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 Dennis Dart/Marshall fleet no. CX1 in preservation
 
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The CX1 Story

China Motor Bus took delivery of eight Marshall bodied Dennis Darts in 1994. These were mainly for use on the new A20 Airport Express service between Central and Kai Tak. They were allocated fleet numbers CX1-8 and were registered on either 13th or 14th September 1994. 

CX1* was acquired from CMB for preservation in 2008 after CMB decided, in 2007, not to extend the life of its Private Bus fleet (except Tilling Stevens “HK104”). It is still very healthy for its age, as it served CMB (franchised operation) for just 4 years until 1998, and idled at Chai Wan Depot for 10 years^.

In 2010, it was carefully restored by replacement of new panels and a re-spray into its original livery, as new in 1994, with simple but smart “AIRPORT EXPRESS” banner.

The owner is low-profile and not willing to be interviewed by local media.  However, he’ll be happy to receive feedback and answer any enquiries and through email : cmb_dart@yahoo.com.hk

* CX1 was in fact CX2 before restoration and refurbishment.  Its owner renumbered it as CX1 for personal interest.  The other Darts (CX1 and 3) in fleet, retired in 2007, and were scrapped.  In fact, they were incomplete after sharing parts with the others for some years.  Also, CMB requested the buyer to return major parts for spare of the serving fleet in same model (CX4 to 8).

^ From Sept 1998 to early 2008, CX2 just ran annually for vehicle examination and licencing during these period.  CX 1 to 3 were deregistered in September 2007.

   
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Interior and cab photos of CX1.  Its maximum speed is 80km/h.
   
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Where is my airport terminal?   Where is my airport terminal?
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