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  1. Comment - Letters

    Letters to the Editor, November 5, 2012

    Posted Nov 05th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... to help people develop a commitment to nature and the need to protect our vulnerable planet. Leung Kit-yan, Diamond Hill   Establishing a poverty line is so important There has been heated debate ... then the government will be forced to raise taxes and then everyone suffers. It is also important for the government to establish an official and internationally recognised poverty line, so that it can ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/letters/article/1075160/letters-editor-november-05-2012
  2. News - Hong Kong

    South Island Line reaches first major milestone

    Posted Dec 09th 2013, 07:16pm

    ... Olivia Rosenman olivia.rosenman@scmp.com Twitter: @olivesophierose The new rail line will reach Ocean Park from Admiralty Station in four minutes. The first major milestone of the South Island Line (East) project was reached on Monday with a ceremony marking the structural completion of the Ocean Park Station, the first of five stations on the new line. Jay Walder, CEO ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1376894/south-island-line-reaches-first-major-milestone
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Technology keeps MTR line on track

    Posted May 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com New techniques mean 30pc of civil works on South Island east are done Technology keeps MTR line on track More than a third of the civil works for the new South Island Line (east) have been completed, the MTR said - with some help from new technology. The eastern section of the South Island Line which links Admiralty, Ocean Park, Wong Chuk Hang, Lei Tung ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1248396/technology-keeps-mtr-line-track
  4. Business - Companies - EARNINGS

    New lines put MTR cash levels under strain

    Posted Aug 26th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com In the next two years, rail operator will have to shoulder expenses of up to HK$52.8b while waiting for fund flows from property projects New lines put MTR ... the group's new lines- likely to boost the network's capacity by 25 per cent- will only begin contributing to MTR from early 2015. In the next two years, the group will have to shoulder expenses ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1299332/new-lines-put-mtr-cash-levels-under-strain
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Wan Chai could get three more stations as part of MTR shake-up

    Posted Feb 22nd 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee and Jennifer Ngo

    ... Ada Lee and Jennifer Ngo District could get three new stations and trains might no longer run the length of Island Line Wan Chai at centre of rail expansion Three stations would be built in or close to Wan Chai if a proposal to construct a new rail line is adopted to ease congestion. Under one of two options, trains would cease running the full length of the MTR's Island Line ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1155784/wan-chai-could-get-three-more-stations-part-mtr-shake
  6. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    Crazy thinking will damage MTR further down the line

    Posted Mar 17th 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp Crazy thinking will damage MTR further down the line It is understood the government will add factors such as service quality and affordability to the existing [MTR] fare ... that if the investment in a rail line is made and if we continue to run trains on it, then we are going to have pay for it one way or the other. What else can we do, ask Argentina to pay? It also ignores ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1192415/crazy-thinking-will-damage-mtr-further-down-line
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    East Rail Line users stung by new luggage limits

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Baggage restrictions designed to curb parallel-goods trading are penalising local couriers and normal travellers over the Lunar New Year MTR users stung by luggage limits Luggage limits on the East Rail Line, designed to deter parallel-goods traders, caused problems for regular travellers yesterday. With the weight limit slashed from 32kg to 23kg, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1143349/east-rail-line-users-stung-new-luggage-limits
  8. News - Hong Kong

    Ma Tau Wai traffic lanes to close for work on rail line

    Posted Nov 15th 2012, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... metres below the surface. The Highways Department said the closures would have little impact on traffic in the area, although some bus stops would be moved. The station is part of the line's Kowloon City section, which is among the first parts of the HK$80 billion line to be built. The line will run from Tai Wai to Admiralty via To Kwa Wan and Hung Hom. Project general manager Philco ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1082520/ma-tau-wai-traffic-lanes-close-work-rail-line
  9. Villagers seek halt to rail line works

    Posted Aug 01st 2012, 12:00am

    ... hearing on Monday that blasting work was expected to resume soon on the underground express line. Work on the HK$66.9 billion railway from West Kowloon to Shenzhen started in 2010, and blasting ... and set up 20 other meters to check the underground water levels. When tunnelling started, it would lay down concrete lining at the same time to protect the underground water and soil structure, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1008195/villagers-seek-halt-rail-line-works
  10. HK$71b for Sha Tin line finally gets the nod

    Posted May 12th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com Work on the Sha Tin to Central Link, a new MTR line, will begin within months after lawmakers yesterday approved HK$71.4 billion in funding for its ... it will run from Tai Wai to Hung Hom via Diamond Hill, from where another line will run under the harbour to Admiralty. It is expected to carry 1.1 million passengers a day in its first year ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/1000759/hk71b-sha-tin-line-finally-gets-nod

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