3 March 2005
KCRC introduces new feeder bus routes K53 and K58
 
Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) will introduce two new bus routes K53 and K58 starting from 7 March 2005 (Monday), to further strengthen services for the northwest New Territories. The new feeder bus routes will increase the transport capacity of KCR services in the northwest New Territories and supplement the Light Rail service during peak hours.
K53 runs in a circular mode between West Rail Tuen Mun Station and So Kwun Wat, whereas K58 plies between Fu Tai and Castle Peak Bay.
KCRC provides free interchange for K53 and K58 passengers. West Rail and Light Rail passengers can also enjoy free interchange with these two bus routes.
K53 will be operated at a frequency of 12 minutes during morning and evening peak hours from 6:30 am to 9:30 am and 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm respectively, Monday to Saturday. Fare for adult is $3.7, while fare for child/senior citizen is $1.8.
K58 will be operated at a frequency of 10 to 12 minutes during morning and evening peak hours from 6:30 am to 9:30 am and 3:30 pm to 8:00 pm respectively, Monday to Saturday. Fare for adult is $3.7, while fare for child/senior citizen is $1.8.
With the commencement of West Rail operation and the changes in the travelling pattern of passengers, the current bus routes A59 (Po Tin to Castle Peak Bay circular) and K1X (Long Ping Estate to Tuen Mun Ferry Pier Terminus) will be cancelled on the same day. The buses will be deployed to the new feeder bus routes. Passengers of these two bus routes can use the new feeder bus routes and the West Rail service.
Mr Michael Lai, General Manager - Marketing, said, "These new arrangements ensure that our resources are put to the best use to benefit the maximum number of passengers. We will closely monitor the situation and gauge public response to the new services."
To keep passengers fully informed about the new service arrangements, KCRC has put up posters, leaflets and notices at Light Rail stops and West Rail stations. Platform announcements will also be frequently made at the stations for greater publicity. For enquiries, passengers may call the KCRC Hotline at 2929 3399.