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 Hong Kong Bus Operators ... KMB
 Alexander Dennis Enviro200 - AAU class
   
Confirmed by Alexander Dennis Ltd in June 2010 was an order for thirty Enviro200s for Kowloon Motor Bus. These vehicles are 10.4m in length and are fitted with two Ventura doors. KMB have also specified a six-cylinder EEV engine and Voith transmission to cope with the steep gradients and high passenger loadings experienced in Hong Kong. The buses have 28 Lazzerini Practico seats, allowing up to 34 standees. 
Denso air conditioning is fitted and one feature this provides is an “air curtain” over the doors, thereby maintaining the interior environment when they are open. Other features include twin row headlights, kerb lighting at the nearside rear and Hanover Flip Dot Destination gear.
 
A 1/76th scale diecast model of AAU1 was released on 26th May 2012 - click here for details

Pictured soon after arriving in Hong Kong in October 2010.
 Anthony's Gallery



 Dave Rogers & Alexander Dennis


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 Andy Higgins
   
Pictured at Euro Bus Expo 2010, NEC, Birmingham in November 2010 is fleet no. AAU12.


Taken in very early January 2011   Samuel's Bus

   
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Still awaiting licensing in February 2011  Grant Ng Kwok Kuen

     
On 30th March 2011, the first of the class was registered PU4458 and allocated the fleet number AAU1.

   
Wednesday 4th May 2011 saw AAU1 and AAU3 enter service on route 276, Tin Tsz - Sheng Shui. Unfortunately it was not a good start for AAU3, as after it had finished crew training from Yuen Long Depot, it headed to Tin Shui Wai to commence service on route 276, it experienced a technical problem at Castle Peak Road, Yuen Long, and had to return to Yuen Long Depot. It re-emerged in the afternoon operating on route 276.
   
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AAU1
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AAU3
     
 Grant Ng Kwok Kuen

 
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AAU3 AAU7
 
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AAU8
   
All the above photographs were taken on 11th June 2011 at Tin Tsz Bus Terminus and are  Philip Chan

   
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AAU21 is seen here operating on route 263M in August 2011
   
AAU24 is seen here on 28th August 2011, two days after being
 registered PZ6710
   
 Samuel's Bus Web 2011  Philip Chan

   
The final two buses of the order, AAU29 and AAU30, were registered on 14the September 2011 

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