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July 2001
Single door conversions
Left: One of the largest conversions to single door layout was that of London Transport DMS's.   One such, Western Scottish E1 (THM671M), is seen at Johnstone in August 1981.   This DMS was evaluated by Western before they went on to buy 31 more in  1982/83. door-arriva.JPG (40351 bytes)
  Above: Arriva Guildford & West Surrey have converted many Metrobuses, originally used in London, for more rural operation.   Their GYE457W is seen at Kingsfold on the (93) from Horsham to Dorking in March 2001.
Left: Glasgow and its successors were obsessed about not operating two door vehicles.   Greater Glasgow PTE spent most of the late 1970's converting hundreds of Atlanteans to single door.   However from the ashes of the Larkfield Depot fire in 1992 rose the specter of two door vehicles in the shape of hired double deckers from other operators.   The surreal notice on WTS259T from Tayside reads "This is not a door - No entrance".   July 1992.
Above: Lothian had a unique batch of two door Leyland Lynxes.   They recently sold most of them to Rossendale, who converted them to single door layout.   Seen in Rawtenstall depot with all its sisters on Good Friday 2001 is H182OSG.
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