MAN Single Deckers


When Rotala purchased Diamond Bus from the Go Ahead group in 2008 they were keen to introduce some new vehicles to the fleet. These in the main were brand new Volvo B7 single deck vehicles with the new vehicles split between their Redditch and Tividale depots. To supplement these vehicles six nearly new Plaxton Centro bodied buses were acquired with MAN chassis. These have been since supplemented by a further few second hand vehicles. Diamond also introduced 23 brand new MAN vehicles into the fleet in 2010 with MCV bodies. These proved troublesome and because of issues with the warranties they were sold on mass to an operator in New Zealand where they were exported to in early 2012.

Registration Number Fleet Number Vehicle Chassis and Bodywork Seating Capacity Allocation
B14WTS 30120 MAN 12.240 WMAA76ZZ58C010380  Plaxton Centro 0710.7NDA7530 B38F Withdrawn 8/20
B15WTS 30121 MAN 12.240  Plaxton Centro B38F Withdrawn destroyed by fire  10/19
SN09FUW 30302 MAN 12.240 WMAA76ZZ28C010563  Plaxton Centro 0810.7NDA7908 B38F Tividale
SN09FUY 30303 MAN 12.240 WMAA76ZZ28C010563   Plaxton Centro 0810.7NDA7673   B38F Withdrawn - sold to peters for scrap 1/21
KX57OVS 30704 MAN 12.240 WMAA76ZZ58C010296  Plaxton Centro 0710.7NDA7401 B38F Withdrawn 1/19  - sold to peters for scrap 1/21
KX08HMZ 30802 MAN 12.240 WMAA76ZZ08C010495  Plaxton Centro 0710.7NDA7575 B38F Tividale
KX57OVV 30804 MAN 12.240 WMAA76ZZ08C010402  Plaxton Centro 0710.7NDA7531 B38F Withdrawn 1/20
KX08HMY 30805 MAN 12.240 WMAA76ZZ38C010491  Plaxton Centro 0710.7NDA7574 B38F Tividale
WX58FRV 30806 MAN 14.220 WMAA66ZZ88C011493  Plaxton Centro 0812.2NEA7862 B45F Tividale
MX08PZH 30831 MAN 12.240 WMAA76ZZ48C010371  Plaxton Centro 0710.7NDA7527 B38F Withdrawn 9/19- sold to peters for scrap 1/21
MX59KUF 30922 MAN 12.240 WMAA76ZZ48C011472  Plaxton Centro 0810.7NDA7912 B38F Withdrawn 12/20


With the purchase of the South Lancashire Transport business that now trades as Diamond North West a number of vehicles with MAN chassis entered the Rotala fleet. In common with many vehicles in the South Lancs fleet many had SLT letters in their registrations. A number of these vehicles have moved around the wider M555SLT came to Kidderminster initially on loan to cover for vehicle shortages but has stayed at the Kidderminster depot to run alongside the MAN vehicles based at the depot.

Registration Number Fleet Number Vehicle Chassis Seating Capacity Allocation
M555SLT 30534 MAN A22 WMAA22ZZ47C009047  Wright Meridian B44F Withdrawn Sold 1/21