Express Lotbinière

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Express Lotbinière
Express Lotbinière logo
Express Lotbinière logo
Slogan Économique... pratique... écologique... c'est logique! - Economical... Practical... Ecological... It's logical!
Former Name Écobus Lotbinière
Head office 16, rue du Collège, Saint-Apollinaire
Number of routes 1
Annual ridership (approx.) 781 (2009)
11,595 (2012)[1]

Express Lotbinière provides public transportation in the municipality of Saint-Apollinaire and village of Laurier-Station. Bus service (operated by Autobus La Québécoise) commenced in 2009 under the name Écobus, but was rebranded Express Lotbinière as of September 2011.

The service is oriented towards worker and student commuters[2], aiming at keeping youth and young adults in Lotbinière region.[3]

Fares

Express Lotbinière

Fare Lévis zone Québec zone
Monthly pass $78.80 $103.00
Cash $3.15 $4.25
10-ticket card $31.50 $42.50
Chlidren of 6 and under Free Free

Laissez-Passer Métropolitain (Monthly Metropolitan Pass), is not accepted, as the territories served by Express Lotbinière are located outside the Communauté Métropolitaine de Québec.

Express Taxi Shuttle

Fare Price
Monthly pass $25.00
Cash $1.00
10-ticket card $10.00
Chlidren of 6 and under Free

Express Taxi

Fares vary from one community to the other. Visit the website for more info.

Routes

One fixed route is offered between Lotbinière and Québec via Lévis, alongside with a taxibus service inside the MRC.

Route 52 : Express Sainte-Foy

  • Adoration chapel (Laurier-Station) and Saint-Apollinaire church (Saint-Apollinaire) to Parc-O-Bus du Pont (Lévis/Chutes-de-la-Chaudière-Ouest) and Sainte-Foy-Centre via cégep F.-X.-Garneau (Québec/Sainte-Foy―Sillery);
  • Three peakbound and one counterpeak departures per direction are offered on weekdays;
  • No service on weekends and holidays;
  • No reservation is required.

Express Taxi

Express Lotbinière also offers for the residents of the region a taxibus service, operating at definite hours and at definite stops. Service is available on demand from 18 communities throughout Lotbinière towards the service poles of Sainte-Croix, Laurier-Station, Saint-Flavien, Saint-Apollinaire and Saint-Agapit [4].

Express Taxi Shuttle (cancelled)

Express Lotbinière offered an on-demand taxibus shuttle between communities of Notre-Dame-du-Sacré-Cœur-d'Issoudun, Sainte-Croix, Saint-Édouard and Saint-Flavien mayor halls and the Laurier-Station bus shelter. The same service was also available between Saint-Antoine-de-Tilly and Saint-Agapit mayor halls and the Saint-Apollinaire bus shelter. The Express Taxi Shuttle used allows transfer with the earliest departures of the Express Lotbinière bus service.

Current Fleet (La Québécoise)

Fleet number range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Seating Miscellaneous notes
1200 IC Bus CE Series Cummins ISB
2871 IC Bus CE Series Cummins ISB Lift equipped

Former Fleet (Autobus Auger)

Fleet number range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Seating Miscellaneous notes
10-84 2010 Thomas Safe-T-Liner HDX Was wrapped in a special Ecobus Lotbinière livery, returned to Autocars des Chutes standard livery after contract expired.
2010 Blue Bird Vision Cummins ISB 24 Equipped with Wi-Fi. Possibly retired, as seen for sale on Girardin website. [1]
07-98 2007 Chevrolet/Thomas Minotour Vortec Equipped with Wi-Fi.

External links

References

  1. Dassylva, Deschênes and Van Caengenem. "Express Lotbinière : un transport collectif innovant en milieu rural" in Territoires en vues - Perspecto, Université Laval (ÉSAD), 2013, pages 34-39.
  2. Express Lotbinière. À propos. http://www.express-lotbiniere.com/a-propos.php
  3. Frédéric Mercier. "Cours collégiaux dans Lotbinière - Garder les jeunes dans la région" in Le Peuple Lotbinière, Vol. 40, No. 20, Wednesday May 29th 2013, page 4.
  4. Express Lotbinière. Express Taxi, http://www.express-lotbiniere.com/express-taxi.php