[diecast models] - [home] - [information] - [links] - [news] - [plastic models] - [resin models] - [trams] - [xtra]
 Hong Kong Bus Operators ... NWFB
 The 'Rickshaw Sightseeing Bus' - 2015

Details of the Rickshaw Bus, when launched back in 2009, can be found by following this link.

In December 2014, the service was restructured with Route H2 being cancelled and route H1 extended to Kowloon side. The price for a one-day pass increased from HK$50 to HK$200.


In April 2015, with the five Volvo Olympians (VA51-55) nearing the end of their franchised service life, New World First Bus removed five Euro 3 emission 12-metre Dennis Tridents with Alexander ALX500 bodywork from service and began their conversion to open-top, retaining an upper front cabin. 1215 was the first with 1216-19 expected to follow.


By early May, the company were having to use standard buses to operate the Rickshaw Bus route, with Volvo Olympian VA51 already having been retired. It is understood that the rear canopies fitted to the Olympians were being removed and re-fitted to the Tridents. On 14th May, 1215, the first to be converted, was noted undergoing testing. A week or so later it was noted in service with 1216, the second conversion, having been completed.

1215 and 1216 were first registered on 16th April 2002. It is understood that the Volvo Olympians may pass to the Citybus fleet.
 
 

Click on image for larger photograph
1215 undergoing testing - photograph courtesy and copyright of MOC Group
   
14th May 2015
   

Click on image for larger photograph Click on image for larger photograph
   
Click on image for larger photograph Click on image for larger photograph
  Photographs courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
   
Click on image for larger photograph Click on image for larger photograph
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu
   
22nd May 2015
 

[diecast models] - [home] - [information] - [links] - [news] - [plastic models] - [resin models] - [trams] - [xtra]
 
 
This page last updated Saturday, 23rd May 2015
 
Oriental Model Buses