Nova Bus LFS Artic

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Nova Bus LFS Artic
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Years of manufacture 2007 to present
Length 62 feet
Width 102 inches
Power/Fuel Diesel or diesel-electric hybrid
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The Nova Bus LFS Artic is an articulated version of the Nova Bus LFS and is made for high ridership routes or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) systems. The LFS Artic had its formal unveiling at the 2007 CUTA Trans-Expo.

Background

The first prototype was built using the front section of a first generation LFS and the rear portion of a second generation Chicago Transit Authority LFS demonstration unit. A second, more refined prototype was built in 2005 and operated in service with the Réseau de transport de la Capitale (RTC) as well as the Réseau de transport de Longueuil (RTL). Both prototypes had the same offside engine placement as the 40 foot LFS. Production models have the engine at the center of the rear.

In 2010, Connecticut Transit placed an order for a batch of hybrid LFS Artic buses, the first of this model configuration. Currently, Nova has not designated the hybrid LFS Artic as its own model like they did with the 40 foot Nova Bus LFS HEV. Connecticut received their first bus in late 2011. The Société de transport de l'Outaouais became the first Canadian operator for the LFS Artic HEV after receiving a pilot bus at the beginning of 2016. Réseau de transport de la Capitale has also received the same hybrid articulated model, and will enter service late August.

Specifications

STO 1601, hybrid version of the LFS Artic. This one is fitted with the BAE HDS 300 powertrain.
Dimensions
Length: 62'
Width: 102"
Height: 124 in. (new rear), 123 in. (old rear)
Wheelbase: 244" and 253", front to rear
Turning radius: 44'8"
Engine Emissions
Cummins ISL9 EPA 2010, 8.9L, 330 hp EPA 2007, 2010 and 2013
Transmission Availability
Allison B500R 2007 onwards
Voith D864.5 2007 onwards
ZF 6AP1700B 2010 onwards
ZF 6HP604C 2007 to 2010
Hybrid system Availability
Allison H 50 EP (parallel) 2011 onwards
BAE Systems HDS 300 (series) 2015 onwards
Axles
Front: ZF RL 85
Centre: ZF AVN 132
Rear/drive: ZF AV 132
Brakes
All wheel disc brakes w/ ABS & traction control
Tires
Front and rear: Michelin XZU2 305-70R22.5
Centre: Continental HDU1 385-55RR22.5
Electric system
Volvo Bus Electronic Architecture
HVAC Availability
MCC: standard (heat only) 2007 onwards
Carrier RF-353 with 05G compressor 2007 onwards
Thermo King Athenia with X430 compressor 2010 onwards
Thermo King LRT 2007 to 2010
Fuel tank capacity
142 US gal
Passenger capacity
Seating: 62 passengers
Standees: 60 passengers

Operators

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Demonstrator and engineering units

Below is a list of known demonstrator and engineering buses

Fleet
number
Thumbnail Date VIN Engine Transmission Notes
  • Made up of the front of a 1st gen and rear of a 2nd gen CTA demo.
  • Used offset powertrain.
  • Blue stripe livery.
  • Demoed with RTC in Mar. 2005.
  • Demoed with STM in Apr. 2005 [1]
  • Stored at Nova Bus (St-Eustache QC) until donated to École des Métiers de l’Équipement Motorisé de Montréal in Sep. 2009.[2]
190-01 October 2005 2NVYS92U053000180 Cummins ISL ZF 6HP602C
  • Used original style front.
  • Used offset powertrain.
  • Builders' plate: "LFS60102".
  • Operated with RTC from February 14 to March 3, 2006 and RTL from April 16 to 26, 2007.
  • 3rd generation trailer swapped by Oct. 2007 [3]
  • Stored at Nova Bus (St-Eustache QC).
210-01 2006
  • First unit with '3rd generation' rear cap (centered rear window, raised radiator).
  • Tested in New York City in March 2007.
  • Stored at Nova Bus (St-Eustache QC).
Sep. 2007 2NVYS92U773000289 Cummins ISL
(see notes)
Allison B500R
(see notes)
  • Displayed at 2007 CUTA TransExpo in Nov. 2007.
  • Submitted for Altoona test from Mar. to Sep. 2008 (with hybrid battery pack cover).
  • Trailer swapped for standard 3rd generation with Cummins ISL9 and ZF 6AP1700B transmission, EPA 2010 compliant.
  • Submitted for partial Altoona test in March 2010.
  • Stored at Nova Bus (St-Eustache QC).
40881 Nova Bus LFS artic demo 0054 for NYC.jpg Dec. 2007 2NVYS92U483000011 Cummins ISL Voith D864.5
  • 2008 model.
  • Operated with RTC from January 21 to March 7, 2008.
  • Operated with STM from Apr. to June 2008.
  • Operated with RTL from June to July 2008.
  • Demoed with STO from July to Aug. 2008.
  • Demoed with ST Sherbrooke in Aug. 2008.
  • Operated with MTA NYC Transit as 0054 from Jan. to Feb. 2009.
  • Sold to Saint John Transit as 61878 in Sept. 2009.
40882 2008 2NVYS92U383000050 Cummins ISL ZF 6HP604C
  • Operated with STM in Mar. 2008 and Oct. 2008.
  • Operated with RTC from Apr. to May 2008 and from July to Aug. 2008.
  • Sold to Saint John Transit as 61879 in Sept. 2009.
2009? 93000029
0059 June 2011 4RKYS92U5C4500002 Cummins ISL9 ZF 6AP1700B
2013 D4500276 Cummins ISL9 Allison H 50 EP
  • Parallel HEV demo.
  • SEPTA specification
2015 Cummins ISL9 BAE Systems HDS 300
  • Series HEV demo.

Gallery

References

  1. Nova LFS artic in Quebec!?, cptdb.ca, retrieved on 2010-07-05
  2. Observations du jour, metrodemontreal.com, retrieved on 2010-07-05.
  3. Sightings at the Nova Bus factory, cptdb.ca, retrieved on 2010-07-05.
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