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  1. 2 tourists return upset after bus deaths

    Posted Oct 08th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Two of the 21 tourists who escaped injury when a runaway tour bus killed three Hongkongers near Beijing on Thursday cut short their five-day sightseeing ... At the accident, a woman, 19, watched as her mother, 43, and two other victims- a woman, 37, and her partner, 40- lay dead under the bus near the Great Wall for about half an hour before rescuers ...

  2. A new bus route

    Posted Dec 18th 2010, 12:00am by Albert Chen, Albert Cheng

    ... transport services. One of the most practical solutions is to buy up the franchises of the main bus companies. The least the government should do is follow the business arrangements it has ... if the government could nationalise the bus companies and keep transport costs at a reasonable level. It could reduce the financial burden for the public and minimise overlapping bus routes, easing ...

  3. Bus drivers' strike still on

    Posted Aug 08th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter The head of the union representing 750 New World First Bus drivers said their one-day strike planned for tomorrow was still on. The company's management had not sought further negotiations over the drivers' pay demands, Chung Chung-fai, the chairman of the staff union, said. The two sides failed to reach agreement in talks on Friday, with the union sticking ...

  4. Bus companies should give discounts to the city's disabled

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

    ... to bus travel. Few could deny that the physical structure of our MTR subway and other modes of public transport have been very well designed, with the special needs of the disabled in mind. ... by sponsorship from the Transport and Housing Bureau. Hong Kong's bus companies are herby urged to make half-fare discounts available to registered disabled citizens. And that long-overdue move ...

  5. U-turn by bus firms on discounts for elderly

    Posted Dec 18th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Fanny W.Y.Fung Four bus companies have made a U-turn on their pricing- extending discounts to elderly passengers for a year one week after announcing the end of the benefit. Lawmakers ... more per day. They passed a motion that condemned the bus operators' reduction of discounts. The companies said the HK$2 flat rate on Sundays and public holidays for residents aged 65 ...

  6. Bus fares won't be reduced after all, officials say

    Posted Apr 16th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Peter So

    ... Peter So and Anita Lam Hopes of an imminent cut in bus fares have been dashed after the government said the wage figures used in the fare-adjustment formula had been miscalculated. ... 145.1 to 150.5. As a result, the Transport and Housing Bureau said the outcome of the quarterly calculation should be minus 1.26- less than the trigger point of minus 2 for a bus fare review. ...

  7. Bus fare cut in the wind with new formula results

    Posted Mar 27th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Bus passengers may get a fare cut in the next few months after the latest calculations under a fare-adjustment formula indicated that the price of an average trip should ... was introduced in 2006 to determine whether bus fares should be raised or lowered. The latest calculation takes into account December's composite consumer price index, nominal wage indices ...

  8. End of fare discounts to hit 500,000 bus passengers

    Posted Dec 11th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Transport operators say concessions no longer affordable More than half a million bus passengers next year will pay fares up to five times higher than at present when bus ... of falling oil prices. Elderly passengers and children will continue to receive the half-fare discount they now enjoy. But the four companies- Kowloon Motor Bus, Long Win, New World First Bus and its ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Bus firms bring fare discounts into effect

    Posted Oct 02nd 2003, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... One million passengers may benefit as all major operators cut their tariffs for elderly and long-distance commuters Bus companies yesterday introduced fare discounts for the elderly and for long-distance commuters. Under the year-long concession scheme, all major bus operators will give a 10 per cent discount on bus fares of $15 or more, and a 5 per cent discount on fares between $10 ...




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