New Flyer Industries XD40 (HSR #1101-1117, 1201-1224)
The HSR has two batches of NFI XD40s (Xcelsior model, Diesel powered, 40 ft long) for a total of 41 buses.
The 1100s were part of the 2011 Metrolinx Transit Purchasing Co-operative, with delivery of the buses in February and March of 2012. The 1200s were part of the 2012 Metrolinx Transit Purchasing Co-operative, with delivery of the buses in April and May. The buses were kept in storage for several months as the placement of the stanchions on the 1100s needed to be corrected, and to await the addition of equipment salvaged from the 9600 and 9800 series C40LF's and the Orion VI buses that were being retired (bike racks, fare boxes, etc). The first of the 1200s entered service on July 19, and the first of the 1100s entered service on August 23.
(All photos © Tom Luton, except where noted)
On February 27, 2015, HSR #1103 was pulling out of the Hamilton GO Centre onto John street when a delivery truck ran a red light and crashed into the side of the bus, causing the bus to crash into the the Hamilton branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association at 131 John Street South. (Photo by Hybrid0920, used with permission)
HSR #1103 has been pulled away from the building it crashed into and is being rigged for towing. (Photo by Hybrid0920, used with permission)
HSR #1108 at Main & MacNab, March 19, 2015. Behind it are three D40LFs.
HSR #1202 at Eastgate Terminal on its first day in service, July 19, 2012. (Photo by Chris Whitfield, used with permission)
HSR #1219 at John & Jackson, March 19, 2015.
HSR #1221 at James & Main, March 19, 2015.
Look for YouTube videos on HSR NFI XD40s here (External Link).