- the mock up of this model was first unveiled by EFE at the Showbus
Bus Rally on 24th September. It's next appearance, alongside a
model, was at the 2007 Exhibition of History of Hong Kong Buses in
2007. The first quantities of this model were finally released in Hong
Kong on 2nd April 2008.
- the MC (Metrobus Coach) class consisted of 12 MCW Metrobus Mk 1.
vehicles were purchased new in 1978 in order to encourage the motorist
to commute by bus to the Central business district in conjunction with
the other bus priority schemes introduced at the time. They were the
double-deck coaches operating in the Territory.
1978, 10 MCs were allocated
to two new coach routes introduced between the Central district and the
more affluent residential areas of Stanley and Chung Hom Kok. No
was allowed, thus avoiding overcrowding.
continued to serve on these
two coach routes until they were relieved by single-deck
Dennis Darts in late 1991, when they were re-allocated as buses to
on route 13, on the mid-levels of Hong Kong Island. The MCs contributed
significantly to CMB's order for the very high capacity buses, forty 11
metre two-axle MB class vehicles and eighty-four 12 metre three-axle ML
class vehicles in the following years.
When CMB lost
its franchise of Hong Kong
Island, and cross-harbour tunnel routes in 1998, all 12 MCs, among
in the fleet, were sold to New World First Bus. In an attempt to
the whole New World First Bus fleet to air-conditioned vehicles, the
were withdrawn from passenger