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  1. Old buses vanish in cloud of smoke

    Posted Jun 19th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam If you don't see the difference, you may smell it. In three months, there will be no single-decker buses on Hong Kong's roads that pre-date the European Union's ... it was introduced in 1993. 'I am happy it will soon rest in peace.' All 400 existing pre-Euro buses have been fitted with filters to ensure that suspended particles in their emissions meet Euro I, ...

  2. KMB may be granted fare increase of around 3pc

    Posted Jan 11th 2011, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the latest increase, KMB said that while the cost of ultra-low sulphur diesel used by franchised buses had fallen since 2007, it had noticed a rising trend after 2009. It said its fuel costs last ...

  3. Dirty buses off the road in four years

    Posted Apr 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng joyce.ng@scmp.com Three bus companies are expected to replace 700 polluting buses, offer more fare concessions and make space for foldable bicycles after being granted new 10-year ... was whether the bus companies could provide efficient services.' The operators agreed to replace a total of 700 buses with buses meeting the latest Euro V emissions standards by 2016. Many buses ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. KMB proposes single-deck buses for double-deckers' routes

    Posted Jun 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... single-deck buses, to replace retired single-deck buses and to run on new routes. It hopes to have them on the road next year. Running single-deckers on lesser-used routes was a better use ... matter and nitrogen oxides from the Euro V engine are reduced by 94 and 79 per cent, respectively, compared with the Euro I engines in the retired buses. 'I am glad that the bus company ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. Heatstroke fear cited in campaign against idling ban

    Posted Jul 31st 2008, 12:00am by May Chan

    ... to speed up the replacement of its 200 or so non-air-conditioned buses. Heat was cited as a factor in the death of a man in his 80s on Saturday. On the same day, the driver of a non-air-conditioned KMB bus had to stop driving after being overcome by the heat and called an ambulance. Even drivers of air-conditioned buses can be affected by the heat. Lam Miu-ling, another KMB driver, felt ...

  8. Better use of buses the way forward

    Posted Aug 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... But half-empty buses running on the road are both wasteful and polluting. It is to be hoped that public opinion will now swing to support route rationalisation, an essential step to better utilise its ...

  9. 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, ...

  10. Rough ride for buses

    Posted Aug 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... transport,' the 24-year-old said. 'Others do too, so it's not surprising to wait for three or four buses before I can board.' With that kind of passenger loyalty, the city's buses ... The company's only other interim reported loss, in 2008, turned out to be overly pessimistic- the buses went on to make a HK$75.7 million profit toward the end of that year. Transport International ...




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