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Scania N112
Manufacturer Scania AB
Specifications
Floor type Step entance
Engine(s) Scania
Options Various customer options

The Scania N112 is a transverse-engined route bus used mainly in Scandinavia and the United Kingdom.

BR112DHEdit

In 1978, MCW and Scania division of Saab-Scania went their own ways, after an unsuccessful attempt with the Metropolitan, with MCW launching their own Metrobus in 1977.

Scania launched their own double-deck chassis BR112DH in 1980 for the UK market. It was powered by the 11-litre DN11 engine (later DS11 turbocharged engine was used) and coupled to a Voith automatic gearbox. A couple of prototypes were built with East Lancs bodywork in 1980/1, with the first production models going to Newport Transport in 1981 with Marshall double decker bodywork. It was also built with Alexander's new RH-Type (also launched in 1981) and Northern Counties bodywork.

One BR112DH (with East Lancs bodywork), after demonstration in the UK, was exported to Singapore and joined the fleet of Singapore Bus Services (now known as SBS Transit).

In 1983, there was a single-deck version built with Wadham Stringer Vanguard bodywork also for Newport Transport.

N112Edit

However the BR112DH didn't sell very much in the end, and in 1984 it was replaced by the N112DH, but only one batch of these were built for Newport with Alexander RH-Type double-deck bodywork.

In 1986 the more successful N112DRB was launched and was built as a double decker with Alexander, East Lancs and Northern Counties bodywork, in 1987/8 sales started to go up since de-regulation, as the former National Bus Companies (who were also being privatised at the time) were buying other products other than the Leyland Olympian (which still sold well though).

There was also a single-deck version - designated N112CRB - which sold in small numbers and was built with either East Lancs or the stylish Alexander PS-type (launched in 1988 for Singapore, but later replaced the boxy P-Type launched in 1983) body.

Around 40 N112 chassis were fitted with the DAF variomatic transmission and Van Hool Alizee coach bodies, slightly cut down in height due to the deletion of underfloor lockers, which were not required, for staff shuttle work for B.A.A. at Heathrow Airport between 1986 and 1988; these were withdrawn from service in 1996, and given away during 1997 for charitable work. N.C.P. Flightpath, which had refleeted with 23 of the same vehicles at the same time, continued with their fleet of Van Hool Alizee-bodied N112s for a further 3 years until 1999. Some of these were fitted with an offside door for airside work. These were also fitted with the DAF Variomatic transmission.

ReplacementEdit

Scania N112 series was finally superseded by Scania N113 series in 1988.

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