Kowloon Motor Bus

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Kowloon Motor Bus is a franchised bus company operating in Hong Kong. It primarily operates bus routes in Kowloon and the New Territories as well as Hong Kong Island. The Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Transport International Holdings Limited[1].

Kowloon Motor Bus has a fleet of 3,900 buses servicing more than 400 bus routes. It was the first Hong Kong based public company to receive ISO 9001:2000 Quality Management System and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System certifications. The company also qualified for ISO 9001:2008 certification in 2009[2].

Facilities

  • KMB Overhaul Centre (Tuen Mun)
  • Kowloon Bay Depot
  • Lai Chi Kok Depot
  • Sha Tin Depot
  • Sheung Shui Depot
  • Tai Po Depot
  • Tseung Kwan O Depot
  • Tsing Yi Depot

Routes

List of Kowloon Motor Bus routes

Current low floor bus fleet roster

Single deckers

Fleet
number
range
Thumbnail Year Length Manufacturer Model Body Engine Transmission Destination
sign
Notes Routes
commonly
served
ASB1-ASB20 Kowloon Motor Bus ASB3-a.jpg 2009 10.6m Scania K230UB Salvador Caetano Scania DC9
Euro 4
ZF 6HP502C Gorba 2D, 5M, 8A, 10, 77K, 208
ASC1-ASC10 Kowloon Motor Bus ASC3-a.jpg 2009 12m Scania K230UB Salvador Caetano Scania DC9
Euro 4
ZF 6HP502C Gorba 73A, 79K, 273A, 278K, 281M
ASC11-ASC29 2009-2010 12m Scania K230UB Salvador Caetano Scania DC9
Euro 4
ZF 6HP502C Hanover Display Flipdot 28B, 54, 79K, 82K, 251A, 273
ASCU1 2010 12m Scania K270UB Salvador Caetano Scania DC9
Euro 5
ZF 6HP504C Hanover Display Flipdot Euro 5 demonstrator. 28B
AVC1-AVC40 Kowloon Motor Bus AVC6-a.jpg 2010 12m Volvo B7RLE MCV Evolution Volvo D7E
Euro 5
ZF 6HP504C Hanover Display Flipdot 14B, 28B, 43M, 70K, 71B, 72A, 73K, 74A, 82C, 95M, 216M, 270, 272K, 273, 273B, 278K
AAU1-AAU30 Kowloon Motor Bus E200 Dart-a.jpg 2010-2011 10.4m Alexander Dennis Enviro200Dart Alexander Dennis Enviro200Dart Cummins ISBe Voith D854.5 Hanover Display Flipdot Debut at 2010 Euro Bus Expo. 7B, 7M, 30, 34M, 51, 53, 54, 211
AVC41-AVC70 Kowloon Motor Bus AVC41-a.jpg 2011-2012 12m Volvo B7RLE MCV Evolution Volvo D7E
Euro 5
ZF 6HP504C Hanover Display Flipdot 7M, 11D, 16M, 18, 33A, 70K, 74A, 203C, 216M, 234B, 270, 273, 296M, 606
AAS1-AAS11 2013 10.4m Alexander Dennis Enviro200Dart Alexander Dennis Enviro200Dart Cummins ISBe Voith D854.5 Hanover Display Orange 46, 203C, 208
AYM1-AYM3 2015 12m Youngman JNP6122UC Youngman Hanover Display Orange Spare
BDE1-BDE10 2017 12m BYD K9 Gemilang

Double deckers

Fleet
number
range
Thumbnail Year Length Manufacturer Model Body Engine Transmission Destination
sign
Notes Routes
commonly
served
3ASV62-3ASV492 Kowloon Motor Bus 3ASV92-a.jpg

Kowloon Motor Bus 3ASV459-a.jpg

2000-2002 12m Volvo B10TL Super Olympian Alexander ALX500 Volvo D10A
Euro 2
ZF 5HP590
5 speed
Hanover Display Yellow 3ASV403, 3ASV433-3ASV436, 3ASV441-3ASV442, 3ASV447, 3ASV451, 3ASV453-3ASV454, 3ASV456, 3ASV459, 3ASV462, 3ASV466-3ASV468, 3ASV470-3ASV472, 3ASV474 have Volgren CR223LD bodies. Any non-cross harbour route.
ATS51-ATS100 Kowloon Motor Bus ATS96-a.jpg 2001 10.6m TransBus Trident 3 TransBus ALX500 Cummins M11E
Euro 2
305 hp
Voith D864.3
4 speed
Hanover Display Yellow ATS96 and ATS97 painted metallic green signifying Euro 3 Cummins ISM engines. Any non-cross harbour route.
ASV1-ASV49 Kowloon Motor Bus ASV38-a.jpg 2001 10.6m Volvo B10TL Super Olympian TransBus ALX500 Volvo D10A
Euro 3
ZF 5HP590
5 speed
Hanover Display Yellow Any non-cross harbour route.
ASV50 2002 10.6m Volvo B10TL Super Olympian TransBus ALX500 Volvo D10A
Euro 3
ZF 5HP590
5 speed
Hanover Display Yellow 289K
ATR299-ATR354 Kowloon Motor Bus ATR305-a.jpg 2002 12m TransBus Trident 3 TransBus ALX500 Cummins ISMe
Euro 3
Voith D864.3E
4 speed
Hanover Display Yellow Any non-cross harbour route.
ATS101-ATS150 Kowloon Motor Bus ATS122-a.jpg 2002 10.6m TransBus Trident 3 TransBus ALX500 Cummins ISMe
Euro 3
ATS101-ATS140: Voith D864.3E
4 speed

ATS141-ATS150: ZF 5HP550
5 speed

Hanover Display Yellow Any non-cross harbour route.
ATR369-ATR392 Kowloon Motor Bus ATR389-a.jpg 2003 12m TransBus Trident 3 TransBus ALX500 Cummins ISMe
Euro 3
Voith D864.3E
4 speed
Hanover Display Yellow 5, 17, 38, 40, 40X, 42C, 46X, 49X, 268C, 269D, 270A, 278X
ASV51-ASV74 Kowloon Motor Bus ASV70-a.jpg 2003 10.6m Volvo B10TL Super Olympian TransBus ALX500 Volvo D10A285
Euro 3
ZF 6HP592
5 speed
Hanover Display Yellow 7B, 14B, 15A, 23M, 34, 34M, 38A, 43M, 80M, 95M, 216M
ATE1-ATE256, ATE258-ATE271 Kowloon Motor Bus ATE58-a.jpg 2003-2006 12m TransBus

Alexander Dennis

Enviro500 Enviro500 Cummins ISMe
Euro 3
335 hp
ATE1-ATE12, ATE15, ATE20, ATE22, ATE36, ATE38, ATE39, ATE42-ATE44, ATE46, ATE48, ATE49, ATE55, ATE60, ATE62-ATE65, ATE67-ATE89, ATE104, ATE106, ATE107, ATE112, ATE114, ATE116, ATE119, ATE121, ATE124: Voith D864.3E
4 speed

ATE13, ATE14, ATE16-ATE19, ATE21, ATE23-ATE35, ATE37, ATE40, ATE41, ATE45, ATE47, ATE50-ATE54, ATE56-ATE59, ATE61, ATE66, ATE90-ATE103, ATE105, ATE108-ATE111, ATE113, ATE115, ATE117, ATE118, ATE120, ATE122, ATE123, ATE125-ATE144, ATE146-ATE164, ATE167, ATE169, ATE171-ATE215: ZF 5HP602C
5 speed


ATE145, ATE165, ATE166, ATE168, ATE170, ATE216-ATE256, ATE258-ATE271: Voith D864.5
4 speed

Hanover Display Yellow ATE245-ATE250, ATE260, ATE262-ATE266, ATE269-ATE271 have Gorba destination signs. Any non-cross harbour route, 106, 606.
AVW1 2003 12m Volvo B10TL Super Olympian Wright Explorer Volvo D10A
Euro 3
ZF 5HP590
5 speed
Hanover Display Yellow 43M
APM1 Kowloon Motor Bus APM1-a.jpg 2003 12m MAN A34 Neoplan Centroliner MAN D2866
Euro 3
Voith D864.3E
4 speed
Hanover Display Yellow Spare.
AVW2-AVW100 Kowloon Motor Bus AVW5-a.jpg 2003-2005 12m Volvo B10TL Super Olympian Wright Explorer Volvo D10A
Euro 3
ZF 5HP590
5 speed
Hanover Display Yellow Any non-cross harbour route.
ASV75-ASV100 Kowloon Motor Bus ASV87-a.jpg 2004-2005 10.6m Volvo B10TL Super Olympian TransBus ALX500 Volvo D10A285
Euro 3
ZF 6HP592
5 speed
Hanover Display Yellow Any non-cross harbour route.
AVD1 Kowloon Motor Bus AVD1-a.jpg 2004 12m Volvo B9TL Volgren CR223LD Volvo D9B
Euro 4
310 hp
ZF 6HP592C
5 speed
Hanover Display Yellow
  • Demonstrator.
  • Features Eco-Driveline System.
  • Originally had D9C engine, replaced by D9B engine in 2006.
Spare.
AVBE1 2005 12m Volvo B9TL Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Volvo D9A
Euro 3
300 hp
ZF 6HP592C
6 speed
Gorba 12
AVBW1 2005 12m Volvo B9TL Wright Explorer Volvo D9A
Euro 3
300 hp
ZF 6HP592C
6 speed
Gorba 12A
AVBW2-AVBW64 Kowloon Motor Bus AVBW6-a.jpg 2005-2006 12m Volvo B9TL Wright Explorer Volvo D9A
Euro 3
300 hp
ZF 6HP592C
6 speed
AVBW2-AVBW7, AVBW13-AVBW40, AVBW42-AVBW47, AVBW49, AVBW50, AVBW52-AVBW54, AVBW56-AVBW58: Hanover Display Yellow

AVBW8-AVBW12, AVBW41, AVBW48, AVBW51, AVBW55, AVBW59-AVBW64: Gorba

AVBW15 has a Volvo D9C 340 hp engine and a Voith D864.5 transmission. Any non-cross harbour route.
ATEU1 Kowloon Motor Bus ATEU1-a.jpg 2006 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe
Euro 5
Voith D864.5
4 speed
Hanover Display Yellow ex-ATE257, first Euro 5 transit bus in Hong Kong. 32
AVBE1-AVBE51 Kowloon Motor Bus AVBE8-a.jpg 2006-2007 12m Volvo B9TL Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Volvo D9A
Euro 3
300 hp
AVBE2-AVBE15, AVBE17, AVBE19-AVBE21, AVBE23, AVBE25: ZF 6HP592C
6 speed

AVBE16, AVBE18, AVBE22, AVBE24, AVBE26-AVBE51: Voith D864.5
4 speed

Hanover Display Yellow Any non-cross harbour route.
AVBE52-AVBE86 Kowloon Motor Bus AVBE-a.jpg 2007-2008 12m Volvo B9TL Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Volvo D9A
Euro 3
300 hp
AVBE52-AVBE66, AVBE75, AVBE79: ZF 6HP592C
6 speed

AVBE67-AVBE74, AVBE76-AVBE78, AVBE80-AVBE86: Voith D864.5
4 speed

Gorba Any non-cross harbour route.
ATEU2-ATEU10 Kowloon Motor Bus ATEU7-a.jpg 2009 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe
Euro 4
ZF 6HP604C
6 speed
Gorba 1, 72, 89D, 104, 171, 621, 904
ASU3-ASU22 Kowloon Motor Bus ASU11-a.jpg 2010 12m Scania K310UD Salvador Caetano Scania DC9
Euro 4
310 hp
ZF 6HP602CN
6 speed
Hanover Display Flipdot ASU11 has a Gorba destination sign. 2A, 5A, 6F
ATSE1 Kowloon Motor Bus ATSE1-a.jpg 2010 10.45m Alexander Dennis Enviro400 Alexander Dennis Enviro400 Cummins ISLe
Euro 5
ZF 6AP1403B
6 speed
Hanover Display Flipdot 690
AVBWU1-AVBWU290 Kowloon Motor Bus AVBWU1-a.jpg 2010-2012 12m Volvo B9TL Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 Volvo D9B
Euro 5
ZF 6AP1403B AVBWU1-AVBWU46, AVBWU50-AVBWU52, AVBWU54, AVBWU59, AVBWU61, AVBWU64, AVBWU69, AVBWU104, AVBWU105, AVBWU107, AVBWU112, AVBWU118-AVBWU122, AVBWU125, AVBWU128, AVBWU132, AVBWU134, AVBWU136, AVBWU138, AVBWU141, AVBWU142, AVBWU144, AVBWU147, AVBWU155, AVBWU158, AVBWU167, AVBWU169-AVBWU173, AVBWU175, AVBWU176, AVBWU181, AVBWU186, AVBWU188, AVBWU190, AVBWU191, AVBWU194, AVBWU200, AVBWU202, AVBWU204, AVBWU214, AVBWU216, AVBWU217, AVBWU219, AVBWU220, AVBWU225, AVBWU229, AVBWU230, AVBWU232, AVBWU234, AVBWU237, AVBWU241, AVBWU271, AVBWU272, AVBWU280, AVBWU283, AVBWU288: Hanover Display Flipdot

AVBWU47-AVBWU49, AVBWU53, AVBWU55-AVBWU58, AVBWU60, AVBWU70, AVBWU74, AVBWU76, AVBWU86, AVBWU87, AVBWU130, AVBWU179, AVBWU180, AVBWU183, AVBWU187, AVBWU193, AVBWU195, AVBWU197-AVBWU199, AVBWU201, AVBWU205, AVBWU207, AVBWU209-AVBWU213, AVBWU215, AVBWU218, AVBWU222, AVBWU242-AVBWU267, AVBWU270, AVBWU273, AVBWU276, AVBWU279: Gorba


AVBWU62, AVBWU63, AVBWU65-AVBWU68, AVBWU71-AVBWU73, AVBWU75, AVBWU77-AVBWU85, AVBWU88-AVBWU103, AVBWU106, AVBWU108-AVBWU111, AVBWU113-AVBWU117, AVBWU123, AVBWU124, AVBWU126, AVBWU127, AVBWU129, AVBWU131, AVBWU133, AVBWU135, AVBWU137, AVBWU139, AVBWU140, AVBWU143, AVBWU145, AVBWU146, AVBWU148-AVBWU154, AVBWU156, AVBWU157, AVBWU159-AVBWU166, AVBWU168, AVBWU174, AVBWU177, AVBWU178, AVBWU182, AVBWU184, AVBWU185, AVBWU189, AVBWU192, AVBWU196, AVBWU203, AVBWU206, AVBWU208, AVBWU221, AVBWU223, AVBWU224, AVBWU226-AVBWU228, AVBWU231, AVBWU233, AVBWU235, AVBWU236, AVBWU238-AVBWU240, AVBWU268, AVBWU269, AVBWU274, AVBWU275, AVBWU277, AVBWU278, AVBWU281, AVBWU282, AVBWU284-AVBWU287, AVBWU289, AVBWU290: Hong Long

Any non-cross harbour route.
ATEU11-ATEU36 Kowloon Motor Bus ATEU21-a.jpg 2010-2011 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 CumminsISLe
Euro 4
ATEU11-ATEU16: ZF 6HP604C

ATEU17-ATEU36: Voith D864.5
4 speed

Hanover Display Yellow Any non-cross harbour route, 104, 109, 117, 621, 904
AVBWS1 Kowloon Motor Bus AVBWS1-a.jpg 2010 10.4m Volvo B9TL Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 Volvo D9B
Euro 5
ZF 6AP1403B Hanover Display Flipdot 690
ATEE1-ATEE5 Kowloon Motor Bus ATEE3-a.jpg 2011 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe
Euro 5
ZF 6HP604C Hong Long 32
ATSE2-ATSE51 Kowloon Motor Bus ATSE3-a.jpg 2012-2013 10.45m Alexander Dennis Enviro400 Alexander Dennis Enviro400 Cummins ISLe
Euro 5
Voith D864.5
4 speed
Hanover Display Orange Any non-cross harbour route, 103, 690
ATENU1-ATENU802, ATENU840 Kowloon Motor Bus ATENU1-a.jpg 2013-2015 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe Euro 5 ATENU1-ATENU473, ATENU498, ATENU567-ATENU570, ATENU574, ATENU576-ATENU580, ATENU582, ATENU584-ATENU616, ATENU618-ATENU638, ATENU640-ATENU676, ATENU678-ATENU681, ATENU685, ATENU777, ATENU779-ATENU786, ATENU788-ATENU802, ATENU840 ZF 6AP1700B
6 speed

ATENU474-ATENU497, ATENU499-ATENU566, ATENU571-ATENU573, ATENU575, ATENU581, ATENU583, ATENU617, ATENU639, ATENU679, ATENU682-ATENU684, ATENU686-ATENU776, ATENU778, ATENU787: Voith D864.5
4 speed

Hanover Display Orange Any route.
AVBWU291-AVBWU423 2013-2015 12m Volvo B9TL Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 Volvo D9B
Euro 5
ZF 6AP1403B AVBWU291, AVBWU338, AVBWU340, AVBWU341, AVBWU343, AVBWU344, AVBWU346-AVBWU423: Hanover Display Orange

AVBWU292-AVBWU337, AVBWU339, AVBWU342, AVBWU345: Gorba LED

Any route.
3ATENU1-3ATENU2 2014 12.8m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe Euro 5 ZF 6AP1700B
6 speed
Hanover Display Orange 73X
ATH1-ATH3 2014 12.m Alexander Dennis Enviro500H Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISB6.7 BAE Systems HybriDrive Hanover Display Orange 1A, 104, 619
3AVBWU1-3AVBWU2 2014 12.8m Volvo B9TL Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 Volvo D9B
Euro 5
ZF 6AP1403B
6 speed
Hanover Display Orange 73X
AMC1 2014 10.5m VDL DB300 MCV DD102 Cummins ISBe 250 hp Voith D854.5 Hanover Display Orange Spare.
AVBWU424-AVBWU448 2015 12m Volvo B9TL Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 Volvo D9B
Euro 5
Voith D864.4 Hanover Display Orange 2A, 6C, 249M, 603
AMNE1 2015 12m MAN A95 Lion's City DD MAN D2066 ZF 6AP2000B Hanover Display Orange 52X
ASUD1-ASUD2 2015 12m Scania K280UD Salvador Caetano Scania DC9
Euro 5, 280hp
ZF 6AP1400B Hanover Display Orange 6, 69X
3ATENU3-3ATENU22 2015 12.8m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe Euro 5 3ATENU3, 3ATENU5-3ATENU11, 3ATENU16, 3ATENU19: Voith D864.5
4 speed

3ATENU4, 3ATENU12-3ATENU15, 3ATENU17, 3ATENU18, 3ATENU20-3ATENU22: ZF 6AP1700B
6 speed

Hanover Display Orange B1
ATENU803-ATENU1197 2015-2016 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (New Facelift) Cummins ISLe Euro 5 ATENU803-ATENU839, ATENU841-ATENU876, ATENU893, ATENU925-ATENU968, ATENU973, ATENU974, ATENU984: ZF 6AP1700B
6 speed

ATENU877-ATENU892, ATENU894-ATENU924, ATENU969-ATENU972, ATENU975-ATENU983, ATENU985- : Voith D864.5
4 speed

Hanover Display Orange Any route.
3ATENU23-3ATENU152 2016 12.8m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (New Facelift) Cummins ISLe Euro 5 3ATENU24-3ATEU32, 3ATENU48-3ATENU95, 3ATENU97, 3ATENU101, 3ATENU103-3ATENU104, 3ATENU152: Voith D864.5
4 speed

3ATENU33-3ATENU47, 3ATENU96, 3ATENU98, 3ATENU102, 3ATENU105-3ATENU151: ZF 6AP1700B
6 speed

Hanover Display Orange 73X, 263, 279X, 968
AMNF1-AMNF20 2016 12m MAN A95 Lion's City DD MAN D2066
Euro 5
ZF 6AP2000B
6 speed
AVBWU449-AVBWU473 2016-2017 12m Volvo B9TL Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 Volvo D9B
Euro 5
Voith D864.5
4 speed
ATENU1198-ATENU1241 2017 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (New Facelift) Cummins ISLe Euro 5 ATENU1198-ATENU1238, ATENU1240-ATENU1241: Voith D864.5
4 speed

ATENU1239: ZF 6AP1700B
6 speed

AVBWL1 2017 12m Volvo B8L Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 Volvo D8K Euro 6 ZF 6AP1600B
6 speed
AVBWU474-AVBWU797 2017-2018 12m Volvo B9TL Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 Volvo D9B
Euro 5
Voith D864.5
ATENU1242-ATENU1322, ATENU1346 2017-2018 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (New Facelift) Cummins ISLe Euro 5 ATENU1242-ATENU1281,ATENU1319, ATENU1346: Voith D864.5
4 speed

ATENU1282-1318, ATENU1320-ATENU1322 ZF 6AP1700B
6 speed

ATENU1323-ATENU1345, ATENU1347-ATENU1652 2018 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (New Facelift) Cummins ISLe Euro 5 ATENU1425, ATENU1427-ATENU1505, ATENU1534-ATENU1546, ATENU1548-ATENU1560, ATENU1562-ATENU1604, ATENU1623, ATENU1626, ATENU1652: Voith D864.5
4 speed

ATENU1323-ATENU1345, ATENU1347ATENU1424, ATENU1426, ATENU1506-ATENU1533, ATENU1547, ATENU1561, ATENU1605-ATENU1622, ATENU1624, ATENU1625, ATENU1627-ATENU1651: ZF 6AP1700B
6 speed

3ATENU153-3ATENU22 2018 12.8m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (New Facelift) Cummins ISLe Euro 5 3ATENU153-3ATENU187: ZF 6AP1700B
6 speed

3ATENU188-3ATENU222: Voith D864.5
4 speed

E6T1-E6T2 2018 12m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Cummins ISLe Euro 6
AVBML1 2019 12m Volvo B8L MCV EvoSeti Volvo D8K Euro 6 ZF 6AP1600B
6 speed
AMNF21 2019 12m MAN A95 Lion's City DD MAN D2066
Euro 5
ZF 6AP2000B
6 speed
AVG1-AVG3 2019 12m Volvo B9TL Gemilang Volvo D9B
Euro 5
Voith D864.5
E6X1-E6X90 2019 12.8m Alexander Dennis Enviro500 MMC Alexander Dennis Enviro500 (New Facelift) Cummins L9 Euro 6-C ZF 6AP1700B
6 speed

Retired fleet roster

Single deckers

Click here for a roster of retired single deckers

Double deckers

Click here for a roster of retired double deckers

References

  1. KMB Corporate Governance, kmb.hk, retrieved 09-10-2010
  2. Company Overview - Franchised Public Bus Operations Division, tih.hk, retrieved 09-10-2010