The tri-axle Leyland Olympian/Alexander RL ‘Megadekka’, 14000, is to leave this fleet. The bus has been regarded as ‘stored’ by Stagecoach East in recent years. It will now become part of the Stagecoach East Scotland ‘heritage’ fleet and arrangements are being made for it to move to Scotland in the near future. It is understood that once in Scotland it will again become an operational vehicle in the Stagecoach UK Bus heritage fleet.
New in 1989 the 110-seat bus was repainted in 2011 into its original Stagecoach stripes livery, in a project which was part sponsored by Steven Knight Media (SKM) and received the support of Stagecoach Group founder Sir Brian Souter.
The transfer of the vehicle to Stagecoach East Scotland follows an approach to Stagecoach UK Bus by SKM to return the bus to an operational status within the Stagecoach heritage fleet.