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  1. Comment - Letters

    MTR practises safety first during typhoons

    Posted Sep 06th 2012, 12:00am by LETTERS

    ... stations should stock supplies of rations for passenger use during typhoons. Safety always comes first at the MTR and our priority is to ensure that trains operate only when it is safe to do so. ... been raised, we may need to suspend our rail and bus services at any time without prior notice in order to ensure safety. All MTR rail and bus services operating in open sections ...

  2. Cost of platform safety doors a small price to pay for peace of mind

    Posted Feb 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Doug Miller has written that platform safety doors are not only pointless, but a 'misuse of funds' ('MTR platform doors would not reduce suicides but drive them ... safety measures mean he is against similar measures such as a refuge floor in a building in the event of fire, or structures designed to enhance road safety? A study from the Journal of Safety ...

  3. Other railway firms see platform screen doors as important safety measure

    Posted Feb 29th 2012, 12:00am

    ... the installation of platform doors as a good passenger safety measure. The MTR Corporation has deducted 10 cents from each trip to fund its platform screen door programme, but this is not being implemented ...

  4. Dragages digs deep for staff safety

    Posted Sep 17th 2011, 12:00am

    ... safety training centre has been built to improve safety for on-site staff. The training centre, which began operations in late January this year, covers an area of 1,000 square metres near ... of the people we train are on-site, practical people,' says Tony Smith, corporate quality safety and environmental director at Dragages Hong Kong. 'Many of them have never worked ...

  5. Platform safety barriers could save lives at MTR's East Rail Line stations

    Posted Aug 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... could have been prevented had there been safety barriers at this station. Sha Tin is a former Kowloon-Canton Railway station now operated by the MTR Corporation. There is no concrete timeline ... that if the loss of fare revenue, passenger waiting times and life lost due to premature mortality are taken into account, safety barriers are cost-effective based on international standards. Prior ...

  6. Levy won't be imposed for MTR safety doors

    Posted Jan 17th 2011, 12:00am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong Passengers will not have to pay more for work to install safety doors on MTR's East Rail line, transport minister Eva Cheng says. She said she was confident the public ... for the rail link and safety doors were separate issues, she said. ...

  7. MTR defends safety after mishap

    Posted Jan 03rd 2008, 12:00am by Dennis Chong

    ... Dennis Chong The MTR Light Rail system was not to blame for an accident in which a blind man fell onto the tracks on Sunday, the MTR Corporation said yesterday. Light Rail traffic manager Sun Cheuk-yuen said safety provisions met international standards and an ongoing upgrade would further improve safety. Joe Kan Tak-yui, 28, fell down between two compartments at Tin Yiu ...

  8. Rail safety still gets high marks

    Posted Oct 20th 2004, 12:00am by Martin Wong

    ... Benjamin Wong and Martin Wong Transport officials maintain the rail network in Hong Kong meets high safety standards despite the recent series of mechanical glitches. The Environment, ... to the Legco transport panel, the government maintained the city's railway network meets high safety standards. '[The Hong Kong Railway Inspectorate] initially felt although the incidents ...

  9. Calm reaction praised in smoke-filled ride to safety

    Posted Jan 06th 2004, 12:00am by Joseph Lo

    ... Sophie Taylor and Joseph Lo Passengers praised fellow commuters for their calm when faced with the two-minute long, smoke-filled ride to Admiralty station after the arson attack. One passenger, Joyce Lau, said 'people behaved well, they thought for a ...

  10. Date set for rail safety measures

    Posted Jul 29th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan New measures on rail safety are expected to be fully implemented by the middle of next month, says the Environment, Transport and Works Bureau. A bureau paper on follow-up ... of the rail network which might compromise operational safety. They were told to regard cases of 'public concern and media interest' as incidents which could pose potential safety problems ...




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