VAN HOOL BELGIUM 1947 Bus and Coachbuilders

Van Hool
Type Private
Industry Automotive manufacture
Automotive engineering
Founded 1947
Headquarters Koningshooikt, Belgium
Key people Bernard Van Hool (founder)
Filip Van Hool (CEO)
Products Bus
Coach
semi-trailers
Subsidiaries Van Hool USA
Website vanhool.com

02Van Hool Astromega TD927 coach for the Oxford Tube

03Van Hool Alizée HE-II body on a ScaniaK113CRB coach for New Enterprise Coaches

04A British spec double deck Van Hool coach.

05A bi-articulated Van Hool AGG300

06Front view of AGG300.

07A Van Hool single articulated bus with North American specifications north of Toronto, Canada.

Van Hool NV is a Belgian family-owned coachbuilder and manufacturer of buses, coaches, trolleybuses, and trailers.

The company was founded in 1947 by Bernard Van Hool in Koningshooikt, near to Lier, Belgium. In the early years, the company introduced serial production and exported their products all over Europe. Since the mid-1980s, the company has also been active on the North American market, where it has become an important player.

On February 15, 1957, Van Hool signed a commercial agreement with Fiat; Van Hool would incorporate Fiat engines and other mechanical components (gearboxes, axles, steering) in its vehicles. It developed from a coachbuilder to a Belgian manufacturer of integral buses and coaches, known as Van Hool-Fiat. Alongside these activities, the company continued as a renowned coachbuilder, enabling further expansion.

The Van Hool-Fiat co-operation was immediately a great success: a year and a half after the agreement was signed, in August 1958, the 100th Van Hool-Fiat was delivered, and by July 1961, the figure had exceeded 500. The co-operation agreement with Fiat was terminated in 1981.

In 1990, Van Hool purchased the coachbuilding business of LAG Manufacturing and continued producing their EOS models for about ten years.

Most of the buses and coaches are built totally by Van Hool, with engines and axles sourced from Caterpillar, Cummins, DAF and MAN and gearboxes from ZF or Voith, with some of their production still consisting of building bus and coach bodies on separate bus chassis from manufacturers such as Volvo and Scania.

Worldwide, Van Hool employs 4,500 people and manufactures over 1,700 buses and coaches (bodyworks and complete vehicles combined) and 5,000 trailers each year. It sells an average of 600 coaches, annually, in the US.

Product range (Europe)

In Europe, Van Hool has the broadest range of coaches of all manufacturers on the market, though all designs share similar looks and are based on the same platform, the T9. The same philosophy is used on the transit bus range, the A-series. Many different versions are available, all sharing the same looks. In recent years, the company has been focussing on new propulsion technologies, introducing fuel-cell hybrid buses as well as diesel-electric hybrids.

Discontinued products

T8 series touring coach

The T8 platform was introduced in 1979. The body was based on the Alizee bodywork that had been launched the previous year. Over the course of several years, a large range of touring coaches were developed based on this platform, each distinguished by a number and a name, following a clear naming convention. For example, in ‘TD824 Astromega’:

  • T = Touringcar (touring coach)
  • D = Dubbeldek (double deck)
  • 8 = Part of the T8 series
  • 24 = theoretical maximum number of seat rows
  • Astromega = name of the double deck integrals

In 1991, an updated ‘T8 New Look’ was introduced. But this was called the T9 in its North American version. Production was ended in the late 1990s, following the introduction of the new (European) T9 platform.

A-series transit bus

In the 1980s, European countries started to move away from standard bus designs, leaving the design of transit buses to the manufacturers. Van Hool’s response was the development of the A-series transit buses. The first member, the A500, was introduced in 1985. A complete family would follow, again following a clear naming convention. For example, in ‘AG500’:

  • A = Autobus (transit bus)
  • G = Geleed (articulated)
  • 500 = height of the floor, in millimeters

Production of the A-series continued into the early 21st century, when it was replaced by the newA-series.

Current products

T9 series touring coaches

The new T9 series (not to be confused with the US T9 series, which corresponds with the European T8 New Look) was launched in 1995. It included a completely new body design, as well as many other improvements. The same philosophy as with the T8 was applied: one platform, many different versions. Also, the naming convention was retained. Over the years, many new variants have been developed, making the T9-series the most extensive series of motorcoaches available today. Different models (all available in at least 2 lengths, see ‘products’ below) include the Atlino and Atlon, so-called double earners, with different floor heights, the Alicron, Acron and Astron, standard touring coaches with different heights and thus different luggage space, the Altano, which has an underfloor cockpit, the Astronef, which features a sloping theatre-style floor, and the double deck Astromega.

Additionally, the T9 body is also available on chassis by Scania, Volvo and VDL, though only in Sweden and on the British Isles. These motorcoaches are referred to as Alizee (single deck) and Astrobel (double deck).

TX series touring coaches

08A Megabus Van Hool TDX27 Astromega at Buchanan Bus Station

At Busworld 2011 in Kortrijk, Belgium, Van Hool presented the successor to the T9 series. The new series is called TX.

newA series transit buses

In 2001, Van Hool introduced the newA series transit buses, replacing the A series. It featured a new body design and many other improvements. A complete family was developed, with different length and configurations.

ExquiCity BRT solution

In April 2011 Van Hool launched a new Multi Propulsion Platform called ExquiCity, aimed specifically at the BRT market. The bus has the styling and comfort of a tram, with the flexibility and cost of a bus. The ExquiCity was launched in two lengths, the single-articulated ExquiCity 18 and the double-articulated ExquiCity 24. Both are available as trolley buses, diesel-electric hybrids, fuel-cell hybrids or full-electric buses. First orders were placed by the Italian city of Parma (ExquiCity 18 trolley) and the French city of Metz (ExquiCity 24 diesel electric hybrid). A mock-up was presented at the UITP Congress in Dubai.

EX series touring coaches

09A Van Hool EX16M produced in Macedonia. Shown at the IAA 2014

At the Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung 2014 in Hanover, Germany, Van Hool presented a new series of touring coaches for the European market. This new line is called EX. It is produced in the Van Hool factory in Skopje, the capital of the Republic of Macedonia. Macedonia is considered to be alow-wage country where production costs are much lower than in Belgium.

Product range (North America)

Due to American Federal Safety requirements and other unique factors, only highway touring coaches were introduced in the US initially. Transit coaches by Van Hool were not introduced until 2002. Currently, Van Hool has four separate product lines for sale: the T21-series deluxe touring coaches, the C20-series touring coaches, the

Van Hool TD925 double-decker coach a Van Hool TD925 double-decker coach

Van Hool TD925 double-decker coach

TD925 double-decker coach, and the A-series transit buses. Van Hool’s exclusive dealer in the US is ABC Companies.

Discontinued products

T8 series touring coach

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The T815 was first introduced to the US market in 1987. Later subsequent models are collectively known as the T8 series. The earliest use Cummins L10 diesels. Later versions use Cummins M11 diesels.

It was available as 30, 40 and 45 foot length versions.

T9 series touring coach

T9 series are almost identical to the T8 series visually, and are largely identical mechanically as well, except for incremental updates. T9 series upgraded the suspension airbags to larger heavy-duty versions, as well as upgraded front axle to disc brakes instead of drum brakes. However, many of the earliest T9’s indeed lack these upgrades. What’s even more interesting, Van Hool’s VIN consider T8 and T9 to be the same family.

1997 Van Hool T945

1997 Van Hool T945

It was available as 40-foot (T940) or extended 45-foot (T945) versions.

Current products

T21 series luxury touring coach

Introduced in 1996 and based on the European T9 platform, the T21 series features an updated stream-line design and more engine choices. Whereas T8 and T9 series are almost exclusively powered by Cummins diesel engines, T21 are available with Cummins M11 plus engine, Detroit Diesel series 60 engine, or the latest Caterpillar C13 ACERT “clean diesel” engine. Most recent versions simplified the windshield into 2 panes only, replaced headlight assemblies with individual projector lamps, and consolidated the driver console.

Van Hool T2145 at Harbor and Katella in Anaheim

Van Hool T2145 at Harbor and Katella in Anaheim © Andrew Novak

Available as 40-foot (T2140) or extended 45-foot (T2145) versions.

C20 series touring coach

Introduced as a lower-cost coach intended for long-line duty, the C20 series, with similar European looks to the T21 series, was introduced in 2000 to the US market. C20 is available with Cummins ISX12 or Detroit Diesel DD13 engine. Previous generations could also be equipped with Cummins M11 plus, Detroit Diesel series 60 and Caterpillar C13 engine. Both Allison B500 automatic and ZF AS Tronic automated gearboxes are available.

Greyhound operates a fleet of C2045s along with its MCI buses in Michigan.

SD956 Megabus Van Hool C2045E

SD956 Megabus Van Hool C2045E

Available as extended 45-foot (C2045) version only. Current model is C2045E.

A3 transit bus series

10An AC Transit 30-foot Van Hool A300K bus

The popularity of A3 series in Europe led Van Hool and ABC to partner with AC Transit (Alameda and Contra Costa counties, California) to demo the A3 series as a future transit alternative in 2002. The A330 and AG300 low floor transit coaches formally entered service in AC transit fleet in June 2003. AC Transit now has over 330 Van Hool buses either in its fleet or on order as of August 2009.

Van Hool is building 16 hydrogen fuel cell buses for the USA at present (August 2009). These buses are powered by fuel cells from UTC Power and lithium batteries from EnerDell. Twelve of the buses are being purchased by AC Transit and four by CT Transit of Hartford Connecticut. This project is unusual in that the buses have been designed from the ground up as fuel cell buses and are designed, built, and integrated by a single manufacturer.

Van Hool AG 300 - CTS - Strasbourg

Van Hool AG 300 – CTS – Strasbourg

The AG300 is an articulated 60-foot bus, while the A330 is a 40-foot bus.

In 2008, AC Transit took delivery of a fleet of new model A300L forty-foot buses. These buses are unique in the US market as they have their engines mounted in the wheelbase which makes their ride quality extremely stable and smooth. The new layout capitalizes on basic architectural design of the A300L’s earlier released little brother the 30-foot A300K (K stands for kort, “short” in Dutch and L for lang, “long”). A recent survey of AC Transit riders overwhelmingly approves of the design and quality of the new buses.

Salt Lake City (Utah Transit Authority) has purchased ten A300L 40-foot buses for its MAX Bus Rapid Transit system. These buses differ from AC Transit’s A300Ls as they have three doors and are equipped for cold weather and high altitude operations. They have also recently placed an order for four more because of overwhelmingly positive support of the first 10 buses and the “MAX” BRT service they operate.

York Region Transit (north of Toronto, Ontario) uses the A330 and AG300 buses on its Viva routes, though the A330 buses are being transferred to the conventional YRT service as more Nova LFX buses arrive for the Viva services. The Reseau de transport de Longueuil (south of Montreal, Quebec) also uses the AG300 buses, and was the first to use Van Hool transit buses in North America (AG700) in 1989.

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Van Hool AG 700 Divia 707

Washington, D.C.‘s Circulator uses the A330 buses. These 29 buses were purchased from AC Transit in 2005. In addition to the A330 models, the Circulator now uses the new A300K buses, which first went into service in April 2009. The Circulator recently took delivery of 14 A300K, 31-foot buses to build out its route structure. The A300K was chosen because of its unique ability to do the work of forty-foot buses for nearly all operations in the smaller envelope and with the smaller engine of a midi bus.

FirstTransit took delivery of 12 A300Ls and 4 AG300s in early 2009, for use on the University of Minnesota Campus Connector.

Baltimore, Maryland‘s Charm City Circulator have recently ordered and since put 5 A300Ls into service early 2011. The A300L was a supplement order to their already existing but rehabbing Designline buses.

2009 Van Hool A300L

Van Hool A300L

TD925 Astromega double-deck touring motorcoach

The TD925 Astromega is a closed-top US-spec double decker motorcoach that is a variant of the TD925 Astromega coach available in Europe.

Products

11A Van Hool TD925 bus in New York City

12A Van Hool C2045-L in New York

13Van Hool T916 Astronef

Transit buses

Europe
  • A308 midibus, full low floor, with side-mounted engine. Also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • A309 midibus, low entry (low floor up to the second door). Also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • A320 standard bus (out of production)
  • A300 standard bus, full low floor, with side-mounted engine. Also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • A300 CNG standard bus
  • A360 standard bus, low entry. Also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • A330 standard bus, full low floor, engine placed horizontally in the back. Also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • A330 CNG standard bus
  • AG300 articulated bus, also available as diesel-electric hybrid
  • AGG300 bi-articulated bus
  • A330T trolleybus
  • AG300T articulated trolleybus
  • AG300 CNG articulated bus
  • ExquiCity 18 articulated BRT bus (diesel electric hybrid, trolley, fuel cell or electric)
  • ExquiCity 24 bi-articulated BRT bus (diesel electric hybrid, trolley, fuel cell or electric)
  • A308E Electric bus
North America
  • newA300K 30 ft bus, shortened A300L
  • newA300L 40 ft full low floor bus, side-mounted midship engine
  • newA330 40 ft full low floor bus, side-mounted rear engine
  • newAG300 60 ft articulated full low floor bus, side-mounted midship engine

Touring coaches

Europe

  • T915 Atlon

2014 Van Hool T916 Atlon

Van Hool T916 Atlon

  • T916 Atlon
  • TX11 Alicron

Van Hool TX15 Acron

Van Hool TX15 Acron

  • TX15 Alicron
  • TX16 Alicron
  • TX15 Acron

2014 Van Hool TX 17 Acron

2014 Van Hool TX 17 Acron © bertiewillemsen

  • TX16 Acron
  • TX17 Acron
  • TX18 Acron

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  • TX17 Astron

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Van Hool TX17 Astronef

  • TX15 Astronef

Van Hool TX 16 Astronef

Van Hool TX 16 Astronef TX16 Astronef

  • TX17 Astronef
  • TX17 Altano

Van Hool TX18 Altano

Van Hool TX18 Altano TX18 Altano

  • TX19 Altano

14A Van Hool EX15H available 2015

  • TDX20 Altano
  • TDX21 Altano

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Van Hool TDXAltanoScania01a

  • TDX25 Astromega

Van Hool TDX27 AstromegaTDX27 Astromega

  • EX15H (Available 2015)

2015 Van Hool EX 16M

2015-van-hool-ex-16m EX16M (Available 2015)

  • EX17H (Available 2015)
North America

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2011 Van Hool TD 925 Astromega

Van Hool TD 925 Astromega TD925 Astromega USA

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Van Hool A330FC waterstofbus in Connexxion-uitvoering.

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1945 Van Hool Stokvogel

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1946 Van Hool Commer-Chassis

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1946 Van Hool Dodge-Chassis

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1948 Van Hool Ideal Car

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1948 Van Hool Modelnr 4

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1949 Van Hool Latil

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1950 DAF Autobus met van Hool opbouw

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1952 Van Hool-52-Ehad-schuurvondst

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1957 Daf, B1500DL580 Van Hool

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1958 DAF Van Hool Carr

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1959 Van Hool De Voecht

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1960 VAN HOOL 300Y 1960 VAN HOOL 440-1

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1960 VAN HOOL 440-serie

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1960 VAN HOOL LEYLAND A98DARV1

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1962 Leyland - Van Hool - VAD 7319

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1963 VAN HOOL FIAT 420HA-St2-1

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1963-69 VAN HOOL FIAT 314

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1964 VAN HOOL FIAT 420HA St2-2

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1964 VAN HOOL FIAT 420HA5220-St2

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1965-68 VAN HOOL FIAT 625N

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1966 Van Hool Carey NY

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1967 Van Hool - Carey Production Model VHC 1 The Intercontinental

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1967 VAN HOOL 420-HA St 2

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1967 Van Hool LTM 7

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1968 DAF SB1600 DS 605 DAF carr Van Hool

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1968 Van Hool Berg 4-lks NL

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1969 FIAT 625N1P FIAT 72pk carr Van Hool nr 19

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1969 VAN HOOL FIAT 420 HAU-St9

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1970 DAF TB160 DAF DD530 carr Van Hool nr 157

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1970-73 VAN HOOL FIAT 625

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1972 VAN HOOL FIAT 409 AU9

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1972 Van Hool-Fiat 409 zeventiger jaren

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1973 Barreiros 6000 (Van Hool)

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1973 SCANIA BR145+Van Hool (2)

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1973 SCANIA BR145+Van Hool

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1973-77 VAN HOOL FIAT 300

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1974 SCANIA BR86+BR145 van hool

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1974 VAN HOOL FIAT 314-3

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1975 VAN HOOL AU115X

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1975 VAN HOOL AUTOBUS

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1975 VAN HOOL DAF AU115X

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1975-76 Van Hool-Fiat 409AU95

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1976 VAN HOOL 440-serie

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1976 Van Hool A124  Litouwen

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1977 VAN HOOL AUTOBUS

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1978 VAN HOOL A120.

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1978 VAN HOOL ALIZËE  T815

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1978 VAN HOOL MAN A120

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1978-84 VAN HOOL ALIZEE

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1979 VAN HOOL Alizée

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1979 VAN HOOL BUS CAR

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1979 VAN HOOL Elizee B7CF

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1979 VAN HOOL KLIMAAT SYSTEMEN

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1979 VAN HOOL TYPE 750 1979 VAN HOOL TYPE 760 1979 VAN HOOL TYPE S315 1979 VAN HOOL TYPE T815 1980 VAN HOOL 70F 1980 VAN HOOL 90F 1980 VAN HOOL 310 on VOLVO B10M 1980 VAN HOOL 760 BODY 1980 VAN HOOL AP1130+1132+1137

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1980 VAN HOOL AU138

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1980 VAN HOOL CITY-BUS 160 1980 VAN HOOL T815 ACRON (GB) 1980 VAN HOOL T815 ACRON MAN 1980 VAN HOOL T815 ACRON NEW 1980 VAN HOOL T815 ALICRON 1980 VAN HOOL T815Al+Acr+TG821 1980 VAN HOOL T818 ASTRON 1980 VAN HOOL TG821 ALLIGATOR 1980 VAN HOOL TRAFIK 210 VOLVO 1981 VAN HOOL A120 (2) 1981 VAN HOOL A120 1981 VAN HOOL A120P 1981 VAN HOOL AU138 1981 VAN HOOL AU138-A120-AG280 1981 VAN HOOL NICE 1981 VAN HOOL RALLY BRIGHTON 1982 Van Hool Alizee T815 Litouwen

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1982 VAN HOOL GAMMA 1982 VAN HOOL TD824 ASTROMEGA (NL) 1982 Van Hool Volvo Litouwen

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1983 VAN HOOL INFO T815H Busworld 1983 VAN HOOL TD824 ASTROMEGA (B) 1985 VAN HOOL AG280-2.

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1985 VAN HOOL INFO  nr27 1985 VAN HOOL MAN AG280-2

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1986 VAN HOOL ALTANO T816 1986 VAN HOOL T800 SERIE VIP

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1986 VAN HOOL T815CL 1987 VAN HOOL ALIZEE

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1987 VAN HOOL ASTRONEGA TD824 1988 VAN HOOL ACRON T815 1989 VAN HOOL A508 MIDI 1989 VAN HOOL AG700

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1990 VAN HOOL A500 tot AG700

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1990 Van Hool Astrobel Estland

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1990 VAN HOOL T815 ACRON 1991 VAN HOOL A500.

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1991 VAN HOOL A600

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1992 Arke Van Hool T815 Acron

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1992 VAN HOOL AG300

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1992 VAN HOOL T815 ALICRON RAI

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1993 VAN HOOL A300.

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1994 VAN HOOL A360

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1994 VAN HOOL Immage RAI

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1994 VAN HOOL T8 'New Look' RAI

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1994-98 VAN HOOL A308.

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1996 VAN HOOL A300-serie RAI

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1996 VAN HOOL T9 ACRON (RAI  CAR03-0703)

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1997 VAN HOOL A300-serie Busworld

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1997 VAN HOOL A320

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1997 VAN HOOL A330 GNV

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1997 Van Hool Alizee UK

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1997 VAN HOOL EOS-serie Busworld

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1997 VAN HOOL T9 ACRON

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1997 VAN HOOL T9 Busworld (2)

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1997 VAN HOOL T915 ACRON-1 Busworld

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1997 VAN HOOL T915 ALICRON

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1997 VAN HOOL T917 Acron

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1997 VAN HOOL T924 ASTROMEGA Busworld

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1997 Van Hool T945

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1998 Van Hool A 300 ( Wagen 60 is ook leswagen )

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1998 Van Hool Italia Kleinbus

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1998 VAN HOOL TD924 ASTROMEGA

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2002 ABC Bus Van Hool 45-foot demonstrator coach 1999 Van Hool 945 Motor Coach Bus 1999 Van Hool T945

1999 Volvo Vanhool Astrabel tri-axle coach

2000 Van Hool 872 Riga

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2000 Van Hool T9450-283

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2000 Van-Hool-Bus in München

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2001 Van Hool bkv-lov868-mt

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2001 Van Hool C2045-L

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1999 Volvo Vanhool Astrabel tri-axle coach

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2002 ABC Bus Van Hool 45-foot demonstrator coach

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2003 Van Hool C2000 capital Trailways of Alabama

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2004 VAN HOOL AGG300

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2004 Van Hool AGG300-Doppelgelenkbus-ASEAG-195

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2005 VAN HOOL Libdem battle bus

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2007 Van Hool Astromega Ned

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2008 Van Hool Altano TD921 UK

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2009 Van Hool A300L

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2009 Van Hool Alizee T9 London

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MCW (Metro Cammell Weymann) Buses + Metrobus

Metro Cammell Weymann03Travel West Midlands MkII Metrobuses seen in Dudley.

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3-axle Metro Cammell WeymannSuper Metrobus (11 m) owned byKowloon Motor Bus in Hong Kong.
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A double deck Metroliner 400GT with Yorkshire Traction, with a Megabusvehicle behind it

Metro Cammell Weymann (MCW) was once a major player in transportation manufacturing in the UK and Europe. It was formed in 1932 by Weymann Motor Bodies Ltd and Metro Cammell‘s bus bodybuilding division to produce bus bodies.

MCW bus bodies were built in Metro-Cammell’s and Weymann’s factories until 1966 when Weymann’s factory in Addlestone was closed (the Metro-Cammell and Weymann brand names were dropped in the same year). From 1977 MCW also built bus chassis.

In 1989 the Laird group decided to sell its bus and rail divisions. No buyer for the complete group could be found so each product was sold separately. The Metrorider was bought by Optare who relaunched it as the MetroRider; the Metrobus design was bought by DAF(chassis) and Optare (body), who jointly reworked it into the Optare Spectra. The Metroliner design was acquired by Optare though not pursued. The Metrocab was bought by Reliant. Metro-Cammell’s rail division and the Washwood Heath factory went to GEC Alsthom (now Alstom)

Bodies

  • London Transport RLH
  • Orion series
  • London Transport’s DMS body built in partnership with Park Royal throughout the 1970s.
  • West Midland PTE’s standard bus body in the 1970s on both the Daimler/Leyland Fleetline (again built in partnership with Park Royal) and theBristol VR.
  • A generic double deck body range built in the 1970s on Leyland Atlantean and Daimler Fleetline chassis with notable customers being Liverpool Corporation and Tyne & Wear PTE.

Chassis/Complete buses

  • Metroliner – single and double deck coach
    • Metroliner – Semi-integral 4.23 m high double deck coach
    • Metroliner 400GT – integral 4 m high double deck coach
    • Metroliner – Semi-integral 3.2 m high single deck coach
    • Metro Hiliner – Integral 3.4 m high single deck coach

Others

MCW Metrobus

MCW Metrobus
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Preserved West Midlands Passenger Transport Executive MCW Metrobus Mk1 in May 2013
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Arriva Buses Wales Metrobus Lower Saloon Interior
Overview
Manufacturer Metro Cammell Weymann
Body and chassis
Doors 1 to 3
Floor type Step entrance
Powertrain
Engine Gardner 6LXB Gardner 6LXCT Gardner 6LXDT Rolls-Royce Eagle 220 Mk III Cummins LT10 Cummins LTA10-B282
Transmission Voith DIWA851 Voith DIWA851.2 Voith DIWA854 Voith DIWA864G Maxwell
Dimensions
Length 9.7m, 11.0m, 11.3m or 12.0m
Width 2.5m

The MCW Metrobus is a double decker bus model manufactured by Metro Cammell Weymann (MCW) between 1977 and 1989, with over 4,000 examples built. The original MkI model was superseded by the MkII model (which had a symmetrical windscreen) in 1981, although production of the original MkI continued for London Transport until 1985. The Metrobus was conceived as an integral product manufactured completely by MCW, but Alexander and Northern Counties also bodied some examples.

MCW planned to produce a single deck version but this was not to come into production.

United Kingdom

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Travel West Midlands Metrobuses Mk11s in Dudley in April 2006
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Preserved Northern General Transport Company Metrobus MkII in May 2009

In the United Kingdom, the Metrobus was mainly used in the metropolitan areas, especially London and the West Midlands.

London

London Transport purchased 1,440 MkI examples between 1978 and 1985, numbering them M1 to M1440. Two MkII prototypes were delivered to London Transport as M1441 and M1442 in 1984, but there were no further orders. In 1987 and 1988, 14 secondhand Metrobuses were purchased from Greater Manchester PTEWest Yorkshire PTE and Busways. London Transport’s low-cost subsidiary Harrow Buses leased 29 new MkII Metrobuses in 1987, but had to return them to their lessor three years later. London Transport’s Metrobuses were the mainstay of the double decker fleet between 1987 and privatisation in 1994, when most of them passed to seven of the new operators.

MTL bought the London Northern company, with a host of Metrobuses. It acquired more when it took over London Suburban Buses, and including some ex-London examples from its Merseyside operation. Garages were at North Acton, Holloway and Potters Bar. Metroline Northern perations in London dwindled during 2002, with Ms replaced by low-floor buses on most routes. Some clung through 2003 on as deputising on the AEC Routemaster routes, but operation on TfL services ceased in March 2004. Potters Bar was the last outpost, where a handful remained on other services until May 2005; where the Volvo Olympians took over.

London General reached the end with Metrobuses in normal service in February 2003, when Stockwell’s last were withdrawn. This still left a couple for special purposes (M1440 at Sutton and the “spotted cow” liveried M1435). There was still a crowd of white-blouse and grey-skirt training buses too, which were mainly moved out from their comfy homes to the Plough Lane open-air space, to make room for the new larger fleet of low-floor WVLs. There is an open-top MCW Metrobus for use by hire in London General; it was also replaced by the withdrawn NVs that left route 74 with a lurch.

First CentrewestFirst Capital and London United also reached the end with Metrobuses in normal service in 2003.

Arriva London also continued using Metrobuses until these were finally displaced in 2002/03.

Some of the MCW Metrobuses were converted to open-top for use by The Original Tour, which is classed as MB class. These were withdrawn by December 2007, replaced by modernised buses. London Pride Sightseeing also has MCW Metrobuses, but these were sold to Ensignbus.

By 2014, there were no MCW Metrobuses licensed for use in London.

West Midlands

Main article: West Midlands Metrobus

The West Midlands PTE and its successor, West Midlands Travel, also purchased significant numbers of Metrobuses (over 1,100), both MkI and MkII examples. These included five prototype vehicles (allocated to Washwood Heath depot near the MCW factory so they could see the vehicles performance in service) and 50 dual-purpose Metrobuses with high-back seats, purchased in 1986. Many of these buses were converted to normal seated buses and continued in service until November 2008. They were mainly used on limited-stop services. Fourteen guided buses were delivered for route 65 (branded Tracline 65), which was the first guided bus system in UK, although the experiment only lasted a couple of years. All of the 14 guided buses were converted for conventional use.

In early 1995 Marshall Bus of Cambridge were contracted to overhaul all of West Midland Travel’s Metrobus fleet. This was the largest used bus overhaul programme in Europe at the time and Marshalls set up a dedicated business division and staff to handle it. Many unavailable parts had to be sourced and made to original patterns by the Marshall procurement team. A production line was established in one of Marshall’s aircraft hangars and anything up to 30 Metrobuses could be found in work at some stage along the line. Duration of refurbishment of each bus was usually 2-3 per week. No powerline items were included with the result that original engines were simply put back in the overhauled buses as they were. This had the effect that as the vehicles were driven from the West Midlands to Marshalls at Cambridge and driven back once completed, they frequently broke down. Over 600 mainly MkII metrobuses were overhauled and the contract ended abruptly in 1999 due to lack of confidence in Marshall Bus over delays with WMT orders for their new single deck buses. As a result of the unique experience gained by Marshall Bus on the Metrobus programme, they won a similar contract to overhaul Transport for London AEC Routemasters starting in 1999.

The last public service ran the 1 service from Birmingham Town Hall to Acocks Green Village, arriving back at Acocks Green Garage at 15:25 on 24 July 2010 and was bus 2903 C903FON. A Metrobus Farewell event was held at Acocks Green on that day and all three of the last Metrobuses were operated, these were 2832, 2903 & 2988 (B832AOP, C903FON & E988VUK). All cash fares taken on the day were donated to Cancer Research UK.

The Green Bus still operate various former Harrow Buses MkII and former National Express West Midlands Mk-IIA Metrobuses on both school services and commercial services.

South Yorkshire

South Yorkshire Passenger Transport Executive (SYPTE) purchased over 100 examples between 1981 and 1985. The SYPTE standard fully sprung seats were fitted along with 20 MkIIs having coach seats for express work. The vehicles were noted for quick acceleration although had distinctive engine noise and were rust prone around the engine bay.

The Metrobus also found sales to National Bus Company companies prior to privatisation, Maidstone & District Motor Services and Northern General Transport Company purchased significant numbers.

Hong Kong

Early introductions

In Hong Kong, the China Motor Bus (CMB) introduced 12 Metrobuses (MC1-MC12) in 1978 for its luxury coach services (which covered the routes between Repulse BayStanley and theCentral District). Within a year, MCW produced an 11-metre 2-axle version of Metrobus. Only 40 were produced all for CMB as MB1-MB40 in 1978/79. The MB class were allocated mostly on express and cross-harbour services. Both batches of CMB Metrobuses had MkI bodies.

1980s

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Preserved China Motor BusMetrobus MkII ML1 in George Street, Sydney in January 2007
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Kowloon Motor Bus 3-axle MCW Metrobus MkII (11m)

In 1981, MCW produced prototypes of 3-axle, 12-metre long “Super-Metrobuses”. Two were purchased by CMB as ML1-ML2 and three by Kowloon Motor Bus as M1-M3, later renumbered 3M1-3M3. All were bodied with MCW MkII bodies. CMB purchased a further 82 (ML3-84) between 1983 and 1988, while KMB purchased 80 2-axle Metrobuses (M1-M80, with MkII bodies) between 1983 and 1985.

While KMB was not interested in the 12-metre version Super-Metrobuses, they did express their interest in an 11-metre 3-axle version (the CMB 11-metre version Metrobuses were 2-axle) with 254 11-metre 3-axle Metrobuses (S3M1-254) purchased between 1986 and 1989. Fifty of these buses were fitted with Cummins engines, and another one (later numbered S3M145) was originally fitted with a prototype air-conditioner, but this proved unreliable and was subsequently removed.

Between 1987 and 1989, Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) also purchased 59 2-axle Metrobuses for their feeder bus services. 39 of them (101-139) were brand new with MkII bodies, while another 20 (140-159) were second-hand buses purchased from South Yorkshire PTE) with MkI bodies.

Argos Bus purchased 6 Metrobuses for their non-franchised routes and private hire services between 1988 and 1989. They were from the same batch as those bought second-hand by KCRC.

KMB purchased eight further 2-axle Metrobuses (M81-M88) in 1989. These buses were fitted with Cummins LTA10-B282 (282 hp) engines and Voith D864G 4-speed gearbox, and were used on the hilly KMB Route 51 (between Tsuen Wan and Kam Tin, climbing Tai Mo Shan along its way). Later KMB fitted some of its older Metrobuses with Cummins engines, in order to avoid excess damage to buses running the hilly route.

Withdrawal

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The Original Tour MCW Super Metrobus 12m MkII in London in June 2011

The MkI second-hand Metrobuses were the first to be withdrawn, and all of them have now been scrapped. Many of the KCRC ones were loaned to Citybus for few years before final withdrawal.

CMB removed its MC-class Metrobuses from the luxury routes after introducing Dennis Darts for the service in 1991, preserving the seating layout. These Metrobuses were allocated to non-luxury routes in the Southern District, Hong Kong, as well as route 13 serving the “Mid-levels“. Although CMB was the first to introduce Metrobuses, it withdrew only 3 of them (all were accident victims) before the end of its franchise in August 1998. Its earliest Metrobuses were 20 years old at that time. New World First Bus purchased all the remaining CMB Metrobuses and Super-Metrobuses when it took over most of the CMB routes, and converted 3 MC-class Metrobuses to training buses. In 2000, the last of the MCW Metrobuses were de-registered, briefly exported to The Original TourBig Bus Company or Australia. Some of the MCW Metrobuses were brought back to The Original Tour in the year 2006. As of 2013, the last of the examples from United Kingdom were withdrawn. For Australia, there is a bunch of space for preserved buses from Hong Kong.

KMB allocated its 3 Super-Metrobuses to the New Territories for many years. For example, they were serving on route 61A (which connected Tuen Mun and Yuen Long new towns) right before the KCR Light Rail took over the services. After that, they were seen on route 36A (which connected a public housing estate in Kwai Chung to a ferry pier) until the route’s decline in the mid-1990s. They spent a few further years as spare buses before being withdrawn from passenger service in 1996 and converted to training buses. They were finally sold and scrapped in 2001.

KMB started to withdraw its 2-axle Metrobuses in 1997. Some of them had their chassis damaged due to the fatigue caused during their service on the Tai Mo Shan KMB Route 51, which climbed to the highest altitude achievable by buses in Hong Kong. These were withdrawn by 2003. The 11-metre 3-axle Metrobuses in KMB were not withdrawn until summer 2002.

KCRC also started to withdraw their Mark II Metrobuses in the early 2000s. The last 2-axle Metrobus in Hong Kong (KCRC 134) was withdrawn in October 2005.

The last Metrobus in Hong Kong (KMB fleet number S3M233, license no. EH8559) ceased operation on 8 May 2007. As of mid-2011, no more Metrobuses were licensed and in use in Hong Kong.

End of production

Production of the Metrobus ceased in 1989 with the financial collapse of MCW. The last Metrobus built was West Midlands Travel 3121, it had a message from the builders stating that it was the last one built by MCW and signed by the staff on the inside of the roof.

The Metrobus design was purchased by Optare in 1990, which had recently joined the United Bus group with DAF Bus. Despite owning design and production rights, the two companies heavily reworked the design to produce a new vehicle, the DAF DB250 based Optare Spectra, which was launched in 1991 and ceased production in late 2005.

1935 AEC Regent new to Leeds as number 161 with an MCCW H30-26R body 1936 AEC 664T with Metro-Cammell H40-30R body 1936 Midland Red FEDD 1742, BHA303 with an MCCW H30-26F body 1936 Trent FEDD carries an MCCW body 1936 Trolley met MCW body lt260a 1936 Trolleybus met MCW body 1936. A BMMO FEDD with MCCW body 1937 Daimler COG5 with Metro-Cammell H30-24R 1938 London H1 class Trolleybus 796, ELB796, one of 160 in the class MCCW 1938 London Transport 898, ELB898, an H1 MCCW 1939 Birmingham City Transport M.C.C.W. bodied Daimler COG5 1939 Leyland TD6c with an M.C.C.W. H28-24R body 1940 AEC Renown with MCCW H32-32R body 1940 Daimler COG5 - Metro Cammell H28-26R 1940 Daimler COG5 4266, GNC61, with Metro Cammell H28-26R 1944 Metro Cammell-Crossley H28 26R body 1946 Birch Bros K183, HLY483 was a Leyland PD1 with a Birch L28-25F body. It was rebodied in 1956 with an MCCW H30-26R body 1946 Leyland PD1 with an M.C.C.W. H30-26R body 1946-7 of ten Leyland PD1s with Birch L28-25F bodies. Seven of them received new MCCW H30-26R bodies in 1956-7 1947 Leyland PD1-3 with a Metro Cammell H32-26R body 1948 BUT 9641T with Metro-Cammell body H40-30R body 1948 Guy Arab III with an MCW 35 seat body 1948 Guy Arab III with MCW 35 seat rear entrance body 1948 Leyland PD1 with MCCW H28-26R body 1948 London Transport 1768, HYM768, a 1948 BUT 964T161 with MCW bodywork 1949 Daimler CVG6, one of eighty-seven with Metro-Cammell H30-24R body 1949 Leyland Comet Truck Tiger MCW Olympic Bus Brochure wq669-O1XU5S 1949 Leyland PD1-3 with Metro-Cammell H33-26R body 1950 B.M.M.O. S12 with a Metro-Cammell B44F body 1950 BMMO S6 Midland Red MCW Bus Photo wk2595-HPYEB3a 1950 BMMO-MCW S10 1950 Bristol K6G had not been bodied until July 1952 fitted with a 1940 Metro Cammell FH32-28R body ex-Birmingham trolleybus 83. 1950 Daimler CVG5 156, FEA156 with a Metro-Cammell B35R body 1950 Guy Arab IV with a Metro Cammell body 1950 Leyland Birmingham Tiger with MCW body 1950 Leyland Olympic that was delivered to King Alfred Motor Services in Winchester 1950 1951 A.E.C. 9821LT Regal IV with a Metro-Cammell B39F body 1951 BUT 9641T with Metro-Cammell body H40-30R body 1951 Daimler CVG6 FRJ511, ex Salford City Transport, with a Metro-Cammell body 1951 King Alfred's Leyland MCCW Olympic 1951 Leyland PD2-1 with Metro Cammell H30-26R body 1951 Leyland Titan PD2-1 with Metro-Cammell H30-26R bodywork 1951 Leyland Titan PD2-3 with MCW bodywork. 1951 Two Newcastle But trolleys Metro-Cammell body H40-30R body 1952 A.E.C. 9821LT Regal IV with a Metro-Cammell B39F body 1953 A.E.C. 9821LT Regal IV with a Metro-Cammell B39F body 1953 Metro-Cammell H30-25R bodied Guy Arab IV 1954 AEC MCW Aurora Double Decker Bus Brochure Weymann wp4815-PKC3G8 1954 Daimler CVG6K - Metro Cammell H32-28R 1954 Edinburgh Corporation Transport - line up of new Leyland Titan PD2-20 buses, with MCW bodywork, 1954 1954 Leyland MCW Arcadian Worldmaster Bus Brochure wk8694-9E49QB 1954 Leyland MCW Olympian Transit Bus Brochure & Specs wk3586-ZLNAZP 1954 Leyland PD2-12 with an MCW body 1954 Leyland PD2-20 with Metro-Cammell H33-29R body 1954 Leyland Titan PD2-20 LFS454 with a Metro-cammell Orion body 1954 MCW Jason Leyland Bus Brochure wj8672-EWMNN1 1954 Metro Cammell H37-26RD body. It was a B.M.M.O. D7 1954 Paul Street bus station circa 1960 Left is a 1958 Leyland PD2-40 chassis and MCW body at the old Paul Street bus station 1955 Leyland Atlantean and was a PDR1 model with Metro Cammell H37-24RD bodywork 1955 Leyland Titan PD2-13 with Metro-Cammell H33-28RD body 1955 Leyland Titan PD2-20 built in 1955 with Metro-Cammell H34-29R bodywork 1956 158343437 metropolitan-cammell-weyman-mcw-bus-coach-body-sales- 1956 A E C Regent V MD3RV with Metro-Cammell bodywork. 1956 AEC Reliance with an MCW B44F body 1956 Leyland Titan PD2 with Metro-Cammell H63R body 1956 Leyland Titan PD2-12 with Metro-Cammell H33-28R bodywork 1956 Leyland Titan PD2-12 with Metro-Cammell Orion H36-30R body 1957 cibeles1957vh5 1957 Leyland Titan PD2-12 with MCW body KCH101, of 1957 alongside former Edinburgh Leyland Titan PD2-20 also with MCW body, LFS466. 1957 Leyland Titan PD2-20 MCW Orion H34-29R new in 1957 1957 Leyland Titan PD2-20 with an MCW Orion body 1957 Leyland Titan PD3-4 with Metro-Cammell H31-35F body 1958 670121pq1pz3 1958 cascorro1958sl9 1958 Daimler CVG6 with Metro-Cammell H33-27R body 1958 Leyland Titan PD3-4 with Metro-Cammell H41-32R bodywork. 1958 Leyland Titan PD3-4 with Metro-Cammell Orion H41-32R bodywork 1959 AEC Regent V 2LD3RA built in 1959 with Metro-Cammell H39-31F bodywork 1959 Leyland Atlanteans delivered to Ribble. Delivered in November 1959 it had an M.C.C.W. H44-34F body 1959 Leyland Atlanteans with Metro-Cammell H78F bodies 1959 Leyland Titan PD3-1 with Metro Cammell H40-32F body 1960 AEC Regent V with an MCW body 1960 AEC Regent V with MCCW H40-32F body 1960 Birch Brothers MCW Orion bodied PD2 at Luton in 1964 CONFIDENCE1 1960 Daimler CVG6 with Metro-Cammell H33-27R body. 1960 Leyland Atlantean PDR1-1 with MCW body 1960 Leyland PDR1-1 Atlanteans with Metro-Cammell H44-33F body 1961 Leyland PD3A-1 with Metro Cammell H41-33R body 1961 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1-1 with MCW body 1961 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1-2 with Metro-Cammell B41F bodywork ww1271 1961 Leyland Tiger Cub PSUC1-2 with Metro-Cammell DP41F body 1962 Daimler CVG6 with MCCW H37-28R body 1962 Leyland Titan PD3A-1 with Metro Cammell H39-31F body 1963 Daimler CVG6 with Metro Cammell body 1963 Leyland Atlantean PDR1-1 with MCW 74 seat boywork 1963 Leyland Atlantean PDR1-1 with Metro-Cammell H43-33F bodywork 1963 Leyland Atlanteans with MCW bodywork 1964 Leyland PD2-37 with a Metro Cammell H37-28R body 1964 Metro-Cammell H40-30F bodied AEC Regent V 2D3RA 1965 Bedford VAL14 with MCW Topaz II C52F bodywork 1965 Leyland Atlantean PDR1-1 with MCW bodywork and Lancs United 43, 543RTB, a 1961 Guy Arab IV also with MCW bodywork 1965 Leyland Atlantean PDR1-1 with Metro-Cammell H45-32F body 1966 Liverpool Leyland Atlantean L819, FKF819D, an MCW body 1967 A E C Swift MP2R with Metro-Cammell B37D+30 dual entrance bodywork bd3663a 1967 A E C Swift MP2R with Metro-Cammell B37D+30 dual entrance bodywork 1967 Bedford VAM with a rare MCW Metropolitan coach body 1967 Bedford VAM with MCW bodywork 1967 Daimler Fleetline CRG6LX with MCW H43-31F bodywork 1967 Leyland Panther PSUR1-1R 87, GND87E, with MCW B40D bodywork 1967 Leyland Panther PSUR1-2R with Metro-Cammell C44F bodywork 1967 Leyland Titan PD3A-12 with MCW body 1967 MCW Metropolitan C45F bodied Bedford VAM5 1968 AEC Swift MP2R with MCW B48D body 1968 AEC Swift with MCW 48 seat bodywork a 1968 AEC Swift with MCW 48 seat bodywork 1968 Bristol RELL6G with Metro-Cammell B47D body a 1968 Bristol RELL6G with Metro-Cammell B47D bodywork 1968 Ford R192 with MCW Metropolitan C45F bodywork 1968 Leyland Panther PSUR1A-1R with Metro-Cammell-Weymann B47D bodywork 1968 Leyland Panther PSUR1A-1with MCW bodywork. 1968 Leyland Panthers with MCW body 1968, Leyland Panther PSUR1A-1s with MCW bodywork 1969 AEC Merlin 4P2R with Metro-Cammell B25D bodywork 1969 Bedford VAM70 with MCW Metropolitan C45F body 1969 Leyland Panther PSUR1A-1 with Metro-Cammell B47D+24 body 1969 MCW leylandexmadrid908copiayr6 1969 MCW UK 1969 Scania BR111MH with Metro Cammell Weymann B42D body 1970 AEC Swift with MCW B33D+34 body 1972 Daimler Fleetline with MCW body 1972 Metro-Scania BR111MH with Metro-Cammell B40D bodywork 1974 Daimler Fleetline MCW H44-24D 1975 Daimler Fleetline MCCW, ex-London Transport DMS194 1987 MCW Metro Double Decker Tour Bus Brochure Cummins wo5189-X3V9BH 1987 MCW Metro Highliner Tour Bus Brochure Cummins wo5187-78FR9P 11950 Daimler CVG6D with Metro-Cammell H28-26R body 158310357_metropolitan-cammell-weyman-mcw-bus-coach-body-sales- 158343431_metropolitan-cammell-weyman-mcw-bus-coach-body-sales- AOW3902_leyland_olympic APOLLO OMNIBUS MCW LEYLAND ROYAL TIGER BUS COACH SALES BROCHURE 1956 Cardiff Bus MCW MetroRider Es el que lleva el 518 de la EMT (el de OMO lava más blanco), con lo que creo que podemos suponer que su carrocería también era MCW f01xr4 f02fz6 GM Buses MCW Metrobus images Leicester City Transport Scania MCW 136 when new Leyland Royal Tiger Worldmaster LERT 1-1 MCW Leyland Titan OPD2 MCW Orion leylandteruel1ab6 M1 M723nf MCW 5022qp3 MCW 55163 MCW am0547biseq7 MCW am0548bisze0 MCW Aurora Bus body manufacturer brochure