EDMONTON TRANSIT SYSTEM
2001 New Flyer D60LF #4900-4905

In 2001 ETS received its first articulated low floor buses, 6 D60LFs #s 4900-4905. Prior to the expansion of articulated service, all six were used only on the route 9, with 5 out most days, and one held as a spare. They are the only ETS buses powered by a Detroit Diesel Series 50 engine. At one point there were rumors floating around that the engines were to be swapped out for Cummins ISLs, however this never materialized. Starting in mid 2011, all of these buses were refurbished. The refurb project included new exterior panels where necessary, new interior floors (grey, flat floors instead of the original black, ridged floors), and the newer blue ETS insignia seat inserts. #4903 also recieved a newer-style Pocatec orange LED destination sign on the front only (in place of the original Balios destination sign). For whatever reason, #4901 was delivered with an "exit at rear" sign at the front of the bus in place of the usual "stop requested" display. Due to the expansion of articulated service in 2011, these buses can now be found on routes 8, 9, and 100 (AM peak hour only). As of summer 2017, all of these buses are in active service.

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4900 September 4, 2002 ETS #4900 is northbound on 101 St at 102A Ave on a route 9.
4900 October 2002 ETS #4900 has just exited the High Level Bridge on its way south to Southgate on a route 9.
4900 2002 ETS #4900 was photographed on Jasper Ave westbound at 102 St.? A little bit off of the route 9 routing! This was due to the Klondike Days parade on 102 Ave.
4900 September 11, 2003 ETS #4900 eastbound on 51 Ave approaching 99 St. The bus had just departed from Waterous along with St. Albert 810 (didn't get a pic of that one though) after being worked on there.
4900 September 11, 2003 ETS #4900 eastbound on 51 Ave approaching 99 St. The bus had just departed from Waterous after being worked on there.
4900 May 2011 4900 at Lewis Farms while on driver training.
4900 June 2014 4900 turning into the old Kingsway as a route 9.
4901.jpg (107820 bytes) 4901 2003 4901 is shown heading southbound on 101 Street at 104 Avenue as a Route 9 - Southgate
4901r.jpg (138816 bytes) 4901 October 2003 4901 is shown heading eastbound on Jasper Avenue near 100A Street as a Route 100 - Downtown Super Express
4901 May 2013 4901 not in service at Mill Woods Town Centre.
4901 May 2013 4901 pulling into Mill Woods Town Centre as a route 8, with 6007 in the background.
4901 June 2013 4901 parked outside of Westwood, as seen from the NAIT parkade.
4902.jpg (74423 bytes) 4902 July 27, 2001 4902 is shown on layover as a Route 9 - Northgate at the Kingsway Transit Centre
4902r.jpg (70364 bytes) 4902 July 27, 2001 The rear of 4902 leaving Kingsway Transit Cente
4902 October 2001 ETS #4901 is about to descend Bellamy Hill while on 101 St.
4902 January 2010 4902 running NB on 101 Street at the top of Bellamy Hill as a route 9.
4902 July 2014 4902 running SB on 101 Street at 102 Avenue while on driver training.
4902 November 2016 4902 running EB on 104 Avenue at 108 Street as a route 8.
4903 June 17, 2001 ETS #4903 sitting at the eastside of Westwood Garage.
4903 June 17, 2001 ETS #4903 sitting at the eastside of Westwood Garage. This close up photo of the front also shows the bike rack.
4903 August 25, 2003 ETS #4903 on a layover while northbound on 101 St just south of Jasper Ave.
4903 August 2008 4903 at Northgate as a route 9.
4903 June 2011 4903 running SB on 101 Street at 103 Avenue as a route 9 with a full wrap for Go Auto. Full wraps on artics are still quite unusual for ETS.
4903 August 2012 4903 running WB on 118 Avenue at 101 Street as a route 9. Note the replacement front destination sign.
4903 September 2015 4903 running NB on 111 Street approaching 51 Avenue as a route 9.
4904.jpg (79658 bytes) 4904 May 17, 2002 4904 is shown photographed on a Route 9 - Northgate as the bus heads northbound on 101 Street at 102A Avenue
4904 August 2007 4904 at the temporary Southgate as a route 9.
4904 July 2010 4904 running SB on 101 Street at 102 Avenue as a route 9.
4904 May 2013 4904 at Eaux Claries as a route 9.
4905 November 9, 2002 ETS #4905 sitting outside of Westwood Garage.
4905 November 9, 2002 ETS #4905 sitting outside of Westwood Garage.
4905 June 2012 4905 running SB on 101 Street approaching Bellamy Hill as a route 9.
4905 May 2013 4905 pulling into Coliseum as a route 8.

This page last updated September 29th, 2017.

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