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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Tourist coaches and cabs hit a red light in Discovery Bay

    Posted Oct 27th 2014, 06:07am by SARAH KARACS, ALEC CHEUNG

    ... International chief executive Abraham Chung Sam-tin said: "Since the residents on the island are now in need of easier modes of transport, we have added taxis on top of the existing 24-hour bus ...

  2. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Beijing pushes for merger of mainland train makers China CNR and CSR

    Posted Oct 29th 2014, 05:35am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... the process, without saying how it obtained the information. The official China Securities Journal cited unidentified sources as saying the firms had set up working groups to discuss integration, ... to work at CSR. He complained that it was inconvenient when [CSR and CNR] could not negotiate [about prices] as they sold locomotives," Yuan said, adding that he regarded such thinking ...

  3. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Guangzhou taxi drivers strike over licence fees, black cabs

    Posted Oct 16th 2014, 04:53am by He Huifeng

    ... by a few government-sanctioned operators with ties to the local authorities. "We work 12 hours per day, 365 days per year. But most of us only earn about 4,000 or 5,000 yuan a month after ... to dispatch vehicles to the Canton Fair. "All the taxi drivers I know took part in the strike today, including many working for state-run taxi companies," one driver said. "We are very ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR warns of possible increase in work-related delays in signal upgrade

    Posted Aug 01st 2014, 04:03am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Work could cause train delays but will make system more stable, rail operator says Signal upgrades may disrupt MTR MTR passengers were yesterday warned to expect ... Operations director Dr Jacob Kam Chak-pui said the work on the Tsuen Wan, Kwun Tong, Island and Tseung Kwan O lines could add uncertainty to train operations. "We hope there will be no impact, ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR commuters suffer two-hour disruption after crack found in track

    Posted Sep 03rd 2014, 10:46am by Timmy Sung and Lai Ying-kit

    ... Timmy Sung and Lai Ying-kit MTR launches probe as rush-hour commuters suffer delays and long queues after engineers find damaged line near Diamond Hill station Cracked rail causes two-hour ... two hours during the morning rush hour yesterday. Unstable signals were detected between the two stations shortly before 7am and engineers spotted a crack in a section of track near Diamond ...

  6. Business - Economy - TRANSPORT

    Truck driver shortage plagues US as economy heats up

    Posted Oct 03rd 2014, 01:28pm by Reuters

    ... heats up because drivers find construction and factory work that do not require living on the road. Federal regulations as of 2013 have limited the hours truckers can drive, and a government ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR tells passengers 'trains are too busy- take the bus instead'

    Posted Sep 24th 2014, 04:00am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Plan to ease rush-hour congestion sees monthly passholders get free travel on six KMB routes MTR tells its passengers to take the bus instead MTR passengers holding monthly passes on any of three routes will be able to travel free on six KMB bus routes during the morning rush hour in the latest effort by the rail operator to ease congestion on its ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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 ...

  10. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Breakdowns plaguing Beijing subway this year, report says

    Posted Sep 08th 2014, 04:49pm by WU NAN

    ... Wu Nan nan.wu@scmp.com MTR Corp operates one of the lines that had latest morning service interruptions, causing large numbers of passengers to be late for work The Beijing metro system ... 4 and the “Batong” extension of Line 1, which serves the suburb of Tongzhou, where popular residential complexes are located. Trains on both lines suddenly stopped during the morning rush hour, making ...




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