York Region Transit 526-530

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York Region Transit 526-530 were Orion 05.501 buses built in 1989 and acquired by YRT in 2001. These buses were originally from Vaughan Transit and retain their original numbers.

These were the last Orion Vs in the YRT fleet to have a rollsign. 529 had Luminator Mega:MAX destination sign, but was replaced by a Luminator Horizon sign in February 2009. The heaters on these buses frequently malfunctioned, often resulting in an unpleasant ride during winter months.

They were most likely to be found at Finch Station on a cover shift during PM rush. They could also be found on routes 3 Thornhill, 4 Major Mackenzie, 10 Woodbridge, 20 Jane, 27 Highway 27, and 28 Zenway. All units were regularly found on the joint BT-YRT 77 Highway 7 for years after the YRT amalgamation.

All units were retired upon delivery of the 901-945 series.

Buses Engine Transmission Seating Destination Sign
526-528; 530 Detroit Diesel 6V92TA Allison HT-748 42: American Seating Innovator 850 Rollsign
529 Luminator Horizon

Details

Fleet number Thumbnail Date VIN License plate Paint Garage Status/Disposal Notes
526 York Region Transit 526-a.jpg 1989 2B1569775K5030049 BE4 025
York Region Transit Old Incomplete scheme.PNG
Can-Ar (Vaughan) Retired
March 2009
527 York Region Transit 527-a.jpg 1989 2B1569771K5030050 BE4 024
York Region Transit Old Complete scheme.PNG
Can-Ar (Vaughan) Retired
late October 2009
528 York Region Transit 528-b.jpg 1989 2B1569773K5030051 BK2 381
York Region Transit Old Complete scheme.PNG
Can-Ar (Vaughan) Retired
early November 2009
529 York Region Transit 529-a.jpg 1989 2B1569775K5030052 BE4 022
York Region Transit Old Complete scheme.PNG
Can-Ar (Vaughan) Retired
late October 2009
Crashed into a backyard property on July 27, 2004; returned to service in December 2004.
530 York Region Transit 530-a.jpg 1989 2B1569777K5030053 BE4 026
York Region Transit Old Incomplete scheme.PNG
Can-Ar (Vaughan) Retired
early November 2009