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  1. Passengers swelter as KMB changes to low gear on phasing out 'hot dog' buses

    Posted Jun 17th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... degrees Celsius- three degrees higher than outside. Other buses in the queue were much cooler, because they had air conditioning, but this No5 bus was one of KMB's 260 non-air-conditioned buses, which were all supposed to be replaced this year. 'It is boiling hot, that's why we call it a 'hot dog' bus. The situation is even worse on rainy days when sweat, ...

  2. Cross-border school buses for Shenzhen children ruled out

    Posted Aug 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... buses. Secretary for Education Michael Suen Ming-yeung said traffic at Lok Ma Chau and Lo Wu was already too heavy to allow such a move. He said the types of traffic allowed through the Lok Ma ... the Legislative Council security panel the government would help co-ordinate schools and cross-border shuttle bus firms to look into ways to provide buses for children. An estimated 4,000 students live ...

  3. Officials back seat belts for upper rows on buses

    Posted Jul 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu The government supports the fitting of safety belts in the front-row seats on the upper level of most double-decker buses, but wearing them will not be mandatory. In another ... companies, which have promised to install them on all buses made after 1997. The bureau said, however, that it would be 'technically difficult' to retrofit seat belts on the single exposed ...

  4. Buses go-slow in border ban protest

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... to cross-border flow was also subject to agreement with the Shenzhen authority. 'We understand that the Shenzhen authority will not let non-franchised buses operate at the crossing now. Without their corresponding co-ordination and services, it is inappropriate to allow these buses,' he said. Under the government plan, only taxis, minibuses, franchised buses and cross-boundary buses ...

  5. Seat belt plan for buses moves forward

    Posted Jun 10th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung Details of a proposal to make seat belts compulsory on double-decker buses will be put to legislators later this month. Police Traffic Branch Chief Superintendent Blake Hancock said he was aware enforcement would be a tough, if not impossible, job. But the rising number of such buses being involved in accidents and the risk to passenger safety made it something ...

  6. Teenager thrown into nullah after buses collide

    Posted Oct 21st 2007, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... station, was not equipped with passenger seat belts. The law requires all public light buses registered on or after August 1, 2004 to be fitted with seat belts. Police were investigating if either ...

  7. Eco-buses stymied by lack of key fluid

    Posted May 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung New eco-friendly buses may not be able to help clear the air as expected because a key emission-reducing fluid used by Euro IV engines is available at only a few petrol stations. Public Omnibus Operators' Association chairman Yeung Wai-hung said most Euro IV-compliant buses required the use of AdBlue, a urea solution which can cut emissions. But it is only ...

  8. Cross-border buses give KCRC run for its money

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... The big increase in crossing numbers has instead gone to the Lok Ma Chau crossing, which you might think would be good news for the Lok Ma Chau line, except for one thing. It is mostly buses ... for that extra stop costs you an extra HK$22.80. If the KCRC now makes its fares on the Lok Ma Chau line competitive with the buses there, then it would undercut its sting on the Lo Wu crossing. ...

  9. Hongkongers caught up in attack on buses

    Posted Apr 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the shuttle buses were popular but there was little the council could do to help ensure passenger safety. ...

  10. Villagers in walking distance of crossing want to pass on buses

    Posted May 20th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ngai Chi-kin has been watching the construction of the new Lok Ma Chau KCR Station just a stone's throw away from his home in Ha Wan Tsuen. The village chief had looked forward to the opening of the spur line and the benefits it would bring, not leas ...




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