When Citylink last ran double-deckers

Park’s of Hamilton LSK 512, a Van Hool Astrobel-bodied Volvo B12(T), leaving Glasgow for Aberdeen.

Stagecoach’s order for eight Plaxton Panorama-bodied Volvo B11RLE double-deckers for the Scottish Citylink joint venture with ComfortDelGro (Buses last month) is a reminder that Citylink first operated coaches like them over 30 years ago. Then part of the state-owned Scottish Bus Group, it responded to competition from Stagecoach on Scotland-London routes by building up a fleet of 12 MCW Metroliner double-deckers that the Eastern, Western and Northern Scottish companies acquired between 1983 and 1987.

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