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  1. News - China - TRAVEL

    Hong Kong-Shenzhen combined travel card launching in both cities

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

    ... be convenient for those who travelled frequently between the cities. "One at least does not have to wait until arriving at the city to buy a card," he said. Resolving the technical issues ...

  2. Think tank mulls second travel subsidy scheme

    Posted Sep 28th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Jennifer Cheng jennifer.cheng@scmp.com An influential think tank has proposed a travel subsidy for long-distance commuters who may not qualify for the HK$600 government subsidy to be launched next month for low-income travellers. The Bauhinia Foundation Research Centre proposed the subsidy- that would not use a means test- yesterday, after a June survey found that long-distance ...

  3. Half-fare travel on MTR for the disabled possible by end of year

    Posted May 22nd 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam About 11,000 disabled commuters may be able to enjoy half fares on the city's railways before the end of this year after fighting for the cause for nearly a decade. But they would still have to await amendments to the Disability Discriminat ...

  4. travel companions

    Posted Dec 09th 2007, 12:00am by Yvonne Lai

    ... accessory. No deposit is required to start using the ornament for city travel and it is rechargeable at MTR stations and convenience stores or by the automatic add-value services offered at banks. These cute little travel mates range from HK$699 to HK$899 at Lumineux's four outlets: shop B, 2 Cannon Street, Causeway Bay, tel: 2893 3633; shop 111, Gi Centre, Granville Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, ...

  5. Special Octopus card sought for travel concessions for disabled

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Concern groups for the disabled have renewed their campaign for half-fare concessions by asking for a special Octopus card to implement the scheme. 'Many people with disabilities have low incomes, so the current transport fees are exorbit ...

  6. Happy days ahead for rail travellers

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Helen Wu and Felix Chan First there was the Hang Seng Index, then the Air Pollution Index- now the MTR Corporation is launching the Happy Index, to bring a little fun into the lives of commuters. From Thursday, Octopus card users will be able to access th ...

  7. Travellers to enjoy cheaper parking at station

    Posted Mar 07th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Sai Kung and Clear Water Bay residents will enjoy half-price parking when the new Choi Hung MTR station's car park goes into service on Saturday. The $188.3 million parking facility, which took more than two decades to come to fruition, wil ...

  8. City Digest

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... last night and will officiate today at the renaming of the island's representative office from Chung Hwa Travel Service to the Taipei Economic and Culture Office. Church told to consult ...

  9. In Brief

    Posted Aug 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pick your travel agents carefully, mainland visitors urged The Travel Industry Council yesterday urged visitors from the mainland to be careful when selecting travel agents. The advice was issued after a group of mainland dancers travelling to Hong Kong for a contest were stranded in Shenzhen for 12 hours because of a row over fees with their travel agency. The 570-member group ...

  10. Concessions no balm for fare rise, MTR told

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com A HK$670 million package of concessions will do little to ease the burden of MTR fare rises on travellers, critics say. Passengers will see fares rise by up to HK$1.40 per trip from June 17, but the MTR Corporation yesterday set out a package of measures to offset the effect of the increase, including a monthly pass for frequent travellers on the Tung ...




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