Neoplan USA AN440

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Neoplan USA AN440
Neoplan USA AN440
Years of manufacture 1982 to 2006
Length 40 feet
Width 96 or 102 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel or CNG
Neoplan USA AN440

The Neoplan USA AN440 was a 40-foot (12m), high-floor transit bus sold in the United States. The first buses were built for the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). Between 1982 and 1989, they would amass the largest fleet of AN440 buses.

Design

Three-axle AN440/3 in Los Angeles.

The AN440 used an electrically welded, integral steel structure. Carbon steel was used for the majority with stainless steel used for areas such as the wheel housings, engine bay, and stepwells. The galvanized steel roof and body panels were either welded or adhered to the frame. The front and rear of the bus were moulded from fibreglass.

A three-axle version of the AN440 was available, it was denoted as the AN440/3. These buses, built for the Southern California Rapid Transit District (SCRTD), had one door and mainly forward facing seats that were raised towards the rear.

The AN440 is available with two doors. Initially offering plug-type doors, slide glide and flip out doors would later become options. A wheelchair lift could be specified at the front door.

Over the course of production, the appearance of the AN440's front end changed little over time. In the mid-1990s, the rear of the AN440 was revised. The original rear design had more pronounced louvres and an engine door that wrapped around the rear quarters of the bus with the tail lights arranged horizontally over the bumper.


Specifications

Operators

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Demonstrator and engineering units

Fleet number Thumbnail Year VIN Engine Transmission Notes
1982 1N9TAS2A2CL013001 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA ZF 4HP600
1982 1N9TAS2A0CL013002 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA ZF 4HP600 To Tri-County Transit 843 in 1986.
1983 1N9TAS2A0DL013637 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740 To Community Transit 431.
1983 1N9TAS2A2DL013638 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-740 To Community Transit 430.
8601 1984 1N9TAS2AXEL013341 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747
1984 1N9TAS2A9EL013556 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-747 To Tri-County Transit 841 in 1985.
1985 1N9TA11A7FL013300 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA To Dallas Area Rapid Transit 137.
1985 FL013452 Exported to Mexico.
1985 FL013454
1N9TM13A4GL013046
  • Chassis only.
  • Exported to Germany.
1986 1N9TA12A5GL013552 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA To Denver RTD 5166.
1986 1N9TA12AXGL013630 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA To Denver RTD 5167.

Preserved units

Year Thumbnail VIN Original Owner Fleet Number Current Owner
1982 CL013315 Port Authority of Allegheny County 3500 Antique Motor Coach Association of Pennsylvania

References

neoplanusa.com (archive.org)