- this model was unveiled at the annual History of Hong Kong Buses Exhibition
in August 2007. It follows the releases of the short Duple Metsec Tridents
in both Citybus (39601)
and Kowloon Motor Bus (92001)
liveries. It receives the NWFB product code of 20021 as well as the 80M
product code of 39602.
- New World First Bus 3601 started life as a demonstrator and it's specification
is somewhat different to other Duple Metsec bodied vehicles in the fleet.
Most noticeable is the rounded headlights - these are normally rectangular.
Details of where and when it operated as a demonstrator are not known. It
entered service in September 2000 and could easily be identified at the
time as the headlight/indicator surrounds were painted green. Photographs
of the vehicle can be found on Gakei's excellent Hong Kong Bus Exhibition
Centre website, just follow this link.