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  1. Department is neglecting needs of residents on outlying islands

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I agree with Chan Lan-wai, chairman for the Lamma North Rural Committee and Richard Tsoi Yiu-cheong, that outlying islands ferry fare increases are excessive ('Island ferry travellers hit by HK$4 fare rise', March 26). For years island residents have engaged in dialogue with the Transport Department over the essential but monopolistic services provided by the ferry ...

  2. Rising costs and changes to West Island Line boost cost from HK$8.9b to HK$15.4b, with taxpayers to bear brunt

    Posted May 27th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Rising material costs and changes made for environmental reasons have helped to almost double the construction cost of the MTR's West Island Line. The latest estimate for the 3km, three-station extension to the Island Line has risen from HK$8.9 billion to HK$15.4 billion, the government announced yesterday. Taxpayers will shoulder most of the additional cost, while ...

  3. West Island Line may beat budget, MTR says

    Posted Jun 05th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The estimated cost of the West Island Line - which rose 73 per cent from its original HK$8.9 billion budget to HK$15.4 billion - may end up lower than expected, the MTR ... to the government with interest. 'Our track record in cost control has been fairly good. We always aim at doing the work better and cheaper than the goal we set, and the West Island Line ...

  4. MTR discount for outlaying island passengers

    Posted Jul 02nd 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The MTR will soon offer discounted fares to passengers who interchange with the subway after taking ferries from Sok Kwu Wan, Yung Shue Wan, Peng Chau and Mui Wo. Adult Octopus cardholders will get a discount of HK$1.50 for an MTR trip after the ...

  5. City Digest

    Posted Aug 09th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Tony Chan to stand trial for forgery in April Self-styled fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen, 52 (left), will go on trial in April accused of forging and using a false will to claim the fortune of late tycoon Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum. A pre-trial review h ...

  6. Low priority for South Island Line

    Posted Feb 13th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The long-awaited South Island Line project ranks fourth in urgency on the government's railway development agenda because a study foresees no major traffic growth in the coming 15 years, a senior official said yesterday. The MTR extension, to connect Admiralty and Ap Lei Chau, had been ranked behind the West Island Line, Hong Kong-Guangzhou-Shenzhen express link ...

  7. Lamma Island ferry firm to apply for fare increase

    Posted Mar 11th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Hong Kong and Kowloon Ferry plans to seek a $2 fare increase on its Lamma Island service to curb mounting losses caused by soaring fuel costs. The increase- a year after the ferry operator's last fare rise- would apply only to its Monday-to-Saturday service. Monthly tickets would cost $45 more. Islands District Council chairman Lam Wai-keung said he feared ...

  8. Lai See

    Posted Apr 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Howard Winn Ill-fated cable car system was compromised from the start The cable car from Tung Chung to the Ngong Ping Buddhist-themed village resumes its somewhat checkered service tomorrow, having been out of action since a January 25 mechanical failure ...

  9. Cable car puts our reputation at stake

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Few tourism attractions have experienced as much trouble as the Tung Chung cable car. The latest incident saw hundreds of passengers stranded in mid-air for nearly two hours in near freezing temperatures. This is unacceptable. What should have been a plea ...

  10. Illegal works detected on bridge

    Posted Jun 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Toh Han Shih hanshih.toh@scmp.com Problems of illegal construction practices, safety and quality have surfaced in the planned Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge and other major infrastructure linking Hong Kong with the mainland. A joint venture of Dragages Hon ...




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