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August 2007
Royale Flush
A collection of Alexander Royales
During the mid to late 1990's Alexanders bodybuilder produced a more stylish version of their standard R-type double decker that they called the Royale.   Built only on Volvo Olympian chassis, around 200 in total were delivered to such diverse operators as East Yorkshire and Yorkshire Coastliner.   Perhaps the highest profile examples were the 20 or so operated by London United on the Airlinks service from Heathrow Airport to central London.   However the largest operator was and is First Group with vehicles now spread from the Scottish Borders to Devon and Cornwall.
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Royale Flush
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Photo Facts (top to bottom)
First Somerset & Avon 34108 (w435cwx) in Bath in July 2006
First Devon & Cornwall 34192 (530ohu) in Torquay in April 2006, a former Airlinks vehicle
First Devon & Cornwall 34197 (hvj716) in Plymouth in September 2006
First Lowland 31688 (p593wsu) in Galashiels in August 2006
First Edinburgh 30832 (r652hyg) in Edinburgh in August 2006
First Glasgow VO104 (p585wsu), formerly with Yorkshire Rider, in Clydebank in April 1999
First Glasgow 31679 (p615wsu) in Kirkintilloch in April 2007
First Glasgow VO120 (p602wsu) in Glasgow in April 2004
Travel West midlands 3126 (n126yrw) at Cobham in April 2007, a former London United vehicle
London United n115uhp at Heathrow in November 2003
Centra M82mym at Guildford in May 2004, a former London Central vehicle
Lothian p431ksx at Edinburgh airport in April 2000
Finglands 1775 (n598brh) in Manchester Piccadilly in April 2007
Lothian 432 (p432ksx) at Lathalmond in August 2007
First Somerset & Avon 34205 (m925uyg) in Bath in December 2006, a former Keighley & District vehicle
First Somerset & Avon 34205 (M925UYG), a former Yorkshire Coastliner vehicle, in Bath in December 2006
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