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Ex CMB/NWFB Olympians now with First Eastern Counties
 
   
   
30099 - K483 EUX (LM7)
All photographs courtesy and copyright of Tim Moore

The first of the 10 ex-China Motor Bus LM class tri-axle Olympians has been delivered to Great Yarmouth from Rotherham where they were painted in Barbie 3 livery. The insides have not been refurbished. They were previously at First Glasgow and evidence is still visible in the form of stars on the destination boxes and windscreen stickers.

Ten of these 11 metre non air-conditioned Olympians entered service in Hong Kong with China Motor Bus in December 1993. They were transferred to New World First Bus on 1st September 1998. With the new owners promise of providing air-conditioning on all its vehicles by the end of 1999, the entire class was withdrawn in early 2000 and shipped back to the UK later that same year. Prior to leaving Hong Kong, the buses were fitted with interior heaters and replacement windows and the centre doorway was removed. They were refurbished inside and repainted into First PMT's red and yellow livery.  Subsequently they were tranferred to the First Manchester fleet, where they received the standard First livery. Video footage of these vehices is included in the independent transport video China Motor Bus Retrospective, details of which can be found by following the link. These buses were then transferred to First Glasgow.
 

UK
Reg. No.
First
Fleet No.
Ex CMB/NWFB
Fleet No.
UK
Reg. No.
First
Fleet No.
Ex CMB/NWFB
Fleet No.
           
K480 EUX
30106
LM2
K485 EUX
30101
LM4
K481 EUX
30097
 LM10
K486 EUX
30102
LM8
K482 EUX
30098
LM5
K487 EUX
30103
LM6
K483 EUX
30099
LM7
K488 EUX
30104
LM3
K484 EUX
30100
LM1
K489 EUX
30105
LM9
 

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