Photo of a new articulated bus.

The Articulated Low-Floor Diesel Buses manufactured by NovaBus, a Division of Volvo Group-Canada, in Ste. Eustache Quebec, are now on Toronto streets.

In keeping with TTC’s commitment to improved customer service, the new “Artics” are 60 feet long and will replace aging existing buses that are scheduled for retirement due to high mileage and general deterioration.

As part of the TTC’s modernization plan the accessible low-floor bus fleet will increase capacity on our busiest routes. Each bus has a capacity of 46 seated passengers and approximately 31 standing passengers. Features include LED interior and exterior lighting, automatic central air conditioning and heating, and ergonomic seating for passenger comfort.

Buses are designed to accommodate two standard wheelchairs and nine priority passenger seats, identified by bright blue upholstery. To minimize engine exhaust emissions, clean diesel engines are furnished with the latest electronic engine controls and diesel exhaust after treatment systems.

TTC’s new fleet of Articulated Low-Floor Clean Diesel Buses is being solely funded by the City of Toronto to improve customer service and replace some of TTC’s aging 40 foot buses.

Number of Articulated Buses: 153

Fleet Numbers 9000 to 9152
Seating 46 seats with 2 standard wheelchair positions
Standing 31 with comfortable spacing
Length 60 foot model
Actual Length 18.825 meters (61 foot-9 inches)
Height 3.18 meters (10 foot- 5 inches)
Weight 26425 Kgs (58,135 Lbs) (gross vehicle weight rating-GVWR)
18960 Kgs (41,700 Lbs) (Tare)
Maximum speed 100 km/h (62 MPH) - engine speed controlled @100 km/h

The articulated buses will operate on the following routes:

7 Bathurst - first bus December 2013
29 Dufferin - first bus January 2014
36 Finch West - Fall 2014
85 Sheppard East - Fall 2014
53 Steeles Express - Fall 2014
41 Keele - Winter 2015

Photo of the new articulated bus with the accessible ramp extended.

Photo of the new articulated bus.