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45006b - Leyland Olympian/Alexander
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Citybus
Photographs courtesy of Simon Ayres
 
The model - this model is one of a set of two models issued as 'Network 26'. 

The bus - In 1992 Citybus won the tender from the Hong Kong Government to take over the franchise of 28 routes from China Motor Bus. This network included 26 local Hong Kong Island routes and two cross-harbour routes with a requirement for 100 new air-conditioned buses and 100 non air-conditioned buses.

The air-conditioned double-deck buses included 52 twelve metre Leyland Olympians, which were the first of their type in Hong Kong.

The non air-conditioned buses were purchased second-hand from Singapore and were refurbished to bring them up to standard, prior to entering service.

The name "Network 26" was the brand name given to this network of routes and was applied to most of the buses operating on them, as well as bus stops and publicity.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Corgi
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander R type
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  352
 Registration number  FR 3046
 Route number  170
 Destination  Wah Fu
 Commissioned by  Citybus
 Quantity (total)  3,700
 
      Hong Kong 
UK
 Quantities (if known)
2,450*
1,000*
 Date released
11th Dec 1999
Feb 2000

* These figures have kindly been provided by Citybus

Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot

 
Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot
 

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