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Old December 12th, 2016, 05:13 PM   #1421
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Old December 13th, 2016, 12:45 PM   #1422
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12.8 meter buses are now being regularly deployed on Citybus urban routes (788, 10, 5B, 5X)


Source: http://www.hkitalk.net/HKiTalk2/foru...ead&tid=992265

Meanwhile NWFB has taken delivery of it's first 12.8 meter bus.

SOURCE:http://www.hkitalk.net/HKiTalk2/foru...age%3D1&page=1
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Old December 14th, 2016, 04:29 PM   #1423
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Old December 25th, 2016, 12:40 AM   #1424
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Old January 10th, 2017, 05:52 PM   #1425
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Old January 27th, 2017, 11:12 AM   #1426
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Uni team calls for electric bus switch
Jan. 24, 2017

Hong Kong needs 100 electric buses and 100 electric minibuses to cut current air pollution levels with the vehicles costing about HK$300 million, according to researchers at Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

Public transport vehicles are the major source of air pollution, contributing to 200 metric tons of suspended particles a year.

If all public transport vehicles switched to electric, roadside suspended particles would drop 17 percent, the researchers projected. They said existing electric buses are ill-suited for Hong Kong and recommended electric vehicles to use European exteriors and mainland batteries.

The PolyU team, with subsidies from the government's Central Policy Unit, visited about 10 cities last year, including Shenzhen, Chongqing, London and Munster, Germany, to observe operations of electric buses and minibuses.

The team found the electric vehicles are facing issues of unreliability and insufficient charging facilities.

Since the introduction of BYD electric buses from the mainland by Hong Kong bus operators, there were incidents such as sudden door openings, which caused the temporary suspension of the vehicles.

"It doesn't make sense for BYD to have staff stationed in Hong Kong for maintenance as there are too few electric buses in Hong Kong," said Hung Wing-tat, associate professor of civil and environmental engineering at PolyU.

He said Hong Kong has the right conditions and talent to develop specifications for electric bus manufacturers, taking into account Hong Kong's regulations and situation, such as road conditions, running time and number of seats.
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Old January 27th, 2017, 12:13 PM   #1427
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Maybe it would be helfpul to use at least busses with a hybrid engine. So you have a reduction of the pollution and the technical problems of the pure electric busses.
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Old January 28th, 2017, 01:53 PM   #1428
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Maybe it would be helfpul to use at least busses with a hybrid engine. So you have a reduction of the pollution and the technical problems of the pure electric busses.
I've seen this type of hybrid vehicle on the streets before. One of the technical challenges is the need to have strong A/C on buses to cater for our hot summers, which these type of large buses (and moreso electric) cannot yet handle.



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Hong Kong bus drivers stop letting passengers alight early in response to police crackdown
Collective action a response to drivers being ticketed for letting passengers on and off before vehicles were properly pulled up
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Bus drivers in Central appeared to be offloading passengers only at exact designated stop areas on Monday morning in protest against a recent police crackdown on parking violations.

But although commuters were earlier warned that greater traffic congestion than usual was possible on Monday due to the industrial action, those whom the Post spoke to said they were unaware of the drivers’ collective decision.

Unions had announced the move on Sunday in response to recent prosecutions against drivers who allowed passengers to embark and alight before the buses were properly pulled up.

Drivers are not allowed to let passengers off until their vehicles are in the designated stop areas, but unions said drivers sometimes did not follow these rules due to severe congestion, impatient passengers and illegal parking at bus stops by other vehicles.

Traffic was heavy at the bus stop outside Jardine House in Central on Monday morning, with 41 buses picking up and dropping off passengers during a 15-minute period before 9am. As many as five buses were seen in the stop area at the same time.

At least three taxis stopped illegally within the area during that period, forcing bus drivers to wait behind the cabs before driving into the stop.

More : http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/e...ing-passengers
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