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Thanks for the ride

Last week the city's last 'hot dogs' trundled into retirement after 80 years of service. We mean those trusty, old-style non-aircon double-deckers. They earned their nickname for trapping passengers in hot cabins during long rides in the summer.

Monday, 14 May, 2012, 12:00am

Bus fanatics bid farewell to era of the 'hot dog'

Almost 100 bus fanatics took part in a photo shoot yesterday to freeze on film the non-air-conditioned buses that will soon vanish after serving for 80 years on Hong Kong's streets.

Kowloon Motor Bus, the only licensed bus company left with such vehicles, told the Post it planned to have a fully air-conditioned fleet 'in the first half of 2012'.

23 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Six double-decker buses destroyed

Six double-decker buses, worth more than HK$1 million each, were destroyed and four others slightly damaged in a fire at a Kowloon Motor Bus depot in Tin Shui Wai at about 1am yesterday. Firefighters put out the blaze in Tin Pak Road about 45 minutes later. No one was injured. Police said the blaze was believed to have been caused by a short circuit in one of the buses.

1 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Fewer buses on same route can reduce jams

As a bus passenger in Hong Kong, I am very glad that the three bus companies (Citybus, KMB and New World First Bus) have provided a comfortable and thorough service for passengers in urban Hong Kong over the past five years. Their customer services are awesome. The seats are much more comfortable than previously and most buses are air-conditioned and arrive on time. Some even arrive early.

2 Jun 2002 - 12:00am