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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Taxis overcharging Peak Tram tourists 'eight times more' under police's noses

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

    ... with an influx of mainland tourists providing "easy pickings" for dishonest drivers. An employee at the Peak Tram terminal, who identified herself as management staff, insisted ... Bryan Harris bryan.harris@scmp.com Cabbies are quoting prices four times the metered fare- right under the nose of the police Taxi drivers taking Peak tram tourists for a ride One ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581964/taxis-overcharging-peak-tram-tourists-quadruple-fares-under-polices
  2. 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

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com MTR jams 'caused by workers, not tourists' The peak-hour jams on the MTR are due to the city's record number of workers rather than the increasing 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 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1515827/mtr-jams-caused-local-workers-not-mainland-tourists-says-government
  3. 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 ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Anthony Cheung says influx of tourists carrying baggage will be tough for the MTR network Visitors will put trains under strain: minister An influx of tourists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452628/visitors-will-put-trains-under-strain-minister
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Airport Authority's incentive plan for new routes encounters turbulence

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:49pm by Ernest Kao

    ... approved 245 applications- but a critic says many of the new destinations were smaller mainland cities. The authority insists the scheme is useful, but declines to say how much it has cost ... of the Chek Lap Kok airport. Many of the new routes were to inland destinations on the mainland, he said, while the planes assigned to these destinations were narrow-bodied jets with a low passenger ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581008/airport-authoritys-incentive-plan-new-routes-encounters-turbulence
  5. News - China - TRANSPORT

    China sets the pace on bike sharing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg In seven years the mainland has gone from no public bicycles to 650,000 as it tackles pollution China sets pace on bike sharing Back in the summer of 1965, a group of self-styled anarchists whitewashed 50 bicycles and stationed them in the centre of Amsterdam. "We wanted to save the city," says Luud Schimmelpennink, 79, who invented the "White Bicycle ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580363/china-sets-pace-bike-sharing
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Tramways owners plan to expand on mainland China to 'fill transport gap'

    Posted Jul 21st 2014, 06:20am by Ada Lee

    ... The companies which operate Hong Kong trams are looking to expand on the mainland. French companies Transdev and RATP Development say they are in discussions with a few mainland cities to build modern ... vice-president of RATP's business in Asia and the Middle East, said modern tram systems were becoming more popular on the mainland for their environmental benefits over other forms of transport. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556872/tramways-owners-plan-expand-mainland-china-fill-transport-gap
  7. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Sinotrans Shipping net profit up, but glut weighs

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 08:27pm by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... of tonnage have led to difficulties," Li said, adding it would take one or two years to clear the inventory in the industry. Sinotrans is one of the biggest shipping companies on the mainland ... of Agriculture data showed that as of July 24, the mainland has imported 27.54 million tonnes of soyabeans from the US, up from 21.52 million tonnes a year ago. Most of the soyabeans are used either ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1567046/sinotrans-shipping-net-profit-glut-weighs
  8. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    MTR lands £1.4b contract to run London Crossrail

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 03:42am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... its business abroad in recent years to avoid relying too much on property-related income. Apart from projects on the mainland, it also runs railway systems in Melbourne and Stockholm. On the mainland, the MTR is keen to promote its rail-and-property model as a solution to debt-laden railway businesses. The company already has experience working with Transport of London and it also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1556587/mtr-lands-ps14b-contract-run-london-crossrail
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Discovery Bay developer wins permission for taxis and coaches

    Posted Jun 07th 2014, 03:44am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... at tourists will come later. The Transport Department confirmed yesterday that "consent in principle" had been given to developer HKRI for taxis and non-franchised buses, subject to certain ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1527053/discovery-bay-developer-wins-permission-taxis-and-coaches
  10. 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. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517519/38-people-injured-ferry-collision-near-cheung-chau

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