猛獅12.220 MAN 12.220

編號 Class:DBAY79,86

愉景灣交通服務有限公司向於二零零二年向猛獅購入九架新車,其中兩架12.220中型低地台巴士,作為替代車齡漸高,服務購物專線的三菱Rosa,進一步提升相關服務的水平。

從外觀上,這兩架12.220跟早於二零零一年加盟愉景灣的NL263非常相似,但事實上裝配在它們的車身並非由葡萄牙的Caetano供應,而是由德國Goppel車身廠裝配,Goppel是猛獅的指定車身供應商,而在往後引進本港的猛獅巴士,再不復見Goppel車身。儘管車身稍長於丹尼士飛鏢,但載客量較飛鏢少了三人,共運載四十九名乘客,當中有二十七個是企位。因應傷健共融精神,這兩架猛獅12.220提供了輪椅停泊位置,而配合購物專線對象需要,除了右前輪上方提供行李架外,左邊中門後亦設有多一個行李架。機械配置方面,猛獅引擎配合ZF傳動系統可說是基本配搭,常見由主引擎驅動的頂置式空調系統,由德國超卓提供。而兩部巴士新抵港時,已經配備有電子路線牌箱。

兩部12.220在愉景灣服務的日子中沒有太大改變,在購物巴士生涯中偶爾支援其他路線,而當有關服務於二零零四年悉數取消後,其獨特橙白色彩得到保留,直到二零零五年左右才被翻鬆成綠白為主的愉景灣交通服務有限公司色彩。踏入二零零八年,愉景灣交通服務有限公司因應配合全新企業形象Dbay,車隊編號由HKR開首改作DBAY,兩架12.220亦不能例外,隨後二零一零年進一步翻鬆成「Dbay」企業色彩,另外,原先設於中門後的行李架亦被拆除,改為加設兩個座位。

MAN successfully gained purchasing order of supplying 9 new buses from DBTSL. Among of these 9 buses, two of them are 12.220 super low floor midibus and substituted the aging Mitsubishi Rosa used to serve the Shoppers' Bus.

The bodywork fitted on the MAN 12.220 was supplied by Goppel, one of the designated bodybuilder of MAN. Their appearance almost identical to MAN NL263 though Caetano is the bodybuilder for the latter. In fact, no more Goppel bodyworks introduced afterwards. Total capacity of the MAN 12.220 carried was 49 passengers with 22 seats provided, 3 passengers less than the Dart carried. Wheelchair parking bay with two luggage racks are offered to suit the need of Shoppers' Bus. MAN 12.220 is powered by engine supplied by MAN with ZF fully automatic transmissions, powerful enough to drive the roof mounted air conditioning unit supplied by Sutrak. To go one step further, electronic route display was fitted when new.

Instead of the Shoppers' Bus duty, this pair of midibus also supporting other routes during morning peak hours. The unique orange and white livery was retained after the cancellation of Shoppers' Bus in 2004, and standard DBTSL livery was applied circa 2005. As a new corporate image of DIscovery Bay, Dbay was launched in 2008, prefix of fleet number of all vehicles in Discovery Bay changed from HKR to DBAY including the MAN 12.220. The new purple and white "Dbay" livery was painted in 2008 and luggage rack near to the exit was replaced with two seats.


車隊編號/車牌 Fleet No./Registration No.:HKR79/KR1965

車隊編號/車牌 Fleet No./Registration No.:DBAY79/KR1965

車隊編號/車牌 Fleet No./Registration No.:DBAY86/KP8761

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