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The latest edition of 'KMB Today' is now available on-line and confirms the details published yesterday of the Kowloon Motor Bus Leyland Victory. It also confirms the report on Monday that a further non air-conditioned Leyland Olympian is to be released, on route 66 to Tai Hing. It is limited to 1,800 pieces.

 
Tomorrow I am off to Hong Kong for almost two weeks and consequently there will be no updates during this period. Do please, however, continue to e-mail any news items, ready for my return. 
18th November 2009

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Due for release in Hong Kong on Thursday (19th) is the third release of Drumwell's air-conditioned Leyland Victory Mk 2 casting (DW10903). This release shows the vehicle in the special livery applied whilst in the UK. A new page and further photographs will be added shortly. 

17th November 2009

 
It is reported that Kowloon Motor Bus will release a new S3BL Leyland Olympian model in December, limited to 1,800 pieces. The route number is believed to be 66. 
16th November 2009

 
Early this morning, Kowloon Motor Bus Dennis Dragon ADS174 on route 692 to Hang Hau North was involved in an incident in which it toppled onto its side, sadly killing one passenger and injuring a further thirty-five.

 

An interview, in english, conducted by RTHK's (Radio Television Hong Kong) english-language current affairs programme 'The Pulse' concerning Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry Bus Terminal is now available on YouTube - just click on the above image. 

9th November 2009

 
My thanks to Wei Shen for providing the following news from Singapore.

SMRT Buses has ordered 66 units of the Mercedes Benz O530 Citaro. The first fully built unit has arrived and was first spotted parked inside Cycle and Carriage on 3 November fully painted in SMRT's red and white livery but without logos. With its introduction, this bus will be Singapore's first fully low floor bus.

The bus will seat 29 passengers with 2 'granny' seats as well as a single Passenger in Wheelchair (PIW) bay. A foldable chair has been provided at the PIW bay. Both the entrance as well as the exit doors will be leaf doors. 

The following is the extract from Daimler's Press Release .

BlueTec in Asia

Singapore Mass Rapid Transit (SMRT) is the first company in Southeast Asia to put Mercedes-Benz urban buses with BlueTec 5 into operation in short-distance public transport. This means that the BlueTec diesel technology so successfully introduced by Daimler in Europe now also has a presence in Asia. And with an order for 66 Mercedes-Benz Citaro BlueTec urban buses that meet the stringent Euro 5 exhaust standard, the SMRT Corporation in Singapore is setting new benchmarks in Southeast Asia.

Wei Shen's excellent Fotopic site entitled 'SBS 9199C Singapore Bus Gallery' can be found by following the link.

8th November 2009

 

 
 

Today this site celebrates its 11th Anniversary
 
 
 
 
 

 5th November 2009


 
I am advised that Best Choose are to release a model of China Motor Bus Volvo Olympian VA64. Further details will be reported when known.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Concorde Hobby Shop

The Concorde Hobby Shop website gives details of another Best Choose model, this time a Leyland FG lorry, which is expected to retail for HK$58.

5th November 2009

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Creative Master Northcord Ltd 

Creative Master Northcord Ltd has today issued a press release for the Stagecoach Western 'School Bus' liveried Leyland Olympian (hkbus 2011) pictured above. 

2nd November 2009

 
A new page has tonight been added for the 312 Model resin Kowloon Motor Bus Leyland Olympian AL1 (B0032A). 
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