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Old January 1st, 2014, 01:55 PM   #1241
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Old January 6th, 2014, 02:18 PM   #1242
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Old January 7th, 2014, 01:39 AM   #1243
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How long are the HK buses? From what I've seen, they're much larger than any in the UK
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Old January 7th, 2014, 02:47 AM   #1244
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To me, they seem rather common in terms of length, maybe even shorter that 12 m.

What really struck me when I stayed in Hong-Kong is how numerous they were and how different: so many models and brands.
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Old January 7th, 2014, 08:01 AM   #1245
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How long are the HK buses? From what I've seen, they're much larger than any in the UK
Yes, usually 12m with 3 axles.
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Old January 8th, 2014, 08:49 PM   #1246
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DD Buses in HK are 10-12 meters, with the majority of newer buses at the 12 meter length. A good eye can spot the length difference.
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Old January 15th, 2014, 07:38 PM   #1247
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Old February 8th, 2014, 05:18 AM   #1248
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Old February 8th, 2014, 05:45 PM   #1249
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Oh wow! That brings back a lot of memories of my trip to Hong Kong in 1979. I remember riding those buses--they were not air conditioned and the ride wasn't very smooth at times, too. Rode the CMB buses a lot between the Central district of Hong Kong and the Summit Court apartments, which was built on a hill above the North Point district of Hong Kong Island.
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Old February 22nd, 2014, 06:45 AM   #1250
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The last non-A/C buses retired about 2 years ago and the fleet now is so much different.

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Changes on way as KMB plans route revamp
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About 40 bus routes will be reconfigured in Yuen Long, Sha Tin, Tai Po and Tsing Yi districts, Kowloon Motor Bus said.

This comes after routes in North District were streamlined last August.

Revamping of the routes is expected to take effect in the third quarter of this year.

Corporate affairs director Vivien Chan Pik-kwan said the 68X from Hung Shui Kiu in Yuen Long to Jordan, for example, will be split into two routes. One will pass through the West Kowloon Corridor, from Hung Shui Kiu, with Jordan as the terminus.

The other will also start from Hung Shui Kiu but will pass through Cheung Sha Wan Road ending in Mong Kok.

Chan said splitting the route will help passengers going to different destinations and reduce the journey time by 10 minutes.

The revamp means routes will be reconfigured or shortened or a combination of the two.

The affected routes comprise 20 in Sha Tin, 15 in Yuen Long to Tin Shui Wai area and five in Tai Po and Tsing Yi districts.

Chan said the 264M linking Tai Lam Tunnel will be canceled, which might affect about 7,000 passengers.

The 264M will will be merged with the 68E, which now goes from Pat Heung to Yuen Long Park.

The combined route will begin from Yuen Long Park to Tsing Yi Railway station.

Also, buses from Sheung Tsuen to Tai Po including 64K, 64P and 65K may be canceled due to poor patronage.

For buses going from Sha Tin to Ma On Shan, KMB hopes to make better use of Tsing Sha Highway and Eagle's Nest Tunnel, enabling a shorter traveling time.

Chan called on local district councils to support the revamp.
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Old April 1st, 2014, 09:02 AM   #1255
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KMB's big bus bustle as new giant drives in
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The longest double-decker buses in Asia which can carry up to 146 passengers could soon be plying the roads of the New Territories.

Kowloon Motor Bus will introduce two models of the 12.8-meter-long bus. One model is an Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Turbo and the other is the Volvo B9TL. The Enviro500 Turbo has already been approved by the Transport Department while approval for the other is being processed.

Components were made in Britain and assembled in Zhuhai.

James Louey, KMB commercial director, said the two models are environmentally friendly, using the latest Euro 5 engines.

KMB buses at the moment can carry up to 138 passengers, or 5.8 percent fewer than the new double-deckers.

KMB corporate affairs director Vivien Chan Pik-kwan said it bought the new buses with increased capacity for routes with heavy demand. Demand is high on routes from the New Territories to urban areas; for example, from Sheung Shui to Tsim Sha Tsui or Sha Tin to Tsuen Wan, especially in peak hours.

KMB placed orders for four prototypes from two manufacturers. Each costs more than HK$3 million.

Ng Kwun-yiu, senior manager for maintenance administration, said the four routes likely to be piloted are 43X, 49X, 277X and 279X but details have yet to be confirmed. Routes 43X and 49X link Sha Tin and Tsuen Wan, while 277X connects Fan Ling and Lam Tin. Route 279X is from Fan Ling to Tsing Yi.

Louey estimates that testing will be completed in three months. Two buses have already arrived. No date has been set for them to enter service yet.

KMB applied for a 4.3 percent fare increase to the Transport Advisory Committee in April.
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How many brands and models are there running in Hk?
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