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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 Minibus

Red Minibuses (RMBs) are currently allowed to operate across the territory except prohibited zones for RMBs, and their route, headway and fare are not subject to any regulation. There were 871 licenced RMBs in December 2022. As at December 2022, RMBs carried about 159,500 passengers daily.

Green Minibus

Green Minibuses (GMBs) operate on fixed routes with scheduled headway and fixed fares. In December 2022, there were 356 main routes (67 on Hong Kong Island, 81 in Kowloon and 208 in the New Territories), operating with a total of 3,272 licenced GMBs. As at December 2022, GMBs carried about 1,170,500 passengers daily.


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