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OHN G. LIDSTONE With additional material compiled by LAWRIE BOWLES and JOHN YOUNG


 AB Articulated single-deck bus 

AC Articulated coach 

B Rigid single-deck bus

C Coach 

DP Dual purpose, usually coach seats in a bus shell 

H Double-decker 

L Lowbridge double-decker with side sunken gangway upstairs. All other double-deckers are H (highbridge) regardless of overall height. 

M Minibus 

O Permanent open-top 

CO Convertible open-top 

PO Partial open-top


For double-deckers, this is shown with the upper deck capacity first (e.g. 43/30, indicating 43 ‘over’ 30. Where the split is not known, a total figure (e.g. 73) is shown in the same style as for single-deckers. The total seating capacity shown includes all fixed and tip-up seats. The vehicles themselves may show other permutations of seats, standing spaces and wheelchair capacity.


F Front (can be directly behind front axle on vehicles with no front overhang) 

R Rear 

RD Rear with platform doors 

C Centre 

D Dual (two) doors 

T Triple doors

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