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  1. Reluctance for air study in line with MTR's Orwellian vision

    Posted Nov 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and whose chief executive placed resolving air pollution to the fore in his policy address. I refer to the reluctance of the MTR to conduct an air ventilation study on its massive Tsuen Wan ... had blue skies; now we look out of our windows every day on to the grey pea soup that passes for air. On October 23, ATV's Focus Asia: Business Leaders featured Chow Chung-kong, chief ...

  2. Businessmen look to delta helicopter taxis

    Posted Nov 26th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Businessmen with factories in the Pearl River Delta want to cut travelling time to and from Hong Kong, and are setting their sights on helicopter taxis. In 2004, there were five ... even longer. He believed it would be much more convenient to develop air transport, saying that helicopter taxis would be a good choice for businessmen. Chen Ke-tian, deputy director ...

  3. No plan to extend express line: MTR

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... show lines to Lo Wu and Hong Kong Island. The Professional Commons revealed the two MTR Corp documents yesterday, and said they raised concerns about transparency in the rail planning process. But the government and the MTR denied there were any plans to extend the line. The lobby group's chairman, Albert Lai Kwong-tak, said: 'There should be nothing secretive about rail planning. All ...

  4. Surge in delta trade boosts port operators

    Posted Aug 17th 2004, 12:00am by Russell Barling

    ... side of the delta,' said an executive from one of the biggest shipping lines using the port. Cargo from the east side of the delta typically arrives in Hong Kong by truck, while trade from ... Russell Barling Much of the growth comes from cargo that is counted twice, analysts say A surge in cargo from the western side of the Pearl River Delta is breathing new life into Hong ...

  5. Green plan on police station not discussed

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... at monthly meetings. 'We'd rather focus on those we think have more impact on, for example, ecology, noise, water and air,' Lam said. But Professional Commons chairman Albert Lai ... as the 118-page report for the police station project, the MTR's Kwun Tong Line extension to Hung Hom, Ho Man Tin and Whampoa was among those dealt with by circulation. The MTR project was approved ...

  6. In the line of duty

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan MTR Corporation will soon put new mainland-made trains into service on the Kwun Tong line. The company has paid HK$1.1 billion for 10 trains from the Changchun Railway Vehicles ... and regularly erased. The new trains look more spacious than the existing ones in service in Hong Kong. New features include improved handrails, lighting and air conditioning. Three LCD monitors in each ...

  7. MTR to consider food and water rations

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... that train services in open-air and elevated sections were vulnerable to weather conditions and related threats during typhoons. It would 'take the safety of passengers and their staff ...

  8. Railway warned over air shafts

    Posted Mar 16th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Road. The residents fear emissions from the shaft- a necessary facility for the MTR's planned West Island Line- could pollute the air in their neighbourhood and that the extensive use ... yesterday, in which they also accused the MTR Corp of ignoring them despite repeated protests. The West Island Line Concern Group said the firm had kept them in the dark about its plans. A spokesman ...

  9. 3,000 Sai Wan residents oppose proposed MTR ventilation shaft

    Posted Mar 27th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang About 3,000 residents in Sai Wan are dissatisfied with a proposed ventilation shaft on the MTR West Island line, saying it would pollute the air and make the road surface ... that as the West Island Line was an electric railway, no combustion of fossil fuels were involved. 'The air is not hazardous to humans,' the spokeswoman said. 'We hope the residents can ...

  10. Letters

    Posted Apr 21st 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... headquarters. I give full credit to the crew members who managed a safe landing against all odds and evacuated 309 passengers in two minutes. Eugene Li, Clear Water Bay Air con without running engines ... coaches, can enjoy air-conditioning while stationary without their engine running. As an electric vehicle designer, I can assure everyone that all these petrol/diesel coaches require is an extra ...




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