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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Smart cards to replace single-trip tickets on MTR

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... tickets with ones similar to the Octopus card. Chief of operations engineering David Leung Chuen-choi said the replacement would cost HK$200 million. Single-journey ticket users will have to place ... was introduced in 1981, with a discounted ticket for children and students, and stored-value tickets of HK$25. The Octopus card came into use in 1997, but the MTR continued to issue commemorative ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Just wave your toll goodbye at tunnels

    Posted Mar 12th 2013, 12:00am by JOLIE HO

    ... However, there are fears the cost of the HK$45.5 million project to enable payment by Octopus and other smart cards will be passed on to the public. That new technology would cover all the 72 ... tunnels and roads will be higher and less manpower is needed for collecting the fees," he said. "Car parks did not increase parking fees after Octopus card readers were installed. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Octopus holders to get 10pc discount on second MTR trip each day

    Posted Dec 14th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Second MTR trip each day will qualify, but some West Rail Line users may lose out Octopus holders to get 10pc discount Octopus card holders will get a 10 per cent ... daily and is applied automatically when an Octopus card is scanned for the second trip. It is unlike the previous deal, which is valid only on weekdays and requires the passenger to get a free ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hong Kong named ‘best city in the world for commuters’

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 11:10am by Ada Lee

    ... company Arthur D Little, found Hong Kong’s railway system “impressive”, and the high use of Octopus cards also played an important part in securing the top spot. “MTR has turned Hong Kong’s high ...

  5. 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 the Transport Department specified the increase in agreeing in principle to the operators' licence extension applications. This is only about half the 10 per cent increase the companies sought ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Lawmakers say new MTR fare plan a letdown

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

    ... cap the effective fare increase to match changes in median household income by offering discounts to Octopus card users. The MTR would recover the discounts in the following two years. Michael ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Discovery Bay ferry fares to rise 9.5pc from May 12

    Posted May 02nd 2013, 12:00am by Danny Mok, Ada Lee

    ... May 12. Under the new fares, adult Octopus card users travelling between Central and Discovery Bay would be charged HK$37 for each day ride, up from the current HK$33.80. Children, pupils ... up from HK$31. Transport card users would pay a new fare of 36.3 points, up from 33.1 points, per day ride. Students under 18 who live in Discovery Bay, children and the elderly would ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Latest MTR concessions 'stingy'

    Posted Jun 08th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... especially when more lines were being added to the network, further pushing up revenue. After this year's fare adjustment, 878 single-journey fares will still be lower than Octopus fares. ...

  9. Business - Economy - TRANSPORT

    Hong Kong needs more double-tax deals, says industry

    Posted Mar 01st 2013, 12:00am by Keith Wallis

    ... applicable to shipping or aviation although comprehensive agreements were best. What is needed is more of this kind of trump cards. Whether it is the third runway, logistics parks or more container ... is more of this kind of trump cards," he told about 150 people at an Ernst & Young-Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce lunch. On other developments, Tung said: "Whether ...



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