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Two-axle Volvo B9TL/Wrights Gemini 2
The first two-axle Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL For Kowloon Motor Bus was spotted at Heysham Docks by Alistair Liddle on 11th July 2010. Having crossed the Irish Sea, from the Wrights factory at Ballymena, it was about to embark on its next stage of its journey to Southampton Docks, ready for its final leg to Hong Kong, where it arrived on 21st/22nd August.
 
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Heysham Docks 11th July 2010
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Alistair Liddle
Soon after arrival in Hong Kong
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Anthonys Gallery

 
On 21st October 2010 it was captured undergoing tests, as seen in the photographs below.
 
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All the above photographs courtesy and copyright of Grant Ng Kwok Kuen

     
The bus was registered on 22nd December 2010 as PP 9062 and allocated fleet number AVBWS1

     
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It briefly entered service in February 2011, but for technical reasons, was taken out of service soon afterwards.
   
All the above photographs courtesy and copyright of Grant Ng Kwok Kuen

   
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   7th April 2011 saw it re-enter service on operating on route 606 (Choi Wan - Siu Sai Wan). It is seen here at Kwun Tong.
         
A 1/76 scale diecast of this model was released on 11th March 2012 - just follow this link
   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Stuart Dobie

   
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On 30th December 2011, it appeared in 'vintage' livery with additional Bus Fan World lettering,
marking the 20th anniversary of the organisation.
   
Above photographs courtesy and copyright of Bus Fan World

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