More trips during morning rush hour

PUBLISHED : Sunday, 12 May, 2002, 12:00am
UPDATED : Sunday, 12 May, 2002, 12:00am

I refer to the letter by Eileen Knights headlined 'Supervisor could curb queue-jumpers' (Sunday Morning Post, March 24), regarding problems she had with the No 1 minibus from Central to the Peak.

The Transport Department has liaised with the operator and the following improvements have been implemented:

With a view to improving queuing, the operator has put up a notice to remind passengers to exercise self-discipline and line up for the bus, and lengthened the queuing space by using string in addition to the existing railings.

The operator agreed to deploy a regulator whenever possible to maintain order in the queue.

To meet the passenger demand during the morning peak, the route now has a higher frequency. We conducted a survey in March which showed that between 7am and 9.30am, there were only supposed to be 26 scheduled trips. However, the operator increased that to 54 trips.


for Commissioner for Transport