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  1. HK tourists injured in bus crash in Turkey

    Posted Nov 10th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Twenty Hong Kong tourists escaped serious injury when their tour bus toppled on to its side in an accident in Turkey yesterday. The tourists- nine men and 11 women- and two ... suddenly drove in the way. The tour bus swerved to avoid hitting the truck and toppled on to one side.' One of the tourists said: 'Suddenly there was a boom. I did not know what happened ...

  2. Guangzhou's new bus system on trial

    Posted Mar 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Zhao Jingming

    ... Zhao Jingming Trials of a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system are underway in Guangzhou. The system is designed to ease the traffic jams caused by the increasing number of cars on the city's roads. Special lanes have been created to separate buses from the rest of the traffic. There are also passenger platforms next to the bus lanes. Recently, the government trained bus ...

  3. 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, ... and two men were in serious condition in hospital yesterday. Another man was in stable condition. Police said the driver of a route 73X bus stopped his vehicle in the tunnel, and a route 278X bus ...


    Posted Aug 24th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... 10.30am HK tour guide calls Hong Kong office of Hong Thai Travel saying his bus has been hijacked 11am A Filipino tour guide and an elderly woman are released. Two Filipino photographers go on board in exchange 12.05pm Three children and a woman are set free 1.05pm Lunch boxes are delivered to the hijacked bus 1.20pm The gunman, wearing a short-sleeved blue uniform ...

  5. Fears over drivers' hours

    Posted Feb 18th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... vehicles collided in Shing Mun Tunnel, Sha Tin, at about 11am on Tuesday. Both vehicles were on their way to Nina Tower in Tsuen Wan. Police said the driver of a route 73X bus stopped his vehicle in the tunnel, and a route 278X bus rammed it from behind. The 73X bus had reportedly been forced to stop by a private vehicle that had broken down in the tunnel. The two drivers and 23 passengers, aged ...

  6. Cutting bus routes could take years, transport officials admit

    Posted Feb 10th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Transport officials admit cutting bus routes will be difficult to realise because public consultation could take years. But the government is pressing bus firms to offer more joint concessions on fares for interchanges. Commissioner of Transport Joseph Lai Yee-tak said public consultation over the necessity of a bus route could take years. 'We ...

  7. 17 hurt as bus runs into coach

    Posted May 11th 2010, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Seventeen people were injured when a double-decker and a coach collided on the Island Eastern Corridor in North Point. The coach was slowing down in the westbound lane and the bus driver failed to brake in time and rammed into the back of it, police said. A 51-year-old man was in stable condition in Eastern Hospital while the others were discharged after treatment. ...

  8. Bus companies seek fare rises of up to 8.6pc

    Posted Jul 31st 2010, 12:00am by Simpson Cheung

    ... Simpson Cheung Kowloon Motor Bus and Long Win Bus yesterday applied for a fare rise of 8.6 per cent and 7.4 per cent respectively, despite a five-fold rise in their profit last year. ... and at the airport, are both owned by Transport International. The operator recorded a post-tax profit of HK$364.5 million from its franchised bus business last year, while the profit was HK$75.7 million ...

  9. KMB to test electric bus that recharges itself at each stop

    Posted May 14th 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam An electric bus that recharges itself at bus stops will go on trial on Hong Kong roads in about two months. The so-called supercapacitor bus- now being used at the World Expo in Shanghai- is being brought to the city by Kowloon Motor Bus as it seeks ways to reduce emissions from its diesel-burning fleet. The bus has a quick-charging electricity storage device that can ...

  10. Minibus operators offer fare freeze for increase in seats

    Posted Nov 27th 2010, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee Operators of green-top minibuses say they will freeze fares for three years and offer discounts of up to 20 per cent to the elderly if they are allowed to increase the number of seats from 16 to 20, but the Transport Department is not keen. The GM ...




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