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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 were 1,099 red minibuses in November 2016. In year 2015, RMBs carried about 331,000 passengers daily.




Green minibuses (GMBs) operate on fixed routes at fixed fares. In November 2016, there were 69 GMB routes on Hong Kong Island, 84 in Kowloon and 201 in the New Territories, employing a total of 3,251 vehicles. In year 2015, GMBs carried about 1,529,000 passengers daily.


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