More Routemasters for N. General and L.T.B.
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A REPEAT order for Routemaster 1"-i buses has been placed with Park Royal Vehicles Ltd. by the Northern General Transport Co. Ltd., who this spring will receive delivery of the first Routemasters to go into service in the provinces. The new order calls for a further 32 models similar to the first 18, with 30-ft., 72-seat forward-entrance bodies and Leyland engines. Northern General has, in recent years, standardized on 77-seat front-entrance Atlanteans.
London Transport has also ordered a further 350 Routemasters, for delivery in 1965. Despite the proposals recently discussed by L.T.B. regarding the possible introduction of new types of buses, these vehicles will be orthodox 27 ft. 6 in. rearentrance 64-seaters.
It was in the autumn of 1962 when London Transport and Park Royal announced that Routemasters would be made available on the open market, and a forward entrance 30-ft. version was exhibited at Earls Court.