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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Underground explosions help shape new MTR station at Admiralty

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

    ... Olivia Rosenman Subterranean explosions, freezing earth and plans for superfast elevators help the MTR inch steadily towards its next phase of service Working underground Every day ... for the Admiralty site. The actual construction work is being carried out by Kier-Laing O'Rourke-Kaden, a consortium of three contractors. Below, a crew of 60 works around the clock to excavate ...

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

    Veterans remember small beginnings of MTR

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

    ... with the MTR, Winnie Mang Siu-mei and Andies Chan have seen the company grow from a single eight- kilometre line into a vast 182-kilometre network. They are among 200 employees who have worked ... network control manager- a job, he says, which requires teamwork. Watch: Hong Kong's MTR during peak hours When the MTR opened in 1979, trains ran between Shek Kip Mei and Kwun Tong only. ...

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

    Private cars are jamming up Hong Kong's streets at rush hour, US students find

    Posted Mar 10th 2014, 04:28am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com US students find private vehicles the reason for congestion and suggest adjusting tunnel tolls Private cars the 'main cause' of rush-hour jams Private cars dominate the city's major links at rush hours even though most Hongkongers commute by public transport, a study has found. In January, four students from the United States' ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1444587/private-cars-are-jamming-hong-kongs-streets-rush-hour-us-students
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR urged to review capacity measures to ease train crowding

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:06am by Ada Lee

    ... and ripping out seats. Under the new standard, the East Rail and Tseung Kwan O lines are at maximum capacity at peak hours, up from 70 per cent under the old measure. The West Rail, Tsuen Wan, Kwun ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com MTR urged to review capacity measures to ease train crowding Watch: Hong Kong's MTR at capacity during peak hours The government has asked the MTR Corporation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1435341/mtr-urged-review-capacity-measures-ease-train-crowding
  5. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Buddhist tycoon Chen Feng built Hainan Airlines into global empire

    Posted Apr 12th 2014, 12:59am by BLOOM

    ... at the Hainan Federation of Industry and Commerce. Although Chen is under no obligation to disclose more than he has about the workings of his private company, investors in Hong Kong Airlines' IPO ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1476897/buddhist-tycoon-chen-feng-built-hainan-airlines-global
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Work on MTR Kwun Tong line extension is half complete

    Posted Jan 30th 2014, 03:36am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Work on Kwun Tong Line extension linking Yau Ma Tei to Whampoa hits midway mark Whoa, we're halfway to Whampoa Work on extending the MTR Kwun Tong Line from ... built in a rock cavern. Blasting work has involved more than 1,000 explosions since June 2012 and is not scheduled to finish until June this year. Project manager James Chow So-hung said ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1416893/work-mtr-kwun-tong-line-extension-half-complete
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

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

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

    ... was questioned about the strain on public transport at a Legislative Council meeting after the government changed the way it measured capacity on the MTR. Under the new standard announced last month, the Tseung Kwan O and East Rail lines are at capacity during the morning rush hour, with the Island, Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan and West Rail Lines more than 90 per cent full. But a government report ...

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

    Thousands hit in five hours of travel chaos after MTR power blackout

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 02:31pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Clifford Lo, Stuart Lau

    ... Cheung Chi-fai, Clifford Lo and Stuart Lau Thousands suffer as loose cable halts trains, leaving six stations shut and bus terminals jammed Five hours of travel chaos after MTR power blackout A power failure on the Tseung Kwan O line halted MTR services for nearly five hours yesterday, plunging the city's transport network into chaos. A Yau Ma Tei-bound train broke down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1381867/power-failure-disrupts-mtr-train-services-tseung-kwan-o-line
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hong Kong named ‘best city in the world for commuters’

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 11:10am by Ada Lee

    ... population density into an opportunity rather than a threat,” it said. Watch: Hong Kong's MTR during peak hours It described the city as “a striking example of a city entering into a virtuous ... bus companies to test hybrid and electric buses, and other schemes to control emissions. It would also work with Guangdong authorities to reduce emission in the region, it said. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1463043/hong-kong-best-city-world-commuters
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Transport unions warn against blanket policy on diesel standards

    Posted Jan 09th 2013, 12:00am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... vehicles older than Euro IV - emission standards introduced in Europe in 2005 - were owned by individuals and scrapping them would put some drivers out of work. "Officials should consider ... General Union. Tang said he was told the government planned to meet its new air quality objectives by 2015 and diesel vehicles that cannot meet Euro IV emission standards would be targeted ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1123238/transport-unions-warn-against-blanket-policy-diesel-standards

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