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45006a - Leyland Atlantean/Alexander
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The model - this model is one of two in a set entitled 'Network 26' and issued in Hong Kong in December 1999, the other features Leyland Olympian No. 352 (45006b).

The bus - Citybus was granted the franchise for 26 bus routes, hence the brand-name "Network 26", that were originally run by China Motor Bus, in September 1993. Such an expansion of the company's network needed an additional 200 buses, and Citybus realised that it was not possible to acquire such a larger number of new buses from manufacturers in the given period of time. Therefore the Company decided to introduce 100 second-hand Leyland Atlanteans AN68s with Alexander L-type body from Singapore Bus Service, and the remaining 100 buses were purchased new from Volvo (Leyland).

In order to unify the Company's image, and also to enable components to be shared with other types of buses in the fleet, Citybus converted the front of the Atlanteans into R-type style. When the buses joined the fleet, they received the 600-series fleet numbers.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Corgi
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Leyland Atlantean
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander
 Prototype length  10.2 metre
 Fleet number  602
 Registration number  FP124
 Route number  75
 Destination  Wong Chuk Hang
 Quantity (total)  3,700
 
      Hong Kong 
UK
 Quantities (if known)
2,450*
1,000*
 Date released
11th Dec 1999
Feb 2000

* These figures have kindly been provided by Citybus

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