Toronto Transit Commission 9000-9026

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Toronto Transit Commission 9000-9026 are 2013 Nova Bus LFS Artic buses. These are the first articulated buses purchased by the TTC since the late 1980s, and the first buses purchased from Nova Bus since 1998. The TTC has long recognized the need for articulated buses, however until recently was not able to find a manufacturer who met their criteria. In a 2009 report regarding the procurement of buses, the TTC was interested in following the experience of then recent customers of the LFS Artic.[1]

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
Cummins ISL9 EPA 2010, 330 hp Allison B500R 6 American Seating 6468, 42 American Seating InSight Luminator Horizon

History

Order

In February 2012, the TTC issued a request for proposals for the supply of articulated buses in 2013, 2014, and 2015. New Flyer and Nova Bus each submitted bids, and on August 2, 2012, the TTC awarded Nova Bus the contract for 27 buses to be delivered in 2013. An additional 56 and 70 buses would be purchased in 2014 and 2015.[2] The TTC later approved the advancement of the 2015 order and will have 126 buses delivered in 2014.

Modifications

This order sees a number of features that are a first for TTC buses. These include LED headlights, LED interior lighting, lighter passenger seats with improved ergonomics, and electric powertrain cooling. The popularity of these features has increased since their introduction to the market more than five years prior.

The pilot bus (9000) had additional LED brake light strips under the radiator louvers. These were removed prior to delivery. In addition, the bus featured LED crossbar lighting inside that is not included on subsequent deliveries.

On December 20, 2013, the first bus (9001) officially entered service on route 7 Bathurst. Despite a delay in production due to a tire recall, the TTC was able to meet their target of a December launch date.

In August 2018, buses from this series have started to be equipped with the new Vehicle Information System and Integrated Operations Network (VISION) system. 9000-9021 currently have the new VISION system installed.

Deployment

Mount Dennis buses can be found on routes 29 Dufferin, 41 Keele, 320 Yonge, 329 Dufferin, and 929 Dufferin Express.

Wilson buses can be found on routes 7 Bathurst, 307 Bathurst, and 320 Yonge.

Details

Fleet
number
Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Garage Status/Disposal Notes
9000 Toronto Transit Commission 9000-a.jpg 04/2013 2NVYS92U9D3000905 453 2BH Wilson Active
  • Pilot bus
  • Delivered to Wilson on July 18, 2013.
  • First entered service on January 22, 2014 on route 7
  • Later returned to NovaBus Factory for modifications and reentered service on May 2, 2014.
9001 Toronto Transit Commission 9001-a.jpg 10/2013 2NVYS92J6D3001094 419 9BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on December 13, 2013.
  • First NovaBUS LFS Artic to enter service on December 20, 2013 on route 7.
9002 Toronto Transit Commission 9002-a.jpg 10/2013 2NVYS92J8D3001095 420 0BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson in December 2013.
  • Entered service on January 2, 2014 on route 7
9003 Toronto Transit Commission 9003-a.jpg 10/2013 2NVYS92JXD3001096 720 0BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on December 16, 2013.
  • Entered service on December 23, 2013 on route 7
9004 10/2013 2NVYS92J1D3001097 719 9BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson in December 2013.
  • Entered service on January 9, 2014 on route 7
9005 2013 2NVYS92J3D3001098 719 8BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson in December 2013.
  • Entered service on January 8, 2014 on route 7
  • Sent to Queensway for training in late March, 2018.
  • Returned to Wilson in early April, 2018.
9006 2013 2NVYS92J5D3001099 507 5BK

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Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson in December 2013.
  • Entered service on January 13, 2014 on route 7
9007 Toronto Transit Commission 9007-a.jpg 2013 2NVYS92J8D3001100 719 6BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on December 23, 2013.
  • Entered service on January 17, 2014 on route 7
9008 2013 2NVYS92JXD3001101 719 5BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on December 23, 2013.
  • Entered service on January 20, 2014 on route 7
9009 Toronto Transit Commission 9009-a.jpg 2013 2NVYS92J1D3001102 719 4BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on December 23, 2013.
  • Entered service on January 24, 2014 on route 7
9010 2013 2NVYS92J3D3001103 719 3BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on December 2013.
  • Entered service on January 21, 2014 on route 7
9011 Toronto Transit Commission 9011-a.jpg 2013 2NVYS92J5D3001104 719 2BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on January 2014.
  • Entered service on February 12, 2014 on route 7
9012 Toronto Transit Commission 9012-a.jpg 2013 2NVYS92J7D3001105 719 1BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on January 2014.
  • Entered service on February 11, 2014 on route 7
  • Was hit by a car on the right side of the bus.
  • Sent to Hillcrest for bodywork in September 2014.
9013 2013 2NVYS92J9D3001106 719 0BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on January 2014.
  • Entered service on February 4, 2014 on route 7
9014 Toronto Transit Commission 9014-a.jpg 2013 2NVYS92J0D3001107 718 9BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on January 2014.
  • Entered service on February 6, 2014 on route 7
9015 Toronto Transit Commission 9015-a.jpg 2013 2NVYS92J2D3001108 718 8BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on January 2014.
  • Entered service on February 6, 2014 on route 7
9016 Toronto Transit Commission 9016-a.jpg 2013 2NVYS92J4D3001109 718 7BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on January 2014.
  • Entered service on February 13, 2014 on route 7
9017 2013 2NVYS92J0D3001110 718 6BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on January 2014.
  • Entered service on February 13, 2014 on route 7
9018 2013 2NVYS92J2D3001111 509 3BK

(prev. 720 9BH)

Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on January 2014.
  • Entered service on February 18, 2014 on route 7
9019 2013 2NVYS92J4D3001112 720 8BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on January 2014.
  • Entered service on February 14, 2014 on route 7
9020 Toronto Transit Commission 9020-a.jpg 2013 2NVYS92J6D3001113 720 7BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on February 2014.
  • Entered service on February 20, 2014 on route 7
9021 2013 2NVYS92J8D3001114 720 6BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on February 2014.
  • Entered service on March 4, 2014 on route 7
9022 2013 2NVYS92JXD3001115 720 5BH Wilson Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on February 2014.
  • Entered service on March 5, 2014 on route 7
9023 Toronto Transit Commission 9023-a.jpg 2013 2NVYS92J1D3001116 720 4BH Mount Dennis Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on February 2014.
  • Entered service on March 5, 2014 on route 7
9024 2013 2NVYS92J3D3001117 720 3BH Mount Dennis Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on February 2014.
  • Entered service on March 6, 2014 on route 7
9025 Toronto Transit Commission 9025-a.jpg 2013 2NVYS92J5D3001118 720 2BH Mount Dennis Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on February 21, 2014.
  • Entered service on March 7, 2014 on route 7
  • Sent to Birchmount for training in late March, 2018.
  • Returned to Wilson in early April, 2018.
9026 Toronto Transit Commission 9026-a.jpg 2013 2NVYS92J7D3001119 720 1BH Mount Dennis Active
  • Delivered to Wilson on February 21, 2014.
  • Entered service on March 11, 2014 on route 7

References

  1. Procurement authorization amendment - options to purchase 95 forty-foot clean diesel low floor city buses (Report). Toronto Transit Commission. 27 September 2012.
  2. Notice of award- procurement authorization (Report). Toronto Transit Commission. 27 September 2012. Retrieved on 31 May 2013.


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