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A new page has been added to the Click here to visit the Xtra pages section of the site for the New Bus for London in Hong Kong.


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Kowloon Motor Bus are continuing to register new Enviro500s with ATENU126 being the latest. ATENU119 is pictured above on route 968. AVBWU292, the second of the latest batch of Wrights Gemini 2 bodied was registered SH192 today.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

New World First Bus Enviro500 5507 carries M&M Halloween advertising.


   
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.
   
25th October 2013

   
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of hkitalk.net

A further selection of photographs taken yesterday of 'Borismaster' LT3 in Hong Kong has been received and these will be added to a new page in the Xtra section of the site shortly.

 
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80M Bus Model Shop

Meanwhile further details of the KMB Enviro400 in 80th anniversary livery, set for release tomorrow, have been received. Produced by Cars Workshop (92804), it is on route 690 to Hong Sing Garden and a new page has been added.
19th October 2013

   

Set for release on Sunday is this Kowloon Motor Bus Enviro400 featuring ATSE31 in 'Daimer Fleetline' 80th Anniversary livery.

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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Grant Ng Kwok Kuen


   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

Today Borismaster LT3 was spotted at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre apparently rehearsing for an event planned for tomorrow.
17th October 2013

   
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Photograph courtesy and copyright of Ken Keung

London's Borismaster LT3 made an appearance at the West Kowloon Waterfront today alongside KMB Daimler A and Albion Viking. My special thanks to Ken Keung for kindly allowing me to use his excellent photographs, larger images of which can be found by clicking each image.
15th October 2013

A fire in the New Territories today is believed to have destroyed two preserved buses, namely Kowloon Motor Bus three-door Leyland Olympian 3BL126 (DH9145) and China Motor Bus Dennis Condor DL1 (CV4990) - sad news indeed. UPDATE 14th October - a further report believes DL1 has survived - any further information would be welcome.
13th October 2013

   
Pictured above is the motorized Hong Kong Tram Set recently received from Tramric featuring tram no. 173 decorated in 1904 livery.
Both my grandson (aged 4) and myself thoroughly enjoyed it!
   

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Dennis Law

Thanks to Dennis Law for sending me a selection of images of the London Transport Borismaster currently in Hong Kong. It is believed that this bus will attend a number of publicity events in Hong Kong next week, before moving to Macau in November for further events during the Macau Grand Prix.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Keith Wood

On the subject of Borismasters, my thanks to Keith Wood for this excellent shot of Go Ahead's LT59, now opearting route 11.
12th October 2013

   


It was with sadness that I learnt earlier this week of the passing of Concorde Hobby Shop founder and owner, Mr Sam Yeung. I had the priveledge of meeting Sam on a couple of occasions during my visits to Hong Kong and always found him to be most knowledgeable, business-like, generous and totally dedicated to his passion for models. The range and amount or stock in his shop was something that had to be seen to be believed! I would like to take this opportunity to offer my condolences to Sam's family, friends and customers alike.


11th October 2013

   
ADL has announced further development of the Enviro500 which will see a 12.8 metre model enter service in Hong Kong before the summer of 2014.
9th October 2013

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

British Airways introduces the Airbus A380 on its London - Hong Kong route on 22nd October and Citybus Volvo Olympian 537 carries all-over advertising for the return flight the following day.

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu

With only a single-door, KMB's new Enviro200 are ideally suited for all-over advertising and despite being in service for just over a month, two of the batch have already been so decorated. AAS2 was  photographed earlier today carrying advertising for Patagonia.
6th October 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

Two 'Hong Kong - Asia's World City' liveried Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs are to be released. AWBWU5 (PH6346) is on route 1A to Star Ferry whilst AVBWU248 (RH7529) is on route 6 to Lai Chi Kok. No other details are yet known. 
5th October 2013

 
Arriva London's new Routemaster, or Borismaster, LT3 arrived in Hong Kong yesterday and KMB staff drove the bus to Lai Chi Kok Depot. According to UK in Hong Kong the bus will take part in a number of private and public events in October and November in both Hong Hong and Macau to showcase UK excellence in innovation, creativity and technology.
3rd October 2013

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Stephen Cho


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Doug Coster

The Australian Bus & Coach Show
took place last week in Sydney and I am grateful to Stephen Cho for sending me several photographs from the event, a couple of which are shown above. More will appear shortly.

One of the Forest Buses Bustech CDI double deck buses (9642) appeared in all-over advertising for the new 'OPAL' card that is supposed to be introduced in Sydney soon. Doug Coster's photo was taken whilst a photo-shoot was taking place, and his shot captures a passing HillsBus example. 

2nd October 2013
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