Nova Bus LF Series

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Low Floor Series
MTA New York City Bus Nova LFS (2009) demo.jpg
MTA NovaBus LFS demo
Manufacturer Nova Bus
Assembly Saint-Eustache, Quebec
Body and chassis
Doors 2 doors (1 door Suburban/Shuttle)
Engine Cummins ULSD ISL 8.9L 280hp
Cummins ULSD ISL 8.9L 330hp
Cummins Hybrid ISB 6.7L 280hp
Cummins Hybrid ISB 8.9L 330hp
Transmission Allison (B400R, B500R, H 40 EP - Hybrid, H 60 EP - Hybrid)
ZF (EcoLife 6 speed)
Voith D864.5E 4 speed
Wheelbase 244 in (6.20 m) - 40'
497 in (12.62 m) (Front-Mid 244 in (6.20 m) mad Mid-Rear 253 in (6.43 m)) - 62'
Length 40 ft (12.19 m)
62 ft (18.90 m) - articulated
Width 102 in (2.59 m)
Height 124 in (3.15 m) - ULSD
128 in (3.25 m) - Hybrid (with AC)
Predecessor Rapid Transit Series (after 2003)
Successor none
Low Floor Series HEV
Manufacturer Nova Bus
Assembly Saint-Eustache, Quebec
Engine Cummins Hybrid ISB 280hp
Transmission Allison EP 40 electric drive system
Length 40 ft (12.19 m)
Width 102 in (2.59 m)
Height 128 in (3.25 m) - Hybrid (with AC)
Curb weight 28,220lbs or 12800kg

The Low Floor Series (LF) bus is a series of transit buses manufactured by NovaBus for North American customers. The LF series is similar to Den Oudsten Alliance series, which delivered demonstrators in 1993 (LFS demo was rolled out in 1994).[1]


The current LF is offered in seven models:

Model Length Type
LFX 40-foot (12.19 m) Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)
LFX Articulated 62-foot (18.90 m) articulated BRT
LFS Smartbus 40-foot (12.19 m) standard transit bus with electric cooling
LFS Smartbus 62-foot (18.90 m) articulated transit bus with electric cooling
LFS HEV 40-foot (12.19 m) Hybrid Electric Vehicle
LFS HEV 62-foot (18.90 m) articulated Hybrid Electric Vehicle
LFS CNG 40-foot (12.19 m) Compressed Natural Gas transit bus

LFS Shuttle and LFS Suburban are variants outside of the regular products offered. In addition, Nova Bus is working on an electric variant with a multitude of power source options. CNG aritculated buses are not offered.[2]


The LFS began production in 1995 and since expanded to the current models:[1]

  • LFS
    • 1st generation 1995-1999
    • 2nd generation 1999-2009
    • 3rd generation 2009-2013
    • 4th generation 2013-
  • LFS articulated 2007-
  • LFX 2008-
  • LFS HEV 2006-
  • LFS shuttlebus (LFS 40') 2005-
  • LFS Suburban 40' 2005-
  • LFS CNG 40' 2013-


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  1. ^ a b "Nova Bus - CPTDB Wiki". Retrieved 2013-11-16. 
  2. ^ NovaBus

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