Hong Kong Photos

Welcome to the Hong Kong Photos gallery! This gallery mainly features photos of buses from Hong Kong, both double and single deck versions from many bus companies. However, this gallery also contains photos of Kowloon Canton's Railway's (KCR) two heavy rail systems, KCR's extensive light rail system, Metro Transit Railway's (MTR) extensive subway system and Hong Kong Tramways traditional double deck trams. Together with minibuses and taxis, these blend together to create one of the most convienent, extensive, largest, busiest and most exciting public transportation systems in the world!

A note on buses in Hong Kong, most buses consist of two manufactures, one for the chassis and one for the body. Buses are usually referred to first by the model of the chassis, then the body. Ie. Dennis Trident with Duple Metsec body. Also bus and rail companies are privately owned and operated within the grounds of municipal government regulations.

For a breif in introduction to public transportation in Hong Kong click here.

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Dennis &
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Light Rail

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Leyland

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MAN

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MCW

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Neoplan

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Scania

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Volvo

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Other

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Here is a breif introduction to the organization and companies involved in the public transportation in Hong Kong. Firstly, like many other large cities, Hong Kong is a metropolitan. This means places like Kowloon or New Territories are part of the greater Hong Kong area. Bus companies have most of their routes based out of one area of Greater Hong Kong. This is as follows, Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) has much of it's operation in Kowloon and New Territories, Citybus operates mainly out of Hong Kong Island along with New World First Bus. The above three companies share or independently operate many "cross harbor routes", these are simply routes that connect the busy Kowloon/New Territories areas with the busy Hong Kong Island part of Hong Kong. Therefore, this results in many buses from these three companies operating in areas other than their own. These three companies are the largest and serve the most populated areas of Greater Hong Kong. Although it should be noted that Long Win Bus (part of the KMB group) also serves the New Territories by running routes to the Chek Lap Kok International Airport and Lantau Island. Citybus also operates the same type of service as Long Win Bus, but they serve Kowloon and Hong Kong instead. Other bus companies include New Lantau Bus (serving Lantau Island and airport), Discovery Bay Transit (serving Discovery Bay with links to Lantau Island and airport) and KCR's fleet of feeder buses for it's various rail operations.

The approximate size for all these bus companies varies dramatically due to the service areas of different companies. Kowloon Motor Bus is by far the largest of all with about 4300 buses, Citybus operates about 1100 buses, New World First Bus operates around 750 buses, Long Win Bus operates about 160 buses, New Lantau Bus operates roughly 100 buses, KCR feeder bus operates about 130 buses and Discovery Bay fleet size is unknown but relatively small.

The railway network in Hong Kong is very extensive. Two companies (now merged into one) operates 8 heavy rail lines with an additional line under construction and several extensions in planning or under construction. A light rail system also exists in part of the New Territories and Hong Kong Tramways operates frequent double deck tram service on several busy corridors of Hong Kong Island. The two heavy rail companies mentioned earlier are the MTR operating 6 lines including an airport express line. KCR (Kowloon Canton Railway) operates 2 lines with a third under construction.

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