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Kmb Route 1a

Farewell to Hong Kong's 'hot dogs'

Have you ever taken a 'hot dog'? 'Hot dog' is the common slang in Hong Kong for a non-air-conditioned bus. KMB stopped using these buses this month and some people are upset because they have good memories of those buses.

Monday, 14 May, 2012, 12:00am

Bus damaged as blast sends drain cover flying

A KMB bus was damaged yesterday when a gas explosion launched a metal drain cover into the air, hitting the vehicle. The bus was hit at the junction of Ngau Tau Kok Road and Horse Shoe Lane in Sau Mau Ping at 8.30am. The driver inspected the bus after he heard a loud noise. One of the windows was broken. An investigation indicated the explosion was caused by methane gas.

18 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Driver charged after high-speed Kowloon chase

Police yesterday charged a 22-year-old driver who allegedly injured four police officers and damaged 13 vehicles during a 20-minute high-speed car chase in Kowloon on Friday.

9 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

Buses failing the schedule

Why don't bus companies adhere to published schedules? I frequently use the KMB service, number 203, between Kowloon Tong MTR and Tsim Sha Tsui East.

This service is supposed to depart the respective terminus at intervals of between eight and 15 minutes on weekdays. On many occasions I wait up to 25 minutes for a bus in Tsim Sha Tsui.

17 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

No Octopus

KMB said (letter, South China Morning Post, July 22) its Octopus installation programme started in September 1997 and was progressing 'progressively'. Two years on, only 1,600 out of 4,000 buses are installed with Octopus. This is not 'progressive'.

4 Aug 1999 - 12:00am

KMB plans bus-swap packages

Bus route interchanges will be set up under a trial scheme to streamline services that was announced yesterday.

Kowloon Motor Bus said it believed commuters would also get a wider choice of destinations.

The scheme will allow Octopus smart-card users to change to another bus without having to pay extra.

19 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

Passengers sick of long wait

Yau Yat Chuen residents are getting sick of having to endlessly wait for the No 203 bus. On October 9, I had to wait for 45 minutes at the Kowloon Park stop, from 4.30pm till 5.15 pm.

During this period, four route B1 buses passed by.

21 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Buses upgraded for better air

We refer to a Letter to the Editor, 'Angry about 'real' increase' (South China Morning Post, December 19), regarding the bus fare on Route No 85C.

With effect from December 1, 1997, an average seven per cent fare increase was approved for KMB bus routes.

The fare for New Territories air-conditioned bus Route No 85C was adjusted from $6.60 to $7.10.

9 Jan 1998 - 12:00am

KMB seeking ways to alleviate coin shortage

We refer to the letter from William Lai, 'KMB so short-sighted' (South China Morning Post, December 6), with regard to his opinions concerning KMB bus fares.

Fares of individual bus routes are determined in accordance with the nature and journey distance of each route. The fare scale is approved by the Government.

16 Dec 1997 - 12:00am

Bus delays caused by serious traffic congestion

We refer to the letter from Judy Yan regarding the bus service of route No 13X (South China Morning Post, July 14).

Route No 13X operates between Sau Mau Ping (Central) and the Star Ferry from Mondays to Saturdays with a frequency of 12 to 25 minutes. The frequency of departures from Sau Mau Ping from 3pm to 7.15pm is scheduled to be 15 minutes.

24 Jul 1997 - 12:00am