Kowloon Motor Bus fleet

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Collection of KMB bus models, from past to present.

A historic list of buses operated by Kowloon Motor Bus since 1933:


Daimler (1949-1995)[edit]

NOTE: All Daimler buses have been retired.

  • 1949-1983 Daimler A (CVG5 26ft), D1-D150 (65 buses were withdrawn by 1973, before introduction of fleet numbering system). Gardner 5LW engine, Wilson gearbox
  • 1959-1984 Daimler B (CVG5 27 ft), D151-D260. Gardner 5LW engine, Wilson gearbox
  • 1962-1987 Daimler C (CVG6 30 ft), D261-D330. Gardner 6LW engine, Wilson gearbox
  • 1967-1988 Daimler D (CVG6 34 ft), D331-D350. Gardner 6LX engine, Diamatic gearbox
  • 1969-1991 Daimler E (CVG6 34 ft), D351-D550. Gardner 6LX engine, Diamatic gearbox
  • 1969-1988 Daimler F (CVG6 30 ft), D551-D665. Gardner 6LX engine, Diamatic gearbox
  • 1973-1984 Daimler CCG6 (27 ft), 2D1-2D3. Gardner 6LW engine, Guy gearbox; later Gardner 6LX engine, Diamatic gearbox
  • 1973-1983 Daimler CVG6 (30 ft, second-hand), 2D4-2D7. Gardner 6LX engine, Diamatic gearbox
  • 1974-1994 Daimler/Leyland Fleetline (33 ft, Metal Sections body), D666-D814, D816-D887, D889-D930, D932-D962, D965-D967. Gardner 6LXB engine, SCG 4-speed gearbox
  • 1976-1995 Daimler/Leyland Fleetline (33 ft, BACo body), D815, D963-D964, D968-D1115. Gardner 6LXB engine, SCG 4-speed gearbox
  • 1976-1994 Leyland Fleetline FE33AGR (33 ft, KMB body), D888 & D931
  • 1981-1990 Daimler Fleetline CRL6 (30 ft, ex-London DMS-class), 1981-1990, 2D8-2D107, Leyland O.680 engine, Diamatic gearbox

Leyland (1926-2011)[edit]

3 doors Olympian of KMB- one entrance, two exits.

NOTE: All Leyland buses have been retired.

  • 1961-1987 Albion Victor VT17AL, L1-L86, L270-L276, L278 (+7)
  • 1963-1984 Albion Victor VT23L, L87-L185, L277
  • 1965-1987 Albion Chieftain CH13AXL, L186-L219 (+1)
  • 1970-1992 Albion Viking EVK41XL, L220-L269. Leyland EO.401 engine, Leyland GB277 gearbox
  • 1973-1981 Leyland Titan PD3/5, 2L1-2L8
  • 1973-1979 Leyland Atlantean PDR1/1, 2L9-2L79
  • 1975-1988 Albion Viking EVK55CL Coach, CA1-CA66, CA68-CA77, CA79-CA102. Leyland EO.401 engine, Leyland GB277 gearbox
  • 1976-1992 Albion Viking EVK55CL, L279-L308. Leyland EO.401 engine, Leyland GB277 gearbox
  • 1976-1992 Albion Viking EVK41L, L309-L312. Leyland EO.401 engine, Leyland GB277 gearbox
  • 1976-1982 Leyland (Guy) Victory J, G1-G4. Gardner 6LX Engine, Leyland gearbox
  • 1979-1998 Leyland (Guy) Victory 2, G5-G543. Gardner 6LXB Engine, Voith DIWA851 gearbox
  • 1981-1983 Leyland (Guy) Victory 2 air-conditioned, 1981-1983, No code (subsequently G544 following removal of air-conditioner, 1983-1998). Gardner 6LXB Engine, Voith DIWA851 gearbox
  • 1981-1999 Leyland Olympian 10.3m, BL1 (BL probably stands for Bristol Leyland)
  • 1981-1999 Leyland B45 (10.3m), BL2-BL3. Gardner 6LXB engine, Voith DIWA851 gearbox
  • 1982-2003 Leyland Olympian 12m, 3BL1-3BL163. Gardner 6LXCT engine, Voith DIWA851 gearbox
  • 1983-2002 Leyland Olympian 9.5m, BL4-BL123
  • 1986-2011 Leyland Olympian 11m, S3BL1-S3BL470
  • 1988-2011 Leyland Olympian air-conditioned, AL1-AL150. Cummins LT10-B245 engine, ZF 4HP500 gearbox.

Metro-Cammell Weymann (MCW) (1981-2007)[edit]

NOTE: All MCW buses have been retired.

Years in service Bus model Numbering
1981-2000 MCW Super Metrobus 12m 3M1-3M3 (originally M1-M3)
1983-2003 MCW Metrobus 9.7m M1-M88
1986-2007 MCW Metrobus 11m S3M1-S3M254
S3M145 is air-conditioned until 1989.
1988-1993 MCW Metrorider AMR1-AMR2

Volvo (1984-1988 and 1994-Present)[edit]

In service[edit]

  • 1999- Volvo Super Olympian (B10TL) 12m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, 3ASV1-3ASV48, 3ASV50-3ASV180, 3ASV182-3ASV303, 3ASV305-3ASV310, 3ASV312-3ASV492. Volvo D10A-285 engine, ZF 4HP590/5HP590 gearbox
  • 2001- Volvo Super Olympian 10.6m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, ASV1-ASV100. Volvo D10A-285 engine, ZF 5HP590 gearbox
  • 2003- Volvo Super Olympian (Wright-bodied) 12m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, AVW1-AVW54, AVW56-AVW100. Volvo D10A-285 engine, ZF 5HP590 gearbox
  • 2004- Volvo B9TL (Volgren-bodied demonstrator) 12m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, AVD1. Volvo D9A-300 engine later changed to Volvo D9B-310, ZF 6HP592C gearbox
  • 2005- Volvo B9TL (Alexander Dennis Enviro500-bodied) 12m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, AVBE1-AVBE86. Volvo D9A-300 or D9A-340 engine, ZF 6HP592C or Voith DIWA864.5D4 gearbox
  • 2005- Volvo B9TL (Wright-bodied) 12m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, AVBW1-AVBW28, AVBW30-AVBW64 except AVBW29. Volvo D9A-300 engine, ZF 6HP592C or Voith DIWA864.5D4 gearbox
  • 2010- Volvo B9TL (Wright Eclipse Gemini 2-bodied, Euro V) 12m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, AVBWU1-AVBWU423. Volvo D9B-310 engine, ZF 6AP1403B8 (EcoLife) gearbox
  • 2010- Volvo B7RLE (MCV Evolution-bodied) air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, AVC1-AVC70. Volvo D7E290 engine, ZF 6HP504CN gearbox, Vogelitize seats, Hanover route display
  • 2010- Volvo B9TL (Wright Eclipse Gemini 2-bodied, Euro V) 10.6m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, AVBWS1. Volvo D9B-310 engine, ZF 6AP1403B8 (EcoLife) gearbox
  • 2014- Volvo B9TL (Wright Eclipse Gemini 2-bodied, Euro V) 12.8m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, 3AVBWU1-3AVBWU2. Volvo D9B-310 engine, ZF 6AP1403B8 (EcoLife) gearbox

Retired[edit]

  • 1984-1988 Volvo B10MD, VMD1. Volvo THD100EC engine and Voith DIWA851 gearbox. (Seriously damaged by fire)
  • 1994-2013 Volvo Olympian 11m, AV1-86. Cummins L10-B252 engine.
  • 1994-2012 Volvo Olympian 12m, 3AV1-50. Cummins L10-B252 engine.
  • 1995-2015 Volvo Olympian 11m, AV87-AV231, Volvo TD102KF(Euro 1) or Volvo D10A-245 engine.
  • 1995-2014 Volvo Olympian 12m, 3AV51-120. Volvo TD102KF(Euro 1) engine.
  • 1996-2015 Volvo Olympian 12m, 3AV121-170. Volvo TD102KF(Euro 1) engine.
  • 1995-2012 Volvo Olympian 11m (without a/c), S3V1-30. Cummins LTA10 engine, ZF 4HP500 gearbox
  • 1997-2016 Volvo Olympian 11m air-conditioned, AV366-AV531. Volvo D10A-245 engine, ZF 4HP500/Voith DIWA863 gearbox
  • 1997-2016 Volvo Olympian 11m, AV232-AV365. Volvo D10A-245 engine, ZF 4HP500/Voith DIWA863 gearbox
  • 1997-2015 Volvo Olympian 12m, 3AV171-3AV348, Volvo D10A-245 engine. (3AV269 was seriously damaged in arson attack on 13 Sep 2011)
  • 1999-2012 Volvo Super Olympian 12m, 3ASV49, 3ASV181, 3ASV304 and 3ASV311. (Seriously damaged by fire)
  • 2004-2008 Volvo Super Olympian (Wright-bodied) 12m air-conditioned, AVW55 (Seriously damaged by fire on 31 Mar 2008)
  • 2006-2009 Volvo B9TL (Wright Eclipse Gemini-bodied) air-conditioned, AVBW29. (Seriously damaged by fire on 10 Dec 2008)

Dennis (1952-1969, 1977-) / TransBus/Alexander Dennis (2003-)[edit]

In service[edit]

  • 1997- Dennis Dominator 6x2 12m air-conditioned, 3AD84-3AD170
  • 1997- Dennis Trident 12m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, ATR1-ATR495 except ATR6, ATR54, ATR98, ATR195 and ATR358
  • 1999- Dennis Dominator 6x2 9.9m air-conditioned, ADS186-ADS235
  • 1999- Dennis Trident 10.6m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, ATS1-ATS150 except ATS36. Cummins M11-305E21/ISMe335-30 engine, Voith DIWA863.3/DIWA864.3/ZF 5HP602 gearbox
  • 2003- Alexander Dennis Enviro500 12m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, ATE1-ATE271, except ATE180
  • 2006 / 2009-2011 - Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (Euro IV) 12m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, ATEU1-36 (ATEU1 originally numbered ATE257, reemerged as a Euro V-engined bus in February 2009)
  • 2010 / 2012 - Alexander Dennis Enviro400 air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, ATSE1-51. Cummins ISL8.9E5320B engine, ZF EcoLife 6AP1403B8(ATSE1)/Voith DIWA 864.5D4(ATSE2-51) gearbox
  • 2011- Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, AAU1-AAU30
  • 2011- Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (Euro V) 12m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, ATEE1-ATEE5
  • 2013- Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC (Euro V) 12m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, ATENU1-ATENU802, 840. Cummins ISL8.9e5 340B engine, ZF EcoLife 6AP1700B/Voith DIWA 864.5 gearbox
  • 2013- Alexander Dennis Enviro200 Dart air-conditioned (single door) Handicapped/disabled access, AAS1-AAS11
  • 2014- Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC (Euro V) 12.8m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, 3ATENU1-3ATENU42.
  • 2014- Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC hybrid (Euro VI) 12m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, ATH1-ATH3.
  • 2015- Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC (Euro V facelift) 12m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, ATENU803-ATENU839, 841-. Cummins ISL8.9e5 340B engine, ZF EcoLife 6AP1700B/Voith DIWA 864.5 gearbox

Retired[edit]

  • 1952-1969 Dennis Pax non air-conditioned, No code
  • 1977-2000 Dennis Jubilant, N1-N364
  • 1980-1983 Dennis Jubilant air-conditioned, No code (subsequently N364 following removal of air-conditioner, 1983-1998)
  • 1982-2003 Dennis Dragon 12m, 3N1-3N191
  • 1983-2001 Dennis Dominator, DM1-DM40
  • 1985-2001 Dennis Falcon air-conditioned, FD1-FD20 / renumbered as AF1-AF19 in 1991 (FD7 was retired in 1989 before renumbering due to fire)
  • 1986-2012 Dennis Dragon 11m, S3N1-S3N370
  • 1990-2015 Dennis Dragon/Dominator 6x2 11m air-conditioned, AD1-AD360
  • 1990-2014 Dennis Dart 9m air-conditioned, AA1-AA48
  • 1993-2010 Dennis Lance air-conditioned, AN1-AN24
  • 1993-2015 Dennis Dominator 6x2 air-conditioned 9.9m, ADS1-ADS185
  • 1996-2015 Dennis Dart SLF air-conditioned, AA49-AA60
  • 2003-2014 Dennis Dart SLF 10.7m air-conditioned , AA64
  • 1997-2015 Dennis Dragon air-conditioned 12m, 3AD1-3AD83
  • 1997-2015 Dennis Trident 12m, ATR6, ATR54, ATR98, ATR195 and ATR358 (Seriously damaged by fire)
  • 2000-2008 Dennis Trident 10.6m, ATS36 (Seriously damaged by fire)
  • 2004-2008 Alexander Dennis Enviro500, ATE180 (Seriously damaged by fire)'
  • 2003-2016 Dennis Dart SLF 10.7m air-conditioned Handicapped/disabled access, AA61-AA63, AA65-AA70 (Second hand buses from New World First Bus, there being no "2AA", manufactured in 1998). Cummins 6BT engine, Allison AT545 gearbox

Neoplan (1998-)/MAN (2000-)/NeoMan (2003-)[edit]

Years in service Bus model Notes Numbering
1998- Neoplan Centroliner N4026/3 Handicapped/disabled access AP1-AP20
2000- Neoplan Centroliner N4426/3 Handicapped/disabled access AP21-AP68, AP70-AP162 (AP69 is written off after fatal accident in 2003)
2000- MAN 24.310 HOCLNR-NL Handicapped/disabled access AMN1-AMN47
2003- MAN ND313F N4426/3 Handicapped/disabled access APM1
2015- MAN ND363F Handicapped/disabled access AMNE1

Mitsubishi (1990-2012)[edit]

NOTE: All Mitsubishi Fuso buses have been retired.

Years in service Bus model Numbering
1993-1994 Mitsubishi Fuso MP618N AP1
1990-2011 Mitsubishi Fuso MK117J AM1-AM168
1995-2012 Mitsubishi Fuso MK217J AM169-AM183
1995-2002 Mitsubishi Fuso MK218J AM184

Scania (1993-)[edit]

Years in service Bus model Notes Gearbox Numbering
1993-2014 Scania N113 Scania DS11-74/DSC1124 engine, Voith DIWA863/863.3 gearbox AS1-AS22
2007-2012 Scania K310UD Handicapped/disabled access
Demonstrators are withdrawn and shipped back to Sweden after testing
Scania DC918B02 engine, ZF 6HP602CN gearbox, Lazzerini seats, Gorba route display ASU1-ASU2
2009- Scania K310UD Handicapped/disabled access
Lazzerini (ASU3, 11)/Vogelsitze seats (ASU4-10, 12-22), Gorba (ASU3, 11)/Hanover route display (ASU4-10, 12-22)
Scania DC918B02 engine, ZF 6HP602CN gearbox ASU3-ASU22
2009- Scania K230UB 10.6m Handicapped/disabled access Scania DC9-16-230 engine, ZF 6HP502C gearbox ASB1-ASB20
2009- Scania K230UB 12m Handicapped/disabled access Scania DC9-16-230 engine, ZF 6HP502C gearbox ASC1-ASC29
2010- Scania K230UB 12m Handicapped/disabled access Scania DC9-30-230 engine, ZF 6HP502C gearbox ASCU1
2013- Scania K280UD Handicapped/disabled access ASUD1-ASUD2

Other makers (1934-2002, 2013-)[edit]

NOTE: All buses below except the VDL DB300 and the Youngman JNP6122UC have been retired.

Preserved KMB buses[edit]

  • D26-4961: Daimler CVG5DD with exposed radiator
  • A19-AD4807, A165-AD7156: AEC Regent V
  • D430-AD7336: Daimler CVG6LX-34
  • L308: Albion Viking EVK55CL
  • ME20-DF9705, ME30-DG5344, ME37-DG5717: Mercedes Benz O305,non A/C
  • S3N255-EU9551, S3N370-GD605: Dennis Dragon 11m,non A/C
  • 3N4-DA6422, 3N26-DC1148, 3N80-DD9774: Dennis Dragon 12m,non A/C
  • AA1-EP5213: Dennis Dart 9m A/C[citation needed]
  • AL1-DX2437: Leyland Olympian A/C
  • S3V26-GL258: Volvo Olympian, non A/C
  • S3BL341-EC2408, S3BL381-EH4005: Leyland Olympian non A/C[citation needed]
  • S3M223-EH2940, S3M233-EH8559, S3M248-EL7383, S3M249-EL7659, S3M253-EL8061: MCW Metrobus non A/C

See also[edit]