BC Transit 6380-6381

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BC Transit 6380-6381 were General Motors Diesel Division T6H-4521 "New Look" buses built in 1970 for BC Hydro Transit as 780-781|.

Ownership was transferred to the Urban Transit Authority upon its in 1980, renamed BC Transit in 1982.

The Victoria fleet was officially renumbered into the 8000 series in 1975, but these numbers only appeared on internal system rosters. The active Victoria fleet continued to display three digit numbers until the 1990s.

Equipped with VS2-6 transmission for highway speed operation, these units did regular dual duty as summer sightseeing buses as well as transit use throughout the year. For many years the rear door was removed in the summer season and extra seats installed for the Royal Blue Line tour duty.

Units transferred to Municipal systems prior to 1996 were renumbered with their provincial fleet numbers; units transferred in 1996 and beyond retained their Victoria fleet number

Both units were built with only a single door; they were retrofitted with rear doors by 1980.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination Sign
Detroit Diesel 6V71N Allison VS2-6 43: Otaco OTA220 bench Rollsign


Renumbers Provincial
Thumbnail Date Serial License Plate Paint Notes
780 6380 6380 1970 C200 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
781 781 6381 1970 C201 CMBC Paint Icon bct.gif
  • Assigned to Victoria
  • Named "Spirit of Belize" for 1994 Commonwealth Games.
  • Transferred to Vancouver (Oakridge) during Oak Street bridge rebuild in 1995.
  • Transferred to Kelowna in 1996.
  • Transferred to storage in Whistler in 1997.
  • Retired by 1999.