Neoplan USA AN440L
|Years of manufacture||1990 to 1994|
The Neoplan USA AN440L was a 40-foot low-floor transit bus sold in the United States. It was introduced in 1990. Two known original prototypes/demonstrators were produced, along with two other known units being sold to Macaronis Tours in Reading, PA. A revised prototype was built for Valley Metro in Phoenix, AZ in 1994, as Valley Metro was anticipating its first order of low floor buses. The AN440L was replaced with the more well known and well produced AN440LF in 1995. However, the AN440LF was occasionally still noted as the AN440L by Neoplan USA in documentation.
The AN440L 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 step wells. The galvanized steel roof and body panels were either welded or adhered to the frame. The front and rear of the bus were molded from fibreglass. The bus had a low floor front section with steps up to a high-floor section after the rear doors. The AN440L's drivetrain was mounted in a transversal configuration (V-Drive) at the rear.
Its appearance was similar to the AN440 and AN408, however being a low floor bus, its roof line was raised higher at the rear. The 1990 design featured a stepped roof line, which incorporated an HVAC unit. The 1994 design removed the stepped roof line and featured an overall streamlined windshield, window and roof line design.
|Length: 40 feet|
|Width: 102 inches|
|Height: ? inches|
|Front overhang: ? inches|
|Rear overhang: ? inches|
|Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||1990|
|Detroit Diesel Series 50||1994|
|ZF 5HP590||1990 to 1994|
|Neoplan USA AN440L Demonstrator|
|United Airlines BU000L at San Francisco International Airport|
- ? (Florida)
- Macaronis Tours - Reading, PA
- United Airlines (San Francisco International Airport) - San Francisco, CA
- Valley Metro - Phoenix, AZ
Demonstrator & Engineering Units
|1990||1N9TA1_A_LL013002||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA?||
|1990||1N9TA11A0LL013003||Detroit Diesel 6V92TA||
|1994||1N9TA16A5RL013001||Detroit Diesel Series 50||ZF 5HP590|
- Scott Richards (Photo source)