KMB Route 1A

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KMBRoute01A.jpg
Overview
Operator Kowloon Motor Bus
Garage Kowloon Bay depot
Vehicle Alexander Dennis Enviro500
Volvo Super Olympian
Volvo B9TL
Route
Start Star Ferry
Via Prince Edward Road, Kwun Tong Road
End Sau Mau Ping (Central)
Length 14.8 km
Other routes KMB Route N216, N293
Red minibus
Competition KMB Routes 9, 13D, 13X, 16, 95, 203E, 215X
Routes via Nathan Road
MTR
Mong Kok ←→ Kwun Tong Red Minibus
Service
Level 0600-0050
Alt. level 0530-2340
Frequency 5 - 10 mins.
Journey time 84 mins.
Fare HK$7.2
From Star Ferry
HK & KLN Chiu Chow School $6.9
Kowloon Bay Railway Station $5.8
Kwun Tong Town Centre $4.5
From Sau Mau Ping (Central)
Yue Man Square $6.9
Rhythm Garden $5.8
Nelson Street Mong Kok $5.1
Preserved AEC Regent V bus with Route 1A signboard

KMB Route 1A is a bus route operated by Kowloon Motor Bus (KMB) in Hong Kong. It runs between Star Ferry and Sau Mau Ping (Central) and provides air-conditioned service. The route runs via Tsim Sha Tsui, Yau Ma Tei, Mong Kok, Kowloon City, San Po Kong, Ngau Tau Kok, Kwun Tong, and Sau Mau Ping.

This route holds the record for the longest time of running a mix of non-air-conditioned and air-conditioned buses, from 1991 to 2012, this despite it being one of the earliest routes to introduce air-conditioned bus service.

History[edit]

  • 4 June 1968: Route introduced with the terminus at Yue Man Square, replaces first generation Route 2B.
  • 15 September 1971: Route extended to Sau Mau Ping (Central), fare raised from $0.2 to $0.4.
  • 10 February 1991: Ten air-conditioned buses introduced to the route.
  • 7 May, 2012: Converted into a fully air-conditioned bus service.[1]

Bus route information[edit]

Sau Mau Ping (Central) to Star Ferry[edit]

  • Sau Mau Ping (Central)
  • Sau On House
  • Sau Ming House
  • Leung Shek Chee College
  • Hiu Lai Court
  • Cheung Wo Court
  • Wo Lok Estate
  • Yue Man Square
  • Millennium City
  • Ting Fu Street, Kwun Tong
  • Lower Ngau Tau Kok Estate
  • Telford Gardens
  • Kowloon Bay Railway Station
  • Kai Yip Estate
  • Richland Gardens
  • Rhythm Garden
  • The Latitude
  • Regal Oriental Hotel
  • Hau Wong Road
  • La Salle Road
  • Earl Street
  • Knight Street
  • Diosecan Boys' School
  • Heep Wo Primary School
  • Prince Edward Railway Station
  • Nelson Street, Mong Kok
  • Soy Street, Mong Kok
  • Wing Sing Lane, Yau Ma Tei
  • Cheong Lok Street, Yau Ma Tei
  • Tak Shing Street, Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Cameron Road
  • Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Hong Kong Cultural Centre
  • Star Ferry

Star Ferry to Sau Mau Ping (Central)[edit]

  • Star Ferry
  • Middle Road, Tsim Sha Tsui
  • Kimberley Road
  • Bowring Street, Yau Ma Tei
  • Kowloon Central Post Office
  • Man Ming Lane, Yau Ma Tei
  • Changsha Street, Mong Kok
  • Nelson Street, Mong Kok
  • HK & KLN Chiu Chow School
  • Queen Elizabeth School
  • Prince Edward Railway Station
  • Fa Hui Park
  • Caritas Lodge
  • Beverly Villas
  • St Teresa's Hospital
  • Lion Rock Road
  • Regal Oriental Hotel
  • The Latitude
  • Rhythm Garden
  • Ping Shek Estate
  • Kai Yip Estate
  • Kowloon Bay Railway Station
  • Lower Ngau Tau Kok Railway Station
  • Kwun Tong Road Sitting-Out Area
  • Millennium City
  • Kwun Tong Town Centre
  • Wo Lok Estate
  • Hiu Ching House
  • Hiu Lai Court
  • Hiu Kwong Street Recreational Ground
  • Leung Shek Chee College
  • Sau Fu House
  • Sau Mau Ping (Central)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Full Air-conditioned Bus Service of KMB Route 1A, KMB Press Release, 3 May, 2012