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'A Centenary Date with Tram and Bus' is an exhibition that is being held between 15th July and 14th October at The Peak Galleria. The event is being organised by The Peak Galleria and supported by Tram Friends, Hong Kong Tramways LtdTramric Design and Busme

   
Kowloon Motor Bus has today registered a further 20 Wrights bodied Volvo B9TLs (AVBWU127-146) along with two further Alexander Dennis Enviro200s (AAU13-14).
30th June 2011

   
The Citybus Scania (fleet no. 8900) has now been registered as PX3555.
29th June 2011

   
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Alex Cheng

Two eye-catching advertising liveries, in my opinion, have recently been applied to a couple of KMB buses. The first promotes 'Galaxy Macau', described as 'the new Palace of Asia' and claiming to be the only truly authentic Asian five-star resort destination in Macau. Opened in May 2011, at an investment of HK$14.9 billion, it includes more than 2,200 rooms, suites and villas across three world-class hotels. Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL AVBWU42 is so decorated.

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 Philip Chan

The second has been applied Scania K310UD ASU13 and promotes Samsonite's 'Step Out' campaign. 

   
Former KMB Leyland Olympian AL95 (FD8977) has recently had her skirt panels painted in orange after retirement. Rumours have claimed that the bus will either be used for a forthcoming film shooting, or being converted into an ice-cream vendor. My thanks to Dennis Law for this information.
26th June 2011

     
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Albion Kwok

The Citybus Scania K280UD6X2EB has received fleetnames and fleet numbers and is pictured here at Chai Wan Depot. It is understood that it will be licensed shortly.
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19th June 2011

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Eric Lee

Pictured above is the Bachmann China tram carrying Hong Kong Tramways 1904 livery (CE00601). Further photographs have now been added, thanks to Eric Lee.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Philip Chan

Once again my thanks to Philip Chan for sending me several photographs of KMB's newly registered Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs. Pictured above is AVBWU119 having been registered PX554 yesterday.
18th June 2011

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Philip Chan

Several new photographs of KMB's Alexander Dennis Enviro200s have been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section. My thanks to regular contributor Philip Chan for these.

   
The Across website confirms the registration of a further 14 Volvo B9TL/Wrights for KMB (AVBWU113-AVBWU126) along with one Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (ATEU30). 
17th June 2011

   
A brief review of the recently published book 'We Love Tram' has just been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section.
15th June 2011

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Best Choose

Best Choose are to release six 1/76 scale lorries, all based the the Hino six-wheel chassis, details of which are as follows:-

Left-hand drive models:-
No. 117604R(L) - red dump truck
No. 117605Y(L) - yellow dump truck
No. 117601W(L) - white concrete mixer
Right-hand drive models:-
No. 117602R(R) - red concrete mixer
No. 117603G(R) - green concrete mixer
No. 117606Y(R) - yellow dump truck
13th June 2011

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Mark Chua

Pictured above is the new Liannex bodied Volvo B7R model which is being sold as a souvenir of Sentosa. The model is slightly smaller than 1/76 scale. My thanks to Mark Chua for sending me the photographs so promptly and these have tonight been added to a new page.
12th June 2011

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

A new page and further photographs have just been added for the Buses Model Co. Kowloon Motor Bus Leyland Olympian (BLS30105) which is set for release tomorrow.
10th June 2011

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Kowloon Motor Bus

The release date of the KMB Leyland Olympian S3BL470 has been confirmed as Saturday 11th June and it will retail for HK$298.
 8th June 2011

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Mark Chua

Sentosa, Singapore, have issued a new souvenir bus model, this being a Liannex bodied Volvo B7R. From the photographs I have seen of the model, it looks to be quite impressive -  I am unsure of its scale.
It retails for SG$15 and is available at the following Sentosa outlets - 
The Merlion Tower, Merlion Plaza, Sentosa Boardwalk, Waterfront Sentosa Express Station, Images of Singapore and Oscar & Co at Beach Station. My thanks to regular Singapore contributor Mark Chua (busesINngapore) for this information. Further information and photographs would be most welcome.
7th June 2011

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Edward Yeo

Further photographs of the handover to SBS Transit of the new Mercedes-Benz Citaros have now been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site. My special thanks to Edward Yeo for providing such a comprehensive selection of photographs.

   
Believed to be set for publication in July is a new book from OG Publishing is a new book entitled 'Volvo Buses in Hong Kong'. No other details are presently known.

   
   
I am pleased to report that the 'We Love Tram' book is now available from the usual Hong Kong model retailers, alternatively, visit the Tram Friends website for further details.


6th June 2011

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
JR Team

Due for release tomorrow in Hong Kong is a set of 5 solar flash plates (key fobs) from the JR Team. This first set, pictured above, is based on Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier. The five items (TK01 - TK05) will be available from 80M Bus Model Shop and Concorde Hobby Shop and retails for HK$38. Further information can be found on the following page of the JR Team website .  

   
The Kowloon Motor Bus Leyland Olympian S3BL470 is expected to be released on Saturday 11th June.

   
The Across website confirms earlier reports that licences are being extended for a further year on many of the final batch of KMB non air-conditioned Dennis Dragons (S3N320-369).
5th June 2011

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Stephen Cho

Following the News report on 28th May, I am able to report that the first SBS Transit Citaro entered revenue earning service yesterday (1st June) on route 28 plying between Tampines and Toa Payoh. Today was the last day of operation for the Mercedes Benz 0405. My thanks to Stephen Cho and Edward Yeo for providing this information and photographs, more of which will be added to the the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section as soon as time allows.

   
The month of May again saw a record number of visitors to this News page - 33,085 in total!
2nd June 2011
   
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