DAF SB220 Plaxton Prestige: Leaside Buses

This page created 24th November 2012 by Ian Smith


ALN DLP Leaside Buses had low-floor Scanias (SLWs) on route 144, and in January 1998 supplemented them with three DAF SB220s with Plaxton Prestige dual-doorway bodies. These were in red livery, numbered DLP1-3, and were soon treated to Arriva London livery.

But their sojourn on the 144 - and with Arriva London North East - was brief. I do not know whether it was the success of low-floor buses on the 144 requiring an increase in capacity, but in May 1999 they - and the SLWs - were replaced by low floor double-deckers. They all went to Arriva North West.

At some point the first two swapped registration plates. I presume that they had been muddled at first plating, and the swap was to get the right VIN details with each registration number.

Ian's Bus Stop Arriva Kent Thameside Leaside histories photo refs S.M.C.