Canadian Manufacturing

Vancouver transit operator orders 122 new buses from Winnipeg’s New Flyer

Nearly half of the new transit buses will run on compressed natural gas



New Flyer's Xcelsior bus. PHOTO New Flyer

The 122-bus order includes vehicles with diesel electric hybrid, diesel and CNG propulsion systems. PHOTO New Flyer

WINNIPEG—Exercising options on an existing contract, Metro Vancouver transit operator, Translink, has ordered 122 new buses from Canadian bus maker New Flyer Industries Inc.

The firm order includes 26 60-foot diesel electric hybrid Xcelsior buses, 45 40-foot diesel buses and 51 40-foot compressed natural gas (CNG) buses.

“We are thrilled to continue our long-standing partnership with Translink, spanning the last three decades”, Paul Soubry, the company’s president and CEO, said. “We are confident that our best-in class heavy-duty Xcelsior bus will directly support Translinks values and their commitment to giving their ridership efficient, safe, reliable and comfortable service.”

The Winnipeg-based manufacturer did not disclose the value of the contract, but said it plans to deliver all 122 buses over the next nine months.

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