Franchised bus route rationalization in hk

If the trial results are satisfactory, the Government will encourage franchised bus companies to use electric buses on a larger scale, taking into account affordability for the franchised bus companies and passengers. Many routes pass through the cross-harbour routes linking Hong Kong Island with Kowloon and cross-harbour route numbers are prefixed to identify which tunnel they use.

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The buses have a passenger capacity of 35 seated and 29 standing and performance of the vehicles will be assessed over a two year period.

Services to most areas are frequent and operate from early morning to around midnight. The English version can be selected from the iPhone settings menu.

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The text of the Guidelines is at Annex 2. If the trial results are satisfactory, the Government will encourage franchised bus companies to use electric buses on a larger scale, taking into account affordability for the franchised bus companies and passengers. In June the Transport Department approved a fare increase averaging 3. The Octopus Card reader and cash fare box are located next to the driver. Reply: President, Bus route rationalisation is an ongoing task of the Transport Department TD with the objectives of enhancing network efficiency, improving service quality, easing traffic congestion and reducing roadside air pollution. Although trials operated satisfactorily, KMB is testing other prototypes with a longer range as well as testing battery-driven buses and hybrids. Since KMB has also been conducting trials of an electric "gBus" green and genesis with zero emissions, leased from a Shanghai company. Public transport re-organisation plans are also being formulated in the wake of commissioning of the Kwun Tong Line Extension and South Island Line. Octopus Card readers are located next to the drivers cab on buses Standing is allowed on the lower deck only and is common on some routes during peak hours. The trial bus is operating on Tuen Mun routes and KMB is planning to gradually add panels to other double-deck buses in its fleet. The revised fares take effect on 20th January Services to most areas are frequent and operate from early morning to around midnight. The app has since been made available on other mobile platforms. The bus can accommodate 66 passengers 31 seated and 35 standing.

The app has since been made available on other mobile platforms. The In June the Transport Department approved a fare increase averaging 3.

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The buses have a range of up to 10 kilometres after being fully charged and can maintain a continuous supply of air conditioning for up to an hour. The regenerative braking system captures the otherwise wasted braking energy and stores it in the batteries, making the bus even more environmentally efficient. The atlas also shows all green minibus stops. A rival electric bus manufacturer, Great Dragon, confirmed it was supplying a right-hand drive bus to a Hong Kong utility company in October for trials. Eating, drinking and smoking on buses is not allowed. Components were made in the UK and assembled in Zhuhai. Octopus Card readers are located next to the drivers cab on buses Standing is allowed on the lower deck only and is common on some routes during peak hours. The trial bus is operating on Tuen Mun routes and KMB is planning to gradually add panels to other double-deck buses in its fleet. Octopus Card is swiped only on entry to the bus, except on a small number of routes, for example, between Central and Stanley, where sectional fares are available, in which case Octopus Card should also be swiped on exit for the card to be credited with the difference between the full fare charged on entry and the sectional fare. In recent years the fleet has been upgraded to meet European emission standards. KMB announced in early that it is to internally refurbish its "mid-life" about 8 years old buses with paint respray, new seats and a fresh new look to bring to enhance the comfort level of the buses to the same standard as the new generation "Red Bus". The order is part of KMB's 5-year purchasing plan which will see older buses replaced and the new buses, which were in service by mid, are used on routes connecting urban areas with new towns in the New Territories. Since the announcement in the Policy Address that the Government would pursue rationalisation more vigorously, the TD and franchised bus companies have started pursuing bus route rationalisation using an Area Approach. All franchised buses are expected to be low-floor by with the exception of some buses operated by New Lantao Bus Company along routes on Lantau Island which have topographical constraints such as steep gradients and sharp bends which are unsuitable for wheelchair accessible buses. The text of the Guidelines is at Annex 2.

Many buses are also fitted with TV screens for entertainment and advertising. The bus can accommodate 66 passengers 31 seated and 35 standing. Multi-functional LCD panels display the names of the next three bus stops and hotel names, all buses are equipped with free wi-fi and luggage rack areas are monitored by CCTV.

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