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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Electric car drivers get 100 new chargers to plug into

    Posted Jul 30th 2014, 04:38am by Ernest Kao

    ...- and 10 quick-charge points in place across the city. A pre-2014 Nissan Leaf takes five hours for a full charge using a medium charger versus seven hours using a standard one. A 2014 model takes four hours using a medium charger compared to 11 with a standard. Car park tenants will be able to use the new charging points for free, but that is subject to change, according ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1562118/electric-car-drivers-get-100-new-chargers-plug
  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    More delays for MTR passengers just hours after lightning sparked chaos on West Rail line

    Posted Jul 23rd 2014, 03:59am by Danny Mok, Ada Lee

    ... line was disrupted for more than six hours after lightning damaged the same system. The problem on Wednesday affected the line between Choi Hung and Kowloon Bay after 9am and was fixed by 11am, MTR Corporation said. Train journeys between the two stations were extended by two to three minutes. During Tuesday's major disruption, some passengers said they had to wait up to an hour ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557403/lightning-strikes-bring-chaos-mtrs-west-rail-line
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR services halted as second glitch in 24 hours forces line closure

    Posted Apr 27th 2014, 01:58pm by LO WEI, Phila Siu

    ... encountered fresh problems when a line had to be closed due to technical glitches for the second time in 24 hours. Services on the Eastern Line from Lo Wu to Hung Hom were halted for around seven ... yesterday morning after the train tracking system at the central control centre stopped working. Six trains were stopped between stations for up to 20 minutes during the disruption. Station ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1498228/mtr-services-halted-second-glitch-24-hours-forces-line-closure
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Drivers of dirty vehicles face losing licences as new pollution-busting machines are unveiled

    Posted Jun 18th 2014, 02:54am by CHEUNG CHI-FAI

    ... Cheung Chi-fai Chifai.cheung@scmp.com UV rays to catch polluting vehicles Drivers of cars and vans that breach emission standards face having their vehicle licences revoked if caught under ... using infrared or ultraviolet rays to measure the emitted pollutants. Owners of vehicles that breach the standard will have 12 days to fix them. If they don't, their licences ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1535149/uv-rays-catch-polluting-vehicles
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR to review storm protection after disruption

    Posted Jul 24th 2014, 04:57am by Ada Lee

    ... its thunderstorm protection system and how it keeps passengers informed after lightning caused hours of delays on the West Rail Line on Tuesday. The troubled rail operator announced the review ... up to an hour for a train on the West Rail Line on Tuesday after lightning damaged the signalling system. They criticised the MTR for not arranging shuttle buses to help ease the situation ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1557679/mtr-review-storm-protection-after-disruption
  6. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Jaguar rapped for ‘art of villainy’ car ad said to encourage unsafe driving

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 09:09pm by GDN

    ... a great villain and revs the car in an underground car park before driving off at speed while quoting Shakespeare's Richard II. The UK Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) received ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1555637/jaguar-rapped-art-villainy-car-ad-said-encourage-unsafe-driving
  7. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    MTR lands £1.4b contract to run London Crossrail

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 03:42am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... On the mainland, the MTR is keen to promote its rail-and-property model as a solution to debt-laden railway businesses. The company already has experience working with Transport of London and it also ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/companies/article/1556587/mtr-lands-ps14b-contract-run-london-crossrail
  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Uber taxis: they may be luxurious, but not everyone's hailing them

    Posted Jul 17th 2014, 05:28pm by DANNY LEE, Jeremy Blum

    ... and pay for taxis through a mobile phone app, said it was working to get its drivers up to speed. Uber has pledged to offer more choice for customers and shake up competition in a market where ... transport problems were not uncommon. "In the beginning it takes a while for the drivers to get used to the system, and we're working through that," he said. "Everyone's had ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555606/luxury-taxi-service-uber-expects-do-huge-business-hong-kong
  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Steel piling plan could allow work to restart on Sha Tin-Central rail link

    Posted Jun 25th 2014, 04:49am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com MTR will today begin sinking huge steel pilings to protect ancient relics following five-month delay to work on the Sha Tin-Central rail link Rail link work may resume in weeks The MTR Corporation will today begin erecting a wall of steel pilings to protect relics found on the construction site for the future To Kwa Wan station- meaning work on the Sha ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1539814/steel-piling-plan-could-allow-work-restart-sha-tin-central-rail-link
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR chief Jay Walder to exit a year early in wake of cross-border rail link delay

    Posted Jul 16th 2014, 05:04pm by Ada Lee

    ... would be drawn on the payout Walder would receive, citing a confidentiality clause. All five of the MTR's major works projects are now delayed. The report recommended forming a capital works committee on the MTR board to oversee projects and make quarterly reports on their progress and budgets. Additional reporting by Stuart Lau and Phila Siu 'Poor judgment' by MTR ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1555371/independent-inquiry-high-speed-rail-delay-criticises-mtr-ceo-jay

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