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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Surprise new MTR line planned for Kwun Tong

    Posted Sep 18th 2014, 04:22am by FANNY FUNG, Phila Siu

    ... Fanny W. Y. Fung and Phila Siu However, there are fears the HK$27.5 billion project in the transport blueprint may never materialise due to geological obstacles Surprise new MTR line planned for Kwun Tong The hilly north of Kwun Tong is to get a new rail line under the government's latest transport blueprint- only the surprise announcement was greeted with concern ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594877/surprise-new-mtr-line-planned-kwun-tong
  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Plans for HK$110b expansion of Hong Kong rail network unveiled

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 04:45pm by Timmy Sung and Phila Siu

    ... new lines, extra stations, and extensions to the MTR's Tung Chung and West Rail lines. The areas to benefit from the projects- to be built in phases from 2018 to 2026- include Kwun Tong, Hong Kong Island north of the current line, Southern District, Tung Chung, Tuen Mun, Hung Shui Kiu and planned new towns in the northeastern New Territories region of Kwu Tung. The most ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1594670/plans-hk110b-expansion-hong-kong-rail-network-unveiled
  3. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    MTR wins contract for Sydney rail link

    Posted Sep 17th 2014, 10:54am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... tunnelling and viaduct building. MTR won an HK$18.5 billion contract to run the Crossrail train line in London in July. The Sydney rail line is 36km long, much shorter than the 118km London line ... between Rouse Hill and Chatswood, and the operation and maintenance of the new line for 15 years. Fares for the rail line will be set and controlled by the New South Wales government, in line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1594464/mtr-wins-contract-sydney-rail-link
  4. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Breakdowns plaguing Beijing subway this year, report says

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:49pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com MTR Corp operates one of the lines that had latest morning service interruptions, causing large numbers of passengers to be late for work The Beijing metro system is averaging a breakdown a week – a total of 39 – so far this year, mainland media reports. The latest breakdown occurred on August 26, which was actually breakdowns on two linesLine ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1587888/breakdowns-plaguing-beijing-subway-year-report-says
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR commuters suffer two-hour disruption after crack found in track

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:46am by Timmy Sung and Lai Ying-kit

    ... Timmy Sung and Lai Ying-kit MTR launches probe as rush-hour commuters suffer delays and long queues after engineers find damaged line near Diamond Hill station Cracked rail causes two-hour disruption The MTR Corporation will investigate what caused a crack in a section of rail between Diamond Hill and Wong Tai Sin stations that disrupted train services on the Kwun Tong line for about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1584308/trains-delayed-morning-rush-hour-mtr-finds-crack-tracks
  6. 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
  7. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Smooth ride for MTR in London

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:14am by SIULAN LAW

    ... for MTR in London MTR Corp faces a HK$3 billion bill for delays in building lines in the city and a traveller backlash after a clutch of operational problems this year, but neither appear to be hurting the railway company's overseas businesses. A subsidiary has in fact been awarded the £1.4 billion (HK$18 billion) London Crossrail train line contract by Transport for London ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1581582/smooth-ride-mtr-london
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Unscrupulous taxi drivers overcharging Peak Tram tourists in off-meter scam

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

    ... and frustrations among both tourists and residents wishing to use the service. The taxi "touts" take advantage of tourists who do not want to wait in the queues. "We saw the line and decided ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1581964/taxis-overcharging-peak-tram-tourists-quadruple-fares-under-polices
  9. 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
  10. 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

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