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New Flyer CNG Buses to New York City

December 7, 2012 in CNG, Fleet Order, NGVs by Rich Piellisch  |  No Comments

Order Dating from Orion Days Fulfilled in Crookston, Minn.

New Flyer Industries (Toronto:NFI) is fulfilling an order for 74 compressed natural gas-fueled 40-foot buses for the New York City Transit Authority, picking up a contract initially signed with Daimler Orion. Daimler discontinued the Orion brand earlier this year (F&F, May 7). The assigned contract included an additional 30 option buses that were not ordered, New Flyer said.

Stealth bus? Not really: Daimler made it plain earlier this year that it was shutting down its Orion bus line, thus it should be no surprise that New Flyer Industries, with 385 low-floor 40-foot buses already in production for New York City Transit, would get the contract for 74 more that would have been Orions.

The New Flyer buses have 8.9-liter ISL G engines from Cummins Westport and Type IV all-composite CNG fuel cylinders from Lincoln Composites.

Final assembly is taking place at New Flyer’s Crookston, Minn. facility. All of the new vehicles are to be delivered by year-end.

“The buses will be virtually identical to New Flyer’s existing contract with NYCT for 385 buses,” New Flyer said, adding, “This contract assignment further extends the long standing partnership between New Flyer and NYCT by providing a proven and reliable product, supported by New Flyer warranty, service and lifetime customer care.”

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Source: New Flyer Industries with (belated) Fleets & Fuels follow-up 





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