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  1. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Eurostar hits 10m passenger target, but runs 15 years late

    Posted Dec 31st 2013, 08:59pm by GDN

    ... The Guardian in London Anglo-French rail operator reaches annual passenger goal despite delays Eurostar hits 10m target, but runs 15 years late Eurostar carried more than 10 million passengers last year, for the first time since it launched nearly two decades ago- but has reached the target 15 years behind schedule. The Anglo-French rail operator was launched in 1994 ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1394120/eurostar-hits-10m-passenger-target-runs-15-years-late
  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Underground explosions help shape new MTR station at Admiralty

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

    ... their workplace some 50 metres underground. The cage can hold no more than six and it's the only available access, save for the precarious-looking stepladder bolted to the granite running down one ... The changes appear to be desperately needed as the MTR faces growing pressure from the government to ease crowding on rush-hour trains, most of which run at maximum capacity or close to it during peak ...

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

    Veterans remember small beginnings of MTR

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

    ... The network now has nine lines and the number of passengers has grown from 85,000 a day to 5.2 million. In 2007, the MTR Corporation took over railway lines run by the Kowloon-Canton Railway ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1473393/veterans-remember-small-beginnings-mtr
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Government's electric-cab plan fails to spark more suppliers' interest

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 06:16am by Ada Lee

    ... also unsuitable for taxi use because they could run for only 120 kilometres per charge. "BYD will be the winner in the scheme as it favours cars that are already running on Hong Kong ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1461189/governments-electric-cab-plan-fails-spark-more-suppliers-interest
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

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

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

    ... heavy-rail network," the MTR Corporation's deputy director of operations Adi Lau Tin-shing said yesterday. Starting April 7, every week the Light Rail will operate 148 more trips and run ...

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

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

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

    ... assessing the city's capacity to receive more tourists, published in January, found that the MTR had plenty of spare room, with trains running at just 40 per cent of capacity in off-peak hours. ...

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

    Thousands of passengers delayed after latest MTR breakdown

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by Stuart Lau

    ... With the southbound track closed, all trains were diverted onto the northbound track, and service frequency was reduced to every 20 minutes. Trains on the East Rail Line usually run up to every four minutes ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1424673/thousands-passengers-delayed-after-latest-mtr-breakdown
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Lawmaker Ben Chan pushes for LTR to be moved underground in Yuen Long

    Posted Feb 06th 2014, 04:48am by Tony Cheung

    ... "As the LRT now runs on the ground, it occupies two lanes in the middle of the thoroughfare and creates congestion as residents need to walk to the crowded platforms. "By moving it below ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1421750/lawmaker-ben-chan-pushes-ltr-be-moved-underground-yuen-long
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Bus operator calls for priority lanes as 'private cars are clogging up the roads'

    Posted Jan 17th 2014, 04:14am by CHEUNG CHIFAI

    ... Vivian Chan Pik-kwan said. Changes sought by the company, which now runs 3,800 buses, include more bus lanes and rules that require private vehicles to give way at bus stops. Chan said the number ... affected up to 800,000 commuters a day. "I am not saying all [the extra] cars are running on the road on a daily basis, but even if 3 to 5 per cent of them do so, it can still have a serious ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1407122/give-buses-priority-stop-logjam
  10. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Railway officials give up setting a deadline to end ticketing nightmare for Lunar New Year passengers

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 04:35pm by Adrian Wan

    ... chunyun, or "spring transport", in Putonghua, will run until February 24. The announcement by the railway authorities came during a press briefing led by Lian Weiliang, vice-chairman ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1405429/railway-officials-give-setting-deadline-end-ticketing-nightmare-lunar-new

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