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Citybus
 
Citybus started life in 1977, as Passenger Transportation Services (Asia) Ltd, being set up to offer transport management consultancy services.

In 1979, the Company was granted ten vehicle licences for it's contract-hire, tour and private hire work. The first vehicle acquired was was an ex demonstrator Ailsa/Volvo, closely followed by six ex-Bournemouth Corporation Fleetlines. The fleetname carried was City Buses. A yellow livery was chosen, considered to be noticeable by Lyndon Rees, the driving force behind the new Company and also because the six ex-Bournemouth buses still carried their yellow livery!

In 1981 the fleetname was simplified to Citybus and the livery changed to canary yellow, with blue and orange relief. During 1982, Resident Bus Services were introduced, to carry the increasing number of passengers from the large new housing estates. In the mid 80's it introduced air-conditioned vehicles on its coach services into China, and later on its orders for new buses.

In 1991, Citybus won the tender to operate it's first franchised service, being the Hong Kong Island route 12A, a route previously operated by China Motor Bus (CMB). Early 1992 saw the Hong Kong Government announce that owing to the continuing poor performance of CMB, it was offering 25% of CMB's routes for tender. The announcement in October that year saw Citybus's bid win, with the twenty eight routes to commence in September 1993.  Owing to the relatively short time between this announcement and commencement of these new routes, Citybus were unable to acquire the number of new buses required, and looked to Singapore, from where over 100 second hand Atlanteans were acquired, being completely refurbished, with new Alexander 'R' type front ends, before entering service. Network 26, was the brand name given for these new routes.

With the opening of the new airport at Chek Lap Kok, on Lantau Island in July 1998, the Government invited tenders for two packages to provide express bus services to and from the new airport. Citybus won one package, and as a result, introduced a new branding on these services known as Cityflyer.

In 1999 Citybus was acquired by Stagecoach, but has retained it's yellow livery.

For further information about Citybus, may I recommend Mike Davis's excellent book "Hong Kong Buses Volume 3 - Citybus", and the excellent CD-ROM, produced by Citybus, which accompanies the Hong Kong release of OM45401, and which was on offer to subscribers of Corgi's bus magazine, Bus Route.

In June 2003 the company was acquired by Chow Tai Fook Enterprises, the parent company of the major rival operator New World First Bus. After a series of restructuring, Citybus is now a subsidiary of NWS Transport Services Limited, which is also the parent company of New World First Bus and New World First Ferry. NWS Transport has since re-dominated the franchised bus services in Hong Kong Island.
 

Table listing Citybus releases in date order
Model
No.
Make
Vehicle
Livery
Fleet
No.
Route
No.
Quantity
Date
Issued
1996
32401
 Corgi  AEC Routemaster  Peak Tramways
3
-----
5,000
03/96
?
1997
43204
 Corgi  Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 Re-unification
395
97
17,000
08/97
?
42803
 Corgi  Dennis Dart 
 Plaxton Pointer
 Standard
1419
511
10,000
12/97
?
1998
43205
 Corgi  Volvo Olympian 
 Alexander
 Standard
521
930
8,800
05/98
?
42707a
 Corgi  Volvo B10M 
 Van Hool Alizee
 Standard (with Chinese plates)
1275
-----
3,000*
06/98
42707b
 Corgi  Volvo B10M 
 Van Hool Alizee
 Standard
1275
-----
4,328*
06/98
23504
 EFE  Daimler Fleetline 
 Alexander
 Early Citybus yellow
D4
-----
4,420
1,400
08/98
11/98
44302
 Corgi  Dennis Trident 
 Alexander
 Standard
 2200 
97
10,000
08/98
11/98
44502a
 Corgi  Dennis Trident 
 Duple-Metsec
 Cityflyer - with 
 additional signwriting
 2118 
A11
 4,999*
11/98
44501
 Corgi  Dennis Trident 
 Duple-Metsec
 Cityflyer
2112
A21
no
certificate
11/98
12/98
44502b
 Corgi  Dennis Trident 
 Duple-Metsec
 Cityflyer
2118 
A11
5,000*
12/98
1999
44503
 Corgi  Dennis Trident 
 Duple-Metsec
 Cityflyer
2138 
A21
no
certificate
03/99
06/99
13912
 EFE  Bristol Lodekka 
 ECW
 Early Citybus yellow
B21
-----
4,480
1,440
03/99
06/99
44504
 Corgi  Dennis Trident 
 Duple-Metsec
 Yellow/blue/red 
 coach livery
2100
969
3,500*
2,400*
04/99
06/99
44601
 Corgi  Leyland Atlantean 
 Alexander 
 Let's get moving
642
5A
4,000*
2,000*
05/99
06/99
44701
 Corgi  Dennis Dart SLF 
 Plaxton Pointer
 Standard
1436 
12M
3,500
1,600
07/99
09/99
44603
 Corgi  Leyland Atlantean 
 Alexander
 Network 26
638
5
200
2,800
12/99
12/99
45006a
 Corgi  Leyland Atlantean  Network 26
602
75
2,450*
1,000*
12/99
02/00
 45006b
 Corgi  Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 Network 26
352
170
2,450*
1,000*
12/99
02/00
45005b
 Corgi  Volvo Olympian  Stagecoach set 
 East meets West
999
103
2,800*
1,680*
12/99
02/00
44507
 Corgi  Dennis Trident 
 Duple-Metsec
 Standard with
 'www' banner advert
2201
10
2,800
2,000
12/99
12/99
44508
 Corgi  Dennis Trident 
 Duple-Metsec
 Chrome plated
-----
-----
 2,000
12/99
43012
 Corgi  Leyland Olympian  Ocean Park
16
629
 200
2,800
12/99
12/99
2000
25709
 EFE  Daimler Fleetline 
 Park Royal (DMS)
 Early Citybus yellow
D20
-----
2,800
1,500
03/00
09/00
44509
 Corgi  Dennis Trident 
 Duple-Metsec
 Standard with HKTS 
 rear-end adverts
2265
E22
3,700
1,300
04/00
06/00
44510
 Corgi  Dennis Trident 
 Duple-Metsec
 Year of the Dragon
2282
E23
2,800
1,800
04/00
 06/00
19906a
 EFE  Bristol Lodekka
 ECW
 Early Citybus yellow
B21
-----
1,050
200
07/00
07/00
19906b
 EFE  Daimler Fleetline
 Park Royal
 Early Citybus yellow
D41
500
1,050
200
07/00
07/00
DGS001
 C'sM  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Standard
701
6
3,500
08/00
09/00
MB102
 MBE  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Standard with 
 Route 118 branding
808
118
3,624
1,656
11/00
12/00
DGS002
 C'sM  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Siemens Baby
709
12
1,000
11/00
12/00
44512
 Corgi  Dennis Trident 
 Duple-Metsec
 Millennium livery
2301
171 
1,500*
1,500*
11/00
12/00
44513
 Corgi  Dennis Trident 
 Duple-Metsec
 Greener Buses
2301
102 
1,500
1,000
12/00
04/01
V008
 C'sM
 Code3
 Leyland Victory 
 Alexander
 Ocean Park
40
5A 
no
certificate
12/00
01/01
45007a
 Corgi  Leyland Olympian
 Roe
 Ocean Park
16
629
3,000
1,100
12/00
04/01
45007b
 Corgi  Leyland Victory Mk2
 Alexander
 Ocean Park
40
98
3,300
1,100
12/00
04/01
2001
 MB101a
 MBE  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 China Paint 
 Flower Brand
855
182
1,000
02/01
OM45401
 Corgi  MAN 
 Volgren
 Standard (with CD)
2500
182
2,000+
04/01
MB101b
 MBE  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 China Paint 
 Flower Brand
833
170
1,000
05/01
OM45402
 Corgi  MAN 
 Volgren
 Standard
2500
182
1,500+
10/01
88001
 80M  Dennis Dragon (Trolleybus) 
 Duple Metsec
 Standard with banner adverts
701
2001
800
05/01
OM45403
 Corgi  MAN 
 Volgren
 Year of the Snake
2500
681
1,800
1,000
05/01
08/01
MB103
 MBE  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa
856
182
2,880
07/01
MB101c
 MBE  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 China Paint 
 Flower Brand with plane
838
182
1,000
08/01
DGS004
 C'sM  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Siemens Energy
720
73
288
08/01
DGS003
 C'sM  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Siemens Transportation
709
6A
288
08/01
DGS005
 C'sM  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Siemens Industry
730
6
288
  ?
09/01
MB104
 MBE  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 United Airlines
803
1
1,088
11/01
MB105
 MBE  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Japan Home Centre
812
10
1,088
12/01
2002
DW10303+
 Drumwell  Volvo Super Olympian 
 Alexander ALX500
 Standard with China 
 Paint rear-end advert
410
72A
 300
01/02
DW10204
(99503)+
 Drumwell  Dennis Condor 
 Duple Metsec
 Driver Training 
T1
---
2,500
01/02
04/02
DW10303B+
 Drumwell  Volvo Super Olympian 
 Alexander ALX500
 Standard with China 
 Paint rear-end advert and 
 Herpa offside panel
823
10
 1,700
02/02
OM44501
 Corgi  Dennis Trident 
 Duple-Metsec
 Year of the Horse
2301
788
1,000
1,000
03/02
07/02
OM45801
 Corgi  Dennis Trident 
 Alexander ALX500
 Cityflyer
2101
A22
1,500
800
07/02
11/02
DW10303C+
 Drumwell  Volvo Super Olympian 
 Alexander ALX500
 Standard with China 
 Paint rear-end advert and 
 Herpa offside panel + plane
823
10
 150
08/02
DW10206A+
 Drumwell  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Standard
209
N8X
500
09/02
DW10206B+
 Drumwell  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Standard with China Paint/
 Herpa banner adverts
725
000
1,500
11/02
MB106
 MBE  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Nin Jiom Pei Pa Koa
856
182
1,088
11/02
MB107
 MBE  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 White with Brand Hong Kong -
 Asia's world city
855
1
2,888
12/02
2003
MB108
 MBE  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Year of the Ram
815
8X
1,066
04/03
hkbus
2001
 Creative 
 Master
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 Big C
133
62
2,200
12/03
02/04
2004
OM44401
 Corgi  Dennis Trident 
 Alexander ALX500
 Year of the Monkey
2108
E11
1,200
800
03/04
07/04
hkbus
2003
 Creative 
 Master
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 Cross border
108
88R
1,800
03/04
05/04
OM45404
 Corgi  MAN 
 Volgren CR221LD
 Stagecoach corporate style
2500
70
800
500
08/04
09/04
OM45405
 Corgi  MAN 
 Volgren CR221LD
 Original 
2500
5B
500
500
08/04
10/04
80801
 80M Bus 
 Model Shop
 Scania K94UB 
 Volgren CR223LD
 25th Anniversary
2800
10
 1,888
10/04
2005
CM059
(OM44402)+
 Corgi  Dennis Trident 
 Alexander ALX500
 Year of the Rooster
2103
E21A
2,088
05/05
07/05
80802
 80M Bus 
 Model Shop
 Scania K94UB 
 Volgren CR223LD
 Stagecoach corporate style
2800
118
2,500
08/05
2006
CM061
(MB109C)+
 MBE  Dennis Dragon
 Duple Metsec
 Year of the Dog
838
102
688
03/06 
hkbus0001
 Creative 
 Master
 Leyland Olympian 
 Alexander
 Standard
152
629
1,000
04/06
2007
CM063
(MB110C)+
 MBE  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Year of the Pig
832
789
888
02/07
CM064
(39601)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Dennis Trident
 Duple Metsec
 10th Anniversary HKSAR
2700
85
1,250
07/07
CM065
(39603)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Dennis Trident
 Duple Metsec
 Standard
2700
260
1,500
10/07
2008
CM066
(MB111C)+
 MBE  Dennis Dragon 
 Duple Metsec
 Year of the Rat
830
780
1,000
02/08
CM067
(80892)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500
 Standard with
 Euro 4 decals
8100
B3
1,680
12/08
2009
CM068
(80894)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500
 Year of the Ox
8103
B3
1,500
01/09
CM070
(80896)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500
 Standard
8108
B3X
1,500
04/09
CM069
(92205)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Volvo Olympian
 Alexander
 Standard
9042
10
1,500
07/09
2010
CM071
(80898)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500
 Year of the Tiger
8106
962
1,288
02/10
2011
CM072
(80810)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500
 Year of the Rabbit
8102
930
1,088
01/11
hkbus0002
 Creative
 Master
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 Yellow18688R1,00004/11
CM073
(92802)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro400
 Standard70002601,60007/11
2012
CM074
(80812)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500
 Year of the Dragon81381021,08801/12
CM076
(92103)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Volvo B9TL
 Wrights Gemini 2
 Standard75006901,60007/12
CM081
(38507)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Dennis Trident 
 Alexander ALX500
 Standard2105E22A70009/12
CM082
(38508)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Dennis Trident 
 Alexander ALX500
 Standard210596268809/12
2013
CM084
(38509)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Dennis Trident 
 Alexander ALX500
 Cityflyer2103A221,38801/13
CM083
(80817)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500
 Year of the Snake81883071,08802/13
CM085
(80818)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500
 Yellow Cityflyer8203A121,38803/13
CM088
(63001)+
 Model 1 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 Network 26220670007/13
CM087
(63002)+
 Model 1 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 Standard2336170007/13
CM089
(80887)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Dennis Condor
 Duple Metsec
 Driver trainingT3-1,00007/13
80819* 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500
 Standard81286191,50009/13
CM090
(63301)+
 Model 1 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG
 Cityflyer8001A111,10012/13
CM093
(63302)+
 Model 1 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG
 Cityflyer8002A211,20012/13
2014
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500
 Year of the Horse830811,08801/14
CM096
(hkbus0004)+
 Northcord
 Model Co.
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 Big C17988R80005/14
CM091
(63303)
 Model 1 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG
 Standard832819 & 8X1,40006/14
CM094
(63304)
 Model 1 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG
 Standard83201711,10006/14
 Northcord
 Model Co.
 Leyland Olympian
 Alexander
 Standard171CTB60006/14
2015
CM079
(80821)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500
 Year of the Goat82681181,08802/15
CM098
(80551)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG
 Cityflyer8038A121,20007/15
CM099
(80552)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG
 Cityflyer8038A291,20007/15
CM100
(63308)+
 Model 1 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG Hybrid
 Hybrid decals84009691,88907/15
CM101
(63309)+
 Model 1 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG Hybrid
 Hybrid decals84015B1,88907/15
2016
CM102
(80553)+
 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG (12m)
 Year of the Monkey85038X1,20001/16
CM103
(63390)+
 Model 1 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG (11.3m)
 Standard91038589004/16
CM104
(63391)+
 Model 1 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG (11.3m)
 Standard91104089004/16
CM105
(63392)+
 Model 1 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG (11.3m)
 Standard914397389004/16
84007 80M Bus
 Model Shop
 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro400 (10.5m)
 Daikin (purple)701797345008/16
CM106  
(63406)+
 Model 1 Dennis Trident
 Duple Metsec (12m)
 Standard2212E1166809/16
CM107  
(63407)+
 Model 1 Dennis Trident
 Duple Metsec (12m)
 Standard2226E2288809/16
CM108  
(63408)+
 Model 1 Dennis Trident
 Duple Metsec (12m)
 Standard2233E2366809/16
CM109  
(63409)+
 Model 1 Dennis Trident
 Duple Metsec (12m)
 Standard2236E2188809/16
CM110  
(63410)+
 Model 1 Dennis Trident
 Duple Metsec (12m)
 Cityflyer2136A1194810/16
CM111  
(63411)+
 Model 1 Dennis Trident
 Duple Metsec (12m)
 Cityflyer2142A2294810/16
CM112  
(63412)+
 Model 1 Dennis Trident
 Duple Metsec (12m)
 Stagecoach style220111851410/16
CM113
(63413)+
 Model 1 Dennis Trident
 Duple Metsec (12m)
 Stagecoach style22011051410/16
CM114
(63334)+
 Model 1 Alexander Dennis
 'Facelift' Enviro500 (12.8m)
 Standard6521E11A72212/16
CM115
(63335)+
 Model 1 Alexander Dennis
 'Facelift' Enviro500 (12.8m)
 Standard6526S172212/16
CM116
(63336)+
 Model 1 Alexander Dennis
 'Facelift' Enviro500 (12.8m)
 Standard6355962X72212/16
CM117
(63337)+
 Model 1 Alexander Dennis
 'Facelift' Enviro500 (12.8m)
 Standard6303962B72212/16
2017
CM118
(63339)+
 Model 1 Alexander Dennis
 'Facelift' Enviro500 (12.8m)
 Year of the Rooster63717881,31801/17
CM119
(63313)+
 Model 1 Alexander Dennis
 Enviro500NG (12m)
 All-over advertising
 "Weisen U"
8481102688due

* the limited edition certificate states 7,500
* the limited edition certificate states 9,999
* the limited edition certificate states 6,000
* the limited edition certificate states 3,700
* the limited edition certificate states 4,500
* the limited edition certificate states 3,100
+ the limited edition certificate states 3,500
the above quantities have kindly been provided by Citybus

+ assumed model number  
model/product numbers as used by the manufacturer
+ EFE product code
*
model is one of three contained in a gift set for Hongkong Post

UK quantities and release dates are shown in blue

 

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