Hong Kong Island Urban Bus Route 8P, operated by Citybus, runs between Siu Sai Wan (Island Resort) and Exhibition Station, via Chai Wan (Yue Wan Estate), Island Eastern Corridor and Causeway Bay (Hennessy Road).
Unlike most of the other routes that end with the letter P, Route 8P provides a whole-day service. Coincidentally, the KMB route with the same route number also runs all day.
1 September 1998: Route 8P was introduced to serve Siu Sai Wan and Wan Chai Ferry Pier, replacing part of Route 80, which was discontinued at the end of CMB's franchise, and was only operated during weekday peak hours.
At that time, this route was positioned as a supplementary route to Route 8, thus ending with the letter P.This route was equipped with non-air-conditioned fares, but non-air-conditioned buses would not be used under normal circumstances, and was in fact a dummy hotline.
19 October 1998: upgraded to daily full-time two-way and fully air-conditioned service.
18 May 1999: Octopus payment accepted.
30 January 2000: change to via Siu Sai Wan when go to Siu Sai Wan
Chai Wan (East) Terminus
New section of Chai Wan Road outside Chai Wan (East) Terminus, not via Wing Tai Road, Ka Yip Street and Sheung On Street.
26 August 2000: NWFB introduced interchange discounts between Routes 38 and 42 and Routes 2A, 2X, 8 and 8P, the first set of Octopus interchange discounts by the company.
22 July 2001: Siu Sai Wan terminus was relocated to Island Resort.
20 August 2001: The original plan was to change to via South Horizons Road instead of Scenic Gardens when heading towards Wan Chai Ferry Pier during morning peak hours on weekdays for a trial period of three months . The plan was withdrawn by the bus company and was eventually made permanent.
17 May 2015: Wan Chai terminus was relocated to Wan Chai North Temporary Public Transport Interchange to tie in with the opening of Wan Chai Ferry Terminus as the site of Exhibition Station of the MTR Shatin to Central Link, with return journeys to and from the new terminus via Convention Avenue and Hung Hing Road; with effect from the same date, some of the trips departing from Siu Sai Wan during afternoon peak hours from Mondays to Saturdays terminated at Causeway Bay (Hysan Place).
add "Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre" substation at Fleming Road when go to Wan Chai North; add "Wan Chai Ferry Pier" intermediate station at Convention Avenue when go to Siu Sai Wan.
25 June 2018: Real-time arrival time enquiry service added.
8 October 2019: From Siu Sai Wan (Island Resort), via Siu Sai Wan Road "Fullview Garden" Station, the service time is advanced to start at 08:15 hours.
14 May 2022: change the terminus from Wan Chai North to the new Convention and Exhibition Station Public Transport Interchange:
cancelled "Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre" stop at Fleming Road when go to Wan Chai, and no stop at "Wan Chai Ferry Pier" stop at Convention Avenue when go to Siu Sai Wan (Island Resort).
1 July 2023: to be operated by Citybus and NWFB upon the merger of the franchises of Citybus and NWFB.
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