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Public Light Buses (PLBs) are minibuses with not more than 16 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 are 1,194 red minibuses in March 2015. In year 2014, RMBs carried about 349,000 passengers daily.




Green minibuses (GMBs) operate on fixed routes at fixed fares. In March 2015, there were 69 GMB routes on Hong Kong Island, 82 in Kowloon and 198 in the New Territories, employing a total of 3,153 vehicles. In year 2014, GMBs carried about 1,508,000 passengers daily.


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