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BC Transit 9001-9010 are Dennis Trident buses with Duple Metsec DM5000 bodies built in 2000. They are the first modern low floor, double deck buses to be operated by a transit agency in North America.

History

In 1998, BC Transit ordered 11 low floor double deck buses from Dennis at a cost of $6.5-million. They were seen as an alternative to articulated buses for Victoria's high capacity routes.[1] The cost of the buses increased, however, after a number of modifications needed to be made to the design. These included a more powerful engine, four speed transmission, new rear axle, and HVAC system better suited to the climate.[2] Ten buses were ultimately delivered after one was damaged in an accident during production.[3]

BC Transit placed their first double deck buses into service on August 1, 2000. They were the first modern low floor double deck buses to enter service in North America. By the end of 2020, the ten 10 double decker buses combined to log more than 11 million kilometres.[4]

Starting in 2021, 9001-9010 were retired and replaced with new Alexander Dennis Enviro500 double decker buses. One bus, 9001, is being transferred back to Alexander Dennis and will eventually end up in a transit museum in the United States.[4]

Engine Transmission Seating Destination Sign
Cummins ISM 330 hp Voith D864.3E 4 speed 84 Axion Technologies Orange LED

Details

Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Paint System Notes
9001 BC Transit 9001-a.jpg 2000 SFD123BL0XGT70943 DB 9827
(prev. 9510 JA)
CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif Retired
June 2021
  • Named "Pride of BC Transit".
  • Last allocated to Victoria.
  • Returned to original red and blue livery in November 2020.
  • Slated to go a Transportation museum in the U.S.
9002 2000 SFD123BL2XGT70944 DV 0242
(prev. 9511 JA)
BC Transit Paint Icon.jpg Retired
June 2021
9003 Victoria Regional Transit System 9003-a.jpg 2000 SFD123BLXXGT70948 DV 0231
(prev. 9512 JA)
BC Transit Paint Icon.jpg Retired
June 2021
9004 BC Transit 9004-a.jpg 2000 SFD123BL1XGT70949 DY 2182
(prev. 1421 EK)
BC Transit Paint Icon.jpg Retired
June 2021
9005 BC Transit 9005-a.jpg 2000 SFD123BL6XGT70946 CT 7899
(prev. 9513 JA)
BC Transit Paint Icon.jpg Retired
June 2021
9006 Victoria Regional Transit System 9006-a.jpg 2000 SFD123BL8XGT70947 1423 EK BC Transit Paint Icon.jpg Retired
June 2021
9007 Victoria Regional Transit System 9007-a.jpg 2000 SFD123BLXXGT70951 DW 8097
(prev. 9514 JA)
BC Transit Paint Icon.jpg Retired
May 2020
9008 Victoria Regional Transit System 9008-a.jpg 2000 SFD123BL1XGT70952 DY 2183
(prev. 9515 JA)
BC Transit Paint Icon.jpg Retired
June 2021
9009 Victoria Regional Transit System 9009-a.jpg 2000 SFD123BL9XGT70942 DV 0232
(prev. 9474 JA)
BC Transit Paint Icon.jpg Retired
January 2021
9010 2000 SFD123BL0XGT70945 9475 JA BC Transit Paint Icon.jpg Retired
June 2021

References

  1. Cleverley, B. (1998, Jun 03). BC transit adds double-deckers to bus fleet. Times - Colonist.
  2. Cleverley, B. (1999, Mar 24). Room at the top but cost of buses goes to $7 million. Times - Colonist.
  3. Curtis, M. (2000, May 20). Transit high on double-decker. Times - Colonist.
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Double Decker 20th Anniversary – FAQ." BC Transit.


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Orion V 600-609, 610
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Dennis Dart SLF 0001-0018, 0101-0116, 0221-0237, 9051-9078, 9081-9085, 9901-9904, 9905-9909, 9910-9951
Double Deck 9001-9010
Navistar Arrow III C610-C613
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El Dorado Escort RE C901(1)-C905(1), 5522-5526
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New Flyer D60 9001-9021
El Dorado Escort RE 9581-9585
Orion I A099, 3599,9599
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GM/MCI Classic 4116-4143, 4144-4492, 4193-4199, 4201-4278
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New Flyer C40 3258-3282
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New Flyer D40LF 7101-7150, 7151-7243, 7247-7297
New Flyer F40LF 7244-7246
NovaBus LFS 7298
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New Flyer D60LF 8001-8021
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Orion I 5527
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