愉景灣交通服務有限公司 DB Transit Services Limited
緊接著O405，一架來自英國丹尼士的九點二米飛鏢於一九九七年加入愉景灣交通服務有限公司，這架飛鏢採用Plaxton Pointer雙門版車身，行走購物專線。這架飛鏢在香港來說是獨一無二。而在不久之後，兩架長十點六米的Plaxton Pointer單門版本低地台飛鏢亦登陸愉景灣，服務接駁碼頭及附近住宅區的路線，亦開展了愉景灣採用低地台巴士的歲月。一九九九年，再有兩架低地台丹尼士飛鏢加入愉景灣交通服務有限公司，跟首架飛鏢巴士一樣，行走購物專線，唯一不同是配用新款Plaxton Pointer 2車身。
今天，車隊中於九十年代末投入服務的歐洲巴士已經開始退役，而為配合愉景灣發展所帶來的客量增長及用作車隊更新之用，一輛亞歷山大丹尼士Enviro500十二米雙層巴士二零一一年初被安排駛進愉景灣作試路，最終於二零一四年，愉景灣落實訂購六架B9TL十二米雙層巴士，配用Wright Eclipse Gemini 2車身，並於二零一五年八月投入服務。同時受惠於環境保護處綠色運輸試驗基金，兩架來自中國的華廈神龍電動巴士亦於二零一四年交付予愉景灣，並於同年十二月下旬投入服務。
Discovery Bay, known as Tai Pak Wan in the past, was developed into a successful low density residential areas by Hong Kong Resort Company Limited. Like Lantau Island in the past, ferries was the only means of external transport while buses were as shuttle service between different residential areas within Discovery Bay. All these services mentioned above are provided by Discovery Bay Transit Services Limited (DBTSL). The bus fleet of DBTSL mainly composed of Japanese product including Isuzu, Mitsubishi, Toyota and Nissan Diesel.
As the increase of the residents brought by the development of Discovery Bay, DBSTL not only introduced more vessels with higher capacity, but also placed order for high capacity full-sized single decker for the shuttle service. In 1994, DBTSL acquired their first European bus model, Mercedes Benz O405. The first two were arrived with the original front and rear grille and completed their bodyworks by Asia Auto locally. This pair of O405 commissioned in mid. of 1995 and further two O405s with Hispano Carrocera bodyworks of Spain were introduced in 1996 and 1998 respectively.
In 1997, a Dennis Dart 9.2m bodied by Plaxton was introduced for using on the Shoppers' Bus service. The era of low floor bus in Discovery Bay also started with Dennis Dart, two Dennis Dart with Plaxton Pointer bodyworks joined after a short while of the commissioned of the first Dennis Dart. These two Dart SLF are resembled to the sample operated by City Bus unless they were fitted with single door Pointer bodyworks. The first Dennis Dart in Discovery Bay is unique in Hong Kong as it is the only 9.2m step entrance sample with dual-doorways bodywork. Further delivery of Dennis Dart SLF was made in 1999 with a pair of Plaxton Pointer 2 bodyworks samples entered service in 1999 for the use of Shoppers' Bus.
Instead of the O405, there are another Mercedes Benz product found in DBTSL, two O814 minibuses with Plaxton Beaver 2 bodyworks joined in 1998 for internal service. However, when there was the need for minibuses, the order went to Japanese and no more European minibuses purchased until now.
The opening of the Discovery Bay Tunnel in 2000 resulted in a much convenience of external transport. DB01R linked with the Town Centre of Tung Chung and DB02R to and from the airport were launched and a fleet of MAN buses were purchased for these services. DB01R served with MAN NL262 with their single door bodyworks completed by MAN in Germany while DB02R served by two MAN 13.220 with local China Kong bodyworks. This was the start of a good relationships among MAN and DBTSL. DBTSL tended to MAN when acquired new buses with only minibuses was an exception. There is a diversity of MAN in the fleet including MAN 14.220 with Berkhof bodywork, the successor of NL262, NL263 with Portugal Caetano bodyworks, 12.220 bodied by Goppel. In addition, MAN 13.220 and 18.310 with Berkhof bodyworks serving the members of the Discovery Bay Golf Club and the DB02R.
The networks of DBTSL was further expanded in 2005 after the opening of Sunny Bay MTR Station. A new route DB03R was introduced and widely welcomed by the residents as it is much convenient to interchange MTR Tung Chung Line at Sunny Bay. To cope with the demand, DBTSL first purchased five MAN NL262 from City Bus. On the other hand, MAN together with Gemilang in Malaysia, successfully in providing new buses to DBTSL for catering the demand and replaced the aging bus in the fleet. The most noticeable should be the A84 made by Lions Bus which chassis made in China. Though two Yutongs from China acquired by the Discovery Bay Marina Club, MAN still is the mainstream of the fleet.
As buses entered service in 90s started to withdraw and more residents bring by the development of Discovery Bay, DBTSL evaluated a Alexander Dennis Enviro500 in early 2011 for testing the use of double-decker within Discovery Bay. Finally, DBTSL ordered a batch of 6 Volvo B9TL double deckers with Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodywork in 2014 and entered service in Aug ., 2015. To go one step further, benefited from the Pilot Green Transport Fund offered by Environmental Protection Department, a pair of GDEV electric bus was delivered to the community and started to serve the residents in the end of Dec., 2014.
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|平治 O405 Mercedes Benz O405||
|平治 O814 Mercedes Benz O814||
|丹尼士飛鏢 Dennis Dart||
|亞歷山大丹尼士飛鏢E200 Alexander Dennis Enviro200Dart||
|猛獅 NL262 / NL263 / NL273 MAN NL262 / NL263 / NL273||
|猛獅 NL323 MAN NL323||
|猛獅 14.220 MAN 14.220||
|猛獅 12.220 MAN 12.220||
|猛獅 12.240 / 14.250 MAN 12.240 / 14.250||
|猛獅 A84 MAN A84||
|猛獅 RR2 MAN RR2||
|猛獅客車 MAN Coach||
|豐田 Coaster Toyota Coaster||
|三菱 Rosa Mitsubishi Rosa||
|宇通 ZK9868HE Yutong ZK9868HE||
|富豪 B7R Volvo B7R||
|華廈神龍LS-150-105 GDEV LS-150-105||
|大宇 BH117L Daewoo BH117L||
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