The Transport Department on Tuesday requested bus companies to resume the service of 79 bus routes from April 1, as fewer bus captains are absent due to Covid infection and quarantine, with a view to continuing regular public services from April 21.
With fewer bus captains absent from Covid
-19 infections and quarantine, the government aims to gradually resume more public transport services from April 1.
The department said it has requested franchised bus companies to resume the services of 79 out of 140 routes previously approved for temporary suspension after examining the new round of applications for service adjustments from these companies.
For those daytime routes approved for frequency adjustment, the headway during peak periods will be lengthened by no more than 10 minutes, and the extended waiting time will not exceed 30 minutes.
Another 61 routes will remain suspended till April 10 to align with the social distancing rules and cope with the drop in patronage. They are mainly supplementary services in peak periods, recreational routes operated during weekends, and overnight services.
In addition, the frequencies of individual bus routes mainly serving tourists or heading to land boundary control points, or the airport have already been adjusted to limited service or suspended service due to the anti-epidemic measures.
For details of the service adjustments, more announcements will be made on the websites of the bus companies:
New World First Bus: www.bravobus.com.hk
Kowloon Motor Bus: www.kmb.hk
Long Win Bus: www.lwb.hk
New Lantao Bus: www.nlb.com.hk