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  1. 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, ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Shutdown of East Rail Line leaves 10,000 stranded

    Posted Jan 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Danny Mok

    ... Danny Mok About 10,000 MTR passengers were left stranded last night after a system glitch shut down all the trains on the East Rail Line for about an hour. The case is believed ... arranged for buses to take passengers to other stations along the line, but long queues for the buses quickly formed at Hung Hom, Mong Kok East and Kowloon Tong. The rush-hour shutdown frustrated ...

  6. 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, ...

  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. KCRC urged to review rules on train inspections

    Posted Feb 20th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... be checked.' Mr Leung said his team would advise East Rail to review the frequency of inspections and set out a reasonable timetable. 'One thing we need to find out is how long does it take ... after all parts were screened under an advanced non-destructive test only a year ago. Engineers performed similar tests on Light Rail trains when cracks were detected in the wheels in 2004. ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. East Rail hit by 16 malfunctions a month

    Posted Jun 14th 2005, 12:00am by Elaine Wu

    ... yesterday that the automatic system had malfunctioned on average 16 times each month. The system was introduced on East Rail in 2002 to control the speed of trains and ensure they made ... secretary of transport, called for the rail operator to reduce the number of such incidents. 'We believe the performance of KCRC's system is not ideal because there are about 16 incidents ...




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