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Chan Wang

Following the recent posting of photographs taken by Glyn Thomas of some stored, unregistered new buses, I am grateful to Chan Wang for sending me the above photographs taken on 17th March with many of the buses having been in situ for over a year.

   
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'NK3640'
 
My thanks to 'NK3640' for sending me a selection of photographs of a previously unrecorded model. This bare-metal 11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 comes in a plain white box. No other details are known, so if you can assist, please e-mail me. A new page with the additional photographs will be added shortly.
28th March 2022

 
After a week's holiday, it is time to play 'catch-up'!

   
Alexander Dennis issued the following press release on 23rd March:-

ADL CONTINUES HONG KONG INNOVATION WITH 10 ELECTRIC ENVIRO500EV FOR KMB
   
Alexander Dennis Limited (“ADL”), a subsidiary of NFI Group Inc. (“NFI”), one of the world’s leading independent global bus manufacturers, today announced that it is to build an initial 10 electric double deck buses for Hong Kong operator The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited (“KMB”). The zero-emission Enviro500EV will be ADL’s first electric double deck buses in the Asia-Pacific region and will continue a long tradition of innovation for the Hong Kong bus market.

Ten battery-electric Enviro500EV three-axle, fully air-conditioned double deckers will be delivered to KMB in 2023 and will come with new and innovative features that will continue to raise the bar for efficiency, safety and comfort. They will be fully integrated in-house by ADL’s experienced engineering team and will introduce a striking new design language reflecting their zero emission credentials. Each of the integral Enviro500EV will be able to carry up to 130 passengers, ensuring capacity is maintained for Hong Kong’s busy bus services.

ADL has been at the forefront of bus development in Hong Kong for more than half a century, bringing vehicle air conditioning to the market as well as low floor access for three and two axle double deckers, before pioneering hybrid and now electric drivelines.

In all these developments, ADL has partnered with KMB, the largest franchised bus operator in Hong Kong. KMB operates on over 400 routes with a fleet of around 4,000 buses, most of them double deckers including more than 2,500 diesel-powered Enviro500 buses bought from ADL.

ADL President & Managing Director, Paul Davies, said: “We are delighted that KMB is continuing its commitment to innovation by choosing ADL for the development of an electric double decker that will meet Hong Kong’s demanding operational requirements, which are among the toughest in the world. With the next generation of electric bus technology, fully integrated by our own engineers, we are now in a position to deliver a zero emission solution for Hong Kong’s world class transport system.”
 
27th March 2022

 
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Glyn Thomas
 
Two comparison shots taken at the Western Harbour Crossing - that on the left was taken earlier today and that on the right was taken a few years ago.
19th March 2022

   
With the current lack of news on the model front, today's update focuses on the effects that Covid is having in Hong Kong.

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Glyn Thomas
 
Firstly, my thanks to Glyn Thomas for sending me the above photographs showing a number of new Citybus 12 metre Enviro500s stored awaiting first registration.
These include 8559, 8560, 8563, 8665, 8566 and 8567.
   
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Meanwhile, noted at Tsuen Wan West on Residents Service 331S is Sunbus Wright Streetdecker XS1685.

 
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Philip Chan
 
The above four photographs, which are 'clickable', were taken this evening at Tsim Sha Tsui - 'An Empty City'.
18th March 2022

 
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Philip Chan
 
The 6th generation Peak Tram is coming on stream in the summer and engineers are currently busy testing the new carriages, which are Swiss made and the have a capacity of 210 passengers, representing a 75% increase from their predecessor.
13th March 2022

 
West Dan
 
My thanks to West Dan for providing a full set of photographs for this Discovery Bay liveried Hispano Carrocera bodied Mercedes-Benz O405, which was released by Model 1 back in July 2018 (63141).
12th March 2022

 
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Philip Chan
 
Numerically, this is newest bus in the Kowloon Motor Bus fleet.  11.3 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 E6M125 (XV9125) was registered on 21st February and was spotted  earlier today in Ho Man Tin Oi Man Estate operating route 45.

   
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Philip Chan
 
Citybus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L 8817 (WV6448) has received anti-Covid banner adverts.
6th March 2022

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Philip Chan
 
With Hong Kong recording over 50,000 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, it is no surprise that these normally busy locations take on a totally different appearance when empty.
5th March 2022

   
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Now available to pre-order is this 1/76 scale Toyota Coaster 16 seat public light bus from Tiny. It features LS9767 on route 45 (Box 25 (f) / ATC65501). Don't forget, for all the latest news on Tiny's 1/110 scale models, visit the Tiny110Buses.co.uk website.
3rd March 2022
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