New Flyer Xcelsior and Nova Bus LFS CNG Test Buses

Welcome to the gallery for the CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) test buses from New Flyer and Nova Bus. In late 2012, Calgary Transit took delivery of two Xcelsior CNG (XN40) buses from New Flyer. In the Spring of 2013, Calgary Transit took delivery of two LFS CNG buses from Nova Bus.

The two Xcelsior CNG buses went into revenue service in March of 2013 on Routes 72 and 73. By mid year, these buses were also operating on the Route 3. These two buses powered by Cummins ISL G engines with Allison B400R6 transmissions. These buses are numbered #8201 and #8202. The two buses were built in 2012.

The two Nova Bus LFS CNG buses went into revenue service in July of 2013 on Route 72 and 73. These two buses are powered by Cummins ISL G engines with ZF 6AP1200B Ecolife transmissions.These buses are numbered #8203 and #8204. The two buses were built in 2013.

The photos in this section were taken by me (Kevin Lo). Please do not re-use any of these photos without my permission permission. Thank You

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Fleet Number Thumbnail Description Photo Date (M/D/Y)
8201 8201 heading eastbound on Northmount Drive working Route 72 Circle Route. 4/02/2013
8201-2 8201 arriving at Brentwood Station after completing a run on Route 72 Circle Route. 4/02/2013
8201-3 8201 departing Sandstone Terminal working Route 3 Elbow Drive. 7/03/2013
8201-4 8201 departing Sandstone Terminal working Route 3 Elbow Drive. 7/03/2013
8201-5 8201 parked at Spring Gardens garage. 9/14/2013
8201-6 8201 after completing a charter, departing Erlton Stampede Station. 7/11/2014
8201-7 8201 departing Brentwood Station working Route 73 Circle Route. 3/24/2014
8201-8 8201 departing Spring Gardens garage for an afternoon run. 1/03/2017
8201 Rear 8201 arriving at Brentwood Station after completing a run on Route 72 Circle Route. 4/02/2013
8201 Rear 2 8201 arriving at Brentwood Station after completing a run on Route 72 Circle Route. 4/02/2013
8201 Rear 3 8201 arriving at Sandstone Terminal working Route 3. 7/03/2013
8202 8202 arriving at Brentwood Station working Route 73 Circle Route. 4/02/2013
8202-2 8202 departing Brentwood Station working Route 73 Circle Route. 4/02/2013
8202-3 8202 departing Brentwood Station working Route 73 Circle Route. 4/02/2013
8202-4 8202 on display at the Oliver Bowen Doors Open tour. 9/28/2013
8202-5 8202 on charter at Erlton Stampede Station. 7/10/2014
8202-6 8202 arriving at Dalhousie Station working Route 37 Northwest Loop. 7/15/2014
8202-7 8202 at 78th Avenue Terminal North working Route 88 Harvest Hills. 4/01/2016
8202-8 8202 arriving at Dalhousie Station working Route 113 Crowfoot Scenic Acres. 3/27/2017
8202 Rear 8202 arriving at Sandstone Terminal working Route 3. 7/03/2013
8202 Rear 2 8202 arriving at Dalhousie Station working Route 37 Northwest Loop. 7/15/2014
8202 Interior 8202's interior looking towards the rear, 8201 has an identical interior. 9/28/2013
8203 8203 on 8th Street at 5th Avenue SW working Route 2 Mt. Pleasant 11/08/2013
8203-2 8203 arriving at Brentwood Station for its next run. 3/07/2014
8203-3 8203 turning the corner at 7th Avenue and 6th Street SW working Route 9 Varsity Acres. 4/02/2015
8203 Rear 8203 parked at Spring Gardens garage. 4/24/2016
8204 8204 arriving at Whitehorn Station working Route 73 Circle Route. 7/03/2013
8204-2 8204 departing Brentwood Station working Route 73 Circle Route. 7/03/2013
8204-3 8204 on display at Spring Gardens Garage during a charter. 9/14/2013
8204-4 8204 arriving at Brentwood Station working Route 72 Circle Route. 4/01/2016
8204-5 8204 arriving at Dalhousie Station working Route 9 Foothills Medical Centre. 3/27/2017
8204 Rear 8204 crossing Centre Street on eastbound 40th Avenue working Route 72 Circle Route. 4/01/2016
8204 Rear 2 8204 parked at Spring Gardens garage. 4/24/2016
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