The doubledecker bus fleet was decimated, having been built up to include a significant number of Bristol VRs when in Cambus ownership. The two vehicles here though are both very interesting. Nearest the camera is an Alexander bodied Metrobus, believed originally with Merseyside. Alongside is the prototype ex Manchester Leyland Olympian/Northern Counties acquired from Black Prince, whose livery is still worn on all bar the front. The Olympian was displayed at Showbus 98.
MK Metro 241 (GOG241W) is seen in the old Winterhill depot in Milton Keynes in January 2002. The bus was new to West Midlands PTE as their 2241 (GOG241W).
For a fleet heavily standardised on minibuses, this selection owes a lot to the enthusiasm of Julian Peddle! PAX466F was acquired for the Stevensons operation from Rhymney Valley District Council in the eighties and re-emerged in MK Metro colours. The LH as pictured separately above, is used for driver training and rural services into Bucks. The B45 proto-Olympian was used on school services and the recently restored Swift on city routes,
with the Solo (fleet number 11). The Olympian is now with the Manchester Bus Museum and will be rallied and remain in MK Metro colours for some years as part of the agreement when the bus was sold to them.