New Flyer Industries D45S
|New Flyer D45S|
|Years of manufacture||1998 to 1999|
The New Flyer Industries D45S, named the Viking, was New Flyer's commuter coach offering. They worked with their parent company Den Oudsten Bussen to develop the Viking, and the first two coaches were built by Den Oudsten. Due to competition from other manufacturers, as well as a general lack of customers for the unique vehicle, the Viking was only produced for two years (1998 to 1999) and subsequently discontinued.
The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County of Houston and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in New York were the only customers to purchase the Viking new. Houston's 101 Viking coaches were used on its express routes, and New York's three coaches were confined to the X51 route. Both agencies have retired their fleets from service. Some have found their way into the second hand market.
|Length: 45' 8"|
|Curb weight: 39.580 lbs|
|Detroit Diesel Series 60|
|Air with ABS and optional traction control|
|PLC with Allen Bradley Software|
- Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) - Houston & Harris County , TX
- Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York City Transit Authority) - New York, NY
|4700||5/1998||5FYD2WT01WU018597||Detroit Diesel Series 60||Allison B500R||
|New Flyer Industries|