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552: M.A.N. 17.223 / Designline
Padbus 552 MAN 17.223/Designline B51D
552 (OA55 SCD) M.A.N. 17.223 / Designline B51D
This 2005 bus was specially imported from New Zealand in 2010 and is typical of the type of bus used by Stagecoach before it sold its operations there. Its attraction to Padbus was its high seating capacity. It operated on service 3 until it was replaced in 2018 by Volvo/Wright Eclipse 570. It then operated as a spare bus till its withdrawal in 2020. It is now in the care of the Padbus Preservation Partnership.