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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hundreds more MTR train services to ease crush on Island and Kwun Tong lines

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Kwun Tong and Island lines get more frequent trains in the evening rush hour from next month; off-peak trains added on other lines More services to ease crush on MTR lines More train services will operate on the Island and Kwun Tong MTR lines to ease the evening rush-hour crowds from next month, pushing the two lines close to the maximum usage ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1451926/more-services-ease-crush-island-and-kwun-tong-mtr-lines
  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hong Kong to Guangzhou express rail link facing delay of up to 2 years, says MTR

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 04:15pm by Ada Lee, NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... months caused by the damaged boring machine. Hints of a delay emerged in recent months, with officials changing their line to saying the project would be completed next year and would open in 2016. Cheung said that at the end of last year, the MTR was still telling the government the line would open in 2015. "Obviously I felt very disappointed and deeply concerned about ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1482898/hk67b-cross-border-rail-link-fails-meet-completion-schedule
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Underground explosions help shape new MTR station at Admiralty

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... thousands of tonnes of rock, making way for the new Admiralty station, Hong Kong's first four-line interchange. When it is completed in 2015, the MTR Corporation's South Island East line will arrive deeper underground than the current Tseun Wan and Island lines. The seven-kilometre line will be the first to extend metro service to the city's southern district, serving the 121,000 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1481072/underground-workers-help-shape-new-mtr-station-admiralty
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Veterans remember small beginnings of MTR

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 12:53pm by Ada Lee

    ... with the MTR, Winnie Mang Siu-mei and Andies Chan have seen the company grow from a single eight- kilometre line into a vast 182-kilometre network. They are among 200 employees who have worked ... he was in secondary school and when he got married 20 years ago, I was invited to his wedding," she said. "I like being in the front line, dealing with passengers," she added. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1473393/veterans-remember-small-beginnings-mtr
  5. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Buddhist tycoon Chen Feng built Hainan Airlines into global empire

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... shouldn't be short of cash for his next deal. At the end of 2012, HNA had US$60 billion in credit lines from Chinese banks, according to its latest financial statements. Chen says he plans to raise ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1476897/buddhist-tycoon-chen-feng-built-hainan-airlines-global
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR on track to carry 20,000 more passengers a day

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 06:39pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... train lines across the city, in the wake of a recent string of system failures and delays. "The service enhancement on the Light Rail will not affect any service enhancement measures on our ... a journey planner for the Light Rail to the MTR's mobile application. The Tseung Kwan O Line, Light Rail and East Rail Line experienced disruptions between December last year and this month.   ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1457047/mtr-track-carry-20000-more-passengers-day
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR directors may have pay cut for delays, Anthony Cheung warns

    Posted Mar 23rd 2014, 04:47am by Ada Lee

    ... caused three hours of delays on the East Rail Line last month. They are investigating whether the problem is systemic. Those disruptions came 10 days after an electrical fault on the same line ... hours. In December, a power failure halted services on the Tseung Kwan O Line for almost five hours. The MTR raised fares 2.7 per cent last year. Cheung said the fare adjustment mechanism struck ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1455093/mtr-directors-may-have-pay-cut-delays-anthony-cheung-warns
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Work on MTR Kwun Tong line extension is half complete

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:36am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Work on Kwun Tong Line extension linking Yau Ma Tei to Whampoa hits midway mark Whoa, we're halfway to Whampoa Work on extending the MTR Kwun Tong Line from ... It will link the Kwun Tong Line and Sha Tin-Central Link, the first phase of which will open in 2018. Chow said the blasting had generated more than 700,000 cubic metres of rock, which was being taken ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1416893/work-mtr-kwun-tong-line-extension-half-complete
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Influx of tourists will put MTR trains under strain, says minister

    Posted Mar 20th 2014, 03:59am by Ada Lee

    ... the Tseung Kwan O and East Rail lines are at capacity during the morning rush hour, with the Island, Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan and West Rail Lines more than 90 per cent full. But a government report ... and rail systems could be integrated better. A consultation had taken place on the development of more new railway lines, he added. The government was in the final stages of compiling its report, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1452628/visitors-will-put-trains-under-strain-minister
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR urged to review capacity measures to ease train crowding

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:06am by Ada Lee

    ... and ripping out seats. Under the new standard, the East Rail and Tseung Kwan O lines are at maximum capacity at peak hours, up from 70 per cent under the old measure. The West Rail, Tsuen Wan, Kwun Tong and Island lines are at more than 90 per cent of capacity, with the Ma On Shan line at 80 per cent. "Passengers... are less willing to board a train that looks crowded even when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1435341/mtr-urged-review-capacity-measures-ease-train-crowding

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