Stagecoach’s initial order for the new double-deck Plaxton Panorama-bodied Volvo B11RLEs put five into the West Scotland fleet, including 50404 (YX18 LKN) photographed leaving Kilmarnock for Glasgow. STEVE MASKELL

Volvo and Mercedes continued to supply more than half the new coaches, as they have since 2015, with both of them having similar market shares. With the total market down by 14%, both Mercedes-Benz and Volvo deliveries declined by 18%, so they continued to share market leadership.

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