A consortium with 13 participants from Hong Kong, Macau and Guangdong province will spend 500 million Hong Kong dollars to provide a 24-hour shuttle bus service between the three cities covered by the Hong Kong-Zhuhai Bridge, the Hong Kong Economic Journal reported.
The service operates on a franchise basis, with an initial period of five years, after which participants have the right to extend it for an additional period of five years.
Among the 13 participants, five are entities registered in Hong Kong, namely Kwoon Chung Motors, China National Travel Service (HK) Group, Chu Kong Shipping, Shun Tak Group and Motor Transport Company of Guangdong and Hong Kong.
The service will start with 20 double-decker buses and 100 single-decker buses. The 43-kilometre route will take 40 minutes to complete and waiting times between shuttles will be less than 10 minutes.
A ticket from Zhuhai to Hong Kong will cost 80 Hong Kong dollars, a third of the price of a boat ticket, and Hong Kong to Zhuhai or Macau will be 80 to 100 Hong Kong dollars, also less than the price of a boat ticket.
The Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge is expected to open to traffic in the third quarter of this year. (macauhub)