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Flxible Metro 'B'


CTA Service Information

Status Retired
Quantity 470
Numbers 5300-5769
Delivery 1991

Bus Specifications

Manufacture Flxible
Model Metro 'B'
Propulsion Diesel
Engine Detroit Diesel 6V92TA

5300-5544, 5765-5769

Detroit Diesel 6L71N


Cummins L10


Transmission Allison V731

5300-5744, 5765-5769

ZF 4HP500


Voith D863.3


Length 40'
Width 102"
Seat Model AMSECO Model 6468
# of Seats 40
Dest. Signs Flip-Dot (Slow)

5300, 5303-5544

Flip-Dot (Fast)

5301-5302, 5545-5769

Amenities Air Conditioning
ADA Accessible


Service History

Around the same time CTA purchased the 4400-series TMC RTS buses, an order was also placed for 470 “Metro” buses from Flxible Corporation.

Unlike the 4400s, the 5300s included air conditioning upon delivery. The CTA had previously decided in the 1980s to eliminate air conditioning in future bus purchases due to funding issues. However, in 1991 the decision was reversed and subsequent bus purchases were required to include AC.

Retirement of the 5300-series began in 2006 and was completed in January 2009.