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  1. Young joyriders take double-decker for spin

    Posted Jun 21st 2009, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Joshua But and Paggie Leung The YouTube clip lasted only 45 seconds yet it was all driver Keung Ting-yuen had to see to realise the menace of teenagers joyriding in buses had returned to the city's streets. In October 2006, five KMB double-deckers were stolen in a suspected mass joyride from depots at Tuen Mun, Kwai Hing and Kwai Fong. All five buses were eventually retrieved ...

  2. Brake failure blamed for 13-vehicle pile-up

    Posted Mar 02nd 2009, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok Fifteen people were injured in a 13-vehicle pile-up on Waterloo Road last night after a coach's brakes apparently failed. The coach was carrying 50 war-game players when it hit three vehicles after passing through the Lion Rock Tunnel at ab ...

  3. Call to subsidise firms to buy green buses

    Posted Nov 28th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... a franchise to a bus operator. Hong Kong is one of the few big cities in the world where there is no publicly owned bus service. Five private firms operate 5,768 buses on 700 routes. As they aim ... Singapore as an example and says that 860 of the 4,353 public buses there are fitted with engine classes of Euro IV or above. Some 2,100 Euro I buses are expected to be replaced by 2011. But in Hong ...

  4. Buses with straight staircases are riskier

    Posted Feb 19th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The number of passengers who trip up or injure themselves on buses with straight staircases is almost double that for buses with spiral staircases, government figures show. Kowloon Motor Bus recorded more accidents than the other bus companies last year, though in its case most occurred on buses with spiral staircases. KMB reported 13 accidents on its buses ...

  5. Buses blamed for 'bad or awful' air quality

    Posted Sep 28th 2009, 12:00am by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan More than 40 per cent of newsvendors on Nathan Road suffer from bronchitis or nasal allergies, and most blame exhaust fumes from the buses that ply the busy thoroughfare. ... or awful' and a similar number pointed the finger of blame at exhaust fumes from buses, especially those with air conditioning. A vendor who has been running his news-stand for 15 years in Yau Ma ...

  6. Time to cut the number of buses on our roads

    Posted Aug 24th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bus travel in Hong Kong is like no other city in the world. Well-serviced routes mean that waits at stops are generally no more than a few minutes. But buses are also the most congesting ... far has been dismal. A decade of discussion and programmes have caused only a minimal drop in the number of buses and routes on our busiest roads. Just 0.972 per cent of trips were cut last ...

  7. KMB to phase out older buses

    Posted Jan 16th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Kowloon Motor Bus intends to phase out within three years its 400-plus buses built before 1992 in favour of less polluting models. The other main franchised bus operators, New ... in 1992 - by 2012. They will also phase out more than 400 Euro I buses - which meet the EU's 1992 standards - by then. KMB principal engineer Kane Shum Yuet-hung said although it operated 401 ...

  8. BYD to make green-energy buses as part of 6b yuan expansion plan

    Posted Jul 27th 2009, 12:00am by Carol Chan

    ... Manufacturing, which has licences to produce buses and coaches, for 60 million yuan. At the same time, the Hong Kong-listed firm said it planned to build a plant in Changsha in Hunan province and another ... in the manufacture of new-energy buses and coaches as well as minibuses and vehicle components. The Xian plant will mainly produce its F3, the company's most popular car. BYD did not give any cost ...

  9. Surge in complaints over buses

    Posted Nov 26th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Complaints against franchised buses jumped by more than 50 per cent to 840 from the second quarter to the third, while those against minibuses increased 40 per cent to 979. Most gripes were over poor service. The total number of traffic complaints from July to September was 4,701, including 80 over traffic jams in parts of Kowloon. ...

  10. Faulty buses undermine Guangzhou's move to LPG

    Posted Oct 24th 2009, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Mimi Lau Liquefied petroleum gas for Guangzhou's buses and taxis is not the answer to pollution, a study by five Guangzhou People's Congress delegates has found, because ... to convert 7,000 public buses, more than 80 per cent of the total. All 16,000 of the city's taxis had been converted to run on LPG. According to the report, obtained by the South China Morning ...




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