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  1. Miraculous escape as bus plunges off flyover

    Posted Oct 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Ada Lee, Clifford Lo

    ... of the vehicle.' He said the trapped bus driver was conscious but unable to move. 'He did not shout but his eyes were moving and he was breathing,' Lo said. The crash happened after the bus ... Clifford Lo and Ada Lee Two taxi drivers, asleep in their cabs, received a frightening awakening yesterday when a tour bus plunged 16 metres off a flyover near the airport and landed ...

  2. Campaign to keep bus terminal goes up a gear

    Posted Mar 29th 2010, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai The Tsim Sha Tsui bus terminal is considered by many to be an ugly, messy blight on the landscape of no historic value. The government believes the public would be better served with a piazza in its place. Leslie Chan Ka-long, 30, and thousands of members of the Our Bus Terminal group are aware of those views but they do not agree. They also know they lack the support ...

  3. Crashes wreak havoc at Macau

    Posted Nov 20th 2010, 12:00am by Unus Alladin

    ... were forced to postpone the qualifying session for the Formula Three race until today because of fading light. Red flags were the order of the day as at least four crashes caused major ... in the afternoon over 10 laps. The biggest crash came in the morning when Japanese driver Seijiro Sawa hurled his Nissan Skyline GTR into a wall at Moorish Hill during practice in the Macau Road Sport ...

  4. No excuse not to switch bus fleet to diesel-electric hybrid models

    Posted Jan 07th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... those from diesel buses. Even though bus companies have pushed for more environmentally friendly buses over the past few years, there is room for improvement. As the largest bus operator in Hong ... such as mechanical reliability, battery life, fuel economy, drivability and passenger capacity would need to be improved before diesel-electric technology could be seriously considered for a mass-transit bus ...

  5. Look at human error, crash survivors urge

    Posted Aug 27th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Ng Tze-wei in Yichun, Heilongjiang, and Raymond Li Calls have been growing among the survivors of the fatal crash in Yichun, Heilongjiang, on Tuesday night to investigate more fully ... other reason. But an unnamed CAAC deputy director who visited the crash site was quoted by West China City Daily in Chengdu, Sichuan, as saying the aircraft might have followed a lower landing ...

  6. Firms to pay 21m yuan for copying bus design

    Posted Jan 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... Toh Han Shih A mainland court has ordered three Chinese firms to pay a German bus maker more than 20 million yuan (HK$22.69 million) for design violations, one of the largest awards to a foreign company under intellectual property laws. The Beijing court ordered the firms to pay MAN Group's Neoplan Bus 20 million yuan in damages plus 1.16 million yuan in costs, said mainland ...

  7. Cross-harbour bus plan reconsidered

    Posted Jun 30th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Faced with opposition from Ma On Shan residents, the government has told legislators it is reconsidering its plan to cancel cross-harbour bus routes serving the new town which will compete with the KCR's Ma On Shan rail line. Instead, it was considering reducing bus frequencies to avoid giving the new rail line too much competition, said Arthur Ho Kin-wah, deputy ...

  8. Airport seen as unsafe for night flights

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Raymond Li

    ... Raymond Li China Southern Airlines deemed the airport where Henan Airlines flight 8387 crashed on Tuesday night unsafe for night flights 'in principle' about a year ago, according to a copy of an internal memo posted on the internet. The news came as safety specialists tried to determine the cause of the fatal crash at the airport in Yichun, Heilongjiang. The memo, ...

  9. Brazilian-built regional jet operates in 35 nations

    Posted Aug 26th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... The deaths of 42 people in Tuesday night's air crash were the first involving a Brazilian-built Embraer E190 airliner in six years of commercial operation. Fifty-four other people on board were injured when the Henan Airlines twin-engined aircraft crashed before reaching the airport runway at the city of Yichun. Seven people remain in a critical condition. Powered by two ...

  10. FleetHost helps Citybus keep track of its fleet

    Posted Aug 19th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... can build only so many roads across its small land area, traffic jams are often just a car accident away and air pollution is a lingering threat to public health. Bus operator Citybus, one of the city's three major bus operators, has turned to information technology and transport specialist KG Intelligent Systems (KGIS) for help. After years of tests, Citybus introduced recently ...




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