|The model -
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.
- 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.