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hkbus1001 - Volvo B10TL 'Super Olympian'/Alexander
New World First Bus
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The model - announced on 14th November 2000, this new casting of a Volvo Super Olympian with Alexander bodywork, was released by another new manufacturer, Creative Master Northcord Ltd. The vehicle represents New World First Bus Fleet No 5011 with special advertising. New World First Bus has allocated this model a product code of 20005.

The bus - New World First Bus has proudly taken on the mission to serve the Tseung Kwan O community!

In addition to the large orders for Dennis Tridents, NWFB also ordered a number of Volvo B10TL 'Super Olympian' chassis. As a result of the prolonged development programme, the new chassis could not be made available within the very exacting time scale required by the operator. As a result, only 40 such chassis were purchased as part of the requirement for 500 new buses in two years.

Since February 2000, the first two of the seven Tseung Kwan O Kowloon routes - awarded in November 1999 - have been in operation. The Alexander ALX500 bodied Volvo Super olympian buses were decorated using a Shogun theme to mark this new chapter in its strive for service excellence. This limited edition model of 'Allegiance' is in commemoration of this significant milestone.

The above information is courtesy of Mike Davis, author of 
'Hong Kong Buses Volume Five - New World First Bus - The First Two Years'.

 
 Manufacturer of model  Creative Master Northcord Ltd
 Prototype chassis  Volvo Super Olympian
 Prototype bodywork  Alexander ALX 500
 Prototype length  12 metre
 Fleet number  5011
 Registration number  JD5780
 Route number  796X
 Destination  Sheung Tak
 Quantity  5,000
 Date released - Hong Kong 17th November 2000

 
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Mark Savelli, Operations Director
New World First Bus, with 5011
Photograph courtesy of Danny Chan (Northcord Transport)
   

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