The first single-deck buses based on the Leyland Afiantean rear-engined
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doubledecker chassis recently entered service with Great Yarmouth Corporation Transport. They are fitted with 39-seat Marshall bodies and will carry 18 standing passengers when an extra emergency door—a removable window section—is -fitted later this month.
The three buses have a wide, single-step front entrance and step-free gangway, and represent the beginning of a big switch to
one-man operation employing single-deck buses. Under this plan double-deckers will eventually be retained only on the busy -Aroute to the Magdalen College Estate, the No. 1 route to Caister and the No. 7 seafront summer service.
Overall length of the Atlanteans is 31ft 4*in. and overall width 8ft. Later singledeckers, to be introduced from 1970 onwards, will be longer and will have a separate central exit.