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Passengers in narrow escape from bus blaze

Passengers managed to flee a double-decker bus before it burst into flames, causing severe tailbacks, during morning rush hour on a Tuen Mun highway yesterday.

Friday, 7 October, 2011, 12:00am

Better use of buses the way forward

Hit by soaring fuel prices, a few transport operators have called for government subsidies to support their operation one way or the other. Last week, the holding company of Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) issued a profit warning in the coming months despite a 3.6 per cent fare increase in May.

1 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

21 hurt in two bus crashes at tunnel exit

Two KMB route 49X double-decker buses crashed at almost the same spot in separate accidents yesterday morning, injuring 21 people. Both buses were damaged at the Sha Tin exit of the Shing Mun Tunnel. The first crash occurred at 6.05am, when a bus hit another double-decker. Five hours later, another route 49X bus crashed into the hillside. Both bus drivers have been suspended.

21 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

KMB fights rail threat with discount fares

Concessions to be offered on 21 routes in New Territories and Kowloon

Kowloon Motor Bus will discount fares on more interchange routes from Sunday - the day Hong Kong rail services merge, bringing in wide-ranging fare cuts.

28 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Six years to replace old diesel fleet, says KMB

It will take up to six years for KMB to phase out its old diesel buses and three years to upgrade the rest of its fleet to be close to the latest EU emission standards, the city's largest bus operator said yesterday.

27 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

OTHER KMB FIRES

June, 2000: About 90 passengers forced to flee after a bus catches fire in the Shing Mun Tunnel. Its driver and three passengers suffer smoke inhalation.

June 1998: About 100 passengers escape when their bus catches fire as it reaches the Tsuen Wan exit of the Shing Mun Tunnel.

28 Nov 2002 - 12:00am

30 hurt in bus pile-up

Thirty people were slightly hurt in a collision involving a KMB bus and two coaches on Tuen Mun Road. A coach suddenly stopped and the bus following crashed into the back of it. A second coach then crashed into the back of the bus. Most of the injured were in the first coach. The injured were all discharged after treatment at Tuen Mun Hospital, police said.

30 Oct 2002 - 12:00am

KMB offers fare concessions

Kowloon Motor Bus has joined other public transport companies in offering concessions, amid political pressure for fare cuts.

15 Aug 2002 - 12:00am

Old buses

The Dragon City Livelihood Association has received many complaints about KMB routes serving Argyle Street, especially from Argyle Street residents living near Kowloon Hospital.

None of the buses operating on Argyle Street are equipped with the Octopus machine. This is very inconvenient for passengers.

31 May 1999 - 12:00am

Ex-driver jailed

Former CMB bus driver Ng Fu-wing, 40, was jailed at Tuen Mun Court for one year for stealing fares between May and August last year.

21 Jan 1999 - 12:00am

Celebration

We refer to the photograph and its accompanying headline, 'Model bus with vague sense of direction' (South China Morning Post, June 30).

To celebrate the reunification of Hong Kong and China, KMB as a major public transport operator, launched a series of celebration activities under this theme.

10 Jul 1997 - 12:00am

KMB eyes cost cuts as monopoly ends

Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) managing director John Chan Cho-chak says the franchised bus operator will have to rely on cost cutting and 12 new routes to Chek Lap Kok airport after its monopoly is terminated in September.

Mr Chan said KMB, which runs bus services in Kowloon and the New Territories, would strip out loss-making routes by rearranging its existing 400 bus routes.

13 Jun 1997 - 12:00am

Intolerable bus journey

As a regular commuter of KMB through the Tate's Cairn Tunnel, I have been patient for long enough and am now writing to ask the bus company to use air-conditioned buses when going through it.

22 Jul 1996 - 12:00am

Temperature unbearable

AIR-conditioned buses are indeed a wonderful service in the sub-tropical climate of Hong Kong, in much the same way that heated buses are most welcome during the freezing winters of my native Canada.

14 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Who pays?

I THANK Winnie Ng for replying (South China Moring Post, April 1) to my letter of March 9.

I did not suggest, of course, that air-conditioned buses should be taken out of service for the winter. What I implied was that the air-conditioning system should be switched off in the evening and normal fares charged.

11 Apr 1995 - 12:00am

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