Titan back in town

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Sir Brian Souter, right, delivered the Titan to Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust, where he was met by GVVT chairman Steven Booth. GVVT

A classic Leyland is helping to celebrate 100 years of motorbuses in Glasgow, reports Nick Larkin

The oldest surviving Glasgow Corporation motorbus is back in its ‘home’ city to take part in centenary celebrations, having been driven there by owner Sir Brian Souter. Sir Brian took the 1928 Leyland Titan TD1 more than 50 miles to Bridgeton Bus Garage, home of the Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Vehicle Trust (GVVT) collection, where it will be based until the end of October.

New as fleet number 111 and registered GE 2446, the 51-seat Titan will be the centrepiece of celebrations marking 100 years since the introduction of motorbuses by Glasgow Corporation Transport. These are expected to include a parade of buses through the city in early August, arrangements for which are being finalised.

Motorbuses appeared in 1924 to supplement Glasgow’s extensive tram network. The first route ran from Greendyke Street to Maryhill.


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