The Buses and Trams of Hong Kong - 10 Years On...
independent transport videos welcome you to this special 4 hour, 10 years celebration video programme. Back in 1995 our cameras made our first transport video in Hong Kong. We thought it appropriate to return and make a birthday special and see how the bus and tram scene has changed over the past 10 years. Our cameras have been back to some of the same locations and visited many more.
Our journey starts in Kowloon on the busy Nathan Road moving through to Jordan bus station and down to the Star Ferry at Tsim Sha Tsui. Sailing across to Hong Kong Island we first visit Wan Chai and move along to Queensway at Central. Spending some time on Connaught Road and Des Voeux Road you can get caught up in the atmosphere with the vehicles of the three main bus operators, namely Kowloon Motor Bus, New World First Bus and Citybus, not to mention the trams gracefully gliding down the centre of the busy streets.
Our cameras visit the
busy Macau Ferry Terminal bus station where we get a glimpse of the New
World First Ferries and other interesting shipping. As you can image
the ‘rush hour’ is immense in Hong Kong. We record this near daily
occurrence around the area of Hung Hom Railway station in Kowloon as the
sun goes down.
We return to the Island on board a N.W.F.B. Dennis Condor to Aberdeen to observe the busy operations in this town, sampling the delights of the former C.M.B. multi-storey bus depot and the never ending stream of buses traversing the Ap Lei Chau bridge. From here we travel to North Point, Siu Sai Wan and Chi Wan.
A ride on a new Wrights bodied Volvo Super Olympian is taken to Tuen Mun where we see the Light Rail in action. Another large town in the New Territories is Yeun Long and we visit there by the L.R.T. We then travel on a K.M.B. Dennis Dragon along the Chinese border to Tai Po.
Back in Kowloon another Star Ferry sailing takes us over to Hong Kong again, this time to ride on route 15 to the Peak.
Our journey finishes appropriately
enough at the new Hong Kong International Airport to witness the many ‘Airbuses’
that operate in this fascinating part of the world.
If you haven't visited Hong Kong before, this video will want to make you go! If you have, then relive your memories. If you live there.....
|Duration :||240 minutes (approx).|
|on 2 discs|
|Price :||Within UK - £18|
|Rest of world - £20|
|Format :||DVD -R|
|Order Ref :||D074|