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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR admits its train service has been bad

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

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com East Rail Line is main culprit as delays dog first half of year, but rail boss suggests it's just bad luck, as he sets about tackling those other delays MTR 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 ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR trains delayed after water pipe bursts

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

    ... instructions on where to line up, some saying they waited for more than half an hour before they could board a bus. "I think I'm just lucky that I'm not late as I left home early, ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Probe begins after more than 30 injured in a ferry collision near Cheung Chau

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 12:39am by Danny Mok

    ... and the collision occurred at north of Cheung Chau, half an hour after departure. Rescue teams from marine patrols, police force and fire department arrived at the scene “within a short time” according ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Work on MTR Kwun Tong line extension is half complete

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:36am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Work on Kwun Tong Line extension linking Yau Ma Tei to Whampoa hits midway mark Whoa, we're halfway to Whampoa Work on extending the MTR Kwun Tong Line from Yau Ma Tei to Whampoa is now halfway to completion. The 2.6-kilometr ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR bosses face grilling from lawmakers over rail link delays as project director quits

    Posted Apr 28th 2014, 02:14pm by SAMUEL CHAN, Toh Han Shih

    ... on October 28, almost a year and a half early. Chew cited "personal reasons". From 2003 to 2008, he was president of the London Underground projects division of Canadian transport equipment ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    A rough ride on train of frustration

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 06:33am by Ada Lee

    ... to ferry 99,000 passengers daily to and from the border, reducing crowding on the East Rail line and cutting in half the 100-minute journey from city to mainland. Unfortunately, the wait ... The think tank said terminating trains at Kam Sheung Road in the New Territories would shorten the rail line and cut construction costs by half while avoiding a massive excavation underground. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Underground explosions help shape new MTR station at Admiralty

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... project connecting Hong Kong, Macau and Zhuhai on the mainland. When the rubble is clear, the cycle begins again. More than half the space has been cleared for a new concourse, extensions ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Tram may suit Kai Tak better than monorail, operator says

    Posted Apr 29th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... for trams would be one third of the monorail's owing to vastly lower repair and maintenance costs of HK$142 million a year- less than half of the HK$382 million for the monorail. That means ... connecting the old airport taxiway to Kai Tak, eliminating the need to build a new bridge across the typhoon shelter, which would potentially prevent around 100 high-mast ships entering it. The tram ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Bridge to Kwun Tong 'preferred option' in East Kowloon monorail plans

    Posted Oct 29th 2013, 04:08am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... with high-masted ships from entering the Kwun Tong typhoon shelter. At the consultation launch yesterday, the government left out the tramway proposal but said it recognised the advantage of employing ... better serve the Kowloon Bay business area, now underserved by rail transport. Officers are also thinking of using the typhoon shelter for sports, and assessing the number of high-masted ships ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Ferry fare rises of up to 6 per cent on the cards

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:37am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Ferry fare rises of up to 6 per cent on the cards Fares for six ferry routes connecting Central and outlying islands could go up by 5 to 6 per cent after the Transport Department specified the increase in agreeing in principle to the operators' licence extension applications. This is only about half the 10 per cent increase the companies sought ...




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