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Volvo B10M 

Introduction

The B10M mid-engined chassis was developed in 1979, and originated from the B655 and B58 chassis. The main difference lies in the usage of better engine, suspension and chassis layout.

The first B10M in SBS' fleet went into service in 1984. This double-deck B10M was registered as SBS4961B. The second B10M was an air-conditioned single-deck bus that entered service in 1986. It was registered as SBS9C.

In 1988, SBS started to introduce B10Ms on a large scale. From 1988 to 1997, a total of 967 B10Ms were introduced.  

Technical / Operational Information

 

Year 

Mark 

Body 

Fleet size 

Registration number range

1 1984 1

East Lancs (double deck) 

1 SBS4961B
2 1986 1

Van Hool (air-conditioned) 

1 SBS9C
3 1988 2

Walter Alexander (non-aircon) )

200 SBS1696L - SBS1895D
4 1988 2

Walter Alexander (converted air-con) 

5 1988 2

Duple Metsec (non-aircon) 

6 1988 2

Duple Metsec (converted air-con) 

7 1992 3

Duple Metsec (air-con) 

300 SBS581M - SBS881A
8 1995 4

Duple Metsec (air-con) 

115 SBS882U - SBS996C
9 1995 4

Duple Metsec (air-con, super-long) 

1 SBS997A
10 1995 4

Walter Alexander (air-con) 

200 SBS1896B - SBS1999M; SBS2593T - SBS2688D
11 1996 4

Duple Metsec (air-con, articulated) 

1 SBS998Y
12 1997 4

Duple Metsec (air-con) 

150 SBS2689B - SBS2838M

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