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Metrobus arri West Midland!

20th January 1978
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The Metrobus, regarded by some as the strongest corn petition so far for Leyland's Titan, has been planned as a maximum capacity vehicle providing a high level of passenger comfort and ease of maintenance.

With a combination of proven mechanical units, vehicle structure and systems Metro Cammell Weymann h( that the Metrobus will pro operators with signify gains in reliability durability with ecnom operation.

Major mechanical unit: the Metrobus are particti accessible for rou operational maintenance removal or replacemen required.

Constant height and g riding and handling cha teristics are claimed from all round air suspension w is fitted in conjunction 1 orthodox type beam aJ■ Anti-dive suspen: geometry and an anti-roll are fitted as standard.

A close family resemblz to the MCW Scania-pow■ Metropolitan is eviden body styling of the r Metrobus which will be al able in two or one door sions.

A virtually flat floor particularly low entra steps are featured.

Power options for Metrobus are the Gard 6LXB, rated at 95 kW (170 at 1,850 rpm with the VI N851 transmission, or Rolls-Royce Eagle, rated at kW(180 bhp) at 1,850 rpm v a GKN/SRM transmission.

The appearance of etrobus has completed the te-up of contenders in the the of the double-deckers. London Transport's antinced order for 450 buses ,uld go to either MCW or yland for its Titan, depenng on how initial buses perrm. This particular order has Lerefore assumed great iportance for these two mar contenders in the bus ittle.


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