15th May 2019 – (Hong Kong) At around 7pm yesterday, a KMB Bus no. 81C (licence plate number PZ8722) was overloaded with passengers at the bus terminus near Pui Ching Middle School on Waterloo Road. There were almost 20 passengers standing on the upper deck with the staircase fully occupied.
Several passengers complained to the bus driver with regards to its safety as the bus was swaying constantly during the journey. However, he simply ignored the passengers’ request. A few of them decided to alight the bus at the next stop as they were concerned with the bus safety.
The lower deck of a KMB Bus can accommodate up to 51 standees. The gross capacity of the bus is close to 150 passengers. However, according to the KMB’s guidelines, passengers are not allowed to stand on the staircase nor upper deck when the bus is in motion.