猛獅14.220 MAN 14.220
When the construction of Discovery Bay Tunnel still processing, DBTSL actively in preparing the opening of the external routes including acquired additional buses. The first batch to be ordered was a pair of MAN 14.220 low floor buses, the first MAN product in DBTSL.
The gross vehicle weight and the maximum horsepower of the engine can be known from the model name according to the tradition nomenclature of MAN: the first two digits represented the gross vehicle weight while the last three, maximum horsepower of the engine. These two MAN 14.220 were bodied by Berkhof from Netherlands, Berkhof was first introduced to Hong Kong in mid. of 1990s when GDHK purchased a large number of European coaches with their bodyworks. In addition, when City Bus placed further order for MAN 24.310 double decker, Berkhof bodywork was chosen too.
When they were delivered in 1999, construction works of the tunnel not yet completed and DBTSL arranged them serving internal routes. MAN 14.220 can accommodate 61 passengers with 36 seats provided, though they are low floor design, no wheelchair parking bay offered while a luggage rack was provided for commuters. Before 2008, roller-blind route display was used and after refurbishment works carried out, electronic route display was fitted.
The MAN 14.220 mainly served internal routes 9 and 9A at present though they supported the route running between Discovery Bay and Tung Chung in the past. They were painted with standard Dbay corporate colour scheme in 2010 with their fleet number changed from HKR36 and 37 to DBAY36 and 37 to cope with the new image of Dbay.
車隊編號/車牌 Fleet No./Registration No.：DBAY36/JC3426
車隊編號/車牌 Fleet No./Registration No.：HKR37/JC4122
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