Toronto Transit Commission 7300-7350

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Toronto Transit Commission 7300-7350 were New Flyer Industries D40LF buses built between 1998 and 1999, and delivered in 1999. They were originally supposed to be part of an order for 100 RTS buses built by Nova Bus. When Nova realized that they could not meet the delivery schedule, the order was amended and the TTC acquired 51 buses from New Flyer instead.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
Detroit Diesel Series 50 275 hp @ 2100 rpm Allison World B400R 5 speed 35 American Seating Model 6468 Luminator Horizon
originally
Luminator MAX3000

History

Order

These were the first diesel low-floor buses the TTC owned, and the last buses received by the TTC in the 20th century. The fleet was originally based at Old Eglinton before receiving UWE connections when the new garage opened on Comstock Road in 2002; they were moved to Queensway when the 75xx started arriving.

Refurbishments and Modifications

Beginning in early 2008, the fleet underwent a midlife rebuild. The first to be completed was 7331, which had experienced a fire in May 2004 and had been in storage ever since; the last unit, 7345, was completed in December 2009. All buses have bike racks, automated announcements, and CCTV cameras. In August 2009, driver barriers were spotted being installed in a few buses. Installation was complete on the rest of this series by late 2009 to early 2010.

7350 was fitted with Luminator Horizon destination signs as a test for the upcoming Orion VII order. Buses in the series began having their original flip-dot signs replaced with Horizon signs as components failed. By fall 2014, all remaining buses received the new Horizon signs.

Movement History

When introduced into the TTC, the entire series was originally based at Old Eglinton garage and later retrofitted with UWE connectors for outdoor storage when the new Eglinton garage opened on Comstock Road in 2002. Following the arrival of the 75xx-series Orion VIIs, they were moved to Queensway in 2004 to replace some of the 6000 and 6100 series Flyer D901s.

Deployment History

From the beginning of these units lives they appeared on routes 5 Avenue Rd, 11 Bayview, 21 Brimley, 28 Davisville, 34 Eglinton East, 42 Cummer, 51 Leslie, 56 Leaside, 65 Parliament, 72 Pape, 75 Sherbourne, 81 Thorncliffe Park, 87 Cosburn, 88 South Leaside, 94 Wellesley, 97 Yonge, 100 Flemingdon Park, 190 Scarborough Centre Rocket, and 197 North Yonge.

When this series moved to Queensway they were regularly found on routes 15 Evans, 26 Dupont, 30 Lambton, 37 Islington, 40 Junction, 44 Kipling South, 45 Kipling, 48 Rathburn, 49 Bloor West, 50 Burnhamthorpe, 66 Prince Edward, 73 Royal York, 76 Royal York South, 80 Queensway, 110 Islington South, 111 East Mall, 112 West Mall, 123 Shorncliffe, 145 Downtown/Humber Bay Express, 168 Symington, 192 Airport Rocket, 300 Bloor-Danforth, 315 Evans-Brown's Line and 337 Islington.

Retirements

The first bus of the series, 7308, was prematurely retired in 2010 following an engine fire on August 11, 2010. Retirements of these buses began in January 2016. The remaining unit, 7343 saw its final day of service on September 26, 2016 on Route 112 West Mall.

Details

Fleet
number
Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Garage Status/Disposal Notes
7300 Toronto Transit Commission 7300-b.jpg December 1998 2FYD2LL05WU018294 417 7BH

(prev. BJ7 246)

Queensway Retired
May 2016

Rebuilt in November 2009


  • Retrofitted with Luminator Horizon signs.
  • Formerly used as Toronto Island bus.
  • Returned to service early April 2016.
7301 Toronto Transit Commission 7301-a.jpg September 1999 2FYD2LL02XU019579 BN7 153

(prev. BK1 766)

Queensway Retired
January 2016

Rebuilt in August 2009


7302 Toronto Transit Commission 7302-a.jpg September 1999 2FYD2LL09XU019580 895 3BH

(prev. BN5 433; BM8 413; BK1 767)

Queensway Retired
February 2016

Rebuilt in August 2008


7303 Toronto Transit Commission 7303-a.jpg October 1999 2FYD2LL00XU019581 406 1BH

(prev. BM8 414; BK1 792)

Queensway Retired
May 2016

Rebuilt in September 2009


7304 Toronto Transit Commission 7304-a.jpg October 1999 2FYD2LL02XU019582 BN7 145

(prev. BM9 062; BK1 791)

Queensway Retired
June 2016

Rebuilt between December 2008-May 2009


7305 Toronto Transit Commission 7305-a.jpg September 1999 2FYD2LL04XU019583 419 8BH

(prev. 254 2BF; BM8 415; BK1 773)

Queensway Retired
June 2016

Rebuilt in May 2009


7306 Toronto Transit Commission 7306-b.jpg August 1999 2FYD2LL06XU019584 768 4BH

(prev. 260 0BF; BM8 416; BJ8 880)

Queensway Retired
January 2016

Rebuilt between January-April 2008


7307 Toronto Transit Commission 7307-a.jpg August 1999 2FYD2LL08XU019585 454 3BH

(prev. BM9 063; BJ8 881)

Queensway Retired
June 2016

Rebuilt in April 2008


7308 September 1999 2FYD2LL0XXU019586 BM9 064

(prev. BK1 774)

Queensway Retired
October 2010

Rebuilt between August-September 2008


  • Suffered a major fire on Wednesday August 11, 2010.
  • Front-end given to 7333.
7309 Toronto Transit Commission 7309-c.jpg September 1999 2FYD2LL01XU019587 452 5BH

(prev. BK1 762)

Queensway Retired
July 2016

Rebuilt between August-December 2008


7310 Toronto Transit Commission 7310-a.jpg August 1999 2FYD2LL03XU019588 BN7 154

(prev. BM9 066; BJ8 929)

Queensway Retired
July 2016

Rebuilt between November 2008-February 2009


  • Suffered a minor fire in January 2004; returned to service.
  • Retrofitted with Luminator Horizon signs.
7311 Toronto Transit Commission 7311-b.jpg October 1999 2FYD2LL05XU019589 895 4BH

(prev. 258 3BF; BM9 067; BK1 787)

Queensway Retired
January 2016

Rebuilt between August 2008-January 2009


7312 Toronto Transit Commission 7312-a.jpg September 1999 2FYD2LL01XU019590 BN7 147

(prev. BM8 417; BK1 775)

Queensway Retired
June 2016

Rebuilt in July 2009


7313 Toronto Transit Commission 7313-a.jpg 1999 2FYD2LL03XU019591 154 8BJ

(prev. 258 2BF; BM6 139; BJ8 932)

Queensway Retired
August 2016

Rebuilt between 2007-March 2008


7314 Toronto Transit Commission 7314-a.jpg August 1999 2FYD2LL05XU019592 761 9BH

(prev. BN7 152; BJ8 933)

Queensway Retired
January 2016

Rebuilt in March 2009


7315 Toronto Transit Commission 7315-b.jpg August 1999 2FYD2LL07XU019593 761 5BH

(prev. BN7 344; BM9 068; BK1 731)

Queensway Retired
Friday August 26th, 2016

Rebuilt between August-December 2008


  • Made its final run on Route 66 Prince Edward
  • Retrofitted with Luminator Horizon signs.
7316 Toronto Transit Commission 7316-a.jpg October 1999 2FYD2LL09XU019594 761 6BH

(prev. 257 7BF; BK1 776)

Queensway Retired
July 2016

Rebuilt between February-July 2008


7317 Toronto Transit Commission 7317-a.jpg September 1999 2FYD2LL00XU019595 295 8BH

(prev. 253 7BF; BM6 141; BK1 777)

Queensway Retired
June 2016

Rebuilt between January-May 2008


7318 Toronto Transit Commission 7318-a.jpg October 1999 2FYD2LL02XU019596 761 7BH

(prev. 253 8BF; BK1 786)

Queensway Retired
June 2016

Rebuilt in April 2008


7319 Toronto Transit Commission 7319-a.jpg September 1999 2FYD2LL04XU019597 419 6BH

(prev. BM8 069; BK1 763)

Queensway Retired
June 2016

Rebuilt between February-May 2008

7320 Toronto Transit Commission 7320-a.jpg September 1999 2FYD2LL06XU019598 768 5BH

(prev. 258 4BF; BK1 770)

Queensway Retired
Thursday July 21st, 2016

Rebuilt in June 2009


7321 Toronto Transit Commission 7321-a.jpg September 1999 2FYD2LL08XU019599 419 4BH

(prev. 254 8BF; BM6 144; BK1 771)

Queensway Retired
July 2016

Rebuilt December 2008-February 2009


7322 Toronto Transit Commission 7322-a.jpg July 1999 2FYD2LL00XU019600 BM8 419

(prev. BJ8 870)

Queensway Retired
July 2016

Rebuilt in June 2009


7323 Toronto Transit Commission 7323-b.jpg August 1999 2FYD2LL02XU019601 451 0BH

(prev. BM6 145; BK1 732)

Queensway Retired
May 2016

Rebuilt between January-March 2008


7324 Toronto Transit Commission 7324-b.jpg August 1999 2FYD2LL04XU019602 454 1BH

(prev. BM8 420; BJ8 871)

Queensway Retired
September 22nd, 2016

Rebuilt between January-March 2008


  • Retrofitted with Luminator Horizon signs.
  • Made its last run on route 73 before retirement
7325 Toronto Transit Commission 7325-b.jpg September 1999 2FYD2LL06XU019603 BN7 148

(prev. BM6 146; BK1 764)

Queensway Retired
September 20th, 2016

Rebuilt October 2008-February 2009


  • Retrofitted with Luminator Horizon signs.
  • Made its last run on route 73 before retirement
7326 Toronto Transit Commission 7326-a.jpg August 1999 2FYD2LL08XU019604 200 0BH

(prev. BM6 147; BJ8 931)

Queensway Retired
June 2016

Rebuilt between March-July 2008


7327 Toronto Transit Commission 7327-a.jpg August 1999 2FYD2LL0XXU019605 769 4BH

(prev. BN7 142; BM6 148; BK1 730)

Queensway Retired
May 2016

Rebuilt in August 2009


7328 Toronto Transit Commission 7328-a.jpg July 1999 2FYD2LL01XU019606 768 6BH

(prev. BN7 151; BM8 421; BJ8 869)

Queensway Retired
June 2016

Rebuilt between September-December 2008


7329 Toronto Transit Commission 7329-a.jpg August 1999 2FYD2LL03XU019607 764 7BF

(prev. BM8 422; BJ8 878)

Queensway Retired
2016

Rebuilt between December 2008-March 2009


7330 Toronto Transit Commission 7330-b.jpg July 1999 2FYD2LL05XU019608 295 1BH

(prev. 258 5BF; BJ8 868)

Queensway Retired
April 2016

Rebuilt in November 2009


7331 Toronto Transit Commission 7331-a.jpg July 1999 2FYD2LL07XU019609 151 4BJ

(prev. 255 6BF; BJ8 867)

Queensway
(Toronto Island Shuttle)
Retired
September 2016

Rebuilt between 2007-March 2008; first unit completed.


  • Previously used as the Toronto Island Bus.
  • Suffered fire while at Eglinton in May 2004; stored until the rebuild program.
  • Retrofitted with Luminator Horizon signs.
7332 Toronto Transit Commission 7332-b.jpg September 1999 2FYD2LL03XU019610 BN7 143

(prev. BK1 772)

Queensway Retired
July 2016

Rebuilt between May-August 2008


7333 Toronto Transit Commission 7333-a.jpg August 1999 2FYD2LL05XU019611 297 6BH

(prev. 255 7BF; BM6 149; BJ8 872

Queensway Retired
May 2016

Rebuilt in April 2008


  • Crashed into a building on Queen Street on July 22, 2012; repaired with front end from 7308.
  • Retrofitted with Luminator Horizon signs.
7334 Toronto Transit Commission 7334-a.jpg August 1999 2FYD2LL07XU019612 253 9BF

(prev. BM9 070; BJ8 873)

Queensway Retired
July 2016

Rebuilt between February-July 2008


7335 Toronto Transit Commission 7335-a.jpg August 1999 2FYD2LL09XU019613 154 9BJ

(prev. 259 9BF; BM9 071; BK1 738)

Queensway Retired
September 2nd, 2016

Rebuilt between December 2008-February 2009


  • Retrofitted with Luminator Horizon signs.
  • Made its last run on route 45E before retirement
7336 October 1999 2FYD2LL00XU019614 297 0BH

(prev. BM8 425; BK1 778)

Queensway Retired
January 2016

Rebuilt between August-October 2008


7337 October 1999 2FYD2LL02XU019615 769 3BH

(prev. 257 6BF;BK1 797)

Queensway Retired
May 2016

Rebuilt between February-August 2008


7338 Toronto Transit Commission 7338-b.jpg August 1999 2FYD2LL04XU019616 761 0BH

(prev. 256 5BF; BM8 426; BJ8 934)

Queensway Retired
August 31st, 2016

Rebuilt in January 2009


  • Retrofitted with Luminator Horizon signs.
  • Made its last run on route 45E before retirement
7339 Toronto Transit Commission 7339-a.jpg August 1999 2FYD2LL06XU091617 171 3BJ

(prev. 295 2BH; 258 0BF; BJ8 879)

Queensway Retired
August 2016

Rebuilt in November 2009


7340 Toronto Transit Commission 7340-b.jpg September 1999 2FYD2LL08XU019618 761 8BH

(prev. 254 3BF; BK1 765)

Queensway Retired
September 2016

Rebuilt between August-October 2008


7341 Toronto Transit Commission 7341-a.jpg August 1999 2FYD2LL0XXU019619 454 4BH

(prev. 254 7BF; BM9 074; BJ8 930)

Queensway Retired
April 2016

Rebuilt April 2008


7342 Toronto Transit Commission 7342-a.jpg September 1999 2FYD2LL06XU019620 BN7 141

(prev. BK1 779)

Queensway Retired
Saturday August 27th, 2016

Rebuilt May-July 2008


  • Retrofitted with Luminator Horizon signs.
  • Made its last run on the Line 1 Subway Shuttle before retirement
7343 Toronto Transit Commission 7343-a.jpg October 1999 2FYD2LL08XU019621 BM8 159

(prev. BK1 780)

Queensway Retired
September 26th, 2016

Rebuilt February-March 2008


  • Retrofitted with Luminator Horizon signs.
  • Made its last run on route 112 before retirement
7344 Toronto Transit Commission 7344-a.jpg September 1999 2FYD2LL0XXU019622 760 9BH

(prev. 256 7BF; BM9 075; BK1 768)

Queensway Retired
August 2016

Rebuilt in September 2008


  • Front left window damaged by thrown pumpkin in November 2007.
  • Retrofitted with Luminator Horizon signs.
7345 Toronto Transit Commission 7345-a.jpg September 1999 2FYD2LL01XU019623 769 2BH

(prev. BN7 144; BM8 427; BK1 769)

Queensway Retired
June 2016

Rebuilt in December 2009; last unit completed.


7346 Toronto Transit Commission 7346-a.jpg October 1999 2FYD2LL03XU019624 296 0BH

(prev. 258 6BF; BM8 428; BK1 798)

Queensway Retired
July 2016

Rebuilt in July 2009


7347 Toronto Transit Commission 7347-a.jpg October 1999 2FYD2LL05XU019625 BN7 146

(prev. BM8 160; BK1 799)

Queensway Retired
August 2016

Rebuilt in September 2009


7348 Toronto Transit Commission 7348-a.jpg September 1999 2FYD2LL07XU019626 405 8BH

(prev. BM8 429; BK1 781)

Queensway Retired
July 2016

Rebuilt October 2008-February 2009


7349 December 1999 2FYD2LL09XU019627 259 8BF

(prev. BK1 819)

Queensway Retired
June 2016

Rebuilt August-December 2008


7350 Toronto Transit Commission 7350-a.jpg October 1999 2FYD2LL00XU019628 768 9BH

(prev. BN7 150; BK1 807)

Queensway Retired
May 2016

Rebuilt August-November 2008