SBG orders 344 new buses
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AN ORDER for 344 new buses has just been placed by the SBG for delivery in 1976. This order, worth £5m, is the biggest ever from the group, and comprises 173 Leyland Leopards, 100 Seddons and 53 Fords, all single-deckers. Surprise omission is the lack of the predicted order for Ailsa double-deckers, which may account for the announcement made with the order that 18 further vehicles are still to be purchased.
Alexander will body all but nine of the buses, with Duple bodying the remainder; 163 of the Alexanders will be T-type dual-purpose and the remainder Y-type buses or coaches.
No further coaches for its London services have been ordered.