East Lancs Myllennium Lowlander

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This article is about the East Lancs Myllennium Lowlander, a double deck body on the DAF/VDL DB250 chassis. For the previous body, see East Lancs Lowlander; for the single decker, see East Lancs Myllennium; the double-deck body on Dennis Trident 2 chassis, see East Lancs Myllennium Lolyne; and the double-deck body on Volvo B7TL, see East Lancs Myllennium Vyking.
East Lancs Myllennium Lowlander
Arriva bus 7439 VDL Bus DB250 East Lancs Myllennium Lowlander Y689 EBR in Newcastle upon Tyne 9 May 2009 pic 1.jpg
A East Lancs Lowlander owned by Arriva North East
Manufacturer East Lancashire Coachbuilders
Body and chassis
Doors 1 or 2 doors
Floor type Low floor
Capacity 76 plus standees
Length 10,000 to 10,700mm
Width 2535mm
Height 4,195 to 4,330mm

The East Lancs Myllennium Lowlander is the type of double-decker bus body built on the DAF/VDL DB250 chassis by East Lancashire Coachbuilders.


Arriva North East East Lancs Myllennium Lowlander rear in Newcastle in May 2009

The Myllennium Lowlander superseded the East Lancs Lowlander. The Lowlander was also the East Lancs body for the DAF DB250, but in 2000, was given a facelift with East Lancs' "Myllennium" design. This is what gave the Lowlander its new name, the Myllennium Lowlander.


The structure of the Lowlander was built using the Alusuisse "System M5438" system, for optimum strength. Glazing was with laminated glass, and gasket glazing came with the bus as standard - with bonded glazing available - and had hopper opening windows. The heating was thermostatically controlled and windows and air vents provided ventilation. The seating was trimmed in customer's required moquette. The floor had a 12mm Xyligen Basileum treated Finnish Birch combi plywood floor on the lower deck and both the upper and lower decks a non-slip flooring. Electrical features were the fluorescent light in the bus' ceilings, and twin circular halogen headlights. Also, CCTV was available. Destination displays only came as manual as standard, doors were air operated and were made of toughened glass. A simple driver's compartment was designed, to make the driver's job easier. Two pack acrylic paint was available for the exterior. [1]

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