Hong Kong's first air-conditioned passenger waiting lounge is situated at the Route 42C terminus at Lam Tin Bus Terminus. The lounge is a transparent enclosure made of strengthened glass. An independent cooling system supplies fresh air to the lounge. An automatic door is installed at the exit, and a ramp is constructed to link the entrance and the pavement for the convenience of passengers, especially the elderly, children and wheelchair users.
16 metres in length and 2.5 metres in width, the air-conditioned passenger waiting lounge can accommodate up to 40 passengers. The lounge is lit with designated areas for seating and queuing, as well as advanced information services. Besides bus route information and a route map, the lounge is equipped with an electronic display panel providing passengers with detailed route information, departure times and fares. A broadcasting system is also installed in the lounge to inform waiting passengers of the departure time of the next bus and other KMB route information in Cantonese, English and Putonghua.
Photographs of the lounge are available below. (2002/10/12)
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