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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Uber taxis: they may be luxurious, but not everyone's hailing them

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:28pm by DANNY LEE, Jeremy Blum

    ... problems with transportation. Name a person who hasn't in the city." Ryan Michael Cheung also wasn't happy with the service. "Nothing like being lost in Hong Kong with @Uber_HK ... website lists a base fare of HK$35 plus HK$2 per minute and HK$9.32 per kilometre. "Our [comfort level] is altogether a different experience," Gellman said. "We can constantly make ...

  2. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    MTR lands £1.4b contract to run London Crossrail

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 03:42am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... landed a £1.4 billion (HK$18.5 billion) contract to run the Crossrail train line that is being built across London. It won the deal just two days after announcing that chief executive Jay Walder ... departure came at the end of an inquiry by a committee of MTR board members into the two-year delay of the HK$67 billion high-speed railway to Guangzhou. Transport for London said yesterday ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Government probes vehicle-hire apps

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Patsy Moy

    ... to HK$5,000 and up to three months in prison for a first offence, with the maximum fine and sentence doubled for subsequent offences. Charles Chow Ching-yuk, who founded EasyVan, which launched its ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR chief Jay Walder to exit a year early in wake of cross-border rail link delay

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:04pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Internal report criticises chief executive and projects director for 'poor judgment' over problems with HK$67b high-speed link MTR's Walder to exit ... departure comes at the end of an inquiry by a committee of MTR board members into the two-year delay of the HK$67 billion dollar high-speed rail link to Guangzhou. The MTR announced in April ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Ventilation fault holds up Admiralty-Central trains on Tsuen Wan Line

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:36pm by Ada Lee and Danny Lee

    ... a penalty of at least HK$1 million if services are disrupted for more than 30 minutes. It has been fined HK$40.5 million over the past two years.   ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR admits its train service has been bad

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Ada Lee

    ... just one day after the MTR increased fares by an average of 3.6 per cent, despite recording a net profit of HK$13 billion for the last financial year. The railway operator insisted the problems ... in the overhead power cables. Walder, an American, said the company was spending HK$1 billion on maintenance on the East Rail Line alone and the fact that the line dated back to 1910 was not a factor ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Officials grilled over true cost of third runway at Hong Kong airport

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 05:51pm by Ernest Kao

    ... the project could go the same way as other big infrastructure schemes, which have seen costs soar amid delays. The authority put the price at HK$136 billion in 2011, but says design changes and rising ... be presented to the government at the end of the year. He said a one-year delay would add HK$9 billion to HK$10 billion. Their answers failed to impress lawmakers, who saw similarities ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR trains delayed after water pipe bursts

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:02pm by Johnny Tam

    ... despite recording a net profit of HK$13 billion for the financial year. The MTR, which is 76.5 per cent government-owned, has also come under fire after admitting that all five of its expansion ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Legco to launch inquiry into controversial delay to high-speed rail link

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 06:29pm by Tony Cheung

    ... over the HK$67 billion project, now due to open in 2017 instead of next year. The committee is the third body set up to investigate the project after an inquiry panel launched by the MTR ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    'Miserly' MTR urged to offer more discounts as fares go up 3.6pc

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:24pm by LO WEI

    ... The MTR, which is 76.5 per cent-owned by the government, reported a net profit of HK$13 billion for the financial year. With such big profits, the corporation has come under increasing pressure ... condemning the rise. MTR's commercial director, Jeny Yeung Mei-chun, told the panel the company would return HK$425 million to passengers by offering 10 per cent off every second journey each ...




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