Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8001-8075

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Interior view of upper deck

OC Transpo 8001-8075 are Alexander Dennis Enviro500 buses built and delivered in 2012. Fleet numbers 8001-8012, 8013-8020 were previously used for 1980 GMDD T6H-5307N buses.

This purchase was a result of the successful pilot project with buses 1201-1203 that showed the double deckers offered capital and operating cost savings when used on certain routes. They could seat more than articulated buses and carry more people overall with less trips and less buses. The purchase of these 75 additional double deckers was approved by council in April 2011.

They are the first urban transit double deckers in Ontario to comply with the Highway Traffic Act and do not require some excess height permits. They are also the first OC Transpo vehicles to have LED headlights, and the first OC Transpo vehicles since the Orion III not to be manufactured entirely in North America.

The buses are mainly used on express routes (except routes 40, 41, 67, 93) to service the suburban communities of Ottawa during peak periods.

Teething issues

Upstairs window fogging

When these buses first entered service, the windows on the upper deck would fog excessively once the bus neared capacity on cold winter days (usually below -10°C). While not a safety issue as the driver's view was not obstructed, it was a passenger comfort issue. This is the first time this model has encountered the unique circumstances which lead to the problem.

As of March 2013 the issue is being resolved by Thermo King with one of the units sent to their Research and Development facility in Prague, Czech Republic via Alexander Dennis' facility in Falkirk, Scotland.

Safety concerns

On December 21, 2012, 8022 left the road along Woodroffe between Hunt Club and Fallowfield, ended up on its side. The bus was out of service and no one was injured. It was very windy and the roads were very icy the day of the incident.

A similar incident occurred on April 12, 2013 where 8010 left the road along the same section of Woodroffe. Instead of ending up on it's side, it collided with a hydro pole. Power was disrupted to the majority of Barrhaven. The bus was out of service and no one was injured. The weather conditions were similar to those at the time of the 2012 incident.

The union has raised their concerns over the buses and the road design. The land around the road where theses incidents occurred is very flat and there is nothing to break the high winds that are usually encountered in that area.

 Engine   Transmission   Seating   Destination sign 
Cummins ISL9 EPA 2010
330 hp
Allison B500R6
6 speed
86 American Seating Vision Luminator Titan

Details

 #   Thumbnail   Date   VIN   License
Plate 
 Paint   Status   Notes 
8001 SFET7F735BGN12423 640 5BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
  • 2011 model.
  • Numbered 1204 when first built.
8002 SFET7F737CGN12456 640 2BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8003 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8003-a.jpg SFET7F730CGN12475 640 3BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active Entered service Sept 10, 2012
8004 7/2012 SFET7F734CGN12477 640 4BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active Entered service Sept 10, 2012
8005 SFET7F738CGN12479 640 6BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
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8007 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8007-a.jpg SFET7F736CGN12481 640 8BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8008 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8008-a.jpg SFET7F730CGN12492 640 9BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8009 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8009-a.jpg SFET7F735CGN12486 642 2BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8010 SFET7F732CGN12493 641 0BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Retired
Fire

Caught fire on January 17th, 2017 and was retired.

Drove off the road on Woodroffe and hit a Hydro Pole on April 12th, 2013.
8011 SFET7F734CGN12494 641 1BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8012 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8012-a.jpg SFET7F738CGN12496 641 2BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8013 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8013-a.jpg SFET7F736CGN12495 641 3BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8014 SFET7F738CGN12501 641 4BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8015 SFET7F73XCGN12502 641 5BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8016 SFET7F731CGN12503 641 6BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8017 SFET7F733CGN12504 641 7BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Retired
Collision

Was involved in a fatal collision in Barrhaven between it and a VIA Rail Passenger Train on September 18th, 2013.

8018 SFET7F735CGN12505 642 1BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8019 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8019-a.jpg SFET7F737CGN12506 641 9BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8020 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8020-a.jpg SFET7F731CGN12517 641 8BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8021 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8021-a.jpg SFET7F735CGN12519 642 0BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8022 SFET7F738CGN12529 642 4BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active Ended up on its side on December 21, 2012 while driving down Woodroffe
8023 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8023-a.jpg SFET7F73XCGN12533 642 5BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8024 SFET7F731CGN12534 642 6BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8025 SFET7F732CGN12543 642 9BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8026 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8026-a.jpg SFET7F738CGN12532 642 3BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8027 SFET7F730CGN12542 642 7BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8028 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8028-a.jpg SFET7F736CGN12531 642 8BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8029 SFET7F733CGN12552 643 0BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8030 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8030-a.jpg SFET7F730CGN12556 643 2BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8031 SFET7F734CGN12558 643 3BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8032 SFET7F736CGN12559 643 4BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8033 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8033-a.jpg SFET7F732CGN12560 643 8BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8034 SFET7F734CGN12561 643 5BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8035 SFET7F733CGN12566 643 7BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8036 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8036-a.jpg SFET7F737CGN12568 643 6BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8037 SFET7F739CGN12572 644 1BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active Shown at Trans Expo 2012 in Québec City.
8038 SFET7F732CGN12574 644 0BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8039 SFET7F731CGN12579 644 2BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8040 SFET7F734CGN12575 644 3BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8041 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8041-a.jpg SFET7F739CGN12586 644 7BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8042 SFET7F730CGN12587 644 4BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8043 SFET7F732CGN12588 644 5BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8044 SFET7F73XCGN12595 644 8BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8045 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8045-a.jpg SFET7F738CGN12594 393 4BJ

(prev. 644 6BF)

OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8046 SFET7F731CGN12596 645 0BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8047 SFET7F733CGN12597 644 9BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8048 SFET7F735CGN12598 646 0BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8049 SFET7F733CGN12602 646 1BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8050 SFET7F732CGN12607 646 2BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8051 SFET7F738CGN12613 646 3BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8052 SFET7F736CGN12612 646 4BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8053 SFET7F73XCGN12614 646 5BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8054 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8054-a.jpg SFET7F734CGN12625 646 6BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8055 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8055-a.jpg SFET7F732CGN12624 646 7BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8056 SFET7F739CGN12619 646 8BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8057 SFET7F738CGN12630 646 9BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8058 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8058-a.jpg SFET7F73XCGN12631 647 0BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8059 SFET7F731CGN12632 647 1BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8060 SFET7F736CGN12643 647 2BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8061 SFET7F738CGN12644 649 8BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active Sent to Prague for testing before delivery
8062 SFET7F739CGN12636 647 3BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Out of Service
Fire

Caught fire on the lower level of Queensway station on January 29th, 2019.

8063 SFET7F73XCGN12645 647 4BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8064 SFET7F737CGN12652 647 5BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8065 SFET7F734CGN12642 233 0BH OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8066 SFET7F730CGN12654 233 1BH OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8067 SFET7F739CGN12653 647 6BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8068 SFET7F738CGN12658 647 7BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8069 SFET7F73XCGN12659 647 8BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8070 SFET7F737CGN12666 647 9BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8071 SFET7F730CGN12668 649 1BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8072 SFET7F732CGN12669 649 2BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8073 SFET7F732CGN12672 649 0BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8074 SFET7F733CGN12678 648 9BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active
8075 Ottawa-Carleton Regional Transit Commission 8075-a.jpg SFET7F739CGN12684 649 4BF OC Transpo maple leaf paint.png Active


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NovaBus LFS 4601-4682
Orion VII NG HEV 5001-5002 - 5003-5097 - 5098-5122, 5124-5177
D60LF 6351-6398 - 6399-6403
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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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