FLEETS of bright yellow buses will be seen moving from the New Territories to Hong Kong Island today, ready to take over 26 routes from China Motor Bus (CMB). From 7 am, Citybus drivers in yellow shirts, blue ties and blue trousers will be taking 200 buses from the New Territories to various depots - the first at Ocean Park and Ap Lei Chau. Citybus' divisional manager (south), Mark Savelli, said two inspectors would direct the movements of the buses through mobile communications to avoid causing any traffic congestion. Three-hundred drivers, including 40 ex-CMB staff, will start their first shift after sharing roast pork at a ceremony at 4.40 am tomorrow. The new services will be launched by the No 98, running from Lei Tung in Ap Lei Chau to Aberdeen, at 5 am tomorrow. Southern District Board members will monitor the situation. The 26 routes comprise two cross-harbour lines, three in Wan Chai, five in Central, and 16 in Southern District. The routes are: 1, 1M, 5, 5A, 5B, 6/6A, 10X, 12, 12M, 48, 61, 61M, 70, 70M, 72A, 72/72B, 75, 76, 90, 92, 96, 97, 97A, 98, 107 and 170. The routes were open for tendering last year upon CMB's failure to improve services. Citybus will charge the same fares as CMB on its 14 non-air-conditioned routes in Wan Chai and Aberdeen, and an extra 40 or 50 cents for peak-hour air-conditioned services. Buses serving the 12 routes in Mid-Levels and Southern District, and cross-harbour lines, will be air-conditioned. Passengers can ring the Citybus hotline at 873 0818 for inquiries on the 26 routes.