Mercedes-Benz 0405NH CNG


These are full-length Mercedes-Benz 0405NHs but are CNG powered and have CNG tanks on the roof. These buses are all retired, with the last being withdrawn in early November 2019.

Page Contents

  • Quick Stats
  • Bus Variants
  • Livery Variants

Page last updated: 16th November 2019


Quick Stats

  • Built: May ’01, Aug ’02 – Feb ’03
  • Number built: 48
  • Number in fleet:  0
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 1772-1799
    • 1800-1819
  • Remaining in service: None
  • Depots: Formerly at Fremantle and Malaga
  • USB Chargers: No
  • Engine: Euro 2 Mercedes Benz 6cyl 177KW / 238hp CNG
  • Gearbox: ZF-Ecomat 5HP500 5sp auto

Bus Variants


Naturally Aspirated

1813 2019.07.12 HaySt

The standard NH CNG, full-length wheelbase with the Volgren CR225L body. Technically the Transcom versions were built in this variation as well, but as it was done early in their life I am keeping them separate for simplicity’s sake. The last of these was 1815, which had its last day in service on November 1st, 2019.

  • Produced: Oct ’02 – Feb ’03
  • Number built: 23
  • Number in fleet: 0
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 1797 – 1799
    • 1800 – 1819
  • Remaining in service: None
  • Depots: Formerly Fremantle

Transcom

1793 2019.04.17 HospitalAve

These were built identical to the above NH CNGs, but were converted to a Transcom fuel injection system and turbocharged around 2003. The last of these in service were 1791 and 1794 which both had their last day on November 6th, 2019.

  • Produced: May ’01, Sept ’02 – Oct ’02
  • Number built: 25
  • Number in fleet: 0
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 1772 – 1796
  • Remaining in service: None
  • Depots: Formerly Malaga

Livery Variants

Do note that as buses are maintained over the years, sometimes the liveries (particularly the fleet numbers when large advertisements are placed) are altered so they don’t quite match their siblings. These ‘one-offs’ aren’t included here, this summary covers the original liveries the buses had (to the best of my knowledge).

Not included in this section (as there are none in the fleet and I don’t have a photo of it anyway): Green/Black inverted (pre-refurbishment)


Silver/Black Fleet Numbers

1788 2019.02.20 ChesterfieldRd v2

This livery featured on all NH CNGs before their retirement, with the green stripe moved up to below the windowline as with most other models. This livery was applied during their mid-life refurbishment during 2012-2014.

  • Produced: ~Dec ’12 – early 2014
  • Number produced: 48
  • Number in fleet:  0
  • Fleet numbers:
    • 1772-1799
    • 1800-1819
  • Remaining in service: None
  • Depots: Formerly at Fremantle and Malaga