The Birmingham Coach Company rebranded its bus operation in the city as Diamond Bus. The elderly fleet of Leyland Nationals succumbed to newer vehicles with secondhand and new purchases. New in 2001 was this DAF SB120 with Wright bus bodywork, YJ51EKC.
Partner vehicle YJ51EKA is seen in the city centre. Both buses sport the new crisper black, white and red livery and Diamond Bus branding.