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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    More delays for MTR passengers just hours after lightning sparked chaos on West Rail line

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Danny Mok, Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee and Danny Mok Services on the MTR's Kwun Tong line were delayed on Wednesday morning due to a problem with the electronic signalling system, just a day after the West Rail line was disrupted for more than six hours after lightning damaged the same system. The problem on Wednesday affected the line between Choi Hung and Kowloon Bay after 9am and was fixed by 11am, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557403/lightning-strikes-bring-chaos-mtrs-west-rail-line
  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    No delay on disclosing delays: new MTR boss

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Phila Siu

    ... delays- the cross-border high-speed railway; the Kwun Tong line extension; the South Island line; the West Island line; and the Sha Tin-Central link. Leong told a media gathering: "Our colleagues are working very hard to deliver these rail lines as quickly as possible. Having said that, I will add that building the metro rail system is a very big and complicated task. "In ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1576266/no-delay-disclosing-delays-new-mtr-boss
  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

    ... brought MTR services on the Tsuen Wan Line between Admiralty and Central to a halt for 30 minutes yesterday, while minor incidents plagued other lines. The delay came after the faulty part tripped ... diverted to another platform. Maintenance workers found the loose part during the check and the MTR Corp halted the service at 2.10pm for repairs. Passengers on the Tsuen Wan Line had to change ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1551018/power-failure-forces-platform-closure-central-mtr-station
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Crack on windshield forces Hong Kong Airlines flight to return from Manila airspace

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 07:09pm by Clifford Lo

    ... in a series of incidents since its 2006 launch. On August 8 last year, the pilot of a Bangkok-bound plane mistook the runway clearance of another jet as his own. The plane crossed the red stop line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1574303/crack-windshield-forces-hong-kong-airlines-flight-return-manila
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Express railway bound to bust budget, independent MTR director says

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Ada Lee

    ... director of the MTR said. The comment from Professor Frederick Ma Si-hang, who chaired an internal investigation into delays in completing the line, came after lawmaker Michael Tien Puk-sun quoted MTR sources as saying the cost would jump to HK$80 billion from the approved HK$67 billion. The MTR has announced completion of the cross-border line will be delayed by two years till 2017 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1570199/express-railway-bound-bust-budget-independent-mtr-director-says
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR warns of possible increase in work-related delays in signal upgrade

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by Ada Lee

    ... Operations director Dr Jacob Kam Chak-pui said the work on the Tsuen Wan, Kwun Tong, Island and Tseung Kwan O lines could add uncertainty to train operations. "We hope there will be no impact, ... damaged signalling systems on the West Rail and East Rail lines, causing delays that lasted for hours. Dr Tony Lee Ka-yun, MTR's chief of operations engineering, said power released from ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1563636/mtr-warns-possible-increase-work-related-delays-signal-upgrade
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR to review storm protection after disruption

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ada Lee

    ... its thunderstorm protection system and how it keeps passengers informed after lightning caused hours of delays on the West Rail Line on Tuesday. The troubled rail operator announced the review yesterday, when it also suffered more delays when a signalling fault forced trains on the Kwun Tong and Tsueng Kwan O lines to run more slowly than usual. Passengers complained that they had to wait ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557679/mtr-review-storm-protection-after-disruption
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Staff shortage hits MTR's project to bore through mountain for Sha Tin-Central link

    Posted Jul 31st 2014, 04:41am by Ada Lee

    ... and uncertainty about ground conditions. General manager for the line Dr Philco Wong said yesterday the overall project was already 1,000 short of its required 4,200 workers and would need 6,000 when work ... in the process," he said. "If you went hiking on the mountain, you would see there's a lot of erosion. We don't know if that's also the case in its middle." The line is estimated ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562948/staff-shortage-hits-mtrs-project-bore-through-mountain-sha-tin
  9. Business - Commodities - TRANSPORT

    Melting Arctic ice paves the way for South Korean oil hub

    Posted Jul 25th 2014, 01:35am by BLOOM

    ... waives a 3 per cent tariff on imports, which is drawing shipments from the North Sea. Stena Bulk, whose line-up includes 15 "ice class" vessels capable of sailing through the Arctic, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/commodities/article/1558456/melting-arctic-ice-paves-way-south-korean-oil-hub
  10. 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

    ... headquartered in Beijing, is already operating bus services in Nanjing and trams in Shenyang. Its operation also includes two metro lines in Mumbai, one in Seoul and the Sydney tram. Cyril Carniel, ...

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

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