New Flyer E40LFR

In 2003, New Flyer Industries and Kiepe Electric won the bid for trolleybus replacements for the aging fleet of Flyer E901A/E902's. The bid was for 188 40ft. low floor trolleys and 40 60ft. articulated low floor trolleys with an option of 20 additional 40ft. low floor trolleys. All at a price of $272.9 million CDN with complete replacement of the entire fleet expected in 2006 and 2007. The first vehicle was a prototype based on the existing D40LF that featured updated styling to both the front and rear of the vehicle and alterations to accommodate the electrical equipment. This vehicle was numbered 2101 and delivered to Coast Mountain Bus Company in the early summer of 2005. The vehicle underwent testing both in passenger service and out of passenger service. This testing is expected to reflect any changes that need to be made in the production units. The remaining 187 units retain the same body styling and carry the model designation of E40LFR, while 2101 carries the designation E40LF. #2501, the prototype E60LFR arrived in Vancouver on the 29th of January 2007.

Special thanks to Ashton Wong for his kind donation for his photos of this vehicle (#2101), for more of his photos please click here.

By late 2006, the production units were arriving in Vancouver and by mid 2007, the delivery of the E40LFR units is was nearing completion. These buses feature a variety of passenger friendly improvements such as a low floor design, kneeling capability, 2 wheelchair positions and LED (Luiminator Horizon) destination signs. The electronic setup on these buses allow for quicker acceleration compared to the Flyer trolleys. Off-wire capability is provided by the EPU as well as an auto pole lowering system. The buses feature a seating layout for 29 passengers and a large open isle for standees and passenger flow.

#2101 was built in 2005, production units were built in 2006/2007. In early February/March of 2007, the new fleet of trolley buses had to be parked in order to design/implement a solution to a power steering problem that was occuring on the buses. This occured shortly after wheelchair restraint issues were discovered on newly delivered New Flyer C40LFR buses as well. Currently both fleets of buses are performing without any problems.


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Thumbnail Fleet Number Description Photo Date (M/D/Y)
2101 2101 seen at the official unveiling ceremony that took place at Stanley Park 7/20/2005
2101-2 2101 seen at the official unveiling ceremony that took place at Stanley Park. 7/20/2005
2101-3 2101 seen southbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 7 Dunbar. 8/31/2008
2101 Rear 2101 seen at the official unveiling ceremony that took place at Stanley Park. 7/20/2005
2101 Rear 2 2101 westbound on Broadway not in service. 3/28/2016
2103 2103 seen southbound on the Granville Street Bridge not in service. 8/27/2008
2104 2104 on West 4th Ave. near Alma working Route 7 Dunbar. 2/15/2010
2105 2105 at Richards and Hastings working Route 6 Davie. 4/18/2009
2106 2106 seen turning onto Richards from Hastings working Route 5 Robson. 8/28/2008
2108 2108 at Main and Terminal working Route 19 Metrotown Station. 2/17/2010
2110 2110 seen on eastbound Braodway at Cambie working Route 9 Boundary. 4/16/2009
2110-2 2110 turning onto southbound Granville from Broadway not in service. 4/16/2009
2111 2111 arriving at Metrotown Station working Route 19. 4/16/2009
2114 2114 seen on West Georgia working Route 19 Stanley Park. 4/15/2009
2114-2 2114 on Fraser working Route 8 Downtown. 4/16/2009
2114 Rear 2114 on Fraser working Route 8 Downtown. 4/16/2009
2115 2115 seen southbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 4 UBC. 8/31/2008
2119 2119 on Fraser working Route 8 Downtown. 4/16/2009
2119-2 2119 eastbound on Broadway at Cypress working Route 16 29th Avenue Station. 3/28/2016
2119 Rear 2119 on Fraser working Route 8 Downtown. 4/16/2009
2120 2120 seen at Hastings and Richards wokring Route 5 Robson. 6/01/2007
2121 2121 seen southbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 16 Arbutus. 4/15/2009
2122 2122 seen at Granville and Broadway wokring Route 9 Bondary 6/01/2007
2122-2 2122 seen southbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 16 Arbutus. 8/27/2008
2123 2123 on the Granville Street Bridge. 4/15/2009
2123 Rear 2123 at Marine Drive Station. 2/16/2010
2124 2124 on Broadway working Rotue 9. 4/15/2009
2125 2125 eastbound on Broadway at Cypress working Route 16 29th Avenue Station. 3/28/2016
2128 2128 seen at Hastings and Richards wokring Route 16 26th Ave. Station. 6/01/2007
2129 2129 on the Granville Street Bridge working Rotue 10 Granville. 4/15/2009
2130 2130 seen at Hastings and Richards wokring Route 10 Hastings 6/01/2007
2133 2133 seen at Hastings and Richards rounding the corner. 6/01/2007
2135 Rear 2135 seen on Broadway a few blocks east of Granville parked aside working Route 9. 6/01/2007
2140 2140 seen at Granville and Broadway. 6/01/2007
2141 2141 northbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 4 Powell. 8/30/2008
2143 2143 at Main and Terminal working Route 19 Metrotown Station. 2/17/2010
2144 2144 at Cordova and Richards working Route 6 Davie. 2/16/2010
2146 2146 southbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 17 UBC. 4/15/2009
2146-2 2146 on Broadway working Rotue 9. 2/16/2010
2148 Rear 2148 seen at Hastings and Richards working Route 19 Stanley Park. 6/01/2007
2148 Rear 2148 not in service on West 4th Avenue. 4/15/2009
2149 2149 at Richards and Hastings working Route 6 Davie. 2/16/2010
2155 2155 seen at Granville and Broadway wokring Route 16 29th Avenue Station. 6/01/2007
2156 2156 seen southbound on the Granville Street Bridge not in service. 8/27/2008
2156-2 2156 on Hastings at Richards working Route 10 Hastings. 8/30/2008
2157 2157 seen at Hastings and Richards wokring Route 5 Robson. 6/01/2007
2157-2 2157 at Alma and 10th Avenue headed for UBC. 2/15/2010
2158 2158 sounthbound on Granville in downtown Vancouver working Route 6 Daive. 3/28/2016
2159 2159 on Richards at Hastings working Route 6 Daive. 8/29/2008
2159-2 2159 on West Georgia working Route 19 Metrotown Station. 4/15/2009
2160 2160 at Main and Terminal working Route 19 Metrotown Station. 7/15/2011
2160 Rear 2160 working Route 8. 4/16/2009
2161 2161 northbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 17 Downtown. 8/30/2008
2162 2162 working Route 4 Powell. 2/15/2010
2162-2 2162 eastbound on Broadway at Hemlock working Route 9 Commerical Drive Station. 3/28/2016
2163 2163 working Route 4 Powell eastbound on 4th and Alma. 2/15/2010
2164 2164 northbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 17 Downtown. 8/30/2008
2164-2 2164 westbound on Broadway working Route 17 UBC. 8/30/2008
2166 2166 seen eastbound on West Hastings at Richards working Route 19 Metrotown. 6/01/2007
2166-2 2166 northbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 10 Hastings. 8/30/2008
2169 2169 westbound on Broadway working Route 9 Alma. 8/30/2008
2170 2170 seen southbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 17 UBC. 4/15/2009
2171 Rear 2171 seen westbound on Broadway at Granville. 6/01/2007
2173 2173 seen southbound on Richards at Hastings working Route 6 Daive. 6/01/2007
2174 2174 seen westbound on Granville near Broadway working Route 17 Oak. 6/01/2007
2175 2175 southbound on Granville Street Bridge working Route 7 Dunbar. 4/15/2009
2176 2176 southbound on Granville Street Bridge working Route 4 UBC. 4/15/2009
2178 2178 seen eastbound on Broadway at Granville working Route 9 Boundary. 6/01/2007
2178-2 2178 working Route 17 Oak southbound on Oak Street at Broadway. 4/15/2009
2180 2180 seen coming off the Granville Street bridge in vehicle testing or driver training. 6/01/2007
2181 2181 arriving at UBC Loop working Route 14 Hastings. 7/07/2012
2183 2183 westbound on Broadway working Route 17 UBC. 8/30/2008
2183 Rear 2183 seen at Marpole Loop working Route 17. 6/01/2007
2183 Interior 2183's interior looking to the front. 6/01/2007
2184 2184 departing 29th Avenue Station working Route 16 Arbutus. 2/16/2010
2185 2185 southbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 17 UBC. 8/31/2008
2185-2 2185 eastbound on Broadway at Cambie.. 4/15/2009
2188 2188 northbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 17 Downtown. 8/30/2008
2188 Rear 2188 seen westbound on Broadway at Cambie working Route 9 Alma. 4/16/2009
2189 2189 southbound on Fraser at 41st Ave. working Route 8 Fraser. 4/16/2009
2189 Rear 2189 westbound on Broadway. 4/15/2009
2190 2190 northbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 16 29th Avenue Station. 8/30/2008
2190 Rear 2190 seen northbound on Granville at Broadway. 6/01/2007
2191 2191 seen on eastbound Broadway working Route 9 Boundary. 8/29/2008
2192 2192 southbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 17 UBC. 4/15/2009
2193 2193 southbound on Granville in downtown Vancouver working Route 6 Daive. 3/28/2016
2193 2193 northbound on Granville in downtown Vancouver working Route 6 Daive. 3/28/2016
2194 2194 southbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 17 Oak. 4/15/2009
2195 2195 on Main Street working Route 19 Metrotown Station. 8/30/2008
2195-2 2195 southbound on Granville in downtown Vancouver working Route 7 Dunbar. 3/28/2016
2196 2196 seen on Richards working Route 5 Robson. 6/01/2007
2196-2 2196 seen departing Metrotown Station working Route 19 Stanley Park. 8/29/2008
2196-2 2196 in downtown Vancouver. 4/18/2009
2196 Rear 2196 seen on Richards working Route 5 Robson. 6/01/2007
2198 2198 turning onto Broadway at Granville working Route 17 UBC 4/16/2009
2201 2201 crossing 41st Avenue at southbound Fraster working Route 8 Fraser. 4/16/2009
2201-2 2201 in downtown Vancouver working Route 10 Granville. 4/18/2009
2201 Rear 2201 seen on southbound Oak at Broadway working Route 17 Oak. 8/29/2008
2201 Rear 2 2201 crossing 41st Avenue at northbound Fraster working Route 8 Fraser. 4/16/2009
2203 2203 seen southbound on Richards at Hastings working Route 6 Daive. 6/01/2007
2203 Rear 2203 seen southbound on Richards at Hastings working Route 6 Daive. 6/01/2007
2204 2204 westbound on 4th Avenue at Alma working Route 7 Dunbar. 2/15/2010
2204-2 2204 departing UBC Loop working Route 4 Powell 2/16/2010
2207 2207 eastbound on Broadway at Oak working Route 9 Boundary. 4/15/2009
2209 2209 seen eastbound on Broadway at Hemlock working Route 9 Broadway Station. 6/01/2007
2209-2 2209 on Richards and Hastings working an unidentifed route. 2/16/2010
2210 2210 southbound on Fraser at 41st Avenue working Route 8 Fraser. 4/16/2009
2212 2212 deparitng Metrotown Staiton working Route 19 Stanley Park. 4/16/2009
2213 Rear 2213 arriving at UBC Loop working Route 17 Downtown. 8/27/2008
2215 2215 southbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 10 Granville. 8/31/2008
2215-2 2215 southbound on the Granville Street Bridge. 4/15/2009
2216 2216 southbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 7 Dunbar. 4/15/2009
2217 2217 heading eastbound on 4th Avenue at Alama working Route 9. 2/15/2010
2218 2218 at Hastings and Richards working Route 16 29th Avenue Station. 8/30/2008
2218-2 2218 at 29th Avenue Station working Route 16 Arbutus. 8/30/2008
2219 2219 in downtown Vancouver working Route 10 Granville. 4/15/2009
2220 2220 heading southbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 17 Oak. 4/15/2009
2221 2221 turning onto Seymour from Daive working Route 6. 4/18/2009
2221 Rear 2221 northbound on Granville in downtown Vancouver working Route 7. 3/28/2016
2222 2222 seen southbound on Richards at Hastings working Route 5 Robson. 6/01/2007
2224 2224 on Broadway working Route 9. 4/16/2009
2225 2225 seen at the south end of the Granville Street Bridge working Route 17 Oak. 6/01/2007
2225-2 2225 on Davie Street working Route 6 Davie. 8/27/2008
2225-3 2225 departing UBC Loop working Route 17 Downtown. 2/16/2010
2225-4 2225 southbound on Granville in downtown Vancouver working Route 4 UBC. 3/28/2016
2230 2230 seen on southbound Victora not in service. 8/29/2008
2230-2 2230 departing SW Marine Drive Station working Route 17 Downtown. 2/14/2010
2231 2231 seen southbound on Richards at Hastings working Route 6 Davie. 6/01/2007
2232 2232 seen southbound on Richards at Hastings on driver training. 6/01/2007
2234 2234 arriving at UBC Loop working Route 14. 7/07/2012
2239 2239 arriving at Broadway Station working Route 9. 8/29/2008
2239 Rear 2239 working an unidentified route. 2/16/2010
2241 2241 westbound on Broadway working Route 9 Alma. 8/30/2008
2241 Rear 2241 eastbound on Broadway working Route 9 Broadway. 8/30/2008
2242 2242 seen northbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 7 Nanaimo. This unit was loaned to Edmonton for one year prior to being delivered to Translink in the summer of 2008. 8/30/2008
2242 2242 seen northbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 7 Nanaimo. 8/30/2008
2242 Rear 2242 seen northbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 7 Nanaimo. 8/30/2008
2243 2243 departing Metrotown Station working Route 19 Stanley Park. 8/29/2008
2244 Rear 2244 westbound on Broadway working Route 9 Alma. 3/28/2016
2245 Rear 2245 southbound on Granville working Route 10. 4/15/2009
2248 Rear 2248 working Route 9 on Broadway. 4/16/2009
2249 Rear 2249 on Main Street working Route 8 Downtown. 8/30/2008
2250 2250 eastbound on Broadway at Cambie working Route 9 Boundary. 4/16/2009
2250-2 2250 turning onto Southbound Granville from Broadway not in service. 4/16/2009
2252 2252 northbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 7 Nanaimo Station. 8/30/2008
2253 2253 turning onto Richards from Hastings. 2/16/2010
2256 2256 southbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 16 Arbutus. 4/15/2009
2259 2259 eastbound on Broadway at Cambie working Route 9 Boundary. 4/16/2009
2261 2261 laying over at Marine Drive Station wokring Route 17. 2/17/2010
2266 Rear 2266 seen at Broadway and Commercial working Route 9 Broadway. 8/29/2008
2267 2267 westbound on Broadway working Route 9 Alma. 8/30/2008
2267-2 2267 on Hastings at Richards wokring Route 10. 4/18/2009
2270 2270 southbound on Granville at Broadway not in serivve. 4/16/2009
2272 2272 at Hastings at Richcards. 2/16/2010
2273 2273 southbound on the Granville Street Bridge Route 16 Arbutus. 8/31/2008
2273-2 2273 eastbound on Broadway at Cambie. 4/15/2009
2274 2274 on Hastings near Richards working Route 10 Granville. 8/28/2008
2275 2275 on Main Street working Route 19 Metrotown Station. 8/30/2008
2277 2277 on Granville at Broadway working Route 17 UBC. 8/29/2008
2278 2278 southbound on the Granvile Street Bridge working Route 17 UBC. 8/27/2008
2279 2279 on Main Street working Route 19 Metrotown Station. 2/16/2010
2279-2 2234 arriving at UBC Loop working Route 14. 7/07/2012
2280 2280 on southbound Granville turining onto westbound Broadway working Route 17 UBC. 8/29/2008
2280-2 2280 southbound on the Granville Street Bridge Route 17 Oak. 8/31/2008
2282 2282 arriving at UBC Loop working Route 17 Downtown. 8/27/2008
2283 2283 southbound on the Granville Street Bridge working Route 17 UBC. 4/15/2009
2284 2284 southbound on Main Street working Route 3 Main. 8/30/2008
2288 2288 on Broadway working Route 9 Broadway Station. 4/15/2009
2288-2 2288 at Hastings and Richards working Route 16 29th Avenue Station. 4/18/2009
2288-3 2288 at Hastings and Richards working Route 5 Robson. 2/16/2010
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