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  1. Cable car adds day pass to halt drop in visitors

    Posted Jun 22nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com The 40 per cent decline in local visitors to the Lantau cable car since it reopened two months ago has prompted it to join forces with bus and boat operators ... company said. It blamed the rainy weather for the drop in visitors, denying that it was related to a lack of confidence in the tourist attraction. The 5.7-kilometre cable car route between Tung ...

  2. Cable-car wear spotted last year 'was normal'

    Posted Feb 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei wei.lo@scmp.com Claims that the main cable holding Lantau's troubled Ngong Ping 360 cable cars was found to be worn during an annual check last year were confirmed yesterday. ... carried out when the system closed down for the night. Operations at the cable car, which ferries passengers from Tung Chung to Ngong Ping village, were suspended for two months after 800 ...

  3. Cable car faces HK$35m losses

    Posted Feb 04th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Simpson Cheung and Ng Kang-chung The MTR Corporation, which operates the Lantau cable car, may lose as much as HK$35 million in revenue, because services will be suspended for at least two more months to allow worn ball bearings to be replaced. Operations at the Ngong Ping 360 cable car have been suspended since an incident left patrons dangling in mid-air for two chilly hours ...

  4. 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 ... the 5.7 kilometre cable car ride is one of the world's longest. This was literally the case for the 800 holidaymakers stranded. Some of them complained staff were unhelpful and they were ...

  5. No single cause for cable car's litany of faults

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Lo Wei and Amy Nip The latest suspension of Lantau's cable car service on Wednesday came after a fourth technical fault in two months, but according to the operator the faults were all in different parts of the system. After hundreds were trapped in cable car gondolas for around 90 minutes due to a fault, preliminary checks have shown a 42cm bearing on the haul rope ...

  6. Cable-car riders stuck in cold snap

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan Hongkongers shivered through the coldest Lunar New Year in 16 years, with temperatures as low as 7.4 degrees Celsius in the urban areas on Wednesday and falling below 2 degrees at Ngong Ping on Lantau. More than 800 holidaymakers were stranded mid-air in cable cars when the Ngong Ping 360 system came to a sudden halt. Passengers were stuck for up to 90minutes with the air ...

  7. Minister blasts cable car firm over failures

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong, Amy Nip and Lo Wei The government ordered a full inspection of the Lantau cable car yesterday after hundreds of passengers were left shivering in mid-air for up to two hours. ... to us.' In the fourth incident involving the cable car in two months, the cabins stopped moving after an alert was triggered by the automatic monitoring system. The company, a subsidiary ...

  8. Cable car operator's workers face jail over tardy accident reports

    Posted Feb 23rd 2010, 12:00am by Paggie Leung

    ... Paggie Leung Lantau cable car staff face jail if they fail to immediately alert the government of accidents after a two-day delay reporting an incident last year. In rules set out ... had to be reported within 12 hours under the new rules. Previously, the MTR Corp, which now operates the cable car, was required to inform the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department ...

  9. Take that cable car ride now, or face long wait

    Posted Aug 14th 2009, 12:00am by Andrew Sun, Vivian Chen

    ... with Andrew Sun. Additional reporting by Clara Mak and Vivian Chen. Here's a tip... if you have out-of-town visitors, you'd better take them to ride the Ngong Ping 360 this weekend because, from Monday, the cable-car service to the Big Buddha on Lantau will be closed for about six weeks for its annual maintenance. However, the MTR Corporation wants to add ...

  10. Cable car will close for six weeks

    Posted Jul 16th 2009, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The Ngong Ping 360 cable car on Lantau will close for six weeks for maintenance from next month, the attraction's managing director, Morris Cheung Siu-wa, says. Mr Cheung said the businesses at the top of the cable car in Ngong Ping Village may have their rents waived for six weeks during the closure from mid August. Without the cable car, which is the main ...




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