Good-natured bus enthusiasts guide bus back on track after driver takes wrong turn

Screengrab of YouTube video showing bus enthusiasts guiding a driver back on track after he made a wrong turn.
Screengrab of YouTube video showing bus enthusiasts guiding a driver back on track after he made a wrong turn.

Passengers on board a 269D bus traveling from Lek Yuen in Sha Tin to Tin Shui Wai recently were taken to Tsing Yi instead after the driver missed a turn to get onto the Tai Lam Tunnel. 

But instead of making a big fuss, many passengers came together in a heartwarming scene to guide the driver back onto the right track. 

A video has been circulating on social media recently showing how the 269D bus went the wrong way last Saturday afternoon. 

According to the YouTube user who posted the video, there were many bus fans on board as the vehicle was about to be retired from use. 

Various passengers can be seen and heard giving instructions to the driver on how to go back from Tsing Yi in western New Territories to Tin Shui Wai in northwestern New Territories 

While a few passengers can be heard being slightly frustrated with the driver’s mistakes, many assured the driver not to worry. 

The YouTube user added that the entire journey took about two hours. 

KMB, the operator of the bus, apologized for the incident on Facebook and called the help from the bus enthusiasts an act of love.

“Thanks to a group of bus fans and their strong memory, the bus driver was guided [back on the right track],” said KMB in a Facebook post. 

It also thanked passengers for their patience and understanding.

Some netizens also praised the bus fans. 

“These are real Hongkongers,” said one YouTube user in the comments. 

But there were also internet users who criticized the operator for not giving proper guidelines and training for the driver. 

“What if some people are late for work because of [this incident]? There is obviously a problem with your training, how can [the bus driver] go the wrong way,” said a Facebook user.

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