceburg paratransit service.[1]

On order

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes

Retired fleet

Conventional / Interurban

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
C110 Chatham-Kent Transit C110-a.jpg 2011 Chevrolet
Arboc
4500
SOM26D
GM Duramax 6.6L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic
C141-C146 Chatham-Kent Transit 144-a.jpg 2014 Chevrolet
Arboc
4500
SOM26D
GM Duramax 6.6L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic
  • Operated by Intouch Connection; used on urban routes.
C147 Chatham-Kent Transit C147-a.jpg 2011 Chevrolet
Arboc
4500
SOM26D
GM Duramax 6.6L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic
501-504 Chatham-Kent Transit 503-a.jpg 2014 Chevrolet
Arboc
4500
SOM26G
GM Vortec 6.0L GM 6L90 6 speed automatic
  • Owned and operated by Citilinx Transportation; used on Interurban routes.
651, 667 1998 Ford/Girardin E-450
  • Operated by Aboutown.
702 Abouttown Transportation 702-a.jpg 1999 Ford/Girardin E-450/MB-IV
  • Operated by Aboutown.
704 Chatham-Kent Transit 704-a.jpg 2003 Ford/Corbeil E-450/Minibus Ford Power Stroke 7.3L Diesel Ford 4R100
  • Operated by Aboutown.
  • Lettered for Airbus and used only as a spare/backup for transit.
791 2001 Ford/Corbeil E-450/Minibus Ford Power Stroke 7.3L Diesel Ford 4R100
  • Operated by Aboutown.
  • Transferred to Kings College (UWO) shuttle.
792-796 Chatham-Kent Transit 795-a.jpg 2003 Ford/Corbeil E-450/Minibus Ford Power Stroke 7.3L Diesel Ford 4R100
  • Operated by Aboutown.
  • 797 transferred to Airport service in London.
799 Chatham-Kent Transit 799-a.jpg 2002 Ford/Corbeil E-450/Minibus Ford Power Stroke 7.3L Diesel Ford 4R100
  • Operated by Aboutown.
5501 9/1990 OBI Orion I 01.507
5502 12/1990 OBI Orion I 01.507

Paratransit

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
21 1995 Ford/Champion E-350
  • Operated by Aboutown.
670-671, 677 Ford
  • Operated by Aboutown.
679 Abouttown Transportation 679-a.jpg 2001 Ford/Girardin E-450
  • Operated by Aboutown.
682 Chatham-Kent Transit 682-a.jpg 2004 Ford/Champion E-450/Challenger
  • Operated by Aboutown.
  • Transferred to London as 759.
  • Later transferred to Ride Norfolk as bus 89.
690-691 Ford
  • Operated by Aboutown.

Service vehicles

Fleet
Number(s)
Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Number Engine Transmission Notes
559 Chevrolet Express
  • Operated by Aboutown; used as a driver shuttle.
543 1993 Ford/Crestline E-450
  • Operated by Aboutown.
945 2002 Dodge Ram 1500
  • Operated by Aboutown.
983 1995 Chevrolet Astro
  • Operated by Aboutown.

External Links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Final Gas Tax Approval on Transit Vehicle Purchase, City of Chatham-Kent, published December 16, 2020.
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