B177 FFS - Volvo Citybus B10M-50

 

Vehicle Details:

Registration Number:    B177 FFS
Chassis Type:   Volvo Citybus B10M-50
Chassis Number:    8319
Body Type And Seating:    Alexander RV H47/37F
Body Number:     RV18/1184/1
Date New:    February 1985
Original Operator (Fleet Number):    W. Alexander & Sons (Fife) Ltd. (FRA77)
     

Vehicle Information:

 

Delivered to Dunfermline depot in the month before the company was renamed Fife Scottish Omnibuses, FRA77 was the first Volvo Citybus with Alexander bus body delivered to the company. It had been preceded by two coach bodied Citybuses.

A further 29 examples were delivered new between 1985 and 1987 along with further secondhand examples.

In the late 1980s FRA77 was renumbered 977 and at about this time moved to Cowdenbeath depot. In 1991 Stagecoach bought over Fife Scottish, the only change being the loss of the Ayres red and cream livery with buses being painted in the familiar Stagecoach colours.

The summer of 1993 brought another change of depot. Now based at St. Andrews, 977 would remain there until final withdrawal in October 2004. Latterly numbered 15277 a group of employees has purchased the bus for preservation.

 

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