Toronto Transit Commission 9200-9249

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Toronto Transit Commission 9200-9249 were Orion 06.501 buses (powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG)) built and delivered between 1997 and 1998.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination Sign
Cummins L10G 240 hp Allison World B400R 5 speed 28: American Seating Model 6468 Luminator MatrixMax

History

Order

The TTC awarded Ontario Bus Industries a $37.7 million contract at the beginning of 1994 for the supply of 100 of their new low-floor buses.[1] The TTC had previously purchased the low-floor Orion II, but the new 40-foot Orion VI would be used in conventional service. This was a welcomed decision from the elderly and disabled community. The Ontario Government announced the previous year that all buses purchased in the province would have to be wheelchair accessible.[2]

The first of the new buses was expected to be delivered in September 1994 with all 100 in service by the end of 1995, however, delays in production soon mounted.[3] A prototype vehicle was delivered to the TTC in July 1995 for testing. It was used in service on the 7 Bathurst and eventually returned to Orion.[4] In an attempt to expedite delivery of the new buses, half of the order was built as lift-equipped high floor buses in 1996. All of the low-floor Orion VIs were finally delivered by the middle of 1998.

Modifications

In September 1998, the TTC pulled all 50 buses from service after they realized that the buses were being overloaded. They were worried that this could lead to wheel failures. A stronger wheel rim was sourced to rectify the problem. At the same time, the TTC also had to replace deficient steering arms after Orion gave notice of the problem. The buses returned to service in early 1999. The fleet had bike racks installed in 2005.

Deployment History

These buses were usually found on routes 7 Bathurst, 29 Dufferin, 47 Lansdowne, 98 Willowdale-Senlac, 105 Dufferin North, 161 Rogers Rd and 196 York University Rocket.

Retirements

In 2004, 9243 fell off the maintenance hoist and 9244 also caught fire. The TTC had difficulty converting this series into diesel powered buses so they decided to phase out the CNG-powered buses in 2006. As these buses only operated for just eight years, they are one of the shortest-lived series of regular TTC buses.

Fleet numbers from this retired series were partially reused for the new 2018 LFS buses.

Details

Fleet Number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate(s) Garage Status/Disposal Notes
9200 February 1998 1VH669K70V6040076 Wilson Retired
October 2005
9201 February 1998 1VH669K72V6040077 Wilson Retired
December 2005
9202 March 1998 1VH669K74V6040078 BJ5 404 Wilson Retired
January 2006
9203 February 1998 1VH669K76V6040079 BJ5 388 Wilson Retired
October 2006
9204 April 1998 1VH669K72V6040080 Wilson Retired
September 2005
9205 Toronto Transit Commission 9205-a.jpg May 1998 1VH669K74V6040081 BJ5 400 Wilson Retired
November 2006
9206 April 1998 1VH669K76V6040082 BJ5 393 Wilson Retired
November 2006
9207 April 1998 1VH669K78V6040083 Wilson Retired
October 2006
9208 April 1998 1VH669K7XV6040084 Wilson Retired
June 2006
9209 May 1998 1VH669K71V6040085 Wilson Retired
February 2006
9210 April 1998 1VH669K73V6040086 BJ5 437 Wilson Retired
February 2006
9211 May 1998 1VH669K75V6040087 Wilson Retired
January 2006
9212 April 1998 1VH669K77V6040088 BJ5 438 Wilson Retired
November 2006
9213 Toronto Transit Commission 9213-a.jpg April 1998 1VH669K79V6040089 BJ5 440 Wilson Retired
November 2006
9214 May 1998 1VH669K75V6040090 BJ5 441 Wilson Retired
July 2006
9215 June 1998 1VH669K77V6040091 BJ5 442 Wilson Retired
May 2006
9216 April 1998 1VH669K79V6040092 BJ5 443 Wilson Retired
November 2006
9217 Toronto Transit Commission 9217-a.jpg April 1998 1VH669K70V6040093 BJ5 444 Wilson Retired
December 2006
9218 June 1998 1VH669K72V6040094 BJ5 445 Wilson Retired
November 2006
9219 February 1998 1VH669K74V6040095 BJ5 394 Wilson Retired
November 2006
9220 March 1998 1VH669K76V6040096 BJ5 406 Wilson Retired
November 2006
9221 April 1998 1VH669K78V6040097 Wilson Retired
March 2006
Appeared in the music video "Take it Away" by The Used.
9222 February 1998 1VH669K7XV6040098 BJ5 390 Wilson Retired
July 2005
9223 February 1998 1VH669K71V6040099 Wilson Retired
June 2005
9224 April 1998 1VH669K74V6040100 BJ5 447 Wilson Retired
May 2006
9225 June 1998 1VH669K76V6040101 Wilson Retired
November 2006
9226 February 1998 1VH669K78V6040102 Wilson Retired
November 2006
9227 February 1998 1VH669K7XV6040103 Wilson Retired
February 2006
9228 March 1998 1VH669K71V6040104 Wilson Retired
November 2006
9229 March 1998 1VH669K73V6040105 BJ5 395 Wilson Retired
January 2006
9230 May 1998 1VH669K75V6040106 Wilson Retired
October 2005
9231 June 1998 1VH669K77V6040107 BJ5 451 Wilson Retired
September 2006
9232 March 1998 1VH669K79V6040108 Wilson Retired
June 2005
9233 February 1998 1VH669K70V6040109 BJ5 407 Wilson Retired
November 2006
9234 March 1998 1VH669K77V6040110 BJ5 405 Wilson Retired
November 2006
9235 Toronto Transit Commission 9235-a.jpg February 1998 1VH669K79V6040111 BJ5 402 Wilson Retired
October 2006
9236 March 1998 1VH669K70V6040112 Wilson Retired
November 2005
9237 April 1998 1VH669K72V6040113 Wilson Retired
February 2006
9238 June 1998 1VH669K74V6040114 BJ5 454 Wilson Retired
May 2006
9239 Toronto Transit Commission 9239-a.jpg May 1998 1VH669K76V6040115 Wilson Retired
December 2006
9240 April 1998 1VH669K78V6040116 Wilson Retired
September 2005
9241 March 1998 1VH669K7XV6040117 Wilson Retired
May 2006
9242 Toronto Transit Commission 9242-a.jpg July 1998 1VH669K71V6040118 BJ5 458 Wilson Retired
November 2006
9243 May 1998 1VH669K73V6040119 BJ5 459 Wilson
Retired
January 2004

Fell off a maintenance hoist at Duncan Shops; retired.

9244 May 1998 1VH669K7XV6040120 BJ5 460 Wilson
Retired
January 2004

Caught fire at Downsview Station; retired.

9245 May 1998 1VH669K71V6040121 Wilson Retired
February 2006
9246 May 1998 1VH669K73V6040122 BJ5 462 Wilson Retired
June 2005
9247 June 1998 1VH669K75V6040123 BJ5 463 Wilson Retired
September 2005
9248 July 1998 1VH669K77V6040124 BJ5 464 Wilson Retired
October 2006
9249 April 1998 1VH669K71V6040197 BJ5 465 Wilson Retired
November 2006

References

  1. Royson James, Toronto S. "TTC Spends $38 Million on 100 'Low-Floor' Buses New-Look Vehicles More Accessible to Disabled Riders." Toronto Star Jan 12 1994: A7. ProQuest. 24 Nov. 2016.
  2. "'Low' Buses for Elderly Acceptable to the TTC." Toronto Star Jun 12 1992: A4. ProQuest. 24 Nov. 2016.
  3. Bruce Campion-Smith, TORONTO S. "Delayed Deliveries of New Buses Hurt Transit Systems." Toronto Star Oct 28 1994: A6. ProQuest. 24 Nov. 2016.
  4. By Bruce Campion-Smith, Toronto S. "Low Bus Hailed as High Flyer." Toronto Star Jul 26 1995 ProQuest. 24 Nov. 2016.