Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1201-1203

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OC Transpo 1201-1203 were Alexander Dennis Enviro500 buses built and delivered in 2008. They were the first new double-decker buses to be used in local transit service in Ontario in over 30 years (preceded only by a 1985 Leyland Olympian operated by Brampton Transit). They were delivered as part of a one-year pilot project, beginning on March 30, 2009, so city council could determine the next steps in purchasing new buses. Throughout the study period, it was determined that double-decker buses offered capital and operating cost savings when used on certain routes, as they held more passengers than articulated buses, thus carrying more people with less trips and less buses and OC Transpo would be able to reduce costs.

These models seated 53 on the upper level and 30 on the lower level for a total of 83 seats. They had a height of 4.4 metres, which exceeded the MTO's height clearance standards and restricting their usage. Due to the success of the double-decker trial, an order for an additional 75 Enviro500s was approved by council in April 2011 after the height of these new vehicles were reduced to 4.1 metres.

As the new low-height buses are regulated as a regular bus, unlike the trial buses, OC Transpo decided not to keep the trial buses, which were subsequently sold to BC Transit for use in Victoria. The trial buses were last used by OC Transpo on June 22, 2012, with 1202 the only one in service that day. After extensive refurbishment and repainting, all three buses arrived in Victoria, BC on July 18, 2013, and renumbered to 9529-9531.

 Buses   Engine   Transmission   Seating   Destination sign 
1201-1203 Cummins ISM
330 hp
Allison B500R6
6 speed
83 American Seating Innovator 850 Luminator Horizon

Details

 #   Thumbnail   Date   VIN   License
Plate(s) 
 Paint   Status   Notes 
1201 OC Transpo 1201-a.JPG 2008 SFET6C5228GN12044 BN4 256 OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Retired

Sold to BC Transit and renumbered 9529.

1202 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 1202-a.jpg 09/2008 SFET6C5228GN12045 BN4 257 OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Retired

Sold to BC Transit and renumbered 9530.

1203 OC Transpo 1203-a.jpg 2008 SFET6C5228GN12046 BN4 258 OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Retired

Sold to BC Transit and renumbered 9531.


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Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission (OC Transpo)
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OC Transpo's Fleet
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Buses Active Buses - Retired Buses - Historical/Preserved Buses - Demo Buses - ParaTranspo - TeleTranspo (Dial-a-Ride)
Rail O-Train - Historical/Preserved Rail
Other Service & Support Vehicles
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OC Transpo Active Fleet
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Enviro500 8001-8009, 8011-8016, 8018-8075 - 8101-8143 - 8144-8160
D40i 4202 - 4203-4248, 4250-4273 - 4274-4279, 4281-4309 - 4310-4314, 4316-4377, 4379-4384, 4386-4439 - 4440-4526
NovaBus LFS 4601-4682
Orion VII NG HEV 5001-5002 - 5003-5097 - 5098-5122, 5124-5177
D60LF 6351-6398 - 6399-6403
D60LFR 6404-6709
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OC Transpo Retired Fleet
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Enviro500 1201-1203, 8010, 8017, 8063, 8155
D700A 701-703 (renumbered 8701-8703)
D800 8704-8708
D800B 8709-8718
TDH-4512 400-420
TDH-5105 5101-5110 - 5901-5997
TDH-5301 6001-6012 - 6101-6112 - 6221-6230
TDH-5303 6331-6340 - 6441-6452 - 6561-6573 - 6674-6697 - 671-679 (renumbered 6701-6709) - 6710-6726
T6H-5305 6831-6850 - 6961-6990 - 7001-7020 - 7121-7140
T8H-5307A 1756-1758, 1760-1761, 1763-1768, 1770
T6H-5307N 7241-7290 - 7301-7320, 7331-7357 - 7401-7460 - 7501-7545, 7551-7570 - 5701-5769 - 7601-7620 - 7621-7653 - 7701-7721, 7731-7765 - 7801-7858 - 1803, 1846-1847, 1851-1852, 1854-1855, 1859-1861, 1863, 1888, 1892, 1898 - 1901, 1903, 1906, 1908, 1919, 1939, 1941-1944, 1946-1949, 1952-1960, 1962-1963, 1970, 1972-1975 - 7901-7930 - 8001-8012 - 8013-8020 - 8101-8122 - 8231-8240
TA60-102N 8201-8221
TC40-102N 8401-8425 - 8541-8555 - 8765-8799 - 8901-8960
TC40-102A 9101-9125 - 9301-9330
GMC Minibus 9750
E-Z Rider 9751
E-350 9899
E-450 2601
D40 9001-9055 - 9201-9227
D40i 4201, 4249, 4280, 4315, 4378, 4385
D60LF 6001-6037 - 6038-6067 - 6068-6100, 6102-6126 - 6127-6143 - 6144-6178 - 6301-6323 - 6324-6350
LFS 9721-9740
Orion I 8801-8806 - 8807-8815 - 8816 - 8817-8824 - 8825-8832 - 8241-8266 - 8371-8392
Orion II 8591 - 9261-9264 - 9651-9652
Orion III 8501-8533 - 8601-8655 - 8719-8764 - 8841-8870 - 8875-8899
Orion V 9126-9150 - 9231-9258 - 9701-9720 - 9801-9885
Orion VI 4001-4140
Orion VII NG HEV 5123, 5129
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Services in Gatineau
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Société de transport de l'Outaouais (STO)