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MCI D4500CT Delivery Thread (CNG, Diesel & Hybrid-Electric)

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14677679359_d3114eb5c5_h.jpgNew Jersey Transit 2015 MCI D4500CT CNG 7278 by Shane Ramkissoon, on Flickr

2015 MCI D4500CT CNG Commuter Coach
Powertrain specs: Cummins ISL-G & Allison WB-500R Gen V
Number arrangement for all buses(Preliminary): 7215-7361
Current Phase: All in revenue service

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22670018012_8c4fadc751_k.jpgNew Jersey Transit 2015 MCI D4500CTH 4009 by Shane Ramkissoon, on Flickr

2015-2016 MCI D4500CT Hybrid-Electric Commuter Coach

Number arrangement: 4009-4045

Powertrain specs: Cummins ISL9 380HP & Allison H50 EP Hybrid System

Current Phase: All in revenue service

 

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30992646012_e969ebeef7_k.jpgNew Jersey Transit 2016 MCI D4500CT 16001 by Shane Ramkissoon, on Flickr

 

2016-2017(and up) MCI D4500CT Commuter Coach

Number arrangement: Unconfirmed, as 184 buses are built per year

Powertrain specs: Cummins ISX 425HP(w/Cummins C-Brake) & Allison WB-500R Gen V

Current Phase: Delivery/Acceptance/Revenue Service.

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I saw 7278 in person for the first time this morning. You guys take great pics but they don't do that bus any justice! She looks great.......even with the new headlights! I will say they do need to put the big logo on the front of that bus but otherwise it looks like a great bus!

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14677679359_d3114eb5c5_h.jpgNew Jersey Transit 2015 MCI D4500CT CNG 7278 by Shane Ramkissoon, on Flickr

 

Powertrain specs: Cummins ISL-G & Allison WB-500R Gen V

Number arrangement for all buses(Preliminary): 7254-7400

Current Phase: Pilot/Testing

 

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Post here for anything relating to 7278 and the hot mess that has been going on at Howell. 

Wonder why they would not start where the designlines left off 7215 or so ?

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What is sitting/standing capacity on this bus. BZGuy brought to my attention that the older CNGs were supposed to stand 2?

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What is sitting/standing capacity on this bus. BZGuy brought to my attention that the older CNGs were supposed to stand 2?

 

These are also at 2 Standees. Seating is pretty much the same as the rest of the D4500s/CLs/CTs

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I wonder if 7254 and co. will begin to arrive towards the beginning of September. The pilot arrived on time so the rest of the order should be on time as well.

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I wonder if 7254 and co. will begin to arrive towards the beginning of September. The pilot arrived on time so the rest of the order should be on time as well.

 

It won't be so soon, I would say October-November they should be coming in, but things can change.

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7278 is currently on the 133. Just saw it on the parkway. Guess they're already testing it on the non-Route 9 lines, which means either the 68, 131, 135, 137 or 138 is next.

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Finally got to see what 7278 does on the highway. The ride was really smooth and comfortable. The ISL-G was silent but audible, and it was putting in work too.

 

I saw an MCI without logos at the Cummins facility up in Kearny. It might be another CNG (Probably 7254).

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With all of the orders MCI is winning, I'm making this both for the CNG and Hybrid contracts.

As of today. New Jersey Transit awarded the contract of 37 Hybrid-Electric OTR Coaches to MCI. They will run exclusively out of Egg Harbor Garage. There's an option for 10 more with Lavatories installed in them.
 

Specifications.

 

Engine: Cummins ISL9 Hybrid, 330 hp. 1050 ft. lb. @ 1500 rpm. (8.9 Liter). Fully EPA-Certified and Compliant for Urban Bus

Hybrid Propulsion System: Allison H50EP Hybrid Drive System. (W/regenerative braking -0.12g deceleration @ up to 50 mph).

Cooling System: EMP Electric Cooling System Package with Radiator and Charge Air Cooler mounted above the engine to reduce overheating due to radiator clogging with dirt and road debris

Axles:
Front Suspension: ZF independent suspension
Drive Axle: ZF A132 Axle, rated @ 22,500 lbs.
Tag Axle: Steerable ZF

Structure : Stainless steel structure below floor, High-Tensile low alloy steel in upper body framing in high stress areas. Bonded aluminum roof skin, fiberglass front and rear caps. Stainless steel exterior sidewall panels below floor.

Brake System:
Equipped with disc brakes (front, rear and tag).
ABS System – Meritor Wabco, or Bendix Premium Cab

A/C System: Engine Driven Bitzer A/C Compressor

Destination Sign: Luminator Amber SMT sign system w/full LED Front and Side Sign Visible in Day and Night

Electrical System: I/O Controls G4 Dinex

Passenger Seating: 57 Seated Passengers with vinyl seat covers matching NJ TRANSIT multilevel railcars

Flooring: Altro Transflor Chroma non-slip flooring in NJ TRANSIT colors

Amenities: Aircraft Style Overhead Parcel Racks with Individual LED Reading Lights, Individual Air Diffusers

 


Pages 3 to 8 in this link.


 

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With all of the orders MCI is winning, I'm making this both for the CNG and Hybrid contracts.

 

As of today. New Jersey Transit awarded the contract of 37 Hybrid-Electric OTR Coaches to MCI. They will run exclusively out of Egg Harbor Garage. There's an option for 10 more with Lavatories installed in them.

 

Pages 3 to 8 in this link.

 

 

 

Thanks for the CNG & Hybrid in one thread.

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Never thought I'd see the day when NJT would start to experiment with those CTHs. I wonder if they'll really save enough fuel to be worth the extra investment. Only time will tell.

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Never thought I'd see the day when NJT would start to experiment with those CTHs. I wonder if they'll really save enough fuel to be worth the extra investment. Only time will tell.

Well, they already have D4000Hs, so it was only a matter of time before they decided to try out some Hybrid CTs.

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Well, they already have D4000Hs, so it was only a matter of time before they decided to try out some Hybrid CTs.

They only run during rush hour. Now they have these; will run 24/7. These will push our 40s out along with some extra 45s that will come from howell.

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The only reason why the D4000Hs are rush hour only is because their reliability is crap. There was one out late a couple days ago on the 116 but that is very rare.

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The only reason why the D4000Hs are rush hour only is because their reliability is crap. There was one out late a couple days ago on the 116 but that is very rare.

Same thing when 7618 was fitted with zf astronic. That didnt last long till it was converted back to allison. Electric hybrid is a one shot deal no converting back lol.

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The only reason why the D4000Hs are rush hour only is because their reliability is crap. There was one out late a couple days ago on the 116 but that is very rare.

 

There's usually at least two out and about. I saw 4004 and 4006 out on the 114 and 116 on Monday on MyBus.

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3500-3605 bus numbers for the new D4500CTH.....?

 

It's 37-47 buses and they'll be direct replacements of several D4000s. Makes me wonder about the numbers also.

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Heard from the foreman at eht there leaving that block of numbers open after the possible 47 for up to 105 buses after the option of that extra 10.

 

7401-7418; 7501,7505 are the first to go.

 

Demo should be here jan-feb. That demo will make or break the use of these hybrids, as these will be the first to be used in a 24/7 operation around the clock.

 

Imo hybrids are not feasible for the workhorse of nj transit, i can see city buses but mcis noooo. Hell those novas hybrids that were at hamilton were problematic, i cant speak too much on 4004-4007.

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Demo should be here jan-feb. That demo will make or break the use of these hybrids, as these will be the first to be used in a 24/7 operation around the clock.

That's if NJT doesn't start cutting 55x service overnight because of casino colosures

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That's if NJT doesn't start cutting 55x service overnight because of casino colosures

There not cutting service, not everyone worked at the casinos. I thought ridership would have dropped on these routes but they havent.

 

These 45fters are coming because of crowding issues on the 552/3/9.

 

If they cut runs 1 through 10 on the 553/9 it wont be pretty; the 11th 553 is already on the rd by 409am. 1/552 keeps ppl going to wildwood. Goes to cape may and deadheads back to ac then goes back to cape may.

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