Prairie Bus Lines

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Area served Central Alberta
Founded 1957
Website https://www.prairiebus.com/
USDOT# MC/MX # Full Legal Name
2892710 MC-971796 Prairie Bus Lines Ltd.

Prairie Bus Lines is based in Red Deer, AB and provides charter and school bus service to central Alberta. It is a division of Pacific Western Transportation.

History

  • 1957 - Prairie Bus Lines was founded by Robert B. Colborne with the purchase of the school bus operations of Sorensen Bus Lines. The company originally operated school bus service in Red Deer, AB.
  • 2019 - Prairie Bus was awarded a contract to provide school bus service for the Wild Rose School Division starting in the 2019-20 school year. They would operate school bus service in Rocky Mountain House, AB and Caroline, AB. As apart of this contract, they would acquire fleet, staff and facilities owned and operated by Wild Rose School Division's transportation department in Rocky Mountain House.

Facilities

Red Deer

  • Address: 5310 54th St., Red Deer, AB T4N 6M1
  • Fax: 403-342-2199
  • Phone: 403-342-6390 or 1-866-342-6390

Rocky Mountain House

  • Address: 4915 43 St., Rocky Mountain House, AB T4T 1P4

Sylvan Lake

  • Address: 8 Sylvaire Close, Sylvan Lake, AB T4S 2H6

Coach Bus Fleet Roster

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Manufacturer Model Engine Transmission Notes
687-688 Prairie Bus Lines 688-a.jpg 1989 MCI 102-C3 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA
956 Prairie Bus Lines 956-b.jpg 1995 MCI 102-D3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
1467 Prairie Bus Lines 1467-a.jpg 2003 Prevost LeMirage XL-II Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
1582 Pacific Western Transportation 1582-a.jpg 2005 Prevost LeMirage XL-II Detroit Diesel Series 60 ZF AS Tronic
  • Wrapped for Red Deer Rebels WHL hockey team.
  • Equipped with satellite TV, internet, laptop plug-ins, 8-disc CD player, headset/volume controls, DVD/VHS and a 15” LCD monitor in the front.
3001-3002 Prairie Bus Lines 3001-a.jpg 2008 MCI D4505 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
  • 50 year anniversary red livery.
3531 Prairie Bus Lines 3531-a.jpg 1999 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
3532-3533 Prairie Bus Lines 3532-a.jpg 2000 MCI 102-DL3 Detroit Diesel Series 60 Allison B500
3606, 3608 Prairie Bus Lines 3608-a.jpg 2016 Prevost X3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500
5505 Prairie Bus Lines 5505-a.jpg 2015 Prevost H3-45 Volvo D13 Allison B500
  • Wrapped for Red Deer Rebels Hockey Team.

School Bus Fleet Roster

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Body Manufacturer Chassis / Model Engine Transmission Capacity / Length Notes
204 2011 IC Bus CE200 Navistar MaxxForce 7 Allison 72 passenger body
221 2013 IC Bus CE200 Navistar MaxxForce 7 Allison 72 passenger body
427-429 1997 Corbeil International 3800 Navistar T444E Allison 72 passenger body
458-463 2000 Corbeil Chevrolet Express 3500 GM 6.5L turbo diesel GM 30 passenger body
  • 462 plate: B-91932 (AB)
472-487 2001 Thomas FS-65 Cummins B5.9 Allison 72 passenger body
  • Tall, tinted side passenger windows.
  • 480 & 483 scrapped in August 2020.
  • 484 retired in 2016.
500-501 ? Thomas FS-65 Cummins B5.9 Allison 72 passenger body
503 2003 Thomas FS-65 Cummins B5.9 Allison 72 passenger body
  • Tall, tinted side passenger windows.
  • Luggage bays
519-528 2005 IC Bus CE200 Navistar VT365 Allison 72 passenger body
534 Wc15.JPG 2007 IC Bus BE200 Navistar VT365 Allison 36 passenger body
536-539 2000-2003 Corbeil International 3800 Navistar T444E Allison 72 passenger body
  • 536 scrapped in August 2020.
551 2004 Corbeil International 3800 Navistar T444E Allison 72 passenger body
553 2008 IC Bus CE200 Navistar VT365 Allison 72 passenger body
  • Interchangable destination sign.
554 2008 IC Bus CE200 Navistar VT365 Allison 72 passenger body
558-559 2008 IC Bus CE200 Navistar VT365 Allison 72 passenger body
  • Luggage bays.
561-568 2008 IC Bus CE200 Navistar VT365 Allison 72 passenger body
573-576 2008 IC Bus CE200 Navistar VT365 Allison 72 passenger body
  • Chrome crossover mirror brackets.
  • 576 plate: H-40860 (AB)
578 2007 IC Bus CE200 Navistar VT365 Allison 72 passenger body
  • Originally delivered as L3 in July 2009.
579-580 2009 Ford
Thomas
E-450
Minotour
Ford Powerstoke 6.0L Ford 30 passenger body
581-585 2011 IC Bus CE200 Navistar MaxxForce 7 Allison 54 passenger body
586 2011 IC Bus CE200 Navistar MaxxForce 7 Allison 72 passenger body
589 2011 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Cummins ISB 6.7L Allison 72 passenger body
592-594 2007 IC Bus CE200 Navistar VT365 Allison 72 passenger body
776, 787, 790 2003 Thomas FS-65 Cummins B5.9 Allison 72 passenger body
2167 2004 Blue Bird International 3800 Navistar T444E Allison 72 passenger body
2228 2006 IC Bus CE200 Navistar VT365 Allison 72 passenger body
2395 2008 IC Bus CE200 Navistar VT365 Allison 72 passenger body
2416 2008 IC Bus CE200 Navistar VT365 Allison 72 passenger body
2584 Prairie Bus Lines 2584-a.jpg 2011 IC Bus CE300 Navistar MaxxForce DT Allison 72 passenger body
2818, 2825 2008 IC Bus CE300 Navistar DT466E Allison 72 passenger body
3364, 3366, 3368 2004 Corbeil International 3800 Navistar T444E Allison 72 passenger body
3422 Wc15.JPG 2000 Thomas FS-65 Cummins B5.9 Allison 72 passenger body
3442, 3453 2008 IC Bus CE200 Navistar DT466E Allison 72 passenger body
3742 2005 IC Bus CE200 Navistar VT365 Allison 72 passenger body
3845, 3852 2012 IC Bus CE200 Navistar MaxxForce 7 Allison 2500PTS 72 passenger body
4003-4007 2011 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Cummins ISB 6.7L Allison 2500 PTS 72 passenger body
4019, 4021 Prairie Bus Lines 4021-a.jpg 2011 IC Bus CE200 Navistar MaxxForce 7 Allison 2500PTS 72 passenger body
4602 2011-2012 GMC
Thomas
Savanna 4500
Minotour
24 passenger body
4620-4621
4626, 4639
2012 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Cummins ISB 6.7L Allison 2500 PTS 72 passenger body
5349 2012 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Cummins ISB 6.7L Allison 2500 PTS 72 passenger body
5099
5501-5503
2013 IC Bus CE200 Navistar MaxxForce 7 Allison 2500PTS 72 passenger body
  • 5099 retired in 2020.
5506-5510 2016 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Cummins ISB 6.7L Allison 2500 PTS 72 passenger body
5512 2016 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Cummins ISB 6.7L Allison 2500 PTS 36 passenger body
5515-5521 2015 Chevrolet
Thomas
Express 4500
Minotour
GM Vortec 6.0L GM 30 passenger body
5522 Wc15.JPG 2018 Ford
Blue Bird
E-450
Micro Bird G5
Ford Triton 6.8L V10
Ford TorqShift 6R140 30 passenger body
5567 2023 Blue Bird Vision Ford Godzilla 7.3L V8
Ford TorqShift 6R140 72 passenger body
  • Gasoline powered.
  • Tall side passenger windows.
6111 Wc15.JPG 2015 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Cummins ISB 6.7L Allison 2500 PTS 48 passenger body
7008-7013 2017 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Cummins ISB 6.7L Allison 2500 PTS 72 passenger body
7062-7064 2017 Thomas Saf-T-Liner C2 Cummins ISB 6.7L Allison 2500 PTS 72 passenger body
7655-7665 2020 Blue Bird Vision Ford Triton 6.8L V10 Ford TorqShift 6R140 72 passenger body
  • Propane powered
  • Tall side passenger windows
8332-8336 2020 Blue Bird Vision Ford Triton 6.8L V10 Ford TorqShift 6R140 72 passenger body
  • Propane powered
  • Tall side passenger windows
8416 2008 Blue Bird Vision CAT C7 Allison 2500PTS 54 passenger body
  • Ex-Wildrose School Division; purchased in 2019.
8426 2009-2011 IC Bus CE200 Navistar MaxxForce 7 Allison 2500PTS 66 passenger body
  • Ex-Wildrose School Division; purchased in 2019.
9025-9026 2024 IC Bus CE PSI 8.8L V8 Allison 2500 PTS 72 passenger body
  • Propane powered

References