Soya Bus

The Soya Bus Co., Ltd. (宗谷バス株式会社, Souya Basu Kabushiki-gaisha) is a bus company which was established on 1 July 1952.[1] to inherit part business of the Dohoku Bus.

Soya Bus Co., Ltd.
Sōya bus A200F 0694.JPG
A Soya Bus Aerobus (SS Mercury 109)
Founded1952
Headquarters5-2-23 Suehiro, Wakkanai, Hokkaido, Japan (北海道稚内市末広5丁目2番23号)
Service areaHokkaido
Service typeBus
Fleet136 buses (as of July 2020)
Chief executiveNaomi Nakaba
Websitehttp://www.soyabus.co.jp/en/teikan

OutlineEdit

The SOYA bus is famous as bus company which run around northern tip. The bus belonged to Tokyu Group until 2009.

ChronicleEdit

  • on 1 July 1952: Commenced operations
  • on August 1954: Established Omu Office
  • on 1956: Headoffice was transferred from Esashi, Hokkaido (Sōya) to Wakkanai, Hokkaido
  • on 28 December 1959: The bus company was affiliated to Tokyu Corporation
  • on 1971: Discontinued Omu Office
  • on 1 July 1985: As Kohinhoku Line discontinued, the company began to run bustitution
  • on 1 May 1989: As Tempoku Line discontinued, the company began to run bustitution
  • on 1 October 2010: As Tokyu Corporation and Jōtetsu alienated share which they had to Jay Will Partners, the company defected from Tokyu Corporation[2]

HistoryEdit

Local bus servicesEdit

OfficesEdit

WicketsEdit

Route mapEdit

Express busesEdit

NO Terminus Via Terminus Office Note
WAKKANAI Wakkanai Ferry Terminal Wakkanai Station Sapporo Station Wakkanai Office The first row seats exclusively for woman on the bus which runs in the night. Operate with Hokuto Bus
ESASHI ASAHIKAWA Esashi Station Shotombetsu, Otoineppu Station, Nayoro Station, Shibetsu Station Asahikawa Station Esashi Office Operate with Dohoku Bus
ESASHI SAPPORO Esashi Station Shotombetsu, Otoineppu Station, Nayoro Station Sapporo Station Esashi Office Operate with Dohoku Bus
TEMPOKU Onishibetsu Hamatombetsu, Nakatombetsu, Shotombetsu, Otoineppu Station, Nayoro Station, Shibetsu Station Asahi Station[disambiguation needed] Esashi Office

OthersEdit

The bus company has begun to go away to work for Horikawa Bus which operates around Fukuoka Prefecture and Naha BusRyukyu Bus that operates around Okinawa Prefecture.[3]

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