Toronto Transit Commission 2700-2765, 2767-2858

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Interior layout of 2700-2765, 2767-2858.

Toronto Transit Commission 2700-2765, 2767-2858 were GMDD T6H-5307N "New Look" buses built between 1981 and 1982.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
Detroit Diesel 6V71N 181 bhp @ 2000 rpm Allison V730 3 speed 39 Otaco Model 550T Luminator Matrix:MAX

History

Heavy Rebuild Program

In the 1990s, the TTC was experiencing increased ridership, but did not have the funding to purchase new buses. The Bus Heavy Rebuild Program was created in 1995 as a solution to renewing their bus fleet. The TTC settled on rebuilding buses at the 6-year and 12-year mark. Two years later, the TTC expanded the rebuild program to include buses that had reached the end of their 18-year life expectancy. A total of 535 buses were rebuilt between 1997 and 2004 as part of the program. To mark their refurbishment and life extension, buses outshopped from the Heavy Rebuild Program were renumbered in the 2000-series.

This series of buses is comprised of GMDD New Look buses built from 1981 to 1982. Buses for this batch of rebuilds came from the 8520-8561 and 8570-8729 series. The rebuilding program took place between 1999 and 2001, and were renumbered in the order they were rebuilt. There is no vehicle numbered 2766, as that number is taken by the historic Peter Witt 2766.

2700-2720, 2759-2789 (odd numbers only), 2790-2806, 2808-2818 and 2820-2858 received 18 year body and mechanical rebuilds independently of each other (meaning some had the body rebuild and repainting, but were not renumbered until receiving the mechanical rebuild later), while 2721-2757, 2768-2788 (even numbers only), 2807 and 2819 received the 18 year body and mechanical rebuild at the same time.

In addition to receiving a full mechanical and structural overhaul, the buses received a number of other features. The driver's area was enlarged, which took up one passenger seat, and a blacked-out effect acrylic divider was installed to accommodate the new driver's seat. The steering wheel was also replaced with a more modern one and power steering was added to assist drivers in turning. Passenger seats had their padded brown vinyl inserts replaced with unpadded red fabric ones. These buses received LED marker lights, turn signals, and brake lights. Body rebuilds gave the buses a fresh coat of paint giving the buses the TTC's current livery. 2700-2765 and 2767-2834 were equipped with the UWE system for outdoor storage at Birchmount and Eglinton garages.

Life Extension Program

In late 2008, the TTC announced that 52 of the remaining GM New Look buses would undergo a second life extension to accommodate for service expansion and issues with the hybrid buses. The rebuild consisted mostly of body repairs, including a new paint job, and some mechanical work. 3 units from this series were selected to complete the Life Extension Program (LEP): 2755, 2822, and 2855.

Retirement

All New Look buses were originally scheduled to be phased out by the end of 2012. However, due to complaints of these buses not being accessible, and concerns by the MTO over their emissions, they were all phased out a year earlier than expected.

As their numbers dwindled due to retirement, the buses that remained in active service were generally 2200-2400 series units, which were rebuilt later than the others; a few 27/2800 units remained as well. The last route that regularly ran New Look buses was the 52 Lawrence West. Very rarely, GMs could be found on other routes out of Mount Dennis division. Prior to their relegation to route 52 on July 31, 2011, the buses could be found on the 59 Maple Leaf as well, and prior to June 19, 2011, the 71 Runnymede, 77 Swansea, and 90 Vaughan.

The official final revenue service of the New Looks was on December 16, 2011. The remaining five buses (2281, 2286, 2290, 2444 and 2855) were placed in service for the full day on route 52 Lawrence West.

Details

Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Garage Status/Disposal Notes
2700 Toronto Transit Commission 2700-a.jpg January 1982 2GHYT82W4C3500339 BL6 588 Retired
January 2007
2701 February 1982 2GHYT82W8C3500425 Retired
August 2004
2702 December 1981 2GHYT82W9C3500272 BF1 541 Retired
October 2006
2703 January 1982 2GHYT82WXC3500359 BC7 348 Retired
April 2006
2704 February 1982 2GHYT82W0C3500404 Retired
June 2005
2705 January 1982 2GHYT82W1C3500377 Retired
February 2005
2706 December 1981 2GHYT82W2C3500274 Retired
April 2006
2707 September 1981 2GHYT82W0B3500952 BJ6 268 Retired
November 2005
2708 December 1981 2GHYT82W6C3500262 Retired
August 2006
2709 January 1982 2GHYT82W5C3500334
Retired
August 2004

Sent to scrap at Future Enterprises Scrap Metals.
2710 January 1982 2GHYT82W0C3500340 Retired
February 2007
2711 January 1982 2GHYT82W9C3500336 Retired
February 2006
2712 January 1982 2GHTY82W7C3500383 Retired
December 2006
2713 December 1981 2GHYT82W0C3500273
Retired
August 2004

Hit a pedestrian on September 18, 2004.
2714 February 1982 2GHYT82W3C3500428 Retired
April 2005
2715 Janunary 1982 2GHYT82W8C3500344 Retired
April 2005
2716 December 1981 2GHYT82W2C3500257 BC7 330 Retired
June 2005
2717 December 1981 2GHYT82W6C3500245 Retired
February 2005
2718 September 1981 2GHYT82W8B3500939 Retired
August 2004
2719 December 1981 2GHYT82WXC3500233 Retired
July 2005
2720 February 1982 2GHYT82W4C3500440 Retired
November 2006
2721 February 1982 2GHYT82W9C3500417 Retired
July 2005
2722 February 1982 2GHYT82W6C3500407 Retired
February 2005
2723 January 1982 2GHYT82W6C3500357 BM8 317
(prev. BJ5 386)
Retired
April 2007
2724 February 1982 2GHYT82W3C3500395 Retired
June 2006
2725 December 1981 2GHYT82W9C3500224 Retired
March 2005
2726 December 1981 2GHYT82W1C3500220 Retired
December 2007
2727 January 1982 2GHYT82W2C3500338 Retired
August 2006
2728 February 1982 2GHYT82W7C3500397 Retired
January 2008
2729 Toronto Transit Commission 2729-a.jpg February 1982 2GHYT82W8C3500411 BC7 394 Retired
December 2007
2730 February 1982 2GHYT82W6C3500410 Retired
May 2005
2731 December 1981 2GHYT82W5C3500270 Retired
May 2005
2732 February 1982 2GHYT82W9C3500398 BM8 318
(prev. BC7 381)
Retired
April 2007
2733 January 1982 2GHYT82WXC3500328 Retired
July 2006
2734 December 1981 2GHYT82WXC3500264 Retired
November 2004
2735 February 1982 2GHYT82W3C3500431 Retired
December 2007
2736 Toronto Transit Commission 2736-a.jpg January 1982 2GHYT82WXC3500331 BM8 789
(prev. BK1 974)
Wilson
Retired
July 2010
  • Ex-8628.
  • Missing front GM plate.
2737 December 1981 2GHYT82W8C3500263 Retired
November 2006
2738 February 1092 2GHYT82W5C3500429 Retired
October 2005
2739 January 1982 2GHYT82W4C3500373 Retired
August 2004
2740 January 1982 2GHYT82W5C3500379 BM6 075 Retired
December 2007
2741 January 1982 2GHYT82W9C3500367 Retired
August 2004
2742 February 1982 2GHYT82W9C3500434 Retired
May 2005
2743 December 1981 2GHYT82W7C3500268 Retired
June 2005
2744 December 1981 2GHYT82W5C3500236 Retired
November 2005
2745 January 1982 2GHYT82W8C3500330 BK1 975 Retired
February 2007
2746 January 1982 2GHYT82W6C3500374 BL6 583 Retired
July 2005
2747 February 1982 2GHYT82W1C3500430 Retired
May 2005
2748 December 1981 2GHYT82W6C3500228 BK1 368 Retired
November 2004
2749 December 1981 2GHYT82W5C3500267 Retired
June 2005
2750 February 1982 2GHYT82W0C3500399 Retired
September 2006
2751 December 1981 2GHYT82WXC3500247 Retired
August 2004
2752 January 1982 2GHYT82W5C3500351 Retired
July 2005
2753 December 1981 2GHYT82W7C3500240 Retired
July 2005
2754 February 1982 2GHYT82W5C3500415 Retired
August 2004
2755 Toronto Transit Commission 2755-a.jpg December 1981 2GHYT82W3C3500266 BK1 954 Mount Dennis Retired
April 2011
  • Ex-8616.
  • Completed second life extension in March 2009.
2756 January 1982 2GHYT82W3C3500378 Retired
August 2004
2757 Toronto Transit Commission 2757-a.jpg February 1982 2GHYT82W0C3500418 BK1 977 Retired
January 2008
2758 December 1981 2GHYT82W5C3500253 BJ7 207 Retired
November 2004
2759 January 1982 2GHYT82W5C3500382 Retired
August 2004
2760 December 1981 2GHYT82W4C3500258 Retired
October 2006
2761 December 1981 2GHYT82W8C3500232 Retired
May 2005
2762 February 1982 2GHYT82W7C3500433 Retired
June 2005
2763 January 1982 2GHYT82W2C3500341 Retired
June 2006
2764 January 1982 2GHYT82WXC3500376 Retired
November 2006
2765 February 1982 2GHYT82W9C3500403 BL6 584
(prev. BJ5 473)
Retired
June 2006
2767 Toronto Transit Commission 2767-b.jpg February 1982 2GHYT82W6C3500424 BM8 320 Retired
June 2007
2768 December 1981 2GHYT82W5C3500222 Retired
August 2004
2769 February 1982 2GHYT82W1C3500427 BL2 569 Retired
November 2006
2770 January 1982 2GHYT82W1C3500329 Retired
July 2005
2771 December 1981 2GHYT82W1C3500248 BK1 957 Malvern Retired
June 2009
2772 December 1981 2GHYT82W9C3500241 Retired
November 2005
2773 Toronto Transit Commission 2773-a.jpg January 1982 2GHYT82W3C3500350 BK1 958 Retired
October 2008
2774 December 1981 2GHYT82W6C3500259 Retired
May 2006
2775 January 1982 2GHYT82W2C3500372 Retired
August 2004
2776 January 1982 2GHYT82W8C3500358 Retired
May 2005
2777 December 1981 2GHYT82W7C3500254 BM8 321 Retired
November 2006
2778 December 1981 2GHYT82WXC3500250 Retired
November 2005
2779 December 1981 2GHYT82W4C3500244 Retired
June 2005
2780 January 1982 2GHYT82W3C3500381 Retired
November 2005
2781 January 1982 2GHYT82W7C3500335 BF1 596 Retired
October 2005
2782 December 1981 2GHYT82W4C3500227 Retired
May 2005
2783 December 1981 2GHYT82W4C3500261 Retired
June 2006
2784 Toronto Transit Commission 2784-a.jpg January 1982 2GHYT82W6C3500343 BL2 413
Retired
September 2008

Sold to Galaxy Truck and Trailer Repair on Cherry Street in Toronto, ON.
2785 December 1981 2GHYT82W7C3500271 Retired
November 2005
2786 February 1982 2GHYT82W4C3500406 Retired
November 2005
2787 December 1981 2GHYT82W3C3500252 BC7 293 Retired
November 2005
2788 January 1982 2GHYT82W3C3500364 Retired
August 2006
2789 February 1982 2GHYT82W8C3500439 Retired
August 2004
2790 December 1981 2GHYT82W2C3500260 Retired
November 2005
2791 January 1982 2GHYT82W8C3500361 Retired
March 2005
2792 Toronto Transit Commission 2792-a.jpg February 1982 2GHYT82W6C3500438 BM8 322 Retired
September 2007
2793 December 1981 2GHYT82W7C3500223 Retired
October 2006
2794 Toronto Transit Commission 2794-a.jpg January 1982 2GHYT82W0C3500354 BM6 041 Mount Dennis Retired
June 2009
2795 February 1982 2GHYT82W1C3500413 Retired
April 2006
2796 December 1981 2GHYT82W8C3500229 BJ8 942 Retired
November 2006
2797 January 1982 2GHYT82W7C3500366 BL2 597 Retired
December 2007
2798 January 1982 2GHYT82W4C3500342 Retired
August 2007
2799 Toronto Transit Commission 2799-a.jpg December 1981 2GHYT82W1C3500265 BK7 319 Malvern Retired
February 2006
2800 January 1982 2GHYT82W2C3500369 BL2 415 Retired
June 2005
2801 February 1982 2GHYT82W5C3500401 Retired
April 2008
  • Ex-8685.
  • Front end grafted onto 2331 for repairs.
2802 January 1982 2GHYT82W1C3500380 Retired
November 2007
2803 December 1981 2GHYT82W3C3500249 Arrow Rd. Retired
December 2005
2804 January 1982 2GHYT82W9C3500384 BJ7 257 Retired
April 2007
2805 January 1982 2GHYT82W1C3500332 Retired
August 2005
2806 February 1982 2GHYT82WXC3500412 Retired
September 2006
2807 January 1982 2GHYT82W0C3500368 BM8 323 Retired
January 2008
2808 January 1982 2GHYT82W4C3500356 Retired
May 2005
2809 December 1981 2GHYT82W0C3500242 BM8 324
Retired
September 2008

Sold to Galaxy Truck and Trailer Repair on Cherry Street in Toronto, ON.
2810 December 1981 2GHYT82W8C3500246 Arrow Rd. Retired
December 2005
2811 Toronto Transit Commission 2811-a.jpg January 1982 2GHYT82W6C3500360 BJ7 247 Retired
June 2006
2812 January 1982 2GHYT82W9C3500370 Retired
May 2005
2813 February 1982 2GHYT82W0C3500421 BM8 791
(prev. BK7 321)
Malvern Retired
December 2008
2814 December 1981 2GHYT82W2C3500243 Retired
August 2007
2815 February 1982 2GHYT82W4C3500423 Retired
March 2005
2816 January 1982 2GHYT82W1C3500363 Retired
April 2006
2817 February 1982 2GHYT82W0C3500435 Retired
April 2006
2818 February 1982 2GHYT82W3C3500414 Retired
September 2008
2819 February 1982 2GHYT82W2C3500419 BM8 326 Mount Dennis Retired
March 2010
2820 February 1982 2GHYT82W6C3500441 BM6 076 Mount Dennis Retired
March 2010
2821 January 1982 2GHYT82W0C3500371 Retired
January 2008
2822 Toronto Transit Commission 2822-a.jpg February 1982 2GHYT82W2C3500405 BJ8 916
(prev. BF5 756)
Mount Dennis Retired
April 2012
  • Ex-8689.
  • Completed second life extension in March 2009.
2823 December 1981 2GHYT82W0C3500225 Retired
September 2008
2824 January 1982 2GHYT82W0C3500337 Retired
September 2006
2825 December 1981 2GHYT82W9C3500255 BJ7 209 Retired
July 2006
2826 February 1982 2GHYT82W9C3500420 Retired
October 2006
2827 February 1982 2GHYT82W3C3500445 Retired
September 2006
2828 Toronto Transit Commission 2828-a.jpg January 1982 2GHYT82W2C3500355 BL8 296 Mount Dennis Retired
November 2009
2829 December 1981 2GHYT82W6C3500231 BM8 327 Malvern Retired
June 2009
2830 January 1982 2GHYT82W9C3500353 BM8 328 Retired
September 2008
2831 February 1982 2GHYT82W2C3500436 Retired
December 2007
2832 December 1981 2GHYT82W9C3500269 BK7 322 Wilson Retired
August 2010
2833 Toronto Transit Commission 2833-b.jpg January 1982 2GHYT82W7C3500352 BL8 297 Malvern Retired
April 2009
2834 February 1982 2GHYT82W8C3500408 Retired
September 2007
2835 February 1982 2GHYT82W7C3500416 BJ5 353
(prev. BC7 399)
Retired
April 2008

Sold to scrapyard on Highway 3 in St. Thomas, ON.
2836 February 1982 2GHYT82WXC3500409 Retired
July 2006
2837 January 1982 2GHYT82W3C3500333 BF1 594 Retired
March 2007
2838 Toronto Transit Commission 2838-a.jpg February 1982 2GHYT82W8C3500442 BM8 331
(prev. BJ7 204)
Mount Dennis Retired
June 2009
2839 Toronto Transit Commission 2839-a.jpg January 1982 2GHYT82W5C3500365 BM6 077 Mount Dennis Retired
July 2010
2840 January 1982 2GHYT82WXC3500362 BJ7 193 Retired
January 2008
2841 December 1981 2GHYT82W1C3500251 Retired
April 2006
2842 December 1981 2GHYT82W2C3500226 Retired
July 2006
2843 December 1981 2GHYT82W3C3500235 BK8 946 Mount Dennis Retired
November 2009
2844 December 1981 2GHYT82W0C3500239 BL2 674 Retired
July 2006
2845 February 1982 2GHYT82W3C3500400 BM8 333
(prev. BF5 751)
Retired
April 2007
2846 December 1981 2GHYT82W7C3500237 BK1 748? Retired
October 2006
2847 January 1982 2GHYT82W8C3500375 Retired
January 2007
2848 Feburary 1982 2GHYT82W7C3500402 BJ5 472 Retired
January 2008
2849 January 1982 2GHYT82W1C3500346 Retired
September 2007
2850 Feburary 1982 2GHYT82W2C3500422 Retired
November 2006
2851 January 1982 2GHYT82WXC3500345 BJ7 214 Retired
August 2006
2852 February 1982 2GHYT82W5C3500396 Retired
Feburary 2007
2853 Toronto Transit Commission 2853.jpg February 1982 2GHYT82W5C3500432 BJ7 121 Retired
July 2006
2854 Feburary 1982 2GHYT82W4C3500437 Retired
January 2007
2855 Toronto Transit Commission 2855-a.jpg February 1982 2GHYT82W1C3500444 BM8 337
(prev. BJ7 124)
Mount Dennis Retired
December 2011
  • Ex-8728.
  • Completed second life extension in March 2009.
  • One of the last 5 GMs to provide revenue service on December 16, 2011.
2856 Toronto Transit Commission 2856-a.jpg Feburary 1982 2GHYT82WXC3500443 BL2 426 Retired
May 2006
2857 December 1981 2GHYT82W4C3500230 Retired
January 2007
2858 Feburary 1982 2GHYT82WXC3500426 BM6 080
(prev. BJ7 117)
Retired
June 2007