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  1. Parents want subsidies

    Posted Feb 22nd 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... that earns less than HK$11,800 a month is classified as living under the poverty line. Yet because only families making HK$8,736 a month are eligible for a full grant, many poor people under the poverty line remain ineligible for help. He called on the government to change the threshold for a full textbook grant in line with the official poverty line. The Education Bureau has just ...

  2. 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 ...

  3. Three rail lines may be on the cards, says bureau

    Posted May 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com At least three more railway projects- including a Siu Sai Wan extension and a spur line parallel to the Island Line- could be proposed after the government ... the proposed rail links were not mentioned previously. They rejected claims that the rail lines are inter-dependent. The bureau last month released a study commissioned by engineering firm Aecom a year ...

  4. New MTR line will have no drivers

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Driverless trains like those serving Disneyland will transport passengers along the new South Island line when it opens in 2015. The MTR Corp announcement yesterday came with details of services on the 7km line from Admiralty to South Horizons via Ocean Park, Wong Chuk Hang and Lei Tung. Chief architect Wilfred Yeung Sze-wai said the fully automatic ...

  5. Sheung Wan MTR station to close for three days for work on new line

    Posted May 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the West Island Line, which is scheduled for 2014. The work will affect services at both Sheung Wan and Central stations, meaning west-bound passengers on the Island Line will have to get off at Admiralty and take the Tsuen Wan Line to Central. MTR head of operations Choi Tak-tsan said the project involved moving the tracks to connect the West Island Line with the Island Line. Workers ...

  6. MTR to study parallel subway for Island Line

    Posted May 03rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam Hong Kong's next big railway project could be the proposed North Island Line- a controversial HK$10 billion backup subway parallel to a busy section of the MTR's Island Line. Or it might be a new route that makes a loop of the East Rail and West Rail lines in the New Territories, by connecting the latter's Kam Sheung Road Station with the former's Lok ...

  7. End of the line for Hung Hom ferry routes

    Posted Mar 31st 2011, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... over the service to Wan Chai in 1999 from Yau Ma Tei Ferry, and that was when its triangular service between Hung Hom, Wan Chai and Central started. But with a planned MTR line to run from Sha ...

  8. Crack on MTR line slows up rush hour

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... cracks on tracks in three weeks. The crack was found between Admiralty and Tsim Sha Tsui at 7.50am. Trains had to slow down and frequency on the Tsuen Wan Line dropped from two minutes to up to 3 1/2 minutes. Travel times increased by four minutes, and passengers were advised to cross the harbour though the Tseung Kwan O line or the Tung Chung line. Train services returned to normal ...

  9. Wan Chai pool, sports track move for rail line

    Posted Jan 05th 2011, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... to a new concourse below Hung Hom station. From there the existing East Rail line will be extended, through a new cross-harbour tunnel, to Wan Chai North and Admiralty. 'We believe the new line will be an attraction to railway commuters who have to switch to cross-harbour buses outside Hung Hom station,' Ngai said. However, passengers using the new line to get from Sha Tin ...

  10. Between the lines

    Posted Jul 04th 2010, 12:00am by Liana Cafolla

    ... here, she can look straight across the living room to the square, plant-lined balcony, where the family often eats. The home is furnished with a collection of antique wooden furniture bought ... and was bought in Shanghai. Also from Shanghai are the opium bed and the alcantara-covered slipper chair, which was made to the owners' design. 2 Wooden bookshelves line both sides of the wide ...




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