KMB ushers in double-decker electric buses for cross-harbour route

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4th March 2024 – (Hong Kong) Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) has announced the launch of its double-decker electric buses on the cross-harbour Route 112, initiating service expansion to Hong Kong Island. The move marks a significant step towards eco-friendly travel, offering passengers from the island district the opportunity to experience a serene and emission-free journey.

Starting today, the electric double-deckers are slated to serve the route connecting Cheung Sha Wan (So Uk Estate) to North Point (Pak Fuk Road), traversing the bustling arteries of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. This includes major thoroughfares such as Nathan Road and key infrastructures like the Hung Hom Cross Harbour Tunnel, as well as vital Hong Kong Island streets including Yee Wo Street and Causeway Road. The deployment of these electric buses aims to deliver a fresher atmosphere and a tranquil green transit experience to commuters.

KMB’s current fleet of 82 electric buses, including the newly inducted Route 112 service, now spans 37 routes. These routes cover new development areas, dense urban sectors, and expressways, amassing a total mileage of over 2.2 million kilometres. This strategic move has resulted in the reduction of nearly 3,000 metric tonnes of carbon emissions. Annually, the electric buses are expected to cut down carbon emissions by approximately 10,100 metric tonnes, an environmental impact equating to the planting of nearly 4.4 million trees. This initiative is a tangible contribution towards achieving carbon neutrality.