Toronto Transit Commission 6640-6745

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Toronto Transit Commission 6640-6745 were Orion 05.501 buses built from 1991 to 1992. The TTC awarded Ontario Bus Industries the contract for 106 buses in early 1991. Deliveries began in the summer of that year. With this purchase, the TTC was able to replace some of the oldest GM New Looks in the fleet.

The buses were delivered in the "CLRV" livery, which included metallic silver paint, used throughout the 1980s and early 1990s. This is the second batch of buses to feature air conditioning. In addition, to further increase their appeal to riders, they were delivered with a new interior design from local firm Pierrette Claude Design.[1] The new interior colour palette consisted of warm greys, charcoal, and red. New finishes included seat inserts covered in a synthetic wool. The buses had the capability to kneel, however these were the last non-accessible buses purchased by the TTC. All orders since would come equipped with either lifts or ramps for wheelchairs.

At the 6-year mark, the TTC found the buses were suffering severe frame corrosion after moisture had collected inside the tubular carbon steel structure.[2] Their 25 CNG counterparts, numbered 9370-9394, experienced the same fate. The buses were put through their 6-year rebuild and repairs were made to the body and frame. Work on the buses' various systems including drivetrain, suspension, and HVAC was also completed. Furthermore, the ZF transmission was replaced by the Allison B400R. The buses received a fresh coat of paint in the TTC's current livery. From 2003 to 2004, these buses received their 12-year rebuild which consisted of much of the same work.

The buses in this series eventually succumbed to frame corrosion issues, and it was decided to retire them rather than rebuild them at the 18-year mark. Most units were retired between 2007 and 2009, with a few lasting into 2010. The last bus of the series, 6734, was retired in April 2010.

Birchmount and Queensway housed these buses for most of their careers. All but 6700 and 6706 were eventually transferred to Queensway. With the arrival of more 8000 series Orions at Queensway in late 2007, they were moved back to Birchmount to replace retired Classics. When Mount Dennis opened in November 2008, the remaining active Orion Vs moved to that division and were subsequently retired.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
Detroit Diesel 6V92TA 253 bhp @ 2100 rpm Allison World B400R 5 speed 39 American Seating Model 6468 Luminator Matrix:MAX

Details

Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Garage Status/Disposal Notes
6640 1991 2B1569772M5030609 BJ7 237? Mount Dennis Retired
July 2009
Had a blown engine in May 2009, repaired and returned to service.
6641 Toronto Transit Commission 6641-a.jpg 1991 2B1569779M5030624 BM8 182

(prev. BK7 261)

Retired
June 2008
Fire victim, repaired and returned to service.
6642 Toronto Transit Commission 6642-a.jpg 1991 2B1569770M5030625 BN2 194

(prev. BK7 262)

Mount Dennis
Retired
late January 2010

Was stored approx. November 2009 and never returned to service.

6643 Toronto Transit Commission 6643-a.jpg 1991 2B1569772M5030626 BM8 183

(prev. BL2 633; BJ4 995)

Birchmount Retired
May 2009
6644 Toronto Transit Commission 6644-a.jpg 1991 2B1569774M5030627 BJ4 996 Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6645 Toronto Transit Commission 6645-a.jpg 1991 2B1569776M5030628 BM8 184

(prev. BL2 644)

Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6646 1991 2B1569778M5030629 BN2 196

(prev. BL2 645)

Mount Dennis Retired
May 2009
6647 1991 2B1569778M5030632 BL2 646 Mount Dennis Retired
April 2009
6648 Toronto Transit Commission 6648-a.jpg 1991 2B1569777M5030634 BK6 375

(prev. BJ4 977)

Birchmount Retired
December 2008
6649 1991 2B1569777M5030637 BK6 376 Birchmount Retired
December 2008
6650 1991 2B1569770M5030639 BK6 377

(prev. BJ4 979)

Mount Dennis Retired
February 2009
6651 1991 2B1569779M5030641 BK6 378 Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6652 Toronto Transit Commission 6652-a.jpg 1991 2B1569770M5030642 BL2 647 Retired
September 2008
6653 Toronto Transit Commission 6653-a.jpg 1991 2B1569774M5030644 BK6 380

(prev. BF4 166)

Birchmount Retired
April 2009
6654 1991 2B156977XM5030647 BL8 290

(prev. BK6 381)

Mount Dennis Retired
April 2009
6655 Toronto Transit Commission 6655-a.jpg 1991 2B1569773M5030649 BM8 188

(prev. BL6 437)

Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
Rebuilt in February 2004.
6656 Toronto Transit Commission 6656-b.jpg 1991 2B1569773M5030652 BM8 189

(prev. BL6 438)

Mount Dennis Retired
April 2009
6657 Toronto Transit Commission 6657-a.jpg 1991 2B1569777M5030654 BM8 190

(prev. BK6 386)

Birchmount Retired
April 2009
6658 Toronto Transit Commission 6658-a.jpg 1991 2B1569772M5030657 BL6 439 Retired
June 2008
6659 1991 2B1569776M5030662 BK6 389

(prev. BJ4 987)

Retired
February 2009
6660 1991 2B156977XM5030664 BK6 390 Birchmount Retired
December 2008
6661 Toronto Transit Commission 6661-a.jpg 1991 2B1569775M5030667 BL8 291 Mount Dennis Retired
April 2009
Had larger TTC front logo.
6662 1991 2B1569779M5030669 BL6 562 Birchmount Retired
April 2009
6663 1991 2B1569779M5030672 BK6 393 Birchmount Retired
April 2009
6664 1991 2B1569774M5030675 BK6 394 Mount Dennis Retired
April 2009
6665 Toronto Transit Commission 6665-a.jpg 1991 2B1569778M5030677 BM8 195

(prev. BK6 395)

Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6666 Toronto Transit Commission 6666-a.jpg 1991 2B156977XM5030678 BM8 196

(prev. BK6 396)

Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6667 Toronto Transit Commission 6667-a.jpg 1991 2B1569778M5030680 BK6 397 Mount Dennis Retired
May 2009
6668 Toronto Transit Commission 6668-a.jpg 1991 2B156977XM5030681 BK6 398 Birchmount Retired
March 2009
6669 Toronto Transit Commission 6669-a.jpg 1991 2B1569775M5030684 BL8 292

(prev. BK6 399)

Mount Dennis Retired
April 2009
6670 1991 2B1569779M5030686 BK6 400 Birchmount Retired
April 2009
6671 Toronto Transit Commission 6671-a.jpg 1991 2B1569772M5030688 BM8 198

(prev. BK7 251)

Retired
June 2008
6672 1991 2B1569774M5030689 BL6 440 Mount Dennis Retired
February 2009
6673 Toronto Transit Commission 6673-a.jpg 1991 2B1569772M5030691 BK7 253 Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6674 Toronto Transit Commission 6674-a.jpg 1991 2B1569778M5030694 BM8 199

(prev. BK7 254)

Mount Dennis Retired
April 2009
6675 1991 2B1569771M5030696 BL6 441

(prev. BK7 255; BF4 212)

Retired
November 2007
6676 Toronto Transit Commission 6676-a.jpg 1991 2B1569777M5030699 BM8 434

(prev. BK7 263)

Mount Dennis Retired
April 2009
6677 1991 2B156977XM5030700 BK7 264

(prev. BF4 214)

Mount Dennis Retired
December 2008
Rebuilt in February 2004.
6678 Toronto Transit Commission 6678-b.jpg 1991 2B1569773M5030702 BM8 435

(prev. BL6 465)

Birchmount Retired
December 2008
6679 Toronto Transit Commission 6679-a.jpg 1991 2B1569772M5030707 BK7 265 Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6680 1991 2B1569774M5030711 BK7 266

(prev. BJ5 053)

Retired
July 2008
6681 1991 2B1569778M5030713 BN2 210

(prev. BK7 267)

Mount Dennis Retired
May 2009
6682 Toronto Transit Commission 6682-a.jpg 1991 2B1569777M5030718 BM8 437

(prev. BK7 268)

Mount Dennis Retired
May 2009
6683 Toronto Transit Commission 6683-a.jpg 1991 2B1569775M5030720 BL6 466 Birchmount Retired
April 2009
6684 1991 2B1569774M5030725 BK7 269

(prev. BJ4 997; BF4 221)

Birchmount Retired
April 2009
6685 1991 2B156977XM5030728 BM8 493

(prev. BL6 467)

Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6686 1991 2B156977XM5030731 BL6 468 Mount Dennis Retired
May 2009
6687 Toronto Transit Commission 6687-a.jpg 1991 2B1569773M5030733 BM8 441

(prev. BK7 270)

Mount Dennis Retired
December 2008
6688 Toronto Transit Commission 6688-a.jpg 1991 2B1569775M5030751 BN2 212

(prev. BM7 271; BK7 271)

Mount Dennis Retired
February 2010
Fire victim, repaired and returned to service.
6689 Toronto Transit Commission 6689-a.jpg 1991 2B1569777M5030752 BM8 442

(prev. BL6 469)

Birchmount Retired
December 2008
6690 Toronto Transit Commission 6690-a.jpg 1991 2B1569770M5030771 BL6 504 Mount Dennis Retired
February 2009
6691 1991 2B1569772M5030772 BK7 273 Mount Dennis Retired
April 2009
6692 Toronto Transit Commission 6692-a.jpg 1991 2B1569774M5030773 BM8 444

(prev. BK7 274)

Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6693 1991 2B156977XM5030776 BL6 505 Birchmount Retired
October 2007
6694 Toronto Transit Commission 6694-a.jpg 1991 2B1569771M5030777 BL6 586 Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6695 1991 2B1569773M5030778 BL6 587 Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6696 1991 2B1569771M5030780 BL8 288 Birchmount Retired
February 2009
6697 Toronto Transit Commission 6697-a.jpg 1991 2B1569775M5030782 BL6 506 Birchmount Retired
December 2008
6698 Toronto Transit Commission 6698-a.jpg 1991 2B1569777M5030783 BM8 445

(prev. BJ4 903)

Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6699 1991 2B1569770M5030785 BL6 508 Birchmount Retired
December 2008
6700 Toronto Transit Commission 6700-a.jpg 1991 2B1569774M5030787 BL8 289

(prev. BF6 743)

Birchmount Retired
December 2008
6701 Toronto Transit Commission 6701-a.jpg 1991 2B1569776M5030788 BL2 535 Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6702 Toronto Transit Commission 6702-a.jpg 1991 2B1569778M5030789 BM8 447

(prev. BJ4 907)

Mount Dennis
Retired
mid-March 2010

Put in storage in February 2010 and never returned to service.

6703 1991 2B1569774M5030790 BJ5 057 Birchmount Retired
December 2008
6704 1991 2B1569778M5030792 BJ5 058 Birchmount Retired
December 2008
6705 Toronto Transit Commission 6705-b.jpg 1991 2B156977XM5030793 BM8 151

(prev. BJ5 059)

Mount Dennis
Retired
mid-March 2010

Put in storage in February 2010 and never returned to service.

6706 Toronto Transit Commission 6706-a.jpg 1991 2B1569773M5030795 BM8 501

(prev. BJ5 060)

Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6707 Toronto Transit Commission 6707-a.jpg 1991 2B1569775M5030796 BK7 297 Birchmount Retired
December 2008
Rebuilt in August 2002.
6708 Toronto Transit Commission 6708-a.jpg 1991 2B1569779M5030798 BM8 503

(prev. BK7 277)

Mount Dennis Retired
May 2009
6709 Toronto Transit Commission 6709-a.jpg 1991 2B1569773M5030800 BK7 278 Retired
July 2008
6710 Toronto Transit Commission 6710-a.jpg 1991 2B1569777M5030802 BM8 505

(prev. BK7 280)

Retired
April 2008
6711 Toronto Transit Commission 6711-a.jpg 1991 2B1569779M5030803 BM8 506

(prev. BK7 281)

Mount Dennis Retired
February 2009
6712 Toronto Transit Commission 6712-a.jpg 1991 2B1569772M5030805 BM8 507

(prev. BJ5 066)

Birchmount Retired
December 2008
6713 1991 2B1569774M5030806 BK7 282 Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6714 1991 2B1569776M5030807 BK7 283 Birchmount Retired
May 2009
6715 Toronto Transit Commission 6715-a.jpg 1991 2B156977XM5030809 BM8 510

(prev. BJ8 893)

Birchmount Retired
July 2009
6716 Toronto Transit Commission 6716-a.jpg 1991 2B1569778M5030811 BJ7 184 Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6717 Toronto Transit Commission 6717-a.jpg 1991 2B1569771M5030813 BM8 512

(prev. BK6 355)

Birchmount Retired
December 2008
6718 Toronto Transit Commission 6718-a.jpg 1991 2B1569775M5030815 BM8 513

(prev. BK6 356)

Birchmount Retired
December 2008
6719 Toronto Transit Commission 6719-a.jpg 1991 2B1569777M5030816 BM8 628

(prev. BK7 284)

Mount Dennis Retired
late September 2009
6720 1992 2B1569770M5030818 BJ8 896 Retired
August 2008
6721 1992 2B1569772M5030819 BJ6 260 Queensway Retired
December 2008
6722 Toronto Transit Commission 6722-a.jpg 1992 2B1569770M5030821 BM8 514

(prev. BJ8 897; BF5 722)

Retired
October 2008
6723 Toronto Transit Commission 6723-a.jpg 1992 2B1569772M5030822 BM8 515

(prev. BK7 285)

Queensway Retired
March 2009
6724 Toronto Transit Commission 6724-a.jpg 1992 2B1569774M5030823 BM8 516

(prev. BJ8 898)

Mount Dennis Retired
April 2009
6725 1992 2B1569778M5030825 BJ8 899 Queensway Retired
December 2008
6726 Toronto Transit Commission 6726-a.jpg 1992 2B1569771M5030827 BF5 726 Queensway Retired
December 2008
6727 Toronto Transit Commission 6727-a.jpg 1992 2B1569775M5030829 BM8 409

(prev. BK6 357)

Queensway Retired
December 2008
6728 Toronto Transit Commission 6728-a.jpg 1992 2B1569771M5030830 BM8 212

(prev. BK7 286)

Queensway Retired
December 2008
6729 Toronto Transit Commission 6729-a.jpg 1992 2B1569775M5030832 BM9 055

(prev. BK7 287)

Mount Dennis Retired
March 2009
6730 Toronto Transit Commission 6730-a.jpg 1992 2B1569770M5030835 BJ8 902 Queensway Retired
December 2008
6731 1992 2B1569772M5030836 BK6 358 Retired
April 2008
6732 Toronto Transit Commission 6732-a.jpg 1992 2B1569774M5030837 BK7 288 Retired
August 2008
6733 1992 2B1569778M5030839 BM8 41_

(prev. BK7 289)

Mount Dennis Retired
June 2009
6734 Toronto Transit Commission 6734-a.jpg 1992 2B1569774M5030840 BM8 215

(prev. BK7 290; BF5 734)

Mount Dennis Retired
April 2010
Put into storage March 2009, returned to service in late September 2009.
6735 1992 2B1569775M5030880 BJ8 906 Queensway Retired
December 2008
6736 1992 2B1569779N5030883 BK1 943 Queensway Retired
March 2009
6737 1992 2B1569774N5030886 BK6 359 Retired
November 2008
6738 Toronto Transit Commission 6738-a.jpg 1992 2B156977XN5030889 BM9 056

(prev. BK7 291)

Retired
April 2008
6739 Toronto Transit Commission 6739-a.jpg 1992 2B1569771N5030893 BK7 292 Mount Dennis Retired
April 2009
6740 1992 2B1569777N5030901 ?

(prev. BK7 293; BJ6 261; BF5 747)

Mount Dennis Retired
April 2009
6741 1992 2B1569776N5030906 BK6 360 Queensway Retired
December 2008
6742 Toronto Transit Commission 6742-a.jpg 1992 2B1569771N5030909 BM6 083

(prev. BK7 294; BJ6 262?)

Queensway Retired
March 2009
6743 1992 2B1569775N5030914 BK7 295 Queensway Retired
April 2009
6744 Toronto Transit Commission 6744-a.jpg 1992 2B1569772N5030918 BM9 058

(prev. BK7 296)

Queensway Retired
December 2008
6745 1992 2B1569778N5030924 BH8 957 Retired
July 2008

References

  1. Gail Swainson, Toronto S. "TTC Trying for the 'Stylish Way' with 106 New Buses." Toronto Star Jul 30 1991: A6. ProQuest. 24 Nov. 2016.
  2. By Jim Wilkes, Toronto S. "Rusty Buses Not Ours - Firm." Toronto Star May 31 1997 ProQuest. 24 Nov. 2016.