BC Transit 6053-6060

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BC Transit 6053-6060 were GMDD TDH-4519 "New Look" buses built in 1963 for BC Hydro Transit as 746-753. All were transferred to the Urban Transit Authority in April 1980, renamed BC Transit in 1982. While officially renumbered into the 8000 series in 1975, buses operating in Victoria typically only displayed the last 3 digits.

Under the Unified Provincial Fleet (UPF) system, they were assigned fleet numbers 6053-6060, and were renumbered to their UPF fleet number when transferred to systems outside Victoria.

BC Hydro Transit fleet ownership transferred to Urban Transit Authority (UTA) and operations assumed by Metro Transit Operating Company (MTOC) in April 1980. UTA renamed BC Transit in 1982; MTOC operations in Vancouver and Victoria moved into BC Transit in April 1985

Engine Transmission Seating Rear Door Destination Sign
Detroit Diesel
43: Otaco
OTA 220 bench
Push Rollsign


Renumbers Provincial
Thumbnail Date Serial License Plate Paint Notes
746 6053 6053 Nanaimo Regional Transit System 6053-a.jpg 1963 C030
747 6054 6054 BC Hydro 747-a.jpg 1963 C031
748 6748
6055 BC Transit 6055-a.jpg 1963 C032
749 6056 6056 Fort St. John Transit System 6056-a.jpg 1963 C033
750 6057 6057 Victoria Regional Transit System 6059-a.jpg 1963 C034
751 6751
6058 BC Transit 6058-a.jpg 1963 C035
752 6059 6059 Nanaimo Regional Transit System 6059-a.jpg 1963 C036
753 6060 6060 Nanaimo Regional Transit System 6060-a.jpg 1963 C037
  1. All buses in the Victoria fleet were given names honouring the countries participating in the 1994 Commonwealth Games. These names (ie. Spirit of Canada) were displayed on the right side of the windshield of each bus.
  2. BC Transit Victoria fleet table showing names assigned to buses https://www.transitmuseumsociety.org/nextstop/Docs/Commonwealth%20Games%201994.pdf