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New Flyer "Xcelsior" XD60

-90 standard, and/or optional configuration articulated buses. Allison B400R, Thermo King HVAC, hydraulic cooling system, LED headlamps, disk brake

*Award delayed, and now expected March 2013

*Pilot expected spring/summer 2013

• Depot Assignments and fleet numbers TBA

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This is an Articulated test fleet which will qualify the New Flyer for evaluation in future articulated requirements.

 

So would it mean that:

1- MTA could order more XD60s if the Artic BT&E is successful.

2- may replace last of D60s and other "end of line" buses as well.

 

...??

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So would it mean that:

1- MTA could order more XD60s if the Artic BT&E is successful.

2- may replace last of D60s and other "end of line" buses as well.

 

...??

 

1. Yes.

2. WILL definitely replace some of the D60HF's.

 

Would this bus give the LFSA a run for its money?

I like this design better so I want to know the ETA to NY?

 

All I can say is we shall see! I like the design better myself. However, the LFS is a solid bus. A lot of people have slept on it. Get rid of those sealed beams, and add the LED's, and we're cooking with gas!

 

I still haven't decided whether I like the Allison on ZF combo best.....

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1. Yes.

2. WILL definitely replace some of the D60HF's.

 

 

 

All I can say is we shall see! I like the design better myself. However, the LFS is a solid bus. A lot of people have slept on it. Get rid of those sealed beams, and add the LED's, and we're cooking with gas!

 

I still haven't decided whether I like the Allison on ZF combo best.....

 

The LFS/A's are solid buses, but it's too bad they are so damn ugly. Gosh I hate the HUGE front overhang those buses have.

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I apologize to all who follow these threads, as I have not made updates at all this month. The XD60 award has been pushed back to February pending a second shaker test. According to my sources, the MTA wants to evaluate the bus further before they go ahead with the order. Stay tuned for more updates.

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2013? Like in, another full year? Were there major issues with the prototype? Would New Flyer and the MTA consider going for D60LFRs instead?

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2013? Like in, another full year? Were there major issues with the prototype? Would New Flyer and the MTA consider going for D60LFRs instead?

 

2013 is correct! I'm getting details this week, so I will try and find out. But no, I don't think they want to go for LFR's. But that's just my opinion. As we have all seen since last summer, this is just getting crazier by the day!:confused:

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I was really looking forward to riding these babies sooner. I think you said that some could be assigned to an SBS in Brooklyn. :D I guess I'll have to be patient.

 

But, thanks for the info.

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New Flyer DE60LFR Hybrid-Electric Low Floor Articulated

- 90 standard configuration articulated buses. (Preliminary)

Allison H 50 EP Hybrid Drive, Thermo King HVAC, Hydraulic Cooling System, LED Headlamps, Disk Brakes

*Award expected first quarter 2012

*Pilot expected second quarter 2012, order to be completed by Summer 2012

 

NYCB_NFI_1000.jpg

 

NYCB_NFI_1000b.jpg

 

Preliminary Assignment:

1000-1029 to Michael J. Quill Depot (MQ)

1030-1059 to Kingsbridge Depot (KB)

1060-1089 to The Tuskegee Airmen Depot (TU)

Edited by Vintage Soul

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