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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR West Island Line to open by end of year- but will skip Sai Ying Pun

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 06:09pm by TIMMY SUNG

    ... with Kennedy Town and University of Hong Kong stations, at the end of December," the MTR's acting chief executive Lincoln Leong said. He said an exact date for the line's opening would ... discount machines near the station, if they then board at the Sheung Wan or University of Hong Kong stations. The promotion will continue until the Sai Ying Pun station opens. Commuters will also ...

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

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

    ... Cyberport and Pok Fu Lam. It will run between the University of Hong Kong station on the future West Island line and Wong Chuk Hang station on the South Island line (South). On the northern shore ... 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 ...

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    Underground explosions help shape new MTR station at Admiralty

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

    ... with Hong Kong Island's rocky terrain. The Admiralty area has two main kinds of rock: granite and volcanic tuff, says Chan Lung-sang, an earth sciences professor at Hong Kong University ... caked thick with ice, even during the spring's heat. When finished, the tunnel will measure six metres across, about the length of a minibus. At Hong Kong University, the next new stop ...

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    Worry over high-speed rail contingency fund

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 06:45am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... 10 per cent more than the original estimate, according to the MTR. It is expected to be completed in 2017. But Professor Chau Kwong-wing, head of the University of Hong Kong's Department ...

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    Hong Kong needs more roads to cope with car growth

    Posted May 04th 2013, 12:00am by Cheung Chi Fai

    ... per cent of them drove their cars at least five days a week. The department's data prompted Dr Timothy Hau Doe-kwong, an associate professor from the University of Hong Kong's school ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Transport economist says the time has come to charge for road use if Hong Kong is going to cope with the increase in vehicle ownership More cars ...

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    Experts urge MTR board changes

    Posted May 07th 2014, 03:30am by Olga Wong and Ada Lee

    ... recover the delay. Professor Danny Lam Wai-fung, a University of Hong Kong specialist in public-sector governance, said the MTR- a publicly traded company of which the government owns 77 per cent- ... Abraham Razack and Ng Leung-sing. Polytechnic University transport expert Dr Hung Wing-tat advised giving individual board members an enhanced role. He suggested the reforms take their cue from ...

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

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

    ... ferry to the Hong Kong- Macau Ferry Terminal in Sheung Wan before being taken to hospitals. Two women who had fallen unconscious after the collision were taken to St John Hospital in Cheung Chau. The ferry, Universal MK 2013, is operated by Shun Tak-China Travel Ship Management Limited. The company said the ferry departed from Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal for Macau, ...

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    Call for probe into chief executive’s role at MTR over rail link delay

    Posted May 06th 2014, 11:54am by Ada Lee

    ... communications between it and the MTR on the project, with former University of Hong Kong pro-vice-chancellor Professor Lee Chack-fan as its head. Just two hours later, Lee quit following the revelation ...

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    Transport minister takes blame for mix-up over head of panel to probe MTR project delay

    Posted May 04th 2014, 05:41am by Ada Lee

    ... in the high-speed railway just two hours after his appointment. Professor Lee Chack-fan, a former University of Hong Kong pro-vice-chancellor, was appointed on Friday afternoon to head the panel of experts ...

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    Wan Chai could get three more stations as part of MTR shake-up

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee and Jennifer Ngo

    ... Estate first, and then Wah Fu to the University of Hong Kong. Transport analyst Dr Hung Wing-tat, of Polytechnic University, said the new railways would cut the percentage of commuters taking ... Passengers boarding in the eastern part of Hong Kong Island would have to change trains to reach Wan Chai and Central. The plan is one of seven proposals put forward in the second stage of a public ...




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