來自英國的利蘭 Leyland Olympian from CCB
一九九六年，百勝旅運向英國倫敦的首都城巴，購入兩架於一九八九年出廠，配用亞歷山大的RL型車身的奧林比安。兩部巴士在新出牌時都是屬於首都城巴前身Ensign Bus，車隊編號分別是124(G124 YEV)及127(G127 YEV)。兩架車於運往本港之前除了先行於英國進行改裝成開蓬巴士工程外，還更換一台符合歐盟一型排放標準的康明斯引擎，以符合當時本港出牌要求。兩架奧林比安於抵港完成相關驗車及出牌程序後，於一九九六年十一月分別登記為GZ6968及GZ1998。
Since the arrival of first 5 demonstrators, Leyland Olympian was widely welcomed by different operators in Hong Kong and instead of the 2-axle version, both 11m and 12m 3-axle variants and the later air conditioned version can be easily found anywhere in Hong Kong. The acquisition by Volvo in 1988 indicated Leyland would be eventually replaced by Volvo and the last brand new Leyland registered in Hong Kong is belonged to KMB, a 3-axle 11m variant, S3BL470(GB2444). However, the very last Leyland bus to be entered service in Hong Kong, is a pair of second-hand bus from UK.
Pak Shing Travel purchased a pair of Leyland Olympian from Capital Citybus (CCB) of London, UK in 1996, this pair of Leyland Olympian, 124 (G124 YEV) and 127 (G127 YEV) was new to Ensign Bus (the former of CCB) in 1989 and fitted with Walter Alexander RL-type bodywork. Before shipped to Hong Kong, they were undergone conversion work to a open-topper and re-fitted with a Euro 1 emission standard Cummins engine to cope with the emission compliance in Hong Kong. They were registered as GZ6968 and GZ1998 respectively in Nov., 1996.
Both ex-CCB Leyland served with Pak Shing Travel for 18 years and finally sold to another local tour agency Goldspark HK Tours Ltd. in Aug., 2014. As government introduced a stricter commercial vehicles emission policy, GZ6968 was retired in Dec., 2015 while GZ1998 with it registration renewed, however, GZ1998 finally withdrawn in Apr., 2016 after a private hiring event and no more Leyland running on the road in HK afterwards. Their place was replaced by the brand new MAN A95 with open-top bodywork by Gemilang, Malaysia.
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|前首都城巴124 (G124 YEV)，ex-CCB 124 (G124 YEV)|
|前首都城巴127 (G127 YEV)，ex-CCB 127 (G127 YEV)|
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