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  1. Passengers left sweating at outdoor MTR stations and on old buses

    Posted Aug 11th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Thomas Chan and Janet Gu Getting around Hong Kong in the heat of the summer can be a sweaty business at the best of times. But for those using MTR stations or buses with no air ... first take the 'hot-dog bus' shift,' Kwok said. There are 88 non-air-conditioned buses left in KMB's fleet. Chung Kin-wah, vice-chairman of the Motor Transport Workers Union, ...

  2. Lost on the buses: wigs, violins and guitars

    Posted Aug 24th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Crystal Chui crystal.chui@scmp.com Bus passengers seem to be getting more careless with their possessions. Smartphones, cash- totalling HK$2 million- and more unusual things such as dentures and marriage certificates are some of the nearly 70,000 items fo ...

  3. MTR extends discounts for elderly

    Posted Sep 01st 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... as well. The discounts will be valid across the MTR network, except for journeys on the Airport Express, Light Rail, MTR feeder buses, MTR buses, East Rail line first class, and journeys ...

  4. Tunnel makes life easier

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Victoria Ip Discovery Bay's accessibility has improved dramatically with the completion of the tunnel to Sunny Bay. Also, 24-hour buses to the airport make Discovery Bay popular with pilots- some 700 pilots from Cathay Pacific and Dragonair call it home. Other developments include the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Express Line and the future Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, which ...

  5. More people prosecuted for not buckling up

    Posted Jun 02nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the city's minibuses. The number of prosecutions brought by police rose from 1,848 in 2009 to 2,567 last year for public light buses and from 1,264 in 2009 to 1,409 in 2010 for taxis, according ... belts on some minibuses and taxis were damaged or did not work properly, according to a Legislative Council member. All taxis registered on or after January 1, 2001 and public light buses ...

  6. Octopus extends its reach

    Posted Sep 23rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... collection system. It can now be used on buses, ferries and mini-buses, to pay for car park charges, to buy newspapers at convenience stores, weekly groceries at the supermarket, or snacks ...

  7. cab chat

    Posted Aug 26th 2005, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... and accessible for passengers. But some roads are overloaded and the traffic is already very busy. Many cars are stuck when buses are dropping off customers. Some buses have to stop for five to 10 ... buses and insisted that traffic jams were not caused by buses. I felt very angry when I watched that programme. I could not believe those officials kept arguing the buses should not be blamed, ...

  8. Routing for the future

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com What will Hong Kong's traffic be like in 20 years? Will we still be breathing smoke and dust while queuing for buses in Mong Kok? Will Sai Kung be so ... 'develop the tramway, extend cycling tracks, establish rapid bus transit zones with electric buses and enforce an electronic transport system.' Some of the group's 11 major ideas have ...

  9. Disabled would embrace fare cut

    Posted Jan 16th 2007, 12:00am by Celine Sun

    ... Those using buses, light rail and trams said they would go out about 70 per cent more. 'A fare discount for the disabled will not only encourage existing disabled public transport users ... reluctant to give us a timetable?' Wong Kwok-hing said. The survey found the disabled spent an average of HK$45.80 on public transport each week, most using buses, taxis and minibuses. ...

  10. Weather - Hong Kong

    Double dose of chaos for commuters

    Posted Jul 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... late. A man heading for North Point said a 45-minute commute had taken him two hours and he hoped his boss would understand. The crowd started to disperse when the buses became more frequent ... was on the meter. In Sai Kung, even before the typhoon 8 signal was removed at 10am, hundreds were queuing for buses. Wyman Fung was watching the time anxiously as he queued at 10.30am because he had ...




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