Park Island Transport

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An Alexander Dennis Super Pointer Dart operated by Park Island Transport
A ferry operated by Park Island Transport

Park Island Transport Company Limited (PITCL, Chinese: 珀麗灣客運有限公司) operates bus and ferry services between Ma Wan Island and other parts of Hong Kong territory. It was established in 2002. Park Island is a major private housing estate on the island.

Corporate structure[edit]

PITCL was originally created as a joint venture company between a wholly owned subsidiary of KMB Group (operator of Kowloon Motor Bus) and a wholly owned subsidiary of Hong Kong & Kowloon Ferry Limited (HKKF). PITCL was a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport International Holdings Limited. After 2009, it became the wholly owned subsidiary of Sun Hung Kai Properties.[1]

Bus[edit]

PITCL operates six bus routes:

At the beginning, PITCL operated six second-hand Dennis Dart SLFs bought from KMB. Between 2003 and 2008, due to the rapid growth of residents in Park Island, the company bought new Dennis Dart SPDs from the UK and the very first Designline Olymbus electronic-motivated HEV bus from New Zealand which is more environmentally friendly. The three Designline buses had been withdrawn in 2008/2010.

List of PITCL buses:

Ferry[edit]

PITCL operates a fleet of 6 high-speed double-deck air-conditioned catamarans. The only ferry route is Ma Wan to Central Piers (Pier 2).

Another route, Ma Wan to Tsuen Wan Pier (next to the MTR Tsuen Wan West Station), was discontinued on 13 December 2012 after 10 years of operation.[2][3]

Fleet[edit]

 Name   Type   Year Built   Seats   Speed   Builder   Notes 
Park Island 1 Catamaran 2002 412 29 knots Marintekink (Singapore) Shipyard
Park Island 2 Catamaran 2002 412 29 knots Marintekink (Singapore) Shipyard
Park Island 3 Catamaran 2002 412 29 knots Marintekink (Singapore) Shipyard
Park Island 5 Catamaran 2002 412 29 knots Marintekink (Singapore) Shipyard
Park Island 7 Catamaran 2003 228 27 knots Choey Lee Shipyard
Park Island 8 Catamaran 2004 228 27 knots Choey Lee Shipyard

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