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  1. Trams the remaining black spot in Hong Kong public transport

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... As a frequent visitor to Hong Kong for more than 20 years, I must agree with Rebecca Ong ('Queues could end tram fracas,' January 28), who brought to readers' attention the 'civilised and disciplined manners of Hong Kong people in general'. I thank her for bringing into question the tram service on Hong Kong Island. Such problems do not generally exist on safe ...

  2. Water taxis offer options and can include existing transport operators

    Posted May 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mode of transport for others. Paul Zimmerman, chief executive, Designing Hong Kong ... The discussion over the concept of water taxis is an encouraging sign the Hong Kong community is reconnecting with the water, our fabulous 1,000 kilometres of mostly natural shorelines ...

  3. Review fare formula so MTR's profits can better serve needs of public transport

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... profitable subway corporations in the world. More importantly, because the MTR earns substantial profits from real estate, it could provide a cheaper transport service to the public without ... cannot be channelled into the public transport service. The MTR is more than a profit-seeking corporation; it is a publicly franchised monopoly to provide a transport service to the public. We ...

  4. Families eschew public transport for private cars

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of accidents to Hong Kong.' Zheng Tianxiang, a professor of transport at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, said such concerns were valid on both sides of the border. 'When the border first ... Mainlanders with business in Hong Kong and those whose children are studying in the city or abroad are particularly keen on such a service and easily find ways around the current rules. 'Every ...

  5. London ranked above HK in transport poll

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung A survey that voted London as having the best public transport system in the world has been greeted with disbelief in Hong Kong- which ranked fifth. A survey carried out ... and Hong Kong. Los Angeles was voted as having the worst public transport. Travel Industry Council executive director Joseph Tung Yao-chung said he was shocked Hong Kong had 'only ranked ...

  6. Protesters seek changes to transport-fare formula

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... 'The fare adjustment mechanism takes only the costs of the transport companies into account, but neglects the incomes of the public,' Chan Yu-cheung of the Community Development Alliance said. The legally binding formula is based on two factors in general- the consumer price index and transport wages. A rise of at least 1.5 per cent against the previous calculation outcome ...

  7. Fix problem with platform doors, transport bureau warns MTR

    Posted Jul 08th 2005, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... and they are now required to undergo training twice a year. Legislator Lau Kong-wah, chairman of the Legislative Council's transport panel, said the incidents raised questions about the MTR's ... Felix Chan Transport chiefs have told the MTR Corporation to take speedy action to ensure passengers don't miss their stops, following two incidents in eight days in which platform ...

  8. Do you prefer private or public transport?

    Posted Apr 04th 2005, 12:00am by Oliver Kwan, Pulcheria Chung

    ... and the fares are cheap. I would not buy a car because petrol prices in Hong Kong are among the highest in the world and there is also a problem finding parking space. The registration fees and car park charges are high. Moreover, vehicle exhaust fumes is one of the main causes of Hong Kong's deteriorating air quality. If we care about our city, we should use public transport. Oliver Kwan, ...

  9. Better transport options needed to make culture hub accessible

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... for West Kowloon', March 28) it is unfortunate that apparently little thought has been given to providing attractive public transport connections both to and within the arts hub. At least ... plus a third one in the middle. Duplication of the internal transport services will involve intrusive infrastructure (lay-bys and turning circles at the terminals) even though they are located ...

  10. News - China - TRAVEL

    Hong Kong-Shenzhen combined travel card launching in both cities

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Advance commemorative version of 'Hu Tong Xing' transport card on sale in both cities today HK-Shenzhen 2-in-1 card released Commuters between Hong Kong ... day," he said. About 10,000 Octopus-Lingnan Pass cards have been sold in Hong Kong, Octopus said. Dr Hung Wing-tat, a transport analyst at Polytechnic University, said the card would ...




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