SBS9046K on 166

SBS9046K on Service 166


The Leyland Olympian was a 2-axle and 3-axle double-decker bus chassis manufactured by Leyland between 1980 and 1993. It was the last Leyland bus model in production.

Singapore Bus Services/SBS Transit

SBS had purchased and operated a total of 571 Volvo Olympian buses over the years, consisting of 2-axle non air-conditioned and 3-axle air-conditioned variants.


In the mid 1980s, SBS purchased 200 2-axle non air-conditioned Leyland Olympians, bodied by Walter Alexander Coachbuilders. These buses were 10.4 meter long, slightly longer than the Leyland Atlanteans. To increase the overall capacity, some buses had 4 rows of seats removed to create a standing area.

All of the non air-conditioned Volvo Olympians were retired by 2003 at the end of their lifespan.


In the early 1990s, SBS made a purchase of another 200 Leyland Olympians, bodied by Walter Alexander Coachbuilders. These buses are 12 meter long with 3-axles and featured air-conditioning. They were the first air-conditioned double-deckers purchased by SBS, named "Superbus" and painted in the new Superbus livery. These buses were the last Leyland buses to be produced, and SBS9168S is the last Leyland to roll off the production line.

All of the air-conditioned Volvo Olympians were retired by 2013 at the end of their lifespan with the exception of SBS9168S, which is preserved in the UK.

Specification Tables


Registration no. SBS3550K - SBS3571A, SBS6907X - SBS6999E, SBS7113M - SBS7197X
Vehicle bodywork Alexander R
Quantity 200
Year 1986 - 1988
Period of registration 19 November 1986 - 1 March 1988
Passenger capacity Seating (Upper deck): 51
Seating (Lower deck): 32 / 24
Standing: 6 / 22
Total: 89 / 97
Engine model Leyland TL11
Engine capacity 11093 cc
Transmission model Leyland Fully Charged Hydraulic (original)
Allison (selected units)


Registration no. SBS9000S - SBS9199C
Vehicle bodywork Walter Alexander Royale
Quantity 200
Year 1993
Period of registration 27 Aug 1993 - 27 Apr 1994
Passenger capacity Seating (Upper deck): 55
Seating (Lower deck): 38
Standing: 38
Total: 131
Engine model Cummins LT10-B252
Engine capacity 10014 cc
Emission standard Euro I
Transmission model ZF Ecomat I 4HP 500
Power/torque 252 hp (188 kW) @ 1900 rpm / 1082 Nm @ 1300 rpm
Air-con model Denso
Door model Deans



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