ADL WINS 180 DOUBLE-DECKER BUS ORDER FOR HONG KONG

Photography by: courtesy ADL


ROOF-MOUNTED solar panels will feature on the 180 Alexander Dennis double-decker buses scheduled for delivery to Hong Kong operator KMB in the first half of 2020, the company has announced.

ADL WINS 180 DOUBLE-DECKER BUS ORDER FOR HONG KONG
"Our Enviro500 will excel in challenging topography and climate on some of the most arduous duty cycles in the world,” ADL’s managing director Asia Pacific, Paul Davies, explained.

Alexander Dennis Limited (ADL), which is now a subsidiary of North America’s NFI Group Inc. (NFI) - one of the world’s largest independent global bus manufacturers, it states – has announced that Hong Kong’s largest bus operator, The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited (KMB), has placed a "…firm order for 180 Enviro500 three-axle double deckers."

Included in the order are 76 short-wheelbase Enviro500 at a length of 11.3 metres, as well as 104 longer vehicles at 12.8 metres. Offering 80 and 98 seats, respectively, they will be among the first buses for Hong Kong to be fitted with three-point belts at all seats, the company states.

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HERE COMES THE SUN

The new Enviro500 for KMB will be powered by low-emission Euro 6 engines, ADL confirms. Solar panels on the roof will support the energy requirements of the powerful air-conditioning system, as well as other auxiliary loads, it explains.

According to the company, this new order continues a long-standing relationship between Alexander Dennis and KMB, which has now ordered more than 2,200 Enviro500 buses from Alexander Dennis since the current generation model was launched in 2012.

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ADL’s managing director Asia Pacific, Paul Davies, said: "We are delighted that, to deliver its world-class passenger service, KMB continues to place its confidence in Alexander Dennis vehicles and support with this latest order for 180 double-deck buses."

"Designed and built with our unrivalled expertise in double-deck buses, our Enviro500 will excel in challenging topography and climate on some of the most arduous duty cycles in the world," he explained.

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ABOUT KMB

The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited (KMB) is the largest franchised bus operator in Hong Kong, serving around 2.8 million passenger trips each day with a fleet of around 4,000 buses operating on more than 400 routes, it states.

With more than eight decades’ experience, KMB leads the industry in providing safe, efficient, and quality services, it says.

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