Interesting Transit Facts
- Winnipeg Transit has a fleet of 585 buses. Nearly all of these buses are low floor easy access buses, making public transportation more accessible for all Winnipeg citizens. Our fleet includes:
- 20 low floor buses, 60 ft. long
- 500 low floor buses, 40 ft. long
- 34 low floor buses, 30 ft. long
- 31 high floor buses, 40 ft. long
- 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:
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, the transit base:
- The Assiniboine Ave. facility had been the home base of Winnipeg’s transit system for 75 years.
- 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)