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NP1006 - Neoplan Centroliner N4426/3
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - this is one of two un-announced releases of champagne liveried Centroliners. Both carry KMB logos and appear to have been released in China only (see also NP1007).

The bus - Kowloon Motor Bus placed an initial order for 20 Neoplan N4026 Centroliners and the first arrived in Hong Kong in September 1998. This bus was allocated Fleet No. AP1 and registered  HY 1677. The Centroliner is a 12-metre low-floor double-decker and like the Dennis Tridents, is powered by a Cummins M11-305E engine.

After a series of trials, the Centroliners entered service on 1 August 1999. The first route that these buses were allocated was 296C, which runs between Sheung Tak in Tseung Kwan O and Tonkin Street in Sham Shui Po. By mid 2003, over 160 such vehicles were in the fleet. 

 
 Manufacturer of model  NP Model
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Neoplan N4426/3 Centroliner
 Prototype bodywork  -
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  AP61
 Registration number  JU2489
 Route number  66M
 Destination  Tai Hing
 Quantity  120
 Date released - Hong Kong  April 2020
 

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