|The model -
the second AEC Regent from Cars Workshop carries the three yellow
bands applied to vehicles from 1972 onwards indicating that the bus carried
one conductor, and that passengers should board by the front entrance,
having the correct money ready.
- KMB introduced the AEC Regent Mk V bus to its fleet in Hong Kong in the
1960s. It was the most historic and unprecedented bus type amongst
the KMB bus fleet in terms of body length (34 feet) and passenger capacity
(117 passengers). The bus was deployed mainly on the busiest routes
in the Kowloon Peninsula, such as 1, 2B, 5, 6B, and 13.
The AEC Regent Mk V bus (also called the
Long Dragon) served the public for over 25 years. It has made a significant
contribution to the transportation history of Hong Kong. And as such,
even today, it is still remembered by the public at large.
AD189 entered service in June 1966 and was
withdrawn in May 1987.