The China Motor Bus enters its final day of service on Wednesday after more than 90 years on the road.

China Motor Bus. Photo: hkitalk.net 香港交通﹒資訊網, via Facebook

Established in 1924, the China Motor Bus was once the only bus company operating on Hong Kong Island. Its franchise on all bus routes ended in 1998 after complaints of frequent delays and poor service. The only route the company has been operating since is a non-franchised route running in North Point.

China Motor Bus in the good old days. Photo: Lam Wai Kit, via Facebook
Photo: WikiMedia
China Motor Bus terminus at North Point ferry pier. Photo: Brian Wong, via Facebook
Logo of the China Motor Bus as seen on the bus. Photo: Apple Daily

The last non-franchised bus services of the company, which runs between Island Place and the North Point Government Offices during lunchtimes, will terminate on Wednesday.

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Photo: Howard Tang

Many bus-lovers in Hong Kong came to take pictures before this historical bus company ceases its service after more than nine decades.

Bus lovers taking pictures of the China Motor Bus. Photo: hkitalk.net 香港交通﹒資訊網, via Facebook
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Photo: Lai Hoi Ming, via Facebook

Police were even present to control the enthusiastic crowd of “bus spotters.”

Photo: Howard Tang

The company currently focuses its business on the property market in Hong Kong.

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Eric Cheung

Eric is currently a Bachelor of Journalism student at the University of Hong Kong. Eric has his finger on the pulse of Hong Kong events and politics. His work has been published on The Guardian, Reuters and ABC News (America).