Operating Statistics - 2014

The TTC Operating Statistics publication contains all the key facts and figures about the system’s performance in an annual period and is an invaluable quick reference when talking about the TTC’s achievements in service. The Operating Statistics are compiled by the Corporate Communications Department.

9. Next-Generation Buses

  • The TTC had 134 new low-floor, articulated buses in service in 2014.
  • The TTC’s first low-floor, articulated bus (bendy bus #9000) arrived on property on July 18, 2013. Test bus #9000 was delivered to Wilson Garage from Nova Bus in St. Eustache, Quebec.
  • The TTC’s next-generation articulated buses are 18.3 metres (60 feet) long, low-floor with a front-door ramp and equipped with clean-diesel technology.
  • Articulated buses officially made their return to revenue service (bendy bus #9001) on the 7 Bathurst route on December 20, 2013.
  • In September 2012, the TTC Board approved an initial contract for 27 articulated buses with Nova Bus (a division of Volvo Group Canada Inc.). 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.
  • These new vehicles will be the third generation of 18-metre articulated buses operated by the TTC. A small fleet of 12 demonstrator buses – manufactured by General Motors in London, Ontario – were operated from 1982 to 1987. A fleet of 90 Orion-Ikarus buses – frame and body manufactured in Hungary and finished by Ontario Bus Industries in Mississauga – were operated from 1987 to 2003.
Principal fleet specifications
  • Type – low-floor articulated
  • Number of buses – 153
  • Fleet numbers – 9000-9152
  • Seats – 46
  • Length – 18.3 m
  • Width – 2.6 m
  • Height – 3.2 m
  • Weight – 18,960 kg (curb weight)
  • Speed – limited to 100 km/h

46 seated; 77 maximum

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