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  1. Should seatbelts be mandatory on all forms of transport?

    Posted Jun 04th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Wu, Esther Pang

    ... day, with car crashes, trees hitting buses and malfunctioning brakes. A while ago there was the case of a passenger being thrown head first into a river when a minibus crashed. Accidents ... that seatbelts, if properly worn, could save lives in accidents. However, while seatbelts are feasible on vehicles like private cars, taxis and minibuses, it is harder to bring them in on some other forms ...

  2. Cable car contract under threat

    Posted Jun 15th 2007, 12:00am by Colleen Lee, Dennis Eng

    ... will meet today to discuss the crash. Australia's Skyrail-ITM operates the cable car for the MTR Corp, which owns the HK$1 billion attraction. The nine-month-old cable car remains closed during ... Dennis Eng and Colleen Lee Legislators will demand that the owner of the Ngong Ping 360 cable car terminates its 20-year operating contract with Skyrail-ITM if investigations conclude ...

  3. Cable car operations face long layoff

    Posted Jun 16th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The operations of the Ngong Ping 360 cable car will likely remain suspended for at least three months while the government investigates why an empty cabin crashed to the ground on Monday during testing. The probe will be led by Gabor Oplatka, a Swiss expert on cable car systems and founding member of the International Organisation for the Study of the Endurance of Wire ...

  4. Cable car reopening set for end of this year

    Posted Nov 07th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... of 1.5 tonnes, are used in normal, dummy-load tests. The one-year-old cable car was closed indefinitely after an empty cabin crashed to the ground during brake tests on June 11. Ngong Ping 360 ... Dennis Eng Repairs and testing of Ngong Ping 360 system are on schedule Preparations for the year-end reopening of the beleaguered Ngong Ping 360 cable car are on schedule, the new ...

  5. 300,000 ride Lantau cable car in 2 months

    Posted Mar 08th 2008, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... healthily.' The attraction was closed for six months after an empty cabin crashed to the ground during brake tests in June. The cable car's owner, the MTR Corporation, sacked its previous ... Martin Wong The Lantau cable car is back in business, with more passengers carried in the first two months of the year following its reopening on New Year's Eve than in the same ...

  6. Negligence behind cable car accident

    Posted Sep 18th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Dennis Eng

    ... that has shut the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, so now the question is what the MTR Corporation- which owns the attraction- can do to restore public confidence. In any case, Ngong Ping 360 was not expected to reopen before Christmas, a government source said yesterday. The cable car ride has been closed since a cabin crashed to the ground during testing on June 11 after the attraction had ...

  7. In Brief

    Posted Dec 28th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Hospital where they were in stable condition. Three injured in traffic accident Three people were injured in a traffic accident involving a truck and a car in Tsuen Wan. Police said the crash ... Woman driver escapes death A 53-year-old woman cheated death after her car overturned and caught fire in Central yesterday morning. The woman lost control of her car at about 7am, causing ...

  8. Passengers wait up to four hours for free ride on Lantau cable car

    Posted Dec 26th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... on yesterday's performance. Trials will continue in preparation for the cable car's official reopening at 10am on Monday. The service was closed in June after an empty gondola crashed to the ground ... Dennis Eng More than 10,000 people took a ride on the Lantau cable car on the fourth day of public trials yesterday in the first test of the new system's ability to handle heavy ...

  9. Cable car closed after cabin plunges

    Posted Jun 12th 2007, 12:00am by Barclay Crawford, Danny Mok, Dennis Eng

    ... an empty cable car plunged 50 metres onto a slope near the waterfront in Tung Chung in the worst accident since operations began less than a year ago. The crash happened just before 8pm, an hour after Hong Kong's latest tourist attraction was closed to the public. Skyrail-ITM, the operator of the cable car, said the cabin was 'dislodged and found on the ground' during ...

  10. Cable car opening to be delayed for weeks

    Posted Jun 25th 2006, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Cheung Chi-fai It will take weeks before further tests are completed and the Ngong Ping 360 cable car is opened to tourists. Three technical problems that occurred almost simultaneously ... for the incident: a glitch in the computer responsible for controlling the space between cable cars, a friction problem on the conveyor rail system and the failure of a gate leading into a cable-car parking ...




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