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44301 - Dennis Trident/Alexander
Kowloon Motor Bus
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The model - This model was released in August 1998, at the the time KMB celebrated it's 65th Anniversary. It was the first release of Corgi's new Trident/ALX500 casting, which was in fact restricted to just two releases, this and the Citybus version (44302). With the Hong Kong Transport Department's ruling that the centre doors should be moved further back, subsequent releases of this model are based on this revised casting. The model is accurate in that it represents a 12-metre vehicle.

The bus - ATR1 was the prototype low floor double deck bus for KMB and it entered service in September 1997. It was the first bus to carry the new champagne livery, which denoted it being a low floor bus. When new, it carried decals on its lower deck sides which included a childs buggy and wheelchair, emphasing it's low, non-stepped floor. It also carried a red pinstripe between decks. 

 
 Manufacturer of model  Corgi
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Dennis Trident III
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander ALX500 
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  ATR 1 (not carried)
 Registration number  HJ2127
 Route number  1A
 Destination  Star Ferry
 Quantity (total)  10,000
 
Hong Kong 
UK
 Quantities (if known)
10,000
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 Date released
Aug 1998
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Photograph of the actual ATR1
courtesy and copyright of Keith Wood.

 
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Photograph of ATR1 carrying the special decals indicating the bus's low floor.
 

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