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MetroScania on trial

23rd January 1970
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Page 31, 23rd January 1970 — MetroScania on trial
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• Among many changes to bus services due to come into operation in London tomorrow (January 24), one-man operated single-deck buses will replace doubledeckers on a number of routes, particularly in south and south-east London. Although most of these will be 36ft AEC /MCW 50-seat buses with front entrance /exit only, some will be dual entrance 46-seaters, while the first of the shorter buses (AEC Swift,

The first Leyland Atlantean rear-engined double deck bus to enter service with an independent bus operator in North East England has been delivered to Weardak Motor Services • Ltd. This enterprising operator has operated large-capacity buses, including double-deckers, for many years. The Atiantean, a 3.1fi model, is fitted with a front entrance and central exit body, similar to those used in Leeds, by Charles B. Roe Ltd.

type MBS) which have an overall length of 33ft 5in. will be introduced on routes 160 and 160A between Catford and Welling, In addition, one of the prototype Metro-Scania buses will be introduced from tomorrow for a three-month trial period on route 99 (Woolwich-Upper Belvedere-Erith) where it will operate alongside the 50-seat AEC /MCW 36ft single-deckers which are replacing double-deckers on this route. The Metro-Scania bus will, unlike the other buses on route 99, have a separate central exit, and will seat 40 passengers, plus standing room.

Passengers have been invited to send comments on the Anglo-Swedish bus to London Transport. During its evaluation trials, it will operate from Plumstead garage.


Locations: Leeds, London

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