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Old August 30th, 2004, 03:57 PM   #21
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The design and colour scheme of the new mini bus looks strangely different...It looks like one of those police tactical unit or emergency response unit type of vehicle you have in Hong Kong... (Come to think of it, I don't see much pictures of Hong Kong police cars...more of Hong Kong police vans) Its as though Hong Kong has something against low capacity buses (Excluding mini buses that is).
But that LED I think device on top is a nice touch...Its easier to both spot a bus and its bus service number from afar that way...

That single deck bus looks wheelchair friendly...It looks like it has low floors...Are all buses in Hong Kong wheelchair friendly? I remember seeing a lot of pictures of the buses with the wheelchair logo pasted on them...
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Old August 30th, 2004, 04:11 PM   #22
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the new bus looks funny, i like it
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Old August 31st, 2004, 11:57 AM   #23
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Old September 10th, 2004, 04:18 PM   #24
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Old September 10th, 2004, 11:52 PM   #25
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Quote:
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Don't think HK has articulated buses right...or even single storey buses...
Where do mini buses come into the picture in the public transportation scene in HK? But the way I like these new buses...they all look so new...all recently purchased? all wheelchair accessible too, and they even have those dottish boards displaying the service number at the front of the bus...

Off topic but...why do I often see HK apartment buildings' facades covered with bamboo wooden poles almost all the time? I see it everywhere almost everytime...in HK serials to movies to pictures...and they don't appear to be painted (brown and grey does not equal painted)

A lot of buses in Hong Kong are still very new even though they are over 8 yrs old. They have good maintenance thats why.
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Old September 11th, 2004, 12:11 AM   #26
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The latest generation buses (distinguished by their bronze-ish colour and low-floor configuration) came into service in the late 1990s. New buses are constantly being bought, such as the Volvo Wright-bodies, the Alexander Transbus-bodies, Neoplan Centroliners, etc.

Transbus Enviro 500 debuted in Hong Kong; KMB was the launch customer and could be the only customer for a while.

Today, the bronze-coloured buses serve most of the major routes.
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Old September 12th, 2004, 02:32 AM   #27
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Old September 12th, 2004, 02:50 AM   #28
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Old September 28th, 2004, 10:30 PM   #29
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Old September 29th, 2004, 04:54 AM   #30
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It's cool that they are modern with TV's , nice seats, seat belts(really new ones only). but they are really noisy and produce too nuch noise pollution. Also, hasn't anyone noticed that the TV sounds are sometimes too little that no one can hear it during certain times of the day?
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Old October 3rd, 2004, 05:07 AM   #31
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Old October 3rd, 2004, 06:31 AM   #32
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New World First Bus [email protected]

The clip shows the bus passing by main streets in Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and North Point. It was recorded more than a year ago and things have changed a bit~

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Old October 4th, 2004, 12:50 AM   #33
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Old October 6th, 2004, 03:29 PM   #34
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[Bus Video] A Ride From South to North via Western Part of Hong Kong Island

This is one of my successful and favorite video that I did in Hong Kong. The lighting is good, streets are not busy, the bus was not full, and skyscrapers along the hillside are captured in this video.

The video was recorded 1 week ago during the following day of Mid-Autumn Festival. The ride begins at Ap Lei Chau, an island south of Hong Kong Island but connected with a bridge. Then, it headed west to Wah Fu and Pok Fu Lam and then East to Sheung Wan and Central. The video ends at 2IFC and a bonus of Virgin Atlantic Exhibition inside IFC Mall is added.

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Ap Lei Chau to Aberdeen Bridge


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Near Entrance of Pok Fu Lam Country Park


Heading to Queen Mary Hospital


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Heading down to Western District




Hong Kong University's Main Entrance is just behind of us


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Old October 6th, 2004, 10:47 PM   #35
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London has the same kind of noisy bus. They should consider switching to CNG. They're much quieter and cleaner, albeit much less powerful.

Hong Kong would have a problem with CNG buses on the hilly and twisty routes.
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Old October 7th, 2004, 12:51 AM   #36
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this ones look pretty new huh?
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Old October 7th, 2004, 04:49 PM   #38
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new buses travelling at warp speed!
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Old October 7th, 2004, 07:34 PM   #39
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The Wright buses were only introduced late last year. Most of Hong Kong's buses are less than 5 years old. There has been a major fleet renewal initiative among Hong Kong's 3 largest franchise bus companies. Thousands of double deckers were imported from Europe. In fact, golden buses only started appearing on Hong Kong's streets in late 1998. Now they're everywhere.
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Old October 8th, 2004, 01:06 AM   #40
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Contrast the new Wright buses with these non air-conditioned ones. Eventually they will be phased out and the entire fleet will be air-conditioned. These older vehicles are used primarily for inner-city routes and not often on the tunnel or cross-harbour ones. Some were even sold to other cities for second-hand conversions. Sydney bought a few and converted them into the open-top red tourist buses.

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