The new evening return bus service of 33X will start from 25 September 2023. The bus will depart from Sai Wan Ho at 5:55pm and 6:15pm on weekdays. The service runs via the Central-Wanchai Bypass to reach Cyberport. Pokfulam residents who work in Island East may consider making use of this service to return home. Click here for the passenger notice from the bus operator.
Transport Department has published the Bus Route Planning Programme for Southern District 2022-2023, its annual review of bus routes. They propose extending bus 30X to run between Cyberport and Admiralty. Click here for the paper on 30X and here on the full paper on bus routes in the Southern District. One double decker bus would be added to keep the existing headway at 15-20 minutes. The new full fare would be $8.2 but for passengers going to/getting off at Central, the fare would remain at $7.7 if you use the same octopus card when alighting the bus. The stop at Exchange Square will be replaced by the stops at Connaught Place outside the general post office or Connaught Road Central outside Statue Square depending on the bound. The target implementation date would be the third quarter of 2022. Feel free to give me your comments via email@example.com.
Transport Department has approved a fare increase of 50 cents (new full fare $10.40) for minibus 8 and 8X, effective coming Sunday 6 March 2022. The last fare increase was in October 2018 (40 months ago). Click here for official notice.
For 69A, 69X and 69, the fare increase is 80 cents, 90 cents and 90 cents ($6.3 to Aberdeen, $11.5 to Causeway Bay and $12.9 to Quarry Bay), effective coming Sunday 6 March 2022. The last fare adjustment was in July 2019 (31 months ago). Click here for the official notice.
運輸署批准 8 / 8X 小巴加價，全程加幅為五毫子，新車費為$10.40，請按連結瀏覽詳情。這組路線上一次加價為四十個月前：2018年10月。新收費會於2022年3月6日星期日生效，
運輸署批准69A / 69X / 69 小巴加價，全程加幅為八毫、九毫及九毫（往香港仔：＄6.30、銅鑼灣：＄11.50 及鰂魚涌：＄12.90）。新收費會於2022年3月6日星期日生效，請按連結瀏覽詳情。這組路線上一次加價為三十一個月前：2019年7月。
With a video to illustrate how people have to run to the front of minibuses just to find out the route number, we have pushed for number display at the side and back of minibuses in the Legislative Council and the Southern District Council. Good news is that AMS, a large operator in the Southern District, has started to include electronic displays on new buses.
35 years ago, when I first came to Hong Kong, people ran to the front of the minibuses to see its route number. Today, this is still the case. We raised this in 2015 in the District Council and LegCo and again this week. If we can’t be a smart city when it comes to simple things, how can we be smart about bigger issues. We have received promises from Transport Department that they will now fix this, Let’s see.
The bus departed from Cyberport at 07:45 and passed by Bel-Air a few minutes later. The bus arrived at HKU MTR station at 08:07, North Point Java Road at 08:15, Quarry Bay near Taikoo Place at 08:26, Cityplaza at 08:30 and terminus in Sai Wan Ho at 08:32. Keep in mind that traffic was relatively light today as Easter travel has started. Click here for the service details. Note that this 7:45am departure is a Monday to Friday service (except public holidays).
Following consistent complaints over deteriorating services, the Transport Department announced a 2 month trial of a revised schedule for minibus 28:
The above changes will take effect on 3 October 2017 (Tuesday). Transport Department will review the patronage at the end of the two months trial period. You may refer to the official notice for details.
|Transport Department document: Bus Route Planning Programme 2016-2017|
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