|The model -
this is one of two Ciybus Alexander Dennis Enviro400 models announced
by Model 1 on
26th June 2020 and released on 30th December 2020. The other features fleet
no. 7055 (63377). The model represents the vehicle whilst on temporary loan to New World First Bus, hence the windscreen sticker.
- in 2009
it was confirmed both
Kowloon Motor Bus and Citybus had placed an order for one
Alexander Dennis Enviro400, presumably for evaluation purposes. It is
special dispensation had been granted by the Hong Kong Transport
Department to allow these buses to operate as their weights exceed the
current maximum allowed for two axle buses. These
two buses arrived in Hong Kong,
from the UK, on 23rd November 2009. The Citybus example was
allocated fleet number 7000 and was registered on 1st February
2010, entering service a week later.A second example, 7001, was registered on 2nd July 2010.
differ quite considerably from the standard UK version, losing the
large curved upper windscreen and the rather ugly, in my opinion, front
upper side window. The rear is also much improved. They feature full
air-conditioning and are 10.5 metres in length.
received two batches following the initial delivery of 7000/7001. The
first, 7002-7039, were registered between August and December 2011 with
7040-7059 being registered between February and May 2013. These buses
replaced the short 10.4 metre Dennis Dragons.