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000803 - MCW 'Super' Metrobus
China Motor Bus
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Photograph courtesy of Jotus Model Depot
 
The model - this model appeared in ABC Model's catalogue issued at Showbus 2000 and was first released in the UK in November 2000. It was released in Hong Kong on 5th January 2001.

The bus - MCW Super Metrobuses ML1 and ML2 were the first of six trial buses to be used by China Motor Bus for evaluation purposes. ML1 was delivered in May 1981, with ML2 following in late October that same year. Upon it's withdrawal from service, it was shipped to Australia for City Sightseeing duties. 

ML1 has since been acquired for preservation, and the following Xtra page shows the same vehicle on 26th January 2007, Australia Day, operating a special shuttle service in Sydney.

 
 Manufacturer of model  ABC Models
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  MCW 'Super' Metrobus
 Prototype bodywork   -
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  ML1
 Registration number  CM 8935
 Route number  101
 Destination  Kwun Tong
 Quantity (total)  3,000
 
    Hong Kong 
United Kingdom
 Quantities (if known)
?
 Date released
5th January 2001
17th November 2000

 
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ML1 in pristine condition, having just been 
completed and on test from MCW.
Photograph courtesy and copyright of David Cole

 
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ML1 was spotted in  a City Sightseeing depot, when it was transferred from Adelaide, South Australia and on its way north to Gold Coast in Queensland
Photograph courtesy of KMB 2E Bus Page
 

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