GJF 301N – 1975 Scania Metropolitan

Chassis: Scania Metropolitan BR111DH Chassis number: – Body: MCW Body number: – Seating capacity: H43/33F New: February 1975 Withdrawn: February 1993

1975 – 1993: Life with Leicester City Transport

Delivered new to Leicester City Transport in February 1975. One of 68 delivered between 1974-1977 for the continuation of one manning route conversions and to replace the early Leyland PD3 rear entrance double deckers. 301 was the first bus to be painted in the new council livery of Red, White and Grey in August 1984. Stored in June 1992 due to engine failure, reinstated to service in October 1992 due to Kinch launching a bus war in Leicester. Finally withdrawn in February 1993.

1993 – Current In preservation

Bought by Andrew Harris in August 1993. Refurbished by Yeates of Loughborough during 2000 and used ever since.

Change of ownership of GJF 301N in 2016.

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