Toronto Transit Commission 9400-9449

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Interior layout of 9400-9449.

Toronto Transit Commission 9400-9449 were Orion 05.501 buses built and delivered in 1996.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
Cummins M11 280 hp Allison World B400R 5 speed 37 American Seating Model 6468 Luminator MegaMax

History

Order

These buses were supposed to be part of an order for 100 CNG-powered Orion VI low floor accessible buses. However in an attempt to expedite delivery after production delays, half of the order was built as lift-equipped high floor buses.

The buses were still powered by CNG and used a Cummins L10G engine. The TTC's experiment with CNG fuel was not successful (especially after tank design issues forced this series off the road temporarily in 1997). Unlike the 9200 series Orion VI CNG buses that were retired, the entire 9400 series was converted from CNG to diesel power.

Refurbishments and Conversions

Used as a testbed, 9402 was converted to diesel in 2002 using a Cummins LTA10B engine from a retired D40-90. Following in 2004, 9400 was converted to diesel with a Cummins M11 engine. Both operated in service as diesel-powered units before their rebuild with the rest of the fleet. The bulk of the fleet conversion took place during their rebuild between late 2005-2006, with the final units being released in January 2007.

The rooftop-mounted CNG fuel tanks were removed at Fiba Canning Inc., and the buses were towed to Harvey Shops for rebuild (with the exception of 9400 and 9402). All units were re-engined with Cummins M11 diesel engines. This included 9402 which had its LTA10B engine replaced during rebuild in 2006. The rebuilt buses had their body panels replaced with fiberglass ones that do not corrode. The buses also received bike racks, automated announcements, and CCTV cameras.

Movement and Deployment History

Following conversion to diesel, these buses were scattered around assorted Wilson division routes. Following the arrival of the 8300-8334 batch of buses, these buses were most commonly found on routes 29 Dufferin and 107 Keele North, rarely being found on other Wilson division routes. Towards the end of 2014, these buses began to be sent out on a larger variety of routes, and were most commonly found on routes 106 York University, 107 Keele North, and 196 York University Rocket.

From December 2014 until January 2015, eight buses (9442-9449), were temporarily transferred to Malvern division to offset bus shortages as the 7000-series buses were in the process of retirement.

Retirements

On December 4, 2015, the TTC held a ceremonial final run for the last high floor buses in the fleet. Unit 9411 departed as an extra on route 196 University Rocket from Downsview Station at around 10:30am. Unit 9419 was originally set aside for the occasion, but was substituted for 9411 due to mechanical issues that developed that morning.

Details

Fleet
number
Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Garage Status/Disposal Notes
9400 Toronto Transit Commission 9400-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K77T6032890 981 0BF

(prev. BH8 954)

Wilson Retired
Structural - collision in September 2013.
Second 94XX vehicle to be converted to diesel (2004); retained CNG tank until rebuild.
9401 Toronto Transit Commission 9401-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K79T6032891 754 5BF

(prev. BH8 953)

Wilson Retired
October 2015
9402 Toronto Transit Commission 9402-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K70T6032892 979 2BF

(prev. BH8 952)

Wilson Retired
December 2015
  • First 94XX vehicle to be converted to diesel (2002); tank removed.
  • Made its last run on route 106 before retirement.
9403 Toronto Transit Commission 9403-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K72T6032893 982 0BF

(prev. BH8 951)

Wilson Retired
September 2015
9404 Toronto Transit Commission 9404-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K74T6032894 980 2BF

(prev. BH8 950)

Wilson Retired
August 2015
9405 Toronto Transit Commission 9405-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K76T6032895 754 6BF

(prev. BH8 949)

Wilson Retired
November 2015
9406 Toronto Transit Commission 9406-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K78T6032896 979 1BF

(prev. BH8 948)

Wilson Retired
March 2015
Hit TTC 2421 on September 18, 2004.
9407 Toronto Transit Commission 9407-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K7XT6032897 979 7BF

(prev. BH8 947)

Wilson Retired
August 2014
9408 Toronto Transit Commission 9408-b.jpg December 1996 2B1569K71T6032898 981 9BF

(prev. BH8 946)

Wilson Retired
March 2015
9409 Toronto Transit Commission 9409-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K73T6032899 754 7BF

(prev. BH8 945)

Wilson Retired
September 2015
9410 Toronto Transit Commission 9410-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K76T6032900 982 7BF

(prev. BH8 944)

Wilson Retired
September 2015
9411 Toronto Transit Commission 9411-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K78T6032901 979 0BF

(prev. BH8 943)

Wilson Retired
December 4, 2015
  • Collided with TTC 9426 in November 2011; repaired by December
  • Made its last run on route 196 before retirement
  • Sold to a Private Owner.
9412 Toronto Transit Commission 9412-a.jpg November 1996 2B1569K7XT6032902 980 9BF

(prev. BH8 942)

Wilson Retired
September 2015
9413 Toronto Transit Commission 9413-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K71T6032903 981 8BF

(prev. BH8 941)

Wilson Retired
November 2015
9414 Toronto Transit Commission 9414-a.jpg November 1996 2B1569K73T6032904 981 7BF

(prev. BL2 699; BH8 938)

Wilson Retired
July 2015
9415 Toronto Transit Commission 9415-a.jpg January 1997 2B1569K75T6032905 754 8BF

(prev. BH8 939)

Wilson Retired
September 2015
Featured bus on the 2005 bike rack brochure.
9416 Toronto Transit Commission 9416-a.jpg January 1997 2B1569K77T6032906 754 9BF

(prev. BH8 940)

Wilson Retired
January 2015
9417 Toronto Transit Commission 9417-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K79T6032907 978 9BF

(prev. BH8 937)

Wilson Retired
October 2015
9418 Toronto Transit Commission 9418-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K70T6032908 979 6BF

(prev. BH8 936)

Wilson Retired
August 2015
9419 Toronto Transit Commission 9419-c.jpg December 1996 2B1569K72T6032909 981 6BF

(prev. BH8 935)

Wilson Retired
December 2015
  • Made its last run on route 78 before retirement.
9420 Toronto Transit Commission 9420-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K79T6032910 980 1BF

(prev. BH8 934)

Wilson Retired
September 2015
9421 Toronto Transit Commission 9421-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K73T6032921 983 3BF

(prev. BH8 933)

Wilson Retired
June 2015
9422 Toronto Transit Commission 9422-a.jpg November 1996 2B1569K72T6032912 979 5BF

(prev. BH8 932)

Wilson Retired
November 2015
Hit TTC 7931 in early June 2010.
9423 Toronto Transit Commission 9423-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K74T6032913 982 6BF

(prev. BH8 931)

Wilson Retired
September 2015
9424 Toronto Transit Commission 9424-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K76T6032914 979 9BF

(prev. BH8 930)

Wilson Retired
October 2015
  • Sold to a Private Owner.
9425 Toronto Transit Commission 9425-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K78T6032915 980 8BF

(prev. BH8 929)

Wilson Retired
September 2015
9426 Toronto Transit Commission 9426-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K7XT6032916 980 0BF

(prev. BH8 928)

Wilson Retired
October 2015
Suffered serious damage in collision with 9411 in November 2011.
9427 Toronto Transit Commission 9427-a.jpg November 1996 2B1569K71T6032917 982 5BF

(prev. BL2 700; BH8 927)

Wilson Retired
March 2015
9428 Toronto Transit Commission 9428-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K73T6032921 983 4BF

(prev. BH8 926)

Wilson Retired
June 2015
9429 Toronto Transit Commission 9429-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K75T6032919 982 4BF

(prev. BH8 925)

Wilson Retired
September 2015
9430 Toronto Transit Commission 9430-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K71T6032920 982 3BF

(prev. BM5 864; BH8 924)

Wilson Retired
December 4th, 2015
  • Made its last run on route 501 before retirement.
9431 Toronto Transit Commission 9431-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K73T6032921 983 5BF

(prev. BH8 923)

Wilson Retired
June 2015
9432 Toronto Transit Commission 9432-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K75T6032922 979 4BF

(prev. BH8 922)

Wilson Retired
October 2015

Scrapped March 2016

9433 Toronto Transit Commission 9433-b.jpg November 1996 2B1569K77T6032923 980 7BF

(prev. BH8 921)

Wilson Retired
November 30, 2015
  • Made its last run on route 95 before retirement.
9434 Toronto Transit Commission 9434-a.jpg January 1997 2B1569K79T6032924 982 2BF

(prev. BH8 920)

Wilson Retired
March 2015
9435 Toronto Transit Commission 9435-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K70T6032925 755 0BF

(prev. BH8 919)

Wilson Retired
September 2015
  • 93xx-series style front doors.
  • CNG tank removed in January 2006.
9436 Toronto Transit Commission 9436-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K72T6032926 754 4BF

(prev. BH8 918)

Wilson Retired
September 2015
9437 Toronto Transit Commission 9437-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K74T6032927 979 3BF

(prev. BH8 917)

Wilson Retired
January 2015
9438 Toronto Transit Commission 9438-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K76T6032928 981 5BF

(prev. BH8 916)

Wilson Retired
October 2015
9439 Toronto Transit Commission 9439-a.jpg January 1997 2B1569K78T6032929 981 4BF

(prev. BL2 501; BH8 915)

Wilson Retired
November 2015
White fleet number on the front.
9440 Toronto Transit Commission 9440-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K74T6032930 981 3BF

(prev. BH8 914)

Wilson Retired
September 2015
9441 Toronto Transit Commission 9441-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K76T6032931 979 8BF

(prev. BM5 862; BH8 913)

Wilson Retired
September 2015
9442 Toronto Transit Commission 9442-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K78T6032932 978 8BF

(prev. BH8 912)

Wilson Retired
August 2015
9443 Toronto Transit Commission 9443-a.jpg January 1997 2B1569K7XT6032933 983 1BF

(prev. BH8 911)

Wilson Retired
November 2015
9444 Toronto Transit Commission 9444-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K71T6032934 980 6BF

(prev. BH8 910)

Wilson Retired
July 2015
9445 Toronto Transit Commission 9445-b.jpg January 1997 2B1569K73T6032935 981 2BF

(prev. BH8 909)

Wilson Retired
September 2015
9446 Toronto Transit Commission 9446-a.jpg December 1996 2B1569K75T6032936 983 6BF

(prev. BH8 908)

Wilson Retired
August 2015
9447 Toronto Transit Commission 9447-a.jpg January 1997 2B1569K77T6032937 754 3BF

(prev. BL2 502; BH8 907)

Wilson Retired
September 2015
9448 Toronto Transit Commission 9448-a.jpg January 1997 2B1569K79T6032938 983 7BF

(prev. BL2 503; BH8 906)

Wilson

Retired
November 2015

9449 Toronto Transit Commission 9449-a.jpg January 1997 2B1569K70T6032939 980 5BF

(prev. BH8 905)

Wilson Retired
September 2015

See also