ABQ RIDE 6401-6412
ABQ RIDE 6401-6412 are 2004 New Flyer Industries DE60LF buses. They are ABQ RIDE's first articulated buses as well as their first diesel-electric hybrid buses, and first buses to be manufactured by New Flyer Industries. They are primarily used on the three Rapid Ride routes (the Red Line from Central and Unser to Uptown, the Blue Line from Coors and Ellison to the Univeristy of New Mexico, and the Green Line from Downtown to Central and Tramway).
They are powered by Caterpillar C9 engines paired with Allison EP50 hybrid propulsion systems. All 12 buses are based at the Daytona Transit Facility on the Albuquerque Westside alongside the 700-series, 6600-series, and 6900-series buses (and since 2015, the 900-series buses).
- Model - New Flyer Industries DE60LF
- Model year - 2004
- Engine - Caterpillar C9 (EPA 2004 specifications)
- Propulsion - Allison EP50 hybrid system
- HVAC - Thermo King (roof mounted on tractor section, rear mounted on trailer section)
- Destination signs - TwinVision Chroma I (front) and Amber LED (side/rear)
- Annunciator - Digital Recorders DR600
- Passenger seats - American Seating 6468
- Farebox - GFI Genfare Odyssey (upgraded from GFI CENTSaBILL in October 2009)
|6412||2004||5FYH2UW044U027034||On October 17, 2009, it crashed into an SUV that ran a red light at the intersection of Central Avenue and Interstate 25. It was sent to New Flyer to have its front end rebuilt. It returned to service in March 2010.|