|The model -
news of the two 'Proud of You' decorated models was announced on 8th
October 2021. The second features V6B176 on route 66X (KMB2021106).
This model was released on 23rd October 2021.
|The following is an article from The Standard, Hong Kong on 10th August 2021:-|
celebrate the outstanding performance of Hong Kong athletes at the
Tokyo Olympics and to extend the enthusiasm of the Games, Kowloon Motor
Buses Co Ltd (KMB) has launched two Olympics-themed buses, which began
their journey today.
two buses cover route 66X, traveling between Tuen Mun (Tai Hing Estate)
and Olympic Station, and route 270B, traveling between Sheung Shui and
color white is used as the main tone for the body of the buses. There
are also silhouette images on the bodies, using the colors of the five
Olympic rings – blue, yellow, black, green and red.
images represent Hong Kong athletes who are in action when competing in
the 13 Olympics events, including swimming, track and field,
gymnastics, karate, table tennis, cycling, windsurfing, equestrian,
fencing, triathlon, golf and badminton.
is also a message written on the body of the buses, saying “PROUD OF
YOU,” which expresses gratitude to athletes for creating history for
Hong Kong in Tokyo.
KMB had already give out one-year free rides, and “bus naming rights”
to all members of the Hong Kong delegation. Every member can name one
KMB bus, and a tag with naming content and messages will be displayed
at the front of the bus compartment.
On the other hand, Octopus Card Ltd will issue a special edition of the smart card to Hong Kong athletes as well.
tailor-made Octopus cards will feature drawings of each athlete created
by photorealist artist Paul Lung, capturing the unforgettable moments
for them. These unique cards will be sent to the athletes very soon.
spokesperson of Octopus Card Ltd praised the athletes for their
perseverance and determination, and hoped that the cards will
commemorate their moments at the Olympics."
Motor Bus introduced it's first Wrights Gemini 3
bodied Volvo B8Ls, classified as V6Bxx, in March 2019 and by the 27th
July 2021 the fleet stood at 198 buses. V6B166 was first
on 17th February 2021.