Serious view

PUBLISHED : Friday, 09 February, 1996, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 09 February, 1996, 12:00am

WE refer to Helen Rahim's letter regarding the alleged pollution caused by our buses at Stanley bus terminus (South China Morning Post, February 2).

We apologise for the inconvenience caused by some of our drivers leaving their bus engines running.

We take a very serious view of this issue and have a continuous campaign to educate and remind our drivers and regulators of the need to switch off their engines at the bus terminus generally.

There are occasions when we allow passengers to board a few minutes before the bus is due to depart and in these cases the engine is switched on so that the air-conditioning can function.

We do, however, recognise that not all buses at the terminal require their engines to be left running and we will place more emphasis on Stanley bus terminus when we carry out spot-checks to ensure that our staff are following company procedures properly.

STUART DOBIE Assistant Marketing and Development Manager Citybus Limited