機場快線穿梭巴士 Airport Express Shuttle Bus

位於赤立角的新香港國際機場於一九九八年啟用,由於新機場位處大嶼山,跟巿中心的酒店及商業中心區有一定距離,為了提供快捷方便接駁交通,當年的地下鐵路亦開闢了連接機場及中環的機場快線,每天由清晨五時五十分開始,至凌晨一時十五分提供每十二分鐘一班列車服務,全程只需二十四分鐘時間。而為進一步方便旅客,機場快線更於香港站及九龍站提供免費巿區預辦登機服務

除了提供登機服務外,機場快線亦提供了七條穿梭巴士路線,兩條以香港站為起點,餘下則以九龍站為起點,穿梭巿區不同酒店,為旅客提供接駁服務。因應服務對象及相關法例所限,乘搭機場快線穿梭巴士,必需出示有效證明文件如有效機場快線車票,機票或登機證,機場職員八達通卡,亞洲博覽館通行証或有關活動門票。

機場快線穿梭巴士並非由地鐵公司自行派車營運,而是地鐵公司委託泰豐遊覽車,冠忠集團的子公司,派車行走。在一九九八年當穿梭巴士投入服務時,泰豐特意購入十三架猛獅10.160低地台巴士,配以澳洲Volgren車身,並於車內設有行李架。除了這批猛獅低地台巴士,泰豐隨後亦有調配豐田Coaster及本地亞洲車身十一米猛獅13.220旅遊巴士提供服務,以配合有關服務展網絡及營運需要。於二零零二年,泰豐更新機鐵接駁服務車隊,原先的低地台及旅遊車版猛獅被三菱Rosa及同配亞洲車身的富豪B7R取代,而原先的Coaster亦被換上較新款的Coaster。

雖然兩鐵於二零零七年十二月二日合併,直到今日機場快線穿梭巴士仍然由泰豐負責營運,車隊亦到了時候作出更替,零二年投入服務的B7R已經二零零九年換上歐四版本,配用亞洲Aero版本車身的富豪B7R,而除了B7R外,隊中仍然以三菱Rosa及豐田Coaster作主力。泰豐於二零一一年十一月底開始試用由宇通提供ZK6930H旅遊巴士,行走接駁九龍站的K1線,作為評估替代小型巴士的可行性,唯有關樣板車只是在穿梭路線服務至二零一三年三月左右,便像原先計劃在同路線上試驗營運的青年客車一樣.,調派到同是冠忠集團的機場酒店通服務旅客。

機場快線穿梭車隊於二零一三年三月出現新面孔,配亞洲Aero車身 的平治OC500RF加入機場快線穿梭巴士,接替原有富豪B7R服務旅客,同時繼二零一二年年尾到二零一三年年中引進數部歐五版本三菱Rosa小巴新車後,再有同款新車加入車隊,接替年事已高的小型巴士。

After the operation of the The Hong Kong International Airport in Chek Lap Kok in 1998, MTR operated the Airport Express Service between the airport and Central to provide a convenient way to and from the airport. The train service operated from 5.50am to 1.15am and provided train service in every 12 minutes. It only takes about 24 minutes for the whole journey. Passengers who take the Airport Express Service to airport can also check-in at the In-town Check-in desk provided at Kowloon and Hong Kong Station.

Instead of In-town Check-in desk service, there are also 7 shuttle bus services running between Kowloon and Hong Kong Station and different hotels located at the hotel and central business area. Commuters who would like to use the shuttle service need to present the proof of eligibility including Airport Express train ticket, Airline ticket / boarding pass, Airport Staff Octopus card, Asia World-Expo entry pass or event ticket before boarding.

The Airport Express Shuttle service is provided by Tai Fung Coach Company, a subsidiary company of Kwoon Chung Group. When this service launched in 1998, there were a fleet of 13 MAN 10.160 low floor bus with Volgren bodyworks and provided luggage racks inside for the service. After the expansion of the network and cope with the need for operation, a batch of Toyota Coaster and MAN 13.220 with Asia Auto bodyworks were joined later. All the fleet entered service in 1998 were then replaced by Mitsubishi Rosa, Volvo B7R with Asia Auto bodyworks and later version Toyota Coaster in 2002.

KCRC were merged into MTR on 2, Dec. 2007., but the Airport Express Shuttle service still provided by Tai Fung Coach Company. In 2009, the Volvo B7R entered service in 2002 were transferred back to Tai Fung while a batch of Euro 4 B7R with Aero bodyworks provided by Asia Auto were joined. Though the minibus in the fleet still active in the service, a pair of Yutong ZK6930H serving shuttle service K1 were under evaluation for the replacement of minibuses in the fleet since the end of Nov., 2011. However, the evaluation seems unsuccessful as they were transferred to Airport Hotelink, another subsidiary of Kwoon Chung Group, in Mar., 2013. In addition, several Mitsubishi Rosa complied with Euro 5 emission standard were acquired between the end of 2012 and mid. of 2013.

In Mar., 2014, a batch of Mercedes Benz OC500RF bodied by Asia Auto and Mitsubishi Rosa (Euro 5 emission standard) was introduced as a replacement of the Volvo B7R and other minbuses in the fleet.

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Mitsubishi Rosa

車牌 Registration No.:KN590
路線 Route:H1
拍攝地點 Location:金鐘 金鐘道 Queensway, Admiralty

車牌 Registration No.:KN943
路線 Route:H2
拍攝地點 Location:金鐘 金鐘道 Queensway, Admiralty

車牌 Registration No.:KN1309
路線 Route:K4
拍攝地點 Location:佐敦 佐敦道 Jordan Road, Jordan

車牌 Registration No.:KN4045
路線 Route:K4
拍攝地點 Location: 尖沙咀 梳士巴利道 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

車牌 Registration No.:LD3510
路線 Route:K1
拍攝地點 Location:紅磡 暢運道 Cheong Wan Road, Hung Hom

車牌 Registration No.:LH1942
路線 Route:K3
拍攝地點 Location: 尖沙咀 梳士巴利道 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

車牌 Registration No.:LH2218
路線 Route:K3
拍攝地點 Location: 尖沙咀 梳士巴利道 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

車牌 Registration No.:RG3335
路線 Route:H1
拍攝地點 Location:中環 康樂廣場 Connaught Place, Central

車牌 Registration No.:RU3771
路線 Route:K4
拍攝地點 Location: 尖沙咀 梳士巴利道 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

車牌 Registration No.:SN1206
路線 Route:K4
拍攝地點 Location:佐敦 佐敦道 Jordan Road, Jordan

車牌 Registration No.:SN2753
路線 Route:K1
拍攝地點 Location:紅磡 暢運道 Cheong Wan Road, Hung Hom

車牌 Registration No.:SN8069
路線 Route:K1
拍攝地點 Location:佐敦 佐敦道 Jordan Road, Jordan

Toyota Coaster

車牌 Registration No.:LD5499
路線 Route:K1
拍攝地點 Location:佐敦 佐敦道 Jordan Road, Jordan

車牌 Registration No.:LD6103
路線 Route:H1
拍攝地點 Location:灣仔 菲林明道 Fleming Road, Wan Chai

車牌 Registration No.:LF2744
路線 Route:K3
拍攝地點 Location: 尖沙咀 梳士巴利道 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

車牌 Registration No.:LF3551
路線 Route:H1
拍攝地點 Location:中環 畢打街 Pedder Street, Central

車牌 Registration No.:LM6429
路線 Route:H1
拍攝地點 Location:金鐘 金鐘道 Queensway, Admiralty

車牌 Registration No.:LT7736
路線 Route:H1
拍攝地點 Location:金鐘 夏愨道 Harcourt Road, Admiralty

Volvo B7R with Asia Auto Aero bodyworks

車牌 Registration No.:NV9390
路線 Route:K2
拍攝地點 Location: 尖沙咀 梳士巴利道 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

車牌 Registration No.:NV4695
路線 Route:K1
拍攝地點 Location:紅磡 暢運道 Cheong Wan Road, Hung Hom

車牌 Registration No.:NW3703
路線 Route:K1
拍攝地點 Location:紅磡 暢運道 Cheong Wan Road, Hung Hom

車牌 Registration No.:NW9465
路線 Route:K2
拍攝地點 Location:佐敦 佐敦道 Jordan Road, Jordan

車牌 Registration No.:NX671
路線 Route:K2
拍攝地點 Location: 尖沙咀 梳士巴利道 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

Yutong ZK6930H

車牌 Registration No.:RB7822
路線 Route:K1
拍攝地點 Location:紅磡 暢運道 Cheong Wan Road, Hung Hom

Mercedes Benz OC500RF with Asia Auto Aero bodyworks

車牌 Registration No.:SN5632
路線 Route:K1
拍攝地點 Location:紅磡 暢運道 Cheong Wan Road, Hung Hom

車牌 Registration No.:SN6418
路線 Route:K1
拍攝地點 Location:紅磡 暢運道 Cheong Wan Road, Hung Hom

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