Plans for the deployment of low floor double-deckers on the 3M bus route, servicing Tung Chung and Mui Wo are officially going ahead, following approval from the Transport Department (TD).
The New Lantao Bus company (NLB) plans to implement Enviro 400 twin-axle double-decker buses to its fleet, in an effort to meet passenger demand.
An increase in demand is expected upon the completion of Mui Wo’s new residential developments: Ngan Kwong Wan Road West and Ngan Kwong Wan Road East.
The buses will be able to accommodate up to 88 passengers, which will increase capacity by 40 per cent.
According to the TD, they expect the bus operator to monitor the route closely, particularly in areas where the buses may collide with tree branches.
NLB, who service the route, put in the official proposal for the double-deckers in the last quarter of 2017.
Currently, they have no intention of introducing double-decker buses on other South Lantau routes.
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