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New Scania K230UB single-deckers - 2009
 
As reported at the beginning of March 2009, Kowloon Motor Bus had placed orders for twenty 10.6 metre and ten 12 metre Scania K230UB single-deck buses with Salvador Caetano bodywork. The final order resulted in twenty 10.6 metre and thirty 12 metre examples being deliverd, the sorter length being allocated class type ASB and the longer length ASC. The final 12 metre example was fitted with a Euro V compliant engine, and rather than receiving fleet no ASC30, was allocated fleet number ASCU1.
 

 
ASC12 is seen here on 26th December 2009, having just entered service. Note the rear route number box has now been moved to high level.
 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
 

The 12 metre examples began operating on route 74A on 18th July 2009. 
ASC3 is seen here on its first day in service.
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Martin Wong
 

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The last of the 10.6 metre batch, ASB20 (NV8110), was captured in Wing Shing Lane, Yau Ma Tei
on 7th July 2009 whilst on driver familiarisation duties.
 
The above photographs courtesy and copyright of Vincent Chong
 

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The first of the batch entered service in late May 2009 and were allocated class type ASB. 
ASB6 (NU9285) was photographed in Jordan Road on 27th May
on route 2C to Tsim Sha Tsui.
 
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The same vehicle on the same route - 4th June 2009
 
The above photographs courtesy and copyright of Vincent Chong
 

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The following photographs were taken at the end of April and are
courtesy and copyright of Pan
 

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The above photographs show one of the 12 metre examples. 
 
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The following photographs were taken in early April 2009 and are courtesy and copyright of
Neo Mak
 

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