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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Unscrupulous taxis drivers overcharging Peak Tram tourists in off-meter scam

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 06:27pm by Bryan Harris

    ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Cabbies are quoting prices four times the metered fare- right under the nose of the police Taxi drivers taking Peak tram tourists for a ride One of the city's most popular tourist destinations has become a hunting ground for unscrupulous taxi drivers who are flouting the law right under the nose of police. Taxi drivers at the Peak Tram terminal ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581964/taxis-overcharging-peak-tram-tourists-quadruple-fares-under-polices
  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Final trip for fans as old Wan Chai Pier sails into history

    Posted Aug 31st 2014, 04:40am by Amy Nip

    ... Tsui ferry service and schedule will remain the same from the new pier. When the old Wan Chai Pier is eventually demolished, the North Point and Kowloon City piers will be the only two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1582045/final-trip-fans-old-wan-chai-pier-sails-history
  3. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Smooth ride for MTR in London

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:14am by SIULAN LAW

    ... for MTR in London MTR Corp faces a HK$3 billion bill for delays in building lines in the city and a traveller backlash after a clutch of operational problems this year, but neither appear ... normal, with a punctuality rate of 98 per cent, MTR and Arriva were awarded a two-year extension of the Overground franchise to November 2016. The decision by Transport for London, the city ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1581582/smooth-ride-mtr-london
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Airport Authority's incentive plan for new routes encounters turbulence

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:49pm by Ernest Kao

    ... approved 245 applications- but a critic says many of the new destinations were smaller mainland cities. The authority insists the scheme is useful, but declines to say how much it has cost ... capacity. "There are buses going directly from Hong Kong to these cities," Mo said. "Why do we need so many small aircraft flying to these cities, using up our valuable airspace ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581008/airport-authoritys-incentive-plan-new-routes-encounters-turbulence
  5. News - China - TRANSPORT

    China sets the pace on bike sharing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by BLOOM

    ... anarchists whitewashed 50 bicycles and stationed them in the centre of Amsterdam. "We wanted to save the city," says Luud Schimmelpennink, 79, who invented the "White Bicycle ... European towns that started the phenomenon. The Chinese cities of Hangzhou and Wuhan are the global leaders; India's megacities are struggling to take off; the United States is playing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580363/china-sets-pace-bike-sharing
  6. News - China Insider - TRANSPORT

    Passengers run for their lives... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 02:24pm by Erin Hale

    ... and unfriendly city. “Shanghai people have such a good quality!” said a verified blogger from Chengdu. His remark received 955 likes. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577655/look-passengers-run-their-lives-all-because-foreigner-fainted-shanghai
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Crack on windshield forces Hong Kong Airlines flight to return from Manila airspace

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 07:09pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Plane turns back after windshield found cracked A cracked windshield forced an Indonesia-bound Hong Kong Airlines plane carrying 261 people to return to the city yesterday. The Airbus A330 had entered Manila airspace when its pilot decided to turn back to Chek Lap Kok airport, the Civil Aviation Department said. "The pilot discovered a crack ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574303/crack-windshield-forces-hong-kong-airlines-flight-return-manila
  8. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Brake time: Beijing bans 70pc of government cars to ease smog during Apec meeting

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:12pm by Kathy Gao

    ... of taking cars. More than a million cars take to the city's streets each day. Beijing, the country’s seat of power, had an estimated 62,026 official cars for its municipal departments ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1566951/brake-time-beijing-ban-70pc-government-cars-amid-apec-preparations
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Electric car drivers get 100 new chargers to plug into

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Ernest Kao

    ... next month. They are the first medium chargers to be installed at government car parks and will be available for public use at 16 such facilities across the city. The new wall-mounted devices ... and 10 quick-charge points in place across the city. A pre-2014 Nissan Leaf takes five hours for a full charge using a medium charger versus seven hours using a standard one. A 2014 model takes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562118/electric-car-drivers-get-100-new-chargers-plug
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Tramways owners plan to expand on mainland China to 'fill transport gap'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com French joint venture in talks with cities over the border to 'fill the gap' in transport network Tram owners hope to ride more rails over border The companies which operate Hong Kong trams are looking to expand on the mainland. French companies Transdev and RATP Development say they are in discussions with a few mainland cities to build modern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556872/tramways-owners-plan-expand-mainland-china-fill-transport-gap

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