丹尼士三叉戟十點六米 Dennis Trident 10.6m
The fleet of NWFB is mainly composed of Dennis Tridents with different length including those 10.6m model. There was 63 10.6m Dennis Trident in NWFB fleet and 62 of them were fitted with Walter Alexander ALX500 modified version bodyworks and entered service in the mid. of 1999. To promote their shorter bodywork, a ruler designed banner was applied on 1601. Moreover, 1620 is the 400th new bus in the fleet. While the remaining one, fleet no. 3601, is fitted with Duple Metsec standard height bodywork. The appearance is similar to those Trident 10.6m with Duple Metsec bodyworks (ATS1-50) in KMB. 3601 started it service life since Sept., 2000 and it is also the only Trident 10.6m with Duple Metsec bodywork within the fleet.
After the commissioned of all 10.6m Tridents with ALX500 bodyworks, they mainly served Stanley and mid-level routes. They also served Shek O route as trial but they eventually replaced by 10.3m Tridents. In addition, those Trident can also be seen on routes serving Braemer Hill, trunk routes of Eastern District like 8 and 19. Some 10.6m Tridents decorated with all-over Cathay Pacific advertisements were deployed on route M21 before the cancellation of the service. In Southern District, 10.6m Tridents mainly served routes like 4, 94A, 590A, M590, 595 and holiday routes operated in swimming season. Some Tridents were fitted with 'tree bumper' which made them suitable for the routes passing through hillside road.
3601 was used as demonstrator for overseas market before shipped to Hong Kong in 2000. There are some differences in specification of 3601 and other Tridents. For example, the Lazzerini seats is different in design by other Lazzerini seats commonly seen in Hong Kong. Sliding doors as the centre exit like the Cityflyer of City Bus was chosen in 3601. The original electronic display was supplied by a German company Lawo-Luminator-Europa, however, this display cannot function in early days until it was changed to a Hanover product. 3601 was served South Horizons route 595 after entering service and afterwards, 3601 now mainly serving route 26, 81 and 109.
As there were surplus buses after the networks reconstruction, three batches of 47 Dennis Trident 10.6m were sold to KCRC Bus Division between the end of 2004 and the end of 2005. The first in the fleet and the 400th NWFB buses mentioned before were also included.
It is a common scene for the remaining Trident 10.6m in the fleet serving on different routes within the NWFB networks.
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