New Flyer Industries D40LF

The New Flyer Industries D40LF was the standard diesel transit bus and first of New Flyer's line of low floor buses. The bus that would become the D40LF was developed by then parent company Den Oudsten Bussen and adapted for the North American market. A revised demonstrator, prototyping the production model, was launched in 1989 as The User Friendly "TUF" Bus. Regular production of the D40LF began in 1991.

New Flyer D40LF
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Years of manufacture 1989 (pre-production)
1991 to 2010
Length 40.8 feet
Width 102 inches
Height 111 inches
Weight 27,500 lbs
Seating capacity 39
Propulsion Diesel
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After the 2009 model year, New Flyer discontinued the LF series of buses with the traditional style front and rear ends. The D40LF was replaced by the D40LFR. Production for some existing orders of the D40LF continued to the end of 2010.

Specifications

Operators

Canada  

Guatemala  

South Korea  

United States  

Demonstrator and engineering units

Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses

Fleet number Thumbnail Year VIN Engine Transmission Notes
1988 Cummins
  • Den Oudsten B86 Low Floor unit built to North American specifications.
  • 98-inch width, 110-inch height.
  • Used as a basis to develop the D40LF and Low Floor series.
  • Trialed with BC Transit in 1990.
204 1989 2FYD2LG19KP013580 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA ZF 4HP500
  • In PANY&NJ livery.
  • Submitted for Altoona test in 1991.
  • Submitted for Altoona test again in 1994 with modifications.
1991 MU014249
  • To Northwest Airlines 9301.
1991 MU014250
  • To Northwest Airlines 9302.
843 (ex-888)   1992 2FYD2LG12MU014347 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Voith D863.3
9401 1993 2FYD2LG14PU014926 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
1994 2FYD2LL10RU015347 Detroit Diesel Series 50 ZF 4HP590
  • Submitted for Altoona test in 1995.
  • Converted to C40LF and submitted for Altoona test from January 22, 1996 to April 24, 1996.
1995 2FYD2LL06SU015916 Detroit Diesel Series 50
1996 16684 Detroit Diesel Series 50 Allison B400R
1997 17252

Preserved Coaches

Year Thumbnail VIN Original Owner Fleet Number Current Owner
1995   2FYD2LL05SU015616 Long Beach Transit 9401 Long Beach Transit
1996   2FYD2LL14TU016508 BC Transit 9753 (was 7183) Transit Museum Society
1996   2FYD2LL13TU016936 Calgary Transit 7632 Private
1998 5FYD2LL1XWU018315 Community Transit 8151 Private
1999   2FYD2LL11XU020473 West Vancouver Municipal Transit 995 Scrapped 01/2023

Gallery

References

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Current Models

Battery-Electric: 35ft: XE35 - 40ft: XE40 - 60ft: XE60
Compressed Natural Gas (CNG): 35ft: XN35 - 40ft: XN40 - 60ft: XN60
Diesel: 35ft: XD35 - 40ft: XD40 - 60ft: XD60
Diesel-Electric Hybrid: 35ft: XDE35 - 40ft: XDE40 - 60ft: XDE60
Electric Trolleybus: 40ft: XT40 - 60ft: XT60
Hydrogen Fuel Cell: 40ft: XHE40 - 60ft: XHE60

Past Models

Compressed Natural Gas (CNG): 30ft: C30LF - C30LFR - 35ft: C35LF - C35LFR - 40ft: C40 - C40LF - C40LFR
Diesel: 30ft: D30LF - MD30 - 35ft: D35 - D35LF - D35LFR - MD35 - 40ft: D40 - D40LF - D40LFA - D40LFR - D40S - D40i - 45ft: D45S - 60ft: D60 - D60LF - D60LFA - D60LFR
Diesel-Electric Hybrid: 30ft: DE30LFR - 35ft: DE35LF - DE35LFA - DE35LFR - 40ft: DE40LF - DE40LFA - DE40LFR - DE40i - 60ft: DE60LF - DE60LFA - DE60LFR
Electric Trolleybus: 40ft: E40LF - E40LFR - 60ft: E60 - E60LFR
Gasoline-Electric Hybrid: 35ft: GE35LFR - 40ft: GE40LF - GE40LFA - GE40LFR
Hydrogen-Electric Hybrid: 40ft: HE40LF
Hydrogen Fuel Cell: 40ft: F40LF/H40LF - H40LFR
Liquified Natural Gas (LNG): 30ft: L30LF - 35ft: L35LF - 40ft: L40 - L40LF - L40LFR

Platform Invero - Low Floor - MiDi - Xcelsior