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  1. 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1394120/eurostar-hits-10m-passenger-target-runs-15-years-late
  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Democrats call on Ombudsman to probe high-speed rail link delay

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 06:26pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com If Highways Department did not know of issue then it was not doing its job, Ombudsman told Democrats lodge complaint about rail delay The Highways Department would have known about the delay in the high-speed cross-border railway project if it had been doing its job, the Democratic Party said yesterday as it lodged a complaint against the department ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1494449/democrats-call-ombudsman-probe-high-speed-rail-link-delay
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hong Kong to Guangzhou express rail link facing delay of up to 2 years, says MTR

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 04:15pm by Ada Lee, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... Ada Lee and Ng Kang-chung MTR chiefs heading HK$67 billion project blame damage to tunnel boring machine and problems at West Kowloon terminus Cross-border rail link facing two-year delay ... attributed the delay to complicated conditions at West Kowloon and complex geology at the cross-border section beneath a protected wetland. Antonio Choi Fung-chung, MTR general manager ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482898/hk67b-cross-border-rail-link-fails-meet-completion-schedule
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Underground explosions help shape new MTR station at Admiralty

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... their workplace some 50 metres underground. The cage can hold no more than six and it's the only available access, save for the precarious-looking stepladder bolted to the granite running down one ... The changes appear to be desperately needed as the MTR faces growing pressure from the government to ease crowding on rush-hour trains, most of which run at maximum capacity or close to it during peak ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481072/underground-workers-help-shape-new-mtr-station-admiralty
  5. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Buddhist tycoon Chen Feng built Hainan Airlines into global empire

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

    ... in the US and Europe, and we will continue to acquire them. We need a batch of world-class companies to emerge from China to help the country's growth." That's a familiar refrain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1476897/buddhist-tycoon-chen-feng-built-hainan-airlines-global
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Veterans remember small beginnings of MTR

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 12:53pm by Ada Lee

    ... The network now has nine lines and the number of passengers has grown from 85,000 a day to 5.2 million. In 2007, the MTR Corporation took over railway lines run by the Kowloon-Canton Railway ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1473393/veterans-remember-small-beginnings-mtr
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Government's electric-cab plan fails to spark more suppliers' interest

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Ada Lee

    ... also unsuitable for taxi use because they could run for only 120 kilometres per charge. "BYD will be the winner in the scheme as it favours cars that are already running on Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1461189/governments-electric-cab-plan-fails-spark-more-suppliers-interest
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Influx of tourists will put MTR trains under strain, says minister

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Ada Lee

    ... assessing the city's capacity to receive more tourists, published in January, found that the MTR had plenty of spare room, with trains running at just 40 per cent of capacity in off-peak hours. ... per square metre. He cited the fact that more passengers were carrying bags onto trains. "With the opening of the cross-border high-speed railway and the Hong Kong-Zhuhai- Macau bridge, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452628/visitors-will-put-trains-under-strain-minister
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Drivers facing three more years of jams in Cross-Harbour Tunnel

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 12:01am by Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai After years of study and consultation, officials decide to take no action, leading to charges that the transport minister ‘lacks political courage’ Tunnel drivers face three more years of jams Drivers will have to put up with at least three more years of jams in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel after the government shelved plans to redistribute traffic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430671/drivers-facing-three-more-years-jams-cross-harbour-tunnel
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR on track to carry 20,000 more passengers a day

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 06:39pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... heavy-rail network," the MTR Corporation's deputy director of operations Adi Lau Tin-shing said yesterday. Starting April 7, every week the Light Rail will operate 148 more trips and run ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457047/mtr-track-carry-20000-more-passengers-day

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