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Public Light Buses (PLBs) are minibuses with not more than 19 seats. Their number is fixed at a maximum of 4,350 vehicles. Some PLBs are used on scheduled services (green minibuses) and others on non-scheduled services (red minibuses).

Red minibuses are free to operate anywhere, except where special prohibitions apply, without control over routes or fares. There were 1,070 red minibuses in Janaury 2018. In year 2016, RMBs carried about 307,000 passengers daily.




Green minibuses (GMBs) operate on fixed routes at fixed fares. In January 2018, there were 66 GMB routes on Hong Kong Island, 82 in Kowloon and 202 in the New Territories, employing a total of 3,276 vehicles. In year 2016, GMBs carried about 1,527,000 passengers daily.


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