Toronto Transit Commission fleet

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The Toronto Transit Commission bus fleet is the collection of transit buses owned and used by the Toronto Transit Commission for its bus routes in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.


Current fleet[edit]

Surface[edit]

Most buses (aside from the 62 feet (19 m) articulated Nova LFS buses) are 40 feet (12.19 metres) long. All buses are used in local/express service and are wheelchair equipped Handicap.svg/wheelchair lift equipped Handicap.svg Arrow south.svgArrow north.svg

In addition, Wheel-Trans operates a fleet of 129 buses. With 540[dated info] wheel chair accessible buses in the regular fleet the TTC operates one the of the largest para-transit systems in North America[dubious ], behind New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority Access-A-Ride with 2116 buses.

Numbering of buses prior to 2010 used the same four-digit format as the TTC regular fleet. Starting in 2010, Wheeltrans' newer buses used a numeric format starting with W and followed by three digits.

Order Year Picture Builder/Model Engine/Transmission
(Fuel Propulsion)
Fleet/(Qty.) Division Notes
1996–1997 TTC Orion V Ex-CNG 9442 on Route 199 Rocket.JPG

Orion Bus Industries

  • 05.501 V

Allison World B400R

9400-9449
(50)
(42 active)

Handicap.svg Arrow south.svgArrow north.svg

  • Lift-equipped
1997–1998 TTC NovaBus -7240.jpg

Nova Bus

Allison VR-731

7200-7251
(52)
(25 active)

Handicap.svg Arrow south.svgArrow north.svg

  • Lift-equipped
1998–1999 TTC D40LF.jpg

New Flyer Industries

  • D40LF

Allison World B400R

7300-7350
(51)
(50 active)

Handicapped/disabled access

1999-2003 Wheel-Trans Bus 9800.jpg

Ford

Overland Custom Coach ELF 122

Ford 4R100W

9751-9889
9890-9891
(241)
(20/2 active)

Handicapped/disabled access

2002–2005 Three TTC Orion VII 2003 Series at Hillcrest Yard.JPG

Orion Bus Industries

Allison World B400R

7400-7499
7500-7619
7620-7793, 7795-7882
(482)
(100/120/262 active)

Handicapped/disabled access

2006-2007 TTC Orion VII OG Hybrid 1111.JPG

Orion Bus Industries

BAE HybriDrive System 250HP

Allison World B400R

1000–1149
7900-7979
8000-8099
(330)
(150/80/100 active)

Handicapped/disabled access

2007-2008 TTC Orion VII NG HEV Bus.jpg

Orion Bus Industries

BAE HybriDrive System 250HP

1200–1423
1500–1689
(413)
(223/188 active)

Handicapped/disabled access

2009-2012 TTC Orion VII NG Hybrid 1756.JPG

Orion International

BAE HybriDrive System 250HP

Allison World B400R6

1700–1829
8100-8219
8300-8334
8335-8396
(347)
(130/120/35/60 active)

Handicapped/disabled access

2009-2012 Friendlybus.jpg

Ford

StarTrans Bus Senator SII LF

Ford 5R100W

W100-W209
W210-W300
(301)
(210/91 active)

Handicapped/disabled access
Fourth generation Wheel-Trans buses

2013-2014 TTC Novabus LFS Artic 9000 on Route 29 Dufferin.PNG

Nova Bus

Allison World B500R

9000-9026
9027-9152
(153)
(27/126 Active)[1]

Handicapped/disabled access

2015

Nova Bus

Allison World B400R6

8400-8504
(105)
(0/55 0/50 active)
(55 Q2 2015, 50 Q4 2015)

Handicapped/disabled access

Retired bus fleet[edit]

Non-standard buses[edit]

Make/Model Fleet number Description Fleet size Fleet total Acquired Retired Division Notes
REO 96HTD Diesel buses Ex-Hollinger Bus Lines
REO W Diesel buses
Rek-Vee Industries Club Car Shuttle buses 32 1980s 1980s
White Motor Company 50A Diesel buses
Yellow Coach Y-Z (227, 229) Diesel buses
Yellow Coach Y Diesel buses
Yellow Coach Y Diesel buses
Yellow Coach Z-AQ-273 Diesel buses
Yellow Coach Y-U-316 Diesel buses
Ford 29B Diesel buses 4
Ford 19B Diesel buses 7
Ford 72B Diesel buses 10
AEC 404 Double-decker bus Later converted to single-decker bus
Aerocoach P-46-37 and 371 Diesel buses 4
Fageol or J. G. Brill Company Twin Coach 44S Diesel bus
Fifth Avenue Bus Company L and J Double-decker bus
FitzJohn FTG Diesel buses 25 Ex-North York Bus Lines
FitzJohn Falcon Ex-Hollinger Bus Lines
FitzJohn Hercules JXLD Ex-Hollinger Bus Lines
Packard ED Diesel buses
Pierce Arrow Diesel buses
Prevost Car 50-PI-33 Trainer/Command Unit 3 1990s 2006
Motor Coach Industries MC-8 572 Command Unit 1 1997 2005 Notably used during World Youth Day
General Motors Diesel Division PD-4103 and 4104 Diesel buses 23 23

Built from 1959-1989[edit]

Make/Model Fleet number Description Fleet size Fleet total Acquired Retired Division Notes
General Motors Diesel Division TDH 5301 2900–2949, 2950–2984, 3100-3139 Diesel buses 125 125 1959, 1960, 1962 197? Some sold to OC Transpo and 2939 was sold to Barrie Transit
General Motors Diesel Division TDH 4517 2985–2999 Diesel buses 15 15 1960
General Motors Diesel Division TDH 5302 3140-3149 Diesel buses 10 10 1962
General Motors Diesel Division TDH 5303 3300-3379, 3500-3599, 3700-3799, 7100-7179 Diesel buses 360 360 1963, 1964–1965, 1966, 1967
General Motors Diesel Division TDH 5304 3150-3174, 3980-3999, 7180-7199 Diesel buses 65 65 1963, 1966–1967, 1967
General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5305 7300-7354, 7355-7395, 7523-7562 Diesel buses 136 136 1968–1969, 1969–1970, 1972
Flyer Industries D700A 7500-7509, 7510-7522 Diesel buses 23 23 1969, 1972 late 1980s Queensway
General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N 7570-7599, 7700-7779, 7900-7962 Diesel buses 173 173 1973, 1973, 1974–1975
Flyer Industries D800A 7560-8004 Diesel buses 45 45 1974–1975 early 1990s Queensway Lansdowne
  • 8000 was acquired by a film company. It was last seen in a Trident Gum commercial in 1999.
  • 7972 was put for Sale in Caledon ON.
General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N 8010-8117 Diesel buses 108 108 1975 November 2004 Malvern Arrow Rd
  • Replaced by 7000-7134 Vs in 1996
  • This was the last order of buses containing the VH-9 transmission.
  • 8041 was transformed into a cigarette car in a season 7 episode of The Red Green Show.
  • 8051 was the last bus placed in CLRV livery
  • 8058 was the last bus with a rollsign and is being preserved at Halton County Radial Railway Museum in Milton, Ontario.
  • 8073 was renumbered to 2151 in the 2150-2155 series.
General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N 8140-8158 Diesel buses 19 19 1976 Malvern Several buses were renumbered into the 2150-2155 series.
General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N 8160-8204, 8270-8314, 8320-8369 Diesel buses 140 140 1977, 1979, 1980 All retired by April 2007 Several buses were renumbered into the 2000-2110 series.
Flyer Industries D800B 8210-8223, 8230-8260 Diesel buses 45 45 1977–1978 September 1998-September 1999 Queensway 8257 has been preserved by the CTHF and Scrapped in early 2014 in Winnipeg at the New Flyer plant.
Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 01.501 "I" 8370-8378 Diesel bus 9 9 1981 early 1990s
Flyer Industries D901 8380-8476 Diesel buses 97 97 1981 1999 Danforth, Queensway, Wilson
Flyer Industries D901SS 8477-8486 Diesel buses 10 10 1981 1999 Queensway, Old Eglinton
  • Originally used for Gray Line service
  • These units were the first regular TTC buses equipped with A/C (excludes Gray Coach equipment)
General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N 8520-8561, 8570-8729 Diesel buses 202 202 1981–1982 2011 Birchmount, Danforth Many buses were renumbered into the 2000-series series.
General Motors Diesel Division TA60-102N 8500-8511 Diesel articulated buses 12 12 1982 1987 Eglinton Malvern Acquired by MiWay (then known as Mississauga Transit) as a part of the Ontario Ministry of Transportation's Articulated bus demo program.
Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 01.501 "I" 8730-8739 Diesel bus 10 10 1982 early 1990s
General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N 8740-8985 Diesel buses 246 246 1982–1983 2011 Birchmount, Malvern, Arrow, Danforth, Old Eglinton, Wilson All buses were renumbered into the 2000-series series; no bus was renumbered to 2321 because 8821 was sold for scrap after an accident.
Flyer Industries D901 6000-6122, 6130-6204 Diesel buses 198 198 1985–1986 2007 Arrow Road, Birchmount, Danforth, Old Eglinton, Malvern, Queensway, and Wilson * 6068 and 6133 were the last buses retired. They were retired in September 2007
  • 6104 is a "Belka" bus for children learning in North York.
Ontario Bus Industries Orion II 9500-9529, 9530-9564, 9570-9627 custom built wheelchair accessible vehicle 123 123 1985-1989 1998-2002 Buses experienced mechanical problems and was deemed too costly to fix
General Motors Diesel Division/Motor Coach Industries TC40-102N "Classic" 6210-6293 Diesel buses 84 84 1987 2005-2010 Arrow Road, Birchmount, Danforth, Davenport, Malvern, Mount Dennis, Lansdowne, Old Eglinton * 6221 & 6223 were restricted to Toronto Island in duties in March 2009 and Retired in 2010 and Taken off the roster in February 2012 and sold to Belka enrichment centre.
Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 03.501 "III" (Orion-Ikarus 286) 6360-6419, 6530-6559 Diesel articulated buses 90 90 1987, 1989 June 2003 Arrow Road, Eglinton, Malvern, and Wilson
  • These buses were prematurely retired due to structural, frame, and corrosion failures, including the articulation joint and were replaced by the 1996-1997 Orion Vs.
    • Some of the earlier retirements were used by OC Transpo.
New Flyer Industries D40 6300-6359, 6420-6434, 6440-6521 Diesel buses (0/0/0) 157 (60/15/82) 1987-1989 2009 Arrow Rd, Danforth, Eglinton, Malvern, Queensway
  • 6488 was sold to Cullingford coaches as a Movie bus.
  • The 1987 models were retired early due to structural failures.
  • 6304 and 6330 were the last buses retired in the 6300-6359 series.
  • 6422 was the last bus retired in the 6420-6434 series.
  • 6457 was the last bus retired in the 6440-6521 series.
Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 01.508 "I" 9360-9361 Diesel buses 0 2 1989 early 1990s Arrow Rd, Danforth, Eglinton, Malvern, Queensway
  • 9360-9361 were sold to GO Transit as 1713-1714 in the early 1990s and later retired
  • 9360 was sold to Brandon Transit as 35 and later retired.
  • 9361 was sold to York University as a shuttle bus and later retired.

Built from 1990-2002[edit]

These buses were all 40 feet (12.19 metres) long and are used in local service.

Year Builder and
model name
Photo Powertrain
(Engine and transmission)
Numbers Division Notes
1990-1991 (retired 2004) New Flyer Industries D40 Cummins LTA10B and Allison V30 6560-6638 Arrow Rd, Danforth, Eglinton, Malvern, Queensway
  • These units were the first order delivered with electronic signs and A/C (excluding 1980's Gray Line Flyer buses)
  • The 1990 models were prematurely retired due to structural failures.
  • 6564, 6587, 6590, and 6597 were the last buses retired.
  • No units had working A/C at time of retirement. Many units had their interior air grills on the rear wall removed and covered up with plexi glass or wood. (This may have been done to limit noise concerns as the original air intake covers rattled on most buses as they idled.)
  • Delivered as ZF 4HP500 4 speed transmission; it was converted to Allison V730 3-speed transmission in 2000.
1990-1991 (retired 2005) Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 05.501 "V" CNG Cummins L10G and Allison B400R 9370-9394 Wilson
  • 9 units were supposed to be sent to the Dominican Republic along with 6291, but were vandalized.
  • 10 units were parked at the Esther Shiner Stadium parking lot.
  • This bus was delivered with ZF 5HP590 transmission; it converted to Allision B400R transmission in 1997.
1991 (retired 2012) Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 02.501 "V" Detroit Diesel 8.2L / Navistar 7.3L and Allison AT-545 9700-9706 Lakeshore
1991–1992 (retired 2010) Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 05.501 "V" Detroit Diesel 6V92TA and Allison B-400R WTEC 6640-6745 Mount Dennis, Queensway, Eglinton, Birchmount, Davenport, Malvern
  • All retired due to frame issues, engine issues, and because these vehicles are not lift equipped.
  • 6734 was the last unit to be retired.
  • This bus was delivered with ZF 5HP500 5 speed transmission, later it converted to Allision B400R transmission.
1996 (retired 2013-2015) Orion Bus Industries Orion V TTC Orion V 7127 on Route 85 Sheppard East.jpg Detroit Diesel Series 50 and Allison B400R 7000-7134 Arrow Road, Malvern, Eglinton
  • Handicap.svg Arrow south.svgArrow north.svg
  • These buses were the first buses with Wheelchair lifts. 7013 and 7123 were the last two buses to be retired from revenue service on February 13th, 2015. 7106 remains active on the Toronto island.
1997 (1981 rebuilds) (retired 1998) General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N Detroit Diesel 6V92TA and Allison V730 1002–1036 Arrow Road, Birchmount, Malvern
1997–1998 (retired 2006) Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 06.501 "VI" CNG TTC Orion VI Bus 9243.jpg Cummins L10-280G and Allison B-400R WTEC 9200-9249 Wilson
  • Handicapped/disabled access These were TTC's first low floor buses.
  • All retired in 2006 due to the difficulties of converting them into diesel, so the TTC phased out CNG-powered buses.
  • These buses were replaced by the Orion VIIs 7900-7979.
  • 9217 was the last unit to be retired.
1997-2000 (1977–1981 rebuilds) (retired 2009) General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N and Allison V730 2000-2110 (ex 8181-8204, 8270-8369, 8520-8561 and 8571) Arrow Road, Birchmount, Malvern, Mount Dennis, Wilson
  • The last bus, 2017 (ex-8533) was retired in September 2009. This bus retired more than two years later than the rest of the fleet.
1998 (1978–1981 rebuilds) (retired 2006) General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N and Allison V730 2600–2619 Arrow Road
  • Ex-Montreal units with McKay Gates.
  • These units were assigned to routes 35, 41, 89, and 96.
  • 2619 was Sold to Belka as a Learning bus.
1999 (1975–1977 rebuilds) (retired 2007) General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N and Allison V730 2150-2155 (ex 8010-8117, 8140-8180) Malvern
  • 2153 (ex-8163), the last bus, was retired in April 2007. This bus was retired more than two years later than the rest of the fleet.
1999-2001 (1981-1982 rebuilds) (retired 2011) General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N and Allison V730 2700-2765, 2767-2858 (ex 8520-8561, 8570, 8572-8729) Mount Dennis Wilson Malvern
  • 2766 was reserved for a Peter Witt streetcar
  • 2855 was the last 2700-2765, 2767-2858 series in service in December 2011.
  • Few went Undergo Life Extension Program (LEP)
2001-2004 (1982-1983 rebuilds) (retired 2011) General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N Detroit Diesel 6V71N and Allison V730 2240-2320, 2322-2485 (ex 8740-8820, 8822-8985) Mount Dennis Wilson Malvern
  • Some went Undergo Life Extension Program (LEP)
  • 8821 was scrapped and not renumbered 2321
  • 2281 was the last New Look in service
  • 2252 remained active, confined to Toronto Island duties until March 2012. Both 2252 and 2444 are historical buses.
  • 2290 and 2291 are Preserved in Ireland.

Paratransit[edit]

Make/Model Description Fleet size Year acquired Year retired' Notes
Thomas Built Buses Mighty Mites custom-built wheelchair-accessible vehicle 62 late 1970s - by contractor Allways Transportation 1985 - all retired by TTC Buses did not have regular TTC livery (cream with red and white stripe); all buses owned by contractor
Thomas Built Buses Transette custom built wheelchair accessible vehicle 5 late 1970s - by contractor Allways Transportation 1985 - all retired by TTC Buses did not have regular TTC livery (cream with red and white stripe); all buses owned by contractor
Accessobus Mark II (likely a Prevost Car H3 series suburban bus) 48 seat highgway coach-custom built wheelchair accessible vehicle 1 1986 N/A Demonstrater bus only
Dutcher Motors Corporation Para Transit Vehicle (PTV)[2] custom-built 7-passenger van based wheelchair accessible vehicle 1 1987 - demonstrator bus only N/A Dutcher Motors founded 1984 and failed to make any production PTV and later acquired by MedNet Inc of Battlefield, Michigan[3]
Chevrolet Caprice Classic wheelchair accessible station wagons 22-27 early 1980s 1989 Cars were not painted with TTC livery

See also[edit]

References[edit]