Long Win Bus

Long Win Bus (Chinese: 龍運巴士) is a bus company operating franchised services in Hong Kong. It was established on 1 June 1997 to provide bus service between Hong Kong International Airport, North Lantau New Town and the New Territories. It is a subsidiary of Transport International.

Long Win Bus
ParentTransport International
Founded1996
Service typeBus services
AllianceKowloon Motor Bus
Routes30 (December 2017)
Depots1
Fleet245 (December 2017)
Annual ridership39.1 million (2017)
Websitewww.lwb.hk

History

Long Win Bus was established on 1 June 1997 to operate peak-hour services after the opening of the Tsing Ma Bridge.[1][2]

The first route operated by Long Win Bus was route E31 (Tung Chung to Tsuen Wan Pier when newly introduced), served by Volvo Olympians. But later on, Volvo Olympians have been retired from the bus fleet, and were transferred to its parent company, Kowloon Motor Bus.

The company's franchise was extended from June 2003 to May 2013. It has been extended again until May 2023.[3][4]

Services

As of December 2017, Long Win Bus operated 30 routes which cover the Airport, Tung Chung, Hong Kong Disneyland, the Ngong Ping 360 cable car and AsiaWorld-Expo.[5][6][7]

Fleet

As of December 2017, Long Win Bus operated a fleet of 245 predominately double-decker buses.[7]

References

  1. About LWB Long Win Bus Company
  2. Company Overview Transport International Holdings
  3. Grant of new franchises to three bus companies Government of Hong Kong 24 April 2012
  4. Long Win Bus Transport Department
  5. More about LWB Long Win Bus
  6. Route Introduction Long Win Bus
  7. Annual report for year ended 31 December 2017 Transport International

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