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Details of the four new Kowloon Motor Bus models, released today, are now confirmed and are as follows:-
    

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The first features BYD B12D fleet number BED29 (YT4393) on route 213M to On Tai and is limited to 800 pieces (KMB2024005).

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The second features BYD B12D fleet number BED19 (YV3672) and is on route 2 to Cheung Sha Wan (So Uk Estate). It is limited to 800 pieces (KMB2023013).

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The third features 12 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 fleet number ATENU1566 (VR5685) on route 72 to Tai Po (Tai Wo) and is limited to 750 pieces (KMB2024002).

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Finally, 12 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 ATENU1461 (VM4408) is on route 86C to Lee On and is limited to 750 pieces (KMB2024003).

New pages and further photographs have now been added.

24th June 2024

       
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Kowloon Motor Bus has announced several new models in varying scales. Pictured above are the four 1/76 scale releases, available from 11.00am, Monday from the KMB e-shop.

Two feature BYD B12D electric buses, one on route 2 and the other on route 213M. The other two feature 12 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s, one on route 72 and the other 
on route 86C. No other details are presently known.
22nd June 2024

   

Set for release tomorrow (15th June) is the fifth and final Citybus concept liveried ADL 'facelift' Enviro500. Fleet no. 5838 (WA9370) carries the winning livery adopted by Citybus and is on route 8P to Exhibition Centre (63363/CM189). It is limited to 999 pieces. A full set of photographs has now been added and my thanks to Network Shuttle for kindly sending me a sample model. 
14th June 2024

   
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Filming for the Citybus 45th Anniversary promotional video is continuing and yesterday saw Leyland Olympian 178 visit City One, Shatin. These photographs, along with several others, have now been added th the Citybus 45th Anniversary 
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Meanwhile, ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 51611 (WB5921) has been decorated with 45th anniversary decals at a launching ceremony held at Citybus's Chai Wan depot this morning. An extract of Citybus's press release today reads :- "Our themed bus will be deployed on Route 5B, running between Hong Kong Stadium/Causeway Bay and Kennedy Town. Route 5B was one of the 26 franchised bus routes under the "Network 26" initiative when Citybus took over from China Motor Bus (CMB) in 1993. After commencing the service, Citybus deployed air-conditioned buses and later extended the service hours until after 2 AM, making it the franchised bus route with the longest service hours in Hong Kong's urban area. The deployment of themed bus to Route 5B symbolizes our round-the-clock service to the public and makes it even more convenient for citizens and tourists to travel".
13th June 2024

   

     
A new page has tonight been added to the the XTRA section of the site, this featuring the 45th anniversary of Citybus.
10th June 2024

   
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As mentioned below, MTR Bus placed into service today the first of its ADL Enviro500EV. Z01 (ZF2271) was captured earlier today operating on route K54 with a full load!
A new page has now been  added to the 
XTRA section of the site - just follow this link.

     
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The above three KCRC models have today appeared on the 80M Bus Model Shop website and sets of photographs for each have also been received - these will be added as soon as time allows (now added).


The first features fleet no. 130 (DV4710) on route 521 to Tseng Choi Street (KCRC88801).
The second features fleet no. 112 (DS6118) on route A59 to Leung King Estate (KCRC88802).

The third features fleet no. 125 (DU2064) on route 659 to Tin Shui Wai Town Centre (KCRC88803).
 
All are 80M Bus Model products and each is limited to 1,200 pieces.


   
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Some Citybus 45th anniversary decorations in Hollywood Road!
8th June 2024

   
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Set for an imminent release is the fifth and final Citybus concept liveried ADL 'facelift' Enviro500. Fleet no. 5838 (WA9370) carries the winning livery adopted by Citybus and is on route 8P to Exhibition Centre (63363/CM189 - assumed model numbers). 
7th June 2024

       
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In the absence of any photographs of the new MTR Bus 11.e ADL 'facelift' Enviro500EV, the above are screenshots taken from a video posted by MTR today. The bus will enter service at 12.00 noon on Saturday, 8th June operating route K54 from MTR Siu Hong Station (North) to Wo Tin Estate.
6th June 2024

     
     
This colourful model arrived yesterday and whilst not a Hong Kong bus model, I couldn't resist posting some photographs. The model is based on a Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Dragon, one of a batch of twenty such vehicles which were originally new to Stagecoach in Kenya in 1995. All twenty returned to the UK in 1998 to form part of the Magic Bus fleet of Stagecoach Manchester. The model has been specially commissioned by MSD to mark its 20th anniversary.

In addition, MSD has also released two models of one of the actual buses in 'Magic Bus' livery. Both feature M690 TDB - the first is available as a single model and this carries the later fleet number 15190 and is on route 216 with a destination of 'Ashton'. It is limited to 300 pieces (MSD001).

This model is also available as a set and is accompanied by the same bus, this time carrying the earlier fleet number of 960 and is on route 192 with a destination of 'Not in Service'. This model is limited to just 100 pieces (MSD002).

As these models are not Hong Kong related, they have not been included in the main section of the site, instead pages for each have been added to the 
XTRA section of the site - just follow this link.

   
I am grateful to MSD for sending me this model and also to Jotus.com for providing the photographs of the two 'Magic Bus' models. I am also grateful to regular contributor Donald MacRae and also to David Burrell for allowing me to share their photographs of the actual buses. 
5th June 2024

   
MTR Bus has allocated the fleet number Z01 to its first ADL Enviro500EV, which is registered ZF2271. It is believed to be the first of am order of 35 such buses. I am currently awaiting permission to post a photograph.
4th June 2024

     
     
Citybus has today launched its 45th anniversary logo and with it a press release, an extract of which reads:-

"The theme of our 45th anniversary celebration is "Pushing Boundaries for 45 Years," representing our commitment to rejuvenating the public transport industry and breaking through every boundary. The newly released 45th anniversary logo embraces the longstanding corporate colors of "yellow, red, and blue", infused with innovative elements that embody the concept of blending the old and the new. This design philosophy highlights our commitment to upholding Citybus’ brand traditions whilst continuously pushing boundaries. Ribbons symbolize joy and vibrancy in traditional celebrations and represent the exhilarating dash to the finish line in sport fields. By drawing inspiration from ribbons, the anniversary logo showcases dynamic shapes infused with our corporate colors. The prominent brand element "arrow," signifying speed and our forward-thinking mentality, is seamlessly incorporated into the anniversary logo. The arrow shapes are blended into the numeral "4" and the Chinese character for "Boundaries," emphasizing our pioneering role in the industry."
3rd June 2024

   
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My thanks to regular contributor Ray Ng for sending me sets of photographs of the latest two Citybus concept liveried ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s.
Just click on an image to be taken to the relevant page.

     
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A full set of photographs of the Kowloon Motor Bus 91st anniversary decorated BYD electric bus has also been received today, thanks to 80M Bus Model Shop. Again, just click on the above image to see them.
1st June 2024
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