Volvo B10M

The Volvo B10M is a popular mid-engined bus chassis built by Volvo between 1978 and 2001, as the successor of the B58 and was equipped with a 9.6-litre horizontally-mounted Volvo THD100/THD101/THD102/THD103/THD104/DH10A diesel engine. An articulated version of the chassis was also produced, the Volvo B10MA.

Singapore Bus Services (now SBS Transit) has been a major operator of the Volvo B10M chassis. From 1986 to 2001, over 900 units were introduced on the roads, with many variants in chassis and bodywork:

  Year Mark Body A/C? Fleet size Registration
1 1984 1 East Lancs (B10MD) NAC 1 SBS4961B
2 1986 1 Van Hool AC 1 SBS9C
3 1988 2 Walter Alexander NAC 200 SBS1696L – SBS1895D
4 1988 2 CAC
5 1988 2 Duple Metsec NAC
6 1988 2 CAC
7 1992 3 Duple Metsec AC 300 SBS581M – SBS881A
8 1994 4 PSV AC 10 SBS8019X – SBS8028U
9 1995 4 Duple Metsec AC 115 SBS882U – SBS996C
10 1995 4 Duple Metsec Superlong 14.5m AC 1 SBS997A
11 1995 4 Walter Alexander Strider AC 200 SBS1896B – SBS1999M; SBS2593T – SBS2688D
12 1996 4 Duple Metsec Articluated 19m (B10MA) AC 1 SBS998Y
13 1997 4 Duple Metsec DM3500 AC 150 SBS2689B – SBS2838M

Acronyms:

AC: Air-conditioned
NAC: Non Air-conditioned
CAC: Converted to Air-conditioned

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