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RTD Starts 20 Freeway Express Buses on 2 Lines That Serve Southeast Area

June 11, 1987

The Southern California Rapid Transit District has pioneered the first 10 of its new long-distance freeway express buses on Line 462, which runs from Los Angeles to Santa Fe Springs, Norwalk, Cerritos and Hawaiian Gardens. The new buses, manufactured by Neoplan USA, went into service Saturday.

Another 10 went into service Monday on Line 460 from Los Angeles to Norwalk, Knott's Berry Farm and Disneyland. Eventually, the RTD will have 90 of these buses in service.

The Neoplan buses will be used for express routes ranging up to 65 miles in length. The 47-passenger vehicles have high-backed, padded seats, overhead baggage racks, reading lights, tinted windows and air conditioning. Each is equipped with a wheelchair lift, a single passenger door and dual sets of rear wheels.

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