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Sat, Oct. 22nd, 2005, 01:33 am
gm_v: YRT Fleet information

This is just a list of the entire YRT bus fleet. This is only for those interested in the fleet itself and as to how many different types of buses are in the YRT fleet. This is also good for those who wish to learn more about YRT in its past and present.


Because YRT almalgamated Markham Transit, Vaughan Transit, Richmond Hill Transit and Newmarket Transit. Each of the 4 contain their own respective vehicles before becoming YRT. Currently only Markham and Richmond Hill still have buses retaining their original livery. The Vaughan blue and green stripes are gone. The red that Newmarket buses once wore is also history. All Markham, Vaughan and Newmarket buses retained their original fleet numbers. Richmond Hill buses were renumbered into the Newmarket style of numbering. "2 digit year and number". Here will show what type of vehicle it is, its current fleet number and some small notes regarding each group.

Markham Transit:

1977 GM New Looks T6H-4523N #2001, 2003 - #2001 is Markham's first bus, #2002 and #2004 have retired from service
1979 GM New Looks T6H-4523N #2005, 2006 - #2006 has been loaned to Newmarket
1981 GM New Looks T6H-4523N #2014 - Retired from service
1979-1980 Orion 01.501 (30 ft) #2007-2013 - All retired
1981-1984 Orion 01.501 (30 ft) #2015-2020 - Only #2019(1983) and #2020(1984) are in service. #2020 has been loaned to Newmarket. Both buses are rebuilt and painted in YRT livery.
1985 Orion 01.508 (40 ft) #2021-2025 - #2021-2023 were loaned to Newmarket, 2025 has retired.
1986 Orion 01.508 (40 ft) #2027-2030 - All in service in Markham, #2030 has been rebuilt and painted in YRT livery.
1988 Orion 01.508 (40 ft) #2033-2036 - All in service, #2036 has been rebuilt and painted in YRT livery.
1989 MCI Classic TC40-102N #2044-2047 - All in service, all have been rebuilt and painted in YRT livery.
1990 MCI Classic TC40-102A #2048-2052 - All in service, all have been rebuilt and painted in YRT livery. #2048 and #2051 have modified seating, using newer suburban bus type seating.
1991 Orion 05.501 #2053-2054 - All in service, awaiting rebuild.
1998 Champion Solo #2055-2060 - #2055 has been retired, #2059 had an engine fire and retired. These buses will all be retired during 2006.
1998 Orion 06.501 #2061-2067 - All in service, all have been painted in YRT livery.
1991 New Flyer D40 #2068-2072 - Ex-GO Transit buses used for Markham express routes, expecting retirement in 2006.

*Note all numbers in between the gaps are either loans or second hand buses from the TTC, Brampton or London transit.

Richmond Hill:

1979-1981 Orion 01.501(30 ft) #504-507 - All retired
1985 Orion 01.502 (30 ft A/C equipped) #508 - Retired
1987 Orion 01.502 (30 ft A/C equipped) #8709 - Former number 509 Retired
1981 Orion 01.503 (30 ft suburban) #510 - Ex-GO transit
1989 New Flyer D40HF #8911-8924 - Former numbers #511-524, some are rebuilt and painted in YRT livery, some equipped with luminator destination signs.
1998 Champion Solo #9828-9830 - Former numbers #528-530, #528 has retired, #529 has been painted in ghost livery(plain white), all expected to retire during 2006.
1999 Orion 06.501 #9931-9933 - Former numbers #531-533, all active, all have been painted in YRT livery.
1979 GMC RTS T7H-203 #1198, 1199, 1505 - Ex-Pacific Western Transporation, all retired. 1198 was painted in white with YRT letterings.

Vaughan:

1979-1981 Orion 01.501 (30 ft) #510-512, 514 - All retired
1986 Orion 01.501 (30 ft) #515-517 - #515 has been retired, #516 and #517 have been rebuilt and painted in YRT livery.
1987 Orion 01.502 (30 ft A/C equipped) #517-518 - All active, #518 is loaned to Newmarket. All rebuilt and painted in YRT livery.
1987 Orion 01.508 (40 ft) #519-521 - All active, all rebuilt and painted in YRT livery.
1989 Orion 01.508 (40 ft) #522-525 - All active, all rebuilt and painted in YRT livery.
1989 Orion 05.501 #526-530 - All active, all rebuilt and painted in YRT livery. #529 is equipped with a luminator destination sign.
1998 Champion Solo #1006-1008 - All retired. #1007 was painted in YRT livery but had an engine fire.
1998 Orion 06.501 #1045-1046 - All active and painted in YRT livery.
1981 Grummun-Flxible #601, 606, 907-909 - Ex-Transit Windsor, Ex- Santa Clara County Transit, all retired.
1969 GM New Look T6H-5305 #910 - Ex-TTC #7330, recently retired.
1975 GM New Look T6H-4523N #911 - Ex-Brampton Transit #7533 sent from Newmarket, retired.
1979 Flyer D900 #914-915 - Ex-Oshawa Transit, both retired.

Newmarket:

1975 GM New Look T6H-4523N #7523 - Ex-Brampton #7523, still active, painted in YRT livery. Technically the oldest YRT bus in service. Markham's 2001 however has served YRT longer than 7523.
1980-1981 Orion 01.501 (30 ft) #8001, 8101, 8201 - All retired.
1985 Orion 01.502 (30 ft A/C equipped) #8501 - Retired.
1985 Orion 01.501 (30 ft) #8502 - Active, rebuilt and painted in YRT livery.
1986 Orion 01.502 (30 ft A/C equipped) #8601-8602 - #8601 retired, #8602 is active and has been rebuilt and painted in YRT livery.
1988 Orion 01.502 (30 ft A/C equipped) #8801 - Active, has been rebuilt and painted in YRT livery.
1990 Orion 01.502 (30 ft A/C equipped) #9001-9002 - Active, have been rebuilt and painted in YRT livery.
1990 Internation 370 (Former school buses) #90230, 90240, 90250, 90260 - Active and painted in YRT livery.
1997 Orion 06.501 #9701-9704 - All active and painted in YRT livery.
1998 Orion 06.501 #9801-9802 - All active and painted in YRT livery.

YRT:

1999 Thomas-Dennis SLF230 (30 ft) #9901 - Ex-Thomas demonstrator, active and painted in YRT livery.
2001 Thomas-Dennis SLF230 (30 ft) #101-117 - All active.
2002 Thomas-Dennis SLF235 (35 ft) #201-223 - All active.
2003 Orion 05.501 #301-310 - All active, use suburban seating like #2048 and #2051.
2003 New Flyer D40LF #311-335 - All active.
2004 New Flyer D40LF #401-412 - All active.
2005 Eldorado EZ-Rider #541-570 - Some active, delivery still not completed. Intended to replace the Champion Solos.
2005 New Flyer D40LF #571-585 - Some in service, 571-581 have been delivered. Delivery still not complete.

VIVA:

2005 Van Hool A330 #5101-5160 - Some active not all delivered.
2005 Van Hool AG300 #5201-5225 - Some active not all delivered.

Current second hand buses:

1983 GM Classic TC40-102N #8301-8304 - Ex-Utah, all active and painted in YRT livery.
1985 Orion 01.502 (30 ft A/C equipped) #8503 - Ex-PMCL, active and painted in YRT livery.
1985 Orion 01.502 (30 ft A/C equipped) #8504 - Ex-San Diego, active and painted in YRT livery.
1985 Orion 01.508 (40 ft suburban) #8505, 8506 - Ex-GO Transit, all active and painted in YRT livery.
1987 Orion 01.508 (40 ft suburban) #8710-8721 - Ex-GO Transit, all active and painted in YRT livery.
1987 Orion 01.506 (35 ft) #8722 - Ex-PACE, recently acquired and active, painted in YRT livery.
1987 Orion 01.502 (30 ft suburban) #8723 - Ex-Collingwood, Ex-Sinton, Ex-PMCL, Ex-Orillia Transit, active and painted in YRT livery. Originally came with a center door but was converted to a 1 door by PMCL.
1989 Orion 01.502 (30 ft A/C equipped) #891 - Ex-Aurora Transit, active and painted in YRT livery.
1994 Orion 05.505 (30 ft) #9401 - Ex-LYNX, recently acquired, active and painted in YRT livery. This is Ontario's first 30 ft Orion V.
2000 Orion 05.501 #001-014 - Ex-GO Transit, all active and painted in YRT livery.
2002 Orion 05.501 #224-234 - Ex-GO Transit, all active and painted in YRT livery.

Edit: The new 2005 New Flyer D40LFs just began service on Oct 26, 2005.

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2005 01:24 am (UTC)
icyfire99

hey thanks for the info!

btw. where'd you get it?

Mon, Oct. 24th, 2005 04:43 am (UTC)
gm_v

Well most of the YRT fleet is surprisingly active which is where most of the Markham info comes from, me. However there are sites that have manufacturer rosters which is where I found most of the buses that were probably scrapped long ago. Finding a current YRT fleet roster is easier with the internet. Its been reproduced a few times by some individuals. There are also photos of certain rare buses which were in service with YRT for a short time like the GMC RTS buses used at Richmond Hill, the Grumman-Flxible 870s are rare buses in Canada itself.

As for Newmarket loans, it mostly come from people viewing buses at Newmarket. Seeing 2XXX(Markham only) number or 5XX(Vaughan only) number or buses that look the almost same as your regular buses with vastly different seatings get a lot of attention from the riders. If you do manage to visit Can-ar yard or Miller yard you can find some of the buses listed above retired. Ex. 1007 and 2059 are seen in their respective yards with burnt out backs with the engine fires they both had. Can-ar yard houses some retired GO buses and the very rare D900s intact that Vaughan and YRT operated for a short time, TTC uses D901s.