Swifts for Aberdeen
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• A fleet of 10 AEC Swift single-deckers with front entrance, central exit bodies by W. Alexander and Co. (Coachbuilders) Ltd. has recently entered service with Aberdeen Corporation Transport. The buses are based on 16ft 6in. wheelbase chassis and have an overall length of 3311.
Although the first rear-underfloor-engined single-deckers to enter service at Aberdeen, the new buses are similarly equipped with 43 seats and interior trim as 12 Leyland Tiger Cubs delivered some 18 months to two years ago. The vehicles are authorized to carry 18 standing passengers, and Mr. T. Marsden, general manager of the Aberdeen undertak ing, told Commercial Motor last week that they had been well received" in the city.
Externally the livery follows the usual single-deck pattern, the main colour being cream with a green roof—a reversal of the double-deck livery where green is the predominant colour with cream roofs. The Swifts will shortly be followed by two AEC Reliance single-deckers with front doors only, which are intended for city tours and other special hire work as well as operation on o.m.o. services.
Tenders are currently being invited for the supply of a further 15 single-deck vehicles for delivery in 1969.