Toronto Transit Commission 9370-9394

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Toronto Transit Commission 9370-9394 were 1990-1991 Orion Bus Industries 05.501 buses powered by Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

These buses were part of a fifty-unit CNG demonstration program administered by the Province of Ontario. Out of those fifty buses, twenty-five were for the TTC. The other twenty-five were for the Hamilton Street Railway (9101-9115) and Mississauga Transit (9201-9210), whose units were dieselized in 1997.

The Commission had scheduled a twelve-year rebuild in 1998 for this series after the transmission conversion from the ZF 4HP500 to the Allison B400R transmission. However due to structural failures such as tank leaks, TTC later decided that it was not economical to rebuild the buses. The TTC wished to sell them along with fifty GM New Looks and forty-three Flyer D901s.

9370-9394 were all withdrawn from service by March 2005. Nine units (9372, 9374, 9375, 9377, 9385, 9387, 9389, 9391, and 9393, along with 6291) were scheduled to be sent to the Dominican Republic. While in storage at Esther Shiner Stadium in early 2006 awaiting shipping, the buses were significantly vandalized, to the point where they were deemed not fit to be sent. They were removed from the lot on March 24, 2006 for scrap.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
Cummins L10G 240 hp Allison World B400R 5 speed 39 American Seating 6468 Luminator Matrix:MAX

Details

9370

Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Division Status/Disposal Notes
9370 1989 2B1569K71K5030007 BK7 370

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Wilson Retired
November 2004

9371-9375

Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Division Status/Disposal Notes
9371 1990 2B1569K76L5030201 BK7 371 Wilson Retired
February 2005
9372 1990 2B1569K79L5030239 BK7 372 Wilson Retired
March 2005
Out of service in late 2003 and went back into service in August 2004.
9373 1990 2B1569K72L5030258 BK7 373 Wilson Retired
February 2005
9374 1990 2B1569K74L5030312 BK7 374 Wilson Retired
February 2005
  • Rebuilt after an accident.
  • During rebuilding, the destination sign from 6679 was used to replace the original one.
9375 1990 2B1569K70L5030324 BK7 375 Wilson Retired
February 2005

9376-9394

Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Division Status/Disposal Notes
9376 1990 2B1569K70M5030339 BK7 376 Wilson Retired
March 2005
9377 1990 2B1569K74M5030358 BK7 377 Wilson Retired
February 2005
9378 1990 2B1569K73M5030402 BK7 378 Wilson Retired
February 2005
9379 1990 2B1569K79M5030369 BL2 683 Wilson Retired
February 2005
9380 1990 2B1569K78M5030458 BL2 684 Wilson Retired
February 2005
9381 1990 2B1569K76M5030409 BL2 685 Wilson Retired
February 2005
9382 1990 2B1569K7XM5030445 BL2 686 Wilson Retired
January 2005
9383 1991 2B1569K79M5030470 BL2 687 Wilson Retired
February 2005
9384 1991 2B1569K75M5030482 BL2 688 Wilson Retired
February 2005
9385 1991 2B1569K71M5030494 BL2 689 Wilson Retired
February 2005
9386 1991 2B1569K70M5030518 BL2 690 Wilson Retired
February 2005
9387 1991 2B1569K73M5030528 BL2 691 Wilson Retired
February 2005
9388 1991 2B1569K70M5030535 BL2 692

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Wilson Retired
February 2005
9389 1991 2B1569K77M5030547 BL2 693 Wilson Retired
February 2005
9390 1991 2B1569K70M5030549 BL2 694 Wilson Retired
August 2004
9391 1991 2B1569K70M5030552 BL2 695 Wilson Retired
March 2005
9392 1991 2B1569K73M5030559 BL2 696

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Wilson Retired
March 2005
9393 1991 2B1569K71M5030561 BL2 697 Wilson Retired
February 22, 2005
9394 1991 2B1569K74M5030571 BL2 698 Wilson Retired
February 2005