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Winnipeg Transit

Transit Facts

Interesting Transit Facts

  • Winnipeg Transit has a fleet of 623 buses low floor easy access buses, making public transportation more accessible for all Winnipeg citizens.
  • Winnipeg Transit travels more than 29 million kilometres per year.
  • The average bus travels about 50,000 kms each year.
  • A bus fuel tank holds about 420 litres of fuel.
  • A bus can operate for approximately 35 hours on one tank of fuel.
  • Winnipeg Transit consumes approximately 18 millions litres of ultra low-sulphur diesel/2% buidiesel fuel each year.
  • Winnipeg Transit spends about $18 million dollars on fuel each year.
  • Winnipeg Transit employs 1,560 people, including approximately 1,100 bus operators.
  • About 245 people maintain, repair, and rebuild buses in the shops at Winnipeg Transit.
  • Tires are replaced after 235,000 kilometres.
  • Engines are completely overhauled after 400,000 to 800,000 kilometres.
  • The average lifespan of a Winnipeg Transit bus is about 18 years.
  • A new bus costs approximately $500,000.
  • Winnipeg Transit currently purchases 32 new buses each year.
  • There are approximately 5,170 bus stops in Winnipeg.
  • There are about 870 bus shelters, 122 or which are heated
  • There are approximately 2,005 transit benches in Winnipeg

Photos of our fleet:

30 foot low floor bus 40 foot low floor bus with accessible ramp deployed 40 foot low floor bus in Exchange District 40 foot low floor bus with bike rack installed
40 foot low floor bus with Rapid Transit wrap and bike rack attachment 60 foot articulated low floor bus 40 foot Xcelsior Electric Bus 40 foot Xcelsior Electric Bus at Airport charging station

About the Winnipeg’s Transit Base – 421 Osborne St.

Winnipeg’s current transit base facility has served Winnipeg Transit for more than three decades. Interesting details about this facility include:

  • Sits on more than 25 acres of land
  • Contains more than 20,000 cubic yards of poured concrete.
  • Officially opened on November 20, 1969,
  • In 1979, storage for an additional 165 buses was added, extending the garage to its current location next to Osborne St.
    • Can Service a fleet of up to 650 buses
    • Can service, vacuum, and wash 40 buses per hour
    • Has storage room for 429 buses (after the 1979 expansion)
  • The Assiniboine Avenue facility had been the home base of Winnipeg’s transit system for 75 years.