TTC’s first articulated test bus on property
The TTC’s first low-floor, articulated bus arrived on property on July 18. Test bus #9000 was delivered to Wilson Garage from Nova Bus in St. Eustache, Quebec.
Test bus #9000 is undergoing pre-delivery inspection and safety certification before being licenced for road testing. The articulated buses are 18.3 metres (60 feet) long, low floor with a front-door ramp and equipped with clean-diesel technology.
In September 2012, the TTC Board approved an initial contract for 27 articulated buses with Nova Bus (a division of Volvo Group Canada Inc.). Delivery is scheduled to begin this year. On March 27, the Board approved a contract amendment worth $119.4 million for the purchase of an additional 126 articulated vehicles for delivery starting in 2014.
Principal fleet specifications
Type – low-floor articulated
Number of buses – 153
Fleet numbers – 9000-9152
Seats – 48
Length – 18.3 m (60 ft)
Width – 2.6 m (8 ft-5 in)
Height – 3.2 m (10 ft-5 in)
Weight – 18,960 kg (curb weight)
Speed – limited to 100 km/h