利蘭勝利二型 Leyland Victory Mk 2
On 31, Aug, 1998, New World First Bus Company (as NWFB in this passage), was successfully acquired the franchise of operating 88 bus routes that previous operated by CMB from the government. This franchise was effective from 1, Sept, 1998. As there was only about half of year for preparation, it was impossible for NWFB provides bus service with a entire brand new fleet, as a result, NWFB had to buy buses from CMB to meet the need. The largest fleet that bought from CMB were the Leyland Victory MK 2.
There were 167 Victory MK 2 in CMB fleet and 3 of them were withdrawn due to fire damage, other Victorys were all transferred to NWFB. In the age of NWFB, all Victorys were used for reserve and all of them were never in service together on the same day when they were as members of NWFB fleet. Later, some Alexander bodied Victorys were painted with standard NWFB livery and mainly deployed on the routes serving Stanley, Shek O and the Southern district. Since all Victorys were about 15 years old and the NWFB replaced those non air-con. buses with new super low floor air -con. buses, the Victory was withdrawn in phase since the end of 1998. To commemorate the contribution of the Victory, NWFB repainted the last Victory in service LV30 with a special livery and used it as the main character in the commemorate ceremony on 31, Aug, 1999. After that day, there are no Victorys serving passengers in Hong Kong.
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