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63079 - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
New World First Bus*
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The model - this is one of three Leyland Olympians announced by Model 1 on 21st January 2021, all of which carry road safety decals. These are unlicensed models and carry  no operators fleetnames or logos. These decals were applied to the Olympians when then had been transferred to the New World First Bus fleet. This one translates as 'Speeding wrecks lives'.

The bus LM9 was one of a batch of ten - CMB's last non-air conditioned buses. These ten vehicles entered service during December 1993. All ten vehicles were transferred to New World First Bus in September 1998, however, as part of that Company's policy of withdrawal of non air-con buses, the whole batch was withdrawn early in 2000.
In July 2000, the batch arrived back in the UK, having been completely refurbished, repainted and converted to single door, for operation by First PMT. They were subsequently transferred to First Manchester, operating mainly on route 17 from Manchester Arndale Centre to Rochdale.

*  - model not licensed by the bus operator

 Manufacturer of model  Model 1
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander RH
 Prototype length  11 metre
 Fleet number  LM9
 Registration number  FW2788
 Route number  109
 Destination  Ho Man Tin
 Quantity  ?
 Date released - Hong Kong  due

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This page last updated Thursday, 21st January 2021
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