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 1501 - MAN NL262/R 
Citybus
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The model - towards the end of April 2012 it was announced that Model 1 were to produce no less than four versions of the Citybus MAN NL262, namely 1569 in Cityflyer livery on route A10, 1501 in Stagecoach style livery on route 85, 1516 on route 12A and 1537 in standard livery on route 11. 1569 and 1501 were the first to be released in early June.

The bus - Citybus purchased sixty of these single-deckers in 1998 and they were allocated fleet numbers 1501-1560. A further twenty were added in 2000 (1561-1580). The last 11 of the batch were sold in 2004/5 to New Lantao Bus, Discovery Bay Transport and one to an operator in New Zealand. In 2006, 1560-1569 underwent modifications which included the removal of the centre exit doors and the fitting of luggage racks, and emerged in Cityflyer colours, ready for the launch of the new Cityflyer route A10 from Aberdeen to the airport - further details of this launch can be found here.   

 
 Manufacturer of model  Model 1
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  MAN NL262/R
 Prototype bodywork  -
 Prototype length  11.7 metre
 Fleet number  1501
 Registration number  HP 6440
 Route number  85
 Destination  North Point
 Quantity  200*
 Date released June 2012

* - the limited edition certificate states 1100, the total for all four versions

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