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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Proposed MTR fare hike may be halved, says Michael Tien

    Posted Mar 27th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Ex-KCR chairman says government seeks to reduce planned 3.2pc increase in ticket prices Proposed MTR fare hike may be halved, says Tien The government aims to cut the MTR's proposed 3.2 per cent fare increase by half, according to a lawmaker briefed on the negotiations between the two sides on new tariffs. Michael Tien Puk-sun, of the New People's Party, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1200592/proposed-mtr-fare-hike-may-be-halved-says-michael-tien
  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    More time sought to review MTR fare hike

    Posted Oct 30th 2012, 01:39pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Lawmakers have urged the government to give them more time – until the end of the year – for their public consultation on how the MTR calculates its fare increases. The Legislative Council’s transport panel made the request on Tue ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1073190/more-time-sought-review-mtr-fare-hike
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR fare increases should reflect profits, not just costs: Expert

    Posted Oct 02nd 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com 'Train fare hikes should reflect MTR's profits too' Train fare increases should be linked to either the MTR Corp's railway profits or the rate ... criticism from Hongkongers. The review of the mechanism, launched after a public outcry against a 5.4 per cent fare hike in May, is expected to be completed early next year. Some critics have ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1051791/mtr-fare-increases-should-reflect-profits-not-just-costs-expert
  4. letters

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... that I've forgotten my own culture. Diana Jackeline, Delia Memorial School (Hip Wo) MTR hike will create financial burden These days, prices of consumer goods and services are soaring because of inflation. The MTR Corporation's plan to increase train fares will lead to lots of problems. I believe the fare hike will create a serious financial burden on most commuters. Thousands of people ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/998449/letters
  5. City Digest

    Posted Jun 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... the same as, or more, than single-journey tickets on some trips. Distressed hiker flown to hospital A 57-year-old woman who fell ill while hiking with friends on a hillside in Sha Tin was flown ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/971142/city-digest
  6. In Brief

    Posted Aug 28th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... of HK$280,000 were seized. Missing hiker found A 68-year-old man, who lost his way while hiking in Tai Po on Sunday, was recovering in hospital last night. The man's family called police at 4pm yesterday when he had not returned from the hike. Rescuers found him last night. Flat resident burned in stove fire A 31-year-old woman suffered burns to her face and hands when her stove caught ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/605785/brief
  7. Letters

    Posted Oct 31st 2011, 12:00am

    ... I believe we should thank Mr Tsang for the contribution he has made to Hong Kong over the years. Ceci Lam Wing-sze, Tsuen Wan Price hike by PCCW is wrong I live in Lam Tsuen, an area ... 'Service providers would fail in their social responsibility if they imposed a fare hike on consumers left without a choice.' Therefore PCCW should not impose a rate hike unless it is willing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/983442/letters
  8. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, December 4, 2012

    Posted Dec 04th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... on the financial burden it faces in the form of fare rises to the public. It has called for high hikes in the past, which have been cut by the government, and even with higher fares, it has not solved ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1096788/letters-editor-december-04-2012
  9. Letters

    Posted Apr 06th 2012, 12:00am

    ... mentality in all the city's drivers, so that they recognise the importance of ensuring the safety of pedestrians. Y. C. Lee, Quarry Bay Fare hike will add to our problems I appreciate that, ... and so the fare hike rubs salt in the wounds. There are concessionary fares available for people over 65 and for the disabled, but most passengers do not fall into either category. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997561/letters
  10. Why the MTR is not taking the people for a ride

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp When the MTR increases fares, it has a major effect on the population of Hong Kong. In many cases, salary rises have not matched the increases in the rate of inflation, and so the fare hike rubs salt in the wounds... I understand the MTR faces higher operating costs and wants to maintain profits, but it should not pass those costs onto passengers. Letters ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/997865/why-mtr-not-taking-people-ride

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