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 bus fleet[edit]

These buses are all 40 feet (12.19 metres) long and are used in local/express service. 62 feet (19 m) long buses (NovaBUS LFS) were scheduled to return in the fall of 2013 after a 10-year absence. The first batch will consist of 27 buses with a potential total of 153.[1]

Order Year Builder/Model Engine/Transmission
(Fuel Propulsion)
Fleet/(Qty.) Division Notes
1996 7000-7134
(135)
(98 active)
  • Handicapped/disabled access
  • Lift-equipped buses
  • These units replaced the 1987-1989 Orion IIIs, which were retired due to frame issues
  • Originally ordered for a NovaBUS Classic
  • 7000-7074 were based from Arrow when new. 7000-7087 had UWE connectors when they were based at Eglinton from 2002-2004. However, these units are now at Malvern after the 7400-series Orion VIIs were delivered.
  • Mainly restricted on routes 39, 53, 130, 131, 139, 190 and 199
  • So far: 7001, 7003, 7012, 7014, 7017, 7018, 7021, 7022, 7023, 7027, 7036, 7038, 7041, 7042, 7045, 7049, 7055, 7062, 7077, 7078, 7079, 7080, 7084, 7090, 7091, 7099, 7100, 7103, 7104, 7107, 7109, 7112, 7114, 7116, 7121, 7129 and 7133 are retired.
    • 7090 retired March 2012 due to structural damage.
    • 7036 collided with a cube van in August 2013, damaging the front end while operating on 53 Steeles East.
1996–1997 9400-9449
(50)
(49 active)
  • Handicapped/disabled access
  • Lift-equipped buses
  • Originally the 100 Orion VI CNG order, later split.
  • These units were originally powered by CNG and later converted to diesel
  • Mainly restricted on routes 29 and 107
  • So far: 9400 are retired.
    • 9400 retired September 2013 due to structural damage.
1997–1998 7200-7251
(52)
(51 active)
  • Handicapped/disabled access
  • Lift-equipped buses
  • These units replaced some D800s, older D901s, D40HFs and New Looks.
  • Originally based at Danforth Garage
  • Mainly restricted on routes 35, 36, 37, 60, 96, and 165
  • 7210 and 7236 has a Luminator Horizon side sign.
  • 7240 retired in 2012
1998–1999 7300-7350
(51)
(50 active)
  • Handicapped/disabled access
  • These units replaced some D800s, older D901s, D40HFs and New Looks.
  • These units originated at Old Eglinton in 1999, were moved to Eglinton in 2002 after UWE installation and after Old Eglinton's closure, were transferred to Queensway to replace the retiring Flyer D901s after the 7500-series Orion VIIs were delivered.
  • 7308 was retired due to fire damage it sustained while on route 66 Prince Edward.
  • 7333 hit a rental car and taxi before slamming into a building on July 22, 2012 while on route 510 Spadina as a replacement bus during road construction.
  • 7350 has a Luminator Horizon side sign.
2002–2005 7400-7793 7795-7882
(482)
(482 active)
  • Handicapped/disabled access
  • These units were ordered to replace some 1990 D40HFs. Order proposed by New Flyer for D40i "Invero" which had a combination carbon and stainless steel frame. Later changed to 100 D40LFs in 2003 and 120 D40is in 2004, not complaint.
  • 7400-7619 have black rubber skirts. Unit 7405 is the first unit rebuilt and the prototype for the rebuilt program.
  • 7500-7549 were allocated at Eglinton, 7550-7619 were allocated to Arrow Road, but moved to Eglinton in 2005-2006 to replace the Fishbowls/Classics. However, it was pushed out by 1000-1149
  • 7620-7699 were allocated to Arrow Road, but moved to Eglinton in 2008. It was pushed out by the 12xx buses.
  • 7700-7881 were based from Eglinton, but the whole series was moved to Birchmount between 2005-2009 to replace the Classics, 1991 Orion Vs, and GM New Looks.
  • Eglinton has 7400-7681 and Birchmount has 7682-7793, and 7795-7882
  • 7794 was involved in a fatal collision with a pedestrian on August 20, 2010 while operating route 92. It remained in service as 7794 until December 2010, and was subsequently renumbered to 7882 by July 2011
  • In rebuild program; 363 units complete as of June 2014.
2006 1000–1149
(150)
(150 active)
  • Handicapped/disabled access
  • These units do not have black rubber skirts
  • Contract C32PY04839 awarded in May 2005 for 150 diesel electric hybrid buses and 180 clean diesel buses.
  • Mount Dennis has 63 units in this series (1000-1062), with Malvern having 87 units (1063-1149).
    • Arrow Rd had 150 buses initially when new, but with the arrival of more NG hybrids at Arrow and the increasing unreliability of this series, they were split upon the opening of Mount Dennis, with 50 units each going to Arrow (1000-1049), Wilson (1050-1099) and Malvern (1100-1149). Wilson split up their 50 units in May 2010, with 1050-1074 going to Mount Dennis, and 1075-1099 going to Malvern as the 81xx buses took over. Arrow then sent their remaining 50 units to Mount Dennis in August 2010, making it an even 75/75 split between Mount Dennis and Malvern. However, since then, Mount Dennis and Malvern have and 63/87 split (see above).
  • All units use lithium batteries
  • In one episode of the Rick Mercer Report, Rick Mercer drove Unit 1111 which was a Training Bus.
2006 7900-7979
(80)
(80 active)
  • Handicapped/disabled access
  • Part of the contract awarded in May 2005.
  • These units do not have black rubber skirts
  • These units were originated at Wilson when new, but all units were transferred to Arrow Rd, after all 76xx units being moved to Eglinton, so diesel buses could be used on route 191
  • 7961, 7963-7965, 7967-7979 later moved to Queensway to increase its spare ratio
2007 8000-8099
(100)
(100 active)
  • Handicapped/disabled access
  • Part of the contract awarded in May 2005.
  • These units do not have black rubber skirts
  • These units were originated at Wilson when new, but all units were transferred to Queensway to replace the 1988-1989 Flyers and 1991 Orion Vs. However, it was pushed out with the 14xx and 15xx buses
  • 8000-8011 were retrofitted with luggage racks for 192 Airport Rocket in January 2013
2007-2008 1200–1423
(224)
(223 active)
  • Handicapped/disabled access
  • These buses are an option for 220 hybrid buses from a contract awarded in 2005 for 330 buses issued in July 2006. Due to late delivery, additional four buses were added to the order.
  • These units are mostly allocated out of at Arrow Road (1200-1223, 1225, 1227-1234, 1236-1241, 1243, 1244, 1246-1248, 1251, 1252, 1254-1255, 1257-1261, 1263-1272, 1274-1277, 1279-1286, 1288-1299, 1301-1306, 1308-1314, 1316, 1318-1324, 1326, 1327, 1329-1337, 1339, 1340,,1342-1390, 1392, 1393, 1404, 1405, 1410, 1414, 1415, 1419) with some at Malvern (1391, 1394-1403), and Mount Dennis (1224, 1226, 1235, 1242, 1245, 1249, 1250, 1253, 1262, 1273, 1278, 1287, 1300, 1307, 1315, 1317, 1325, 1328, 1338, 1341, 1406-1409, 1411-1413, 1416-1418, 1420-1423)
  • All units use lithium batteries
  • 1256 retired after a massive engine fire in April 2013
2008 1500–1689
(190)
(188 active)
  • Handicapped/disabled access
  • Order added for 140 hybrid buses in 2006 but Orion offered to maintain the pricing terms for an additional 50 buses.
  • These units are all allocated out of Mount Dennis (1500-1503, 1505-1516,1518, 1520, 1522, 1524-1533, 1535-1537, 1539-1544, 1546-1553, 1555-1558, 1560, 1562, 1563, 1565-1573, 1575, 1577, 1578, 1580-1670, 1672-1689) and Arrow Road (1504, 1519, 1521, 1523, 1534, 1538, 1545, 1554, 1559, 1561, 1564, 1574, 1576, 1579) (previously at Arrow, Malvern, and Wilson prior to opening).
  • The remaining units at Wilson has since moved to Mount Dennis to replace the remaining New Looks.
  • All units use lithium batteries
  • 1517 retired prematurely in October 2010 after suffering an arson in September 2009 while on route 320 Yonge Blue Night. The rear of the bus was burnt beyond repair.
  • 1671 also retired after a fire in May 2011.
2009 1700–1829
(130)
(130 active)
  • Handicapped/disabled access
  • Contract C32PY08704 awarded in December 2007 for 130 diesel electric hybrid buses.
  • Delivered with lithium-ion batteries
  • These units replaced a number of remaining New Looks at Malvern
  • They either retired them or displaced them to Mount Dennis
  • Split between Arrow Road (1702, 1706, 1714, 1732) (Malvern (1700, 1701, 1703-1705, 1707-1713, 1715-1731, 1733-1774, 1776-1778, 1783) and Wilson (1775, 1779-1782, 1784-1829)
2009-2010 8100-8219
(120)
(120 active)
  • Handicapped/disabled access
  • These buses are an option for 80 hybrid buses from a contract awarded in December 2007 for 130 buses issued in late 2008. 40 buses were added in August 2008 for 120 hybrid buses. Later changed to clean diesel order due to hybrid failures.
  • 8100-8152, 8154-8165 are allocated to Birchmount since the 83xx units took over Wilson, which has 8153, 8166-8219.
  • 8100 and 8101 have the older styled doors like previous NGs
2011-2012 8300-8396
(97)
(97 active)
  • Handicapped/disabled access
  • Part of the contract issued in October 2009 for 95 buses to be delivered in 2011-2012 for a combined of $51,468,098.70
  • 8301, the first bus, entered service in early March 2011
  • These units replaced a number of remaining New Looks at Wilson and either retired or displaced them to Mount Dennis.
  • Originally for 60 buses in 2012, the two extra buses are the replacement for the fire units. They are numbered 8395 and 8396.
  • 40 foot order.[2]
2013-2014 9000-9152
(153)
(27 for 2013-early 2014, 125 for mid 2014)[3]
  • Handicapped/disabled access
  • 60 foot articulated order.[4]
  • RFP issued to New Flyer and Nova Bus. Contract awarded in August 2012 to Nova Bus for 27 buses delivered in 2013. Additional 56 and 70 buses were purchased in 2014 and 2015, but the advancement of the 2015 order was later approved for 126 buses delivered in 2014.
  • First low-floor articulated buses in the fleet.
  • To be placed on routes 85A, 25, 36, 29, 7, 63 as main priorities [5]
  • 9000 was the first bus delivered to Wilson on July 18, 2013
  • Scheduled to make an appearance on routes 7 Bathurst, 29 Dufferin, 36 Finch West, 63 Ossington, 6 Bay, 85 Sheppard East and 53 Steeles East by the end of 2014.[6]
  • All articulated buses are expected to be in service by January 2015.
  • Split between Wilson (9000-9054) and Malvern (9055-9075)
  • 9000-9026 has the third generation rear and 9027-9152 has the fourth generation rear (albeit from the blue accessible seats).
2015-2018 8400-8600
(55)
(200 for 2016)
  • To be determined
  • Handicapped/disabled access
  • 40 foot order.

Retired bus fleet[edit]

"Oddball" 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 and 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
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 8000 was acquired by a film company. It was last seen in a Trident Gum commercial in 1999.
General Motors Diesel Division T6H 5307N 8010-8117 Diesel buses 108 108 1975 November 2004 Malvern
  • 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.
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 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.
General Motors Diesel Division/Motor Coach Industries TC40-102N "Classic" 6210-6293 Diesel buses 84 84 1987 2005-2009, 2012 Arrow Road, Birchmount, Danforth, Davenport, Malvern, Mount Dennis, Lansdowne, Old Eglinton * 6221 & 6223 were restricted to Toronto Island in duties in March 2009.
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
  • The 1987 models were prematurely retired 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
  • 9361 was later transferred to York University as a shuttle bus. It is now 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 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 busses)
  • 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.)
1990-1991 (retired 2005) Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 05.501 "V" CNG 9370-9394 Wilson
  • 9 units were supposed to be sent to the Dominican Republic along with 6291, but were vandalized by people.
  • 10 units were parked at the Esther Shiner Stadium parking lot.
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.
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.
  • These buses were replaced by the Orion VIIs 7900-7979.
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 2 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.
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
  • 2766 was reserved for a Peter Witt streetcar
  • 2855 (ex-8163), the last bus, was retired in December 2011.
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
  • 8821 was scrapped and not renumbered 2321
  • 2281 was the last New Look in service
  • 2252 remains active, confined to Toronto Island duties.

Retired demonstration vehicles[edit]

Make/Model Description Year tested Notes
CC&F C-36 gas city bus 1950
Leyland Olympic transit bus 1951
WMC 1144D transit bus 1952
CC&F CD-44A city bus 1952 sold to Cornwall Street Railway Light and Company
Mack Truck C-49-DT city bus sold to Montreal Transportation Commission
Flxible Flxiliner intercity bus 1956 sold to Autobus Drolet Limitée
CC&F/Brill TD-51 city bus 1960 sold to Cornwall Street Railway Light and Company
Leyland Olympic Mk 10 city bus 1967 sold to Burley Bus Lines and later to Chambly Transport
Mercedes-Benz bus
Western Flyer Company WFC D700 city bus 1969 sold to Winnipeg Transit
Prevost Car Marathon intercity coach 1984 sold to GO Transit and later used by Ontario Ministry of Correctional Services
Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 01.501 "I" city bus 1979 sold to Kingston Township Transit
Van Hool AG280 articulated bus 1985 built for Société des Transports Intercommunaux Bruxellois and leased by Bombardier
GMDD TC40-102N diesel transit bus sold to Kingston Transit
Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 06.501 "VI" 2000 diesel transit bus 1995 Handicapped/disabled access
NovaBus/Transportation Manufacturing Corporation RTS T80206 WFD 1000 diesel transit bus 1995 Returned to NovaBus in 1998, then sold to Autobus Quebec, St-Augustin, Quebec
NovaBus LFS 40'102 1001 diesel transit bus 1997 Handicapped/disabled access Sold to Barrie Transit in 2000.
Daimler Buses North America/Orion Bus Industries Orion 01.501 "I" 8315 diesel transit bus 1979 Sold to Kingston Township Transit in the 1980s.

Support fleet vehicles[edit]

Surface support vehicles are painted white (formerly cream) to provide support for surface services (buses and streetcar operations).

  • R-XXX - CAT-900 series K front end loader used for snow removal
  • XX and XXX - general support fleet vehicles

Source: [1]

See also[edit]

References[edit]