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  1. Nannies planned for small school vans

    Posted Mar 24th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam But bus operators worry the proposal will drive up costs and force some out of business The government plans to make nannies mandatory on primary school buses with 16 seats ... four days after a 10-year-old boy was injured when his bag became trapped in the doors of a school bus as it drove away. School Buses Operators' Association chairwoman Wong Yuk-lin said ...

  2. In Brief

    Posted Sep 14th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... One hurt as bus, coach collide A section of Tung Chung Road on Lantau was closed for more than an hour after a head-on collision between a bus and coach at 2.30pm. A man on the bus needed hospital treatment for minor injuries. ...

  3. Talk back

    Posted Jan 13th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that drove off and dragged her under its wheels. Similar tragedies do not happen with big buses for three reasons: patient drivers, and effective installation and modes of operation. Bus drivers do ... Granted, some bus drivers also hurry, but whenever an accident happens as a result, members of the public can easily identify the bus company. The demand for investigations, court cases or details ...

  4. Bus driver and passenger scuffle over dog

    Posted Oct 04th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A bus driver was knocked to the ground in a scuffle with a female passenger who carried her pet dog onto the bus in Aberdeen yesterday. The woman, 57, boarded the New World First Bus with her dog in a green nylon bag at the Wah Fu Estate's bus terminal at about 1pm. When the driver, 56, realised the presence of the pet, he refused to drive off and told ...

  5. Bus driver fined over fatal crash

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chandra Wong A bus driver was fined HK$5,000 and disqualified from driving for 12 months yesterday for careless driving leading to a crash that left one passenger dead and another ... expected from a competent driver, it was not dangerous. Two passengers were hurled from the upper deck of the Kowloon Motor Bus double-decker after it hit a container truck in Yuen Long on February ...

  6. Another bus company wants to increase fares

    Posted Dec 08th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang City Bus and New World First Bus plan to raise fares because of surging fuel prices and higher operating costs. The company's managing director, Samuel Cheng Wai-po, said the size of the increase was being worked out. A spokeswoman added there was no timetable to apply to the Transport and Housing Bureau for the rise. Kowloon Motor Bus was criticised ...

  7. Smoker punches bus driver

    Posted Oct 11th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A bus driver, 47, was assaulted after asking a passenger not to smoke on board a double-decker in Hung Hom. The driver acted after seeing the man carrying a lighted cigarette as he boarded the Kowloon Motor Bus vehicle in To Kwa Wan Road near the junction of Sheung Heung Road at 7.45am. He was punched after telling the passenger he would have to get off the bus ...

  8. Bus driver charged after fatal crash

    Posted Dec 16th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Helen Wu A bus driver was charged yesterday with dangerous driving causing death after a crash late on Friday night involving two buses in Tseung Kwan O left two women dead. The 29-year-old driver, surnamed Tam, was released on bail of HK$10,000. He was employed by New World First Bus. Seventeen passengers, who were all in one bus, were admitted to hospital after ...

  9. Commuter fears after bus-driver pay talks falter

    Posted Jun 21st 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Loretta Fong Bus passengers and other commuters face long delays and disruptions tomorrow if bus drivers carry out their threat of industrial action to press their case for pay rises. Union representatives of drivers for the city's three main bus operators have threatened co-ordinated industrial action if the last-minute negotiations on pay rises break down today. ...

  10. Bus firm joins push for fare rises with 5.8pc bid

    Posted Dec 12th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam New World First Bus applied for a 5.8 per cent fare increase yesterday, escalating a rush for fare rises begun earlier this year. While the recent merger of train services has led to discounts of 5 to 10 per cent for rail commuters, bus, ferry and taxi companies have been demanding fare increases since July. The proposed adjustment by New World First Bus, which also ...




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