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  1. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Smartphone car service undercuts New York’s yellow taxis

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Smartphone car service undercuts New York taxis The car-hailing service Uber is taking on New York's taxis, temporarily dropping some of its prices by 20 per cent. The company says its lower-end service is now cheaper than the city's famous yellow taxis. A ride from Grand Central Terminal to the financial district will now cost US$22, down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550428/smartphone-car-service-undercuts-new-yorks-yellow-taxis
  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR admits its train service has been bad

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Ada Lee

    ... admits its train service has been bad Train service performance was "very bad" in the first half of the year, the MTR conceded yesterday, with six out of the seven serious delays on its entire network occurring along the East Rail Line, which runs from Hung Hom to the border. That includes Monday's incident, when a burst water main disrupted services for almost two hours- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545999/mtr-admits-its-train-service-has-been-bad
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    More delays for MTR passengers just hours after lightning sparked chaos on West Rail line

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Danny Mok, Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee and Danny Mok Services on the MTR's Kwun Tong line were delayed on Wednesday morning due to a problem with the electronic signalling system, just a day after the West Rail ... It was the latest in a series of service disruptions to hit the troubled MTR Corporation in recent months. The MTR said lightning struck the signalling system between Yuen Long and Tuen Mun at about 4.15pm, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557403/lightning-strikes-bring-chaos-mtrs-west-rail-line
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR to review storm protection after disruption

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ada Lee

    ... stations. Train journeys between the two stations were extended by two to three minutes. Full service resumed at 11.15am. On the Tseung Kwan O Line, a signalling fault occurred at 11.20am between Tiu Keng Leng and Tseung Kwan O. Train journeys on the line were also extended by two to three minutes and services returned to normal 40 minutes later. The incidents were the latest ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557679/mtr-review-storm-protection-after-disruption
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR trains delayed after water pipe bursts

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:02pm by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com It never rains on the MTR, it pours A burst water main disrupted services on the East Rail Line yesterday, prompting lengthy delays for hundreds ... Tan station and cause a power failure that disrupted services for almost two hours. Services between Sha Tin and Tai Po Market were completely suspended for about an hour after the pipe burst ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543607/east-rail-train-service-delayed-burst-pipe-shoots-water-tracks
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Government probes vehicle-hire apps

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy patsy.moy@scmp.com As Uber makes Hong Kong bow, checks will be made on the legality of services that pair passengers with drivers- with a focus on vans Government probes ... came in the week US-based Uber launched its private-hire service in the city. But much of the concern yesterday focused on apps that allowed passengers to book a ride in a light-goods vehicle. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556217/government-probes-vehicle-hire-apps
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Uber taxis: they may be luxurious, but not everyone's hailing them

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:28pm by DANNY LEE, Jeremy Blum

    ... Danny Lee and Jeremy Blum Complaints about late pick-ups and lost drivers mar launch of Uber's private driver-style service Luxury taxis are not hailed by all Luxury taxi service Uber launched in Hong Kong yesterday to a tepid reception amid complaints about late pick-ups and drivers getting lost. A senior executive of the private driver-style service, which allows users to call ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555606/luxury-taxi-service-uber-expects-do-huge-business-hong-kong
  8. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    MTR lands £1.4b contract to run London Crossrail

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 03:42am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... the contract would be for eight years with an option to extend to 10 years. The Crossrail service will connect the town of Reading and Heathrow to the west of London with Shenfield and Abbey Wood ... as the West End theatre and shopping area. Services will start in phases from 2015 to 2019. It will increase rail transport in London by 10 per cent when fully operational. "Crossrail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1556587/mtr-lands-ps14b-contract-run-london-crossrail
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Tramways owners plan to expand on mainland China to 'fill transport gap'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Ada Lee

    ... headquartered in Beijing, is already operating bus services in Nanjing and trams in Shenyang. Its operation also includes two metro lines in Mumbai, one in Seoul and the Sydney tram. Cyril Carniel, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556872/tramways-owners-plan-expand-mainland-china-fill-transport-gap
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Ventilation fault holds up Admiralty-Central trains on Tsuen Wan Line

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:36pm by Ada Lee and Danny Lee

    ... brought MTR services on the Tsuen Wan Line between Admiralty and Central to a halt for 30 minutes yesterday, while minor incidents plagued other lines. The delay came after the faulty part tripped power switches four times between the two stations from 10.50am until noon, the MTR Corporation said. A platform was closed for inspection without any immediate service disruption as trains were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551018/power-failure-forces-platform-closure-central-mtr-station

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