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Released today in Hong Kong is this 12.8 metre Citybus ADL 'facelift' Enviro500. It features 6427 (VB1087) on route 182 with a destination of Central and it carries banner advertising for Automobile Magazine (CM181). It is limited to 400 pieces. 

   
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Bill Wong
 
Pictured above is the newest member of the Alexander Dennis 'facelift' Enviro500 for Vancouver Translink.


Vancouver Translink (Operated by Coast Mountain Bus Company) has ordered an additonal 25 units of Athe ADL 'facelift' Enviro500, however due to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as global shipping and logistics shortage, these buses were not delivered until the end of 2021.

Meanwhile, an issue was discovered during delivery where water was leaking into the interior and this resulted in a further delay resulting in the buses not being accepted until June 2022.

The first unit, 21401, entered service on 23 September 2022 on route 351 towards White Rock Centre and it is seen here at South Surrey Park & Ride after completing the journey along Highway 99.

My thanks to Bill Wong for providing the above update and photograph.

   
As a trial, I have increased the size of the larger 'clickable' image, linked to the above images, to a width of 2048 pixels as opposed to the usual 1600 pixels - if this causes a problem, please let me know!
28th September 2022

   
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Citybus 6700 (YF1298) is one of three 12.8 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s registered yesterday, the others being 6498 and 6499. It was noted operating route 952 earlier today, which runs between Causeway Bay (Moreton Terrace) and Tuen Mun (Chi Lok Fa Yuen). 
24th September 2022

 
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China Model Bus
   
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My thanks to China Model Bus for confirming that both the recently released Yoho Midtown decorated Neoplan Centroliners carry the same product code of NP1028. As already confirmed, both feature Kowloon Motor Bus AP151 (KR9862) with one on route 265B to Mong Kok (Park Avenue) and the other on route 63X to Hung Shui Kiu (Tin Sam Road). A new page and further photographs will be added shortly..
21st September 2022

 
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Tony Yeung

My thanks to Tony Yeung for allowing me to share his photograph of the actual 'Warriors of Future' liveried Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L, which is of course the subject of the recently announced model and carries the same route number and destination as the model (CR228002).
15th September 2022

   
Further to yesterday's news, I can confirm that the Yoho liveried Neoplan Centroliner on route 265B has a destination of Mong Kok (Park Avenue) and is limited to 288 pieces (NP1028).  Confirmation of the destination, quantity and product code of the second, on route 63X, would be much appreciated - please e-mail me.
 

   
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Whilst on the subject of a Kowloon Motor Bus Neoplan Centroliner, here is something a little different!  I am sure this model looks familiar but having searched my site I cannot find any mention of it. It features AP6 on route 296C with a destination of Sheung Tak, the same details as carried by the first champagne liveried release of this Drumwell model (DW10101). If you are able to provide any information, please e-mail me.
13th September 2022

 
Shu Tou
   
MTR Bus registered three new 12 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s on 24th August (fleet nos. 860-862), and captured above is 862 (YD6939).

   
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NP Models have released two Neoplan Centroliners with all-over advertising for Yoho. Both feature Kowloon Motor Bus AP151 (KR9862), one on route 63X and the other on route 265B.
12th September 2022

 
No less than five new models have today been announced by 80M Bus Model Shop!

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First are two 12.8 metre MCV EvoSeti bodied Volvo B8Ls in the colours of Long Win Bus. On the left is UV6X14 (XM5323) on route E42 with a destination of Sha Tin (Pok Hong) (KMB2021225). On the right is UV6X10 (XM5036) on route A38 with a destination of Allway Gardens (KMB2021226). Each is limited to 800 pieces.
 
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Next come two 12 metre Kowloon Motor Bus MCV Evolution bodied Volvo B7RLEs. On the left is AVC51 (RG4538) on route 82K with a destination of Wong Nai Tau (KMB2021220). This is limited to 500 pieces. On the right is AVC15 (PF8072) which forms part of the Training fleet (KMB2022014). This is limited to 700 pieces.
       
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And finally, this 12 metre Kowloon Motor Bus Wrights Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L carries all-over advertising for Warriors of Future. It features V6B183 (XG1970) on route 16 to Lam Tin (Kwong Tin Estate) (CR228002). It is limited to 380 pieces.
   
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Meanwhile, this new addition to my tram collection is somewhat older!  Produced by WJB and to a scale of 1:90 it is one of at least eleven trams produced, most carrying advertising liveries. The page giving details of these models can be found here - those without an OMB logo are on my 'wanted' list, so if you are able to help me locate any of these, do please e-mail me

10th September 2022

 



RIP Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II


21st April 1926 - 8th September 2022-




 
The latest news will appear here although I am now on holiday until 9th September
 


In the meantime, released 20 years ago tomorrow (4th September 2002) was this fictitious Citybus Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Dragon. It was commissioned by China Paint and produced by Drumwell (DW10206A).

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3rd September 2022
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