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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 routeing, headways and fares. There were 991 licenced red minibuses in April 2021As at April 2021, RMBs carried about 207,400 passengers daily (Provisional figure).


Green minibuses (GMBs) operate on fixed routes with scheduled headway and fixed fares. In April 2021, there were 360 main routes (Hong Kong Island: 67, Kowloon: 82, New Territories: 211), employing a total of 3,267 licenced green minibusesAs at April 2021, GMBs carried about 1,248,500 passengers daily (Provisional figure).


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