丹尼士飛鏢 Dennis Dart
Dart should be the most successful product of Dennis. It is a very common sight for seeing Dennis Dart with different bodyworks,different length anywhere in UK. With the first Dennis Dart ordered by CMB in 1991, the successful story of Dennis Dart started in Hong Kong and even the successor, Enviro200 (named Enviro200Dart by Alexander Dennis previously) is found in MTR Bus and KMB.
Unlike Hong Kong, Dennis Dart cannot make the same story in Singapore. Singapore Bus Service placed an order for 10 Dennis Dart with Duple Metsec bodyworks in 1994. The outlook and mechanical specification almost identical with the Dart in KMB introduced at the same time. The Dart service with SBS is 9.4m in length with dual doorways, a rare arrangement in Hong Kong at that time. After registered as SBS8009A-SBS8018Z, following the minibuses in the fleet, they were deployed on M1 and M2 (later re-numbered as 92 and 42 respectively). Though single decker is the backbone of SBS, Dart is only a medium-sized and cannot meet the demand of most of the routes. No more Dennis Dart was then introduced and even Dennis product until the delivery of 20 Tridents in 2001.
All Dennis Darts in SBS were applied a new colour scheme after SBS renamed into SBS Transit in 2001. After the decommissioned of minibuses, Dennis Dart become the shortest bus model in SBS Transit. Dennis Dart showed their loyalty to route 42 and 92 and it was not a common sight for them serving on other routes. Since 2009, Dennis Dart started to withdraw from revenue service and the last two were not on the road due to mechanical failure in Nov., 2011. No more midibuses in SBS Transit after 28, Dec., 2011 as all Darts were delicensed. Instead of SBS Transit, some private operators also operated a small number of Dennis Dart which manufactured by UMW-Dennis in Malaysia.
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