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Far East Bus Fleets
Kowloon Motor Bus

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 :  2000
 Duration :  88 minutes (approx).
 Price :  Within UK - 16
   Rest of world - 18
 Format :  DVD -R 
 Order Ref :  D013

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