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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Tramways veteran followed his dream despite being disowned by family

    Posted Jul 14th 2014, 05:57am by Ada Lee

    ... in 1999, she sold monthly passes. A year later, she switched to counting coins. Before the Octopus card came into use, a coin box could weigh 13kg to 18kg, she said. Nowadays, each box is about ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Ferry fare rises of up to 6 per cent on the cards

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:37am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Ferry fare rises of up to 6 per cent on the cards Fares for six ferry routes connecting Central and outlying islands could go up by 5 to 6 per cent after the Transport Department specified the increase in agreeing in principle to the operators' licence extension applications. This is only about half the 10 per cent increase the companies sought ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Smart cards to replace single-trip tickets on MTR

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Single-trip tickets get smarter The MTR's single-journey tickets with magnetic strips are being phased out from October, to be replaced by smart cards ... tickets with ones similar to the Octopus card. Chief of operations engineering David Leung Chuen-choi said the replacement would cost HK$200 million. Single-journey ticket users will have to place ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hong Kong named ‘best city in the world for commuters’

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 11:10am by Ada Lee

    ... company Arthur D Little, found Hong Kong’s railway system “impressive”, and the high use of Octopus cards also played an important part in securing the top spot. “MTR has turned Hong Kong’s high ...

  5. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Buddhist tycoon Chen Feng built Hainan Airlines into global empire

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... shouldn't be short of cash for his next deal. At the end of 2012, HNA had US$60 billion in credit lines from Chinese banks, according to its latest financial statements. Chen says he plans to raise ...

  6. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Eurostar hits 10m passenger target, but runs 15 years late

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 08:59pm by GDN

    ... benchmark passed, the 2005 London bombings and the credit crunch pushed the ambitious passenger target further away. Moving the London terminal from Waterloo to the St Pancras international terminal ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Just wave your toll goodbye at tunnels

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... However, there are fears the cost of the HK$45.5 million project to enable payment by Octopus and other smart cards will be passed on to the public. That new technology would cover all the 72 ... 2016. Under the plan, motorists will choose between manual toll lanes and autolanes. At manual lanes, there will also be the option of paying by waving contactless smart cards, including Visa ...

  8. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Hong Kong MTR to export its rail-property model to China

    Posted Aug 03rd 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Leung of Credit Suisse. But he said it was natural for MTR to look for growth overseas, as he expected the firm's land bank in the city to be depleted by around 2020. While MTR's rail ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Discovery Bay ferry fares to rise 9.5pc from May 12

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Ada Lee

    ... May 12. Under the new fares, adult Octopus card users travelling between Central and Discovery Bay would be charged HK$37 for each day ride, up from the current HK$33.80. Children, pupils ... up from HK$31. Transport card users would pay a new fare of 36.3 points, up from 33.1 points, per day ride. Students under 18 who live in Discovery Bay, children and the elderly would ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Lawmakers say new MTR fare plan a letdown

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... cap the effective fare increase to match changes in median household income by offering discounts to Octopus card users. The MTR would recover the discounts in the following two years. Michael ...




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