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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Crash prevention system to be deployed on public buses

    Posted Jun 15th 2014, 03:47pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com System that can detect pedestrians, bikes and speed limits- and warn drivers- is set to be installed in three public vehicles this month Buses to road-test safety technology Tests on a crash prevention system that can detect pedestrians and bicycles and read roadside speed-limit signs will be extended to public buses this month. Three buses of New World First ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR admits its train service has been bad

    Posted Jul 04th 2014, 04:03am by Ada Lee

    ... just one day after the MTR increased fares by an average of 3.6 per cent, despite recording a net profit of HK$13 billion for the last financial year. The railway operator insisted the problems could not be blamed on poor maintenance or on age- it is the oldest line in the system- arguing that the incidents were largely unrelated. MTR chief executive Jay Walder gave a complete rundown ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Ventilation fault holds up Admiralty-Central trains on Tsuen Wan Line

    Posted Jul 10th 2014, 01:36pm by Ada Lee and Danny Lee

    ... Ada Lee and Danny Lee Commuters are left stuck on Admiralty platform because of loose device Ventilation fault holds up trains to Central A loose component in the ventilation system ... stations twice, at 3.05pm and 5.20pm, slowing down the trains. Services were back to normal more than an hour after the first incident, and 40 minutes after the second. Signalling systems ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Bus operator calls for priority lanes as 'private cars are clogging up the roads'

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:14am by CHEUNG CHIFAI

    ... and make profits. "The fact is that that bus operators are now facing heavy competition from the mass transit systems and they have not done enough to reverse the trend," said Ringo Lee ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Operator seeks bus lanes and right of way as it blames rise in private cars for congestion that has increased journey times by up to 30pc 'Give ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR trains delayed after water pipe bursts

    Posted Jun 30th 2014, 05:02pm by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com It never rains on the MTR, it pours A burst water main disrupted services on the East Rail Line yesterday, prompting lengthy delays for hundreds of passengers just one day after the rail operator increased its fares. The damaged pipe shot a jet of water some 20 metres into the air- high enough to hit the overhead electricity cables close to Fo ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Steel piling plan could allow work to restart on Sha Tin-Central rail link

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Ada Lee

    ... that remains of a water channel system had been found earlier this month near the well. The system includes a water channel and a tank, and the date and function of it is being studied, it said. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR fare sweeteners strike a sour note

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:16am by Ada Lee

    ... the system was already operating at maximum capacity anyway. He argued that the scheme therefore came at no cost to the railway giant, which was in a position to scrap fares altogether for early ... believed the scheme would see just a few per cent of peak-hour passengers set off earlier to take advantage of the cheaper fares. "Our system is already very busy. If it gets even busier ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR chiefs apologise over two more rail project delays

    Posted Jun 12th 2014, 06:52pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Managers from the rail operator say difficulties in site works led to the six-month delays MTR adds two more projects to its delay list The MTR says two more of its railway-building projects face delays, meaning that all its five projects may open late. The MTR said the Kwun Tong line extension and the South Island line would be six months late. ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR management to face pay cuts over rail disruptions

    Posted May 15th 2014, 03:59am by Ada Lee and Gary Cheung

    ... Michael Tien Puk-sun, former chairman of the Kowloon- Canton Railway Corporation, said the current pay system considered mainly financial factors and general operating performance, giving little ... incidents of defective electrical insulators on the East Rail Line caused disruptions of up to four hours. Last month, the same line came to a halt for 36 minutes after the train tracking system ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR pile-driving 'may have hit 10th century relics'

    Posted Jun 11th 2014, 04:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ho-ching, MTR's construction manager for the line, said yesterday that the rail operator had not been aware of the possible presence of relics when piles were being driven into place to support ... in an effort to protect all the relics discovered so far that have not yet been removed. The operation would use technology that cuts out noise and vibrations. Instruments to monitor vibration and soil ...




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