Toronto Transit Commission 7000-7134

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Interior of 7033

Toronto Transit Commission 7000-7134 were Orion 05.501 buses ordered in 1995, and built and delivered in 1996. These were the first conventional accessible buses purchased by the TTC, and the first bus order by them since 1991.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
Detroit Diesel Series 50 275 hp @ 2100 rpm Allison B400R 5 speed 36 American Seating Model 6468 Luminator Mega:MAX

History

Order

This order was purchased to replace the 90 Orion III buses numbered 6360-6419 and 6530-6559 upon the discovery of serious frame cracking and corrosion and the assumption that they would not last the required 18 years. The 1996 Orion order was originally placed with Nova Bus, presumably for their Classic model.[1] The deal fell through when the Province of Ontario agreed to honour an agreement with the Province of Québec that prevented one from selling buses to the other.[2][3]

Refurbishments

From June 2004 to February 2006 this series of buses received their midlife rebuild, except for 7000 which was rebuilt in 2003. This included an overhaul of the major components, frame, and body. In addition to new paint, the buses received fiberglass body panels.

Modifications

Between 2000 and 2001, the first 88 buses from the series, 7000-7087, received UWE systems for outdoor storage.

Since their rebuild, these buses received automated announcements, bike racks and CCTV cameras. In June 2009, 7127 received a prototype driver barrier that consisted of a polycarbonate upper portion and a metal bottom portion. However when the upper portion is stowed behind the driver, it interferes with the seat immediately behind the driver. A revised barrier with a folding top section was installed on all buses afterwards.

In an attempt to improve the legibility of the destination signs, 7116 was fitted with black lights and 7110 and 7131 were fitted with actinic blue fluorescent tubes in February 2011. This was not expanded to other buses, however 7110 retained these lamps for its full life cycle.

Movement History

The first 75 buses, (7000-7074) were delivered to Arrow Road and the remaining 60 buses (7075-7134) were delivered to Malvern. Upon the opening of the New Eglinton Garage in 2002, it received 7000-7087 for UWE storage while Malvern retained 7088-7134. They were replaced at Eglinton upon the arrival of the 74xx and 75xx buses between 2003 and 2004, which allowed the remaining Orion IIIs and the 6500 and 6600 series D40 buses to retire.

Deployment History

These buses were regularly found on routes 21 Brimley, 34 Eglinton East, 36 Finch West, 38 Highland Creek, 39 Finch East, 42 Cummer, 46 Martin Grove, 53 Steeles East, 57 Midland, 60 Steeles West, 72 Pape, 75 Sherbourne, 81 Thorncliffe Park, 84 Sheppard West, 85 Sheppard East, 87 Cosburn, 94 Wellesley, 95 York Mills, 100 Flemingdon Park, 106 York University, 108 Downsview, 129 McCowan North, 131 Nugget, 133 Neilson, 134 Progress, 139 Finch-Don Mills, 190 Scarborough Centre Rocket, and 199 Finch Rocket.

Retirements

The first bus retired from this series was 7090 in March of 2012. Retirements of these buses started in mid-2013. All were originally expected to be retired from service by the end of 2014, however some continued in regular service into the new year. The remaining two units, 7013 and 7123, saw their final day of service on February 13, 2015. Unit 7106 continued to operate on the Toronto Islands service until late May 2015 when it retired.

Details

Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Garage Status/Disposal Notes
7000 Toronto Transit Commission 7000-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P78T6032664 BM8 734

(prev. BH9 792)

Malvern Retired
September 2014
Temporarily fitted with a Luminator Mega:MAX 3000 sign to test for the D40LF order; later reverted back to a Mega:MAX sign.
7001 Toronto Transit Commission 7001-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P7XT6032665 BM8 795

(prev. BH9 793)

Malvern Retired
April 2014
7002 1996 2B1569P71T6032666 BM8 736

(prev. BH9 794)

Malvern Retired
September 2014
7003 Toronto Transit Commission 7003-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P73T6032667 BM8 796

(prev. BH9 795)

Malvern Retired
June 2014
7004 1996 2B1569P75T6032668 BM8 735

(prev. BH9 796)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7005 Toronto Transit Commission 7005-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P77T6032669 BM6 113

(prev. BH9 797)

Malvern Retired
December 2014
7006 Toronto Transit Commission 7006-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P73T6032670 BM8 797

(prev. BH9 798)

Malvern Retired

October 2014

7007 1996 2B1569P75T6032671 BM8 737

(prev. BH9 799)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7008 Toronto Transit Commission 7008-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P77T6032672 BM6 114

(prev. BH9 800)

Malvern Retired

August 2014

7009 1996 2B1569P79T6032673 BM6 115

(prev. BH9 801)

Malvern Retired
October 2014
7010 1996 2B1569P70T6032674 BH9 802 Malvern Retired
November 2014
7011 Toronto Transit Commission 7011-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P72T6032675 BM8 798

(prev. BH9 803)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7012 Toronto Transit Commission 7012-a.JPG 1996 2B1569P74T6032676 BH9 804 Malvern Retired
November 2014
7013 Toronto Transit Commission 7013-b.jpg 1996 2B1569P76T6032677 BH9 805 Malvern Retired
February 13, 2015
7014 Toronto Transit Commission 7014-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P78T6032678 BH9 806 Malvern Retired
June 2014
7015 Toronto Transit Commission 7015-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P7XT6032679 BM8 800

(prev. BH9 807)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7016 Toronto Transit Commission 7016-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P76T6032680 BH9 808 Malvern Retired
July 2014
7017 1996 2B1569P78T6032681 BM6 116

(prev. BH9 809)

Malvern Retired
May 2014
7018 1996 2B1569P7XT6032682 BH9 810 Malvern Retired
May 2014
7019 1996 2B1569P71T6032683 BH9 811 Malvern Retired
July 2014
7020 1996 2B1569P73T6032684 BM8 738

(prev. BH9 812)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7021 1996 2B1569P75T6032685 BN2 156

(prev. BH9 813)

Malvern Retired
June 2014
7022 Toronto Transit Commission 7022-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P77T6032686 BM6 117

(prev. BK8 903; BH9 814)

Malvern Retired
December 2013
7023 1996 2B1569P79T6032687 BM8 226

(prev. BH9 815)

Malvern Retired
March 2014
7024 1996 2B1569P70T6032688 BH9 816 Malvern Retired
November 2014
7025 1996 2B1569P72T6032689 BH9 818 Malvern Retired
November 2014
7026 Toronto Transit Commission 7026-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P79T6032690 BM6 119

(prev. BH9 817)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
Former United Way signature bus.
7027 Toronto Transit Commission 7027-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P70T6032691 BH9 819 Malvern Retired
April 2014
7028 1996 2B1569P72T6032692 BM8 739

(prev. BH9 820)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7029 Toronto Transit Commission 7029-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P74T6032693 BM8 740

(prev. BH9 821)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7030 Toronto Transit Commission 7030-a.JPG 1996 2B1569P76T6032694 BM6 120

(prev. BH9 822)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7031 Toronto Transit Commission 7031-a.JPG 1996 2B1569P78T6032695 BN2 157

(prev. BH9 823)

Malvern Retired
December 2014
7032 1996 2B1569P7XT6032696 BH9 824 Malvern Retired
November 2014
7033 Toronto Transit Commission 7033-b.jpg 1996 2B1569P71T6032697 BN2 158

(prev. BH9 825)

Malvern Retired
January 2015
7034 1996 2B1569P73T6032698 BN2 159

(prev. BH9 826)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7035 1996 2B1569P75T6032699 BM8 338

(prev. BH9 827)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7036 Toronto Transit Commission 7036-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P78T6032700 BN2 160

(prev. BH9 828)

Malvern Retired
Serious collision August 13, 2013
7037 Toronto Transit Commission 7037-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P7XT6032701 BN2 161

(prev. BH9 829)

Malvern Retired
December 2014
7038 Toronto Transit Commission 7038-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P71T6032702 BM6 123

(prev. BH8 009)

Malvern Retired
June 2014
7039 Toronto Transit Commission 7039-a.JPG 1996 2B1569P73T6032703 BM8 339

(prev. BH8 008)

Malvern Retired
September 2014
7040 1996 2B1569P75T6032704 BM6 124

(prev. BH8 007)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7041 1996 2B1569P77T6032705 BM6 125

(prev. BH8 006)

Malvern Retired
August 2013
7042 Toronto Transit Commission 7042-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P79T6032706 BH8 005 Malvern Retired
August 2013
7043 1996 2B1569P70T6032707 BM6 126

(prev. BH8 003)

Malvern Retired
October 2014
7044 Toronto Transit Commission 7044-a.JPG 1996 2B1569P72T6032708 BM8 741

(prev. BH8 004)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7045 Toronto Transit Commission 7045-a.JPG 1996 2B1569P74T6032709 BM8 742

(prev. BH8 002)

Malvern Retired
June 2014
7046 1996 2B1569P70T6032710 BM8 340

(prev. BJ1 160)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7047 Toronto Transit Commission 7047-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P72T6032711 BM8 341

(prev. BJ1 159)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7048 Toronto Transit Commission 7048-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P74T6032712 BM8 342

(prev. BJ1 158)

Malvern Retired
December 2014
7049 Toronto Transit Commission 7049-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P76T6032713 BM8 343

(prev. BJ1 157)

Malvern Retired
June 2014
7050 1996 2B1569P78T6032714 BJ1 156 Malvern Retired
July 2014
7051 Toronto Transit Commission 7051-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P7XT6032715 BM8 743

(prev. BJ1 155)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7052 1996 2B1569P71T6032716 BM6 128

(prev. BJ1 154)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7053 Toronto Transit Commission 7053-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P73T6032717 BM8 744

(prev. BJ1 153)

Malvern Retired
October 2014
Involved in a collision with TTC 7921 on May 29, 2009.
7054 Toronto Transit Commission 7054-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P75T6032718 BM8 745

(prev. BJ1 152)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
Has front black fleet numbers.
7055 1996 2B1569P77T6032719 BJ1 151 Malvern Retired
May 2014
7056 Toronto Transit Commission 7058-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P73T6032720 BM8 746

(prev. BJ1 150)

Malvern Retired
October 2014
7057 1996 2B1569P75T6032721 BM8 344

(prev. BJ1 149)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7058 1996 2B1569P77T6032722 BJ1 148 Malvern Retired
November 2014
Hit by a truck on October 21, 2004; repaired.
7059 1996 2B1569P79T6032723 BM8 747

(prev. BJ1 147)

Malvern Retired
June 2014
7060 Toronto Transit Commission 7060-b.jpg 1996 2B1569P70T6032724 BJ1 146 Malvern Retired
January 23, 2015
Made its last run on route 53 before retirement.
7061 1996 2B1569P72T6032725 BM8 345

(prev. BJ1 145)

Malvern Retired
July 2014
7062 1996 2B1569P74T6032726 BM6 130

(prev. BJ1 144)

Malvern Retired
March 2014
7063 1996 2B1569P76T6032727 BJ1 143 Malvern Retired
October 2014
7064 1996 2B1569P78T6032728 BN2 162

(prev. BJ1 142)

Malvern Retired
July 2014
7065 Toronto Transit Commission 7065-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P7XT6032729 BN2 164

(prev. BM8 347; BJ1 141)

Malvern Retired
December 2014
7066 1996 2B1569P76T6032730 BM8 348

(prev. BJ1 140)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7067 1996 2B1569P78T6032731 BJ1 139 Malvern Retired
July 2014
7068 Toronto Transit Commission 7068-a.JPG 1996 2B1569P7XT6032732 BM6 132

(prev. BK1 968)

Malvern Retired
December 2014
7069 Toronto Transit Commission 7069-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P71T6032733 BM8 349

(prev. BH8 899)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7070 Toronto Transit Commission 7070-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P73T6032734 BM6 133

(prev. BH8 898)

Malvern Retired
October 2014
7071 1996 2B1569P75T6032735 BM8 350

(prev. BH8 897)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7072 Toronto Transit Commission 7072-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P77T6032736 BM6 134

(prev. BH8 896)

Malvern Retired
October 2014
7073 Toronto Transit Commission 7073-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P79T6032737 BM8 236

(prev. BH8 895)

Malvern Retired
October 2014
7074 Toronto Transit Commission 7074-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P70T6032738 BH8 894 Malvern Retired
November 2014
7075 Toronto Transit Commission 7075-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P72T6032739 BH8 893 Malvern Retired
November 2014
7076 Toronto Transit Commission 7076-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P79T6032740 BM6 135 Malvern Retired
July 2014
7077 Toronto Transit Commission 7077-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P70T6032741 BM8 227

(prev. BH8 891)

Malvern Retired
May 2014
7078 1996 2B1569P72T6032742 BL6 442

(prev. BH8 890)

Malvern Retired
May 2014
7079 1996 2B1569P74T6032743 BH8 889 Malvern Retired
November 2014
7080 Toronto Transit Commission 7080-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P76T6032744 BM8 229

(prev. BH8 888)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7081 Toronto Transit Commission 7081-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P78T6032745 BM8 230

(prev. BH8 887)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7082 Toronto Transit Commission 7082-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P7XT6032746 BM8 351

(prev. BL6 534)

Malvern Retired
September 2014
Used as a paintball wall during the Harvey Shop open house on September 13, 2014.
7083 Toronto Transit Commission 7083-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P71T6032747 BM8 352

(prev. BH9 045)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
  • Minor collision with another bus at Centennial College loop on Sept. 13, 2012
  • Repaired
7084 Toronto Transit Commission 7084-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P73T6032748 BH9 044 Malvern Retired
summer 2013 - structural
7085 Toronto Transit Commission 7085-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P75T6032749 BL6 535

(prev. BH8 043)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7086 Toronto Transit Commission 7086-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P71T6032750 BH8 042 Malvern Retired
July 2014
  • Involved in a collision with a truck on June 16, 2005.
  • Used as a paintball wall during the Harvey Shop open house on September 13, 2014.
7087 Toronto Transit Commission 7087-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P73T6032751 BM8 353

(prev. BL6 536)

Malvern Retired
July 2014
Used as a paintball wall during the Harvey Shop open house on September 13, 2014.
7088 Toronto Transit Commission 7088-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P75T6032752 BM8 231

(prev. BL6 537)

Malvern Retired
July 2014
7089 Toronto Transit Commission 7089-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P77T6032753 BL6 538 Malvern Retired
November 2014
7090 Toronto Transit Commission 7090-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P79T6032754 BL1 991 Malvern Retired
March 2012 - structural
7091 1996 2B1569P70T6032755 BJ1 597 Malvern Retired
April 2014
7092 Toronto Transit Commission 7092-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P72T6032756 BL1 992 Malvern Retired
November 2014
Fire victim in November 2007; underwent repair with powertrain replaced in May 2008.
7093 1996 2B1569P74T6032757 BM8 355

(prev. BJ1 595)

Malvern Retired
July 2014
7094 1996 2B1569P76T6032758 BN2 165

(prev. BM2 750?; BL1 993)

Malvern Retired
September 2014
7095 Toronto Transit Commission 7095-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P78T6032759 BN2 166

(prev. BL1 994)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7096 Toronto Transit Commission 7096-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P74T6032760 BJ1 592 Malvern Retired
November 2014
7097 Toronto Transit Commission 7097-a.JPG 1996 2B1569P76T6032761 BL1 195 Malvern Retired

August 2014

Used as a paintball wall during the Harvey Shop open house on September 13, 2014.
7098 Toronto Transit Commission 7098-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P78T6032762 BM6 136

(prev. BL1 996)

Malvern Retired
October 2014
7099 Toronto Transit Commission 7099-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P7XT6032763 BN2 1__

(prev. BL1 997)

Malvern Retired
May 2014
7100 1996 2B1569P71T6032764 BJ1 588 Malvern Retired
September 2013 - structural
7101 1996 2B1569P73T6032765 BN2 168

(prev. BL1 998)

Malvern Retired

October 2014

7102 1996 2B1569P75T6032766 BL1 999 Malvern Retired
November 2014
7103 Toronto Transit Commission 7103-b.jpg 1996 2B1569P77T6032767 BL2 000 Malvern Retired
November 2014
7104 1996 2B1569P79T6032768 BM8 232

(prev. BJ1 584)

Malvern Retired
September 2013 - structural
7105 1996 2B1569P70T6032769 BN2 170

(prev. BL2 451)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
Minor collision with truck on June 5, 2008; repaired.
7106 Toronto Transit Commission 7106-b.jpg 1996 2B1569P77T6032770 BJ1 582 Malvern Retired
Late May 2015
Temporarily moved to the Toronto island mid January 2015 and was used as an Toronto island bus until late May 2015.
7107 1996 2B1569P79T6032771 BM8 356

(prev. BL2 452)

Malvern Retired
May 2014
7108 1996 2B1569P70T6032772 BJ1 580 Malvern Retired
December 2014
Involved in a collision in May 2009, repaired along with composite body panel installation.
7109 1996 2B1569P72T6032773 BN2 171

(prev. BL2 453; BJ1 579)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7110 Toronto Transit Commission 7110-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P74T6032774 BJ1 578 Malvern Retired
November 2014
7111 1996 2B1569P76T6032775 BJ1 577 Malvern Retired
October 2014
7112 Toronto Transit Commission 7112-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P78T6032776 BJ1 576 Malvern Retired
June 2014
7113 1996 2B1569P7XT6032777 BL2 454 Malvern Retired
November 2014
7114 Toronto Transit Commission 7114-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P71T6032778 BN2 172

(prev. BL2 455)

Malvern Retired
August 2013
7115 1996 2B1569P73T6032779 BM8 1__

(prev. BL2 456)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7116 Toronto Transit Commission 7116-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P7XT6032780 BM8 357

(prev. BL2 457)

Malvern Retired
June 2014
7117 Toronto Transit Commission 7117-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P71T6032781 BM8 358

(prev. BJ1 571)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7118 1996 2B1569P73T6032782 BN2 173

(prev. BL2 458)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7119 Toronto Transit Commission 7119-a.JPG 1996 2B1569P75T6032783 BM6 138

(prev. BL2 459)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7120 Toronto Transit Commission 7120-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P77T6032784 BL2 460 Malvern Retired
January 2015
7121 Toronto Transit Commission 7121-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P79T6032785 BM8 359

(prev. BL2 461)

Malvern Retired
May 2014
7122 Toronto Transit Commission 7122-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P70T6032786 BM8 360

(prev. BJ1 566)

Malvern Retired
July 2014
7123 Toronto Transit Commission 7123-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P72T6032787 BM8 233

(prev. BL2 462)

Malvern Retired
February 13, 2015
7124 Toronto Transit Commission 7124-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P74T6032788 BN2 174

(prev. BL2 463)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7125 1996 2B1569P76T6032789 BM8 361

(prev. BL2 464)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
Taken off the road in February 2008 due to frame issues; back in service.
7126 Toronto Transit Commission 7126-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P72T6032790 BN2 175

(prev. BL2 465; BJ1 562)

Malvern Retired
September 2014
7127 1996 2B1569P74T6032791 BN2 176

(prev. BL2 466)

Malvern Retired
January 2015
7128 1996 2B1569P76T6032792 BN2 177

(prev. BL2 467)

Malvern Retired
January 2015
7129 Toronto Transit Commission 7129-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P78T6032793 BM8 362

(prev. BL2 468)

Malvern Retired
November 2014
7130 1996 2B1569P7XT6032794 BM8 363

(prev. BL2 469)

Malvern Retired
December 2014
Received LED accessibility lights late August 2010 as they were the only parts available; switched back later in year.
7131 Toronto Transit Commission 7131-b.jpg 1996 2B1569P71T6032795 BL2 470 Malvern Retired
July 2014
Had front black fleet numbers.
7132 1996 2B1569P73T6032796 BL2 471 Malvern Retired
July 2014
7133 Toronto Transit Commission 7133-b.jpg 1996 2B1569P75T6032797 BM8 365

(prev. BL2 472)

Malvern
Retired
March 2014

Auctioned off

7134 Toronto Transit Commission 7134-a.jpg 1996 2B1569P77T6032798 BM6 366?

(prev. BJ1 554)

Malvern Retired
November 2014

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