New World First Bus

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New World First Bus is a major privately owned public transit provider in Hong Kong focused on bus service. The company was established in 1998 when it took over the franchise for bus service to Hong Kong Island from China Motor Bus. Service is provided primarily to Hong Kong Island, South Tseung Kwan O, West Kowloon along with cross-harbour routes between Hong Kong Island and Kowloon and the New Territories.

New World First Bus is an operating subsidiary of NWS Transport Services Limited which is in turn owned jointly by Chow Tai Fook Entreprises Limited and NWS Holdings Limited. Is is a sister operating company alongside Citybus providing bus transit services in Hong Kong.

Routes

List of New World First Bus routes

Current fleet roster

Single deckers

Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Year Length Manufacturer Model
Number
Body Engine Transmission Destination
Sign
Notes
2061-2065, 2076-2094 New World First Bus 2084-a.jpg 1998 10.1m Dennis Dart SLF Plaxton Pointer 2 Cummins B5.9 Euro 2 Allison AT-646
4 speed
LiteVision Orange In the process of retirement.
2051-2052 2015 11.6m BYD K9R BYD BYD-TVC90A LiteVision Orange
2600-2607 2015 Youngman JNP6120 Youngman MAN D0836 Hanover Display Orange

Double Deckers

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Length Manufacturer Model Number Body Engine Transmission Destination Sign Notes
1001-1190 1998-1999 12m Dennis Trident 3 Walter Alexander ALX500 Cummins M11
305 hp
Voith D863.3 (1001-1130, 1141-1190)

ZF 5HP590 (1131-1140)

Hanover Display Yellow In the process of retirement.
3001-3062 1998-1999 12m Dennis Trident 3 Duple Metsec Cummins M11
305 hp
Voith D863.3 Hanover Display Yellow
  • 3006 has LiteVision orange destination sign.
  • In the process of retirement.
1401-1415, 1422-1430 New World First Bus 1424-a.jpg 1999 11.3m Dennis Trident 3 Walter Alexander ALX500 Cummins M11
305 hp
Voith D863.3 Hanover Display Yellow
1624, 1639, 1640, 1644-1646, 1648, 1653, 1655-1661 New World First Bus 1644-a.jpg 1999 10.6m Dennis Trident 3 Walter Alexander ALX500 Cummins M11
305 hp
Voith D863.3 Hanover Display Yellow
3301-3340 New World First Bus 3304-a.jpg 1999-2000 10.3m Dennis Trident 3 Duple Metsec Cummins M11
305 hp
Voith D863.3 Hanover Display Yellow 3318 has Hanover Display orange destination sign.
5001-5040 New World First Bus 5023-a.jpg 1999 12m Volvo B10TL Super Olympian Walter Alexander ALX500 Volvo D10A Euro 2
285 hp
ZF 4HP590 Hanover Display Yellow 5023 has LiteVision orange destination sign.
3601 New World First Bus 3601-a.jpg 2000 10.6m Dennis Trident 3 Duple Metsec Cummins M11
Euro 2
305 hp
ZF 5HP590 Hanover Display Yellow Ex-demo bus from Dennis.
5041-5060 New World First Bus 5054-a.jpg 2000-2001 12m Volvo B10TL Super Olympian Walter Alexander ALX500 Volvo D10A Euro 2
285 hp
ZF 4HP590 Hanover Display Yellow
6001 2000 12m Neoplan Centroliner Neoplan Centroliner Cummins M11
305 hp
ZF 5HP600 Hanover Display Yellow
6002-6030 New World First Bus 6025-a.jpg 2000-2001 12m Neoplan Centroliner Neoplan Centroliner Cummins M11
305 hp
ZF 5HP600 Hanover Display Yellow
5061-5089 New World First Bus 5070-a.jpg 2001 12m Volvo B10TL Super Olympian TransBus ALX500 Volvo D10A Euro 3
285 hp
ZF 5HP590 Hanover Display Yellow
  • 5070 is the first Euro 3 bus in the fleet.
  • 5081 has a Hanover Display orange destination sign.
1210-1221 New World First Bus 1213-a.jpg 2002 12m Dennis Trident 3 Walter Alexander ALX500 Cummins ISMe
335 hp
Voith D864.3 Hanover Display Yellow
3341-3360 New World First Bus 3352-a.jpg 2002 10.3m Dennis Trident 3 Duple Metsec Cummins ISMe
335 hp
Voith D864.3E Hanover Display Yellow
5090-5103 New World First Bus 5091-a.jpg 2002 12m Volvo B10TL Super Olympian TransBus ALX500 Volvo D10A Euro 3
285 hp
ZF 5HP590 Hanover Display Yellow
5500 New World First Bus 5500-a.jpg 2008 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe Euro 4 340 hp Voith D864.5 LiteVision Orange
5501-5517 New World First Bus 5501-a.jpg 2008 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe Euro 4 340 hp ZF 6HP602C LiteVision Orange 5504 was used as a demonstrator by Alexander Dennis in Australia in Summer 2008.
4000-4019 New World First Bus 4003-a.jpg 2009 11.3m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe Euro 4 340 hp Voith D864.5 Hanover Display Orange
4020-4039 New World First Bus 4030-a.jpg 2010 11.3m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe Euro 5 340 hp ZF 6HP604C Hanover Display Orange
5518-5541 New World First Bus 5519-a.jpg 2011 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe Euro 5 340 hp ZF 6HP602C Hanover Display Orange
5542-5554 New World First Bus 5549-a.jpg 2012 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe Euro 5 340 hp ZF 6HP602C Hanover Display Orange
4040-4051 2013-2014 11.3m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe Euro 5 340 hp ZF 6AP1700B Hanover Display Orange
5555-5582 New World First Bus 5558-a.jpg 2013 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe Euro 5 340 hp ZF 6HP602C Hanover Display Orange
5600 2014 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500H Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISB6.7 BAE Systems HybriDrive
hybrid system
Hanover Display Orange First hybrid bus in fleet.
4052-4079 2015 11.3m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe Euro 5 340 hp ZF 6AP1700B Hanover Display Orange
5583-5599, 5601-5669 2015 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe Euro 5 340 hp ZF 6AP1700B Hanover Display Orange
4500-4519 2015-2016 11.3m Volvo B9TL Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 2 Volvo D9B
Euro 5 310 hp
ZF 6AP1403B Hanover Display Orange
5670- 2016 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC Alexander Dennis Enviro500
New Facelift
Cummins ISLe Euro 5 340 hp Voith D864.5 Hanover Display Orange
6090 2016 12.8m MAN A95 Gemilang MAN D2066 LUH33 ZF 6AP2000B Canrun Orange

Retired fleet roster

Single deckers

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Length Manufacturer Model Number Body Engine Transmission Destination Sign Notes
DC1-DC20 1991-1992 9.8m Dennis Dart Carlyle Bodyworks Cummins B5.9 Euro 1 Allison AT-545
4 speed
Rollsign
  • Sold to NWFB from CMB in 1998.
  • DC2-DC7, DC10, DC12, DC14-DC16, DC18 sold to Citybus.
2001-2042 1998 10.7m Dennis Dart SLF Plaxton Pointer 2 Cummins B5.9 Euro 2 Allison AT-646
4 speed
Hanover Display Yellow (2001-2021, 2026, 2027, 2029, 2030, 2036, 2037, 2039-2041)

LiteVision Orange (2022-2025, 2028, 2031-2035, 2038, 2042)

  • Some sold to UK operators.
  • 2026, 2037, 2039, 2040, 2027, 2018, 2029, 2030, 2036, 2041 sold to KMB and renumbered AA61-AA70.
2066-2075 1998 10.1m Dennis Dart SLF Plaxton Pointer 2 Cummins B5.9 Euro 2 Allison AT-646
4 speed
Hanover Display Yellow Sold to UK operators.

Double deckers

Fleet Number Thumbnail Year Length Manufacturer Model Number Body Engine Transmission Destination Sign Notes
LF13, LF18, LF21, LF26-LF28, LF46, LF48, LF105, LF107, LF109-LF111, LF113-LF121, LF123, LF125-LF127, LF136, LF152, LF160, LF205, LF209, LF211, LF215, LF217, LF222, LF223, LF226, LF228, LF229, LF231, LF237, LF239, LF243, LF248, LF249, LF252, LF254-LF258, LF260, LF264, LF265, LF267-LF270, LF272, LF278, LF281, LF284, LF291-LF293, LF296, LF297, LF300, LF302-LF304 1974-1979 Leyland Fleetline Walter Alexander CB Type Gardner 6LXB SCG350 Rollsign LF26 preserved.
MC2-MC12 1978 9.7m MCW Metrobus MCW Gardner 6LXB Voith D851 Rollsign MC2, MC5, and MC6 are used as training vehicles.
MB1-MB40 1978-1979 11m MCW Metrobus MCW Gardner 6LXB Voith D851 Rollsign MB5 preserved.
SF3-SF26, SF28-SF31 1979-1980 Leyland Fleetline Walter Alexander CB Type Gardner 6LXB SCG350 Rollsign SF3 preserved.
LV1-LV147 1979-1981 Leyland Victory 2 Walter Alexander CB Type Gardner 6LXB Voith D851 Rollsign
  • LV24 and LV30 preserved.
  • Some were sold off.
DS1-DS30 1980 12m Dennis Jubilant Walter Alexander CB Type Gardner 6LXB Voith D851 Rollsign DS1 preserved.
ML1-ML84 1981-1988 12m MCW Metrobus MCW Gardner 6LXCT Voith D851 Rollsign Most were sold off.
LV148-LV167 1979-1981 Leyland Victory 2 Duple Metsec Gardner 6LXB Voith D851 Rollsign
DL1-DL48 1982-1990 12m Dennis Condor Duple Metsec Gardner 6LXCT Voith D851 Rollsign
DM1-DM28 1990-1991 11m Dennis Condor Duple Metsec Gardner 6LXCT Voith D851 Rollsign Some sold to Citybus.
DA1-DA36 New World First Bus DA32-a.jpg 1990-1991 11m Dennis Condor Duple Metsec Cummins LTA10 Voith D863 Rollsign
  • Some were sold to UK and Dubai (UAE).
  • DA14, DA16, DA22, DA27, DA28 were purchased by Big Bus Tours HK.
LA1-LA25 New World First Bus LA23-a.jpg 1991-1992 11m Leyland Olympian Walter Alexander RX Type Cummins LT10 ZF 4HP500 Rollsign LA7, LA9, and LA21 are used as training vehicles.
DA37-DA56 New World First Bus DA47-a.jpg 1993 11m Dennis Condor Duple Metsec Cummins LTA10 Voith D863 Rollsign
LM1-LM10 1993 11m Leyland Olympian Walter Alexander RX Type Cummins LT10 ZF 4HP500 Rollsign Sold off.
VA1-VA30 New World First Bus VA21-a.jpg 1994-1995 11m Volvo Olympian Walter Alexander RX Type Cummins LT10 ZF 4HP500 Rollsign
DA57-DA65 New World First Bus DA59-a.jpg 1996 11m Dennis Condor Duple Metsec Cummins LTA10 Euro 1 Voith D863 Hanover Display Yellow
DA66 New World First Bus DA66-a.jpg 1996 11m Dennis Condor Duple Metsec Cummins LTA10 Euro 1 Voith D863 LiteVision number sign and rollsign Previously used exclusively on route 15C.
DA93-DA96 New World First Bus DA96-a.jpg 1996 12m Dennis Dragon Duple Metsec Cummins LTA10 Euro 1 Voith D863 Hanover Display Yellow Ex-HACTL units / Super Terminal 1 at Chek Lap Kok Airport.
VA31-VA50 New World First Bus VA36-a.jpg 1996 11m Volvo Olympian Walter Alexander RX Type Cummins LT10 ZF 4HP500 Hanover Display Yellow
DA67-DA82 New World First Bus DA78-a.jpg 1997 11m Dennis Condor Duple Metsec Cummins LTA10 Euro 1 Voith D863 Hanover Display Yellow
DA83-DA92 New World First Bus DA86-a.jpg 1997 11m Dennis Condor Duple Metsec Cummins M11 Euro 2 235 hp Voith D863 Hanover Display Yellow
VA51-VA63 New World First Bus VA60-a.jpg 1998 11m Volvo Olympian Walter Alexander RX Type Volvo D10A Euro 2 245 hp Voith D863 Hanover Display Yellow
  • VA51-VA55 transferred to MTR Bus.
  • VA58-VA60 are used as training vehicles.
  • VA62 and VA64 sold to Citybus, renumbered 9041 and 9042.
VA65-VA66 New World First Bus VA66-a.jpg 1998 12m Volvo Olympian Plaxton Palatine I Volvo D10A Euro 2 245 hp Voith D863 Hanover Display Yellow Ex-HACTL units / Super Terminal 1 at Chek Lap Kok Airport.
VA67-VA76 1997 12m Volvo Olympian Walter Alexander RX Type Volvo D10A Euro 2 245 hp Voith D863.3 LiteVision Orange
1201-1209 2002 12m Dennis Trident 3 Walter Alexander ALX500 Cummins ISMe
335 hp
Voith D864.3 Hanover Display Yellow Sold to Citybus in 2003, renumbered 2302-2310.
1416-1421 1999 11.3m Dennis Trident 3 Walter Alexander ALX500 Cummins M11
305 hp
Voith D863.3 Hanover Display Yellow Sold to MTR in 2005, renumbered 748-753.
1601-1623, 1625-1638, 1641-1643, 1647, 1649-1652, 1654, 1662 1999 10.6m Dennis Trident 3 Walter Alexander ALX500 Cummins M11
305 hp
Voith D863.3 Hanover Display Yellow Sold to MTR in 2005, renumbered 701-747.