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  1. Easy riders

    Posted Dec 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Tim Bryan, LONDON There is no such thing as a free lunch in London, but thanks to changes to the burgeoning bus fleet, there is such a thing as a free ride. A survey last week found some 90,000- 120,000 Londoners avoid the GBP1 ($15) ticket on the new single-decker 'bendy buses'. It declared, rather diplomatically, that bus fares are becoming 'optional'. ...

  2. City Briefs

    Posted Dec 10th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cleaner attempted to steal double-decker A cleaning worker was remanded in custody after being arrested over the theft of a double-decker bus, which he is alleged to have crashed into railings at the Yuet Wah Street bus terminal in Kwun Tong. The 58-year-old, who was assigned to clean the bus interior, started the engine of the Kowloon Motor Bus vehicle and switched on its ...

  3. City Briefs

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Bus passenger collapses A 43-year-old man was fighting for his life after he ran to catch a bus in Ma On Shan and then collapsed on board. ...

  4. Bureau may intervene in bus drivers' rostering row

    Posted Sep 24th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Transport officials may draw up guidelines for bus drivers after complaints that their work schedules are harsh and unfair. The Environment, Transport and Works Bureau said that while a dispute with bus drivers was an internal affair of New World First Bus, it was considering drafting a rostering guideline. At a press conference on Wednesday, bus drivers complained ...

  5. Workers at four bus firms threaten strike

    Posted Dec 04th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Staff from four bus companies are threatening industrial action unless they get pay rises next year. The Motor Transport Workers' General Union, which represents staff from City Bus, New World First Bus, Kowloon Motor Bus and Long Win, announced their demand yesterday. 'We demand the four concerned companies raise our salaries by not lower than five per cent. ...

  6. Reforms aim to settle row among bus operators

    Posted May 21st 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Joseph Lo Advisory body to work with industry to control non-franchised services A government advisory body will meet minibus, taxi and non-franchised bus operators today on a proposed package of reforms that aim at better regulating the non-franchised bus industry. Some operators of non-franchised buses have been accused of violating their licences and disregarding traffic laws ...

  7. 2 hurt as truck tips over and hits bus near tunnel

    Posted Oct 22nd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Two people were injured yesterday when a truck overturned and skidded into a bus at the entrance to the Cross-Harbour Tunnel. The accident occurred in front of the tollbooths on the Hunghom side of the tunnel. Police said the driver of the truck lost control in lane two of Hong Chong Road and overturned, skidding into a bus in lane four. A police spokeswoman ...

  8. No escape from bus TV

    Posted Feb 16th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... A hearing-impaired passenger wrote to Hush the Bus society telling us that he likes sitting on the upper deck to enjoy the scenery outside the bus. But there is no quiet zone in television ... not taken effective action to regulate bus TV noise, it replied saying that the quiet TV zone was at the back of the lower deck. Passengers who feel disturbed by bus TV are basically advised ...

  9. City Briefs

    Posted Feb 03rd 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... German tourist in court over glass blackmail A German tourist arrested on Friday for allegedly blackmailing several hotels by claiming they had served him food containing glass appeared in Kowloon City Court yesterday accused of making an unwarranted dema ...

  10. Bus union gears up to protest over pay freeze

    Posted Jan 19th 2004, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Hundreds of Kowloon Motor Bus drivers and workers will conduct a sit-in protest tomorrow and could launch industrial action over the Lunar New Year holiday after failing to reach ... was not responding to the workers' demands. 'The company is not listening to us at all. We will demonstrate [tomorrow] outside the Kowloon Motor Bus Company in Lai Chi Kok and all our members, ...




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