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 Nova LFS - BAE hybrid bus (Low-floor Series)
First commissioned: November 2014
Manufacturer: Nova Bus (Québec)
Weight: 14,000 kg
Length: 12.18 meters
Cost: $850,000  taxes included
No. of units: 109
NEW FOR 2017
The newest models are air-conditioned for increased comfort during the summer months. In addition, the stop-start technology automatically shuts off the diesel engine when the vehicle is stopped, reducing greenhouse gas emissions and helping to lower urban noise levels.
The RTL, a key player in sustainable mobility in the Agglomération de Longueuil, has had one of the largest fleets of hybrid buses in Québec since 2014.
The addition of 22 new vehicles in fall 2017 brings the total number of hybrid buses in service to 109, or approximately 25% of our fleet, representing a significant step forward in the electrification of the network.
  • 35 seats, 65 places in total.
  • Improved heating systems.
  • Air-conditioning (218 series and higher).
  • Stop-start engine technology (217 series and higher).
  • 260 horsepower.
  • Low floor: accessibility without steps to the majority or the total of the seated places (according to the year of production).
  • Floor made of composite material more durable than previously used plywood.
  • Front kneeling system for easy access.
  • Panoramic side windows.
  • Curved and larger windshield, one piece.
  • Electric and synchronized wipers, sweeping a larger area.
  • Four-wheel disc brakes.
  • Radial tires, for more comfort.
  • Photocell-activated rear door; the passenger touches the indicated place to open the doors, which lock when the bus exceeds 1.6 km/h.
  • One-piece, welded, modular steel structure vs. attached modular structures.
  • Fibreglass exterior siding.
BAE’s HybriDrive hybrid electric propulsion system, which delivers regenerated braking energy, allowing for substantial fuel savings of more than 20% compared to conventional buses (under identical driving conditions)
Commissioning: 2011
Builder: Nova Bus
Weight:  17 458 kg
Lenght:  18,9 mètres
Cost: 700 000$
No. of units: 9
  • 58 seats + 46 standing = capacity of 104
  • Rigid welded stainless steel structure
  • Composite finish
  • Motor in trailer, called « pusher »
  • Cummins 4 way turbocharged 330 HP engine
  • Low floor
Van Hool AG 300 articulated bus
Commissioning: 2002
Builder: Van Hool (Belgium); assembled in Québec
Weight: 17 600 kg
Lenght: 18,5 mètres
Cost: 600 000$ (en 2001) 707 000$ (en 2006)
No. of units: 16 (2001) 4 (2006) 
  • 60 seats and room for 46 standing passengers = 106
  • Steel chassis, tubular steel frame
  • Stainless steel skin
  • Engine located at the centre of the front section, a.k.a. "tractor"
  • Cummins compressed turbo 4-stroke, 330 HP
  • Low floor
Nova LFS (Low Floor Series)
Commissioning: April 1, 1997
Builder: NovaBus (Québec)
Weight: 12,000 kg
Lenght: 12.18 metres
Cost: $350,000 (in 1997)
No. of units: 350
  • The following are some of the low-floor model's features compared with conventional buses
  • 38 seats and room for 27 standing passengers = 65
  • No steps; full length low floor
  • The front drops to facilitate access
  • Panoramic side windows
  • Improved heating and ventilation
  • Radial tires for increased comfort
  • Larger one-piece windshield
  • Synchronized electric windshield wipers covering a larger area
  • Four-stroke cleaner Cummins engine
  • Fibreglass skin
  • Self-supporting steel frame welded in one piece instead of modular structures added to one another
  • Front disk brakes
  • A photocell opens the rear doors; riders simply touch where indicated to open the doors. The doors remain closed when the bus's speed is over 1.6 km/h