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  1. Up to 100 cross-border students lack permits

    Posted Sep 06th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the students secured places at local schools only in July- after the June deadline for permits. At least 23 out of the 300 cross-border students attending Fung Kai No 1 Primary School, in Sheung Shui, ... children to travel alone, he says. Hong Kong police have already issued a record 2,600 permits to cross-border students this year. 'The Lo Wu Control Point has reached its maximum ...

  2. New bridge will cut time and cost of cross-border transport

    Posted Oct 30th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I do not agree with correspondents who have criticised the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge project. I think it offers a better transport alternative than presently exists. First of all, once the bridge is built, it will offer drivers the option of another h ...

  3. Open new checkpoint to help cross-border pupils, say groups

    Posted Sep 20th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... an updated figure. It is understood that there are more cross-border students this year following the introduction of the education voucher system that provides subsidies for children to attend ...

  4. Unauthorised cross-border buses to be legalised

    Posted May 26th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... unauthorised services are blocking the traffic flow. Operators who run illegal services after the new scheme is introduced will have their cross-border service licences suspended. Repeat offenders could have their licences revoked, said Assistant Commissioner of Transport Stephen Ip Man-kwong. The 83 operators who run cross-border bus services have been invited to be part of the new ...

  5. Cross-border buses give KCRC run for its money

    Posted May 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp 'Transport experts say the KCRC will struggle to recover the HK$10 billion it cost to build the Lok Ma Chau spur line when it opens in July. 'Passenger numbers on the cross-border link will be so low, they say, that revenue will cover only operational and depreciation costs.' SCMP, May 20 Transport experts they may be but I have my doubts about rating them ...

  6. Motorists protest at $100 cross-border car tax

    Posted Jul 07th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... About 60 motorists staged a slow-drive protest yesterday against the $100 departure tax on vehicles crossing into the mainland. The protesters set off from Kwu Tung in Yuen Long and drove via Fairview Park to Lok Ma Chau, where they disbanded peacefully. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRAVEL

    Shenzhen multi-entry travel permits for Hong Kong delayed

    Posted Sep 02nd 2012, 12:00am by RED DOOR NEWS

    ... with "congestion", "inflation" and other problems. Meanwhile, police reinforcements are being drafted in to manage chaos at an MTR station already packed with cross-border traders even before ... are needed. Cross-border trade has exploded in recent years due to high inflation on the mainland and the rising value of the yuan. Many traders ferry everyday items such as soft drinks, diapers ...

  8. Lowu platform to ease congestion

    Posted Jul 03rd 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... million improvement project initiated by the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) to meet growing cross-border traffic demand. It will separate mainland and Hong Kong-bound travellers who now ... by about 50,000, to 400,000 people a day. James Blake, senior director (capital projects), said the improvement works were needed to help cope with demand before the Lok Ma Chau cross-border rail ...

  9. Shuttle operators in protest talks

    Posted Apr 05th 2004, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan Taxi and minibus operators will meet Guangdong provincial officials in Guangzhou today to protest against plans for new cross-border bus services. The visit comes after officials from Guangdong and Hong Kong reportedly agreed to allow a number of cross-border buses to switch to operating their services between the Huanggang checkpoint in Shenzhen and Hong Kong. ...

  10. Schools to delay start times to help Shenzhen pupils avoid rush hour

    Posted Jul 04th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... school in Hong Kong. Johann Wong Chung-yan, district officer for North District, said the government had already secured the agreement of a few kindergartens with cross-border students ... Territories. Officials also told lawmakers they were considering allowing cross-border school buses to shuttle students directly between Shenzhen and schools in Hong Kong. This was in response ...




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