KMB and Long Win Bus Offer Free Rides for the Elderly on “Senior Citizen’s Day”
KMB and LWB will offer free rides on all its bus routes (including airport routes) for all people aged 65 and over on Sunday 19 November 2017 (Senior Citizen’s Day). To enjoy free rides, eligible passengers holding a Senior Citizen Card or Hong Kong Identity Card need only show their card when boarding the bus, while those holding an Elder Octopus should swipe their card when boarding. The amount deducted for such Octopus card transactions will be set at $0 on that day.
KMB and LWB hope elderly passengers can make good use of the free bus rides on “Senior Citizen’s Day” and enjoy a happy Sunday with safe and comfortable bus journeys.
KMB recommends the elderly to take bus Route 31B, 35A or 286X to Jao Tsung-I Academy, and then Route 6D or 86 to Mei Ho House; Route 3B, 10, 11C, 74X, 91, 92, 96R or 286M to visit Chi Lin Nunnery; Route 276B to visit Hong Kong Wetland Park; Route 5R to Kai Tak Cruise Terminal Park, and then Route 14X to Lei Yue Mun to enjoy seafood; Route 270A, 273, 273A, 279X or 978 to visit Fung Ying Seen Koon in Fanling.
LWB specially recommends the elderly to take “A” routes (e.g. Route A32, A33X, A37, A43 or A47X) to / from airport and interchange with Route R8 at Lantau Link Toll Plaza to visit the Inspiration Lake Recreation Centre and have a walk by the lake. Alternatively, they can travel on “E” routes (e.g. route E31, E33, E34B or E42) to visit Citygate in Tung Chung for shopping or take the cable car to Ngong Ping to visit the Big Buddha.
KMB and LWB remind elderly passengers to observe safety rules on buses and to hold the handrails when travelling on buses. In addition, they should make use of the “priority seats” and leave their seat only when the bus has come to a stop. All passengers are also encouraged to take care of the elderly on buses and offer their seat to them. By observing this guideline, they will be helping to contribute to safe and comfortable bus journeys.
Providing elderly passengers with safe bus journeys has always been KMB and LWB’s priority. Besides being equipped with super-low floor, non-slip handrails and a wheelchair space, the entire KMB and LWB fleet is equipped with the Electronic Bus Stop Announcement System.