Kowloon Motor Bus

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Kowloon Motor Bus
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Kowloon Motor Bus facelifted Wright Gemini 3 bodied Volvo B8L in March 2019
Parent Transport International
Founded13 April 1933;89 years ago (1933-04-13)
Headquarters Lai Chi Kok, Kowloon, Hong Kong [1]
Service area Hong Kong
Service type Bus services
Alliance Long Win Bus
Routes642
Depots4
Fleet4073 (Oct 2019)
Annual ridership990 million (2016)[ citation needed ]
Website www.kmb.hk OOjs UI icon edit-ltr-progressive.svg

Kowloon Motor Bus also has a Hong Kong football club, Kowloon Motor Bus Co. It was formed in 1947 and joined Hong Kong First Division League in the 1947/48 season. Nicknamed "Atomic Bus", the team obtained the only two league titles in 1953/54 and 1966/67. The team attained its peak in the 1950s and 1960s when the "South China - Kowloon Motor Bus Co. crash" (南巴大戰) was one of the highlighted rival matches in Hong Kong. In 1970/71, the team faced their first relegation, but was able to stay in the First Division as Jardines quit the league in the following season. However, the team were relegated in 1972/73. It made its last First Division League appearance in 1976/77, but was relegated after only one season. The football team quit the league in 1981 and reformed in 2017. [3]

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References

  1. "Kowloon Motor Bus Co 1993 Ltd/The". Bloomberg . Retrieved 22 May 2022.
  2. Lai, Lawrence Wai Chung; Davies, Stephen Nicholas Guy; Cheung, Alvin Polycarp Cho Wing (August 2011). "Government Transport Land-use Planning and Development by Implicit Contract for Franchised Buses and Ferries in Hong Kong, 1933–1972" (PDF). Planning Practice and Research. 26 (4): 435–466. doi:10.1080/02697459.2011.582395. hdl: 10722/145931 . ISSN   0269-7459.
  3. 1 2 3 4 Milestones Kowloon Motor Bus
  4. Finer, Jonathan, “King of the road” Far Eastern Economic Review, Feb 7, 2002, Vol.165 (5), pp.36-40
  5. About LWB Long Win Bus Company
  6. Company Overview Transport International Holdings
  7. Grant of new franchise to Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region 28 March 2017
  8. Hong Kong bus operator Kowloon Motor Bus company granted new 10-year franchise South China Morning Post 28 March 2017
  9. 1 2 3 Annual report for year ended 31 December 2017 Transport International
  10. "Bus-Bus Interchange System". Kowloon Motor Bus. 2007. Retrieved 6 December 2007.
  11. "KMB fares cut on day trains reduce prices". The Standard. 2007. Archived from the original on 22 May 2011. Retrieved 6 December 2007.
  12. "Launch of KMB monthly pass scheme approved". www.info.gov.hk. Retrieved 2 September 2021.
  13. Orders & Deliveries Commercial Motor 27 November 1964
  14. Giant Daimlers for Hong Kong Commercial Motor 18 March 1966
  15. Twin-steer Big J tractive unit Commercial Motor 9 September 1966
  16. 100 Seddonn Buses for Hong Kong Commercial Motor 24 May 1957
  17. Kowloon Coaches Commercial Motor 12 July 1980
  18. Farewell to KMB Non-Air Conditioned Buses Kowloon Motor Bus 10 May 2012
  19. Alexander's HK Merc Commercial Motor 12 March 1983
  20. Ailsa for Kowloon Commercial Motor 17 November 1978
  21. Red buses coming to a stop near you The Standard 5 May 2017
  22. KMB's new red and silver buses to greet Hongkongers by end of June South China Morning Post 22 June 2017

Further reading

Kowloon Motor Bus
Traditional Chinese 九龍巴士(一九三三)有限公司
Simplified Chinese 九龙巴士(一九三三)有限公司