- 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'.
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batch was withdrawn early in 2000.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