ABQ RIDE 401-435

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ABQ RIDE 401-435 is wheelchair accessible.

ABQ RIDE 401-435 were 2002 Thomas Dennis SLF232G CNG buses. Built in 2001, these 32-foot long buses were generally used on lower ridership routes, or on routes that require making tight turns. They were powered by Cummins Westport B Gas Plus CNG engines. The ABQ RIDE 400-series were the first buses to include TwinVision Amber LED destination signs as well as the Digital Recorders Talking Bus annunciators.

Most of these buses were removed from service prematurely in 2009 due to poor reliability and structural integrity issues, with most being replaced by the 900-series New Flyer Industries DE40LFR diesel-electric hybrid buses. Some were kept until 2011 for lower ridership routes such as the 1-Juan Tabo, with occasional service on the 2-Eubank, 31-Wyoming, and 51-Atrisco/Rio Bravo, and the free D-Ride circulator route in Downtown Albuquerque continued to use these buses until 2014 when the route was switched to 300-series Neoplan USA AN440 CNG buses. The buses that remained in service after 2009 were retrofitted with GFI Genfare Odyssey validating fareboxes with card readers and dispensers in October 2009.

The 400-series buses were based at the Yale Transit Facility in southeastern Albuquerque alongside the 300-series and 900-series buses, while the buses withdrawn from service were stored at the Daytona Transit Facility on the Albuquerque Westside awaiting their disposition. While Santa Fe Trails in Santa Fe, New Mexico had interest in purchasing some of these buses from ABQ RIDE, the proposal was eventually rejected due to engine starting problems with the test bus provided by ABQ RIDE.

As of January 2013, all of the 400-series buses (except 402-404) have been auctioned off. As of July 2014, the last three units (402-404) have been retired and replaced by part of the 600-series New Flyer Industries XN40 fleet.

Specifications

Details

Fleet
Number
Thumbnail VIN License plate(s) Status/Disposal Notes
401 5DF232GA92JA15187 Retired

Listed for auction in November 2012.

Pilot bus, only bus in series with two rooftop emergency exits.
402 5DF232GA02JA15188 G 51640 Retired
403 5DF232GA22JA15189 G 51641 Retired
404 ABQ RIDE 404-a.jpg 5DF232GA92JA15190 Retired
405 5DF232GA02JA15191 G 51603 Retired

Listed for auction in November 2012.

406 5DF232GA22JA15192 Retired

Listed for auction in April 2012.

407 5DF232GA42JA15193 Retired

Listed for auction in November 2012.

408 5DF232GA62JA15194 Retired

Listed for auction in November 2012.

409 5DF232GA82JA15195 Retired

Listed for auction in November 2012.

410 5DF232GAX2JA15196 Retired

Listed for auction in August 2012.

411 5DF232GA12JA15197 Retired

Listed for auction in November 2012.

412 5DF232GA32JA15198 Retired

Listed for auction in November 2012.

413 5DF232GA52JA15199 Retired

Listed for auction in April 2012.

414 5DF232GA82JA15200 Retired

Listed for auction in April 2012.

415 5DF232GAX2JA15201 Retired

Listed for auction in November 2012.

416 5DF232GA12JA15202 Retired

Listed for auction in November 2012.

417 5DF232GA82JA15203 Retired

Listed for auction in April 2012.

418 5DF232GA52JA15204 Retired

Listed for auction in August 2012.

419 5DF232GA72JA15205 Retired

Listed for auction in November 2012.

420 5DF232GA92JA15206 Retired

Listed for auction in November 2012.

421 5DF232GA02JA15207 Retired

Listed for auction in August 2012.

422 5DF232GA22JA15208 Retired

Listed for auction in November 2012.

423 5DF232GA42JA15209 Retired

Listed for auction in November 2012.

424 5DF232GA02JA15210 Retired

Listed for auction in November 2012.

425 5DF232GA22JA15211 Retired

Listed for auction in November 2012.

426 5DF232GA42JA15212 Retired

Listed for auction in December 2012.

427 5DF232GA62JA15213 Retired

Listed for auction in December 2012.

428 5DF232GA82JA15214 Retired

Listed for auction in January 2013.

429 5DF232GAX2JA15215 Retired

Listed for auction in December 2012.

430 5DF232GA12JA15216 Retired

Listed for auction in December 2012.

431 5DF232GA32JA15217 Retired

Listed for auction in August 2012.

432 5DF232GA52JA15218 Retired

Listed for auction in December 2012.

433 5DF232GA72JA15219 Retired

Listed for auction in January 2013.

Involved in major accident and badly damaged.
434 5DF232GA32JA15220 Retired

Listed for auction in January 2013.

435 5DF232GA52JA15221 Retired

Listed for auction in January 2013.