With the New Flyer Xcelsior buses coming in quickly, SEPTA is actively retiring the New Flyer D40LF buses in the feet, as well as the New Flyer DE40LF “first generation” hybrids. This thread will keep track of all the current buses retired, and this first post will be updated every time something changes.

Retired 2001 New Flyer D40LFs

Entire Fleet Retired as of February 2019

Retired 2003 New Flyer DE40LFs

Entire Fleet retired as of June 13th, 2019

Retired 2004 New Flyer D40LFs

Entire Fleet retired as of March 5th, 2021

Retired 2002 New Flyer D40LFs

Entire Fleet Retired as of July 27th, 2019

Retired 2003 New Flyer D40LFs
as of February 20th, 2021
5613 remains, used as a safety bus

Retired 2004 New Flyer DE40LFs

Entire fleet retired as of July 29th, 2020

Retired 2005-2006 New Flyer D40LFs as of October 16th, 2023

8003-8007, 8012, 8014-8017, 8019, 8021-8022, 8026-8029, 8032-8035, 8038, 8045-8050, 8052, 8055-8056, 8058, 8066, 8068, 8070-8074, 8077-8078, 8081-8082, 8084, 8086-8087, 8089-8090, 8093-8100, 8102-8103, 8105-8108, 8110-8111, 8114, 8116-8119

As previously stated, this post will be actively updated as buses retire from revenue service. Information is coming from members of the Philadelphia Metropolitan Area Transit Scene group on Facebook.

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I have been with Virtual Transit Center since it's conception as the "Dash Forums" back in 2008. Since then, I have been writing and doing YouTube side by side, focusing both on Transportation and Gaming. Most of my knowledge comes from SEPTA as I lived in Philadelphia for most of my life. As of 2021, I am on YouTube as DashTransit, Dash5155, and TheDashOfficial.

As for the name DashTransit itself, it actually stems from my YouTube channel.

DashTransit was originally called "njt5329" and the channel was just clips of buses. Mostly SEPTA and NJT. A Fujifilm Finepix was used in this era.

Starting in July 2011, the Canon SX130IS camera became the camera of the channel, bringing HD documentary-style videos much like my buddy (trainman1971) did for DVD for many years past. This is when the channel became known as "Transit Action Series"

In May 2012, the original Canon SX130IS retired, and then all videos were recorded off a mobile phone until eventually uploaded proved too difficult due to hardships IRL

Starting in 2017, I used a Canon SX200IS from Bastranz to reboot the channel that otherwise was dead for a whole year prior.

Between April 19th, 2019, and January 21st, 2021, all videos were recorded by a Canon SX710 HS camera. The channel was renamed DashTransit 4/19/19.

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