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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORTATION

    MTR knew of faulty parts before East Rail Line disruption delayed thousands

    Posted Feb 20th 2014, 03:17am by Ada Lee

    ... on the East Rail Line on Tuesday, operations director Dr Jacob Kam Chak-pui said. Kam also said the company would seek to hold the unnamed European supplier responsible. Transport minister Professor ... maintenance work and potential problems in a comprehensive manner," Cheung said. An East Rail insider said the line was built under a British system and many components were from the UK. The last ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    East Rail Line users stung by new luggage limits

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Baggage restrictions designed to curb parallel-goods trading are penalising local couriers and normal travellers over the Lunar New Year MTR users stung by luggage limits Luggage limits on the East Rail Line, designed to deter parallel-goods traders, caused problems for regular travellers yesterday. With the weight limit slashed from 32kg to 23kg, ...

  3. News - China - TRAVEL

    China 'considering' building high-speed rail line from Beijing to the United States

    Posted May 09th 2014, 10:26am by The Guardian

    ... The proposed line would begin in north-east China and run up through Siberia, pass through a tunnel underneath the Pacific Ocean then cut through Alaska and Canada to reach the continental US, ... The Beijing Times listed the China-US line as one of four international high-speed rail projects currently in the works. The first is a line that would run from London via Paris, Berlin, Warsaw, Kiev ...

  4. Business - Companies - SHIPPING

    Four container shipping lines team up to serve North East Asia-Oceania

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 01:10am by JING YANG

    ... that will carry cargoes between North East Asia and Oceania, in a move to further share costs as the industry continues to be affected by oversupply. Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Lines (OOCL), Shanghai-based China Shipping Container Lines, Singapore's Pacific International Lines (PIL), and France's CMA CGM are running a service departing from Shanghai to North East ...

  5. Platform safety barriers could save lives at MTR's East Rail Line stations

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to the railway merger with MTR Corp, the KCRC had apparently resolved to retrofit automatic platform gates. It had decided to invest HK$100 million to install safety barriers along 13 East Rail Line ... pre-barrier-installation period to only seven cases in the five years post-barrier-installation. There was also a reduction of accidents from 131 to 42 along MTR lines. Furthermore, our study has shown ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Fury after dog killed on MTR tracks because rail bosses refused to halt services

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:57pm by Bryan Harris and Gloria Chan

    ... dog on its East Rail Line. The animal was killed at around 10.30am on Wednesday morning, just 30 minutes after staff at the Sheung Shui MTR station failed in a brief effort to remove the stray ... and this was the only animal known to have been killed on the railway lines in recent years. "The MTR has a good mechanism to keep animals off the rails," he said, in contrast to its apparent lack ...

  7. East Rail trains to return to auto mode

    Posted Feb 18th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The KCRC will return its East Rail trains to automatic mode early next month after finding it is probably not the cause of the weld fractures that have plagued operations. ... causes the cracks comes out?' he said. Fractures were found in welding of 258 train components and couplers on a few East Rail trains. The KCRC will begin a one-year project in May ...

  8. Report ordered on KCR delays

    Posted Dec 14th 2003, 12:00am by Klaudia Lee

    ... Klaudia Lee Transport secretary Sarah Liao Sau-tung has demanded a report from the KCRC on the disruption of peak-hour services caused by a 5mm crack in a section of its East Rail line ... to investigate the incident thoroughly and compile a report for the Transport Department. To prevent similar incidents in future, maintenance of the East Rail line might be stepped up since ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORTATION

    MTR will add 530 train trips per week on three lines to speed up system

    Posted Nov 16th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... for the East Rail and Ma On Shan lines. Sha Tin district councillor Yau Man-chun said trains on the East Rail line were often crammed, and it was urgent for the service to address the needs ... the issue with the MTR Corp but had yet to receive a positive response. When queried, Li said the service on the East Rail line "could still satisfy residents' needs". Meanwhile, ...

  10. Ex-law enforcement officers deployed to tackle fare-dodgers on East Rail Line

    Posted Apr 09th 2009, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Former law enforcement officers have been recruited to combat fare evasion at stations along the MTR East Rail Line, which has been plagued by gate jumpers and violence against ... he said. About 3,975 ticket evasion cases were reported last month and 4,485 in February. More than 60 per cent were on the East Rail Line. Mr Li said inspectors could 'stop passengers ...




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