300 Fleetlines for Birmingham
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B1RMINGHAM CORPORATION TRANSPORT are to purchase 300 Daimler Fleetline front-entrance, doubledeck, rear-engined buses over the coming three years: the chassis order alone is worth nearly Lim. The Corporation have had 10 Fleetlines on city routes for some months, and their popularity during this trial period has encouraged Birmingham's transport department to place this big order.
The Fleetlines—seating 72 instead of the city's present 55-seat double-deckers-will carry no standing passengers. Of the 300 vehicles ordered, half will be fitted with !Metropolitan Cammell Weymann bodies and half with Park Royal bodywork. The first 100 buses are to be delivered in the summer of 1963 and subsequent batches of 100 in 1964 and 1965.
The Fleetlines will all have Daimatic transmission, and among the items specified by Birmingham are automatic brake adjusters and automatic lubrication.