猛獅12.240/14.250 MAN 12.240/14.250

編號 Class:DBAY109,110,175,176

愉景灣首兩輛平治O405巴士在二零零八年已達十三年車齡,需要進行大驗才可繼續行走,為了減省有關成本及時間,以及提高服務質素,兩架平治O405便於同年十二月退役。接替它們在愉景灣服務居民的角色同樣來自德國,不過是另一家車廠─猛獅,而且不是大型低地台巴士,而是一台中型低地台巴士底盤。

猛獅向愉景灣提供了兩台12.240盤,從型號小數點前的兩位數目字,可以得知該車型可承受的重量,小數點後三個數目字則是引擎最高輸出馬力。在引進這兩架12.240時候,愉景灣車隊中的猛獅巴士車身,已經是選用馬來西亞順豐出品,故此在這兩台新車上亦不作他想,外觀上跟新加坡新捷運的Scania K230UB選用的車身相近,只是套用在這款中型巴士上,短小車身更覺高佻。新車配用原廠歐盟四型引擎及ZF全自動傳動系統,並於車尾引擎蓋貼有宣傳字樣,向居民傳遞這是區內首批符合相關排氣標準的巴士的訊息。由主引擎驅動的空調系統由日本電裝提供,而由於低地台區域主要用作企位,故此在載客量方面,合共提供二十七人座位及二十九個企位,並一併於車廂內提供了一個行李架。這兩架猛獅12.240不單止接替了平治O405在隊中的位置,同時繼承了原先的車隊編號(DBAY109及110),於二零零九年一月開始服務區內居民。

二零一一年,愉景灣再次向猛獅車廠增購新車配合發展及車隊更替需要,除了增購一架大型低地台巴士NL323外,同時購入兩架14.250中型巴士。由於配用跟DBAY109及110相同的順豐車身,所以一般人是不會察覺這兩架新車跟之前的有何分別。在設計上,這兩台底盤是屬於A66型車系,而從型號名稱可以知道最高承重是14公噸,而引擎發出最大馬力有250匹。在排放方面,這批新車較上兩架新車更勝一籌,符合歐盟五型排放標準,波箱則是福伊特產品。而外觀上最明顯分別則是電子牌箱跟DBAY109及110有所不同。

兩車雖然早於二零一一年抵港,但因為要處理一些機械上問題,以適應愉景灣區內道路環境,一直要待到二零一二年年初才交付愉景灣,獲得DBAY175及176編號後,於二月初投入服務。目前這四架猛獅中型巴士主要行走8,9A及9S,在愉景灣碼頭十分容易找到它們的蹤影。

The first pair of Mercedes Benz O405 of DBTSL reached 13 years old in 2008 and need to undergo COF (Certificate of Fitness) for their license renewal. In Dec., 2008, however, DBTSL decided to withdraw them to save the cost and time of COF. As a replacement, two MAN 12.240 midibuses were acquired.

The maximum gross weight and the power output can be known from the model name, 12 tonnes and 240 bhp respectively. At the time when DBTSL purchased this pair of MAN midibuses, Gemilang already become the sole bodywork supplier on MAN chassis in the fleet and the bodywork fitted on the 12.240 is highly resembled to the Scania K230UB of SBS Transit in Singapore. For mechanical specification, a Euro 4 emission standard MAN engine was fitted, the first for DBTSL, with transmission unit from ZF and powerful enough to drive the Nippon-Denso air conditioning unit. To promote their environmental friendly feature, their engine cover was decorated with a special designed sign.

These two MAN 12.240 can carry 56 passengers and benefited from the large standing bay of the low floor area, 29 standees are allowed. A luggage rack was provided at nearside of the cabin. The fleet number of the retired O405 was applied on this pair of MAN 12.240 and they started to serve Discovery Bay residents since Jan., 2009.

DBTSL further took delivery of MAN new buses in 2011 and two 14.250 chassis, from the A66 series, were included. It is difficult to distinguish them from the MAN 12.240 as same Gemilang bodyworks were fitted unless different electronic route display was chosen. The 14.250 is powered by a MAN Euro 5 engine with Voith gearbox. Though they already arrived in 2011, they were stored at the dealership for modification works to make them much suitable for running in Discovery Bay. Finally, DBTSL received them in Feb., 2012 and classed as DBAY175 and 176. At present, these four MAN midibuses can be seen on route 8, 9A and 9S.

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車隊編號 Fleet No.:DBAY109
車牌 Registration No.:NS162
路線 Route:8
拍攝地點 Location:愉景灣 愉景灣道 Discovery Bay Road,Discovery Bay

車隊編號 Fleet No.:DBAY110
車牌 Registration No.:NR9546
路線 Route:8
拍攝地點 Location:愉景灣碼頭巴士總站 Discovery Bay Ferry Pier Bus Terminus
路線 Route:9A
拍攝地點 Location:愉景灣 海澄路 Siena Avenue, Discovery Bay

車隊編號 Fleet No.:DBAY175
車牌 Registration No.:RE8750
路線 Route:8
拍攝地點 Location:愉景灣 蘅欣徑 Caperidge Drive,Discovery Bay

車隊編號 Fleet No.:DBAY176
車牌 Registration No.:RE8854
路線 Route:暫停服務 Not In Service
拍攝地點 Location:上水 彩暉街 Choi Fai Street, Sheung Shui

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