Buses EAST LANCS Lancashire Coachbuilders England

EAST LANCS Lancashire Coachbuilders England

East_Lancs_logo

Type

Private

Industry

Bus building

Founded

1934

Headquarters

BlackburnLancashire, England

Products

Bus bodies

Website

www.elcb.co.uk

Metroline SEL762 LK07BCZ

East Lancs Olympus Metroline SEL762 LK07 BCZ

An East Lancs Olympus, one of the last East Lancs badged products, this one run by Metroline.

002 1987 high capacity East Lancs body on Scania K92 chassis

A 1987 high capacity East Lancs body on Scania K92 chassis: one of the last built to this flat-fronted style.

003 Lolyne run by Transdev Yellow Buses.

Lolyne run by Transdev Yellow Buses.

East Lancashire Coachbuilders Limited was a manufacturer of bus bodies and carriages founded in 1934 in BlackburnLancashireEngland.

In 1994 the company expanded in to new premises and commenced a programme of development that resulted in a range of single and double deck buses which was the primary source of income for the company.

On August 17, 2007 the company went into administration, but was saved and bought out by the Darwen Group the next day. It is thought that the problem was a direct consequence of changing to the Euro 4 chassis, with a shortage of Scania chassis being a factor.[1] After the purchase, the Darwen Group rebranded the company as Darwen East Lancs.

In 2008 Jamesstan Investments, an investment company controlled by the Darwen Group purchased another bus manufacturer Optare. Later, in June 2008, a reverse takeover was performed, with the Darwen name disappearing in favour of Optare’s. This brings East Lancs name into the Optare Group, now providing an expanded range of vehicles.

East Lancs has had many different styles of bodywork. They had a tradition of using misspelt product names which continues until the Esteem and Olympus series.Past

Older past bodies

037 Leyland East Lancs Greenway

Leyland East Lancs  Greenway

042a East Lancs EL2000 body on Dennis Dart.

East Lancs EL2000 body on Dennis Dart.

042 East Lancs Flyte body on Scania K112 chassis

East Lancs Flyte body on Scania K112 chassis

EL2000 predecessor to the Flyte

052  Scania N113  East Lancs Cityzen

 Cytizen ^ predecessor to

064 Scania OmniDekka

the OmniDekka ^

053 Volvo Olympian  East Lancs Pyoneer

Pyoneer ^ predecessor

054 East Lancs Lolyne

to the Lolyne ^

000 a 42 seat East Lancs Spryte body on its Dennis Dart

a 42 seat East Lancs Spryte body on its Dennis Dart chassis

Lolyne and Spryte series

In the early 1990s, East Lancs created a new style of bus body. Like most East Lancs buses, this body style didn’t have a definite name and was named by its chassis as follows:

Double-Decker

Lolyne for Dennis Trident

Vyking for Volvo B7TL

Lowlander for DAF/VDL DB250

Nordic for 3-axle Volvo B7L/B9TL

Single-Decker

Spryte for Dennis Dart and Volvo B6BLE chassis

Flyte for longer step-entrance and high-floor buses.

Myllennium series

000d

An Myllennium Vyking owned by Wilts & Dorset.

In 2001, a new body was launched. Again, the product didn’t have a definite name, it varied according to the chassis.

Double-Decker

058 East Lancs Myllennium Lolyne

Myllennium Lolyne for Dennis Trident

000e Millenium Vyking Transdev Yellow Buses

Myllennium Vyking Transdev Yellow Buses

060 East Lancs Myllennium Lowlander DAF

Myllennium Lowlander for DAF/VDL DB250LF

061 East Lancs Nordic-bodied Volvo B7L

Nordic for 3-axle Volvo B7L/Volvo B9TL

Single-Decker

Myllennium for DAF SB220MAN 14.220Scania N94UB and Alexander Dennis Dart

Hyline, a high-floor variant of the standard Myllennium single-decker body but used to re-body older chassis

Until bought by Darwen

The generation until East Lancs went into administration continues the tradition of misspelt names but each has a different name and does not vary on the chassis.

Scania series

000c

Scania OmniDekka in London, run by Transdev London.

000a A Reading Transport Olympus, an example bodied by Darwen Group

Reading Transport Olympus, an example bodied by Darwen Group

000b The first Olympus Delaine_Buses_141_AD56_DBL

The first Olympus built, run by Delaine Buses.

This series are the last surviving variants of the myllennium series. They are now part of their own series. These have the standard body but with Scania own front styling.

Single-Decker

OmniTown for Scania N94UB chassis

Double-Decker

OmniDekka for Scania N94UD/N230UD/N270UD chassis

Esteem and Olympus series

The Esteem was launched early in 2006. The Olympus was launched at the Euro Bus Expo 2006 and its lower dash is the same as the Esteem. The Visionaire launched in summer 2007 with Arriva’s Original London Sightseeing Tour.

Single-Decker

Esteem for Alexander Dennis Enviro200 DartMAN 12.240Scania N94UB and Alexander Dennis Enviro300 chassis

Double-Decker

Olympus for Alexander Dennis Enviro400VDL DB250Volvo B9TL and Scania N230UD chassis

Visionaire open-top body for Volvo B9TL chassis

Production of these buses continued under Darwen ownership.

Kinetec series

006 The only Kinetec+ built, run by Reading Buses.

The only Kinetec+ built, run by Reading Buses.

The Kinetec series was launched at the Euro Bus Expo 2006. They are designed as low-floor bodies for MAN chassis. They have the Esteem/Olympus body but with MAN’s own Lion’s City design front and rear.

EAST LANCS subsidiaries

British_City_Bus_logo

East_Lancs_Overseas_logo

NW_Bus_&_Coach_Repairs_logo

East Lancs also ran sub-divisions of the company, in addition to the production of buses:

British City Bus

East Lancs Overseas – The export of East Lancs buses

NW Bus & Coach Repairs – A bus and coach repairs business in the North West of England

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1939 Bristol L5G rebodied 1952 East Lancs B35R

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1946 Karrier W with modern East Lancs body

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1946 Karrier W with modern East Lancs body dating from 1957

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1946 Karrier W with modern East Lancs body

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1948 BUT 9641T East Lancs H67R at Victoria Park

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1948 BUT 9641T East Lancs H67R in Mill Lane

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1948 Sunbeam F4 with modern East Lancs Body

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1948 Sunbeam F4 with modern East Lancs Body

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1949 BUT 9641T East Lancs Bruce H67R Llandaff Fields terminus

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1949 BUT 9641T East Lancs H67R at Roath Park

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1949 BUT 9641T East Lancs H67R in St Mary Street

012

1949 Crossley DD42-7 Scottish Commercial L53R + 316 MUH316 1956 Guy Arab IV East Lancs H63R leaving Central Bus Station

013

1950 AEC Regal III East Lancs Edward J Busst

014

1950 Dennis Lance III East Lancs L51R and 345 SOU453 1958 Dennis Loline I East Lancs H68RD at Alton Station

015

1951 Leyland PD2-1 East Lancs FL53RD originally Ribble 1247 in Drummer Street

016

1953 East Lancs  UK

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1953 Guy Arab LUF East Lancs B41R Hindhead Garage

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1953 Leyland Royal Tiger PSU1-13 East Lancs B41F

019

1954 Daimler CVD6 East Lancs H56R in Stalybridge

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1955 BUT 9641T East Lancs H70R in Havelock Street

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1956 AEC 2D3RA East Lancs H63R Cardiff Central Bus Station

022

1957 Bradford 792 was an ex Darlington Karrier W of 1944 rebodied for Bradford by East Lancs in 1957

023

1958 Guy Arab IV East Lancs H63R

024

1959 ex-Darlington Karrier W(1945) carrying a new Double Deck East Lancs body dating from 1959

025

1959 Leyland Tiger Cub East Lancs Edward J Busst

026

1959 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1  1 East Lancs BxxF AndrewHA’s foto

027

1960 Dennis Loline II East Lancs H63F in Henley

028

1960 Guy Wulfrunian East Lancs H72F

029

1961 Dennis Loline II East Lancs H63F

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1963 East Lancs  UK

031

1963 ex-Mexborough & Swinton Sunbeam F4 dating from 1951 and carrying a modern East Lancs Body dating from 1963

032

1964 AEC Renown 3B3RA with East Lancs H72F body new in 1964

033

1964 Dennis Loline III East Lancs H68F

034

1966 East Lancs Leyland Malta

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1966 East Lancs UK

036

1967 Daimler Roadliner SRC6 East Lancs B45D Royal Parade

037

1967 Leyland PD2A-30 East Lancs H60R in Terminus Road

038

1968 Leyland Panther Cub East Lancs Edward J Busst

039

1969 East Lancs-bodied Leyland Titan

040

1969 Leyland Leopard East Lancs Edward J Busst

041

1970 Leyland Leopard East Lancs Edward J Busst

042

1972 East Lancs bodied Leyland Leopard, number 68 in the Rossendale Fleet

043

1972 Seddon Pennine RU East Lancs Edward J Busst

044

1973 Leyland Leopard East Lancs Edward J Busst

045

1975 East Lancs-bodied Bristol RESL

046

1976 Bristol RESL East Lancs Edward J Busst

047

1976 Bristol RESL East Lancs Edward J Busst

048

1979 Leyland Leopard East Lancs Edward J Busst

049

1981 East Lancs bodied Dennis Falcon HC’s Bryan A Smith

050

1982 East Lancs UK

051

1983 Dennis Falcon HC East Lancs Edwar J Busst

052

1984 East Lancs 1984-style double-deck body

053

1985 Leyland Olympian East Lancs Edward J Busst

054

1985 Volvo Citybus East Lancs Edward J Busst

055

1986 Leyland Olympian East Lancs Edward J Busst

056

1987 high capacity East Lancs body on Scania K92 chassis

057

1987 Leyland Olympian East Lancs Edward J Busst

060

1989 Leyland Tiger East Lancs 2000 Edward J Busst

061

1989 Scania N112DR East Lancs Edward J Busst

062

1991 East Lancs bodied Dennis Lances L706 HFU Bryan A Smith

063

1991 Leyland National East Lancs Greenway Edward J Busst

064

1991 Volvo B10M-55 East Lancs 2000 Edward J Busst

065

1992 Volvo B10M-50 East Lancs 2000 Edward J Busst

066

1994 Dennis Dart East Lancs 2000 Edward J Busst

067

1994 East Lancs EL2000 UK

068

1996 East Lancs Cityzen Kings Ferry Volvo B10

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1996 East Lancs Spryte UK

070

1996 Scania N113 East Lancs Cityzen Edward J Busst

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1996 Scania N113DRB East Lancs Edward J Busst

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1996 Scania N113DRB East Lancs Cityzen Edward J Busst

073

1997 Dennis Dart SLF East Lancs Spryte Edward J Busst

074

1997 East Lancs Lolyne UK

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1998 East Lancs Cityzen UK

076

2001  Dennis Trident East Lancs Thomas de Laine

077

2001 Dennis Falcon HC SDA442 . – East Lancs EL2000 B48F

078

2002 East Lancs Myllennium Spryte bodied Transbus Dart SLF 49

079

2002 Volvo B7TL East Lancs Myllennium Vyking Edward J Busst

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2002 Volvo B7TL East Lancs Myllennium Vyking Edward J Busst

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2003 Dennis Trident East Lancs Lolyne Edward J Busst

082

2003 East Lancs Vyking

083

2004 East Lancs OmniTown UK

084

2005 East Lancs Greenway Leyland National Greenway nearside

085

2006 East Lancs Nordic Weavaway Travel

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2007 East Lancs Esteem UK

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2007 EAST LANCS KINETIC MAN Reading Transport 501

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2007 East Lancs Myllennium UK

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2007 Scania East Lancs Edward J Busst

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2008 East Lancs Olympus UK

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2008 East Lancs Visionaire UK

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2008 Volvo B7RLE Optare Esteem (East Lancs) Edward J Busst

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2008 Volvo B9TL Optare Olympus (East lancs) Edward J Busst

094

AEC Regent III  East Lancs

095

Blue Bus East Lancs EL2000 bodied Leyland Leopard SCH 150 X

096

Bristol RESL6L  East Lancs

097

Dennis Dart East Lancs EL2000 N465TPR Yellow Buses on Route 18

098

EAST LANC COACHBUILDERS LTD

099

East Lancs bodied Bristol RESL6L Bryan A Smith

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East Lancs bodied Leyland Leopard with OK Travel Bryan A Smith.

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East Lancs bodied Leyland Leopard Bryan A Smith

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East Lancs bodied Leyland Tiger Cub Bryan A Smith

103

EAST LANCS Bus Drawing

104

Ex NCT 555 Leyland Atlantean East Lancs Sprint

105

First Leicester Dennis Falcon East Lancs

106

Leicester AEC Renown FJF 40D, East Lancs body

107

Leyland Leopard PSU3C  2R – East Lancs . B51F

108

Leyland Titan PD2  East Lancs POU 494

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Leyland Titan PD2A-24  East Lancs

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Wilson’s East Lancs bodied Bristol RESL OCW 454 P. Ian R Simpson.

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