Chicago Transit Authority 700-701

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Chicago Transit Authority 700-701 is wheelchair accessible.

Chicago Transit Authority 700-701 are 2013 New Flyer XE40 buses built in 2014.

They are the first Xcelsior vehicles purchased by the CTA. These buses were purchased for a total of $2.5 million from the Federal Transit Administration’s Transportation Investments for Greenhouse Gas and Energy Reduction (TIGGER) II and Clean Fuels grant programs, and a Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality grant from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.[1] Both buses were delivered to CTA on June 2014 and entered service on October 29th of the same year.

Motors Batteries Seating Destination Sign
Siemens Lithium ion 37: Kiel Ideo Hanover Monochrome


Fleet Number Thumbnail Build Date VIN License Plate Livery Garage[2] Notes
700 2014 5FYB8FJ03DB043244 M 198805 Green Kedzie
701 2014 5FYB8FJ05DB043245 M 200021 Blue 77th


  1. Electric Bus, Chicago Transit Authority. Retrieved on June 20, 2015.
  2. CTA Bus Route Trackers

Chicago Transit Authority active fleet
D40LF 1000-1244, 1245-1429, 1430-1629, 1630-1829, 1830-2029
D60LFR 4333-4399
DE40LF 800-809
DE60LF 4000-4149, 4150-4207
DE60LFR 4300-4332
LFS 6400-6549, 6550-6708, 6709-6883, 7900-8199, 8200-8324, 8225-8349
XE40 700-701
Elevated Rail 2601-3200, 3201-3457, 5001-5714