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The former Southdown 1840 UUF340J, a Leyland PSU3B/4RT Leopard with a Plaxton Panorama Elite II bodywork. Originally new as a 32 seat touring coach, it was subsequently reseated with 44 rather less comfortable seats.
By April 1988 it was in the hands of Amberley Coaches one of the post deregulation independants that sprung up in West Yorkshire who operated service X88 between Leeds and Pudsey in competition with WYPTE (Metro). This April 1988 picture was taken in Pudsey Bus Station. Amberley Coaches moved in to local bus services with this route in late 1987 and expanded slightly with more Leeds to Pudsey operations and some services acquired from Roys of Morley. They operated until 1989 when they ceased after having their O-Licence revoked, but resumed operations later that year as Amberley Travel Ltd with a single route from Pudsey to Gipton via Leeds. They expanded again but eventually sold out to Black Prince who retained a number of buses in a blue livery for the Pudsey service.
Photo taken by Ken Aveyard, April 1988, Pudsey Bus Station
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