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JB0001 - Mercedes-Benz Citaro G
Keisei Bus
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The model - details of this model appeared on the Porte Publishing website ( ) in mid April 2010. The official press release was issued on 12th May and reads as follows:-
Creative Master Northcord Limited has now proudly released the first Mercedes-Benz Citaro G bendy-bus replica in Japanese bus operation. It is JB0001 Keisei Bus. Keisei Bus is a big name in Chiba, Japan. Keisei Bus has operated articulated buses in Makuhari New City area since 1998. It is the first Japanese operator to have a fleet of the articulated buses running on the public roads. Keisei Bus was having brand new Volvo B10M bendi-buses with Fuji Heavy Industry bodywork. Keisei Bus acquired 10 brand new Mercedes-Benz Citaro G Euro5 buses to replace the Volvos. All new buses entered into service in February 2010, running in a loop service between Makuhari Hongo Station, Makuhari New City, Kaihin Makuhari Station and Marine Stadium.

The Mercedes-Benz Citaro G JB0001 model’s clean lines accentuate the square-mounted, double-glazed windows and the livery application on which all logos and lettering are clearly legible. Another main feature on the model is the extensive portrayal of handrails. The headlight / indicator units at the front and indicator / tail light units at the rear are made of individual components to look more realistic.

The JB0001 three-door Mercedes-Benz G bus model is limited to 200 pieces for the UK, Australia, P.R. of China and Hong Kong. They will be distributed by John Ayrey Die-Casts Limited (UK), Transit Graphics (Australia), cnmycar.com (China), and Concorde Hobby Shop (HK) respectively.


The bus -

 
 Manufacturer of model  Creative Master Northcord Ltd
 Scale  1:76
 Prototype chassis  Mercedes-Benz Citaro G
 Prototype bodywork  -
 Prototype length  18 metre
 Fleet number  4821
 Registration number  48-21
 Route number  01
 Destination  Makuhari
 Quantity  2,200
 Date released - Hong Kong  14th May 2010

 

 
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