Brampton Transit 9965-9972

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Brampton Transit 9965-9972 are Orion 05.501 "Orion V" buses built in 1999. They were purchased after the 1996 and 1998 low-floor Orion VI orders, and are Brampton's second purchase of Orion V's after the 1991 order eight years earlier. All units were built at the OBI/Bus Industries of America plant in Oriskany NY.

There are a number of differences between this and the earlier 1991 order. The 1991 units feature double stream treadle rear doors, a black interior, and 6V-92TA/Voith D863 transmissions, whereas the 1999 order has single stream touchbar-opererated rear doors, a more white interior, one less seat behind the driver for extra legroom, and exterior door clearance lights. A major difference is the Series 50/Allison B400R powertrain, which as a result eliminates the middle rear back seat. A production change over the earlier order is the shorter window behind the driver on the left side. Seating in the 1999 order had the single forward facing seats on the right, and the double forward facing seats on the left (with an addition of two more rows).

As of April 2009, all are equipped with bike racks.

Refurbishing

One bus 9969, was refurbished in 2008. It returned in the current livery which debuted on the LFS orders. In February 2011, an RFP was put out for the refurbishment of the remaining seven buses. All buses are now refurbished. 9965-9972 are the only high-floor buses to be repainted into the current livery (the 2001 Orion V's weren't refurbished, and retired at 12 years of age.

Retirement

This series of buses is currently the last group of high floor buses in Brampton's fleet, and due to the majority of routes being accessible, they are most often used on driver changeoffs and school specials. Most of the units have been retired in 2016 and 2017.

Buses Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
9965-9969, 9972 Detroit Diesel Series 50 275 hp Allison B400R 5 speed 39 Otaco Model 6468 Luminator MAX 3000 (all units originally delivered with)
9970 Luminator Horizon (front); Luminator MAX 3000 (side)
9971 Luminator Horizon

Details

Fleet number Thumbnail VIN License plate Garage Status/Disposal Notes
9965 Brampton Transit 9965-a.jpg 1VH5H3B15X6500687 BK3 781 Clark Retired
2016
9966 Brampton Transit 9966-b.jpg 1VH5H3B17X6500688 BK3 753 Clark Retired
2017
9967 Brampton Transit 9967-a.jpg 1VH5H3B19X6500689 BJ9 652 Clark Retired
2017
9968 Brampton Transit 9968-a.jpg 1VH5H3B15X6500690 850 1BH

(prev. BJ9 653)

Clark Retired
2016
9969 Brampton Transit 9969 a.jpg 1VH5H3B17X6500691 BN5 960

(prev. BJ9 654)

Clark Retired
2017
  • First unit refurbished, done 3 years ahead of others in 2008
9970 Brampton Transit 9970-a.jpg 1VH5H3B19X6500692 BK3 754 Clark Retired
2017
Retrofitted with Luminator Horizon front sign, but retains regular side sign.
9971 Brampton Transit 9971-a.jpg 1VH5H3B10X6500693 BK3 780 Clark Retired
2017
Features Luminator Horizon signs (first unit in the fleet equipped, retrofitted from original MAX 3000's early on).
9972 1VH5H3B12X6500694 BK3 767 Clark Retired
2017
  • Loaned to Orion for demonstration purposes in Quebec during May 2001.
  • Hit by a truck on April 5, 2002; repaired by MT&B.


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