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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Lawmakers say new MTR fare plan a letdown

    Posted Apr 20th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Revised fare mechanism does not help reduce public burden except in times of inflation Lawmakers say new MTR fare plan a letdown Lawmakers said they found ... the hardship of deflation. So what should the public hope for? A fare increase or deflation? Lawmaker Alice Mak Mei-kuen of the Federation of Trade Unions As the formula takes into account inflation ...

  2. Lawmakers demand fair hearing for MTR claims

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... said independent pan-democrat Andrew Cheng Kar-foo. 'An independent commission would boost confidence in the mechanism's impartiality.' People Power lawmaker Albert Chan Wai-yip, ...

  3. Lawmakers accuse MTR of unfair pricing

    Posted Mar 06th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Eva Wu Lawmakers have accused the government of allowing the recently merged railway service to operate an unfair price mechanism. The Legislative Council passed a motion yesterday pressing the government to discuss with the enlarged MTR Corporation the introduction of monthly tickets and student fare concessions on all MTR lines. Since its merger last year, the MTR Corp has ...

  4. Open MTR restrooms, lawmakers urge

    Posted Apr 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Scarlett Chiang Legislators called for washrooms at MTR stations to be opened to the public after a visit to Central station yesterday. But the MTR Corporation said there were only enough washrooms for staff and the facilities could not cope if they had t ...

  5. Lawmakers dismayed over new plan for Sha Tin-Central rail link

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Lawmakers reacted in dismay yesterday over proposals that three stations on the proposed Sha Tin-Central rail link- two of them on Hong Kong Island and one in Kowloon- may ... not be determined until the final plan for the Wan Chai Development Phase II was released, legislators heard. Philip Yung Wai-hung, the Deputy Secretary for Transport and Housing, told lawmakers ...

  6. Alter rail agreements, say lawmakers

    Posted Feb 14th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Lawmakers have called on the government to raise its performance requirements for the MTR and KCRC after the proposed merger of the two utilities' rail operations. At a meeting yesterday of the Legislative Council bills committee on the rail merger, lawmakers demanded that performance requirements under government 'operating agreements' with the KCRC ...

  7. Lawmakers renew call for toilets at MTR stations

    Posted Apr 18th 2007, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam The MTR Corp has again been urged to offer desperate passengers relief by installing public toilets in stations. Lawmakers at a Legco committee meeting discussing the MTR Corp and Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation merger bill said the MTR Corp should improve services by building public toilets. But the deputy secretary for the environment, transport and works, Patrick Ho ...

  8. Lawmakers urge openness for merged railway firm

    Posted Jan 24th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Lawmakers have urged the government to include clauses in the rail merger bill to ensure the media is notified of important incidents once the MTR Corporation and Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation are merged. Deputy secretary for the environment, transport and works Patrick Ho Chung-kei promised to study the request, but stressed that the public would be confused ...

  9. Lawmakers angry at indecision on express rail link

    Posted Jan 06th 2007, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Martin Wong Lawmakers attacked the government yesterday for its lack of progress in building a long-awaited express railway line to link Hong Kong and Guangzhou. Giving an update ... to reconsider the issue. Wong Kwok-hing, a lawmaker from the Federation of Trade Unions, was angered by the government's indecision. 'The mainland has already kick-started the project but Hong ...

  10. News - Hong Kong

    MTR to drop 10c Octopus levy for screen doors

    Posted Jun 20th 2013, 12:00am by Phila Siu, Ada Lee

    ... of the KCRC until 2007. Lawmaker Paul Tse Wai-chun asked why only Octopus card users paid the levy. "This is discrimination against Octopus card users," he said. NeoDemocrats lawmaker Gary ...




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