About TCM

“Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos de Macau, S.A.R.L.”, was formerly a ferry company named “Companhia de Transportes de Passageiros Entre Macau e Ilhas”(Macau Island Passenger Transport Company) which provided ferry service between Macau and island. As a result of acquisition of the public transport companies that had been providing bus services to the citizens of Coloane and Taipa since the 50’s, started bus operation business in the later stage.

 

In 1974, the river-spanning bridge connecting Macau and Taipa was inaugurated to link up the road traffic of Macau, Taipa and Coloane, Macau transport then forged into a new historical period. “Macau Island Passenger Transport Company” purchased a number of modern buses to ply among Macau, Taipa and Coloane and match up the road transport development of the three islands.
   
In the 80's, Macau saw a rapid economic and population growth, the Macau government was committed to meeting the citizens' increasing demand for public transport, has decided to encourage and improve the local bus services. In 1986, “Macau Island Passenger Transport Company” was reorganized and renamed “Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos de Macau, S.A.R.L.”, abbreviate to TCM. The Company advocated the government's transport policy and took the lead to purchase a number of the world's prestigious MERCEDES BENZ air-conditioned buses for the provision of service in Macau, Taipa and Coloane. This service enhancement changed the public's impression on bus services in Macau and has attracted more bus passengers

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In 1988, TCM spared no effort to coordinate with the government’s transport development plan. The Company made a continuous expansion of bus fleet, introduced modern air-conditioned TOYOTA and HINO buses of different sizes from Japan, increased the frequency of runs, and renovated the facilities of the compartments. To meet the public’s requirement for environmental protection, buses are overhauled and integrated with advanced facilities regularly for the perfection of mechanical performance and reduction of environmental pollution. Besides, TCM zealously popularized the use of monthly pass and “Senior Citizen Card” half-fare preferential pass (effective from January 1997) in addition to the promotion of other service enhancements, which are welcomed by the Macau citizens.

Up to the present, TCM operates over 200 air-conditioned buses of different sizes to provide the citizens of Macau, Taipa and Coloane with convenient, comfortable and high-quality transport service.

Before 1974, “TCM”, formerly “Companhia de Transportes de Passageiros Entre Macau e Ilhas” provided daily shuttle service between Macau and Taipa.

 

The long-expected “Nobre de Carvalho Bridge” which linked Macau and Taipa islands was opened to vehicular traffic in 1974 and piloted the development of both islands into a new era. As a coordination with business development requirement, TCM took possession of a large number of modern buses to provide public transport service through Macau, Taipa and Coloane.

 

From 1974 to 1980, TCM took possession of a number of BEDFORD high-capacity buses as coordination with business development requirement.

TCM was granted the bus concessionaire contract by the Macau Government in 1988. Since then, as a measure of attracting more passengers, TCM has constantly introduced modern air-conditioned buses of different sizes to expand the bus fleet and upgrade the service quality.

 

In 1988, TCM took the lead to purchase the world prestigious “Mercedes Benz” large-capacity air-conditioned buses for the provision of public transport service.

In 1989, TCM purchased NISSAN CIVILIAN L.B.H.R. mini-buses that provide more spacious and comfortable compartments than buses of the same grade.

 

In 1994, TCM introduced a large number of Toyota Coaster high-quality air-conditioned mini-buses.

In 1995, TCM purchased another array of “Mercedes Benz” air-conditioned large-capacity buses for the provision of services on Route No. 10.

After the inauguration of “Lotus Bridge” on 28 March 2000, TCM and “Kee Kwan Motor Road Co., Ltd.” cooperated in the provision of shuttle service between Lotus Bridge Customs and Huang Qing Customs.

 

Striding into the 21st century, an era that prioritizes environmental protection, TCM has expressly purchased buses of a brand-new model - HINO RX two-door buses. The fleet of new buses was put into operation in September 2000.

The new buses were imported from Japan in original; buses of the same model have been used extensively in Japan. The design and conscientious assembly of the compartment has been made in accordance with the passengers’ needs and requirements in safety and environmental protection aspects.

TCM is committed to providing high-quality services to Macau citizens and visitors, as well as to contribute to environmental protection.

So that In 2003, TCM purchased HINO HR and HINO RX with a much larger passenger capacity. They are the first Non-step buses running in Macau . It is designed especially for the elderly and children needs.
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In August, 2004. TCM introduced another series of HINO HR two doors and started providing improved and better services for passengers and tourists.
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In July, 2005, TCM introduced HINO HR7J

TCM is providing a better service so that they have purchased another series of HINO HR7J two doors non-step. They have been imported directly from Japan.
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