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Old October 8th, 2004, 03:40 AM   #41
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I thought they kept the hot dogs because some passengers prefer non air-conditioned bus?
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Old October 8th, 2004, 03:51 PM   #42
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I thought they kept the hot dogs because some passengers prefer non air-conditioned bus?
That's not true. Both NWFB and CTB had already replaced all "hot dog" (aka non-a/c) buses with a/c. There is no more "hot dog" running in HKI (except NWFC Rt. 15C has an open-top bus.)

On the other hands, KMB has scheduled to become a 100% a/c in 2006.
So more "hot dog" more likely will be gone in the next few years.
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Old October 8th, 2004, 03:56 PM   #43
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London has the same kind of noisy bus. They should consider switching to CNG. They're much quieter and cleaner, albeit much less powerful.

Hong Kong would have a problem with CNG buses on the hilly and twisty routes.
It's not only a problem on the physical environment; but CNG is also not powerful enough to power a double-decker. There is no way Hong Kong to import singe-decker only.

However, all taxis and some of the mini-buses, with 16 or 24 seats, are powered by LPG.
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Old October 9th, 2004, 04:56 PM   #44
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Old October 9th, 2004, 07:15 PM   #45
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It's not only a problem on the physical environment; but CNG is also not powerful enough to power a double-decker. There is no way Hong Kong to import singe-decker only.

However, all taxis and some of the mini-buses, with 16 or 24 seats, are powered by LPG.
Also, the design of low floor bus has to be revised as CNG tanks underneath the bus can put passengers' life at risk. If I recall correctly, no North American bus manufacturers build their low floor bus that way. They all have those tanks installed on the roof of the bus.
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Old October 9th, 2004, 07:26 PM   #46
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Toronto actually has a very terrible experience with their natural gas buses, whose fuel tanks are mounted on the roof. Half the buses are in the repair shop at any time and they are decently new.
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Old October 10th, 2004, 07:10 PM   #47
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Here are some giants from Germany's Neoplan from a Hong Kong transport forum :











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Old October 11th, 2004, 06:01 PM   #48
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Here are some more non-A/C buses from a Hong Kong transport forum. Perhaps in a few years these will also disappear from Hong Kong's streets.















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Old October 11th, 2004, 07:04 PM   #49
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They really should keep some of these, just like they should've kept some of the Routemasters. I heard in London they're also disappearing very quickly.
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Old October 12th, 2004, 06:47 AM   #50
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Some newer buses by DA64-GY2679 from a Hong Kong transport forum :









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Old October 13th, 2004, 12:20 AM   #51
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More golden buses by KL6712 from a Hong Kong transport forum :





Televisions are now common on most buses. They play a variety of programming from current affairs to music videos. Photo by AV171-GZ2909 :



The first generation of air-conditioned buses were painted white and red. POhotos by ATS127 KP3011p :





The second generation started service from ate 1998 and onwards and are painted gold :







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The fleet of red and cream non-air-conditioned buses is getting smaller and smaller as they retire and golden air-conditioned buses take their place. Some of their new assignments include open-top tourism buses in Australia or even back to the UK for preservation :



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Old October 15th, 2004, 10:14 PM   #53
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3 Generations of KMB Buses

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KCRC has a few shuttle bus routes to connect with their railway network. Some are free while some aren't.



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[Bus Video] A Ride Along Nathan Road and Lai Chi Kok Road

The filming was done on a later Sunday afternoon which shows the bus is still fully packed along this busy street.

The bus is one of the newest additions to KMB with a chassis manufactured by Volvo and body by Wright. Aside from being a low floor bus with 4 LCD TVs for passenger information, its newest feature is that the bus came with a straight stairway for easier access.

To download the clip, please feel free to right click and save file on any virtual images below or at this link:
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Tsim Sha Tsui


Turning to Nathan Road


Tsim Sha Tsui MTR


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Prince Edward


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Vehicle #: AVW13
Model: Volvo B10TL
Engine: Volvo D10A
Transmission: ZF 5HP592

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Old October 18th, 2004, 08:58 PM   #55
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First Generation A/C Buses




Older Non-A/C Buses








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Old October 19th, 2004, 12:21 AM   #56
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KMB Included as a component company of Dow Jones Sustainability Index
October 2004



KMB Holdings has continued to be included as a component company of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) in this year's corporate sustainability assessment. KMB has achieved excellent results in the economic and social dimensions of corporate sustainability in the assessment on a global basis.

Mr. John Chan, Managing Director of KMB, said, "We are very proud that KMB is again included as a component company of the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. It indicates that our efforts and achievements have been duly recognised in the international arena. KMB will continue to work hard on all fronts to enhance its sustainability performance. By increasing our productivity and cost effectiveness, supporting environmental protection and further developing a corporate culture of service excellence, we are confident that we can strengthen our leading position in a highly competitive market."

Launched in 1999, the DJSI is the world's first sustainability index which tracks the performance of the leading sustainability-driven companies all over the world. The assessment conducted for the DJSI is regarded as the world's first systematic, rational and consistent methodology that quantifies corporate sustainability performance for the financial community. At present, major global financial institutions are using the index as a benchmark for index-based financial products.

KMB has been a component company of the DJSI since 2000.
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Old October 21st, 2004, 10:56 AM   #58
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What is the biggest bus company in Hong Kong?

Is it true that the new KMB Wheelchair friendly buses in Hong Kong actually somewhat kneels down at every bus stop? How do they do that?
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Old October 21st, 2004, 03:17 PM   #59
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Your pictures show a very good weather and views, I bet they were take during summer?...


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What is the biggest bus company in Hong Kong?

Is it true that the new KMB Wheelchair friendly buses in Hong Kong actually somewhat kneels down at every bus stop? How do they do that?
KMB.

Yes, all low floor buses in HK are wheelchair friendly. I believe that North American buses have this feature a decade ago...
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Old October 21st, 2004, 04:33 PM   #60
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Your pictures show a very good weather and views, I bet they were take during summer?...
yes,these pictures taken in july this year.

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