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Body and Seating Codes


All our PDF booklets use the standard PSV Circle seating codes when describing the body and seating arrangements for double and single deck buses and coaches as detailed below:


The seating capacity of a double deck vehicle is usually expressed as the number of seats in the upper saloon 'over' the number of seats in the lower saloon - for example 30/26 indicates a vehicle having 30 seats on the upper deck and 26 seats on the lower deck. Highbridge and lowbridge refer to the body layout and not the overall height of the vehicle (i.e. lowbridge has a sunken gangway on the upper deck or part thereof).





Letters placed after the seating capacity:

C

D
F
L
O
R
RD
RP

T



Centre entrance (if there are two or more
pairs of seats in front of the entrance)
Dual entrance/exit (or more than two)
Front entrance
Wheelchair lift (shown after entrance)
Open staircase (shown after entrance)
Rear entrance
Rear entrance with doors fitted
Rear entrance with open platform
(early vehicles)
Toilet fitted (shown after entrance)

Letters placed before the seating capacity:

AB
AC
B  
C  
CH
CL
CO
Ch
DP
F   
H   
HD
L  
M  
O   
RC
T  


Articulated Bus
Articulated Coach
Single-deck bus
Single-deck coach
Double-deck highbridge coach
Double-deck lowbridge coach
Convertible open top vehicle
Charabanc
Single-deck dual-purpose vehicle
Full fronted vehicle (where not normally fitted)
Double-deck highbridge bus
Half-deck coach
Double-deck lowbridge bus
Minibus
Permanent open top vehicle
Airport/Observation coach
Toastrack