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Citybus

Citybus


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Citybus, or City Buses as it was called when the company was established in 1979, runs a large modern air-conditioned fleet on Hong Kong island and mainland. The company has grown in size since it first became Citybus in 1983 and ran ex. London DMS Fleetlines on a route to China. The company had connections in London running as Capital Citybus. In 1991 it ran its first franchised route, the 12A, and then in September 1993 took over 28 routes from the former China Motor Bus company, and marketed them as Network 26. Now the company is owned by the UK's Stagecoach group, and runs in a smart livery of yellow, red and blue.

This video, shot during November 2000 shows Citybus vehicles in service in many parts of Hong Kong island and running in the New Territories. We also make visits to depots at Ap Lei Chau and Fo Tan. At the former we get a sneak preview of the work being carried out on Dennis Dragon 701 as it is converted to a Trolleybus. These depots are very busy places, and are open 7 days a week, 365 days a year, as there is always a 95% availability requirement for vehicles.

At Fo Tan we see a heavily converted former London Transport Routemaster, ex. West Yorkshire PTE Olympians, and the former National Express, ECW Olympian coach, now in opentop guise. 3-axle Dennis Dragons, Leyland and Volvo Olympians, as well as Dennis Tridents make up the current fleet. Look out for the unique M.A.N. with Volgren body number 2500.

Our camera captures the excitement of the late afternoon rush in Central, Hong Kong - to see Citybus running alongside New World First Bus and KMB. There are stills of Citybus vehicles photographed in 1995 combined with an action packed montage of Citybus today.


Filmed by/when: 2000
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 55-mins (0hr 55min)

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Hong Kong Buses & Trams Revisited

Hong Kong Buses & Trams Revisited


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If you saw my last video, THE BUSES & TRAMS OF HONG KONG, you will be no stranger to the fact that HONG KONG, KOWLOON and the NEW TERRITORIES are packed with wall to wall buses and trams. Nearly all are of U.K. design and manufacture, they are immaculate in turn out and the service offered is second to none.

This video updates the previous one that I shot in 1995. Filmed in March 1999 we visit Central, Wanchai, Queensway and other parts of Hong Kong island, also Kowloon and the New Territories – to visit Tuen Mun to see the L.R.T.

Brand new vehicles abound, K.M.B., NEW WORLD FIRST BUS and CITYBUS are all operating 3 axle Dennis Tridents with either Alexander or Duple Metsec bodies. Dennis Darts with Plaxton bodies represent the single decker in an area where the double decker is king. Not forgetting the older non air-conditioned vehicles – there are still a number of front engine Leyland Victory’s running with N.W.F.B. (formally CHINA MOTOR BUS CO.), alongside Daimler Fleetlines, representing both long and short variants. Look out for the K.M.B. Dennis Jubilant a type soon to disappear.

So be prepared to be transported to a land where there appears to be more buses on the roads than cars!


Filmed by/when: 1999
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 115mins (1hr 55min)

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Hong Kong Buses & Trams 2012 - Kowloon

Hong Kong Buses & Trams 2012 - Kowloon


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Yet again the independent transport videos cameras returned to Hong Kong Island in 2012 to record the action of the buses and trams in this vibrant Asian city. A lot has changed since our last programme filmed in 2010. There are new bodies on the famous double deck tramcars, many new deliveries for the main bus operators, New World First Bus, Citybus and K.M.B., and farewell appearances of many well known types which are soon to be retired after a busy life serving the Island and New Territories. We have a look at the trams in greater detail in another title we filmed during this visit ‘Hong Kong – Tram Rides’ which is now available.

The filming on this programme starts in Sheung Wan, in the north west of the island. We then make our way along the northern coast to Siu Sai Wan in the north east before heading south to Aberdeen and concluding in Stanley, with a lot of action in between!

So, from the trams and buses in Sheung Wan we make our way to Central Bus Station, by the Star Ferry to film the action. Just along from here is a major construction site where a road link will run from here to Wan Chai, which means that Man Yiu Street has been moved and this provides us with an excellent vantage point to film the buses running from the bus station. We then reach the next bus station in Central, located at Exchange Square. This bus station, that in the past was used by C.M.B., is now used mainly for Citybus services. Look out for Citybus’ unique two axle Wright bodied Volvo 7500. Which is one of only two produced for the Hong Kong market so far. From here we continue filming on the busy Connaught and Des Voeux Roads in Central where the buses mingle with the trams – most of them sporting very colourful advertising liveries. The newly rebodied trams can be identified by their electronic destination displays and smooth body lines. Wan Chai is our next location and then on to Causeway Bay and Tin Hau. From North Point we move along to Shau Kei Wan and on to Siu Sai Wan.

Now it is time to move to the south of the island. We head to Aberdeen bus station where our filming starts. We then move into the streets for more action, where you will see some of the older NWFB Dennis Condors in service and brand new Citybus Youngman single deckers which have just entered service. We then board Citybus Enviro 400, 7004 (PZ 5504), on service 973 to Stanley. Stanley Market is very popular with tourists so there are plenty of buses serving this small town on the south coast of the island. Here we see many Citybus Enviro 400s as well as some older short Dennis Dragons which will soon be retired from service. A picturesque location to end our filming on Hong Kong Island.


Filmed by/when: Denis Strange
First published on DVD: 2012
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 - Stereo
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Origination: Digital DV

Running Time: 85-mins (1hr 25min) , Colour
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Hong Kong Buses & Trams 2018 - Hong Kong & Lantau Island

Hong Kong Buses & Trams 2018 - Hong Kong & Lantau Island


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Independent Transport Videos welcome you to the first of two DVDs featuring the buses and trams of Hong Kong. This programme covers Hong Kong Island and the ever-developing island of Lantau situated to the west. Since our cameras last visit in 2015 much has changed with both the buses and trams. We begin on Hong Kong Island at the busy Central Ferry Pier bus terminus. Here we see the many new buses operating with the main bus operators, Citybus, New World First Bus (both owned by New World Services) and Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB). Most are Alexander Dennis Enviro400MMC and 500MMC ‘face-lift’ double-deckers as well as ADL200MMC single-deckers and Chinese-built Youngman single-deckers. New Wrightbus-bodied Volvo B9TL double-deckers are also seen with each operator. Since our last programmes of Hong Kong buses, KMB has introduced a new all-over red with silver trim livery with a new fleet name brand, all of which are featured on this programme. Our filming continues on Man Yiu Street, Harbour View Street, Central (Exchange Square) bus terminus, Connaught Road and Des Voeux Road Central. Look out for the Citybus Volvo Olympians on their last few months in service on the 88R resident’s service to Sha Tin, as all will be gone by March 2019.

We then move to the east and catch up with the bus and tram scene at Shau Kei Wan, starting with the bus terminus and then along the busy Shau Kei Wan Road. Here we see some of the NWFB Neoplan Centroliners, which will soon be at the end of their operational lives. A ride on the top deck of tram 70 takes us back to Central, filming as we travel along this busy route capturing the buses, trams and the busy scene associated with this part of Hong Kong. Our next location is to the southwest of the island – Aberdeen. Our cameras capture the action at the bus terminus and on Aberdeen Praya Road, Chengtu Road and Main Road. At the south of the island is Stanley. Famous for its market we see buses from Citybus and NWFB in action on Stanley Village Road and at the bus terminus. Sai Wan Ho (Grand Promenade) bus terminus is our next location. Here we see 3355 (KS 5587) one of the last low-height Dennis Tridents with Duple Metsec bodywork in service with NWFB, these strong powerful buses were used on services to The Peak and over the hills to Stanley. It obviously liked being filmed as it followed our cameras the following day to The Peak! We now travel on one of NWFB’s latest ADL Enviro500MMC 12.8 mtr. double-deckers to North Point. From North Point we film at Des Voeux Road Central by Western Market and see tram 88, which is the ‘Pilot Cooler Tram’ – the first air-conditioned tram. A short ride on the ‘Rickshaw’ open-top sightseeing bus brings us back to Central Ferry Pier to join NWFB, 3802 (UM 8146), an ADL 400MMC ‘face-lift’ 10.4 metre double–decker for a packed ride to see the views from The Peak concluding our visit to Hong Kong Island.

The final part of this programme sees us on Lantau island at the Sunny Bay Station bus terminus. Here we see the buses from the Discovery Bay fleet in their eye-catching purple and white livery. Brand new MAN double and single-deck buses are filmed alongside new Citybus ADL Enviro 500MMC double-deckers that are on route to the ‘HZMB Hong Kong Port’ – which is the passenger clearing centre for the new bridge and tunnel to Macau. The bus terminus at HZMB is our penultimate filming location on this programme. Here we see the buses from the New Lantao Bus Company (1973) Ltd. that included brand new ADL Enviro 400MMC and new MAN Gemilang double-deckers in their smart green and white livery. The Citybus ‘Cityflyer’ services are now diverted through this interchange giving plenty of variety for bus enthusiasts! We conclude this programme with a visit to the bus terminus at Hong Kong’s International Airport. We arrive on AD03 (VP 9994), a New Lantao Bus Company ADL Enviro 400MMC. Here we see many Long Win Bus Co. (LWB) buses in service. LWB is part of KMB and has recently introduced an eye-catching orange, dark grey and white livery with a stylised LWB logo. Their current fleet is made up almost entirely of Enviro500 double deckers in all three body variations. With plenty of action to enjoy, this is a fitting end to this programme. We look forward to seeing you on our next DVD covering Kowloon and the New Territories.


Filmed by/when: Denis Strange
First published on DVD: 2018
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 - Stereo
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Origination: Digital DV

Running Time: 105-mins (1hr 45min) , Colour
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Hong Kong Buses & Trams 2018 - Kowloon & The New Territories

Hong Kong Buses & Trams 2018 - Kowloon & The New Territories


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Independent Transport Videos welcome you to the second of two DVDs featuring the buses and trams of Hong Kong. This programme covers Kowloon and the New Territories. As was the case with the first part of this DVD feature, and since our cameras last visited in 2015 much has changed with the buses of the major operators - Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB), Long Win Bus (LWB), New World First Bus (NWFB), Citybus, Mass Transit Railway (MTR) and New Lantao Bus Company. KMB have a new livery of all-over red with silver trim and a new interior featuring cream and brown e-leather seats, Wi-Fi and all the things now expected on modern buses. We begin this programme in Kowloon, filming on the busy thoroughfare of Nathan Road. Here we see buses from the fleets of KMB, NWFB and Citybus in operation, all presenting the latest products from Alexander Dennis (ADL) and Volvo with bodywork by ADL and Wrightbus respectively. Older buses in the KMB fleet are Alexander ALX500s on Dennis Trident or Volvo Super Olympian (B10TL) chassis. Some Super Olympians have Volgren bodies and they are also seen on this programme. However the ADL Enviro500 in its three styles rule the road with the Wrightbus Volvo B9TL coming a close second! From Nathan Road our cameras move to Salisbury Road and the famous Star Ferry and bus terminus at Tsim Sha Tsui. The next location is the very busy town of Mei Foo where the buses run along Cheung Sha Wan Road and Lai Chi Kok Road, which are each side of the bus terminus. Some interesting additional buses seen here are the Gemilang bodied MAN A95 double-deckers operated by KMB. Jordan Road is our next location and a visit to the new Jordan West Kowloon Station Bus Terminus on Hoi Wang Road. We then see the buses turning at the also new ‘Hong Kong West Kowloon Railway Station’ where the latest high-speed trains leave for mainland China. Filming in Kowloon concludes with an evening to night-time view of the action along various sections of Nathan Road.


Our journey to the New Territories begins on board KMB, 3ATENU74 (UE 5963), an ADL Enviro500MMC ‘facelift’ 12.8-metre double-decker on route 60X from Nathan Road, Kowloon to Tuen Mun. On arrival at Tuen Mun Central our cameras film on Heung Sze Wui Road and at the bus terminus. Here we see vehicles from LWB and the MTR fleets in action alongside KMB and some Citybus services. We then travel by MTR Light Rail tram number 1122 to Tuen Mun Ferry Pier where we film on Wu Chui Road and Wu King Road. Our next location is the busy town of Yuen Long where we see the Light Rail trams running through the centre of the town on Castle Peak Road alongside a good selection of KMB, LWB and New Lantao buses adding variety to our film. Kwong Fuk Road in the town of Tai Po is our next location for you to enjoy before we reach our final location at Sha Tin. Beginning at City One Sha Tin we see the new KMB recruits taking to the road for the first time from the nearby driver training school using Volvo B7RLE, MCV bodied saloons dating from 2010. City One is also the terminus for the Citybus 88R service. This non-franchised route serves the residents of the area with a direct service to Central on Hong Kong Island. Using cascaded Dennis Tridents mostly from the NWFB fleet and elderly Citybus Volvo Olympians this is where the oldest buses in service can be found in Hong Kong. Since our filming the Olympians have now been retired. We then visit the busy Sha Tin Central (Town Plaza) bus terminus and see in action KMB, AYM2 (TS 3640), one of the Youngman ‘Supercapacitor Zero Emission’ single–deckers. Further filming takes place at the terminus and at the Sha Tin MTR Station bus terminus, which completes our 2018 visit to Hong Kong. We hope you have enjoyed this visit as much as we did filming it for you!


Filmed by/when: Denis Strange
First published on DVD: 2018
Screen aspect ratio: 16:9 - Stereo
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R
Origination: Digital DV

Running Time: 92-mins (1hr 32min) , Colour
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BUSES & TRAMS OF HONG KONG (??-mins)

BUSES & TRAMS OF HONG KONG (??-mins)


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Hong Kong Island - New World, First Bus & Citybus 2003 (120-mins)

Hong Kong Island - New World, First Bus & Citybus 2003 (120-mins)


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Hong Kong Visit October 1984 Part 1 - The Buses (55-mins)

Hong Kong Visit October 1984 Part 1 - The Buses (55-mins)


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In October 1984 Malcolm King made a 3-week visit to the Far East. Using a Super 8 cine film he recorded the buses of Hong Kong, Lantau & Macau.




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HONG KONG ELECTRIC TRAMS (??-mins)

HONG KONG ELECTRIC TRAMS (??-mins)


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HK'S BUSES&TRAMS 10 YRS ON (??-mins)

HK'S BUSES&TRAMS 10 YRS ON (??-mins)


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HONG KONG BUSES/TRAMS REVIS (??-mins)


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HONG KONG UPDATE 2002 (??-mins)

HONG KONG UPDATE 2002 (??-mins)


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NEW WORLD FIRST BUS HK (??-mins)

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New World First Bus - Update 2001

New World First Bus - Update 2001


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At the time of filming, New World First Bus of Hong Kong was almost three years old. This video sets out to update you since the last one we filmed in March 1999. Gone are the Leyland Victorys, Fleetlines and the Super Metrobus, almost all the non air-con vehicles. Gone also is the blue and cream livery of it’s predecessor, China Motor Bus. We do however, have a chance to say goodbye with a visit to the ‘grave yard’ at Siu Sai Wan. We get a rare chance to go inside the massive multi-storey depot and main works of NWFB at Chai Wan, to see Volvo Super Olympians in build, Dennis Darts being refurbished, Olympians being resprayed and much, much more. The new Neoplan Centroliners make their appearance, as well as freshly repainted Dennis Condors, and all the hustle and bustle you would expect from a busy Hong Kong operational depot. Filmed in November 2000 and May 2001 many changes can be observed.

We take rides on the new Dennis Trident 10.3m. Low height Duple Metsec’s on picturesque routes 9, 14 and to the Peak on the 15. You can also sample a ride on 6008 one of only two Centroliners in the ‘Wave’ livery. We also feature many action shots of NWFB vehicles operating in various locations on Hong Kong island.

To make this a truly ‘World Class’ video programme, we visit First Pennine to see former LM class 3-axle Olympians at work in the U.K., and then to Canberra in Australia to see open-top 3 axle (ML) Super Metrobuses in service on sightseeing duties.

New World First Bus is a fine example of a modern bus company – although a thoroughly modern fleet, there is still a good deal of variety for the enthusiast of the ‘British’ bus.


Filmed by/when: 2000 & 2001
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 115-mins (1hr 55min)

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Kowloon Motor Bus

Kowloon Motor Bus


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The Kowloon Motor Bus Co. (1933) Ltd. was originally formed to operate the franchised bus services in Kowloon. It later developed to operate services throughout the New Territories and to Hong Kong island. KMB is the world's largest operator of double deckers, and was the first operator to run double deckers in Hong Kong.

Today the fleet is made up of both 2 and 3 axle vehicles of Leyland, Volvo, Dennis, M.A.N. and Neoplan manufacture; there is also a substantial fleet of MCW Metrobuses. Most of the bodies are shipped CKD from the UK and assembled at KMB's own workshops, which is seen on this video.

As well as the new air-conditioned low floor vehicles, there are still large numbers of non air-con buses still in service.

This video programme, shot in November 2000 records the KMB operations in many areas of the New Territories - such as Mei Foo, Lai Chi Kok, Tuen Mun, Nathan Road, Jordan Rd and Salisbury Road in Kowloon. Also in the busy Central area of Hong Kong island, where we witness KMB operating alongside Citybus and New World First Bus.

The video shows buses of the Kowloon and Canton Railway (KCR) in service - some of these vehicles operate with KMB fleet names on some shared services. As filming took place a new fleet of Dennis Trident / ALX500 vehicles were just entering service.

KMB is a fascinating fleet to the lover of British bus design, being maintained to the highest standard. From the older 2 axle Metrobuses and Olympians to the new low floor M.A.N.'s, Neoplan Centroliners, Volvo Super Olympians and Dennis Tridents, there will be something there to make you want to go and see KMB for yourself!


Filmed by/when: 2000
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 88-mins (1hr 28min)

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Kowloon Motor Bus 2003 (120-mins)

Kowloon Motor Bus 2003 (120-mins)


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New World First Bus

New World First Bus


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1st September 1998 was the first day of operation of New World First Bus of Hong Kong. It took over the remaining routes of the former China Motor Bus Co.

This video, shot in March 1999, shows the operations of the new Dennis Tridents and Dennis Darts recently put into service by N.W.F.B., and of course the vehicles they took over from C.M.B. on 31st August, 1998.

Filmed in many places on Hong Kong island – Central, Wanchai, Shau Kei Wan Road, Siu Sai Wan, Tin Hau, etc. We also travel to Kowloon to see New World First Bus vehicles operating.

Experience air-conditioned luxury rides on brand new Alexander ALX500 Dennis Tridents and Plaxton bodied Dennis Darts. You can also ride on LV117 a non air-conditioned Alexander bodied Leyland Victory from Stanley to North Point – quite a stark contrast!

So sit back and enjoy a view of Hong Kong’s newest bus company, operating some of the most up to date buses in the world, and some of the most interesting older ones taken over from the China Motor Bus Company.


Filmed by/when: 1999
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 65-mins (1hr 5min)

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Singapore Bus Services

Singapore Bus Services


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SINGAPORE BUS SERVICES has a fleet of almost 3,000 vehicles. The fleet consists of Leylands, Volvos, Scanias, Mercedes, with bodies from Alexander and Duple Metsec. This video shot in October 1999, shows its vehicles in service at many locations on the island.

You will see 3-axle Leyland and Volvo Olympians with Alexander ‘R’ air conditioned bodies (‘Superbus’), some in quite amazing overall advertisements. Non air-con, 2-axle Alexander Olympians, some with earlier style bodies, and some with ‘Superbus’ fronts. The latter are due to return to the U.K. to operate with the FirstBus group - SBS7204J, the first to arrive here is seen operating with First Pennine on this video!

There is footage of Leyland Atlanteans, also with Alexander bodies, which were built in 1984-6. Similar bodied Mercedes Benz 0305’s can also be seen. Single Deckers are represented by Mercedes, Volvo, Scania and Dennis. Their bodies by Duple Metsec and Alexander.

We also take a brief look back at 1993, and see operating one of the batch of 100 Leyland Atlanteans that were sold to Citybus of Hong Kong.

So if you enjoy seeing U.K. style buses operating in a tropical setting - this is the video for you!


Filmed by/when: 1999
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 110-mins (1hr 50min)

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The Buses & Trams of Hong Kong

The Buses & Trams of Hong Kong


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Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories are an absolute feast for the transport enthusiast. Buses of all shapes and sizes abound. Trams are ancient (Hong Kong Island) and modern (Tuen Mun).

So why not sit back and be transported to the part of Asia where the double decker rules the road and public transport is king.

This video, shot in 1995, takes you to Hong Kong Island to witness China Motor Bus working amongst the trams, Citybus and KMB on cross-harbour tunnel routes. Then sail on the Star Ferry to Kowloon where Kowloon Motor Bus is in abundance. Filmed on Nathan Road and Jordan Road we see all types of KMB vehicles working together with Citybus. A ride on the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) back to Hong Kong Island for a day time ride to Happy Valley and back to Central to view peak time in Des Voeux Road.

We visit Stanley to see modern air-conditioned Citybus Olympians and Dennis Dragons alongside rebuilt CMB Guy Arabs.

Tuen Mun, in the New Territories, is home to the world's busiest Light Rail System. Experience a ride and view the complex cross-overs and junctions of the system after a ride by KMB Dennis Dragon along the spectacular Tuen Mun highway at Castle Peak Bay.

Night time is also spectacular in Hong Kong for transport. We travel from Kowloon in a tunnel bus, and then experience the excitement and lights of Wanchai as we travel through by tram.


Filmed by/when: 1995
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 85-mins (1hr 25min)

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Another Ride on the Isle of Wight

Another Ride on the Isle of Wight


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Following the success of our first ‘RIDE ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT’ video. ‘ANOTHER RIDE ON THE ISLE OF WIGHT’ gives you even more delights of bus travel from a bygone age.

This video programme features, amongst other things, the annual ‘Running Day’ organised by the Isle of Wight Bus & Coach Museum, which took place on a sunny day in October 2000. You can ‘ride’ on Bristol FLF 611 (CDL479C) to Cowes and back. Also take a ‘ride’ on 203 a Bristol LHS, and see the ‘visitors’ in action as well. Lodekka 563 also takes to the road, so why not come along for another ‘ride’! We briefly chart the adventures ‘overseas’ of vehicles from the Museum, when they visited the Southsea and Winchester rallies.

To bring things up to date – we feature some of the operations of Southern Vectis during the summer of 2000. Then make a return trip to see the new liveries, and open-top offering for the 2001 season.

To finish off, there is a chance to look around the Museum – better still, come and have a look for yourself – and remember buying this video helps the Museum.

A special thank you to Richard Newman for the cine film used in this programme and thanks also go to the Museum for making most of this video possible.


Filmed by/when: 2001
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 70-mins (1hr 10min)

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Singapore Bus Services - Update 2001

Singapore Bus Services - Update 2001


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Following on from the success of or first SINGAPORE BUS SERVICES video produced in 1999, we have made a return visit to see how the scene has changed.

We visit the busy interchanges at Boon Lay, Clementi, Jurong East, Ang Mo Kio, Toa Payoh, Bedok and Tampines. At Ang Mo Kio we are treated to the delights of a tropical storm, together with an appearance of the unique Leyland Lynx with Alexander bodywork. At Tampines we see the two Volvo articulated single deckers in service. There are still many 2 axle non air conditioned Leyland and Volvo Olympians in service, the former with Alexander ‘R’ bodies, the later have Alexander bodies with ‘Royale’ front ends.

In the UK we visit Manchester to see former SBS7204J in service as First Manchester 3016, and there are views of former SBS7251Y, now AV39 in the Metroline fleet in London.

Filmed in April 2001, this video shows the Singapore bus fleet in a ‘look’ it has had for many years, this is soon to change - in November 2001 the company launched a new name - SBS TRANSIT, and a new livery of orange, white and purple……just watch this space!


Filmed by/when: 2001
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 88-mins (1hr 28min)

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China Motor Bus - Retrospective

China Motor Bus - Retrospective


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This video takes a look back at the well loved China Motor Bus company of Hong Kong.

We use edited footage from some of our previous videos that featured CMB in everyday service in Hong Kong, together with unseen footage taken in 1993. We show former short Fleetline SF31 operating at the Scottish Bus Museum at Lathalmond, Fife, Scotland - a long way from its regular route 15 to the Peak! We feature the ML (Super Metrobus) class operating in Hong Kong - and then follow some examples to their new homes in Australia and London.

All 10 of the LM class, 11 metre Leyland Olympians, were transferred from CMB to New World First Bus in Hong Kong. Soon after they all left for further use in England with First Group. They found themselves operating with First Pennine, then with First Manchester after transferring to their Queens Road garage. We follow their progress from Hong Kong to the UK, and see them operating on the busy Manchester to Rochdale service. We then have the pleasure of taking 3003 (K483EUX) - formally LM7 (FW3152) on a trip to Middleton and then into and around Central Manchester, amongst the trams. She also meets up with a former Stagecoach Kenya 3-axle Duple Metsec bodied Dennis Dragon and an ex.Salford Corporation Leyland Titan PD2!

We finish the programme with a selection of stills of CMB vehicles from the late 1980’s.


Filmed by/when: 2002
Screen aspect ratio: 4:3
Number of discs: 1 DVD-R

Running Time: 72-mins (1hr 12min)

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CHINA MOTOR BUS RETROSPECT (??-mins)

CHINA MOTOR BUS RETROSPECT (??-mins)


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