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When LCBS (London Country Bus Services) was broken-up into four regional companies in September 1986, new fleetnames were applied with the addition of 'South East', 'South West', 'North West' or 'North East' as appropriate. None of these names lasted more than a few years, giving way to new names such as County, Sovereign and Kentish Bus. London Country South West became 'London & Country' in 1989. Just before the change they had acquired this van, photographed at Chelsham Garage on 15th July 1989. C821VLN was a Renault Extra van in white livery and was apparently numbered A8, although this does not appear to have been carried. It may have later being renumbered R1. The Renault Extra was the UK and Ireland name for the Renault Express model, the change being to avoid confusion with the Talbot Express van (a badge-engineered Fiat Ducato built between 1982 and 1994). The Renault Express was based on the Renault 5 car and was introduced in 1985. It remained in production until 2000, when it was replaced by the Renault Kangoo. In the background is one of the ex-Southdown Leyland Atlantean buses acquired second-hand by LCBS mainly for LRT tendered route awards. These had Park Royal bodywork and thus looked very similar to the existing AN class buses.
Photo ID: 7076
Photo date: 15/07/1989 Size: Regular
Date added: 18/02/2022