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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

KMB's Volvo Super Olympian 3ASV100 has received all-over advertising for the 'Journey with you' exhibition and carrys little evidence of its owner.

   

Issue 68 of Bus Fan World's 'Bus Focus' has now been published and contains the usual fleet and route news plus articles on the UK Bus Expo 2012, Euro Bus Expo, the new Enviro500, the all new Cityflyer, KMB's BYD K9A electric single-decker, the buses of KMB, former Hong Kong buses now in Australia, preserved China Motor Bus LM10 in the UK, plus lots more, making a total number of 94 pages, all in colour.  (Please note all text is in Chinese)
30th September 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Morris

My thanks to Philip Chan and Morris for providing the above photographs of the recently issued Hongkong Post Gift Set.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Citybus 8028 is the newest Cityflyer liveried Enviro500NG to enter service as is pictured here yesterday.

 
A new page has tonight been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site for the 'Journey with you - Hong Kong Bus History exhibition' featured in yeterday's news..

29th September 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Currently taking place at the Hong Kong Museum of History is the exhibition 'Journey with you - Hong Kong Bus Story'. Further photographs will be added shortly.
28th September 2013

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Jotus.com

My thanks to Jotus.com for sending me the above photographs of the two St John liveried Volvo Olympians from Buses Model, which were released on 15th September. New pages for these two models and the two Kowloon Motor Bus models being released tomorrow will be added as soon as time allows.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Morris

My thanks also to Morris for confirming the three Enviro500s in the Hongkong Post Gift set are as follows :-
New World First Bus 5518 - route 18P to North Point
Kowloon Motor Bus ATEE5 - route 47X to Chun Shek
Citybus 8128 - route 619 to Macau Ferry. 

26th September 2013

   


Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Set for release in Hong Kong on Friday (27th) are these two 80th Anniversary Kowloon Motor Bus models from Drumwell. DW10515 (top) features Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL AVBWU252 on route 102 to Shau Kei Wan. This is limited to 1,088 pieces. DW10516 (bottom) again features a Gemini 2, this time AVBWU253, on route 6C to Kowloon City Ferry. This is limited to 1,288 pieces.

 
The Hongkong Post gift set featuring three Enviro500s (see News 7th July 2013) is now believed to have been issued. The Citybus example features 8128 on route 619 to Macau Ferry whilst the KMB example features ATEE5 on route 47X. Details of the New World First model are not yet known.

 
With effect from 28th September, KMB are cancelling route 66.
25th September 2013

   
A new page has now been added for the Atlas Editions Hong Kong tram (4648104).
23rd September 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

My thanks again to Bobby Liu for providing the above shot of the final single-door Enviro200 to be delivered to KMB, which was registered yesterday and was noted today operating on route 46. A larger imgae has been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.

Click on image for larger photograph
Pictured above is the Atlas Editions Hong Kong tram, which has just been acquired from a popular auction site. A larger image is available by clicking on the above image. The photograph below gives a comparison with a Peak Horse 1/76 scale tram



21st September 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Kowloon Motor Bus continue to register their 12-metre Enviro500NGs with ATENU106 being registered yesterday, according the the excellent Across website.

Pictured above is ATENU93, seen earlier today operating route 307 (Tai Po Central - Central Ferry Piers). It is believed this route will soon be operated solely by these new buses.

20th September 2013

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

An appropriate shot of Citybus 11.3m Enviro500NG taken earlier today, the eve of the Mid-Autumn Festival



Tramric are to release three further tram sets (in addition to the green liveried set released in July). TR031 features tram no. 172 in a tram safety livery, TR032 features tram no. 18 in a HK Tramways recruitment livery whilst TR033 features tram no. 72 in M+R Spedag Group 25th anniversary livery.
18th September 2013

   


Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

As mentioned below, the first KMB 80th Anniversary liveried model is set for release tomorrow (DW10514). 

14th September 2013

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Buses Model Co.


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Buses Model Co.

My thanks to Buses Model Co. for allowing me to use the above photographs of the St John liveried Volvo Olympian (BLV61009A and BLV61009B), which is set for release on Sunday.

 

My thanks to Keith McGillivray for allowing me to his computer generated image!
Just click on the link for more of Keith's work and superb photos.
13th September 2013

   

The first of KMB's 80th Anniversary liveried models is set for release this Sunday and thanks to Philip Chan, below is a photograph of the actual bus,
displaying the destination and route number featured on the model.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan


   
Further to the news report on 3rd September regarding 
Custom and Alexander Dennis Ltd developing a new Enviro500 double-deck bus for the Australian, New Zealand and Mayasian market, I have now added a new page to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site which includes the full article. My thanks to Tim Williams for providing details and to BusNSW for allowing me publish this.

   
Last October I published a list of the models you most wanted to see released. I have repeated this list below, with the addition of a date released column, where applicable.

   Kowloon Motor Bus - Volvo Olympian/Alexander 12 metre (3AV class) June 2013
   Kowloon Motor Bus - Volvo B7RLE/MCV Evolution (AVC class) April 2013
   China Motor Bus - MCW Metrobus 11.45 metre (MB class) -
   China Light & Power - ADL Enviro500 (317-321) -
   MTR Bus - ADL Enviro500 (801-812) December 2012
   MTR Bus - ADL Enviro400 (140-148) -
   KCRC - Volvo Olympian/Northern Counties 11 metre (225-239) -
   Citybus - Scania/Caetano (8900) -
   SBS Transit - Volvo B9TL/Wrights Gemini 2 -
   Asia World City liveried KMB Dennis Dragon or Wrights Gemini 2 July 2013

No doubt the list could be updated with the inclusion of the range of new generation Enviro500s! 

11th September 2013

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Stephen Cho

My thanks again to Stephen Cho for sending me several photographs of another double-decker spotted in Sydney yesterday. This time it is a Gemilang bodied Scania K320UD, belonging to Ritchies of New Zealand, which is set to make an appearance at the Sydney Bus Show in two weeks time.


Further photographs of the Kowloon Motor Bus BYD e-bus have now been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site.
10th September 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dennis Law

Hong Kong's first franchised battery-powered electric bus entered service today following an official ceremony this morning at the Star Ferry Bus Terminus. The bus operated route 2 between Star Ferry and So Uk. The official KMB press release can be viewed here. My thanks to Dennis Law for providing the above information and a superb selection of photographs, more of which will be added shortly.

 

Following the recent news of the new double-deckers in Australian, my thanks to Stephen Cho for providing me with details of an announcemement made back in June that double-deck buses are planned to be introduced in Wellington, New Zealand towards the end of the year. Mana and Newlands Coach Services hope to be in possession of its first custom-made double deckers which will run on its Newlands and Churton Park routes. It will be the first time double-deck buses will have operated in Wellington.

9th September 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

The latest Kowloon Motor Bus to be registered is AAS7, an ADL Enviro200 seen here earlier today on route 203.

   
A new page has just been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site for the new Enviro500NGs for MTR Bus.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dennis Law

KMB's Daimler E AD7456 (Ex-D550) is shortly to feature as an exhibit for the Hong Kong Museum of History's themed exhibition for the history of Hong Kong Buses, which will open on 25th September. Owing to space limitations, only its front end is being displayed!
8th September 2013

   
Thanks to photographs and information supplied by Tim Williams, Doug Coster and Barry Wong, a new page has been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site for Sydney's Bustech CDi double-deckers. 

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Grant Ng Kwok Kuen

MTR Bus introduced several of its new 11.3 metre ADL Enviro500NG into service last week and thanks to Grant Ng Kwok Kuen and Bobby Liu photographs will be added shortly.
7th September 2013

   

Further to yesterdays news on the new double-deckers in Sydney, I am grateful to Tim Williams for providing details of this month's BusNSW (Bus Proprietors' Association of NSW) magazine which includes an article on Custom and Alexander Dennis Ltd developing a new Enviro500 double-deck bus for the Australian, New Zealand and Mayasian markets with a release date set for the second half of
2014. The new bus is 2.5m wide, 4.2m high and 12.5m long.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Tim Williams

Pictured above is one of Busways Bustech CDI double deckers.


Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Released today in Hong Kong are these two 1/250 scale tram sets., further details of which will be added shortly.
3nd September 2013

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

ATENU75 is one of the latest ADL Enviro500NGs to enter service with Kowloon Motor Bus.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
   
A comparison between KMB ATENU75 and Citybus 8328 - the destination equipment on 8328 is, in my opinion,
much clearer - Citybus have also fitted tree guards to this batch.

 

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Doug Coster

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Doug Coster

My thanks to Doug Coster for sending me a selection of photographs of the new Bustech double-deckers, operating for Hillsbus in Sydney, Australia, more of which will be added as soon as time allows.

2nd September 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

It is confirmed that Buses Model Co. are to release this St John Ambulance livered Volvo Olympian, which was first mentioned on this site in November last year. It is believed two versions will be released - one on route 16 to Lam Tin (Kwong Tin Estate) (888 pieces) and the second on route 16 to Mong Kok (Park Avenue) (500 pieces).
  1st September 2013
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