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  1. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    MTR lands £1.4b contract to run London Crossrail

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 03:42am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com Hong Kong company beats three rival bids to operate new railway system for up to 10 years MTR wins £1.4b contract to run London Crossrail The MTR Corp has landed a £1.4 billion (HK$18.5 billion) contract to run the Crossrail train line that is being built across London. It won the deal just two days after announcing that chief executive Jay Walder ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR chief Jay Walder to exit a year early in wake of cross-border rail link delay

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:04pm by Ada Lee

    ... judgment" over the delayed cross-border rail project. The decision was a "mutual agreement" that would be "beneficial" to the company and had nothing to do with the report, MTR ...

  3. Business - Commodities - TRANSPORT

    Melting Arctic ice paves the way for South Korean oil hub

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg in Singapore and Seoul Country eyes role as storage centre in regionas melting Arctic ice opens up trading route from Europe to Asia Melting ice paves way for Korean oil hub ... as Singapore's current capacity. Deputy Energy and Resources Minister Kim Jun-dong said the country was also seeking to leverage its energy infrastructure, which includes five refineries, to become ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR to review storm protection after disruption

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ada Lee

    ... yesterday, when it also suffered more delays when a signalling fault forced trains on the Kwun Tong and Tsueng Kwan O lines to run more slowly than usual. Passengers complained that they had to wait ... to Tin Shui Wai were running every six minutes and from Tin Shui Wai to Tuen Mun every 12 minutes But Kam acknowledged yesterday that some passengers might have waited longer than ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Pedestrian safety requires a step change in government

    Posted Jul 18th 2014, 05:16am by SHIRLEY ZHAO

    ... the Sogo department store in Causeway Bay, where thousands of pedestrians jammed the only crossing. Long sections of hilly roads such as Shek O Road, Stubbs Road, Big Wave Bay Road and Tai Hang ... or crossings received by the group last year. Others include pedestrians being forced to cross roads illegally to avoid long detours, such as winding railings, footbridges or tunnels, or having to walk ...

  6. News - World - TRANSPORT

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

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

    ... The Guardian in London Anglo-French rail operator reaches annual passenger goal despite delays Eurostar hits 10m target, but runs 15 years late Eurostar carried more than 10 million ... per cent stake in the business next year, with French state rail company SNCF the favourite to buy the shareholding on top of its 55 per cent interest in the cross-Channel rail service. After ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR admits its train service has been bad

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Ada Lee

    ... entire network occurring along the East Rail Line, which runs from Hung Hom to the border. That includes Monday's incident, when a burst water main disrupted services for almost two hours- ... construction projects, all of which have been delayed. They are the South Island Line, the Kwun Tong Line extension, the high-speed cross-border railway, the Sha Tin-Central link and the West Island ...

  8. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Smartphone car service undercuts New York’s yellow taxis

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:29pm by AP

    ... to their location. The San Francisco-based company also offers a cheaper car service called UberX. The run-of-the-mill sedans and minivans passengers jump into lack the lustre of the Town Cars, but come ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR trains delayed after water pipe bursts

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:02pm by Johnny Tam

    ... of the line, with services from Tai Po Market to Lo Wu running at eight-minute intervals and between Tai Po Market to Lok Ma Chau at 25-minute intervals. Services from Hung Hom to Sha Tin ran every ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Legco to launch inquiry into controversial delay to high-speed rail link

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 06:29pm by Tony Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung tony.cheung@scmp.com Legco select committee will not have power to summon witnesses Railway delay: third probe launched The Legislative Council will launch a lower-level investigation of the two-year delay to the high-speed cross-border railway after a call to invoke its powers was vetoed. Lawmakers agreed yesterday to set up a select committee to look into the hold-up ...




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