York Region Transit 1080-1094

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York Region Transit 1080-1094 is wheelchair accessible.
Interior layout of 1080-1094.

York Region Transit 1080-1094 are Nova Bus LFX buses built in 2010 and delivered between 2010 and 2011. These buses are the first production LFX units. They are also the first buses from Nova Bus to be bought by YRT. When delivered, these buses did not have fleet numbers applied. This wasn't done until late January 2011 just prior to the buses entering service.

In spring 2009, a request for proposals was issued for the procurement of up to 51 rapid transit vehicles over a five year term. The first year, 2010, would see 15 articulated low floor buses. Two manufacturers, Nova Bus and New Flyer, responded. Each model offered was looked at by YRT which included the visit of demonstration vehicles. Nova's bid was selected as they scored the highest technical score and offered the lowest price; a projection of $902,234 (plus GST) per vehicle. They were also the only manufacturer that met the 25% Canadian content requirement under the Province of Ontario's Canadian Content policy.

Satisfied with the Van Hools, YRT wanted the Novas to be similarly appointed. Some of the features desired were a smooth, quiet ride, advanced styling, advanced customer amenities such as comfortable seating and work tables, and advanced telematics. They were initially delivered with blue hubcaps covering the rims, but were since removed.

These buses run on Viva Blue and Viva Purple. They also enabled the first scheduled 60 foot service on Viva Purple by allowing some AG300s to be moved to York BRT's Vaughan garage. In January 2012, during the 2011/2012 strike, the Region transferred all of these buses to Southwest Division to expand capacity on route 99 Yonge South, which was severely overcrowded as it runs along the same corridor as Viva Blue. They were pressed into operation on January 13, and drivers were accompanied by safety officers and a driving instructor, as drivers received only brief training on the 60 foot buses.[1]

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign
Cummins ISL9 330 hp Voith D864.5 4 speed 56 American Seating InSight TwinVision Amber LED

Details

Fleet
number
Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Paint Division Notes
1080 Viva 1080-a.jpg 2010 2NVYS92U2A3000420 638 7BJ

(prev. BN7 893)

VIVA scheme.PNG BRT (TOK Transit)
1081 Viva 1081-a.jpg 2010 2NVYS92U4A3000421 637 4BJ

(prev. 501 4BH; BN7 913)

VIVA scheme.PNG BRT (TOK Transit)
  • Front fleet number is a different font.
1082 Viva 1082-a.jpg 2010 2NVYS92U6A3000422 636 6BJ

(prev. BN7 914)

VIVA scheme.PNG BRT (TOK Transit)
  • Displayed at Trans-Expo 2010.
  • The windshield was cracked on the return trip to York Region, and was delivered without hubcaps.
  • One of 7 buses at the 2012 YRT/Viva Roadeo.
  • Front fleet number is a different font.
1083 Viva 1083-a.jpg 2010 2NVYS92U3A3000569 159 0BL
(prev. 493 7BH; BN7 915)
VIVA scheme.PNG BRT (TOK Transit) First bus to enter revenue service.
1084 Viva 1084-a.jpg 2010 2NVYS92UXA3000570 156 7BL
(prev. 488 7BH; BN7 916)
VIVA scheme.PNG BRT (TOK Transit)
  • Front fleet number is a different font.
  • One of 6 buses at the 2011 YRT/Viva Roadeo.
1085 Viva 1085-a.jpg 2010 2NVYS92U1A3000571 156 0BL
(prev. 493 2BH; BN7 917)
VIVA scheme.PNG BRT (TOK Transit)
1086 Viva 1086-b.jpg 2010 2NVYS92U3A3000572 637 8BJ

(prev. 482 8BH; BN7 918)

VIVA scheme.PNG BRT (TOK Transit) Rear view
1087 Viva 1087-a.jpg 2010 2NVYS92U5A3000573 633 0BJ

(prev. BN7 919)

VIVA scheme.PNG BRT (TOK Transit)
1088 Viva 1088-b.jpg 2010 2NVYS92U7A3000574 638 6BJ

(prev. BN7 920)

VIVA scheme.PNG BRT (TOK Transit)
1089 Viva 1089-a.jpg 2010 2NVYS92U9A3000575 491 6BH

(prev. BN7 921)

VIVA scheme.PNG BRT (TOK Transit) Front fleet number is a different font.
1090 Viva 1090-a.jpg 2010 2NVYS92U0A3000576 719 3BJ

(prev. 639 0BJ; BN7 922)

VIVA scheme.PNG BRT (TOK Transit)
1091 Viva 1091-a.jpg 2010 2NVYS92U2A3000577 633 1BJ

(prev. BN7 923)

VIVA scheme.PNG BRT (TOK Transit)
1092 Viva 1092-a.jpg 2010 2NVYS92U4A3000578 489 0BH

(prev. BN7 924)

VIVA scheme.PNG BRT (TOK Transit) Front fleet number is a different font.
1093 Viva 1093-a.jpg 2010 2NVYS92U6A3000579 156 2BL
(prev. 633 2BJ; BN7 925)
VIVA scheme.PNG BRT (TOK Transit)
  • Displayed at the 2011 York Region Family Fun Day.
  • Enlarged front and driver side fleet numbers.
  • Right side fleet number missing.
1094 Viva 1094-a.jpg 2010 2NVYS92U2A3000580 718 8BJ

(prev. 635 5BJ; BN7 926)

VIVA scheme.PNG BRT (TOK Transit) One of 5 buses at the 2013 YRT/Viva Roadeo.

References

  1. McKeown, Shawne. Viva buses rolling on Yonge again as YRT strike continues. 13 January 2011. CityNews (Toronto). Retrieved on 2012-02-13.


D40LF 311-325, 327-335, 401-412, 571-585, 601-609, 610-618, 701-730, 801-819, 901-945, 1001-1019
D40LFR 1020-1038, 1101-1120
XD40 1401-1434, 1801-1826, 1901-1908
E-Z Rider II MAX 850-868, 980-990, 991-996
E-Z Rider II BRT 1060-1064, 1065-1072, 1160-1162
ARBOC 1189-1190, 1193-1196, 1871-1883
CS-2 1891-1897
A330 501-520, 5101, 5103-5108, 5110, 5111, 5113, 5115, 5116, 5118, 5120, 5122-5135, 5137, 5138, 5140, 5142, 5144, 5145, 5147, 5148, 5152, 5153, 5155, 5157
AG300 201-223, 7201-7205, 8201-8211
LFS 1501-1518, 1601-1614, 1615-1621, 1701-1715
LFX 1080-1094
LFS Artic 1370-1396, 1770-1774
Support Fleet Various numbers