Leyland Olympians in 2019?


New Member
Jun 25, 2016
Hi. I'm a singapore bus enthusiastic, going over to the UK for vacation for 10 days in May 2019. I'm curious to find if there's still any Leyland Olympians still running on public routes and where they are. I used to frequently take those buses to and from school before they were retired here in 2013, so I'm trying to find some nostalgia. I'll mainly be in London, Manchester and Bristol - but as I've not fixed my itinerary yet I'm fine with doing a bit more travelling to see if I can fit some reasonably nice place with Leylands in. Would appreciate if there's any info on the old routemasters as well. :)
Much appreciated.


Well-Known Member
Dec 14, 2016
Yeah and there is a Routemaster operating in London and in Edinburgh as the Ghost Tour's I believe in Edinburgh and not sure about the Routemaster's in london.


New Member
Jun 25, 2016
I heard abotuthe routemasters on the heritage routes - gonna do them. However some people have mentioned that they've now been restricted to only summer weekends - I assume the second last week of May wouldn't constitute "summer" right?

HD Transport

Veteran Member
Oct 4, 2017
DDA meant that step-entrance buses can’t work public services, so I heavily doubt there will be any


The Real Guy, The Best Guy, Known as ButteredToast
Mar 19, 2016
Cumbria Classic Coaches run one in normal service, although only one return service a day 4 days a week, which would be harder to plan, and there is a Northern Counties bodied Volvo Olympian which is on Manchester city sightseeing quite often, i guess that's close to what you're looking for.


Pingu Penguin!
Sep 6, 2017
I doubt there's any, most operators require DDA compliant buses now. I've been working at a company that has close to 15 Volvo Olympians now but they ain't allowed on public routes