Colony’s New Bus Services, 1933

IDJ has sent the following article about new bus services in Hong Kong, published in 1933.

HF: I have retyped the original newspaper article to aid clarity and to assist searches.

Please note the image shown below does not come from the article.

Colony's New Bus Services HK Sunday Herald 11th JUne 1933 From IDJ

These five routes are: Tai Hang – Kennedy Town; Blake Pier – University (via Garden Road); Blake Pier – University (via Queen’s Road); Blake Pier – Happy Valley and Blake Pier – Taikoo. The fare on the latter service will be reduced from 20 cents to 10 cents.

In handing over their Kowloon routes, the China Motor Bus Company retained 10 of their smaller buses (formerly on the Kowloon Tong service) which have been fitted out as a one-class section and taken to Hong Kong via the Vehicular Ferry.

Buses Star Ferry Bus Terminus 1930s Gwulo

Star Ferry bus terminus 1930s. Courtesy:

The China Motor Bus Company has taken over 29 vehicles in all from the Hong Kong companies for which they paid $260,000. Of this number eight were taken over from the Hong Kong Tramway Company at a price of $50,000, while seven buses on the Aberdeen service cost $30,000.

In Kowloon

The manager of the Kowloon Motor Bus Company, in an interview with the Sunday Herald yesterday, said that the change over in Kowloon had been done without a hitch. Thirty-five of the buses were taken from the China Motor Bus Company and 26 from the Kai Tack Company.

No price of sale could be stated at the moment as the accounts were not settled. Many employees of both old companies were now in the employ of the Kowloon Motor Bus Company, and the time tables of the various routes are to remain unaltered.

Source: The Hong Kong Sunday Herald 11th June 1933.

This article was first posted on 11th July 2022.

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