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63665 (20079) - Volvo  B10TL 'Super Olympian'/Alexander
New World First Bus
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The model - announced on 13th April 2018 was the planned release (expected May) of six New World First Bus 12 metre Alexander ALX500 bodied Volvo 'Super Olympians'. They will feature fleet nos. 5002, 5012, 5040. 5052, 5084 and 5103.All were eventually released on 21st December 2018.
 
The bus - New World First Bus took delivery of 103 Volvo 'Super Olympians' during a period of just over three years. The first batch totalled forty (5001-40) and these were registered in July and August 1999. A further batch of twenty (5041-60) were registered between October 2000 and February 2001.  Next came a batch of nineteen (5061-79) registered in July and August 2001 - these featured Euro III engines. Ten more (5080-89) followed in November and December 2001. Interestingly, the first seven of this batch carried old registration numbers that had previously been carried by China Motor Bus buses and service vehicles. The final batch of fourteen (5090-5103) were registered in October and November 2002. This final batch featured the rear route number box above the upper rear emergency window. 
   
 Manufacturer of model  Model 1
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Volvo B10TL 'Super Olympian'
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander ALX500
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  5084
 Registration number  AD4589
 Route number  111
 Destination  Central (Macau Ferry)
 Quantity  900
 Date released - Hong Kong  21st Decemeber 2018

 

 

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