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92801 - Alexander Dennis Enviro400
 Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - news of this model appeared in the May 2011 edition of 'KMB Today'. It was initially expected to be released in June, but is currently set for release on 28th May. 

The bus - three-axle double deckers have been the norm for Hong Kong for the past twenty years, so it was a surprise when in early in 2009 it was confirmed both Kowloon Motor Bus and Citybus had placed an order for one vehicle, presumably for evaluation purposes. It is believed that special dispensation has 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. 

These models 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.

ATSE1 entered service on 17th February 2010 on route 606 between Siu Sai Wan (Island Resort) and Choi Wan and continues to operate this same route.

Further details of the bus can be found in the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
 
 Manufacturer of model  Cars Workshop
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Alexander Dennis Enviro400
 Prototype bodywork  - 
 Prototype length  10.5 metre
 Fleet number  ATSE1
 Registration number  PC4053
 Route number  606
 Destination  Siu Sai Wan
 Quantity  2,200
 Date released - Hong Kong 28th May 2011


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Pictured at Choi Wan on 30th November 2010 preparing to leave for Siu Sai Wan (Island Resort)
 

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