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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Buscess

Further to yesterday's news, I am grateful to Buscess for allowing me to use their photograph of Enviro400 ATSE48 (RW5779).
30th May 2013

   

Two 12-metre non air-con KMB Leyland Olympians are set for release on 14th June, one on route 46X, the other on route 80. Each is limited to 900 pieces. No other details are known.



As detailed above, Tramric are to unveil a new product on 1st June - details will appear in due course, alternatively follow the news on their Facebook page



Kowloon Motor Bus has decorated yet another bus in an 80th anniversary livery, this being a Salvador Caetano bodied Scania K310UD (believed to be ASU19). Subsequent to this news, a second Enviro400 has received an 80th anniversary livery, this being a cream and brown livery as carried by air-conditioned Dennis Jubilant CF4180 and Leyland Victory Mk2 CM3879.


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

In contrast to all the new buses currently arriving, the above photograph shows a selection of retired Citybus vehicles. Left to right are 1356 and 1340, Jit Luen bodied Volvo B6RLEs, 2207 a Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident, 315 an Alexander bodied Volvo Olympian and an unidentified MAN. 
29th May 2013

 
New pages have now been added for the Kowloon Motor Bus AEC Regent V (38103) and Dennis Dragon which were both released yesterday (80883).
28th May 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Set for release tomorrow are these two Kowloon Motor Bus models. The first (top) is a Cars Workshop model featuring AEC Regent V AD7182 (38103) on route 6D to Ngau Tau Kok and is limited to 1,200 pieces. The second is an 80M Bus Model and features Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Dragon S3N363 (80883) on route 11 to Diamond Hill Railway Station and again is limited to 1,200 pieces. New pages and further images will be added as soon as time allows.

      
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Big Bus has changed its logo, as seen in the above photograph - a larger image has been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section.
26th May 2013

   
Thanks to JR Team, Grant Ng Kwok Kuen, 9030 and Philip Chan, the photographs mentioned in yesterday's update have now been added. Links are available on each of the four small thumbnail images. 

25th May 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of JR Team

My thanks once again to JR Team for sending me the above photograph of KMB ATSE31, which has received an 80th anniversary livery.


Further photographs have been received of the recent new liveries and buses and these will be added shortly
24th May 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Network Shuttle


Photograph courtesy and copyright of '9030'

Noted in service today are Citybus 11.3 metre 'new generation' Enviro500s nos. 9100 and 9102. Both were registered yesterday - SA6717 and SA7428 respectively. My thanks to Network Shuttle and 9030 for sharing their photographs. A new page has been added to the
Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site..

   
Kowloon Motor Bus has applied a further 80th Anniversary livery, this time to Enviro400 ATSE31. Thanks to JR Team, further photographs of the 'VMD1' liveried Gemini 2 featured in yesterday's update, have now been added to 
the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Atlas Editions

Atlas Editions have announced a series of trams, one of which will feature this Hong Kong tram. 
23rd May 2013

   
Two new Kowloon Motor Bus releases are set to be issued on 27th May. The first is non air-con Dennis Dragon S3N363 with JR Team banner adverts whilst the second features an AEC Regent with a diorama. Further details will be published when known.

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Photograph courtesy and copyright of JR Team

Kowloon Motor Bus has applied a further 80th anniversary livery to a Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL, this being AVBWU200. The livery is that carried by the unique Alexander bodied Volvo B10MB VMD1 and I am grateful to JR Team for allowing me use the above photograph. A larger image has now been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section.
22nd May 2013

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Ying Hang Tin

Discovery Bay Golf Club DBAY30 - the old and the new!


Further to yesterday's update it is confirmed that New World First Bus Enviro500 5581 was registered SA5476 yesterday.

   
A couple of attractive all-over advertisements
     
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Thomas Leung

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Kowloon Motor Bus AVBW40 (top) carries 'Tourism Malaysia' livery whilst AVBE49 advertises 'Francfranc' a home furnishing store.
21st May 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of WH Bac

Pictured yesterday in Kennedy Town is 5582, the latest (and possibly the last numerically of the current batch - 5581 has yet to be registered) New World First Bus Enviro500. It was registered on 15th May. A larger image has been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of site.


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Donald MacRae

My thanks to regular contributor Donald MacRae for supplying a couple of photographs of the actual MTR Enviro500 no. 802, the subject of the recent release (39419) and these have now been added to the aforementioned page.


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

I personally was disappointed to note that Kowloon Motor Bus has varied the 80th Anniversary livery originally applied to Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL AVBWU253. Further images for a comparison of 'old' and 'new' have now been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
20th May 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Recently released but not previously mentioned are these two N-scale (1:150) sets featuring a Toyota Coaster public light bus (PLB) and Toyota Crown Comfort taxi. The top image shows set 22051 featuring a green PLB and red taxi, whilst the bottom photograph shows set 22052 with a red PLB and green taxi. These are produced by 80M Bus Model Shop and retail for HK$55 each.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Released today in Hong Kong are two similar sets, but in 1:76 scale. The top image shows set 22081 featuring green PLB BS6882 and a red taxi whilst the bottom photograph shows set 22082 with red PLB BN9327 and green taxi. These sets are again produced by 80M Bus Model Shop and retails for HK$118.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

On the subject of taxis, the Toyota Crown Comfort has long been the standard Hong Kong taxi, however several Toyota Prius have been delivered and one such example is pictured above. I'm not sure whether the same amount of luggage capacity is available - I've often noted a Crown Comfort with luggage popping out of the open boot, secured only by a few straps!!
Also noted in the last week are several China built BYD electric taxis.


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According to the Across website, only two Citybus 10.4 metre Dragons remain in service, 735 and 740. Both are set to be retired in June. 735 is pictured here on 3rd December 2010 approaching Stanley Village.


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Kowloon Motor Bus ATENU8 is seen here on 15th May, two days after being registered and operating on route 58X.
17th May 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Set for release in Hong Kong on Saturday is the second MTR Bus Enviro500 (39419). Featuring fleet no. 802 on route K76 to Ting Heng, it is limited to 1,250 pieces. A new page and further photographs have now been added..
16th May 2013

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Watt Yung

My thanks to Watt Yung for allowing me to share his photograph from yesterday showing Citybus 9102, as mentioned in yesterday's news.
14th May 2013

       
Three further 'new generation' Enviro500s (ATENU7-9) were registered by Kowloon Motor Bus today. Meanwhile, a similar 11.3 metre example for Citybus was noted today with trade plates and carrying fleet no. 9102.

The site received 10,990 hits last week, a new record and easily beating the previous best of 9,652 in May 2011. A big THANK YOU to all of you who continue to provide news, information and photographs for sharing.
13th May 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

New World First Bus Neoplan Centroliner 6017 is pictured yesterday at Wan Chai Ferry Pier carrying Brother Cream advertising.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

New World First Bus 5579 is one of the latest Enviro500s to enter service and is seen here yesterday enjoying a lay-over at Wan Chai Ferry Pier. Further photographs have been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

KMB Wrights bodied Volvo B9TL AVBWU196 carries another attractive all-over advertising livery, this being for Calbee

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Whilst KMB's Enviro500 ATE149 carries this Sesame Street Live advertising.
   
Further photographs of KMB's 'new generation' Enviro500s have been added to the
Click here to visit the Xtra pages section.
12th May 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Alan Wong

Several of KMB's newly registered 'new-generation' Enviro500s entered service today - ATENU3 on route 66X, ATENU4 on route 58X and pictured above is ATENU5 on route 59X. My thanks to Alan Wong for allowing me to use his photograph.
11th May 2013

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Ying Han Tin

My thanks to Ying Han Tin for allowing me to use his photograph of ATENU3, which was registered yesterday. Meanwhile KMB has today registered a further three 'new-generation' Enviro500s, these being ATENU4 (SA3148), ATENU5 (SA3509) and ATENU6 (SA3909). The excellent Across website provides further details.
10th May 2013

   
The first buses to receive 'SA' registrations are New World First Bus Enviro500 fleet no. 5580 (SA2087) which was registered on Tuesday and two 'new-generation' Enviro500s for Kowloon Motor Bus, fleet nos. ATENU2 (SA2959) and ATENU3 (SA3262), which were registered today. 
9th May 2013

Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Released in Hong Kong today are the above three Kowloon Motor Bus models.

top - Dennis Dragon S3N362 (80M Bus Model 80884) on route 98A and limited to 1,200 pieces
centre - MCV bodied Volvo B7RLE AVC48 (Cars Workshop 94002) on route 78K to Sha Tau Kok and limited to 900 pieces
bottom -
MCV bodied Volvo B7RLE AVC48 (Cars Workshop 94003) on route 273 to Wah Ming and limited to 900 pieces

New pages and further photographs have tonight been added for the above.
8th May 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Bobby Liu

Noted yesterday was Discovery Bay Golf DBAY30, a Volvo B7R with Asia Aero bodywork and registered RZ7890 - this will replace the former DBAY30, A Berkhof bodied MAN.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Also spotted yesterday was Discovery Bay Transit's oldest bus, Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart DBAY121, which was first registered on 20th May 1997.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Kowloon Motor Bus Northern Counties bodied Dennis Dart AA48 is pictured here operating route 24 yesterday - it is believed to be last of this type still in service.

On the subject of KMB single-deckers, several new single-door ADL Enviro200s have been noted awaiting registration.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Following my posting on the 'Rubber Duck Project' a couple of days ago, today's posting is of the real thing and this shot puts its size in context!
6th May 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

My thanks to Bobby Liu for sending me photographs of KMB's BYD electric single-decker which has been employed on staff shuttle bus duties for the past few days. A new page has just been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section.



With the 'Rubber Duck Project' currently in Hong Kong, I thought I would enter into the spirit of things - the bus is mine and the duck my grandson's!
4th May 2013

   

Yet another release planned for 8th May is this 'Kowloon Motor Bus Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Dragon, S3N362, which is believed to have been commissioned by JRTeam.

   
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Terry Torch

My thanks to Terry Torch for sending me a couple of photographs of this 'new generation' ADL Enviro500 which arrived at a London United bus garage today - no idea why though! A larger clickable image is available on the above photo.
2nd May 2013
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