Created 14-May-15
Modified 25-Jan-17
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Longwell Green hadn’t built any buses for over two years when these two Regent Vs appeared, to the surprise of many. More remarkable was that they were of a completely different design to anything they’d built before, as all double-deckers they’d previously constructed with a rear-entrance layout. Nonetheless, they were of an appealing design.

93/94 (GTX 936/937D) entered service in the first few days of 1966 and had AEC Regent V 2MD3RA chassis and Longwell Green H34/26F bodies. They went on to lead unremarkable lives, passing to Taff-Ely in 1974 following local government reorganisation. Like the rest of the Regent V fleet, by the late seventies they spent most of their time on schools services.

They were withdrawn in 1982 (94) and 1983 (93), replaced by the influx of secondhand Atlanteans. Sadly, neither of this unique pair survived into preservation.
Pontypridd 93 (GTX 936D) Glyncoch Cefn Lane Phil Sposito0255Pontypridd 93 (GTX 936D) Taff Street OmnicolourM11B (47)Taff-Ely 93 (GTX 936D) Rhydyfelin Cardinal Newman School Oct-1975 G Gould W4070Taff-Ely 93 (GTX 936D) Rhydyfelin Duffryn Road Oct-1975 Geoff Gould W4071Pontypridd 93 (GTX 936D) Glyntaff depot Aug-1978 Ken Aveyard - OmnicolourJLJ20212JLJ21248M11B (48)Pontypridd 94 (GTX 937D) Broadway Phil SpositoJLJ1169Pontypridd 94 (GTX 937D) Glyntaff depot Oct-1973 Geoff Gould W4066Taff-Ely 94 (GTG 937D) Rhydyfelin Duffryn Road 2-Sep-1978 Geoff Gould W615311140JLJ22733JLJ22735