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Old August 20th, 2018, 06:11 PM   #1641
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Another needle found sticking out of a KMB bus seat in Hong Kong
More than 10 such incidents have been reported in recent months on buses in the city
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August 20, 2018

A sewing needle was found sticking out of a seat on a KMB bus on Saturday, as the city’s biggest bus company continues to be plagued by such incidents.

The 4cm-long needle was spotted sticking out of a seat on the lower deck of a bus on route 38 at about 2pm on Saturday.

The vehicle was travelling from Kwai Shing East Estate in Kwai Chung to Ping Tin Estate in Lam Tin.

A male student told media that he boarded the bus at Wong Tai Sin MTR station and when he was about to get off near APM mall on Kwun Tong Road he spotted the needle on a seat on the right side of the vehicle.

“If a granny couldn’t see it and got injured, it would be a big [problem],” the student said.

He reported the incident to the bus driver.

The driver then reported it to his colleagues at a bus terminus and police were called.

A police spokesman said the department received a call at 6.30pm on Saturday about the discovery of the needle. No injuries were reported and no arrests were made.

A police source said the driver had checked the cabin before starting the journey from Kwai Shing East Estate and found nothing abnormal.

A KMB spokesman said the company strongly condemned the incident and had handed the evidence to police.

More than 10 needle-in-seat incidents involving mainly KMB buses have been reported since late June.
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Old August 22nd, 2018, 02:16 PM   #1642
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Hong Kong’s KMB looking to spend HK$200 million on seat belts for older buses
Government officials ‘positive’ about subsidising upgrades, transport operator tells safety panel formed after fatal double-decker crash in February
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September 12, 2018

Hong Kong transport operator KMB is looking into spending at least HK$200 million (US$25.5 million) to install seat belts on more than 1,000 existing buses, with government officials being “positive” about subsidising the upgrades, a panel heard on Wednesday.

The Independent Review Committee on Hong Kong’s Franchised Bus Service, formed after a fatal bus accident involving a KMB double-decker that toppled in Tai Po resulting in 19 deaths in February, had resumed hearing statements from company representatives after a month-long break.

The panel was told that KMB had been looking into installing seat belts on more than 1,000 double-deckers running long-haul routes. While newer buses came with seat belts on all seats, the same was not true for older double-deckers, they said.

According to a Transport Department guideline dated 2012, seat belts are required only for exposed seats and seats on the first row on the upper deck.

KMB representatives estimated the cost to upgrade each old bus at about HK$200,000, meaning the cost of equipping more than 1,000 buses would exceed HK$200 million.

Chairman Norman Leung Nai-pang said he had recently met transport officials, including Permanent Secretary for Transport and Housing Joseph Lai Yee-tak, and that they were positive about subsidising the upgrade.

KMB managing director Roger Lee Chak-cheong said cost was not the company’s main concern.
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KMB cool goes through roof
Oct 4, 2018
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Temperatures inside double-decker buses will be cooler by up to 10 degrees Celsius as Kowloon Motor Bus upgrades cooling systems and installs more solar panels on the roof of its vehicles.

Developed by KMB's engineering team, the new solar panel system will cool down its buses 50 percent faster than the first-generation cooling system, treating passengers to a cooler ride as temperatures are reduced by eight to 10 degrees.

The new system will also enable KMB buses to trim fuel usage by 3 percent.

Ho Sai-lok, a senior engineer, said the new cooling system will be effective even under a scorching sun.

He said the number of solar panels set up on each bus has been increased from 20 to 28, and their efficiency raised by 10 percent.

They cover almost the entire roof, marking a 40 percent increase in coverage area and a 54 percent spike in the amount of captured solar energy compared to first-generation buses equipped with solar panels.

The engineering team also came up with tailor-made aluminum frames to attach the panels onto the roofs. The frames enable a thin layer of air to be generated as heat insulation to reduce temperatures inside the bus.

Another major enhancement was undertaken in the air ventilation system and subsidiary solar power supply.

When an engine is turned off, the solar energy will enable the ventilation system to extract hot air through a specially-designed duct.

With the engine turned on, the system supplies electricity directly to USB chargers and drives the ventilation fans of air-con systems and in the engine compartment.

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