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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Plans for HK$110b expansion of Hong Kong rail network unveiled

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:45pm by Timmy Sung and Phila Siu

    ... Hong Kong Island north of the current line, Southern District, Tung Chung, Tuen Mun, Hung Shui Kiu and planned new towns in the northeastern New Territories region of Kwu Tung. The most ... consultation in May last year. Both the timetable and cost projections are at preliminary stages. On Hong Kong Island, a new South Island line (West) will extend railway coverage to Aberdeen, Wah Fu, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594670/plans-hk110b-expansion-hong-kong-rail-network-unveiled
  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Crack on windshield forces Hong Kong Airlines flight to return from Manila airspace

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 07:09pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Plane turns back after windshield found cracked A cracked windshield forced an Indonesia-bound Hong Kong Airlines plane carrying 261 people to return ... in the cockpit's windshield about 1-1/2 hours after take-off," the airline said. "For safety reasons, the pilot decided to fly back to Hong Kong airport." The carrier did not reveal the size ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574303/crack-windshield-forces-hong-kong-airlines-flight-return-manila
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Surprise new MTR line planned for Kwun Tong

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by FANNY FUNG, Phila Siu

    ... One of them was the HK$110 billion Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Express Line that would have connected Chek Lap Kok with the Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. "It is a costly ... A proposed Siu Sai Wan Line, connecting Siu Sai Wan on the east of Hong Kong Island to neighbouring Chai Wan or Heng Fa Chuen, was also dumped out of concern that the population, about 80,000, would ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594877/surprise-new-mtr-line-planned-kwun-tong
  4. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    MTR wins contract for Sydney rail link

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:54am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... The rail operator has been expanding into rail-related businesses outside Hong Kong as its profit from property development at home declined. Profit from property development fell 54.6 per cent ... in the consortium. Other partners include Australian engineering services providers John Holland Group, UGL Rail Services and infrastructure projects investor Plenary Group. MTR is the only Hong Kong company ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1594464/mtr-wins-contract-sydney-rail-link
  5. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Breakdowns plaguing Beijing subway this year, report says

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:49pm by WU NAN

    ... a large number of passengers late for work, Beijing Youth Daily reported. The Beijing Mass Transit Railway Operation Corporation (BMTROC) and the MTR Corporation, Hong Kong’s subway operator, released “emergency operating notice” to report on the breakdowns. The MTR Corporation is part of a joint venture that operates Line 4. There have been 46 emergency operating notices issued ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587888/breakdowns-plaguing-beijing-subway-year-report-says
  6. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Train makers CNR and CSR seal 6.8b yuan in new orders

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 09:15am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... worth about 6.5 billion yuan, including four overseas orders, the company said in an announcement filed with the Hong Kong stock exchange on Wednesday night. The overseas contracts were worth ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1589965/china-cnr-signs-12-contracts-worth-65b-yuan
  7. Business - Economy - TRANSPORT

    China spends 405b yuan on railways in the first eight months

    Posted Sep 11th 2014, 06:02am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... the massive railway construction projects other than just relying on traditional methods such as issuing bonds or borrowing from banks. Beijing said in April it would create a railway construction ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1589743/china-spends-405b-yuan-railways-first-eight-months
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Unscrupulous taxi drivers overcharging Peak Tram tourists in off-meter scam

    Posted Aug 30th 2014, 06:27pm by Bryan Harris

    ... and was working closely with police to address the issue. "We hope that this practice of illegal taxi touting can be stopped as we believe it could affect Hong Kong's reputation as a tourist destination," said Perry Wong, sales and marketing director for Peak Tramways. In the first six months of this year, police arrested eight taxi drivers for "overcharging" and issued 23 summons ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581964/taxis-overcharging-peak-tram-tourists-quadruple-fares-under-polices
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR director rules out pay cut for failing managers

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... set up by the MTR to look into the two-year delay, described the suggestion as "populist" and not conducive to luring talent in the future. The Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587391/mtr-director-rules-out-pay-cut-failing-managers
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR commuters suffer two-hour disruption after crack found in track

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:46am by Timmy Sung and Lai Ying-kit

    ... of the Professional Commons think tank, said the latest incident indicated "there was a management issue over the railway's preventive maintenance programme". He suspected the programme ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584308/trains-delayed-morning-rush-hour-mtr-finds-crack-tracks

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