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New Flyer D40LF


CTA Service Information

Status Retired
Quantity 65
Numbers 5800-5864
Delivery 1995

Bus Specifications

Manufacture New Flyer
Model D40LF
Propulsion Diesel
Engine Detroit Diesel Series 50


Cummins C8.3


Transmission ZF-Ecomat 5HP590
Length 40'
Width 102"
Seat Model AMSECO Model 6468
# of Seats 39
Dest. Signs Flip-Dot (1995)

LED (2008)
Amenities Air Conditioning
ADA Accessible


Service History

In 1995, the CTA placed an experimental order of 65 low floor buses from New Flyer. Low floor buses eliminate steps at the front and rear doors, making it easier for the elderly and disabled to board. A flip-out ramp at the front of the bus allowed for the boarding of wheelchairs.

Retirement of the 5800-series began gradually in early 2008, with retirement complete by February 28, 2009.