New World First Bus - Update 2001
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
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 :||2000 & 2001|
|Duration :||115 minutes (approx).|
|Price :||Within UK - £16|
|Rest of world - £18|
|Format :||DVD -R|
|Order Ref :||D014|