Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority

 

Bus year/model Fleet Numbers Length (feet) Thumbnail  Notes 
Retired buses from 1986-1995 and 1999 Various Fleet Numbers Various Lengths



 

Includes Flxible Metro B, D, E; Orion II, V; American Ikarus.
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1998 Orion V 4200-4412 40



 

Currently the oldest buses in the system.
Most have retired already but some are still running strong.
1999 Orion V 3900-3950 30



 

Retired as of 2013. Several were handed down to Ride On.
2000 Orion V 2100-2231 40



 

Second oldest in the system, they still run strong and often. 
2000 Orion VI 2000-2099 40



 

WMATA's first low-floor buses.
Retired as of May 2012.
2001-2002 New Flyer C40LF 2300-2399
2401-2464
40



 

WMATA's first CNG buses.
2002 Neoplan AN-460 5301-5321 60



 

Only 5 were rehabbed. Retired in 2016.
2005-2006 Orion VII CNG 2501-2685
2701-2730
40



 

Heading to Northern Virginia?
You can't miss these, especially during weekends!
2006 Orion VII CNG 3001-3035 30



 

"Baby" counterparts of the 40-ft Orion VIIs.
2006 New Flyer DE40LF/DE40LFR 6001-6050 40



 

WMATA's first diesel-electric hybrids.
6040-6050 are restyled DE40LFs and originally painted silver.
2006 New Flyer D40LFR 6101-6217 40



 

  Clean diesel powered with roof mounted A/C units.
Mostly found in Prince George's County, MD and southeast DC.
2007 New Flyer C40LFR 2801-2825 40



 

  CNG counterparts of the clean diesels.
2008 NABI 60-BRT   5401-5422 60



 

  First order to originally be painted in the new local scheme.
Mainly used for route X2.
2009 New Flyer DE35LFA   3751-3770 37



 

"Shorties" mainly used for lighter routes. 
2009 New Flyer DE60LFA   5431-5452 62



 

  First diesel-electric hybrid articulators.
Mainly used on the Y and 70 lines.
2009-2010 New Flyer DE40LFA   6301-6609 42



 

  A large bus order to replace the remaining Flxibles.
2012 Orion VII 3036-3087 30



 

3038-3062 are diesel powered and 3063-3087 are hybrids.
2014 NABI 40-BRT   8001-8105 40



 

  WMATA's first and only order of 40-ft NABI buses.
New Flyer XDE40 "Xcelsior" 7001-7272
7300-7xxx
40



 

Replacements for most of the Orion Vs, as well as fleet expansion.
Orders in progress from 2011 to today.
New Flyer XN40 "Xcelsior" 2830-2993 40



 

CNG replacements of the 2001-2002 New Flyer C40LFs.
New Flyer XDE60 "Xcelsior"   5460-5480 60



 

  21 ordered to replace the 21 2002 Neoplan AN-460s.
DC Circulator 1101-1149
2001-2018
30
40



 

Van Hools and New Flyer Xcelsiors.

 

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