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Neoplan USA
Fate Bankruptcy/liquidation
Founded 1981 (Lamar, Colorado), as a subsidiary of Neoplan
Defunct 2006
Headquarters Denver, Colorado, USA
Industry Transit
Products Buses
ABQ RIDE 332 Montgomery Albuquerque

A CNG-powered high floor AN440A operating in Albuquerque, New Mexico

Neoplan artic

A Neoplan AN460 arrives at the Silver Spring Metro station in Silver Spring, Maryland.

Neoplan USA was a major transit bus manufacturing company based in Denver, Colorado, USA, which was entirely separate from the German corporation, Neoplan, licensing its designs from the German company of the same name. The company was founded in 1981 and folded in 2006.

Neoplan manufactured standard floor buses, low floor buses, and articulated buses. Neoplan had 625 employees and the revenue was $810,000,000 before it ceased operations in January 2006.

Neoplan USA filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in August 2006, listing assets of $13.7 million and debts of $59 million, after closing its manufacturing plant in 2006.

In its last few months of operation, Neoplan had fallen on hard times, such as warranty issues with San Francisco's MUNI and cash-flow problems after Boston's MBTA canceled an order over late bus deliveries. [1]

The company still technically exists while sale of the Neopart parts business is pending. Once Neopart is sold, the company will officially cease to exist.

Models Edit

  • Metroliner models (over the road transit coach buses)
Powered by Detroit Diesel Series 60 diesel engine
*AN340 (40 footer)
*AN345 (45 footer)
  • Transliner models (transit buses)
Powered by Detroit Diesel Series 6V92TA/ 50 / 60, Cummins, CAT diesel or CNG engines
*AN435 (35 footer high floor)
*AN435LF (35 footer low floor)
*AN440 (40 footer high floor)
*AN440LF (40 footer low floor)
*AN440TLF (40 foot true low floor)
*AN445TLF (45 foot true low floor)
  • Articulated models (transit buses)
Powered by Detroit Diesel Series 6V92TA/ 50 / 60, Cummins, CAT diesel or CNG engines
*AN460 (60 footer high floor)
*AN460RC (59 footer high floor, made only for NJ Transit)
*AN460LF (60 footer low floor)
Powered by Detroit Diesel Series 60 engine
*Starliner AN516/3 (45 footer)
*Cityliner AN116/3 (40 or 45 footer)
*Skyliner AN122/3 (40 footer double decker tour/coach bus)
*Spaceliner AN117/3 (40 or 45 footer double decker motor home bus)

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