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  1. 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, ...

  2. New rail lines planned

    Posted Apr 21st 2012, 12:00am

    ... development. All three are likely to require huge subsidies due to the dispersed populations and low-density housing in the areas they serve, officials warn. Two of the lines are domestic: a northern ... airports. This will include two spur lines that extend to the West Rail and Tung Chung lines in order to maximise patronage. The proposal comes as the New Territories' residential population ...

  3. No plan to extend express line: MTR

    Posted Apr 10th 2012, 12:00am

    ... show lines to Lo Wu and Hong Kong Island. The Professional Commons revealed the two MTR Corp documents yesterday, and said they raised concerns about transparency in the rail planning process. But the government and the MTR denied there were any plans to extend the line. The lobby group's chairman, Albert Lai Kwong-tak, said: 'There should be nothing secretive about rail planning. All ...

  4. Green plan on police station not discussed

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... as the 118-page report for the police station project, the MTR's Kwun Tong Line extension to Hung Hom, Ho Man Tin and Whampoa was among those dealt with by circulation. The MTR project was approved ...

  5. MTR to consider food and water rations

    Posted Aug 02nd 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com The MTR Corporation will look into storing food and water rations at its stations following complaints about its poor arrangement when Typhoon Vicente struck last week. The railway operator and the Transport Department yesterday d ...

  6. In the line of duty

    Posted Oct 12th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Joyee Chan MTR Corporation will soon put new mainland-made trains into service on the Kwun Tong line. The company has paid HK$1.1 billion for 10 trains from the Changchun Railway Vehicles ... will also have two silent compartments, like the East Rail Line. ...

  7. MTR's highest fare still far stop from financial burden

    Posted May 13th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Jake van der Kamp jake.vanderkamp@scmp.com The latest [MTR fare] increase will place a serious financial burden on many passengers, especially people from low income groups. They find their wages have not gone up but everything is now more expensive... Tr ...

  8. Tsuen Wan MTR line too loud, watchdog says

    Posted Jun 04th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on the system's ageing Tsuen Wan line. A survey by a watchdog group has found decibel levels of as high as 98.4- equivalent to the noise level of continuous construction piling- on the line, and they want the MTR to quieten things down for the tens of thousands of people who use the line daily. Rail chiefs have introduced newer, quieter trains on other lines, and yesterday they explained what ...

  9. Gap filler blamed for MTR disruption

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com A piece of gap filler that came loose from a tunnel ceiling caused the 11/2-hour disruption on the MTR's West Rail line which affected thousands ... 'This caused a short circuit that triggered the safety device of the overhead line's fail-safe system to turn off power supply in that section,' chief of operations engineering David ...

  10. Lawmakers demand fair hearing for MTR claims

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... sites for five new railway projects, including the West Island line and the Kwun Tong line extension projects. Of 220 complaints prompted by the works so far, the MTR concluded 103 were ...




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