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Alexander bodied Volvo Olympian VA60 carries a new banner advertisement 🤣🤣
   
Today is the final day of the New World First Bus brand, with Citybus taking over all its buses and routes from 1st July.

   
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Billy Ho

My thanks to Billy Ho for allowing me to share this photograph of a line up of new Kowloon Motor Bus electric BYD B12D buses at Tuen Mun - Chek Lap Kok Link Bus Interchange.

 
I have received a selection of photographs of the final day of New World First Bus and these will be added to a new page in the XTRA section of the site as soon as time allows - but I couldn't resist posting this one!
   
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The scene at Shek O Bus Terminus

Puch Thom
30th June 2023

   
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A variety of New World First Bus buses all destined for The Peak
 

   
   
Tiny has released the red/cream 19-seat Toyota Coaster public light bus which was first announced just over a year ago. It features XA571 with a destination of Chai Wan  (Box 183(a) / ATC65994).

29th June 2023

 
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The last non air-conditioned bus (known as a hot dog) in the New World First Bus fleet was DM28, a Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Condor. Transferred from the China Motor Bus on 1st September 1998, it carried out the 'Bye Bye My Hot Dog' tour on 17th August 2002. The T-shirt, pictured above the bus, was also one of the items available at  the time to mark the event. (DW10205/20011).
 
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To mark the new millennium, Alexander ALX500 bodied Dennis Trident received this rather attractive livery - this is a Drumwell model and was appropriately released on 1st January 2000 (99006). The book behind the model is entitled 'The New Millennium of New World First Bus' and was published in February 2000.
28th June 2023

   
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These colourful liveries were used to mark the first anniversary (left) and fifth anniversary (right) of the company.
   
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I make no apologies for posting some random New World First Bus memorabilia and/or models over the next few days and pictured above is a game that was issued as part of the company's 5th anniversary celebrations.
27th June 2023

 
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A scene once common in Hong Kong - buses in the liveries of China Motor Bus, Citybus and New World First Bus.  New World First Bus open-top Enviro500 5550 carries the heritage CMB livery and is seen operating route H1B with Wah Fu Estate as the backdrop. 
25th June 2023

   
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Some further shots of New World First Bus ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 5838 (WA9370), in experimatal Citybus livery, operating New World First Bus route 8P today.

23rd June 2023

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Long Win Bus UV6X66 (YS4204) is the first of the companys 12.8 metre Volvo B8Ls to carry Wrights Gemini 3 bodywork, the previous 65 all having MCV EvoSeti bodies. It was first registered on 14th June 2023.

   
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Chan KH
 
The front runner in the new Citybus livery competition leaving Central earlier today to take up normal duties.

23rd June 2023

   
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@ Ramon Chan
   
Not a new model, but one that up to yesterday I only had one small, low resolution image of. Well, thanks to Ramon Chan, that has now changed, in fact it probably has one of the largest selection of photographs! Creative Bus Model only issued four unlicensed models of Kowloon Motor Bus Mercedes-Benz O.305. ME2 (DF7102) was the last of the four to be released, in November 2018 (CBM10104). Just follow the link to take a look,


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Network Shuttle

Network Shuttle has announced a new model of a China Motor Bus Leyland Olympian. It features LM3 (FW736) on route 106 to Wong Tai Sin with all-over advertising for Hong Kong TV (63080).
22nd June 2023

   
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Dennis Leung

This photograph, posted on social media, caught my eye and I am grateful to Dennis Leung for allowing me to share it.

     
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 The vehicle spotter Kenneth

Noted yesterday about to enter KMB's Tuen Mun Depot is this Volvo B8L with updated MCV EvoSeti bodywork. I am unsure if this is the sole example of this bus type, the first photograph appearing on this site on 30th May. My thanks to The vehicle spotter Kenneth for allowing me to share his photograph.
21st June 2023

   
The public voting for the next Citybus livery ended on Sunday and today the company announced the two liveries that will progress to the final, which will be decided by the company's employees.
   
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Livery 5 received 35.7% of the votes
     
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Livery 4 received 23.9% of the votes
           
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Livery 1 - 22.7% of the votesLivery 2 - 12.4% of the votesLivery 3 - 5.3% of the votes
   
The winning livery will be announced on 1st July.
20th June 2023

   
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Vehicles Model Studio
   
My thanks to Vehicles Model Studio for providing information on a pre-production model from 2015.  Pictured on the left is the production model, from Best Choose, of Metal Sections bodied Daimler Fleetline  D812 (BK1163) with all-over advertising for Viceroy cigarettes. The pre-production model on the right features a KMB logo along with a different route number and destination - a new page has just been added to the XTRA section - just follow this link and see the other differences.
19th June 2023

 
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80M Bus Model Shop
   
Now released is this Kowloon Motor Bus 9.7 metre MCW Metrobus which was announced back on 9th June.  It features M78 (DH1770) and is on route 64K with a destination of Tai Po KCR (KMB2023006). It is limited to 700 pieces. A new page and further photographs will be added shortly.
17th June 2023

   
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As of yesterday, there was a clear leader in the voting for the next Citybus livery.

     
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Dennis Leung
   
Catching up with news after a short break - Kowloon Motor Bus held an open day at its Tuen Mun Depot on Sunday where these two new electric double-deckers were on display. On the left is the BYD B12D with Gemilang bodywork and on the right the ADL Enviro500 EV.
16th June 2023

 
The two Kowloon Motor Bus BYD electric single-deckers announced yesterday have been released in Hong Kong today.
   
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80M Bus Model Shop

On the left is BEB1 (XV5838) with a destination of 'eBus' (KMB2023004) and on the right is BEB3 (XZ5361) on route 6 with a destination of Star Ferry (KMB2023005). Each is limited to 900 pieces.
10th June 2023

   
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The process for choosing a new livery for Citybus has officially begun, with the company having a dedicated page on its website which displays the five liveries and allows the visitor to vote for their favourite - the page can be found by following this link (link no longer available). Voting closes on the 18th June.

   
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Stuart Dobie
 
It is nearly 25 years since Stuart Dobie first provided me with details of Citybus models and Stuart continues to support my site by allowing me to share his photograph of  former China Light & Power Leyland Olympian still operating for Coast to Coast Travel of Ardrossan, Scotland.  Now registered RHZ9701, it was originally numbered 300 (FC3781) in the CLP fleet. It returned to the UK along with several others in November 2009, having first been registered in Hong Kong in April 1992, making it over 30 years old!

 
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Announced today on KMB's e-shop are these three 1/76 scale models, details of which are as follows:-

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The first of the BYD single-deckers features BEB3 (XZ5361) on route 6 with a destination of Star Ferry (KMB2023005).
   
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The second features BEB1 (XV5838) with a destination of 'eBus' (KMB2023004).
 
New pages for the two BYD models have now been added.
   
The 9.7 metre MCW Metrobus features M78 (DH1770) and it is on route 64K with a destination of Tai Po KCR (KMB2023006).


   
I can confirm that the 'retro' liveried New World First Bus ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 from Model 1 was released yesterday (63358/ 20112). It is limited to 800 pieces.

   
Further photographs, taken today at the SummerFest 2023 event, have now been added to the XTRA section of the site.
9th June 2023

   
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Dave Rogers

My thanks to Dave Rogers for allowing to post this shot, taken last night. of the experimental liveried Citybus buses arriving at the SummerFest 2023 event, which opens to the public tomorrow (Friday 9th).
   
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Another arrival was former China Motor Bus Daimler Fleetline SF3, again my thanks to Dave Rogers.
 
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Bus Dream Land
 
I have since received further photographs, taken today, one of which is included above, and these have now been added to a new page in the
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The identity of the five buses to receive the experimental livery is as shown above. All are 12 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500s, four of which are from the Citybus fleet and one (5838) from the New World First Bus fleet.
8th June 2023

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Citybus will participate in the Central SummerFest 2023, which is being held between 9th June and 23rd July.
   
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Some of the heritage buses taking part in the event arrived on Tuesday evening including former Citybus Leyland Atlantean A633 and former New World First Bus Volvo Super Olympian 5102.

   
Network Shuttle has confirmed the New World First Bus model announced yesterday is a Model 1 product and has also confirmed 'reservation is full'.
6th June 2023

   
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I clearly tempted fate when I added a new page to the XTRA section of the site detailing the models of New World First Bus, as announced today on the Citybus e-shop is this model of 'retro' liveried New World First Bus 5839, a 12 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500 (63358/ 20112). It is on route 2X to Shau Kei Wan. No other details are presently known.

   
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 Bobby Liu
   
Discovery Bay registered three new Gemilang bodied MAN A95 on 4th May and these have now entered service. A new page has just been added to the XTRA section of the site giving further details and photographs. 
6th June 2023

   
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Bus Dream Land

New World First Bus 5828, a 12 metre ADL 'facelift' Enviro500, now displaying Citybus fleetnames.

3rd June 2023

   
I have just added a new page to the XTRA section of the site which details the various models of New World First Bus - just click on the above image.

   
New pages have now been added for the two 1/43 scale Toyota Coaster public light buses from Tiny. The green version features LS9767 on route 45 (ATC43175) whilst the red vesion features LT8286 on route 18 with a destination of Yuen long (ATC43176). I am presently unable to confirm if these come with limited edition certificates, so if you can advise, please e-mail me.
2nd June 2023

   
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Well I know what logo and liveries I prefer   🤣🤣🤣
1st June 2023
      
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