Canadian Manufacturing

New Flyer nets order for 34 clean diesel buses from York Region

Purchased under umbrella agreement with province; will replace aging fleet of buses

WINNIPEG—A public Transit operator north of Toronto has exercised options to purchase another 34 clean diesel Xcelsior 40-foot heavy-duty buses from New Flyer Industries Inc.

According to New Flyer, York Region Transit (YRT) is buying the buses under an umbrella deal with the province.

Financial details of the deal were not provided.

“New Flyer is proud of the opportunity to provide buses to York Regional Transit for over the past quarter century,” New Flyer president and CEO Paul Soubry said in a statement.

“They are a very progressive transit operator and since 1989, have progressed with New Flyer as we evolve our product offering from the high floor to low-floor bus models, and now with our innovative market-leading Xcelsior.”

New Flyer has delivered 225 low-floor buses to YRT since 1989.

The new buses will be built in the second quarter and delivered in the third quarter of 2014.

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