East Lancs Flyte
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|East Lancs Flyte|
|Manufacturer||East Lancashire Coachbuilders|
|Body and chassis|
|Floor type||Step entrance|
Scania K112CRB and K113CRB (rebodies)
Volvo B6 (rebody) (photo)
Leyland Tiger (rebodies)
Volvo B10M (new and rebodies)
|Capacity||34 to 50 seated|
|Predecessor||East Lancs EL2000|
|Successor||East Lancs Hyline|
The East Lancs Flyte is a type of single-decker bus body built on several different chassis rebodied and original types by East Lancashire Coachbuilders as the replacement for the East Lancs EL2000 from 1996 to 2001.
Chassis types on which the Flyte was built include:
- Scania L113CRL
- Scania K112CRB and Scania K113CRB (rebodies)
- Volvo B6 (rebody) (photo)
- Leyland Tiger (rebodies)
- Volvo B10M (new and rebodies)
- KIRN Mogul (unique chassis, bodied for Yorkshire Traction)
The Flyte was introduced in 1996 as a step-entrance counterpart to the Spryte. It was essentially a development of the Opus 2 design which had appeared earlier the same year. The Flyte had a new front end design based on the Spryte (though two Volvo B10Ms for Delaine Buses had the Opus 2 front end).
A large proportion of the Flyte's orders were for the rebodying of older chassis and this model has a double-curvature windscreen with an arched top and a rounded roof dome. In the severely dwindling market for step-entrance rebodies, the Flyte was superseded by the East Lancs Myllennium-based Hyline around 2000-2001.
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