Toronto Transit Commission 6440-6521

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Toronto Transit Commission 6440-6521 were New Flyer D40 buses built and delivered in 1989. They are referred to mainly as D40-89s to distinguish them between the 3 other D40 orders (1987, 1988, 1990).

These buses were delivered with the 1980s so-called "CLRV" paint scheme with the grey lower portion and higher red mid stripe and linen rollsigns, which were in use with most of the fleet. The TTC retrofitted the buses with Luminator Matrix:MAX signs. Unlike the previous order, they were delivered with large black window frames along with the third stop lamp mounted inside the bus at the bottom of the rear window. Inside the buses, they had the standard cream and brown colour scheme and the seating is configured for 39 passengers using the Otaco Model 6468 passenger seats that has padded brown vinyl seat inserts. Additional features that came were the tilt and telescopic steering wheel.

The last two buses, 6520 and 6521 were fitted with solid panel Stone Bennett dual slide glide entrance and rear doors rather than the four flip out doors that were standard on most high floor buses in the fleet, presumably as a test by the Commission. They were later converted to the dual flip-out doors.

During the late 1990s and early 2000s, this series received their 12 year overhaul. 6510 and 6514 were the first buses to be rebuilt. They received the circular LED lamps that are brighter, turn signals, and brake lights. The padded seats were replaced with unpadded red fabric inserts from Holdsworth. They were also given a fresh coat of paint into the TTC's current livery.

From the beginning, they were delivered to various garages such as Birchmount, Danforth, Davenport, Eglinton, Lansdowne, Malvern, Queensway and Wilson and provided service on their respective routes. By 2000, they were consolidated to Queensway Division where they spent most of their lives and provided service on routes 15 Evans, 26 Dupont, 30 Lambton, 32 Eglinton West, 37 Islingon, 40 Junction, 44 Kipling South, 45 Kipling, 48 Rathburn, 49 Bloor West, 50 Burnhamthorpe, 52 Lawrence West, 55 Warren Park, 66 Prince Edward, 71 Runnymede, 73 Royal York, 76 Royal York South, 77 Swansea, 80 Queensway, 89 Weston, 110 Islington South, 111 East Mall, 112 West Mall, 123 Shorncliffe, 168 Symington and 300 Bloor-Danforth.

They were gradually retired with the 6420-6434 series between 2007-2009. The last active bus in the series, 6457, was retired when its MTO inspection expired at the end of March 2009.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination Sign
Detroit Diesel 6V71N 181 bhp @ 2000 rpm Allison V731 ATEC 3 speed 39: Otaco Model 6468 Luminator Matrix:MAX

Details

Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Garage Status/Disposal Notes
6440 Toronto Transit Commission 6440-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA18JP013300 BM8 372

(prev. BK1 715)

Queensway Retired
April 2008
6441 Toronto Transit Commission 6441-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA1XJP013301 BK1 716 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6442 Toronto Transit Commission 6442-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA11JP013302 BL2 570 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6443 Toronto Transit Commission 6443-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA13JP013303 BM8 373

(prev. BL6 597)

Queensway Retired
6444 1989 2FYD2BA15JP013304 BL6 598 Queensway Retired
June 2007
6445 Toronto Transit Commission 6445-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA17JP013305 BK1 904 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6446 Toronto Transit Commission 6446-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA19JP013306 BK8 870

(prev. BK1 720)

Queensway Retired
  • Had small fleet number on engine cover.
6447 1989 2FYD2BA10JP013307 BK1 721 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6448 1989 2FYD2BA12JP013308 BK1 722 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6449 Toronto Transit Commission 6449-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA14JP013309 BL2 571 Queensway Retired
6450 Toronto Transit Commission 6450-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA10JP013310 BK8 871 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6451 1989 2FYD2BA12JP013311 BK1 905 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6452 1989 2FYD2BA14JP013312 BK1 725 Queensway Retired
June 2007
6453 1989 2FYD2BA16JP013313 BK1 726 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6454 Toronto Transit Commission 6454-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA18JP013314 BM6 052

(prev. BK8 872)

Queensway Retired
6455 Toronto Transit Commission 6455-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA1XJP013315 BM8 380

(prev. BK1 739)

Queensway Retired
January 2008
6456 Toronto Transit Commission 6456-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA11JP013316 BM8 381

(prev. BK8 873; BJ7 170)

Queensway Retired
6457 Toronto Transit Commission 6457-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA13JP013317 BL2 572

(prev. BJ7 171)

Queensway Retired
March 2009.
  • Last active bus in the series.
6458 Toronto Transit Commission 6458-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA15JP013318 BM8 383

(prev. BK8 874)

Queensway Retired
6459 Toronto Transit Commission 6459-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA17JP013319 BJ1 173 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6460 Toronto Transit Commission 6460-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA13JP013320 BK8 875

(prev. BJ7 174)

Queensway Retired
January 2008
6461 Toronto Transit Commission 6461-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA15JP013321 BK1 906 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6462 Toronto Transit Commission 6462-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA17JP013322 BK1 930 Queensway
Retired

Donated to the Oakville Fire Department for training purposes.

6463 1989 2FYD2BA19JP013323 BK1 907

(prev. BH8 963)

Queensway
Retired
January 2008

Sold to scrapyard on Hwy 3 in St. Thomas, ON.

6464 1989 2FYD2BA10JP013324 BK8 876 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6465 Toronto Transit Commission 6465-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA12JP013325 BK1 908 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6466 1989 2FYD2BA14JP013326 BK8 877 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6467 1989 2FYD2BA16JP013327 BK1 931 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6468 1989 2FYD2BA18JP013328 BK1 909 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6469 Toronto Transit Commission 6469-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA1XJP013329 BM8 156

(prev. BK1 910)

Queensway Retired
February 2009
6470 Toronto Transit Commission 6470-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA16JP013330 BK8 878 Queensway
Retired
2008

After retirement, it was used in the 2008 Toronto Gay Pride Parade (seen here).

6471 1989 2FYD2BA18JP013331 BK1 932 Queensway
Retired
January 2008

Sold to Cullingford Coaches for parts.

  • Last bus to bear the "PLEASE YIELD" decal.
6472 1989 2FYD2BA1XJP013332 BK8 886 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6473 1989 2FYD2BA11JP013333 BK8 879 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6474 1989 2FYD2BA13JP013334 BK8 880 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6475 1989 2FYD2BA15JP013335 BK8 881 Queensway Retired
6476 Toronto Transit Commission 6476-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA17JP013336 BM8 390

(prev. BK1 912)

Queensway Retired
January 2008
6477 1989 2FYD2BA19JP013337 BJ7 182

(prev. BE7 891)

Queensway Retired
June 2007
6478 1989 2FYD2BA10JP013338 BJ7 183 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6479 1989 2FYD2BA12JP013339 BK1 913 Queensway Retired
6480 Toronto Transit Commission 6480-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA19JP013340 BM8 203

(prev. BK1 914)

Queensway Retired
6481 1989 2FYD2BA10JP013341 BM8 392

(prev. BK1 915)

Queensway Retired
6482 1989 2FYD2BA12JP013342 BK1 933 Queensway Retired
6483 1989 2FYD2BA14JP013343 BK1 916 Queensway Retired
6484 Toronto Transit Commission 6484-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA16JP013344 BK1 917 Queensway Retired
6485 1989 2FYD2BA18JP013345 BK1 740 Queensway Retired
July 2007
6486 Toronto Transit Commission 6486-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA1XJP013346 BM8 207

(prev. BK1 918)

Queensway Retired
6487 1989 2FYD2BA11JP013347 BK1 741 Queensway Retired
November 2007
6488 Toronto Transit Commission 6488-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA13JP013348 BM8 208

(prev. BK1 934)

Queensway
Retired

Sold to Cullingford Coaches as 6488.

6489 1989 2FYD2BA15JP013349 BK1 919 Queensway Retired
September 2007
6490 Toronto Transit Commission 6490-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA1XJP013380 BM8 396

(prev. BK1 742)

Queensway Retired
January 2008
6491 1989 2FYD2BA11JP013381 BM8 397

(prev. BL2 573)

Queensway Retired
February 2009
6492 1989 2FYD2BA13JP013382 BK1 920 Queensway Retired
6493 Toronto Transit Commission 6493-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA15JP013383 BJ7 215 Queensway Retired
6494 1989 2FYD2BA17JP013384 BK1 935 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6495 Toronto Transit Commission 6495-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA19JP013385 BM8 399

(prev. BK1 936)

Queensway Retired
6496 Toronto Transit Commission 6496-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA10JP013386 BK1 937 Queensway Retired
6497 Toronto Transit Commission 6497-b.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA12JP013387 BM6 054

(prev. BL2 574)

Queensway Retired
February 2009
6498 Toronto Transit Commission 6498-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA14JP013388 BM6 066

(prev. BJ7 218)

Queensway Retired
July 2007
6499 1989 2FYD2BA16JP013389 BJ7 219 Queensway
Retired

Donated to the Oakville Fire Department for training purposes.

6500 Toronto Transit Commission 6500-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA12JP013390 BK8 882 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6501 Toronto Transit Commission 6501-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA14JP013391 BM6 068

(prev. BK1 938)

Queensway Retired
6502 1989 2FYD2BA16JP013392 BK1 702 Queensway Retired
February 2008
6503 1989 2FYD2BA18JP013393 BK1 922 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6504 Toronto Transit Commission 6504-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA1XJP013394 BM8 221

(prev. BJ8 828)

Queensway Retired
6505 1989 2FYD2BA11JP013395 BJ7 222 Queensway Retired
6506 Toronto Transit Commission 6506-b.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA13JP013396 BM6 467

(prev. BK1 921)

Queensway Retired
6507 Toronto Transit Commission 6507-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA15JP013397 BJ7 224

(prev. BE7 926)

Queensway Retired
January 2008
6508 1989 2FYD2BA17JP013398 BJ7 225 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6509 Toronto Transit Commission 6509-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA19JP013399 BJ7 226 Queensway Retired
  • Used in Concerned Children's Advertisers What's your thing? commercial.
6510 Toronto Transit Commission 6510-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA11JP01340 BM9 051

(prev. BK8 883)

Queensway Retired
6511 1989 2FYD2BA13JP013401 BJ7 228 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6512 1989 2FYD2BA15JP013402 BK8 884 Queensway Retired
6513 1989 2FYD2BA17JP013403 BJ7 230 Queensway Retired
6514 Toronto Transit Commission 6514-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA19JP013404 BK4 662 Queensway Retired
6515 1989 2FYD2BA10JP013405 BJ7 232 Queensway Retired
January 2008
6516 1989 2FYD2BA12JP013406 BJ7 233 Queensway Retired
6517 1989 2FYD2BA14JP013407 BK1 923 Queensway Retired
6518 Toronto Transit Commission 6518-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA16JP013408 BM6 070

(prev. BL2 513)

Queensway Retired
6519 1989 2FYD2BA18JP013409 BJ7 235 Queensway Retired
6520 1989 2FYD2BA14JP013410 BK8 885 Queensway Retired
  • Had the Stone Bennett slide glide doors.
6521 Toronto Transit Commission 6521-a.jpg 1989 2FYD2BA16JP013411 BM9 054

(prev. BJ7 237?)

Queensway Retired
  • Had the Stone Bennett slide glide doors.