New To: Nottingham City Transport
Chassis: Scania CN94UB YS4N4X20001843002
Scania 508 was new to Nottingham City Transport in December 2002 and was delivered in the then new GO2 Yellow Line livery for services 68 and 69. 508 was one of a batch of 12 Scania Omnicities for Nottingham City Transport.
The Omnicity was originally a left hand drive product for on the continent. NCT had asked for a right hand drive version to be made. In the end a left hand drive version was brought over and converted to right hand drive. This vehicle eventually became 501 in the NCT fleet and was registered LH51LTX. The Omnicity is an integral Scania product meaning that the body and the chassis are made by Scania. There were three additions to the Omni range and these were called the Omnidekka, Omnitown and Omnilink which was available in 2 axle or 3 axle configuration. Strangely out of these additions the Omnilink was the only one with a body by Scania. Both the Omnidekka and Omnitown were bodied by East Lancs.
During its life with NCT, 508 has carried five different liveries. The first one being the GO2 Yellow Line livery, then Network Yellow Line livery, then Network Green Spare livery, then White GO2 Spare livery and the last being the livery it now carries today. 508 was converted into a training bus before it received its current livery. The black and green used to be the training bus colours because these weren’t a route colour.
Before 508 had finished its life as a training bus, we were approached by NCT to see if we would like one. Of course we said yes and 508 was bought by one of our members making the journey to Hucknall soon after. Since then, 508 has received some mechanical work including new shock absorbers and new callipers on the front axle. 508 will soon be an active member of our fleet once again and will eventually receive a full restoration.
Relevance To The Collection
508 is one of only two NCT Scania Omnicities in preservation. The other one being 504 which is also in our collection.