Coast Mountain Bus Company 21001–21025
Coast Mountain Bus Company 21001–21025 are a set of 25 New Flyer Industries XDE60 units built in 2021. They are the first articulated buses ordered in TransLink's new standard livery with a blue roofline. They are also the first non-RapidBus articulated buses in the fleet fitted with the BAE HybriDrive system.
The order of 19 units in 2020 and 30 in 2021 was first mentioned in May 2019 for service expansion along existing routes. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the order for 19 units in 2020 was deferred to 2021 and was revised for an order of a total of 55 units due to arrive in August 2021. This was later revised to 25 units. Production and delivery of this order were then further delayed due to a global shipping and logistics shortage, among other challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Compared to the other XDE60 buses in the fleet, this batch has more seat padding and an additional curbside destination sign, similar to what is found on RapidBus units. However, unlike most XDE60 buses procured before this batch, these buses have an enlarged stop request button similar to the style used on the 2012 units. These are also the first articulated buses in the fleet to be delivered with TSI's Internet Protocol Slim Line Wedge CCTV cameras pre-installed. This batch is the first to use the new CCTV installation layout for articulated buses where the interior rear-facing camera in the rear section is moved closer to the rear of the bus, as opposed to being installed closer to the articulation joint. These are also the first conventional buses in the fleet to be delivered with a three-point driver's seatbelt, as opposed to the two-point lap seatbelts used in all previous conventional bus orders.
Most of these units will be used to increase capacity on the 84 UBC/VCC–Clark Station. They were initially scheduled to be introduced gradually starting January 3, 2022. However, entry into service was deferred initially to mid-February 2022 due to construction delays related to lengthening select bus stops along the 84's route. Specifically stops along W. 4th Avenue east of Burrard Street, along W. 6th Avenue, W. 2nd Avenue and Great Northern Way. Work to lengthen these stops was delayed due to inclement weather from December through to February. Entry into service was deferred again to March 2022 due to shipping delays as some mechanical components required replacement before the buses could enter service and the components were being shipped from the United States. With the exception of one unit which started service on a SkyTrain Bus Bridge shuttle, all units in this order will have entered service on route 84 UBC/VCC–Clark Station.
In September 2022, select units were fitted with loose lug nut indicators as part of a trial.
|Cummins L9||BAE Systems HybriDrive HDS300||46 – USSC Aries||Luminator Horizon|
|Fleet Number||Thumbnail||Paint||Build Date||Entered Service||VIN||License Plate||Transit Centre||Notes|
|21001||July 2021||03/07/2022||2FYH8YU12MC082929||RL 7432||Burnaby||
|21002||August 2021||03/07/2022||2FYH8YU19MC082930||SC 0230||Burnaby|
|21004||2021||03/10/2022||2FYH8YU12MC082932||SC 0231||Port Coquitlam|
|21005||August 2021||05/04/2022||2FYH8YU14MC082933||SC 0169||Surrey|
|21006||2021||06/27/2022||2FYH8YU16MC082934||SH 2889||Port Coquitlam|
|21008||September 2021||06/09/2022||2FYH8YU1XMC082936||SC 0174||Vancouver|
|21015||September 2021||03/08/2022||2FYH8YU17MC082943||SC 0238||Vancouver|
|21017||September 2021||03/07/2022||2FYH8YU10MC082945||SC 0239||Vancouver|
|21019||October 2021||03/17/2022||2FYH8YU14MC082947||SC 0209||Vancouver|
|21022||November 2021||05/19/2022||2FYH8YU14MC082950||SC 0171||Port Coquitlam|
|21024||2021||04/21/2022||2FYH8YU18MC082952||SE 7422||Port Coquitlam|
- TransLink Mayors Council Meeting Report, May 17, 2019 Retrieved May 23, 2019.
- METRO VANCOUVER REGIONAL DISTRICT (MVRD) BOARD OF DIRECTORS REGULAR BOARD MEETING Friday, June 25, 2021, metrovancouver.org, retrieved 07-17-2021