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According to the Across website , Kowloon Motor Bus fleet no AAU1 was registered today as PU4458. Is this the first of the Alexander Dennis Enviro200s?

On the subject of new KMB vehicles, I understand that there are presently over 70 new buses parked in Hong Kong awaiting registration.
  30th March 2011

   
The 80M Bus Model Shop website has details of the Kowloon Motor Bus Volvo Olympian AV1, two versions of which are set for release in Hong Kong on 5th April.
29th March 2011

 
Further information and photographs of the new SMRT Buses Mercedes-Benz Citaros have tonight been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.

   
I have today received confirmation that the total quantity of both resin KMB Dennis Dragons from 312/P&T Model (B0036) is 400 pieces.
28th March 2011

   
The new Citybus Scania is confirmed as being a type K280UD6X2EB and not a type K310UD as previously reported.

   
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Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle

A new page has tonight been added for the two versions of KMB Dennis Dragon AD1 (B0036), which are now believed to be available in Hong Kong.
26th March 2011

A new page has tonight been added for the KMB driver training Dennis Dragon mentioned in yesterday's news (M3N03).
25th March 2011

     

Issue No. 64 of Bus Focus has now been published by Bus Fan World and this issue features 78 colour pages covering all the latest bus news (Chinese text) including some excellent shots taken at the Euro Bus Expo 2010, an article on the two Wrights bodied Volvo B9TL with Citybus and KMB, plus lots more.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Dennis Law

A new page has just been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site for the Citybus Scania K310UD pictured above. My thanks to Dennis Law for providing these photographs.

 
The acquisition of a widescreen laptop has highlighted a problem with the left-hand gradient tint featured in the Click here to visit the Xtra pages pages of the site, especially when it repeats itself across the screen with the wider screen sizes. As a result I intend to remove this gradient tint, leaving the pages with a plain white background. 

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Venus Collectibles

Venus Collectibles are to set release, on 30th March, a new 1:76 scale diecast model of Alexander double decker Dennis Dragon (M3N03) featuring white KMB Driver Training Bus CW5424 livery. The production quantity is 119 pieces with retail price of HK$349 each. Each model will have its numbered certificate and water decal as usual.
The Driver Training Bus CW5424 is a conversion of 3N3 (carrying its unique grille details as 3N3) after withdrawal from normal bus service, with some changes such as the removal of all seats on the upper deck and some seats at rear of lower deck, addition of mirrors, addition of Learning Signs, etc, that appeared on this model.
24th March 2011

   
     
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Grant Ng Kwok Kuen

My thanks to Grant Ng Kwok Kuen for allowing me to use his photograph of the Citybus Scania K310UD. 
23rd March 2011

   
A new Scania K310UD double-decker in Citybus livery has been spotted in Hong Kong, apparently having just arrived. If anyone has a photo or two that they are happy to share, please e-mail me

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Ng Wei Tong

My thanks to Ng Wei Tong for sending me photographs of two of SMRT Buses ten new Mercedes-Benz Citaros, which have just entered service. Further photographs have been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site
21st March 2011

   
A new page has just been added to the 'Trams' section for the recently released 'Hong Kong' liveried example (TT33664) from 80M Bus Model Shop.

   
Just a reminder that with the current issues surrounding Fotopic, all of the links to these sites in the 'Links' page remain unavailable.
20th March 2011

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of 
80M Bus Model Shop

Yesterday's unconfirmed report of the release of two MTR Dennis Tridents has today been confirmed. Produced by 80M Bus Model Shop, both models feature fleet no. 730 (JF1475) - model no 38705 is on route K51 to Fu Tai whilst 38706 is on route K76 to Tin Shui Wai. Each version is limited to 1,250 pieces and is expected to retail for HK$313. New pages and additional photographs have now been added.

   
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80M Bus Model Shop

Released yesterday in Hong Kong is the above tram from 80M Bus Model Shop (TT33664). It uses the new 80M casting but carries the same livery as model TT33653, released in September last year. It retails for HK$198. A new page and further photographs will be added shortly. 
19th March 2011

     
I have received an unconfirmed report that two MTR 10.6m Dennis Tridents are to be released on Monday 21 March, route numbers K51 & K76, unknown destination and unknown quantity for each.

   

independent transport videos has released three new Hong Kong DVDs, all filmed in November 2010, which cover Hong Kong Island, Kowloon and the New Territories. Full details can be found on their website, just follow the link.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dave Rogers

My thanks to Dave Rogers for sending me the above photograph of KMB's soon to be modelled Volvo Olympian AV1, which he took in June 1994.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Vincent Chong

Showing off its Gorba destination is recently delivered Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL fleet no. AVBWU57. It is pictured at Kowloon City Ferry Bus Terminus. Larger photographs have been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
18th March 2011

   
The online edition of KMB Today confirms the forthcoming release of two versions of Volvo Olympian AV1, as reported on 13th March.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of 312/P&T Model

312/P&T Model has announced the planned release of two resin versions of KMB Dennis Dragon AD1. That on the left is on route 6 to Mei Foo whilst that on the right features Lai Chi Kok in the destination box and route 238M and Tsuen Wan in the nearside windscreen - a nice touch!

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Vincent Chong

New World First Bus continues to receive new Enviro500s, with fleet no. 5525 being the latest. Photographed on 11th March is 5523 (PT3487) on route 2X to Shau Kei Wan. My thanks to Vincent Chong for sending me this together with some shots of 5522, which have been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
16th March 2011

  

The third Bus Model Sharing Show will be held on Sunday, 10th April at the Ngau Chi Wan Civic Centre, Kowloon, next to Choi Hung MTR Station (tickets cost HK$35). It is an exhibition/model bus rally where visitors can bring their own DIY bus model collection, share their DIY experiences and take photographs. Pictured above are some photographs of last year's event, more of which can be found here.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Whilst nothing to do with buses, an MG charity car show also took place yesterday in Whampoa and pictured above is one fine entrant. 
14th March 2011

I am sure I speak for all visitors to this site in saying that our thoughts and sympathy are with the people of Japan during this difficult time.

   
Believed to be the next Kowloon Motor Bus model release is Volvo Olympian AV1 (FW5572). Two versions are expected, one on route 300, which is limited 1,000 pieces and the other is limited to 800 pieces. No other details are presently known.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dennis Law

Kowloon Motor Bus held their annual Bus Captain of the Year competition today and thanks to Dennis Law, a selection of photographs has been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
13th March 2011

Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Grant Ng Kwok Kuen

Several new photographs of KMB's Alexander Dennis Enviro200s and twin axle Volvo/Wrights have been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section, thanks Grant Ng Kwok Kuen.
8th March 2011

My thanks to Eric Leung for sending me some photographs of several of the WJB trams previously missing from the site. These have been scanned from an Automobile magazine dating from, I believe, 1992 and include trams carrying adverts for CSL, Herald Tribune and SAA. Special thanks also to Vic Davey of the West Wales Museum of Childhood, Langeler for allowing me to use his photos. New pages have been added to the Trams section.
6th March 2011

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

My thanks to Philip Chan for sending me several photographs of the recent additions to the KMB fleet. I have just added a couple to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site - more can be viewed on Philip's Picasa Web gallery. 
5th March 2011

Photograph courtesy and copyright of 80M Bus Model Shop

Cars Workshop has allocated product codes 92601 and 92602 to the two new KMB Dennis Dragons set for release on Sunday. New photographs have now been added.
4th March 2011

Hong Kong Transport Society has confirmed that their 20th Anniversary bus model, featuring Citybus 186 (FC4750) in the early 1990s livery, will be released in April. Priced at $318 each, the total quantity will be 1,000 pieces.

   
As an additional news update,  NWS Transport has recently received the following newly converted driver training buses from Citybus and NWFB :-
T11 - Ex-NWFB LA7 (FF2854)
T13 - Ex-Citybus 220 (FS3991)
T14 - Ex-Citybus 226 (FS7274)
Also, for some "yet to be discovered" reasons, T2 has been re-registered from DS8288 to PS6548.

My thanks to Dennis Law for the above news items.
3rd March 2011

It is believed that the two Kowloon Motor Bus Dennis Dragons from Cars Workshop are set for release on Sunday (6th March).
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