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Encyclopedia > Alexander Dennis Enviro 500
A TransBus Enviro 500 serving with KMB in Hong Kong.
A TransBus Enviro 500 serving with KMB in Hong Kong.
A Citybus Enviro 500 operating on route B3X.

The Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 (previously known as the TransBus Enviro 500) is a tri-axle double-decker bus built by Alexander Dennis (formerly by TransBus) in the United Kingdom, It was unveiled in 2002. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 420 KB) Summary 九巴一輛Trident E500巴士行走102路線,由zh:User:Wrightbus拍攝,並保留版權。 A KMB Enviro 500 double-decker running on route 102. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1024x768, 420 KB) Summary 九巴一輛Trident E500巴士行走102路線,由zh:User:Wrightbus拍攝,並保留版權。 A KMB Enviro 500 double-decker running on route 102. ... The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited (KMB; Chinese: ), a company of the Transport International Holdings Limited, is the largest franchised bus operators in Hong Kong, and one of the largest privately owned public bus operators in the world. ... Citybus is one of the three major bus operators in Hong Kong. ... A London AEC Routemaster, RML 2473 (JJD 473D), on route 7 approaching Ladbroke Grove tube station in April 2002. ... Alexander Dennis Limited (formerly known as TransBus International) is the largest bus builder in the United Kingdom and one of the largest in the world. ...


It is one of the Enviro-series bus models made by TransBus/Alexander Dennis and is designed and built according to current European standards and the operating environment of Hong Kong. Autobus redirects here. ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ...

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Design

The Dennis chassis for Enviro 500 (also known as Trident E500) is actually a modified Trident 3. It can be fitted with Cummins ISMe335 Euro III engine (later Cummins ISLe340 Euro IV engine), or ISM-330 engine for the buses delivered to North America, and coupled to Voith DIWA864.3E 4-speed or ZF 5HP602 5-speed gearbox. Voith DIWA864.5 4-speed gearbox and ZF 6HP602 6-speed gearbox are also available since 2003 and 2004 respectively and now they are the standard configurations. Dennis Pax flatbed truck A UMW-Dennis Lance in Singapore, Duple Metsec bodied. ... KMBs 12m Trident 3 (ATR5) with Alexander ALX500 body. ... This article is about the diesel engine manufacturer. ... Euro III (popularly referred to as Euro3) is the emission standard for vehicles introduced in the EU in 1999. ... This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... North American redirects here. ... Voith AG is a German multi-industry company with over 30,000 employees, based in Heidenheim in Baden-Wurttemburg but with offices worldwide. ... ZF Friedrichshafen AG (meaning Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen Aktiengesellschaft which was until 1992 the name of the company) is a leading supplier of automobile transmissions. ... Voith AG is a German multi-industry company with over 30,000 employees, based in Heidenheim in Baden-Wurttemburg but with offices worldwide. ... ZF Friedrichshafen AG (meaning Zahnradfabrik Friedrichshafen Aktiengesellschaft which was until 1992 the name of the company) is a leading supplier of automobile transmissions. ...


Initially only the 12-metre (40-foot)-long version of the Enviro 500 was built, but in 2007 Alexander Dennis announced the production of the 12.8-metre-long version.[1]


The Enviro 500 bodywork is also available with Volvo B9TL chassis. As of early 2008, Kowloon Motor Bus and Long Win Bus in Hong Kong and Dublin Bus of Ireland are operating buses with this combination. (For details of buses with this combination see Volvo B9TL) KMB AVD1 (Volgren-bodied B9TL) seen in service on the last day (15 December 2004) before it left for more testing. ... The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited (KMB; Chinese: ), a company of the Transport International Holdings Limited, is the largest franchised bus operators in Hong Kong, and one of the largest privately owned public bus operators in the world. ... Long Win Bus Company Limited (龍運巴士) provides bus services for northern Lantau Island (Tung Chung new town and Hong Kong Disneyland) and the Hong Kong International Airport. ... Dublin Bus (Irish: ) is a public transport operator in the Republic of Ireland. ... KMB AVD1 (Volgren-bodied B9TL) seen in service on the last day (15 December 2004) before it left for more testing. ...


External appearance

The body of the Enviro 500 was based on the single-deck Enviro 300, and the upper-deck frontal design was similar to the design used on the Plaxton President body. The Alexander Dennis Enviro 300 (previously known as the TransBus Enviro 300) is a light weight single deck bus built by Alexander Dennis (the successor to Transbus International) in the UK since 2001. ... Plaxton President is the name of a double-decker bus body built by Plaxton from 1999 to 2005 in the United Kingdom. ...


The vehicle exceeded some design limitations in Hong Kong, prompting the local Transport Department to make some exclusions in order to make the buses available to KMB on time. The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited (KMB; Chinese: ), a company of the Transport International Holdings Limited, is the largest franchised bus operators in Hong Kong, and one of the largest privately owned public bus operators in the world. ...

  • The width of the bus is 2550mm (100.3 inches), exceeded the limit of 2500mm (98.4 inches). The width of 2550mm, approved by the EU, became the current standard.
  • A fixed glass replaced the emergency door at the rear of the upper deck, but with more hammers available for emergency.
  • The front indicators are the smallest of all current models of KMB.

The modified version of Enviro 500 body, first built in late 2003, have revised frontal and rear designs. Wikiquote has a collection of quotations by or about: European Union The European Union On-Line Official EU website, europa. ... The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited (KMB; Chinese: ), a company of the Transport International Holdings Limited, is the largest franchised bus operators in Hong Kong, and one of the largest privately owned public bus operators in the world. ...


Hong Kong

The staircase of the Enviro 500 of KMB.
The staircase of the Enviro 500 of KMB.
Two KMB Enviro 500, ATE140 LJ5724 (left) and ATE233 ME8594 (right) seen on route 1A. ATE233 is the second bus in KMB to use the new modified bodywork (the first bus is AVBE1 LU3721).
Two KMB Enviro 500, ATE140 LJ5724 (left) and ATE233 ME8594 (right) seen on route 1A. ATE233 is the second bus in KMB to use the new modified bodywork (the first bus is AVBE1 LU3721).

Image File history File linksMetadata ATE_staircase. ... Image File history File linksMetadata ATE_staircase. ... Image File history File linksMetadata ATE.jpg‎ Summary Two KMB Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 buses, ATE140 LJ5724 and ATE233 ME8594 seen on route 1A. ATE233 is the second bus in KMB to use the new modified bodywork. ... Image File history File linksMetadata ATE.jpg‎ Summary Two KMB Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 buses, ATE140 LJ5724 and ATE233 ME8594 seen on route 1A. ATE233 is the second bus in KMB to use the new modified bodywork. ...

Kowloon Motor Bus

The Enviro 500 is the first model of second-generation low-floor buses for Kowloon Motor Bus, with straight staircase and plug door (only at the exit) fitted. All KMB's Enviro 500 buses had a bronze band added to the champagne livery to differentiate them from the first-generation low-floor buses. The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited (KMB; Chinese: ), a company of the Transport International Holdings Limited, is the largest franchised bus operators in Hong Kong, and one of the largest privately owned public bus operators in the world. ... A plug door is a door designed to hold higher pressure on the side it opens to - the shape of the plug door (typically like a slice of a wedge base) prevents it from being opened when theres a difference in pressure across the door. ... Rather unusually, these Angels wear white hart (deer) badges, with the personal livery of King Richard II of England, who commissioned this, the Wilton diptych, about 1400 A livery is a uniform or other sign worn in a non-military context on a person or object (such as an airplane...


When TransBus announced the development of the Enviro 500, KMB became the launch customer by switching the last 20 of an order of 100 Dennis Trident 3 to the Enviro 500 in 2002. Later in the same year, KMB placed a second order for a further 100 of the vehicles. The first Enviro 500 arrived in Hong Kong on 12 November 2002 and was registered in January 2003. The remaining 119 buses entered service between March 2003 and November 2003.


In 2003 KMB placed the third order for 65 Enviro 500s, quickly followed by a further 50. The bodywork of these buses received a number of minor modifications. The first 112 buses entered service between November 2003 and June 2005, and the remaining three buses were registered by its subsidiary Long Win Bus. Long Win Bus Company Limited (龍運巴士) provides bus services for northern Lantau Island (Tung Chung new town and Hong Kong Disneyland) and the Hong Kong International Airport. ...


Due to the commencement of the KCR West Rail in late 2003 and KCR Ma On Shan Rail in late 2004, Transport Department of Hong Kong requested KMB to reduce its fleet size, so the registration of these four batches of KMB Enviro 500 were delayed and some of them were stored for a long time before entering service. Opening Date 20 December 2003 Stations 9 Number of trains 23 Service Area Tuen Mun, Yuen Long, Tsuen Wan, Sham Shui Po The West Rail is one of the three lines of the KCRC network in Hong Kong. ... Opening Date 21 December 2004 Stations 9 Number of trains 20 Service Area Sha Tin The Ma On Shan Rail (Chinese: 馬鞍山鐵路, abbreviated as 馬鐵) is an extension of the KCRC East Rail network in Hong Kong. ...


In 2005, KMB placed a further order for 25 more vehicles with modified bodywork and new Alexander Dennis badge, 24 of them (five had their electronic route destination displays supplied by Gorba instead of Hanover) entered service in early 2006, and the last one, a Euro IV-engined prototype, with fleet number ATEU1 (originally ATE257), has entered service on 24 May 2006. The bus is one of the two buses which are first to meet the Euro IV emission standard in Hong Kong. (Another one is a Volvo B9TL with fleet number AVD1.) This article or section is in need of attention from an expert on the subject. ... Emission standards are requirements that set specific limits to the amount of pollutants that can be released into the environment. ... KMB AVD1 (Volgren-bodied B9TL) seen in service on the last day (15 December 2004) before it left for more testing. ...


A new order for 15 more buses was placed by KMB in late 2005; they entered service in August 2006.


Long Win Bus

Long Win Bus registered three Enviro 500 buses, which were acquired from KMB, in August 2005 (with fleet number 801-803) to cope with the increased demand for bus services after the opening of Hong Kong Disneyland. Long Win Bus Company Limited (龍運巴士) provides bus services for northern Lantau Island (Tung Chung new town and Hong Kong Disneyland) and the Hong Kong International Airport. ... The fountain featuring Mickey Mouse in the Park Promenade next to Hong Kong Disneyland Hong Kong Disneyland (traditional Chinese: ; simplified Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Cantonese Yale: heung1 gong2 dik6 si6 nei4 lok6 yun4) is the first theme park inside the Hong Kong Disneyland Resort and is owned and managed by the Hong...


In late 2005, Long Win Bus ordered five more buses which had luggage racks fitted when new. The first four buses (804-807) entered service in June/July 2006. The last one (fleet number 601), which was fitted with coach seats, entered service in July 2006.


Citybus

Citybus ordered 10 Enviro 500 buses with Euro IV engine and luggage racks, soon after its sister company New World First Bus's order. The first batch of chassis arrived Hong Kong in the third quarter of 2007 for body assembly in NWFB depot at Chong Fu Road. They entered service in December 2007/January 2008. Citybus is one of the three major bus operators in Hong Kong. ...


KCRC

Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation ordered 9 12-metre long Euro IV-engined Enviro 500 buses in early 2007 for its KCR Feeder Bus fleet.[2] The first completed bus arrived Hong Kong on November 24, 2007, then registered in February 2008 and entered service in March 2008. The second and third buses also entered service in March 2008. The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (九廣鐵路公司), frequently abbreviated to KCRC, is wholly owned by the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region government and based in Hong Kong. ... KCR feeder bus in service. ... is the 328th day of the year (329th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) is the current year, a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar and the AD/CE era in the 21st century. ...


They have been loaned to MTR Corporation for use on MTR Feeder Bus (previously known as KCR Feeder Bus) routes. This article is about the metro system operator. ...


New World First Bus

New World First Bus ordered 18 Enviro 500 buses with Euro IV engine in early 2007[2]. The first ten buses entered service in February/March 2008, with the rest of them expected to enter service by the end of April. New World First Bus Services Limited (First Bus, or NWFB) was established in 1998, taking over China Motor Buss franchise on 1 September 1998 to provide bus services on Hong Kong Island together with Citybus. ...


North America

An Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 owned by BC Transit.
An Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 owned by BC Transit.

In 2004 Alexander Dennis started to explore the North American market for its Enviro 500. The American version of Enviro 500 have modified bodies and redesigned fuel tanks, which enable the straight staircase to be moved forward. Alexander Dennis built one left hand drive Enviro 500 for demonstration in the United States and Canada. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 271 KB) Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Double-decker bus Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 User:Deadkid dk Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1280x960, 271 KB) Licensing File links The following pages link to this file: Double-decker bus Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 User:Deadkid dk Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create or... North American redirects here. ...


Bus operators which had evaluated the Enviro 500 include Community Transit of Snohomish County, Washington (December 2005), Unitrans of Davis (January 2006, two weeks), OC Transpo of Ottawa (June 28 to July 12, 2006 and February 2007) and the San Francisco Municipal Railway of San Francisco (November 2007 to January 2008).[3] Community Transit is the main public transit authority of Snohomish County, Washington. ... Snohomish County is a county located in the U.S. state of Washington. ... Unitrans is the name for the transit system which operates in Davis, California. ... Davis is a city in Yolo County, California, United States. ... OC Transpo articulated bus OC Transpo is the urban transit service of the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ... This article is about the capital city of Canada. ... The San Francisco Municipal Railway, or Muni as it is commonly known, is the public transit system for the city and county of San Francisco, California. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


Canada

BC Transit ordered nine Enviro 500 which were allocated to Victoria, British Columbia and entered service in early 2005. Two of them had taken part in a promotional show in USA, which was organized by Alexander Dennis in January 2005, before entering service. BC Transit is a provincial crown agency responsible for coordinating the delivery of public transportation within British Columbia, Canada, outside of Greater Vancouver. ... This article is about the city of Victoria. ...


GO Transit, Toronto's regional transit authority, has purchased twelve 12.8-metre version of Enviro 500s in a C$10.835 million deal and they are expected to be implemented in early 2008. // GO Transit (AAR reporting marks GOT), officially known as the Greater Toronto Transit Authority (GTTA), is Canadas first, and Ontarios only, interregional public transit system, established to link Toronto with the surrounding regions of the Greater Toronto Area (GTA). ...


OC Transpo also decided to purchase 3 Enviro 500s for further testings, after two trials in 2006/2007. Deliveries are expected in winter 2008. OC Transpo articulated bus OC Transpo is the urban transit service of the City of Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. ...


United States

An Enviro 500 in Las Vegas.
An Enviro 500 in Las Vegas.

Gray Line ordered 20 open-top Enviro 500 for its sightseeing operations in New York and put them into service in spring 2005, these being the first open-top Enviro 500 built. Gray Line also received three single-door Enviro 500 in summer 2005 for operation in San Francisco. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2800x2128, 1177 KB) A Deuce bus waiting to load passengers at the downtown terminal. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2800x2128, 1177 KB) A Deuce bus waiting to load passengers at the downtown terminal. ... Gray Line Worldwide operates local sightseeing tours across the world using trolley coaches, double deckers and standard single deck coaches. ... A tourist boat travels the River Seine in Paris, France Tourism can be defined as the act of travel for the purpose of recreation, and the provision of services for this act. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...


Citizens Area Transit of Las Vegas had its first 50 Enviro 500s entered service by October 2005. The service, marketed as "The Deuce", runs along the Las Vegas Strip. Certain high-traffic routes, such as along Maryland Parkway and Nellis Boulevard, have also used these buses. They offer extra ventilation grilles outside engine compartment to cope with Nevada's dry climate and high temperature. Las Vegas's Enviro 500s have the biggest air conditioning system ever created for a transit vehicle, with eight fans fitted on the air conditioning unit. As of October 2006, CAT had firm orders for another 40 of the type worth $29.8 million, these were delivered during late 2007. A further 40 had also been ordered for delivery in 2008, these will have longer bodies and a second staircase to speed loading and unloading. All these vehicles will be used for fixed-route operations, not for sightseeing operations. A typical CAT bus The Downtown Transportation Center Citizens Area Transit (or CAT) is the name of the bus system in the Las Vegas, Clark County, Nevada area. ... For further information, see Las Vegas metropolitan area and Las Vegas Strip. ... A Deuce bus loading passengers at the downtown terminal. ...


Les Cars Rouges, a sightseeing company, ordered 16 open-top Enviro 500 for sightseeing operations in the USA, delivery of these buses started in early 2007. Eight of the Enviro 500 are destined for San Francisco, and the rest of them are destined for Washington D.C. Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


Community Transit put one Enviro 500 into service on August 1, 2007, the bus would be used on commuter routes between Seattle and various points in Snohomish County during its first year in operation.[4] Seattle redirects here. ...


References

  1. ^ Alexander Dennis - News: No stopping the bus as resurgent ADL steps up a gear for 2008
  2. ^ a b Alexander Dennis - News: Flying start as market leader wins £25M of new orders in first week of 2007
  3. ^ Double Decker Bus Trial SFMTA Fact Sheet
  4. ^ Community Transit: Double Decker Bus

See also

Other Alexander Dennis bus products:

Competitors: The Dennis Dart is a bus model and was the first successful Dennis product since the Dominator. ... The Dennis Javelin (later known as the TransBus Javelin/Alexander Dennis Javelin) is an underfloor-engined bus and coach chassis originally built by Dennis (now by Alexander Dennis) in the United Kingdom. ... The Dennis R-Series is a rear-engined coach chassis built by Dennis (and later TransBus/Alexander Dennis), it was unveiled in 1999. ... A Dennis Trident 2 owned by Stagecoach, UK. For 3-axle, longitudinal-engine Dennis Trident built for export, see Dennis Trident 3/Dennis Trident E500. ... Dennis Dart SLF Plaxton Pointer, owned by New World First Bus of Hong Kong. ... The Alexander Dennis Enviro 200 Dart is a midibus manufactured by Alexander Dennis for the UK market as the successor of the Dart SLF chassis and Pointer body. ... The Alexander Dennis Enviro 300 (previously known as the TransBus Enviro 300) is a light weight single deck bus built by Alexander Dennis (the successor to Transbus International) in the UK since 2001. ... An Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 in service with London operator Metroline. ...

KMBs Centroliner serving route 296C. A Centroliner of New World First Bus with the standard wavy livery of the company. ... Scania K-series is a series of bus with longitudinally, straight-up mounted Euro IV engine at the rear. ... KMB AVD1 (Volgren-bodied B9TL) seen in service on the last day (15 December 2004) before it left for more testing. ...

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Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 at AllExperts (1049 words)
A Transbus Enviro 500 serving with KMB in Hong Kong.
The Alexander Dennis Enviro 500 (previously known as the TransBus Enviro 500) is one of the Enviro-series bus models made by British manufacturer Alexander Dennis (formerly by TransBus).
The body of the Enviro 500 was based on the single-deck Enviro 300, and the upper-deck frontal design was similar to the design used on the Plaxton President body.
Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 at AllExperts (355 words)
The Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 is a double decker bus built by Alexander Dennis from late 2005.
The Enviro 400, like the other products in the Enviro range, is an integral, although it is likely that the body will be available on the Volvo B7TL or Volvo B9TL chassis for sale in the UK market.
Alexander Dennis secured its first large group order for the Enviro 400 in February 2006, with the Stagecoach Group purchasing 130, which forms the bulk of the group's 2006 double-deck requirement (the remaining 30 being of the older ALX400 design) and appearing to be the new Stagecoach standard double-deck vehicle.
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