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Septa's Bus Roster


Last edited by van2006ko on Friday, November 14th, 2014

General Overview

 

The SEPTA bus fleet consists of approximately 1400 buses which operates out of nine (9) depots throughout the Philadelphia metropolitan area. These depots are Allegheny, Comly, Callowhill, Frankford, Frontier, Midvale, Southern, and Victory. The ninth depot, Germantown, is mainly used as the brake shop for the bus system, but is also where contracted routes 310 (Horsham Breeze), 312 (Cornwell Heights Shuttle) and 316 (LUCY) are based out of. Additionally, this is where the RTS and New Looks of the SEPTA Historic Fleet are stored. This section will contain any information regarding to the bus fleet in general, for the latest depot assignments please go here.


Current Bus Roster

(Archive bus roster coming soon)

Year Make Model Photo
Click on the photo to see the Photo Gallary.
Dimensions
feet/width
Engine Transmission Fleet # ActiveDepots Assigned to:
For Detailed Assignments
1997 North American Bus Industries 416.08TA 40'X102" DD Series 50 Allison B-400R
4 speed
5001, 5256-5400 88 Left
/146
Comly, Midvale
1998-2000 Neoplan An460 Taken by newflyer8008 60x102" DD Series 50 Allison B-500 5 speed 7101-7255 154*/155 Comly, Allegheny, Midvale
2000/1 Eldorado Transmark RE-29 29X96" Cummins ISB Allison B-300R
5 speed
4501(1),
4502-4580,
4581(2)*
21/81

TPC - Germantown

2001 New Flyer D40LF 40X102" Detroit Diesel 50 Allison B-400R
5 speed
5401 (4), 5402-5500 100 Callowhill, , Southern, Victory
2002 New Flyer DE40LF Picture of 5612H taken by TRANSIT_FREAK 40X102" Cummins ISL Allison E Drive 5601H-5602H 2
Southern
2002 New Flyer D40LF 40X102" Detroit Diesel 50 Allison B-400R
5 speed
5501-5600 100

Frankford,  Comly,
Southern,
Victory

2003 New Flyer D40LF 40X102" Cummins ISL (5) Allison B-400R
5 speed
5613-5712 100  Midvale, Southern, Victory
2003 New Flyer DE40LF Picture by TRANSIT_FREAK 40X102" Cummins ISL Allison E Drive 5603H-5612H 10
Southern
2004 New Flyer D40LF 40X102" Cummins ISL  (3) ZF Ecomat (6HP-592) 5713-5830,
5851-5950 (6)
218 Callowhill, Comly Frankford, Midvale,
Southern,
Victory
2004 New Flyer DE40LF taken by SouthernSeptaRida215 40X102" Cummins ISL Allison E Drive 5831H-5850H 20 Southern
2004 Champion Defender Taken by Brandon Shaw
27'/96" Cat C7 Allison 1000 2070-2097 9/28 Contact Operations
2005 New Flyer D40LF taken by NYCBusFan
40X102" Cummins ISL ZF Ecomat (6HP-592) 8000-8119 119/120 Southern (7),
Callowhill,
Victory,
Frontier
2007 Champion Challenger taken by TRANSIT_FREAK 27'96" 6.6L Duramax
Allison 1000 2098-2099 2 Contract
2008 New Flyer E40LF Taken by Brandon Shaw 40X102" Kieper traction
/Cummins QSB diesel generator
N/A 800 (8),
801-837
38
Frankford
2008 New Flyer DE41LF Taken by Brandon Shaw 41'X102" Cummins ISL Allison EP Drive 40
8120-8219 100
Alleghany,
Callowhill, Comly, Frontier, Victory
2009 New Flyer DE41LF taken by Buswizard
41'X102" Cummins ISL Allison EP Drive 40 8220-8339
120
Midvale, Allegheny, Frankford
2010 New Flyer DE40LFR taken by Buswizard
41'X102" Cummins ISL Allison EP Drive 40 8340-8459 120 Victory, Frontier, Frankford, Southern
2011 New Flyer DE40LFR taken by Buswizard 41'X102" Cummins ISL Allison EP Drive 40 8460-8559 100 Callowhill, Comly,
Midvale
2013-2016 Nova LFS ARTIC HEV   62'X102"
Cummins ISL
Allison EP Drive 50
 7300-7414 (9)
7415-7454
7455-7484 (10)
 21/ 185 Allegheny, Comly, Midvale
2013-2016 Nova LFS HEV   40'X102" Cummins ISL Allison EP Drive 40 8600-8689 (?)
10*/90 Comly, Midvale
Grand Total               1445  

 

1) 4501 was the prototype bus; built in year 2000
2) 4581 was received in 2005 purchased from another transportation authority. It replaced 4539 which was retired due to a fire.
3) Originally delivered with Detroit Diesel 50 engines.
4) 5401 was the prototype bus for the 2001-2003 order of New Flyers. It was built in 2000.
5) Originally delivered with Detroit Diesel 50 EGR engines.
6) Second batch of 2004 New Flyers (5851-5950) have Catalytic Converters installed on them rather than the particulate trap installed on the rest of the D40LFs. These 100 units were originally set to be delivered in 2005, but the contract was amended for these     units to be delivered in Summer 2004.
7) In 2005, Southern was the only depot throughout the system to use ULSD fuel.
8) #800 is the pilot for the 2008 order of trackless trolleys; it was built in 2007.
9) Confirmed hybrid buses.
10) Possible additional Novabuses

 

 

Notes:

  • El Dorado's 4503 and 4526 have Twin Vision ALL-LED Orange Signs, which they received during their overhaul process.

  • New Flyers 5599-5600 have USSC seats like the 2004 New Flyers. Also, 5601H-5602H have the American Seating seats, like the 2001-2003 New Flyers

  • New Flyer 5401 was built in 2000

  • All New Flyers sport a rear designation Twinvision All-LED sign in a unique position. The D40LFs have theirs on the roofline of the bus on the right side. The DE40LFs have theirs mounted on the a/c grill in the upper right hand corner. Most New Flyers With other Agencies which have rear designation signs place them in the center of the bus above the engine.

  • The Champion Cutaways seat 23 with plastic and cloth seats built by the Freedman company.

  • The Champion Defender cutaways are built on a Freightliner Truck Chassis.

  • With a few random exceptions, the entire bus fleet is bike rack equipped.

  • The second batch of 2004 New Flyers (5851-5950) have Catalytic Converters installed on them rather than the particulate trap installed on the rest of the D40LFs.

  • **2003-2004 New Flyers D40LF were Retrofitted with Cummins ISL 280 engines during their overhauls

  • The 2009 batch consist of 140 units that was evenly distributed to Allegheny, Midvale, & Frankford.

  • The 2011 DE40LFR hybrids have a smaller sized tailpipe on the exterior to comply with EPA standards. The engine grill on the door side at the back is located on the roof lining of the bus were the fleet number of the bus is placed on the stripe. The rear sign is also placed a few inches to the edge and has a thinner fin shaped cover.
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