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Key Milestones 1997

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Citybus milestones
Citybus milestones
Date Topic
06/1997Citybus launched three North Lantau Island Routes
11/1996Citybus listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange
10/1996Citybus won the franchise from an open tender to run 13 routes linking the Airport with Hong Kong Island and Kowloon
09/1995Citybus took over 14 franchised routes from China Motor Bus ("CMB")
09/1993Citybus won 26 franchised bus routes, which were originally run by CMB, from an open tender
1991Citybus won from an open tender its first franchised Hong Kong Island Route 12A

The non-franchised residential bus service for Kingswood Villas came into operation
1987CNT Far East Limited acquired Citybus
1985Citybus launched the first cross-boundary bus route, between Tsim Sha Tsui and Shenzhen

United Transport Overseas became the Company's major shareholder

Citybus formally introduced air-conditioned double deck buses to Hong Kong
1981Citybus's shuttle service for Ocean Park came into service

Citybus launched Route 62R, its first non-franchised residential route, running between City One Shatin and Kowloon Tong MTR Station
1979Citybus brought its first bus and operated a shuttle service for the Hong Kong United Dockyard