PLUMobile

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PLUMobile
PLUMobile logo
PLUMobile logo
Official Name PLUMobile – Organisateur de déplacements
Head office 30, rue Sainte-Marguerite, Beaupré
Fleet size 3
Number of routes 3
Annual ridership 22,000 (2011 approx.)
42,142 (2013)[1]

PLUMobile - Organisateur de déplacements is a non-profit trasit agency managed by Local Economic Development Agency for Côte-de-Beaupré―Île-d'Orléans, providing public and adapted transportation in the regional county municipalities of La Côte-de-Beaupré and Île-d'Orléans, east of Quebec City.

The service started in 2009 with shuttles linking La Côte-de-Beaupré (L’Ange-Gardien, Château-Richer, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Beaupré and Saint-Joachim) and Île d’Orléans (Saint-Pierre, Sainte-Famille, Saint-François, Saint-Jean, Saint-Laurent and Sainte-Pétronille) to downtown Quebec City. A taxibus extension also connects Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges. The service is operated by Autobus des Monts, a subsidiary of Groupe Swiftrans, and was previously operated by Groupe Autobus Auger.

Fares

Advance booking required (online reservation module), except for Express Desjardins route. Boischatel local transit service is free

Adult

Destination Cash fare 10 tickets Monthly pass Metropolitan monthly pass
Local $4.00 $37.50
Québec $5.00 $47.50 $100.00 $128.50

Elderly

Destination Cash fare 10 tickets Monthly pass Metropolitan monthly pass
Local $4.00 $37.50
Québec City $5.00 $45.00 $70.00 $89.00

Student

Destination Cash fare 10 tickets Monthly pass Metropolitan monthly pass
Local $4.00 $37.50
Québec City $5.00 $45.00 $70.00 $104.50

Since April 1st 2012, one can use Laissez-Passer Métropolitain (Metropolitan monthly pass), valid aboard Réseau de transport de la Capitale, Société de transport de Lévis, Transport Collectif de la Jacques-Cartier and the Québec-Lévis ferry of the Société des Traversiers du Québec.

Since July 11th 2016, monthly passes valid aboard PLUMobile vehicles are accepted aboard Train de Charlevoix and SÉPAQ Aerial Tramway.[2]

Routes

Boischatel

  • PLUMobile took over RTC operations in August 2019 within city limits of Boischatel
  • Operated by Tours du Vieux-Québec
  • Network is made of 4 routes
    • Route 1 - du Roi (service extends to L'Ange-Gardien church)
    • Route 2 - du Fleuve
    • Route 3 - de la Fôret
    • Route 4 - de la Rivière

Service is every hour weekdays rush hours, every 2 hours off peak and on weekends.

Côte-de-Beaupré

  • Operates Monday to Friday, from Mont-Sainte-Anne, Beaupré, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Château-Richer and L’Ange-Gardien to various destination in Beauport, Charlesbourg and downtown Québec City (3 departures per direction daily);
  • Service to Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges and Saint-Joachim by taxibus;
  • Evening and weekend departures are offered on this route during Festival d'Été de Québec since 2013.

Express Desjardins

  • Operates Monday to Friday, from Saint-Joachim, Mont-Sainte-Anne, Beaupré, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Château-Richer and L’Ange-Gardien to downtown Québec City (3 departures towards Québec City, 4 departures towards Côte-de-Beaupré);
  • No reservation required, except for Saint-Ferréol-les-Neiges taxibus connection.

Île d’Orléans

  • Operates Monday to Friday, from Sainte-Pétronille, Saint-Laurent, Saint-Jean, Saint-François, Sainte-Famille and Saint-Pierre to various destination in Beauport, Charlesbourg and downtown Québec City (4 departures per direction daily);
  • Taxibus service is provided between stop and residential areas in some communities;
  • One departure links Saint-Jean to Terminus Beauport in Québec city by taxibus;
  • Service available without reservation at some stops;
  • Evening and weekend departures are offered on this route during Festival d'Été de Québec since 2013.

Fleet

Active roster (Autobus des Monts)

Fleet number range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Seating Notes
1108 2011 Ford

Goshen

F-550

G-Force

20
1509 2015 Freightliner

StarTrans

S2C

P/S2C

Cummins ISB Allison B2100 36
1643-1644 2016 Ford

Girardin

E-450

G5

20
1682 2016 Ford

Girardin

E-450

G5

22

Active roster (Tours du Vieux-Québec)

Fleet number range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Seating Notes
unnumbered (2 buses) Transport Urbain de Boischatel.JPG 2019 Ford

Girardin

E-450

G5

21 Propane engine, for Boischatel local service

Retired roster

Fleet number range Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Seating Notes
2015 ABC M1235 Cummins ISB Allison B2100 36 Used temporarily on Express Desjardins in 2015.
0859 2008 Nova Bus LFS Suburban Cummins ISL ZF 6HP554C 47
06-420 2006 Thomas FS-65 Briefly loaned to Corporation de transport régional de Portneuf in Aug. 2010.
06-421 2006
10-422 2010
1152 2011 Ford

Goshen

E-450

GC II

Ford Triton V10 gasoline Ford TorqShift 18

External links

References

  1. Marc-André Avoine. Croissance de 30 % des déplacements chez PLUMobile, http://www.plumobile.ca/fichiers/COMMUNIQUÉ_Bilan_2013_PLUMobile.pdf
  2. Bernard Paré. [Train de banlieue régional : un premier test sur la Côte-de-Beaupré http://www.plumobile.ca/fichiers/COMMUNIQUE_train_banlieue.pdf]. Page retrieved September 5th, 2016.