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MTA Bus Operations: Scrapped Equipment List

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1 hour ago, Orion6025 said:

6592

removed from service with farebox as well

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Hybrid batteries generally last only 7-8 years. I have to wonder if the reason for accelerated retirement is that the MTA doesn't want to pay for replacement lead acid batteries (although four Li+ buses have been retired---6401-2, 6468, and 6485). I have to wonder if hybrids older than 3960 will be retired before age 15.

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5 minutes ago, aemoreira81 said:

Hybrid batteries generally last only 7-8 years. I have to wonder if the reason for accelerated retirement is that the MTA doesn't want to pay for replacement lead acid batteries (although four Li+ buses have been retired---6401-2, 6468, and 6485). I have to wonder if hybrids older than 3960 will be retired before age 15.

Personally, I think the Next Generation buses will last a little while. They seem pretty healthy and some are even getting on-board screens installed. 

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2 minutes ago, Snorunts said:

Personally, I think the Next Generation buses will last a little while. They seem pretty healthy and some are even getting on-board screens installed. 

3800-3959 have lead acid batteries too. 3960-4278 and 4330-4702 have Li+ batteries, but those batteries are made by a Chinese company (Wanxiang's A123 Systems)...and that could be affected by tariffs. Then again, a different supplier could be found not affected by tariffs. 

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On 8/23/2019 at 9:56 AM, Snorunts said:

6660 from LaGuardia to SCRAP.

Along with 6660, which I mentioned, 6657 from LaGuardia is also scrap.

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6678 is NOT scrap. Saw it as a training bus rolling around White Plains Road and Randalls Avenue. Would upload the picture but im not near a computer yet 😕

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38 minutes ago, Future ENY OP said:

6507, 6509  ENY to scrap...

6507 was mentioned a while ago...

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5227 should be off the scrap list---acquired by the NJ Transportation Museum in Lakewood. For members, 5227 should be down there by September 21.

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