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  1. Premier orders report on buses lost to Megi

    Posted Oct 27th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... out within a month why the buses were still allowed to travel on the highway at the height of torrential rain triggered by Megi. 'I also feel puzzled over why such a tragedy would still ...

  2. Passengers flee as 2 buses burst into flames

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo About 150 passengers were forced to flee from two double-decker buses after the vehicles billowed smoke and rapidly burst into flames, in two separate cases within an hour ... The bus was towed away for inspection. There have been 51 cases of buses bursting into flames or billowing smoke in the first 11 months of this year. There were 51 cases for the whole of last ...

  3. Farmers take packed buses home to harvest their crops

    Posted May 24th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Al Guo in Beichuan Beichuan villagers return in droves to tend to their land It took three days travelling on trains and buses for 42-year-old Xie Caiyou to get home to Beichuan from ... 'Being a farmer, you cannot just stand there watching your mature wheat going old,' said his wife, Liang Li. The family is not alone in their commitment to the crop, with packed buses ...

  4. In Brief

    Posted Feb 16th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 13 hurt as buses collide Two bus drivers and 11 passengers were injured yesterday when two buses crashed head on in Lei Tung Estate Road, Aberdeen, and a taxi crashed into one of the buses. All the injured were admitted to Queen Mary Hospital. A New World First Bus driver, 50, is in serious condition. Driver dies in tree smash A driver, 20, was killed and a female friend, ...

  5. Dongfeng to invest 30b yuan in growth

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and research and development capacity to meet booming demand in the world's largest car market. Dongfeng plans to launch 14 new passenger-car models and three new series of trucks and buses ... and buses, well ahead of segment-wide sales volume growth of 30 per cent. Sales at the company's joint venture with Nissan, which includes both Nissan-branded cars and Dongfeng-brand trucks, ...

  6. Body parts found in search for bus tourists

    Posted Oct 26th 2010, 12:00am by Lawrence Chung

    ... drivers all from Taiwan, have not been seen since landslides triggered by the storm saw rocks crash on to the road used by two tour buses. Taiwanese authorities sent more than 300 military ... legislator Chen Keng-te said. Deputy Transport Minister Yeh Kang-shih said the bureau had not sealed off the road because the rain had not been that strong before the tour buses set off along ...

  7. Bus upkeep 'not to blame' for 3 blazes

    Posted Dec 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Transport officials have found no deficiency in the maintenance work on three double-decker buses that emitted smoke and burst into flames two weeks ago- a finding that a veteran ... to replace the part more frequently anyway to enhance service reliability,' he said. KMB and Citybus have completed inspections on about one-third of the 748 buses that are of the same model. ...

  8. Minibuses on notorious routes finally get governors, but they still manage to speed

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

    ... Anita Lam Operators of minibuses on three routes notorious for speeding drivers have fitted their 110 buses with speed-limiters, weeks after the government said they would become mandatory in all minibuses. But in the three months to September, there were still 18 complaints from the public about speeding drivers. That was because the buses' speed limit was capped at 87km/h, ...

  9. Letters

    Posted Sep 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... problems. I think electric buses are more feasible than electric cars. Take MyCar, for example. It is too slow for our highways, and besides motorists prefer petrol-driven vehicles. Most Hongkongers are too busy to be willing to deal with MyCar models. However, the electric gBuses could cover routes in urban areas where the speed limit is normally around 50km/h. Buses tend not to go much ...

  10. In Brief

    Posted May 16th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... the quake's epicentre was shallow, and the quake occurred in densely populated areas,' Dr Yagi said. AP Free buses for thousands of Sichuan migrant workers Thousands of Sichuan migrant workers ... since key rail services to Sichuan were cut. Shaanxi authorities urgently arranged for 170 buses to take them home for free, and from today, 100 buses will shuttle between the two provinces ...




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