- Two Metroliners heading for London on the M4
motorway in August 1986
- Trathens LSK825, a Neoplan, in
Reading on its way from Torquay to London in August 2008.
Trathens were a great supporter of the Neoplan and never operated
- Trathens last Neoplans were replaced by a batch
of Plaxton bodied Volvos. LSK506, one
of the batch of 12, is seen in Carlisle on the 538 service from
Aberdeen to Carlisle in April 2009. Trathens vehicles
operate a complex series of inter-working National Express diagrams
that includes London to Torquay, London to Plymouth/Penzance, London
to Manchester and Manchester to Aberdeen.
- Wessex 222 (B222VHW) in
Birmingham in August 1991. Wessex Metroliners often used
to appear on cross-country National Express from the West Country to
the North East.
- Western National 1416 (C675GRL),
a Rapide version of the Metroliner, in Victoria Coach Station,
London in July 1986.
- A few operators only took a handful of
Metroliners. One such was Midland Red North who only had
one example- 1521 (C521WBF) - seen in Victoria
Coach Station in July 1986.
- Western National 1403 (A758VAF)
in Bristol in August 1987 on the lengthy Penzance to Glasgow Rapide
- Devon General 1401 (A941MDV), a
smart Metroliner complete with wheel trims, leaving Exeter bus
station in May 1984 on the Rapide service to London.
- Another operator who only had a handful of
Metroliners was North Devon. Their 1414
(B337WJF) is seen in Barnstaple bus station in May 1985.
- United had a large number of Metroliners for
their North East to London Rapide services. Their
153 (A115KBA) which started life with Ribble is
seen in Newcastle Gallowgate coach station in July 1984 about to
depart for London.
- National Express operated some weird and
wonderful routes during their heyday in the 1980's. Here
Wessex 223 (B223VHW) is seen in dismal Reading bus
station on a dismal evening in August 1986 having arrived from
- One of the main cross country services operated
by National Express is the route from Leeds/Newcastle to Manchester
and Liverpool. West Yorkshire 2010 (C759CWX)
is seen in Manchester on a perishing cold day in December 1987
heading for Leeds.
- On the same day but heading in the opposite
direction to Liverpool is East Yorkshire 18 (C118FKH).
- A rather unusual example of a Neoplan from an
operator other than Trathens is this example from Western National -
1401 (A214BOD) - seen in Victoria Coach Station in
- A couple of National Bus Company Metroliners were
painted in non-standard livery such as North Devon 1417
(C647FTT) which is looks resplendent in Expressway livery
in Bristol in August 1986.
- Not all Mercedes vehicles received Neoplan
bodies. Unusually a few were bodied by Plaxton (strange
but true), such as Ribble 121 (A121MBA) seen in on
a dank evening in Digbeth Coach Station, Birmingham in January 1986.
- Shamrock and Rambler had a vast number of
Metroliners for its South Coast to London services. They
were all named such as 112 (A112KFX) - Mauretania -
seen in Southampton coach station in July 1987.