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  1. Kowloon Motor Bus in for a rough ride

    Posted Sep 17th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Kelvin Wong Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) is predicting a tough business environment in the second half amid intense competition from other forms of public transport and rising costs caused by high oil prices. 'We expect the ridership of the group's franchised public bus business will continue to be adversely affected by the Kowloon-Canton Railway (KCR) West Rail ...

  2. 25 injured after two buses collide in Shing Mun Tunnel

    Posted Feb 17th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu A collision between two buses in a tunnel yesterday morning left 25 people injured, six seriously. The two Kowloon Motor Bus vehicles, both bound for Nina Tower in Tsuen Wan, ... their work-scheduling system. The department will meet bus companies to discuss arrangement of working hours, holidays and drivers' rest time. Kowloon Motor Bus said previous checks on the buses, which ...

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    KMB to bump up fares by 4.9pc, citing financial squeeze

    Posted Feb 20th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Beginning next month, trips on city's largest bus operator will rise by as much as 40 cents, but that may not be enough to turn its books around KMB to bump fares 4.9pc, citing financial squeeze About three out of four Kowloon Motor Bus passengers will face fare increases of up to 40 HK cents per trip next month, after the bus operator received ...

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    KMB seeks 8.5pc fare hike as losses mount

    Posted Nov 29th 2012, 07:41pm by Lai Ying-kit

    ... Lai Ying-kit Kowloon Motor Bus, the city’s largest franchise bus operator, on Thursday applied for an 8.5 per cent fare rise for next year. The proposed increase would be higher than ... to rearrange duplicated bus routes with low patronage, progress has been very slow, the bus company said on Thursday. At present, over 70 per cent of KMB’s 400 bus routes consistently suffer from low ...

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    Councillors put brakes on plan to rejig bus routes

    Posted May 14th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... was submitted by the Transport Department and Kowloon Motor Bus. In Fanling yesterday, members of the North District Council generally supported the plan covering 22 bus routes, but were unhappy about ... that a service that wasn't being used at full capacity would unnecessarily add to traffic congestion and air pollution. Mark Savelli, transport development director of Kowloon Motor Bus, said ...

  6. Driver found guilty in bus accident that killed two

    Posted Jan 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... she said. Chan, 36, was on the first trip of his shift on November 9, 2009, when the crash occurred at 12.23am. The bus was serving Kowloon Motor Bus route 692, from Central to Hang Hau, when ... Austin Chiu A former bus driver whose speeding double-decker flipped over- killing two passengers and injuring dozens- was found guilty of dangerous driving causing death yesterday. ...

  7. Bus drivers rally for more rest time

    Posted Apr 20th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Ng Kang-chung Bus drivers have pressed the transport chief to make it a licensing requirement that bus drivers be allowed at least an hour's meal time and a 30-minute tea break a day. The drivers, mostly from Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB), complained they were sometimes allowed only 30 minutes for a meal under the company's current work schedule. Some 10 drivers staged a rally ...

  8. KMB suspends drivers after 8 hurt in collision

    Posted Apr 13th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Two Kowloon Motor Bus drivers have been suspended from duties after a collision between two double-deckers in To Kwa Wan on Sunday night injured eight people. The two drivers, ... seriously hurt passengers, who had face and neck injuries, received initial treatment at the scene before being sent to hospital for further checks. The accident happened when a route 15 bus turning ...

  9. Two hurt in six-vehicle collision

    Posted Oct 24th 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... the passenger, who is 25, was in a stable condition. Initial police investigations showed that at about 8.45am a car travelling in the outside lane of the highway towards Kowloon lost control, crashed into a barrier and rebounded. A KMB bus in the inside lane collided with the car. 'Suddenly there was a large bang. I was hit on my forehead. The woman beside me held me tightly,' a bus ...

  10. Bus union condemns HK$300 bonus to drivers ignoring strike

    Posted Aug 05th 2010, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong The promise by management of a HK$300 bonus to New World First Bus drivers that come into work on their day off on Monday instead of taking part in strike action has angered union officials. About 750 union members- half of the company's 1,600 drivers- have threatened to take part in a day of industrial action after the New World First Bus staff union rejected ...




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