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  1. Theme parks ally to improve their image

    Posted Jun 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong dennis.chong@scmp.com The city's major theme parks are forming an alliance to lobby the authorities and improve their image after a series of mechanical and service problems. Matthias Li Shing-chung, Ocean Park's deputy chief executive, said the Hong Kong Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, which will launch next month, could represent ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1003034/theme-parks-ally-improve-their-image
  2. Cable car passengers stranded

    Posted Jun 28th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng About 80 people were stranded for about 30 minutes when the Ngong Ping 360 cable car shut down because of a faulty sensor on Thursday. Service resumed at 2.40pm. An independent expert is currently checking the reliability of the ride this month and its maintenance throughout July or August. It is unclear whether the expert's findings will be reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/643193/cable-car-passengers-stranded
  3. Ngong Ping 360 back in operation after fault

    Posted Apr 14th 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng About 4,500 people rode the cable car on Saturday as operations resumed after problems with a pulley disrupted services the day before, Ngong Ping 360 chief Morris Cheung Siu-wa said. He admitted the figure was below average for a Saturday. Tourist perceptions of the attraction would not be affected by the recent setback, he added. On Friday, more than 100 passengers ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/633668/ngong-ping-360-back-operation-after-fault
  4. Green light for Ngong Ping 360

    Posted Dec 22nd 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong The Ngong Ping 360 cable car system had satisfied all the requirements for its reopening on New Year's Eve, MTR Corp chief executive Chow Chung-kong said yesterday. Test rides begin today, with guests Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Frederick Ma Si-hang and MTR Corp chairman Raymond Chien Kuo-fung among the first invited passengers. Ticket sales ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620463/green-light-ngong-ping-360
  5. Cable car closed for maintenance

    Posted Jun 05th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng The Ngong Ping 360 cable car will be closed for maintenance for three days from today, reopening at 10am on Friday. The maintenance is part of an annual ropeway survey and to make standard adjustments specified by the cableway's manufacturer, Leitner. Scheduled maintenance work includes shortening and splicing the cable today, with further tests tomorrow ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/595555/cable-car-closed-maintenance
  6. More checks could have caught cable car defect

    Posted Jan 28th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong and Amy Nip The design of Lantau's Ngong Ping 360 cable car is safe, officials at the attraction insist, but an incident that left passengers shivering in mid-air might have been avoided if more checks had been made. Operations at Ngong Ping 360 were suspended for 10 days after more than 800 passengers spent up to two hours stuck in gondolas on Wednesday ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991056/more-checks-could-have-caught-cable-car-defect
  7. Minister blasts cable car firm over failures

    Posted Jan 27th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Dennis Chong, Amy Nip and Lo Wei The government ordered a full inspection of the Lantau cable car yesterday after hundreds of passengers were left shivering in mid-air for up to two hours. Commerce secretary Greg So Kam-leung criticised the Ngong Ping 360 company, which operates the tourist attraction, over its lack of communication during the incident on Wednesday. Officials said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/991005/minister-blasts-cable-car-firm-over-failures
  8. Ngong Ping tickets go on sale today

    Posted Dec 28th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Tickets for the Ngong Ping 360 cable car will be sold to the public starting today at the Tung Chung and Ngong Ping terminals. Cable car vouchers, which are not valid for same-day travel and must be exchanged for tickets at Ngong Ping 360, are on sale at the Hong Kong, Causeway Bay, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon Tong, Hung Hom and Mong Kok East rail stations. The HK$1 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/620988/ngong-ping-tickets-go-sale-today
  9. Poor weather delays boarding

    Posted Jan 31st 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng Mist and poor weather conditions yesterday morning delayed the start of the Ngong Ping 360 cable-car service by almost three hours. Boarding started at 12.41pm instead of the regular time of 10am, although no one was queueing up in the morning, a spokesman said. The cable car normally closes operation at 6pm. This is the first time bad weather has disrupted service ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/624910/poor-weather-delays-boarding
  10. Belt fault halts cable-car ride at Ocean Park

    Posted Aug 29th 2007, 12:00am by Dennis Chong, Dennis Eng

    ... Dennis Eng and Dennis Chong A leisurely ride on Ocean Park's cable car line lasted eight minutes longer for about 280 people yesterday after one of the rubber belts in the system broke. Ocean Park chairman Allan Zeman described the incident as 'a minor technical fault' that 'happens all the time'. The incident, which occurred at 1.43pm, was reported ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605894/belt-fault-halts-cable-car-ride-ocean-park

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