Alexander Y Type
|Alexander Y Type|
Alexander AYS Type body on Leyland Leopard chassis.
|Body and chassis|
|Floor type||Step entrance|
The Alexander Y Type was a long-running design of single-deck bus or coach bodywork built by Walter Alexander Coachbuilders of Falkirk, Scotland. It was built on a wide range of chassis between 1962 and 1983. A small number were built at Alexander's Belfast subsidiary.
From 1971 it became the AY Type (with the A signifying alloy construction) or AYS Type (with the S signifying service bus specification), although in common usage all are referred to simply as Y Type.
The majority of Y Type bodies were fitted to Leyland Leopard chassis, and most were built for the Scottish Bus Group and its predecessors.
|Chassis||Approximate number of bodies||Number for SBG and predecessors||Notes|
|Leyland Leopard||1803||1550||PSU3 and PSU4 models|
|Seddon Pennine 7||284||284|
|Ford R-Series||244||242||R192, R226, R1014 and R1114 models|
|Albion Viking||230||228||VK41, VK43 and VK49 models|
|Bristol RE||128||66||RELH, RELL and RESL models|
|Bedford Y series||92||81||YRQ and YRT models|
|Bristol LH||75||75||LH6P model|
|Leyland Tiger Cub||52||31|
|Bedford VAM||27||27||VAM5 model|
|Leyland Panther||2||0||for Newcastle Corporation, classified Y type but actually W type bodies|
|Volvo B58||1||0||B58-56 demonstrator|
As can be seen from the table above, SBG was by far the biggest customer, buying over 86% of the total output of Y Types. However other customers also existed, amongst these being the North Western Road Car Company with 65 Leopards and 30 Bristol REs, Venture of Consett with 32 Leopards and 12 Reliances, Lancaster City Council with 26 Leopards, and Potteries Motor Traction with 25 Reliances.
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