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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

    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
  3. 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
  4. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    MTR lands £1.4b contract to run London Crossrail

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 03:42am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... Chim Sau-wai sauwai.chim@scmp.com Hong Kong company beats three rival bids to operate new railway system for up to 10 years MTR wins £1.4b contract to run London Crossrail The MTR Corp has landed a £1.4 billion (HK$18.5 billion) contract to run the Crossrail train line that is being built across London. It won the deal just two days after announcing that chief executive Jay Walder ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1556587/mtr-lands-ps14b-contract-run-london-crossrail
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR chief Jay Walder to exit a year early in wake of cross-border rail link delay

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:04pm by Ada Lee

    ... critical judgment in respect of monitoring the progress of the project as a whole," it said. The report said the MTR had last year mulled a "partial opening" of the line, putting six ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555371/independent-inquiry-high-speed-rail-delay-criticises-mtr-ceo-jay
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR admits its train service has been bad

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

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com East Rail Line is main culprit as delays dog first half of year, but rail boss suggests it's just bad luck, as he sets about tackling those other delays MTR ... entire network occurring along the East Rail Line, which runs from Hung Hom to the border. That includes Monday's incident, when a burst water main disrupted services for almost two hours- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1545999/mtr-admits-its-train-service-has-been-bad
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    More woe for MTR as work on South Island Line lags behind schedule

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 03:53am by Emily Tsang

    ... Emily Tsang emily.tsang@scmp.com Fears grow South Island Line will be late amid delays at Admiralty- and lawmakers worry the focus will be on troubled cross-border link More woe for MTR as station work lags Fears are growing that another new railway will be delayed, after the government admitted that work on the South Island Line had fallen behind schedule. The new line linking ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1517376/more-woe-mtr-work-south-island-line-lags-behind-schedule
  8. 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 ... shortly before 2.30pm. Limited services then resumed on that section of line using a single track for both directions. Waiting times were about 15 minutes. Delays also hit other sections ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1543607/east-rail-train-service-delayed-burst-pipe-shoots-water-tracks
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR delays: government like 'child in front of giant': lawmaker

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com MTR delays: government like 'child in front of giant' Documents concerning the fate of proposed rail lines will be withheld while the authorities work ... projects up in the air include a line parallel to the Island Line, a link between the Hong Kong and Shenzhen airports, and one serving planned new towns in the northeastern New Territories. Legco ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535145/mtr-delays-government-child-front-giant-lawmaker
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    We'll do better next time, transport minister Anthony Cheung says

    Posted Jun 14th 2014, 04:15am by Ada Lee

    ... it emerged that delays were threatening all five MTR lines under construction. Professor Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said two delays announced on Thursday reflected engineering difficulties ... challenges could be tougher because of other infrastructure projects the city might carry out. Proposed railways include a line parallel to the Island Line, a link between the Hong Kong and Shenzhen ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1531976/well-do-better-next-time-transport-minister-anthony-cheung-says

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