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Home / SBS Transit, Singapore (before GCM/BCM) / Dennis Trident 3 (DM5000) [73]

While Dennis Trident double-deck buses are common in Hong Kong and the United Kingdom and come in many types of bodywork, then-Singapore Bus Services (SBS) purchased only 20 units. When they were initially introduced onto the roads of Singapore in 2001 they were impressive - fitted with Transit Media electronic destination signage (EDS) and operated on the flagship service Express 502. The DM5000 bodywork were the last kits Duple Metsec would deliver for SBS.

These buses were fitted with the powerful Cummins M11-305E engine (10,824cc) and the 3-speed Voith D863.3 automatic transmission. Air-conditioning units were supplied by Denso. In the recent years, the fleet of Tridents' state of maintenance have been left much to be desired. They tend to run on long-haul routes based in the North-East of Singapore.

The Dennis Trident 3 was succeeded by the Transbus/Alexander-Dennis Enviro500, and subsequently Alexander-Dennis Enviro500 MMC which the other operator SMRT Buses decided to purchase.