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Which bus is the oldest?


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Out of all currently operating NYCT buses, which one is the oldest? Which bus, be it now or in the distant past, ran for the longest time in service (in other words, the oldest NYCT bus of all time)?

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8044 which is a 1991 TMC RTS operating out of the Laguardia depot is currently the oldest bus is service.

 

Thanks for the info. Is it possible that MTA Bus is currently utilizing ex-PBL buses that are as old (or older)?

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Thanks for the info. Is it possible that MTA Bus is currently utilizing ex-PBL buses that are as old (or older)?

Yes, but not as old as 8044. There are a few 1100s and 9700s scattered around (MTA) Bus depots like LGA and BP, as well as 2 5900s at JFK. These buses are all from 1993-4. JFK also has the 1997 Orion V's used on Green lines, and CP has Triboro Coach's former 1998-9 O5 CNG's.

 

The oldest buses still in service are the 1991 TMC RTS (8000-8396, 8400). Out of an original 398 bus fleet, only 36 of these buses remain and are expected to be retired by the end of the year. The majority of them are at BP but a few are also at depots like LGA, FR, GA and QV. All will be gone very soon.

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