Double-Decker Bus

Lai See

Tsang recalls his favourite 'David versus Goliath' moments - again

Chief Executive Donald Tsang Yam-kuen was at it again yesterday - talking about Hong Kong's stock market crisis in 1998 and his role in overcoming it.

Saturday, 11 February, 2012, 12:00am

Cold comfort

Lots of things can go through your mind if you're trapped in traffic on an ice-cold bus full of shivering, impatient people. I was in exactly such a situation 12 days ago travelling from Wan Chai to the airport. The E11 bus that I boarded on a warm Thursday evening at around 6.30 was going nowhere.

21 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Bus catches fire

Ten passengers were evacuated from a double-decker bus which caught fire early yesterday morning in Tai Kok Tsui. The engine of the route 16 bus began emitting black smoke en route to Sha Tin. The driver helped the passengers to safety and firemen were called. No one was injured.

21 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Rise in taxi complaints

Nearly half of the more than 3,700 complaints about public transport services in the second quarter of this year involved problems with taxis, the Transport Advisory Committee said yesterday.

26 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Too hot, too cold, bus commuters suffer either way

An environmental group and a doctor have warned of the health hazard posed by the low temperatures inside air-conditioned buses.

But non-air-conditioned buses can become uncomfortably hot, which is why they are colloquially referred to as 'hot dogs'.

8 Aug 2005 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Cleaner attempted to steal double-decker

10 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Buses on route meeting passenger demand

We refer to the letter about New World First Bus Route 13 (Sunday Morning Post, July 1).

15 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Double-decker needed for busy Sundays

Being a regular commuter on the No 13 route run by New World First Bus, I have noticed that on Sunday evenings, when a large number of people have lined up at its starting point outside City Hall, single-decker buses, instead of double-deckers are in service.

Filipino domestic helpers returning home after having spent their day off comprise most of the people in the queue.

1 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Angered by inefficient use of rush-hour buses

Driving home from Wan Chai or Causeway Bay to Mid-Levels with minimal traffic usually takes about 20 minutes. However, during rush hours and on public holidays, the trip can take an hour or more.

31 Dec 2000 - 12:00am

Woman hit

A woman, 35, was knocked down by a double-decker bus while crossing King's Road, North Point. She was taken to hospital semi-conscious.

12 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

New bus uses aircraft technology

The SAR's leading public bus service provider has invested in a new fleet of double-decker buses to provide passengers with better services.

The Centroliner, the new Kowloon Motor Bus double- decker, adopts state-of-the-art German aircraft technology.

It is the first of its kind to be custom-built in Germany and shipped to Hong Kong.

31 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

Speed to blame, suggest experts

Experts said it would have taken high speed and a big blow to force the double-decker bus to flip over.

Double-decker designs had to comply with stringent tests and were highly stable, making them hard to overturn even if a mechanical fault occurred, they said.

31 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

Bus victim

Lo San-mui, 78, died when she was run over by a double-decker bus in Hunghom Terminal outside the Kowloon KCR station.

21 Nov 1997 - 12:00am

Woman hit by bus dies

A 70-year-old woman was killed after she was knocked down by a double-decker bus in Ma Tau Wai Road, Hunghom. She suffered severe leg and head injuries after being pulled under the bus and a following taxi.

15 Apr 1996 - 12:00am

Five injured

TWO drivers and three passengers were taken to hospital when a goods van rammed into a double-decker bus in Aberdeen.

15 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

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