Durham Region Transit 8401-8430

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Durham Region Transit 8401-8430 were 2006 model New Flyer D40LF buses built in 2007 and delivered new to DRT in 2007. These buses were ordered in 2006 after a tender was put out for 19 new buses and four demonstrator buses in May 2006. In July, DRT awarded the contract for 19 buses to New Flyer after their bid was the lowest. Nova Bus was the only bidder for the four demonstrator buses. Ultimately, DRT did not pursue Nova's offer. DRT instead negotiated the purchase of 11 additional new buses from New Flyer with funds coming from the money that was allocated for the demonstrator buses.

These buses had seating for 38 passengers or 32 passengers and two wheelchairs. The seats are in grey with charcoal grab handles and grey backing. The inserts are in Holdsworth Fabrics' YSW24954 moquette. The wheelchair ramp is located at the front door. The rear door uses Vapor touch bars for passenger operation. Heating, cooling and ventilation are provided by a rear-mounted Thermo King T11 unit, and passenger windows are of the tip-in transom design. The buses have GFI Cents A Bill fare boxes.

The buses began receiving mounts for Sportworks bike racks on the front bumper near the end of August to early September 2009. They received the bike racks by the end of November. On December 31, 2009 at around 20:00h, a fire broke out in the engine compartment of Raleigh-based 8411.[1] The cause of the fire appears to have started around the battery area. Three of the primary cables come off the batteries are all ty-wrapped together and aligned such that they were rubbing on top of the battery box. Eventually the wires appeared to have become exposed as, over time, vibration caused wearing away of the wire loom and casing on the cables. As an interim solution fitted to all units of this series, the cables were re-routed using dual clamp ties that were procured from a local supplier and each positive cable was wrapped with a fire hose-like material to further isolate and insulate the cables.[2]

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
Cummins ISL 280 hp Voith D864.3E 4 speed 38: American Seating Metropolitan Luminator Horizon

Details

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Fleet
number
Thumbnail Year VIN[4] License plate(s) Paint Garage Status/Disposal Notes
8401 Durham Region Transit 8401-a.jpg 2007 2FYD4FV176C031149 489 6BK
(prev. 252 4BH; 711 1BF; BN9 918; BM9 561)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
October 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in November 2020
8402 Durham Region Transit 8402-a.jpg 2007 2FYD4FV136C031150 137 6BJ
(prev. 710 7BF; BM9 555)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
January 2021
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in February 2021
8403 2007 2FYD4FV156C031151 821 0BJ
(prev. 710 5BF; BM9 556)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
Summer 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in November 2020
8404 Durham Region Transit 8404-a.jpg 2007 2FYD4FV176C031152 489 4BK
(prev. BM9 557)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
8405 2007 2FYD4FV196C031153 821 5BJ
(prev. 554 6BH; BM9 558)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
November 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in December 2020
8406 Durham Region Transit 8406-a.jpg 2007 2FYD4FV106C031154 137 5BJ
(prev. 710 3BF; BM9 559)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
January 2021
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in February 2021
8407 Durham Region Transit 8407-a.jpg 2007 2FYD4FV126C031155 136 9BJ
(prev. 710 1BF; BM9 560)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
October 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in November 2020
8408 Durham Region Transit 8408-a.jpg 2007 2FYD4FV146C031156 702 8BK
(prev. 252 9BH; BM9 562)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
October 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in November 2020
8409 2007 2FYD4FV166C031157 137 0BJ
(prev. 710 9BF; BM9 565)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
8410 2007 2FYD4FV186C031158 136 8BJ
(prev. BM9 563)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
November 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in December 2020
8411 Durham Region Transit 8411-a.jpg 2007 2FYD4FV1X6C031159 252 8BH
(prev. BM9 564)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
November 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in December 2020
  • Suffered minor electrical fire on December 31, 2009.
8412 Durham Region Transit 8412-a.jpg 2007 2FYD4FV166C031160 136 7BJ
(prev. BM9 566)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
October 16th, 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in January 2021
8413 2007 2FYD4FV186C031161 826 4BJ
(prev. BM9 575)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Whitby Retired
December 30, 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in January 2021
8414 2007 2FYD4FV1X6C031162 BM9 569 Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Whitby Retired
March 2019
Listed for auction on govdeals.ca in July 2019
8415 2007 2FYD4FV116C031163 BM9 568 Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Whitby Retired
March 2019
Listed for auction on govdeals.ca in July 2019
8416 2007 2FYD4FV136C031164 701 2BK
(prev. BM9 567)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Whitby Retired
November 16th, 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in January 2021
  • Missing green stripe under left windshield.
8417 2007 2FYD4FV156C031165 BM9 576 Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Whitby Retired
July 2018 - Engine fire
8418 Durham Region Transit 8418-b.jpg 2007 2FYD4FV176C031166 822 5BJ
(prev. BM9 574)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Whitby Retired
March 2019
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in January 2021
8419 2007 2FYD4FV196C031167 BM9 573 Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
Summer 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in December 2020
8420 Durham Region Transit 8420-a.jpg 2007 2FYD4FV106C031168 BM9 571 Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
November 1, 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in January 2021
8421 2007 2FYD4FV126C031169 828 1BJ
(prev. 250 1BH; BM9 572)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
December 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in December 2020
8422 2007 2FYD4FV196C031170 824 9BJ
(prev. BM9 577)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
November 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in April 2021
Missing green stripe under windshield.
8423 Durham Region Transit 8423-a.jpg 2007 2FYD4FV106C031171 BM9 578 Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
March 2019
Listed for auction on govdeals.ca in July 2019
8424 Durham Region Transit 8424-a.jpg 2007 2FYD4FV126C031172 181 9BJ
(prev. 142 4BF; BM9 579)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
November 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in April 2021
8425 Durham Region Transit 8425-a.jpg 2007 2FYD4FV146C031173 314 7BL
(prev. 140 2BJ; 153 7BH; BM9 580)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
April 2021
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in April 2021
8426 Durham Region Transit 8426-a.jpg 2007 2FYD4FV166C031174 BM9 581 Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
December 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in December 2020
8427 2007 2FYD4FV186C031175 702 0BK
(prev. 140 4BJ; 250 4BH; BM9 584)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
October 1st, 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in January 2021
  • Originally retired in March 2019; reactivated in October 2019.
8428 2007 2FYD4FV1X6C031176 828 2BJ
(prev. 250 3BH; BM9 582)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
March 2019
8429 2007 2FYD4FV116C031177 828 0BJ
(prev. BM8 583)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney Retired
November 2020
Listed for auction on govdeals.com in April 2021
8430 Durham Region Transit 8430-a.jpg 2007 2FYD4FV136C031178 285 4BJ
(prev. BN9 916; BM9 586)
Durham Region Transit Livery 4.png Westney
Retired
2021

References

  1. Wiring to blame for fire on Oshawa bus New Year's Eve, newsdurhamregion.com, retrieved on 2010-01-08
  2. Fire on Flyer bus, octa.on.ca, retrieved on 2010-01-08
  3. Motor Bus Society Fall 2008 Roster List, retrieved on 2013-07-15
  4. Regional Municipality of Durham Addendum #3-January 18, 2011, www.durham.ca, retrieved on 2011-12-04