Volvo Olympian 3-Axle
In 1993, SBS successfully introduced the air-conditioned Leyland Olympian buses. When SBS wanted to introduce new Olympians, the production of Olympian chassis had been taken over by Volvo.
The first batch of 201
Volvo Olympians were
introduced between 1994 and 1995. The first 101 have four emergency exit doors
while the others have two. The locations of the two emergency exit doors that
are in common are at the rear of the second deck and the offside of the first
deck. The additional two are located at the nearside and offside of the second
deck (fourth window from the front).
In 1996, the second batch of 200 buses went into service progressively. The main difference between these buses and those of the first batch is that they do not have any emergency exits. Instead, they have windows that can be broken in case of emergency. The third batch of 70 buses that started service in 2000 have exactly the same specifications as those of the second batch.
After the completion of the 70 Olympians ordered by SBS, Volvo decided to close down the production lines of Olympian chassis, and is replaced by the Volvo Super Olympian (Volvo B10TL).
Technical / Operational Information
|Batch 1||Batch 2||Batch 3|
|Registration number range||SBS9200G - SBS9400X||SBS9401P - SBS9600K||SBS9601H - SBS9670H|
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