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.