Plaxton Centro
Longcross Centrebus Plaxton Centro
A Plaxton Centro owned by Centrebus, at the 2007 Longross bus rally.
Centro INT
An Arriva North West VDL SB120/Plaxton Centro Interior
Manufacturer Plaxton
Built at Scarborough, North Yorkshire, England
Operator(s) TM Travel
Felix Bus Services
GHA Coaches
East Yorkshire Motor Services and others
Floor type Low floor
Doors 1 door
Chassis VDL SB120
MAN 12.240
MAN 14.220
MAN 14.240
Volvo B7RLE
Engine(s) Cummins ISBe (VDL)
Volvo (Volvo B7RLE)
Options Various customer options

The Plaxton Centro is a bus body designed by Bluebird Vehicles and manufactured by Plaxton[1]. It was launched on the VDL SB120 in February 2006[2]. The Centro was also made available on the VDL SB200 chassis in 2006. In 2007 the Centro was made available on the MAN 12.240 and the Volvo B7RLE [2] chassis. The first operator of the Volvo chassied example was Minsterley Motors. East Yorkshire Motor Services had 6 Centro bodied Volvo B7RLEs delivered in 2008. In 2010, Blackpool Transport took delivery of Volvo examples. Plaxton bodied the MAN 14.220 chassis in 2008 before this was replaced by the MAN 14.240 in 2009. Users of the Centro include TM Travel[2], Arriva [1], Centrebus, Felix and GHA Coaches.

External linksEdit


  1. 1.0 1.1 Brochure on Plaxton Website (Retrieved 21-Aug-07)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Bus and Coach article on the launch (Retrieved 2-Sept-07)

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