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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 1,057 red minibuses in April 2018. In year 2017, RMBs carried about 295,300 passengers daily.

  


Green

   

Green minibuses (GMBs) operate on fixed routes at fixed fares. In April 2018, there were 352 main routes and 183 supplementary routes, employing a total of 3,293 vehicles. In year 2017, GMBs carried about 1,519,500 passengers daily.

   

Public Light Bus New Regulations

Summary of the Briefing Session for Application for Passenger Service Licence(s) in Respect of the Packages of Public Light Bus (Scheduled) Routes Gazetted In August 2018 (Chinese only)PDFChinese Version Only