愉景灣交通服務有限公司 DB Transit Services Limited

愉景灣經過香港興業國際集團不斷發展,今天已經成為一個自給自足的低密度住宅社區。一直以來,島上居民主要依賴渡輪往返巿區,而在島內則依靠接駁巴士,穿梭往返島上的住宅區,這跟大嶼山以往的交通模式十分相似。為愉景灣提供優質的公共交通服務的責任,是落在愉景灣交通服務有限公司身上。過往,在區內行走的巴士,都是以日本車廠所出產的產品為主,大型巴士計有五十鈴,小型巴士則以三菱及豐田為主,而愉景灣高爾夫球會亦擁有兩架日產柴油中型巴士。

隨著區內發展,人口增加,為應付隨之而來的上升客量,除了增購船隻以加密往返中環的渡輪班次,愉景灣交通服務有限公司亦訂購大容量的單層巴士,以配合連接區內住宅區及碼頭的接駁服務。一九九四年十一月,兩輛裝有原廠頭尾幅的平治O405底盤由德國運抵本港,正式開始了歐洲製造巴士服務愉景灣的日子。兩輛O405由亞洲車身廠裝配車身,終於在一九九五年年中運抵愉景灣服務居民。由於表現理想,愉景灣再於一九九六年及九八年購進兩架採用西班牙Hispano Carrocera車身的O405。

緊接著O405,一架來自英國丹尼士的九點二米飛鏢於一九九七年加入愉景灣交通服務有限公司,這架飛鏢採用Plaxton Pointer雙門版車身,行走購物專線。這架飛鏢在香港來說是獨一無二。而在不久之後,兩架長十點六米的Plaxton Pointer單門版本低地台飛鏢亦登陸愉景灣,服務接駁碼頭及附近住宅區的路線,亦開展了愉景灣採用低地台巴士的歲月。一九九九年,再有兩架低地台丹尼士飛鏢加入愉景灣交通服務有限公司,跟首架飛鏢巴士一樣,行走購物專線,唯一不同是配用新款Plaxton Pointer 2車身。

愉景灣交通服務有限公司並沒有遺忘購入小型巴士,除了購入日本產品外,一九九八年更出現了兩架德國平治O814,跟同期澳門新福利及二零零零年本港懲教處購進新車一樣,裝上由Plaxton提供的Beaver 2型車身。不過往後時間,每當需要購入新小型巴士時,訂單仍然落入日本廠家手中。

到了二零零零年,愉景灣隧道通車,這標誌著愉景灣再不單靠海路作對外交通路徑。配合這個轉變,除了開辦接駁東通巿中心(DB01R)及機場的路線(DB02R),更重要變化是出現於其車隊。為配合新增路線需要,五架配原廠猛獅單門版車身德國猛獅NL262及兩輛中港車身的猛獅13.220加入愉景灣。自此之後,愉景灣每每需要增購新車,都以猛獅為主,唯獨小型巴士是一個例外。在這支以猛獅為主的車隊中,有配Berkhof車身的14.220,以及配Caetano車身,NL262後繼車型的NL263,Goppel車身的12.220。而客車方面,亦出現有配Berkhof車身的13.220及18.310,服務愉景灣高爾夫球會及機場路線。

二零零五年配合迪士尼樂園開幕,當時的地鐵東涌線增設欣澳站,以方便乘客轉乘迪士尼線,這亦再改變了愉景灣居民使用公共交通的模式。愉景灣交通服務有限公司配合欣澳站開通增闢DB03R,由於欣澳轉乘地鐵更為方便,甫一開辦便吸引大量居民使用,亦進一步打擊渡輪的載客量。為了應付需求,愉景灣首先向城巴購入五架猛獅NL262。在為了應付日益增長的需求,以及更換車隊需要,猛獅聯同馬來西亞順豐車身,均能繼續向愉景灣供應不同種類的新車,當中包括一架由內地猛獅客車製造的A84,而自此愉景灣便成為一處猛獅巴士集中地。另外,愉景灣遊艇會亦購入了兩輛宇通客車,成為隊中唯一的國產巴士款式。

今天,車隊中於九十年代末投入服務的歐洲巴士已經開始退役,而為配合愉景灣發展所帶來的客量增長及用作車隊更新之用,一輛亞歷山大丹尼士Enviro500十二米雙層巴士二零一一年初被安排駛進愉景灣作試路,最終於二零一四年,愉景灣落實訂購六架B9TL十二米雙層巴士,配用Wright Eclipse Gemini 2車身,並於二零一五年八月投入服務。同時受惠於環境保護處綠色運輸試驗基金,兩架來自中國的華廈神龍電動巴士亦於二零一四年交付予愉景灣,並於同年十二月下旬投入服務。

Discovery Bay, known as Tai Pak Wan in the past, was developed into a successful low density residential areas by Hong Kong Resort Company Limited. Like Lantau Island in the past, ferries was the only means of external transport while buses were as shuttle service between different residential areas within Discovery Bay. All these services mentioned above are provided by Discovery Bay Transit Services Limited(DBTSL). The bus fleet of DBTSL mainly composed of Japanese product including Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Nissan Diesel.

As the increase of the residents brought by the development of Discovery Bay, DBSTL not only introduced more vessels with higher capacity, but also placed order for high capacity full-sized single decker for the shuttle service. In 1994, DBTSL acquired their first European bus model, Mercedes Benz O405. The first two were arrived with the original front and rear grille and completed their bodyworks by Asia Auto locally. This pair of O405 commissioned in mid. of 1995 and further two O405s with Hispano Carrocera bodyworks of Spain were introduced in 1996 and 1998 respectively.

In 1997, a Dennis Dart 9.2m bodied by Plaxton was introduced for using on the Shoppers' Bus service. The era of low floor bus in Discovery Bay also started with Dennis Dart, two Dennis Dart with Plaxton Pointer bodyworks joined after a short while of the commissioned of the first Dennis Dart. These two Dart SLF are resembled to the sample operated by City Bus unless they were fitted with single door Pointer bodyworks. The first Dennis Dart in Discovery Bay is unique in Hong Kong as it is the only 9.2m step entrance sample with dual-doorways bodywork. Further delivery of Dennis Dart SLF was made in 1999 with a pair of Plaxton Pointer 2 bodyworks samples entered service in 1999 for the use of Shoppers' Bus.

Instead of the O405, there are another Mercedes Benz product found in DBTSL, two O814 minibuses with Plaxton Beaver 2 bodyworks joined in 1998 for internal service. However, when there was the need for minibuses, the order went to Japanese and no more European minibuses purchased until now.

The opening of the Discovery Bay Tunnel in 2000 resulted in a much convenience of external transport. DB01R linked with the Town Centre of Tung Chung and DB02R to and from the airport were launched and a fleet of MAN buses were purchased for these services. DB01R served with MAN NL262 with their single door bodyworks completed by MAN in Germany while DB02R served by two MAN 13.220 with local China Kong bodyworks. This was the start of a good relationships among MAN and DBTSL. DBTSL tended to MAN when acquired new buses with only minibuses was an exception. There is a diversity of MAN in the fleet including MAN 14.220 with Berkhof bodywork, the successor of NL262, NL263 with Portugal Caetano bodyworks, 12.220 bodied by Goppel. In addition, MAN 13.220 and 18.310 with Berkhof bodyworks serving the members of the Discovery Bay Golf Club and the DB02R.

The networks of DBTSL was further expanded in 2005 after the opening of Sunny Bay MTR Station. A new route DB03R was introduced and widely welcomed by the residents as it is much convenient to interchange MTR Tung Chung Line at Sunny Bay. To cope with the demand, DBTSL first purchased five MAN NL262 from City Bus. On the other hand, MAN together with Gemilang in Malaysia, successfully in providing new buses to DBTSL for catering the demand and replaced the aging bus in the fleet. The most noticeable should be the A84 made by Lions Bus which chassis made in China. Though two Yutongs from China acquired by the Discovery Bay Marina Club, MAN still is the mainstream of the fleet.

As buses entered service in 90s started to withdraw and more residents bring by the development of Discovery Bay, DBTSL evaluated a Alexander Dennis Enviro500 in early 2011 for testing the use of double-decker within Discovery Bay. Finally, DBTSL ordered a batch of 6 Volvo B9TL double deckers with Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodywork in 2014 and entered service in Aug ., 2015. To go one step further, benefited from the Pilot Green Transport Fund offered by Environmental Protection Department, a pair of GDEV electric bus was delivered to the community and started to serve the residents in the end of Dec., 2014.

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車型 Vehicle Types
最後更新 Last Updated
平治 O405 Mercedes Benz O405
25/11/2012
平治 O814 Mercedes Benz O814
02/12/2012
丹尼士飛鏢 Dennis Dart
20/11/2016
亞歷山大丹尼士飛鏢E200 Alexander Dennis Enviro200Dart
02/06/2017
猛獅NL系 MAN NL Series
27/06/2013
猛獅 14.220 MAN 14.220
08/04/2013
猛獅 12.220 MAN 12.220
22/04/2013
猛獅 12.240/14.250 MAN 12.240/14.250
11/03/2013
猛獅 A84 MAN A84
28/01/2013
猛獅客車 MAN Coach
13/05/2013
豐田 Coaster Toyota Coaster
27/05/2013
三菱 Rosa Mitsubishi Rosa
18/03/2013
宇通ZK9868HE Yutong ZK9868HE
11/02/2013
富豪 B7R Volvo B7R
08/08/2015
華廈神龍LS-150-105 GDEV LS-150-105
19/06/2017
Scania K280IB
01/10/2015
大宇BH117L Daewoo BH117L
12/06/2016

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