Coast Mountain Bus Company 7430-7446

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Coast Mountain Bus Company 7430–7446 were a set of 17 New Flyer Industries D40LF units built in 2001.

Unit(s) Engine Transmission Seating Destination Sign
7430–7446 Cummins ISL Allison World B400R 5 speed 36 – American Seating Model 6484 Balios Orange LED

History

These were the second of two orders of Cummins ISC-powered New Flyer D40LFs for CMBC. Compared to their 2000 counterparts, they are the same in specifications except for the HVAC, which used a Thermo King R5 rooftop unit instead of the Sutrac AC31-HV rooftop unit found on all previous D40LF orders.

Starting in late 2009, the original equipment Cummins ISC engines were replaced with ISLs due to premature wear. Also in 2009, passenger voice-announcement and display systems by INIT were introduced. Compass Card readers were gradually installed starting in late 2012 and through 2013.

As part of the first phase of TransLink's Test of the Power of Tomorrow scientific research on alternative fuel energy conducted in 2005 and 2006, units 7430, 7437, 7439, and 7444 participated in the program. Units 7430 and 7437 were used as the controlled "base" to compare performance, cost-efficiency, and carbon footprint with other fuel sources. They were wrapped in a grey and zebra pattern and labelled "Baseline Diesel." Units 7439 and 7444 were powered by biodiesel. They were wrapped in an orange and zebra pattern and labelled "Biodiesel." During the program, these units spent time between Burnaby Transit Centre and Port Coquitlam Transit Centre.

Deployment

At their retirement, this series was based out of Vancouver Transit Centre and were found operating on any Vancouver diesel conventional bus route. Occasionally based on operational requirements, they were also found on trolleybus routes. From 2019 to 2024, a handful of units were used solely for training at the Vancouver Transit Centre.

When this series was first delivered, it was primarily based out of Burnaby Transit Centre. With the arrival of the 2009 Nova Bus LFS HEV units in 2009, buses in this series began to gradually transfer out of Burnaby and to Port Coquitlam Transit Centre to replace various aging coaches. By early 2010, all units were based out of Port Coquitlam.

The arrival of the 14000 series New Flyer XN40s began to displace the Port Coquitlam-based units. By early 2015 with the arrival of all 45 XN40 units, all units in this series were based in Richmond. This resulted in the decommissioning of various older series New Flyer D40LF units, primarily those from 1995 and 1996.

Starting in the summer of 2016, some units began to transfer to Surrey to replace various aging New Flyer D40LF units. While most units in this series remained in Richmond until their retirement, an additional wave of transfers to Surrey occurred in early 2017.

By April 2020, all units were retired or placed into storage. However, during this time, a handful of units were kept for use for training and some were used in revenue service on a contingency basis. With the "dieselization" of trolleybus route 9 in June 2020, some units returned to regular revenue service.

In April 2024 with the changes in vehicle type from 40-foot to primarily 60-foot articulated on route 25, the remaining active revenue service coaches from this order – 7438, 7439, and 7443 – were made redundant and reverted to running primarily as training units and doing revenue service only on a contingency basis. Most of the units kept for training were gradually decommissioned in early 2024, with all units in this series fully decommissioned in the summer of 2024.

Details

Fleet Number Thumbnail Paint Date VIN License Plate Transit Centre Status/Disposal Notes
7430 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7430-a.JPG Translink Sweep paint scheme March 2001 2FYD2LP191P022701 KV 3657
(prev. 0052 KR; 7324 FD)
Richmond Retired – October 2018
  • Former baseline diesel test unit
7431 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7431-a.jpg Translink Sweep paint scheme 2001 2FYD2LP101P022702 LL 9711
(prev. 9990 KP; 7325 FD)
Richmond Retired – April 2019
7432 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7432-a.jpg Translink Sweep paint scheme 2001 2FYD2LP121P022703 NG 5669
(prev. KV 3658; FE 5228; 0051 KR; 7326 FD)
Surrey Retired – December 2019
  • Temporarily loaned from Richmond to Port Coquitlam during C40LFR shortage in December 2016
  • Used as a training unit from December 2019 to April 2024
  • Decommissioned in April 2024 and scrapped in May 2024
7433 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7433-a.JPG Translink Sweep paint scheme 2001 2FYD2LP141P022704 NG 5710
(prev. KV 3659; JC 7867; 7327 FD)
Surrey Retired – June 2019
7434 Translink Sweep paint scheme 2001 2FYD2LP161P022705 LL 9712
(prev. DP 1490; 9983 KP; 7328 FD)
Surrey Retired – September 2019
  • First unit to be retrofitted to Cummins ISL engine
  • Briefly operated out of Hamilton in October 2016
7435 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7435-a.jpg Translink Sweep paint scheme 2001 2FYD2LP181P022706 KV 3660
(prev. FE 5229; 9991 KP; 7329 FD)
Richmond Retired – December 2018
  • Suffered minor damage to windows and roof from a fallen tree on Lougheed Highway in March 2012
  • Refurbished in March 2014
7436 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7436-a.jpg Translink Sweep paint scheme April 2001 2FYD2LP1X1P022707 KV 3661
(prev. DP 1494; 9992 KP; 7330 FD)
Surrey Retired – January 2020
  • Temporarily loaned from Richmond to Port Coquitlam during C40LFR shortage in December 2016
  • Briefly operated out of Vancouver in September 2017
  • Used as a training unit from April 2020 to June 2024
  • Decommissioned in June 2024 and subsequently scrapped
7437 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7437-b.jpg Translink Sweep paint scheme 2001 2FYD2LP111P022708 NG 5670
(prev. KV 3662; 7331 FD)
Surrey Retired – July 2019
  • Former baseline diesel test unit
  • Briefly loaned from Richmond to Vancouver in August 2018
7438 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7438-a.jpg Translink Sweep paint scheme April 2001 2FYD2LP131P022709 NG 5671
(prev. KV 3663; 7332 FD)
Vancouver Retired – July 2024
  • Originally retired in December 2019 and returned in January 2020
  • Retired in February 2020 and returned in June 2020
  • Loaned from Vancouver to Hamilton in June 2023
  • Used as a training unit since April 2024, while seeing occasional revenue service on a contingency basis
  • Decommissioned in July 2024 and subsequently scrapped
7439 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7439-a.jpg Translink Sweep paint scheme 2001 2FYD2LP1X1P022710 KV 3664
(prev. 7333 FD)
Vancouver Retired – June 2024
  • Former Biodiesel test unit
  • Refurbished in October 2013
  • Temporarily loaned from Richmond to Port Coquitlam during C40LFR shortage in December 2016
  • Loaned briefly from Richmond to Vancouver for use on the 16 PNE shuttle in August 2018
  • Used for training between April 2019 to June 2020
  • Originally retired in April 2019 and returned in June 2020
  • Returned to use as a training unit in April 2024, while seeing occasional revenue service on a contingency basis
  • Decommissioned in June 2024 and scrapped in July 2024
7440 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7440-a.jpg Translink Sweep paint scheme 2001 2FYD2LP111P022711 KV 3665
(prev. EA 1377; 7334 FD)
Richmond Retired – April 2019
7441 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7441-b.jpg Translink Sweep paint scheme April 2001 2FYD2LP131P022712 LL 9713
(prev. KV 3666; FE 5230; 7335 FD)
Richmond Retired – March 2019
7442 Translink Sweep paint scheme 2001 2FYD2LP151P022713 KV 3667
(prev. 7336 FD)
Richmond Retired – January 2019
  • Refurbished in May 2011
7443 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7443-b.jpg Translink Sweep paint scheme April 2001 2FYD2LP171P022714 KV 3599
(prev. 9989 KP; 7337 FD)
Vancouver Retired – July 2024
  • Originally retired in April 2020 and returned in June 2020
  • Used as a training unit since April 2024, while seeing occasional revenue service on a contingency basis
  • Decommissioned in July 2024
7444 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7444-a.jpg Translink Sweep paint scheme May 2001 2FYD2LP191P022715 MV 8797
(prev. FE 5231; 7338 FD)
Surrey Retired – October 2018
  • Former Biodiesel test unit
  • Briefly operated out of Surrey in fall 2014
  • Scrapped in December 2018
7445 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7445-a.jpg Translink Sweep paint scheme April 2001 2FYD2LP101P022716 JC 7853
(prev. DP 1492; 7339 FD)
Vancouver Retired – March 2024
7446 Coast Mountain Bus Company 7446-a.jpg Translink Sweep paint scheme 2001 2FYD2LP121P022717 FA 3428
(prev. 7340 FD)
Surrey Retired – March 2019
  • Used as a shuttle for the National Transit Hockey Tournament in March 2008


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