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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Underground explosions help shape new MTR station at Admiralty

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

    ... people who live or work in the area. By 2020, when the link between Sha Tin and Central is due to be completed, Admiralty will be a major transport hub for the city, an interchange of four ... In the heart of Hong Kong's business district, the station is surrounded by high-end stores, offices and the central government headquarters. "Everything we're doing has required very ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Veterans remember small beginnings of MTR

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 12:53pm by Ada Lee

    ... Corporation- the Ma On Shan Line, West Rail and East Rail. Visitors to the Telford Plaza exhibition can see part of an original train system control panel from the first central control room in Kowloon ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Ferry fares to Hong Kong's outlying islands to rise by up to 6pc

    Posted Mar 22nd 2014, 04:28am by Ada Lee

    ... will rise by as much as 6 per cent in the next few months after the government approved applications by the operators. The biggest increase will be 6.2 per cent on routes between Central, Peng Chau, and Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan on Lamma Island. Increases of 4.8 per cent to 5.2 per cent between Central and Mui Wo will take effect next month. The other rises, also including ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hundreds more MTR train services to ease crush on Island and Kwun Tong lines

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by Ada Lee

    ... of capacity. He also noted that the pressure on Admiralty station would be eased when the cross-harbour section of the Sha Tin to Central Link opened in 2020. Improvements to the light-rail system ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Private cars are jamming up Hong Kong's streets at rush hour, US students find

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Ada Lee

    ... Worcester Polytechnic Institute- Adria Fung, Mark Mantell, Derek Tsaknopolous and Ryan Welch- counted the number of vehicles on Connaught Road Central, Argyle Street in Mong Kok and Hennessy Road ... Central at peak hours was nearly double that at non-peak hours. On January 10, they counted 245 private cars at 8.50am- 65.3 per cent of total vehicles at the time. This compared with just 110 ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Ferry fare rises of up to 6 per cent on the cards

    Posted Feb 21st 2014, 03:37am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Ferry fare rises of up to 6 per cent on the cards Fares for six ferry routes connecting Central and outlying islands could go up by 5 to 6 per cent after ... in applying to extend their licences for three years. A final decision has yet to be made on the extensions. The biggest increases, 6.2 per cent, were on the Central-Peng Chau, Central-Yung Shue Wan ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Discovery Bay ferry firm seeking another fare rise

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... The operator of the CentralDiscovery Bay ferry service is in talks with transport authorities about further fare increases- less than a year after it raised prices by 9.5 per cent. On the outlying ... the government proposal for the outlying islands, fares for the Central ferries to Mui Wo, Ping Chau, Cheung Chau, Yung Shue Wan and Sok Kwu Wan are to go up by 5 to 6.2 per cent. Fares for inter-island ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Adjusting tolls to ease congestion in Hong Kong tunnel pointless: minister

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by Phila Siu

    ... operator's franchise ends. The new Central-Wan Chai Bypass would be completed the following year, easing congestion and encouraging drivers to use the Western Harbour Tunnel. "Why don't we ... had fluctuated unexpectedly. On the idea of electronic road pricing to manage traffic in busy districts, Cheung said the government planned to introduce a pilot scheme in Central ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Anger as bill for Central-Wan Chai Bypass goes up HK$8b to HK$36b

    Posted Nov 12th 2013, 04:53am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Lawmakers hit out at government's 'staggering' demand for more cash to cover unexpected costs of controversial Central-Wan Chai project Anger ... that the HK$36 billion bill will grow even further. The Transport and Housing Bureau is seeking the extra cash for the Central-Wan Chai Bypass and its link to the Island East Corridor. In a paper ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Drivers facing three more years of jams in Cross-Harbour Tunnel

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 12:01am by Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Chai and Central will open, increasing the capacity of the Western Harbour Tunnel. The decision follows public consultation on a 2010 report which suggested increasing tolls in the Hung Hom ... Cheung pledged to consider a pilot scheme for electronic road charging to manage traffic in Central after completion of the bypass. A government spokesman said public consultation on this scheme, ...




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