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Old July 6th, 2014, 06:12 PM   #1281
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Old August 6th, 2014, 06:05 PM   #1282
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Old August 8th, 2014, 02:51 PM   #1283
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Question: do the current double-decker buses still use diesel engines, even if they're the latest engine design with modern emission controls to lower the NOx gas and diesel particulate emissions?
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Old August 10th, 2014, 05:38 AM   #1284
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Question: do the current double-decker buses still use diesel engines, even if they're the latest engine design with modern emission controls to lower the NOx gas and diesel particulate emissions?
Latest imports are EURO V compliant.
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Old September 1st, 2014, 07:29 PM   #1287
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KMB opens drive to make bus riding better

Friday, September 05, 2014

Kowloon Motor Bus is planning to make traveling a more pleasurable experience by revamping bus routes, making wi-fi and more seats available at interchange stations, and offering discounts on interchange routes.

The decision follows the successful changes to routes in North District which saw daily passenger use of the Tuen Mun interchange rise from 20,000 to 25,000.

Attention has now turned to Sha Tin, Tai Po, Kwai Tsing and Yuen Long where redundant routes are being gradually scrapped, frequency adjusted, services extended and extra runs added.

The new 287X, linking Sha Tin and Mong Kok area, is one of the 20 adjusted routes, and takes only 18 minutes to deliver passengers from Tai Wai to Jordan.

Other new direct-to-urban services include T277 and T270, which transport passengers from Sheung Shui through East Kowloon and Tsim Sha Tsui East in 35 to 45 minutes.

KMB bus plant manager Ho Chi- ming said the key is to reroute Sha Tin- Kowloon buses through the Tsing Sha Highway instead of the overloaded Lion Rock Tunnel. Because of the Lion Rock bottleneck, most Sha Tin commuters have turned to the overcrowded MTR.

"A major business city like ours cannot rely solely on the railway system, no matter how good it is," said KMB deputy managing director Evan Au Yang Chi-chun.

In an attempt to improve the bus journey, the company will revamp certain interchange points and bus stops, where passengers can be comfortably seated under covered bus stops displaying bus arrival times, cooled by fans and with the use of free wi-fi.

KMB will also offer interchange concessions effective by the end of the year, with price cuts ranging from HK$1.10 to HK$9.70, depending on routes.

More than 400 additional drivers have been employed.

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Old September 6th, 2014, 06:12 PM   #1290
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I think people would prefer riding express buses across town instead of transferring many times on the MTR and stand all the way. These new long-distance routes are a good start.
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I think people would prefer riding express buses across town instead of transferring many times on the MTR and stand all the way. These new long-distance routes are a good start.
Agreed. Personally, that's what I prefer over stuffing myself into an overcrowded train. My commute on one of these express buses for me takes me the same amount of time as it takes to ride the train (3 lines plus walking) except I get a comfortable seat on the bus to the front door of my office.

I think the interchanges are great too, and I sure wasn't the only one who thought so. Used the new Tuen Mun interchange recently and it's brilliant. Good on KMB for this and look forward to the new ones.
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Old September 21st, 2014, 06:38 PM   #1293
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Hong Kong buses severely disrupted as a result of anti-government/China protests

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Commuters on Hong Kong Island and Kowloon face traffic disruptions this morning, with more than 200 bus routes suspended or diverted, as thousands of pro-democracy activists continue to occupy major roads in Central, Admiralty, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Mong Kok.

The Transport Department announced at 6.20am that “due to special incident, several road sections in Admiralty, Wan Chai, Causeway Bay and Nathan Road and Argyle Street in Mong Kok are still closed”.
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Protests exposed the shortcomings of government policies
16 October 2014
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The Occupy Central protest has, with one simple action, comprehensively proved the point that we need a new system of choosing our leaders. We require this, not necessarily for any high-minded principles of “freedom”, but because the current system has been a total failure and we have no faith in any new proposed system.

Perhaps it was inadvertent but the protesters’ actions have shown the administration’s failures in all major areas, that is, planning, transport, the environment and the economy.

Starting with planning, our leaders have been busy filling in our beautiful harbour to create a massive six-lane bypass because Central’s roads are overcrowded.

Over the past two weeks Hong Kong Island’s major artery has been shut and yet people still got to work. So if we can survive with eight lanes missing why do we need another six? One of the ways people coped was by using Harcourt Road as a pedestrian walkway, an innovative, practical, healthy and low- cost solution our rulers could never have come up with in a million years.

Regarding transport, the protests halved the number of buses on the roads. So people either took healthy options or used the MTR. This clearly demonstrates the government’s policy of licensing more buses was not required and has been bad for us. Have your readers noticed how much clearer the air has been?

For years our leaders have been wringing their hands agonising over what can be done about air quality in Hong Kong. Well, our brave protesters have solved the problem overnight: halve the number of buses and private cars on Central’s roads.

Then there is waste management. Apparently Hong Kong’s people are so irresponsible and selfish they could never sort waste and do real recycling. So the only solution is a massive HK$18 billion incinerator. Well the streets occupied by the demonstrators never looked cleaner. It seems Hong Kong’s youth, at least, can easily manage waste and recycle.

As for the economy do you think if some of Hong Kong’s brightest students felt they had a promising future they would jeopardise it all by taking part in illegal and potentially career threatening protests? No they wouldn’t.

I think one reason they have been willing to risk all, is desperation. They probably feel they have very little to lose – and that is the saddest condemnation of all.

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