East Lancs Myllennium Vyking

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East Lancs Myllennium Vyking
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A Wilts & Dorset Volvo B7TL/East Lancs Myllennium Vyking convertible open top.
Manufacturer East Lancashire Coachbuilders
Body and chassis
Doors 1 or 2 doors
Floor type Low floor
Capacity 63 to 80 seated
Length 10,200 to 10,932mm
Width 2,535mm
Height 4,200 to 4,300mm

The East Lancs Myllennium Vyking is a type of double-decker bus body built on the Volvo B7TL chassis by East Lancashire Coachbuilders. The Myllennium Vyking can be built as either a closed top bus or an open-top bus.


Wilts & Dorset East Lancs Myllennium Vyking bodied Volvo B7TL in Ryde bus station, Isle of Wight in February 2010
A Solent Blue Line Myllennium Vyking convertible open top at Exbury Gardens on the New Forest Tour.

The Myllennium Vyking superseded the East Lancs Vyking. The Vyking was also the East Lancs body for the Volvo B7TL, but in 2000, was given a facelift with East Lancs' "Myllennium" design. This is what gave the Vyking its new name the Myllennium Vyking.


The structure of the Vyking 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 decks a non-slip flooring. Electrical features were the fluorescent light on 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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