Philadelphia, PA Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA)‘s brand new BAE powered New Flyer XDE40s have finally entered revenue service.
In November 2021, SEPTA approved the purchase of 220 New Flyer XDE40 hybrid buses, with an additional 120 buses being confirmed to arrive with the FY2024 budget. The first of these 340 buses arrived on SEPTA property in November of 2022. These buses were ordered to replace the last of the full sized clean diesel buses from 2005-2006, as well as the aging New Flyer hybrids from before 2010.
Unlike previous hybrids purchased by SEPTA, these new buses hooked up to a BAE Hybrid System, with automa
In January 2023, the early ones were re-assigned to Southern Bus depot at 20th and Johnston Streets (South Philadelphia). After an extensive training period, one of these units (3530) have entered service on route 79. Below, are the units that have been delivered.
Last Updated on June 29th, 2023
New Flyer Xcelsior XDE40
Numbers: 3525-3744 (base order), 3745-3864 (additional buses)
3525, 3527 – Southern Depot
3526, 3528-3550 – Southern Depot
3551, 3553-3564, 3566-3568