Nova Bus LFX
|Years of manufacture||2008 to present|
|Length||40 & 62 feet|
The Nova Bus LFX is a collection of features geared towards bus rapid transit (BRT) applications. They are available on the 60-foot LFS Artic and 40-foot rigid LFS. The LFX was launched at the 2008 APTA Expo. York Region Transit's Viva was the launch customer for the LFX in late 2010.
New aesthetic elements introduced on the demo LFX included flush mounted windows, aerodynamic roof fairings, streamlined mirrors, low profile colour-matched bumpers, recessed fog lights, and colour-matched wheel covers. Inside, tables with their own lights are available at the facing seats near the rear. An element running along the centre of the ceiling has a perforated face and indirect lighting. These two interior elements were introduced with Viva's buses to compliment their existing fleet.
Various aspects of LFX styling package have been added to buses purchased for conventional transit service. For example the New York MTA and Halifax Metro Transit have specified the roof fairings used on the LFX. Flush mounted windows have been made an option for all other Nova models as well. On the other hand, Viva has not specified low profile bumpers or streamlined mirrors on their LFX, blurring furthermore the line between the LFX model and the standard LFS Artic. In the instance of Viva's 2013 buses, they are branded as the LFS Artic even though their appearance is the same as their 2010 buses.
A standard 40-foot LFS may also be appointed with LFX features, but remained branded "LFS". An order of 40 foot buses with LFX features for the WEGO Visitor Transportation System of Niagara Falls were the first to be branded "LFX".
|Height: 124 in. (new rear), 123 in. (old rear)|
|Wheelbase: 244" and 253", front to rear|
|Turning radius: 44'8"|
|Cummins ISL9 8.9L, 280 or 330 hp||EPA 2007, 2010, 2013||2008 onwards|
|Allison B500R||2008 onwards|
|Voith D864.5||2008 onwards|
|ZF 6AP1700B||2010 onwards|
|Front: ZF RL 85|
|Centre: ZF AVN 132|
|Rear/drive: ZF AV 132|
|All wheel disc brakes w/ ABS & traction control|
|Front and rear: Michelin XZU2 305-70R22.5|
|Centre: Continental HDU1 385-55RR22.5|
|Volvo Bus Electronic Architecture|
|MCC: standard (heat only)||2007 onwards|
|Carrier RF-353 with 05G compressor||2007 onwards|
|Thermo King Athenia with X430 compressor||2010 onwards|
|Thermo King LRT||2007 to 2010|
|Fuel tank capacity|
|142 US gal|
|Seating: 62 passengers|
|Standees: 60 passengers|
- Capital Area Rural Transportation System (CARTS) - San Marcos, TX
- Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Capital Metro) - Austin, TX
- Connecticut Transit (CT Transit) - Stamford, Hartford & New Haven, CT (HEV)
- Minnesota Valley Transit Authority (MVTA) - Burnsville, MN
- San Joaquin Regional Transit District (RTD) - Stockton, CA (HEV)
Demonstrator and engineering units
Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses.
|No number||June 2008||2NVYS92U583000289||Cummins ISL||ZF 6HP604C|
|No number||August 2010||2NVYS92U9B3000013||Cummins ISL9||Allison B500R|
|2011||C3000377||Cummins ISL9||ZF 6AP1700B|
- Current Nova Bus LFX Page with specifications (English) - Nova Bus, novabus.com, retreived on 2010-11-08