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Plaxtonl's Bus Page
 
My special thanks, as always, to Plaxtonl's Bus Page for allowing me to share the above photographs of the 'new look' ADL Enviro500.
30th September 2015

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of S3N92

Another new arrival spotted undergoing testing today is this China Light and Power Enviro500NG, thanks to S3N92 - just follow the link to his Flickr page for a huge selection of bus photos.

A photograph of a 'new look' KMB liveried ADL Enviro500NG has today appeared on a popular social network site.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Samuel Wong

Cars Workshop are to release several 1/120 scale models of a Wrights Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL and an ADL Enviro500NG. They come in a selection of colours and are expected to be released on 1st October.
29th September 2015

 
A quick update tonight includes the release of the three Model 1 MAN A91 coaches and some 'real' bus news.
   
    
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Alistair Liddle
 
63101 - PH8153 with small Kwoon Chung Bus Motors 50th Anniversary logos - standard issue 888 pieces

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Alistair Liddle
   
63102 - KC306 in New Lantao Bus livery on route 23 to Tung Chung - special issue limited to 228 pieces
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Alistair Liddle

63103 - PH8153 with large Kwoon Chung 50th anniversary logos - special issue limited to 228 pieces

The two special issue models were only available at the Kwoon Chung Bus Golden Jubilee Race Day held on 19th September at Sha Tin Racecourse.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Chun Kit

A recent arrival in Hong Kong is this 12.8 metre MAN A95 in New World First Bus colours.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Vincent Chong

Citybus registered it's first 11.3 metre Wrights Gemini bodied Volvo B9TLs on 22nd September, allocating them fleet numbers 9500 and 9501.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Vincent Chong

Kowloon Motor Bus continues to register both new ADL Enviro500NGs along with Wrights Gemini bodied Volvo B9TL - ATENU738 was registered on 24th September.
28th September 2015

    
 I am now on holiday, returning on Sunday 27th September. There will be no updates during this time but do please continue to send any news or photographs, ready for my return.

18th September 2015

 

The release date for KMB ATR1 has changed!
   

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle

Kwoon Chung Bus Golden Jubilee Race Day takes place this Saturday at Sha Tin Racecourse and the company has applied special decals to three of it's fleet.

The following is the Hong Kong Jockey Club's press release for the event:-

Kwoon Chung Bus Golden Jubilee Race Day this Saturday

17/09/2015

The Kwoon Chung Bus Golden Jubilee Race Day (photo 1) will be held at Sha Tin Racecourse this Saturday (19 September). As part of the celebrations, Kwoon Chung will feature special exhibits plus a range of souvenir items for sale to attract the attention of racegoers and transport enthusiasts alike. 

A new “MAN” ND323F double-deck bus, with special livery featuring both the Race Day and the Jubilee Celebration, will be on display at the Public Entrance of Sha Tin Racecourse. A fantastic photo opportunity for bus fans!

There will be further photo opportunities at the Members’ Enclosure, with nine different versions of the popular “Kwoon Chung Boy” on display, plus the chance to get behind the wheel in a full-size replica of a driver’s cab. 

The highlight of the day will be the Kwoon Chung Bus Golden Jubilee Cup (Class 2) over 1200m on turf.  Limited edition Kwoon Chung Bus souvenir items (photo 2) will be on sale at a boutique store in Grandstand II.

Item Description

Quantity

Price

1:76 NLB Volve B6LE

36

HK$398

1:76 Kwoon Chung Bus MAN A91

48

HK$398

1:76 Kwoon Chung Bus MAN A91 (NLB livery)

120

HK$398

1:76 Kwoon Chung Bus A91 (50 Anniversary Livery)

120

HK$398

Kwoon Chung Bus “Q” Mark “Self Roll Back Car”

200

HK $69

A4 Folder

1000

HK $13

Mobile Phone Case

20

HK $90

  
Sha Tin Racecourse will open for admission at 11:00 am on Saturday.  There will be 10 races on the card, with the first starting at 1:00 pm.  For enquiries, please call the HKJC Customer Hotline 1817 or visit www.hkjc.com. All racegoers must be aged 18 or above.

17th September 2015

 
   
Set for release on Saturday (19th) is this model of Kowloon Motor Bus ATR1.

   
Another new release, featuring a new casting, is expected later this week, details of which will appear shortly.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Hong Choi
 
Long Win registered two new Alexander Dennis Enviro500NGs last Friday, fleet nos 6522 and 6523

   
My thanks to Doug Coster for continuing to provide information on the Gundam models.
15th September 2015

 
The following Tender Notice confirms the acceptance of the 12.8 metre bus!
   
Tender Notice

Tender is hereby invited for the Supply of Sixty (60) 10-Meter 2-Axle; Forty (40) 11-Meter 3-Axle; and One Hundred and Sixty Six (166) 12.8-Meter 3-Axle Air-Conditioned Double Deck Vehicles (Tender Reference No.: PD/TDR/2015019)

Citybus Limited (“Citybus”) and New World First Bus Services Limited (“NWFB”) (the “Company”) would like to invite tenderer who is able to fulfil the respective selection criteria of both chassis and body below to bid the subject tender. Tenderer shall provide supporting documents to demonstrate the fulfillment of the selection criteria.

Chassis – Either 1A or 1B
1A The chassis manufacturer has supplied low-entry or low-floor Double Deck bus chassis to Citybus or NWFB previously.
1B The chassis manufacturer has supplied at least 50 low-entry or low-floor Double Deck bus chassis to Hong Kong.

Body – Either 2A or 2B

2A The body manufacturer has supplied Double Deck bus body of similar type to Citybus or NWFB previously.
2B The body manufacturer has supplied at least 50 Double Deck bus bodies of similar type to Hong Kong.
3. Any proposed chassis and body combination not fulfilling the above criteria shall not be further evaluated. However, tenderer may submit relevant information to demonstrate that the proposed vehicle is good in quality, reliability and maintainability, and can cope with the arduous operating conditions in Hong Kong, for the Company’s consideration.
Should you be able to fulfil the respective selection criteria of both chassis and body or you are under the situation of 3 and wish to bid the tender, please e-mail your request for tender documents to ivywong@nwst.com.hk. Tenderer shall submit tender before 2:30 pm on 12 October 2015 by deposit it in the tender box located at the 7th Floor, 8 Chong Fu Road, Chai Wan, Hong Kong. Late tenders will not be considered.
   

   
Work is slowly continuing to update the site with the recent large number of Gundam liveried models.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Network Shuttle
   
The Hong Kong Transport Society have issued this Volvo Olympian Mug.
14th September 2015

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Ying Hang Ting

Citybus have allocated fleet no. 1582 to its newly arrived BYD K9R electric bus. It is believed this is one of five such vehicles ordered by Citybus/New World First Bus, purchased with government funding. The buses are 11.6 metres in length and have 31 seats and standing for around 35. It is claimed it has a range of 250km after a full charge, which takes around four hours.

   
Kowloon Motor Bus continue to register their new Enviro500NGs, with ATENU710 being the latest.
9th September 2015

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Buses Model Co.

Further details of the two versions of China Motor Bus MCW Metrobus ML1 have been received from Buses Model Co. along with some further high resolution photographs of early pre-production samples.

The top photograph shows ML1 in later life on route 104 to Pak Tin (BMC01104) whilst the bottom photograph shows the bus as delivered on route 116 to Tsz Wan Shan (BMC01116). Each is limited to 900 pieces.

   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
Concorde Hobby Shop

A new page has just been added for the New Lantao Bus Volvo B6LE from Model 1 (63112) although I would welcome any further information on this model.
8th September 2015

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Gavin Hughes



ATENU450 (TF5838) on route 112 to North Point
ATENU409 (TE3319) on route 116 to Quarry Bay
ATENU365 (TC4852) on route 101 to Kennedy Town
AVC51 (RG4538) on route 203C
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Gavin Hughes

My sincere thanks to Gavin Hughes for sending me a selection of photographs of his recently acquired Gundam Master Collection Box Set and also for providing details of the models. More will be added to new pages shortly.

   
The New Lantao Bus Volvo B6LE from Model 1 (63112) is set for release shortly. It will be limited to 888 pieces - no other details are currently known.

   

Photograph courtesy and copyright of
Mark Chua (buses[IN]gapore!) @ http://busesingapore.blogspot.com

Pictured above is the first of the production batch of MAN A95, noted running on its first and only trip this morning on Express 868.

Compared to the demonstrator, there are some changes like the aircon ducts being matte instead of glossy, the use of square staircase & a bigger window at the staircase area, foldable seat at the wheelchair bay and Voglsitze seating as standard instead of Ster New City on SMB5888H.

More should be arriving soon to join the fleet, though how many is purchased is currently unknown.

My thanks to Mark Chua for providing the above information and photographs.

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop
 
Set for release in Hong Kong on Saturday (5th) are these three versions of Kowloon Motor Bus 11-metre Dennis Dragon AD336 (HC1507) :-
KLE15003 on route 92 to Sai Kung and limited to 1,200 pieces (top)
KLE15003A on route 3C to Tsz Wan Shan (North) limited to 600 (middle)
KLE15004 on route 603 to Ping Tin limited to 1,200 pieces (bottom)

Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop

Also set for release on the same day is this Captain KMB liveried Leyland Olympian, S3BL230 (DV8569) on route 1 to Star Ferry (KLE15018) and is limited to 1,200 pieces..

All these models are produced by Roadshow Creations.


   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Buses Model
 
Details have been received from Buses Model Co. of it's two versions of China Motor Bus MCW Metrobus ML1 - that on the left is on r
oute 116 to Tze Wan Shan and will be limited to 900 pieces (BMC01116) whilst that on the right is on route 104 to Pak Tin, again limited to 900 pieces (BMC01104). The above photograph shows early pre-production samples which are subject to change.

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of
80M Bus Model Shop
   
The Box Set of four Gundam models has now been released (KLE15014A).    

   
A lack of time has prevented me from uploading all the images tonight, and a couple of days away means these will be uploaded upon my return on Sunday.
3rd September 2015

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Watt Yung

Following on from last months news, all six of the New Lantao Bus Gemilang bodied MAN A95s were registered at the end of August. Three have received non-current registrations, FT1168 being one such example, spotted yesterday whilst operating as a staff bus for HAECO (Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company).
2nd September 2015
            
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