Toronto Transit Commission 8230-8260

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Toronto Transit Commission 8230-8260 were Flyer Industries D800B buses built in 1978.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination Sign
Detroit Diesel 6V71N 181 hp @ 2000 rpm Allison V730 3 speed 40 Otaco benches Luminator Matrix:MAX

History

Order

Flyer was awarded a $2.3-million contract to supply the 31 buses to the TTC in the summer of 1978. They were delivered towards the end of the year. According to Flyer president J.J. Killinger, the relatively large order staved off plans to lay off employees at the financially troubled company.[1]

The buses were delivered in the red and creme livery adapted from the early GM New Looks. During their mid-life overhaul, they were given the contemporary "CLRV" livery in the 1980s. Interior surfaces were beige and seats were upholstered in black vinyl with pink-orange trim. Unlike previous batches of buses, this series were the first to have rear perimeter seating in the rear half of the bus.

Retirement

These buses remained in service into the late 1990s. The final unit, 8257, was withdrawn in September 1999. It was acquired by the Canadian Transit Heritage Foundation and stored in Timmins. The bus was later transferred to New Flyer's facility in Manitoba, however it was scrapped in early 2014.

Details

Fleet Number Thumbnail Date Serial License plate(s) Garage Status/Disposal Notes
8230 1978 D102401396 BF1 517
(prev. BC1 334)
Retired
8231 1978 D102401397 BJ4 520
(prev. BF1 518, BC1 335)
Retired
8232 1978 D102401398 BC1 336 Retired
8233 1978 D102401399 BJ4 921
(prev. BC1 337)
Retired
8234 1978 D102401400 BC1 338 Retired
8235 1978 D102401401 BC1 339 Retired
8236 1978 D102401402 BC1 340 Retired
8237 1978 D102401403 BC1 341 Retired
8238 1978 D102401404 BF1 522
(prev. BC1 342)
Queensway Retired
March 1997
8239 1978 D102401405 BC1 343 Retired
8240 1978 D102401406 BF1 614
(prev. BC1 344)
Retired
8241 1978 D102401407 BF1 615
(prev. BC1 345)
Retired
8242 1978 D102401408 BF1 616
(prev. BC1 346)
Retired
8243 1978 D102401409 BF1 617
(prev. BC1 347)
Retired
8244 1978 D102401410 BF1 618
(prev. BC1 348)
Retired
8245 1978 D102401411 BJ4 925
(prev. BF1 619, BC1 349)
Queensway Retired
February 1998
8246 1978 D102401412 BC1 350 Retired
8247 1978 D102401413 BC1 351 Retired
8248 1978 D102401414 BC1 352 Retired
8249 1978 D102401415 BF1 620
(prev. BC1 353)
Retired
Early 1997
8250 1978 D102401416 BF1 621
(prev. BC1 354)
Queensway Retired
Late 1997
Had both fleet number and TTC logo on the front.
8251 1978 D102401417 BJ5 343
(prev. BF1 622, BC1 355)
Queensway Retired
August 1998
8252 1978 D102401418 BF1 721
(prev. BC1 356)
Retired
8253 1978 D102401419 BF1 722
(prev. BC1 357)
Retired
8254 1978 D102401420 BF1 727
(prev. BC1 358)
Retired
8255 1978 D102401421 BF1 724
(prev. BC1 359)
Retired
8256 1978 D102401422 BF1 725
(prev. BC1 360)
Retired
8257 1978 D102401423 BF1 726
(prev. BC1 361)
Queensway
Retired
September 1999

  • Acquired by the CTHF for preservation.
  • Scrapped in early 2014.
Last surviving D800B in the fleet.
8258 1978 D102401424 BF1 727
(prev. BC1 362)
Retired
8259 1978 D102401425 BF1 728
(prev. BC1 363)
Retired
8260 1978 D102401426 BF1 729
(prev. BC1 364)
Retired

References

  1. Flyer Industries Ltd. of Winnipeg has received a $2.3-million contract to supply 31 buses to the Toronto Transit Commission. 01 June 1978. Globe and Mail.