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  1. 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 construction. Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng said the tendering process was almost complete and the 17-kilometre route, which will cost HK$79.8 billion- twice the estimate when ...

  2. Sha Tin-Central link 'will pay city HK$88b'

    Posted Mar 20th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung and Adrian Wan A planned 17-kilometre railway link between Sha Tin and Central may contribute as much as HK$88 billion to public coffers in return for granting the MTR ... in February of last year, despite the hefty budget- made worse through the years because of a delay in the project. The Sha Tin-Central link was first proposed 12 years ago, with 2008 set ...

  3. Lawmakers dismayed over new plan for Sha Tin-Central rail link

    Posted Jul 17th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Lawmakers reacted in dismay yesterday over proposals that three stations on the proposed Sha Tin-Central rail link- two of them on Hong Kong Island and one in Kowloon- may be scrapped or relocated. The cross-harbour section of the rail line- spanning more than 10 stations from Tai Wai to Central- may also be delayed because the sites of the stations could ...

  4. Sha Tin link up in air as key issues unresolved

    Posted Feb 24th 2007, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Felix Chan The proposed Sha Tin-Central rail line faces further uncertainty and possible delays after it was revealed yesterday that the government was still studying a number of key ... Hill, Kai Tak, To Kwa Wan, Ho Man Tin, Hung Hom, Causeway Bay, Convention Centre and East Admiralty. The KCRC said in early 2004 that the project would cost HK$35.5 billion and be completed ...

  5. Rethink looms on plans for Sha Tin-Central line

    Posted Apr 12th 2006, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam The government is looking for ways to better integrate the proposed Sha Tin-Central rail link with existing MTR lines following the railways' merger, a move other transport ... Tin-Central line was a project proposed with competition between the MTR Corp and KCRC. We knew then that it was not ideal,' the source said. 'We will soon revisit the Sha Tin-Central line ...

  6. All aboard

    Posted Mar 14th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... An expert warned people may have to wait for up to four trains before boarding the MTR on the Sha Tin-Central link. Given rising passenger numbers, how serious a problem could overcrowding become? Write to us. ...

  7. Green Sense wants project density cut

    Posted May 09th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Ng Kang-chung An environmental group is urging the Town Planning Board to reduce by more than a third the building density of a planned high-rise development atop Tai Wai MTR station in Sha Tin to avoid a 'wall effect' that could block air flow in the area. Green Sense wants the project to be reduced to six 39-storey blocks instead of eight 49-storey blocks. It said ...

  8. Business - News - TRANSPORT

    Profit dip could raise MTR fares in Hong Kong

    Posted Aug 14th 2012, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... the corporation's full-year earnings could be lower than last year as it may not be able to book profit from its pre-sale of the Riverpark development at Che Kung Temple station in Sha Tin in time ... to meet expectations. It may also tender three sites in Tin Shui Wai and Long Ping in the next six months. The MTR has also bid for a 47-kilometre metro line in Beijing, and was short-listed ...

  9. Legco slams rising cost of rail link

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Lawmakers yesterday criticised the soaring cost of building the Sha Tin-Central railway link, and said the government's failure to start work sooner ... impact assessment for the Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau bridge caused the government to withdraw the assessment report on the Sha Tin-Central line, setting back progress for eight months. In 2004, ...

  10. MTR pulls report on impact around rail link

    Posted Apr 29th 2011, 12:00am

    ... assessment reports for its Sha Tin-Central railway link. The reports were withdrawn on April 21, after they had been submitted to Anissa Wong Sean-yee, the director of the Environmental Protection ... endorsed by government environmental advisers but Wong has yet to approve the report and issue a building permit. The developer of a columbarium-cum-nature reserve project in Sha Lo Tung, Tai Po, ...




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