History of Yorkshire Coastliner 437 (W437CWX)

437 is a Volvo Olympian with Alexander Royale bodywork. This bus was the final step entrance double decker ordered by a UK operator and also the last Alexander Royale body built.


New to the Transdev owned Yorkshire Coastliner in June 2000, it was purchased by First in 2006 and initially went to their Somerset & Avon subsidiary. It then moved in 2008 to Eastern Counties, initially at Lowestoft and then finally to Great Yarmouth as their 34110.


Although the bus runs and drives, it has severe chassis rot which requires extensive repairs. Restoration work has started but the extent of the work involved means it will be several years before the bus is finished.


This bus is one of the newest vehicles at the SYTT, but it is seen as historically very important. It entered preservation in November 2015 and changed hands in 2017, before arriving at the SYTT. Another change of hands in 2021 has seen restoration work started.

Owner - Private