York Region Transit Orion VIs

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York Region Transit Orion VIs is wheelchair accessible.
Interior layout of 9801 and 9802.

York Region Transit 1045-1046, 2061-2067, 9701-9705, 9801-9802 and 9931-9933 were Orion 06.501 buses.

1045 and 1046 are originally from Vaughan Transit, 2061-2067 are originally from Markham Transit, 9701-9704, 9801 and 9802 are originally from Newmarket Transit, 9931-9933 are originally from Richmond Hill Transit, and 9705 was an Orion demonstrator. The Markham, Newmarket and Vaughan units retained their original numbers, while 9931-9933 were renumbered from 531-533, similar to all other ex-Richmond Hill units.

9705 was leased to YRT for 2 months in 2003 due to a delay in delivering 301-310. The remaining units were acquired by YRT during amalgamation in 2001.

In May 2008, all Newmarket VIs had their rear ads removed, ripping off the paint in the process. They were repainted by June 2008, but not without them providing service in that state first. 9701 and 9703 were refurbished in 2009. They received the current livery, updated interiors, exterior LED door lights, and new LED destination signs.

The 9701-9704 series, originally ordered in 1993 but delayed in construction/delivery to 1997, was acquired for a price of around $350,000-$400,000 a bus.

It is interesting to note that the VIN numbers for 2061-2067, 9931-9933, and 1045-1046 are all in perfect numerical sequence.

9931-9933 were replaced by 920-927 being transferred to Southwest Division.

2061-2067 were replaced by 1025-1030 and 1101-1108.

9701-9704, 9801, and 9802 were replaced by 901-905 and 916 being transferred to North Division.

Fleet Engine Transmission Seating Destination Sign
1045-1046
2061-2067
9931-9933
Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R 32: American Seating Innovator 850 Luminator Mega:MAX
9702, 9704
9705
9801-9802
32: American Seating 6468
9701, 9703 Axion LED

Details

1045-1046

Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Paint Garage Status/Disposal Notes
1045 York Region Transit 1045-a.jpg 1998 1VH669P73X6040357 BJ7 978 York Region Transit Old Complete scheme.PNG Southwest (Veolia) Retired
Fall 2011
1046 York Region Transit 1046-a.jpg 1998 1VH669875X6040358 BJ7 979 York Region Transit Old Complete scheme.PNG Southwest (Veolia) Retired
Fall 2011

2061-2067

Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Paint Garage Status/Disposal Notes
2061 York Region Transit 2061-a.jpg 1998 1VH669P72W6040347 BJ5 612 York Region Transit Old Complete scheme.PNG Southeast (Miller) Retired
May 2011
2062 York Region Transit 2062-a.jpg 1998 1VH669P74W6040348 BJ5 609 York Region Transit Old Complete scheme.PNG Southeast (Miller) Retired
March 2011
  • One of 5 buses at the 2008 YRT/Viva Roadeo.
  • One of 5 buses at the 2009 YRT/Viva Roadeo.
2063 York Region Transit 2063-a.jpg 1998 1VH669P76W6040349 BJ5 607 York Region Transit Old Complete scheme.PNG Southeast (Miller) Retired
May 2011
2064 York Region Transit 2064-b.jpg 1998 1VH669P72W6040350 BJ5 606 York Region Transit Old Complete scheme.PNG Southeast (Miller) Retired
January 2011

Major suspension failure.

2065 York Region Transit 2065-b.jpg 1998 1VH669P74W6040351 BJ5 610 York Region Transit Old Complete scheme.PNG Southeast (Miller) Retired
May 2011
2066 York Region Transit 2066-a.jpg 1998 1VH669P76W6040352 BJ5 611 York Region Transit Old Complete scheme.PNG Southeast (Miller) Retired
May 2011
2067 York Region Transit 2067-a.jpg 1998 1VH669P78W6040353 BJ5 608 York Region Transit Old Complete scheme.PNG Southeast (Miller) Retired
May 2011

9701-9704

Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Paint Garage Status/Disposal Notes
9701 York Region Transit 9701-a.jpg 1997 2B1669P78V5040035 351 2BF

(prev. BJ3 376)

York Region Transit New scheme.PNG North (TOK Transit) Retired
December 2014

Seen at Langilles Scrap & Cores in June 2017.

Refurbished
April 2009.
9702 York Region Transit 9702-a.jpg 1997 2B1669P7XV5040036 BK3 667
York Region Transit Old Incomplete scheme.PNG
North (First Student) Retired
April 2011
9703 York Region Transit 9703-c.jpg 1997 2B1669P71V5040037 351 1BF

(prev. BJ3 378)

York Region Transit New scheme.PNG North (TOK Transit) Retired
December 2014

Seen at Langilles Scrap & Cores in June 2017.

Refurbished
April 2009
9704 York Region Transit 9704-a.jpg 1997 2B1669P73V5040034 BJ3 375
York Region Transit Old Incomplete scheme.PNG
North (First Student) Retired
April 2011

9705

Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Paint Garage Status/Disposal Notes
9705 York Region Transit 9705-a.jpg 1997 1VH669P72V6040198 BL2 309 Grey North (Laidlaw) Retired

Returned to Orion.

Demonstrator, arrived in 2003 & returned to Orion.

9801-9802

Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Paint Garage Status/Disposal Notes
9801 York Region Transit 9801-a.jpg 1998 2B1669P75W5040221 BJ5 659
York Region Transit Old Incomplete scheme.PNG
North (First Student) Retired
April 2011
9802 York Region Transit 9802-a.jpg 1998 2B1669P73W5040220 BJ5 658
York Region Transit Old Incomplete scheme.PNG
North (First Student) Retired
April 2011

9931-9933

Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Paint Garage Status/Disposal Notes
9931 York Region Transit 9931-a.jpg January 1999 1VH669P78X6040354 478 5BH

(prev. BJ5 913)

York Region Transit Old Complete scheme.PNG Southeast (Miller) Retired
July 2013

Plate transferred to 5131 after retirement; used until March 2016.

  • One of 6 buses at the 2011 YRT/Viva Roadeo.
  • One of 5 buses at the 2013 YRT/Viva Roadeo.
9932 York Region Transit 9932-a.jpg January 1999 1VH669P7XX6040355 478 6BH

(prev. BJ5 914)

York Region Transit Old Complete scheme.PNG Southeast (Miller) Retired
July 2013

Plate transferred to 915 after retirement.

One of 7 buses at the 2012 YRT/Viva Roadeo.
9933 York Region Transit 9933-a.jpg January 1999 1VH669P71X6040356 BJ5 915 York Region Transit Old Complete scheme.PNG Southeast (Miller) Retired
July 2013
  • Had enlarged rear fleet numbers.
  • Minor fire on June 6, 2010.