Without a doubt these are the big buses of the Metro fleet, their size only becomes really apparent when you step through the front doors and see just how far away is the back of the bus. Metro took delivery of their first three artics over 20 years ago and the last unit arrived in 1988.All units remain in service today and all are located in Hobart.
Nos.701-703 are powered by 265 bhp diesel motors coupled to 4 speed automatic transmissions; the bodies are by Volgren on B58 chassis.
The remaining artics are B10M Mk1 and Mk2 chassis with 245 bhp diesel motors coupled to 4 speed automatic transmissions. Bodies are by PMC of Adelaide. The Mk1 models have two sets of doors while the Mk2 models have three sets of doors.