Compiled from the archives of the Manitoba Transit Heritage Association.  

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Flin Flon's Public Transit History


Owned by T. H. Doxey, Lake View Bus operated a fleet of five buses in local transit service. The buses ran between the residential areas and the mining and smelting employment centres.


Northern Bus Lines Limited, owned by Howard Doxey and partners, began operating bus service for the Hudson Bay Mining & Smelting Company under contract.


The local transit service operation was assumed by Northern Bus Lines and was commonly referred to as Doxey's Bus Service.


A new contractor signed a five year contract to operate local transit service. However, Gardewine and Sons Limited ended the contract early in June 1957.


Local transit sevice resumed under contract with Northern Bus Lines Limited, which also operated school buses and intercity motor coaches for charter.


Flin Flon Bus Company owners John Ross and Russel Cassan took over the contract for the local transit service operating the service until 1972.


Northern Bus Lines once again became the contract operator for the City of Flin Flon, Manitoba and for the Town of Creighton, Saskatchewan. Northern operated two buses on two routes. Route 1 circled Flin Flon while Route 2 operated between Flin Flon and Creighton.


The route to Creighton, Saskatchewan was cancelled on December 31, 2012.


The City of Flin Flon, with shared funding from the Province of Manitoba, purchased a brand new low-floor accessible "cut-away" style bus - a Ford E-450 with Turtle Top Odysey Bus Body.

Northern Bus Lines ceased operations, including the local transit service contract.


Local transit service has resumed with Stelezki Mechanical Services Limited assuming the contract for Flin Flon using the single Ford bus. The rebuilt Thomas school bus is the spare unit.