Paying the MTR for walking
On July 2, I helped my wife check in at Hong Kong MTR Station and then walked with her to the train. I then walked to Central Station and exited, without at any time having used transport.
For this privilege, $3.60 was deducted from my Octopus card. Now, $3.60 may not be much per traveller, but it must add up to a good sum over the years. Does it show up in the annual report as fares levied for not riding on a train? I know that the Hong Kong Station is very attractive, with lots of shiny marble and escalators, and the MTR is a super transport system, but is there a good reason why we have to pay just to walk between the two stations?
Maybe the MTRC could start charging us to walk between Wan Chai and Central, with a discount if we walk from North Point to save wear and tear on the rails.