|EBE10—Hong Kong Deliveries make a Return to Show||Euro Bus Expo 2010 Index|
With only, what, three buses on the Alexander Dennis stand and, if you add ADL Plaxton’s four into the total, this was the British manufacturer with the highest number of vehicles on display.
ADL showed what was one of three buses at EBE10 destined for Kowloon Motor Bus. With an Enviro200 body, it boasted that it was ADL’s 15,200th midibus which is, of course, no small achievement. It says something about both England and Hong Kong. That this type is England’s all time best seller reflects the way buses have shrunken over the years. Graph here. That there are more and more single decks going over to Honk Kong says something about that market, too, though double decks still outweigh singles by a large margin, like this KMB tri-axle Wrightbus at the show.
Note the slightly stippled pinkish vinyl on each vehicle. Practical and wearable, no doubt, even in a hot climate but the graphic is so not English. The seats were quite comfortable, though, which was not always true on every bus at the show.
Another single deck for Honk Kong was the Volvo B7RLE with MCV bodywork. The front looked a little more like the well-known Evolution design, but better. This dual door bus had a total seated capacity of 35 and with the same seat coverings.