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  1. News - China - TRANSPORT

    11 children killed as overcrowded minibus and truck collide in Shandong

    Posted Nov 20th 2014, 04:11am by Alice Yan

    ... schools are far from their homes and they do not have alternative transport to ferry their children to classes. There was a public outcry three years ago after 19 kindergarten pupils and two ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1644054/11-children-killed-overcrowded-minibus-and-truck-collide-shandong
  2. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Surprise in Beijing after Mexican high-speed rail deal scrapped

    Posted Nov 10th 2014, 06:18am by Reuters, Staff Reporter

    ... at Mexico's decision to revoke a US$3.75 billion high-speed rail contract to a China-led consortium, saying the Chinese company involved had strictly followed the bidding procedure. After the contract to build the link was awarded last week, Mexican opposition politicians accused the government of favouring the group led by China Railway Construction Corp (CRCC), the sole bidder. Mexico's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1635987/surprise-beijing-after-mexican-high-speed-rail-deal-scrapped
  3. News - China - TRANSPORT

    China sets the pace on bike sharing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by BLOOM

    ... Bloomberg In seven years the mainland has gone from no public bicycles to 650,000 as it tackles pollution China sets pace on bike sharing Back in the summer of 1965, a group of self-styled ... As the craze swept east, China grew dominant, but India struggled. In seven years, China, the world's most populous nation, went from no public bikes to 650,000- dwarfing France's fleet ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580363/china-sets-pace-bike-sharing
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR director rules out pay cut for failing managers

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 06:05am by Tony Cheung, Gary Cheung

    ... Tony Cheung and Gary Cheung MTR director rules out pay cut for failing managers Making senior management pay for the delay in the high-speed cross-border rail project won't make the MTR more accountable to the public, a key non-executive director of the train corporation told the South China Morning Post. Instead, Frederick Ma Si-hang, who heads an independent committee ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1587391/mtr-director-rules-out-pay-cut-failing-managers
  5. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    Smooth ride for MTR in London

    Posted Aug 29th 2014, 01:14am by SIULAN LAW

    ... The Overground was named London's public transport operator of the year in 2011 and 2012. Having passed the test of the London Olympics in 2012, when passenger numbers were 25 per cent higher than ... public transport authority, to award MTR the new Crossrail contract came as further recognition of this superior performance. The Crossrail line, dubbed the biggest construction project in Europe ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1581582/smooth-ride-mtr-london
  6. 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

    ... "Soon [trams] will be a big transportation system in China," he said, noting that Shanghai planned to expand its tram system to 800km by 2020. Other cities, such as Beijing and Zhuhai, ... and chief executive of Transdev, added that trams were necessary in a public transport system to fill the gap between metro systems, which are expensive to build but efficient, and buses, which ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1556872/tramways-owners-plan-expand-mainland-china-fill-transport-gap
  7. News - Asia - TRANSPORT

    Jakarta faces lengthy wait for metro fix to gridlock

    Posted May 06th 2013, 12:00am by AFP

    ... wasted and health care costs for illnesses caused by noxious exhaust fumes. And the situation has only worsened as Indonesia's economy booms, clocking up annual growth of more than six per ... "Like it or not, people will be forced to use public transport," he said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/asia/article/1230868/jakarta-faces-lengthy-wait-metro-fix-gridlock
  8. News - China Insider - TRANSPORT

    Passengers run for their lives... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 02:24pm by Erin Hale

    ... fainted – was criticised by netizens. But the incident also speaks volumes about the current tensions in China over possible terrorism incidents, according to others. Verified blogger Li Zhiren ... in public spaces nowadays,” he said. Potential terrorism was not the only concern. Many who saw the video focused on what they deemed was an inappropriate response to someone in need. Some were ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1577655/look-passengers-run-their-lives-all-because-foreigner-fainted-shanghai
  9. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Brake time: Beijing bans 70pc of government cars to ease smog during Apec meeting

    Posted Aug 05th 2014, 04:12pm by Kathy Gao

    ... and governmental offices and municipal state-run enterprises would stop running,” an official government notice said. The notice also urged Beijing residents to take public transport, cycle or walk instead ... of the prestigious summit, the notice added. China’s capital has been plagued by heavy smog in recent years. Beijing was blanketed in dense smog last Thursday and Friday, according to the Beijing ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1566951/brake-time-beijing-ban-70pc-government-cars-amid-apec-preparations
  10. Business - Economy - TRANSPORT

    China rides slow train to reform as private investors shun railway

    Posted Aug 13th 2012, 12:00am by Toh Han Shih

    ... infrastructure projects to draw private investment in railways, urban development, energy, telecommunications, finance, health care and education. The meeting called for government policies to make ... investments China rides slow train to reform The central government is working to reform the nation's rail industry and encourage more private investment in the sector, but analysts warn ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/economy/article/1008718/china-rides-slow-train-reform-private-investors-shun-railway

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