- news of this model was announced on this site on 17th September 2008.
On 5th October, the 80M Bus Model
Shop website included the model in its 'Coming Soon' section. Further
details were received on 7th October. The model was released on 14th October
- The K310UD is the double-deck citybus variant with 9-litre 5-cylinder
310 hp engine (hence the 310 in K310UD). The 'U' indicates the bus is designed
for urban application, the 'D' denotes the chassis is made for a double
Kowloon Motor Bus of Hong Kong received two
Scania K310UD buses (complete designation: K310UD6x2EB. The 6x2 shows the
bus has a rigid bogie) with and ZF 6HP602 gearbox. The bus was designed
in close co-operation with the bodybuilder Salvador Caetano (Waterlooville)
UK in order to save weight. The first appeared at Showbus 2006 and was
shipped to Hong Kong in October 2006. It received fleet number ASU1 and
was was registered as MT6551 in March 2007. It entered service in August
2007 after testing.
The second was still under construction in
October 2006 and having been allocated fleet number ASU2, it entered service
on 14th February 2008.
The K310UD6x2EB is the replacement of the
unique K95UB6x2/4LB and also the second type of Scania double-decker bus
(the first type is the Scania N113) for KMB.
Some further photos of ASU2 can be found
in the Xtra section of the site - just follow this link.