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Buses from the Rest of the World
Macau - a snapsot - March 2013
 
Macau is served by three bus operators and below is a brief overview with photographs taken in March 2013 by Bobby Liu unless otherwise stated. My thanks to Bobby and Joe Wong for providing the photographs for this update.


Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos de Macau (TCM).

The company began as ferry operator in the 1950s, but did not enter bus operations until 1974 when a bridge connecting the mainland with Macau and Taipa (Ponte Governador Nobre de Carvalho) was finished. In late 2009, TCM was disqualified from a tender to operate public bus services from late 2010, the reason being the company was four minutes late to submit its tender proposal. After several months of opposition, TCM was awarded one of five batches of routes for operation commencing in August 2011.

   
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MK-87-01 MK-87-02
   
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MK-87-39 ML-21-73
   
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A recent addition to the fleet is this Wuzhoulong FDG6101CNG. It is the first non-diesel public bus in Macau
 and fitted with a vehicle height adjusting device.
   
Above photograph courtesy and copyright of Joe Wong

   
Transportes Urbanos de Macau S.A.R.L. (Transmac),

Transmac has opereated bus services in Macau since 1988
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D26  MK-69-82 D46  MK-83-44
   
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D50 MK-85-64 K89  MN-50-76
   
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K120  MQ-17-66
R323  MQ-70-85

   
Reolian Public Transport Co. (Reolian).

This company was founded in 2009 after an invitation to a tender organized by the government of Macau.  One of the objectives of the tender was to liberalize the public bus service market by opening this market to more bus operators by grouping the 60 Macau bus lines into five different sections. In this configuration, up to five different bus operators would have the chance to operate.

The fleet consists solely of Yutong single-deckers purchashed in 2011, to three different lengths. Fleets nos. 3001-3087 are 10.6 metre ZK6118HGE, fleet nos. 2001-2070 are 9.6 metre ZK6902HG and fleet nos. 1001-1088 are 7 metre ZK6770HG.
    
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3017  MP-57-90 3018  MP-58-01
   
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3022  MP-58-97 3024  MP-57-87
   
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3033  MP-58-42 3039  MP-57-66
   
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3085  MP-59-06 3066  MP-58-21
   

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This page last updated Sunday, 17th March 2013
 
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