Bus Services in Hong Kong

Property development profits and bus fare rises do not go together

Fare's fair: property development profits and bus fare rises cannot go together

KMB's deputy managing director, Evan Auyang, said that the government had not supplied land at below-market rates for the company to build staff quarters and bus depots. He also defended KMB's operating policies concerning its property development and its advertising business, RoadShow.

Friday, 1 March, 2013, 3:32am 1 comment

KMB fare rise shows need to nationalise bus firms

This is KMB's third fare increase since 2008.

Hong Kong has always been known for its speed and efficiency, but not this government. So it was surprising to see that the Executive Council, led by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, had moved at lightning speed to approve a fare-increase application from Kowloon Motor Bus within three months.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:04am 4 comments

Government has missed the bus

It comes as no surprise that the public is unimpressed by the government's decision to extend the franchise for three bus companies. Under the deal, New World First Bus, Citybus and Long Win have been given the right to operate for another 10 years. In return they have pledged more service commitments and fare concessions on some routes.

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

Surprise over crash rates for minibus drivers

Green-top minibus drivers paid a wage were involved in almost twice as many serious and fatal accidents as their counterparts who worked solely on revenue-sharing, the Transport Department has found.

21 Nov 2009 - 12:00am


London deserves its No1 ranking for ease of public transport

A transport survey recently ranked London as the city with the world's most efficient transport system ('London ranked above HK in transport poll', October 7).

28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Buses go-slow in border ban protest

About 30 non-franchised bus operators yesterday staged a slow-drive protest against the government's ban on operating at public transport interchanges when new border interchanges open next month.

The bus operators threatened to disrupt traffic at the two interchanges if the ban, which they said discriminated against them, was not lifted.

3 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

Talk back

Q What can be done to reduce food waste?

Perhaps Cynthia Liu (Talkback, February 23) is unaware of the very real dangers of taking food from a restaurant to be reheated later on.

There would be few restaurants in western countries that would allow this practice.

26 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Fares to be cut on costly bus routes in July

Fare reductions will be introduced in July on 24 bus routes that now cost $10 or more for a single trip.

Secretary for the Environment, Transport and Works, Sarah Liao Sau-tung said the fare cut would be implemented after the Octopus system had been modified so that a single system could be applied to routes jointly operated by different bus companies.

23 Mar 2006 - 12:00am

Legal bus operators feel caught in licensing net

Operators of non-franchised buses claimed yesterday that the government was punishing the whole trade to catch a few illegal operators.

Representatives were responding at a meeting of the Legislative Council's transport panel to a paper from the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau detailing tougher licensing rules.

3 Feb 2005 - 12:00am

Transport operators to protest in go-slows

Taxis, minibuses and shuttle buses take their row with each other to the streets

Two groups of public transport operators say they plan to stage go-slow drives involving several hundred vehicles today from Sha Tin to the Central Government Offices - in protest against each other.

27 Nov 2003 - 12:00am

Another one bites the dust in the tortuous franchised bus market

The largely privately financed public transport system tends to deter new entrants

With the purchase of Citybus by the Cheng Yu-tung family earlier this week, there soon will effectively be just two groups operating franchised bus services in Hong Kong. Will the market ever see the return of a third private operator?

12 Jun 2003 - 12:00am


I refer to Jill Taylor's letter headlined 'Transport officials ignoring obvious solution' (South China Morning Post, February 26) concerning television services on franchised buses in Hong Kong.

15 Mar 2003 - 12:00am


On December 15, I was on KMB bus No 681 (registration No JF1827).

20 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Inadequate buses slow and always full

I live in Lung Tak Court, Stanley, and I find the buses serving residents to be inadequate.

11 Jan 2001 - 12:00am

Quiet ride

Citybus' announcement that it plans to introduce trolley bus services to heavily trafficked bus routes was excellent news.

Not only will exhaust emissions be eliminated, but the new buses will be virtually silent and more comfortable to ride in. The need for this type of service, not only in Hong Kong Island and Kowloon but also in the new towns is self-evident.

14 Dec 1998 - 12:00am