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Photographs courtesy and copyright of Grant Ng Kwok Kuen

My thanks to Grant Ng Kwok Kuen for allowing me to share his photographs of these Gemilang bodied Volvo B9TLs for Kowloon Motor Bus (AVG class).


Photographs courtesy and copyright of Ken M H Hui

Enter the Circus Tram!

A brainchild and joint effort between Hong Kong Tramways and the Hong Kong start-up CIRCUS. The two companies have collectively designed and built the new tramcar and services. Only members are allowed on board and membership is limited to 108 people per year and costs HK$20,000 up front (approx 2,000), which can be used as credit later.

The wooden frame structure of the tram is exposed as it carries no advertising panels. There is no rear staircase thus maximisising space - there is also a toilet on board and three cabins that can be used for artistic salons, concerts, debates and private functions. Just follow this link to the Circus Tram website.

My thanks to Ken M H Hui for allowing me to share his photographs.
29th September 2018

 
The Across website confirms the registration today of three new KMB buses, AMNF21 a Gemilang bodied MAN A95 and AVG2 and AVG3, Gemilang bodied Volvo B9TLs.
   
24th September 2018

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Keith Shum
 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
   
Hong Kong West Kowloon Station, also known as West Kowloon Station, the new terminus of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, began operating high-speed trains today. Three new bus routes to the new station commenced today, these being from Admiralty (Route W1), Kwun Tong Station (Route W2) and Sheung Shui (Route W3).
   
Photographs courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
   
23nd September 2018

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan
 
Following yesterdays news on the recent KMB arrivals, ATENU1610 (VT 856), one of the twenty-two 12 metre examples, was noted today operating on route 12.


 
In this 20th anniverary year I must say a big 'THANK YOU' to a few individuals who willingly and regularly contribute photographs
 and information to this site, and who have done so since it's early days. They are:-

Philip Chan, Donald MacRae and Keith Wood
22nd September 2018

 
A further check of the Across website today reveals that yesterday Kowloon Motor Bus registered twenty-two 12 metre 'facelift' Enviro500s and three 12.8 metre examples, the highest fleet numbers for each being ATENU1626 and 3ATENU222 respectively.
21st September 2018

According to the excellent Across website, Kowloon Motor Bus registered its Gemilang bodied Volvo B9TL on 18th September, allocating it fleet no. AVG1.
 
20th September 2018

 
Source of photograph unknown
   
I wonder how often one sees a sight like this - KMB's Kowloon Bay Bus Depot
This depot holds a few more buses than my 'Tiny' China Motor Bus one!
18th September 2018

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Bobby Liu
 
Discovery Bay has taken delivery of a batch of Gemilang Lion's City hybrid bodied MAN NL323. These have replaced the Caetano and Gemilang bodied MAN NL263 which were introduced in 2002 and 2007 respectively. They include DBAY70, DBAY82, DBAY168, DBAY182, DBAY183, DBAY185, DBAY187 and DBAY199.

My thanks to Bobby Liu for providing this update
17th September 2018

 
Hoping everyone in Hong Kong stays safe during Typhoon Mangkhut
   
16th September 2018

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
 P&T Model Diecast

P&T Model are to release two versions of China Motor Bus FC1 (DD 7785), the unique coach converted DMS - the first is on route 11A to Wan Chai Ferry (DC1020) and the second is on route 262 to Chung Hom Kok (DC 1021).

   
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

KMB continues to register new 12 metre and 12.8 metre Enviro500s - registered on 5th September is ATENU1600 (VS 5315) noted in service earlier today.


Photograph courtesy and copyright of Philip Chan

The Citybus non-franchised fleet has been boosted by the arrival of several ex-New World First Bus 10.3 metre Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Tridents. Nine have been allocated fleet numbers in the 881 - 891 series to-date. 889 is pictured here last week and was previously NWFB 3349.
15th September 2018

 
Photographs courtesy and copyright of
 80M Bus Model Shop

Catching up with news following my recent break - two Long Win Bus liveried Alexander Dennis Enviro500s are planned for release shortly. The first (top) features fleet no. 803 (MA 4413) on route R8 to Disneyland (KMB2018006) whilst fleet no. 801 (MA 2723) is on route E32 (KMB2018007) - quantities are presently unknown (since confirmed as 500 pieces each model).

 
Photograph courtesy and copyright of Automodel

Photograph courtesy and copyright of Automodel
   
Automodel has released six champagne liveried ADL 'new generation' Enviro500s - they are :-

Fleet No. Reg. No. Route No. Destination Product code
 
ATENU819 TV3069 601 ? BMCU601
ATENU838 TV6931 X1 ? BMCUX1
ATENU845 TV6844 N216 Yau Tong BMCUN216
ATENU856 TW293 41A ? BMCU41A
ATENU914 TY995 81 ? BMCU81
ATENU945 UA1728 960 ? BMCU960

11th September 2018

I am now on holiday for just over a week so there will be no site updates during this time.
1st September 2018
 
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