London Buses - MB Type - AEC Merlin 1966

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MB Type - AEC Merlin

This is one of many illustrated classic London Bus guides I've created for the community. I hope you enjoy it. If you wish to find out more about the classic London Red Bus and Routemaster art featured in this guide please click here.

The Red Arrow "standee" bus had a capacity for seventy-three passengers with only twenty-five seated and appeared on special London Transport routes in April 1966. Based on the AEC Merlin chassis the vehicles were 11 metres (36ft) long by 2.5 metres (8ft 2 ½ in) wide. The body was constructed by Metro-Cammel-Weymann and utilized an EAC horizontal diesel motor. As part of LT's envisaged conversion to one-man operation at a flat fare, the MBA's (Red Arrows) were joined by MBS's (Country and Central standees) and MB's (Centrally fully seated), taking the total fleet to 665 vehicles.

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