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  1. Bus company staff to march over pay

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong New World First Bus employees, angry at a being offered a 3 per cent pay rise rather than the 5 per cent they seek, will stage a protest march on Friday from Chater Garden to the company's head office. Staff union chairman Chung Chung-fai said most members wanted 5 per cent and improved medical coverage. ...

  2. Children hurt as school bus, truck collide

    Posted Jul 05th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Thirteen primary school students and their bus supervisor suffered minor limb injuries and felt unwell after a collision between their school bus and a truck in Tai Po yesterday. The seven girls and six boys, aged 11 and 12, and the woman, 43, were taken to Alice Ho Miu Ling Nethersole Hospital and North District Hospital after the accident on the New ...

  3. Protesters slam plan to demolish TST terminus

    Posted Aug 03rd 2009, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Two activist groups staged a protest yesterday over the government's plan to demolish the Tsim Sha Tsui Star Ferry bus terminus and turn the space into a piazza, with bus stops for more than 10 routes having to be relocated. The groups, Our Bus Terminal and the Public Transportation Concern Alliance, said the government was threatening the public interest ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Oct 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... up with improvements. Becky Leung, Ma On Shan Benefits on board KMB's fare hike I agree that Kowloon Motor Bus should increase its fares. Though many may argue that this view ... and bus stops, which would minimise waiting times for passengers. We may also get cleaner, more comfortable buses. Second, if the fare puts the company in a better financial position, it may lead ...

  5. Clean up the mess at Lok Ma Chau-Huanggang border point

    Posted Jun 11th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Why is the Lok Ma Chau-Huanggang border crossing still such a mess? I use this bus crossing point very frequently and every time I do so, I am amazed that nobody in charge has taken ... service. The shuttle buses would be idle only when discharging and taking on passengers from all the bus operators, who would no longer need to drive across the border. Bus services would then only ...

  6. Bid to save Central Market jumps first hurdle

    Posted Jul 27th 2005, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai Transport Department drops insistence on using it for a new bus terminal The campaign to save the Bauhaus-style Central Market building from demolition scored an initial victory yesterday. The Antiquities and Monuments Office said it was open to proposals to preserve the building now that plans to turn it into a bus terminal may not proceed after all. The Transport ...

  7. Six-day shutdown for maintenance

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Operation of The Peak Tram will be suspended from 7am on March 3 to 7am on March 9 for regular maintenance to be carried out, including replacement of the haulage cable. The Peak Tower will remain open during the suspension period. Public transport to The Peak will be provided by New World First Bus route No15 from the Central ferry piers and minibus No1 from Hong ...

  8. Passengers feel the crush after fare reductions

    Posted Mar 10th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... frequency during evening peak hours was close to the maximum of one every 2.1 minutes. As passengers jam the railways, average daily patronage of the three bus companies- Kowloon Motor Bus, New World First Bus and Citybus- all edged downwards by between 0.8 and 3.2 per cent in December compared with one year earlier, Transport Department figures show. Similar trends were also observed ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Apr 01st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... jailed bus driver The driver jailed for crashing his tour bus in Sai Kung last year, killing 19 people and injuring 43, is being sued for damages. According to a writ filed in the District Court, Cheung Yee-wah wants damages from Hung Ling-kwok in relation to the bus crash in 2008. Hung, 33, was jailed for 40 months for dangerous driving causing death. Loretta Fong HK Electric claims ...

  10. Talkback

    Posted Jun 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of such regulations. Last month I was leading a group of 13 people to Shek O Beach. We decided to take a minibus and boarded the bus at Wellcome in Shau Kei Wan. The bus was fine and smelled fresh. However, the driver just transported us around the corner to transfer to a different minibus. I was the last one from my group to board that bus and when I sat down, there was a strong smell of cigarette ...




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