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As well as the two Drumwell KMB Volvo Olympians released today in Hong Kong, two KMB Dennis Dragons from Bus Factory were also released. Details of this casting were featured on this site way back on 25th October 2011. 10312 features S3N16 (DM6738) on route 85K to Heng On whilst 10313 features S3N43 (DM9890) on route 41 to Kowloon City Ferry. Quantities are not yet known and new pages will be added shortly.



My thanks to TS Leung for advising that the Venus Collectibles KMB Leyland Olympian BL34 (MBL02) was released earlier this month.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dennis Law

Kowloon Motor Bus registered nine ATENU class Enviro500NG yesterday (ATENU70-78) and ATENU70 was noted in service today carrying a special banner advert.
30th August 2013

   
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80M Bus Model Shop

Set for release in Hong Kong tomorrow are these two 12 metre Volvo Olympians from Drumwell. DW11303 (top) features 3AV50 (GC8347) on route 277X to Luen Wo Hui whilst DW11304 (bottom) features 3AV41 (GC6720) on route 263 to Tuen Mun Railway Station (although the image received appears to read Tuen Mum).

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Wong Ho Yin

Further to yesterdays news regarding the registration of the first MTR Bus 11.3 metre Enviro500NG, I am grateful to Wong Ho Yin for allowing me to use his photograph of the above line up, which features 509-504, all of which were registered yesterday.


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Yiu Mingo

A slightly older bus was a visitor at the To Kwa Wan Vehicle Examination Centre today where it underwent its test for licence renewal. 
29th August 2013

   
A new page has been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site for the new Kowloon Motor Bus Enviro200s.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Anthony's Bus Home Page

New standard liveried 12-metre Citybus Enviro500NGs continue to enter service with 8335 the latest, having been registered yesterday and seen in service earlier today on route 102.

   
MTR Bus have registered what is believed to be the first of their 11.3 metre new generation Enviro500s.
28th August 2013

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

The first single-door ADL Enviro200 entered service for Kowloon Motor Bus today and was spotted operating route 203. It has been allocated fleet number AAS1. Further details and photographs will be added shortly.
27th August 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Big Bus Dennis Condor NR3574 has received the new livery and was noted at Central Ferry Piers earlier today.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Meanwhile Citybus 11.3 metre Enviro500NG 9118, registered on 20th August, was operating on route 37A today. My thanks to Philip Chan for providing the above photographs. 


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Donald MacRae

Thanks also to Donald MacRae for providing photographs of the prototypes of the two recently released New World First Bus models - these have been added to the relevant pages, namely 20039 for the  Alexander ALX500 bodied Dennis Trident, no. 1657 and 20040 for the former China Motor Bus Dennis Condor, DM18.
25th August 2013

   


Two new Kowloon Motor Bus Volvo Olympian models have been announced, these being 3AV41 in standard livery on route 263 and 3AV50 in Friends of KMB livery on route 277X. Both are expected to be released on 30th August.
23rd August 2013

   
In a brief update tonight, photographs have been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site, these including the latest 11.3 metre Citybus Enviro500NG and a larger photograph of KMB ATENU61 featured in yesterday's update.

 
80M Bus Model Shop have released two new trams TT33669 and TT33670 and details of these, and photographs, will be added shortly. 
21st August 2013

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Silver Cheung

I am still catching up with outstanding e-mails so please do bear with me!

The above photograph was taken on 13th August when newly registered KMB ATENU61 received minor damage to its front nearside following a collision with a taxi at the junction of Des Voeux Road and Queen Victoria Street
, Central.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Silver Cheung

Citybus 9115 is the latest 11.3 metre Enviro500NG to be registered and is pictured above at Chi Fu Bus Terminus on 18th August.
 
My thanks to Silver Cheung for providing the above photographs.
20th August 2013

   
Two New World First Bus models were released in Hong Kong on 15th August, both issued by 80M Bus Model Shop.

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80M Bus Model Shop

The first is an Alexander ALX500 bodied 10.6 metre Dennis Trident (20039) which features fleet no. 1657 (JF8429) on route 19 to Happy Valley (Upper). This is limited to 1,388 pieces.
   
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80M Bus Model Shop

The second is former China Motor Bus Duple Metsec bodied 11 metre Dennis Condor (20040) featuring DM18 (ES1970) on route 4 to Wah Fu Estate. This is limited to 1,488 pieces.

 
New buses continue to be registered by both Kowloon Motor Bus and Citybus. ATENU63 is the latest Enviro500NG for KMB whilst AVBWU291 (SD9537) is the first of the latest batch of Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs. The latest Citybus Enviro500NGs are 8022 (12 metre Cityflyer), 8327 (12 metre standard) and 9115 (11.3 metre standard).     



During my recent holiday I came across some slightly smaller buses than those found in Hong Kong - not sure of their exact length but a few examples are shown above.


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80M Bus Model Shop

Three new Star Ferries are now available, these being Northern Star (top), Solar Star (middle) and Silver Star (bottom). Each is limited to 2,000 pieces and retails for HK$328.
18th August 2013

 
I am now on holiday for just over a week so there will be no updates during this time - please do continue to send me any news updates ready for my return.
8th August 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Kowloon Motor Bus ATENU48 is one of a batch nine 12 metre Enviro500NGs registered on 30th July and spotted in service yesterday.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

New World First Bus Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Trident 3304 has received a new 'Hong Kong Asia's World City' livery and is pictured earlier today.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Citybus open-top Dennis Condor 20 (ES1970), new to China Motor Bus in 1991, is set to retire shortly and today it operated a farewell tour. 

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

As reported late last month, Big Bus Hong Kong has applied a new livery to Anhui Ankai fleet no. 11 and thanks to Philip Chan further photographs have been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section.

4th August 2013

   

A new page has now been added for the recently published book 'Tram Art Gallery' which features the galleries of five Hong Kong tram photographers. Just follow the link for more details.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Silver Cheung

Citybus 9113 is the latest 11.3 metre Enviro500NG to enter service, having been registered SD7998 yesterday.
3rd August 2013
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