BC Transit 5203-5212

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BC Transit 902-904, 906-907, 909, 911, 5206, 5209, and 5211 were GMC TDH-5303 "New Look" buses built in 1964 for South Suburban Safeway Lines of Chicago, Illinois, and were purchased second hand by the BC Ministry of Municipal Affairs Bureau of Transit Services in 1974. After being refurbished, they entered service in 1976 in Nanaimo and Victoria.

Buses owned by the Bureau of Transit Services transferred to the Urban Transit Authority upon its creation in 1979, renamed BC Transit in 1982.

BC Hydro Transit fleet ownership transferred to Urban Transit Authority (UTA) and operations assumed by Metro Transit Operating Company (MTOC) in April 1980. UTA renamed BC Transit in 1982; MTOC operations in Vancouver and Victoria moved into BC Transit in April 1985.

Engine Transmission Seating Rear Door Destination Sign
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VH9 51 Bifold
Treadle
Rollsign

Details

Fleet
Number
Renumbers Provincial
Number
Thumbnail Date Serial License Plate Paint Notes
902 5203 1964 2055 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
903 5204 1964 2056 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
904 6904
3691
9691
904
5205 904.jpg 1964 2057 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
5206 5206 1964 2058 Urban Transit Authority Paint Icon.gif
906 6906
3692
9692
906
5207 GMC tdh5303 BCT 906.jpg 1964 2059 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
907 6907
5601
907
5208 1963 2060 Urban Transit Authority Paint Icon.gif
5209 5209 1964 2061 Urban Transit Authority Paint Icon.gif
  • Ex-South Suburban Safeway Lines 590.
  • Assigned to Nanaimo as 5209 in 1976.
  • Retired by 1978.
  • Offered for sale by tender by Bureau of Transit Services "non operative and partially dismantled" in September 1978 [1]
909 6909
3693
9693
909
5210 1964 2062 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
5211 3001 5211 1964 2063 Urban Transit Authority Paint Icon.gif
911 6911
3694
9694
911
5212 1964 2064 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  1. ad in Nanaimo Daily News, September 16, 1978, Page 13, retrieved via newspapers.com, Jan. 26. 2021