Leeds orders precinct buses
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• Six special 13-seater Deansgate precinct buses (CM April 24) have been ordered by Leeds City Transport from the Passenger Vehicle Division of the Williams Motor Group, Manchester. The first of these units will be shown in the Leeds livery on the Mercedes-Benz stand at the Commercial Motor Show.
They embody a conversion of. the Mercedes-Benz L406D Transporter high roof van. Included in the specification are power-operated folding doors, a parcels rack, fluorescent interior lighting, ticket issuing and change machine and two-way telecommunications link. Ventilation equipment includes a Weathershield Kwikvent roof panel, adjustable in three directions. There will also be a two-speed 64W heater which in hot weather operates as a fan only.
Delivery will commence in October. Basically the same vehicle is used by Williams for 16; 18 and 22-seater pay.