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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR jams caused by local workers, not mainland tourists, says government adviser

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Ada Lee

    ... number of mainland visitors, a government adviser says. "People complain that mainland travellers are making our traffic very busy. But the major reason is that the number of employees [in ... mainland visitors for the city's crowded trains were reaching the "wrong conclusion". Hong Kong's unemployment rate stands at only 3.1 per cent. Government documents showed ...

  2. 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

    ... Danny Mok More than 30 people were injured when a high-speed ferry carrying 162 passengers collided with a mainland cargo ship in waters off Cheung Chau ferry pier late last night. ... to a Marine Department spokeswoman. The passengers on the ferry consisted of 102 from a mainland tour group, 55 Hong Kong and Macau residents, and five foreigners, Radio Television Hong Kong reported. ...

  3. 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 ... As the city's work day winds down, slumped office workers and parcel-laden shoppers spew forth from Admiralty's office buildings and malls. The tunnel project's night shift clocks in. Joanna ...

  4. 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 ... railway linking the city centre to the mainland was first introduced in the Railway Development Strategy 2000. The MTR suggested linking Hung Hom to the border either through Fanling South or Kam ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Lawmakers threaten special Legco probe of high-speed rail link delay

    Posted Apr 20th 2014, 05:27am by Ada Lee

    ... the construction delays. The rail link, which will connect Hong Kong to the mainland's high-speed network, attracted huge controversy even before the delay was announced. For its distance, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Crew escape as passenger ferry rams into terminal sea wall

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:00pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com Crew members escape unhurt as mechanical problems prevent vessel from reversing Catamaran ferry slams into TST sea wall Ten mainland crew members escaped injury when their catamaran slammed into a sea wall in Tsim Sha Tsui and mounted the shore yesterday. The 42-metre mainland-registered Nansha No 38, a high-speed ferry, was trying to dock ...

  7. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Buddhist tycoon Chen Feng built Hainan Airlines into global empire

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... on the mainland and Hong Kong exchanges. "Chen's smart, brave and a gambler," says Albert Louie, founder of Hong Kong-based consulting firm A. Louie Associates, who advises foreign ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Influx of tourists will put MTR trains under strain, says minister

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Ada Lee

    ... visitor numbers could increase from 54.3 million last year to 70 million in 2017 and 100 million in 2023, fuelled largely by a growing number of mainland tourists and prompting concerns about ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR urged to review capacity measures to ease train crowding

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:06am by Ada Lee

    ... is a hot topic amid projections that tourist numbers will double in a decade, and complaints that the city has become overcrowded from an influx of mainland visitors.   ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR passengers say 'ease squeeze with early-bird fares'

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 03:03am by Ada Lee

    ... tourist capacity was now outdated. It forecast mainland tourists would rise from about 41 million to 70 million in three years. Secretary for Commerce and Economic Development Gregory So Kam-leung ...




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