Bus Services

Some KMB routes inefficient

With a more efficient network, KMB can help cut pollution

KMB fully realises that it is not an ordinary business, but a company providing an essential public service to more than 2.5 million passengers per day.

Thursday, 14 March, 2013, 2:59am 1 comment

Long wait for Ma Wan buses

Transport problems for Park Island residents. Photo: K.Y. Cheng

Regarding your correspondence on library services in Ma Wan, the lack of a library is the least of our worries given the major crisis residents face over transport.

23 Dec 2012 - 5:54am 1 comment

Discovery Bay ferry service flawed, but buses even worse

I agree with Thomas Won ('Discovery Bay ferries often late', March 21) that the ferry service does not always run smoothly and no one visibly shows accountability.

26 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Bus services should reflect changing needs

Our buses are a marvel of functionality on the city's choked main thoroughfares, helping to keep people moving almost anywhere they want to go. They are an integral part of a safe, affordable public transport system that is the envy of most other places. Moves to streamline the services to meet the city's changing needs are therefore welcome.

8 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Tours, shuttle bus numbers 'under control'

Government to tell Legco a cap might lead to speculation

While the government tries to cut down the number of non-franchised buses, it will not impose a cap on how many are allowed on the roads, according to a paper to be presented to legislators.

21 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

In Brief

China Motor Bus interim earnings rise to $84.2m

22 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

One of the world's best bus services

I am baffled by all the fuss surrounding 'infotainment' on Hong Kong's buses.

Hong Kong (especially Hong Kong Island) has one of the world's best bus services, and surely, infotainment is a small price to pay for the regularity, comfort and safety that most commuters enjoy.

18 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Bus company environmentally conscious

We refer to the letter from Young Poo Hee headlined, 'The price of bus efficiency' (South China Morning Post, April 20), and are pleased that there is recognition given to the vast improvement which has occurred recently in the bus services on Hong Kong Island.

28 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Catch up with other countries

Most of CMB's buses are more than 10 years old and by present-day standards, they are noisy and environmentally unfriendly.

The Government would be wrong if it allowed the new bus service provider to take over all these buses as part of the route takeover package.

17 Apr 1998 - 12:00am

Triplenic may enter bus lane

Triplenic Holdings said it was exploring the development of bus services on the mainland. A number of firms had been invited as joint-venture partners but nothing had been signed.

28 Aug 1997 - 12:00am

End incompetent operator's monopoly

If Hong Kong were truly the model of unfettered, free-market capitalism that it is so often held up to be, then the Government would remove the monopoly enjoyed by the Hong Kong and Yaumatei Ferry (HKF) Co.

This incompetent and slovenly operator would be almost certain to fail were it subject to any healthy competition.

25 May 1996 - 12:00am

Bus service has deteriorated

THE original introduction of Citybus to replace the old CMB No 6 was a welcome change, since not only was the new service far better than the old CMB service, but faced with some competition the remaining CMB 260 service improved beyond recognition.

23 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Bus company not grasping and uncharitable

IN response to the letter headlined, ''Fare deal to elderly'' (South China Morning Post, April 15, from ''Name and Address Supplied''), we would like to confirm that CMB have proposed a concessionary fare scheme for the elderly to the Government and we hope to implement this scheme shortly.

21 Apr 1993 - 12:00am