Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 6040-6050

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Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 6040-6050 is wheelchair accessible.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 6040-6050 were 2006 New Flyer Industries DE40LFR buses. These replaced the Flxible Metros A and B from 1986-1988. These buses were apart of a split order with the Maryland Transit Administration. Originally WMATA was supposed to get all units until the MTA got them. These buses were painted in a special silver paint scheme from 2005 until 2015 when the buses were rehabilitated.

All units were at first assigned to Landover until 2012. 6040 was repainted in the MetroExtra livery following an accident with a MARC train in 2009. It stayed at Landover after being repainted until it was moved to Montgomery in 2012. In late 2017, 6041 also went to Montgomery leaving 6042-6050 at Landover. In 2021, 6045 and 6046 were also moved to Montgomery for their ready reserve fleet alongside 6041. Retirement of the buses were expected in 2021 and will be replaced by the 2021 New Flyer XD40 Xcelsiors.

All units were taken out of service and retired on June 19, 2021 due to frequent breakdowns.

Unit(s) Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
6040-6050 Cummins ISL Allison EP40 hybrid system 39

Details

Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Build
Date
VIN License Plate Paint Division Status/Disposal Notes
6040 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 6040-a.jpeg 2006 5FYH5FV196C029626 B 42792 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Express paint-a.png Retired on June 17, 2021
  • Was hit by a MARC Commuter train in 2009. It's since been returned to service as a MetroExtra Bus in 2012
  • Last operated on the Y7
6041 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 6041-b.jpeg 2006 5FYH5FV106C029627 B 42787 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Local-b.png Retired on June 17, 2021
  • Last operated on the Green Line Shuttle
6042 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 6042-a.jpeg 2006 5FYH5FV126C029628 B 42791 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Local-b.png Retired on June 17, 2021
  • Last operated on the F13
6043 2006 5FYH5FV146C029629 B 42793 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Local-b.png Retired on June 17, 2021
  • Last operated on the F4
6044 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 6044-a.jpeg 2006 5FYH5FV106C029630 B 42794 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Local-b.png Retired on May 18, 2021
  • Last operated on the 86
6045 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 6045-a.jpg 2006 5FYH5FV126C029631 B 42788 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Local-b.png Retired on June 17, 2021
  • Last operated on the Green Line Shuttle
6046 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 6046-a.jpeg 2006 5FYH5FV146C029632 B 42795 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Local-b.png Retired on June 17, 2021
  • Last operated on the Green Line Shuttle
6047 2006 5FYH5FV166C029633 B 42796 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Local-b.png Retired on June 17, 2021
  • Last operated on the F6
6048 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 6048-a.jpg
Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 6048-b.jpeg
2006 5FYH5FV186C029634 B 42789 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Local-b.png Retired on April 2, 2021
  • Last operated on the C22
6049 2006 5FYH5FV1X6C029635 B 42797 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Local-b.png Retired on June 17, 2021
  • Last operated on the T18
6050 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority 6050-a.jpeg 2006 5FYH5FV116C029636 B 42790 Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority Local-b.png Retired on June 17, 2021
  • Last operated on the A12