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Old December 5th, 2007, 04:30 AM   #61
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How many night lines buses there are in Hong Kong and what is their frequency ?
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Old December 5th, 2007, 04:53 AM   #62
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Does regular transit service in Toronto really not start until 9:00 on Sundays?

What is it about the TTC and its ridiculously outdated view on "Sunday" ?

Sunday is simply no different than any other day (it's no longer the Lord's Day)....why the fuk would they wait til 9am to open the subway??????

Also...."Sunday Stops"....why the hell do they still have those things??? What is this...1902, where everybody went to church on Sunday? Those giant churches have like...12 people show up for service these days....NOBODY GOES....NO NEED TO HAVE A CUSTOM SUNDAY STOP IN FRONT OF THE CHURCH ANYMORE.





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Old December 5th, 2007, 04:56 AM   #63
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How many night lines buses there are in Hong Kong and what is their frequency ?
I count about 40 franchised night bus routes. Average frequency is 15-30 mins. These serve the major trunk routes.
Also lots of 16 seat minibuses that run feeder/point to point service. These are very handy and really makes getting around at night easy.
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Old December 6th, 2007, 02:43 AM   #64
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Thank you busdriver. Is there a site about night buses of Hong Kong ?
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Old December 6th, 2007, 01:55 PM   #65
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The major bus companies: KMB, Citybus, NWFB, NLB; and the Green minibus network have official webpages with route information. But no official page with exclusive or comprehensive night network information that I know of.
There are lots of unofficial pages with route information mainly in Chinese written by local users. Google 通宵巴士 (All night buses) or 通宵小巴 (All night minibuses).
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Old December 6th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #66
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Old December 6th, 2007, 07:01 PM   #67
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Thank you busdriver. Is there a site about night buses of Hong Kong ?
Night Buses in Hong Kong

KMB http://www.kmb.hk/english.php?bus_ty...g=bus_type.php

Citybus & NWFB
http://www.citybus.com.hk/eng/RouSer...sallroutes.asp

Scroll to see the N buses section.
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Old December 7th, 2007, 09:10 AM   #68
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Unfortunately, the Utah Transit Authority website no longer has a map specifically for night rouates, but going through all of the bus routes, I counted 32 routes that run past 9pm. Most of the buses stop by 7pm.

Despite the number of routes that run past 9pm, usually after that time they run only every half-hour to hour, and most of them stop from 12-12:30am (or even as early as 10pm; to me, that BARELY qualifies as a night route). The latest bus stop time I could find for any route was 1:21am. On Saturdays they end by midnight and on Sundays, as far as I can tell, all routes end by 7pm.

On every day except Sunday our light rail line runs every 15 minutes as late as midnight, and Friday and Saturday they run as late as 2am every half-hour after midnight. They start as early as 5am every day except Sundays.

On Sundays they run every 20 minutes from 8am-11pm.

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Old December 7th, 2007, 12:25 PM   #69
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Vienna Nightline seems to be like Hong Kongs.

~40 Nightline Busses every 15 minutes

between ~1:00 and ~5:00.

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Old December 7th, 2007, 01:25 PM   #70
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Unfortunately, the Utah Transit Authority website no longer has a map specifically for night rouates, but going through all of the bus routes, I counted 32 routes that run past 9pm. Most of the buses stop by 7pm.

Despite the number of routes that run past 9pm, usually after that time they run only every half-hour to hour, and most of them stop from 12-12:30am (or even as early as 10pm; to me, that BARELY qualifies as a night route). The latest bus stop time I could find for any route was 1:21am. On Saturdays they end by midnight and on Sundays, as far as I can tell, all routes end by 7pm.

On every day except Sunday our light rail line runs every 15 minutes as late as midnight, and Friday and Saturday they run as late as 2am every half-hour after midnight. They start as early as 5am every day except Sundays.

On Sundays they run every 20 minutes from 8am-11pm.
Night routes mean all night service, pretty much until sunrise (well... maybe not in winter months, but you get the idea).
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Old December 9th, 2007, 11:40 AM   #71
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The Los Angeles MTA runs dozens of bus lines 24/7...while the subway works from 4am to 1am circa.... very good for a city big like a region ;-)
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Old December 9th, 2007, 02:06 PM   #72
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I know it's already been mentioned, but London in the last decade has seen expodential growth in both the number of night buses and patronage (by 100%!). It's one credit to the transport network of the city that has seen officials from all over the globe fly in to observe how they've drastically improved the service over the years.

A ride on a London night bus costs the same as a daytime bus (90p). There are now over 100 routes - most are denoted by the prefix 'N' in front of their number. These types of buses are aggregated daytime routes running from Central London to the outer limits of the city (every 5-20 minutes). Other daytime routes simply run 24 hours (on reduced 15-30 minute intervals). Not all night buses go through London's commercial and business districts and yet can be just as busy as daytime buses

The newest night bus route to be added in London is the 111 - linking some previously unserved, during late nights, West London suburbs to Heathrow airport.
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Old December 9th, 2007, 02:31 PM   #73
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The Los Angeles MTA runs dozens of bus lines 24/7...while the subway works from 4am to 1am circa.... very good for a city big like a region ;-)
I'd say the opposite - the bigger the city the greater the chance of PT provision.

For a city of LA's size the subway should at least be running on Friday and Saturday nights 24/7 and there should be at least 50 bus routes. As seen above, Vienna (pop 2.3 million in the metro region) runs 40 bus routes 24/7.

EDIT: Just did some checking, seems to be 53 bus lines in LA with a frequencies ranging from 30 minutes to an hour... Not wonderful considering the size and definitely not a candidate for the best service!

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Old December 9th, 2007, 02:43 PM   #74
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I count about 40 franchised night bus routes. Average frequency is 15-30 mins. These serve the major trunk routes.
Also lots of 16 seat minibuses that run feeder/point to point service. These are very handy and really makes getting around at night easy.
I'd say London's far surpasses Hong Kong's then...
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Old December 9th, 2007, 06:49 PM   #75
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Edinburgh's night bus service is pretty good in my experience. Good coverage of the city, decent frequencies especially at weekends.

Only problem is the cost -- £2.50. If you've got a group of people it's often cheaper just to get a taxi. Having said that though, they seem quite well used most of the time.
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Old December 9th, 2007, 08:30 PM   #76
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I'd say London's far surpasses Hong Kong's then...
I don't think so. Don't forget they have a hugh night mini-bus network there.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 10:02 AM   #77
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rome's nightbuses

in Rome there is a good network of 22 bus lines + 1 tram line.

nightbuses run every 20-60 minutes during the week, in the weekend some buses run every 10-15 minutes.

the night tram runs every 10 minutes from midnight to 3AM, only in the weekend

http://www.atac.roma.it/docunet/file.asp?mid=3&rid=6
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Old December 13th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #78
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I don't think so. Don't forget they have a hugh night mini-bus network there.
yeah, id struggle to see how 16 seat mini busses serve masses of people very effectively... in my experience getting around London at night is actually alot easier and quicker on the busses then it is in the day, superb service.



and London has the 25...god i love that bus!
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Old December 13th, 2007, 03:49 PM   #79
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Oh gawd... i live on the 25 route and avoid it at all cost!

It's full of poor and smelly peasants packed in like a can of sardines.
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Old December 13th, 2007, 06:46 PM   #80
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I don't remember very well, but i think that Madrid has 25 NightBus lines which run every 30 minutes circa.
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