MTA Bus Operations Renumbering - 1998-2000 New Flyer D60HF

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Aside from buses #5250 and #5251, there are various reasons as to why these D60HF buses were renumbered. Buses #4704-4709 were renumbered while the scrap program for these buses was still active. In a nutshell, if a bus was renumbered, it was saved. If not, it was going to be scrapped when the time came. Throughout the scrap process, it was decided to send some of these D60s to JFK Depot for service on the Q6 and Q10 lines. At the same time, fleet numbers for the batch of the 2013 NovaBus LFSAs that became #5253-5363 was decided, effectively creating a fleet number conflict between those and these D60HFs.

Like what was done for 1996 Orion V #639 and #647 (now #1305-1306), several D60HFs were retired or moved to storage, which at the same time halted the scrap program. The next set of buses to be renumbered used the 1300-series range, possibly taking after #1305 and #1306, while other un-renumbered D60HFs were placed into storage. Due to the effects of Hurricane Sandy, some D60s originally slated for JFK were sent to Far Rockaway for additional service on the Q52 line provided by both JFK and Far Rockaway operators. Shortly thereafter, more artics were cleared and entered service on the Q10 line.

Save for #5355, none of the D60s placed in storage conflicted with the aforementioned LFSAs. However, as they were cleared for service, they were renumbered into the 1000-series range, which is detailed above. At the moment, the buses dropping off the storage list are just about equal to the amount of 1000-series artics being sent to JFK and Far Rockaway. It is unknown if this is the number range that will accommodate other buses returning to service.

Remnants of the original numbering as well as the license plate can be used to determine the original number of a renumbered unit. In Addition, the fleet number at the time of registration is stamped in the lower right corner of the license plate.


Images New Fleet No. Original Fleet No.
Before Renumbering

Demetrius McCalman Photo Demetrius McCalman Photo Demetrius McCalman Photo


After Renumbering
Trevor Logan Photo Demetrius McCalman Photo Trevor Logan Photo

Trevor Logan Photo Demetrius McCalman Photo



Hover your mouse over the photo for Photo Credits.

#1001 #5355
#1002 #5252
#1003 #5431
#1004 #5437
#1005 #5439
#1006 #5441
#1007 5447
#1008 #5475
#1009 #5500
#1011 #5465
#1012 #5484
#1013 #5432
#1014 #5504
#1015 #5456
#1016 #5446
#1017 #5480
#1018 #5477
#1019 #5494
#1020 5479
#1021 #5337
#1022 #5502
#1023 #5425
#1024 #5473
#1025 #5426
#1026 #5508
#1027 5433
#1300 #5294
#4704 #5281
#4705 #5283
#4706 #5285
#4707 #5291
#4708 #5295
#4709 #5296
#5250 #1110
#5251 #1111