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