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  1. 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, ...

  2. News - China - TRANSPORT

    China sets the pace on bike sharing

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 04:37am by BLOOM

    ... as now, is simple: you get a key or a set of codes to unlock a bike from one of many stations across the city. The first 30 minutes to an hour are typically free. After a journey, you park at the self-locking dock at or near the destination. There is usually a fee to take part- London charges £90 (HKS1,200) a year or £2 for 24 hours, although Buenos Aires, in Argentina, charges nothing. ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Dog's death was unfortunate, says MTR acting CEO Lincoln Leong

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 04:15am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... January to July, the MTR saw eight delays of more than half an hour each.   ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Airport Authority's incentive plan for new routes encounters turbulence

    Posted Aug 26th 2014, 11:49pm by Ernest Kao

    ... by opening a new destination," Ng said. "There is a risk of them closing [the route] after a year if it does not work out. [The incentive] will be wasted." Instead, he said, carriers ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Crack on windshield forces Hong Kong Airlines flight to return from Manila airspace

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 07:09pm by Clifford Lo

    ... in the cockpit's windshield about 1-1/2 hours after take-off," the airline said. "For safety reasons, the pilot decided to fly back to Hong Kong airport." The carrier did not reveal the size of the crack. "We are still investigating the cause of the incident," it said. Flight HX707 left Hong Kong for Bali at 12.45pm with 249 passengers and 12 crew members. More than an hour ...

  6. 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 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR staff need guidelines on handling animals on tracks, unions say after dog is killed

    Posted Aug 25th 2014, 05:31am by Phila Siu

    ... the employees had not been fazed by Wednesday's incident. "They are still coming to work. They won't take leave because of such a small issue," Kwok said, adding that the pair tried ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR will review policy after death of dog on tracks sparks outrage

    Posted Aug 22nd 2014, 04:42pm by Lai Ying-kit, Brian Yap and Shirley Zhao

    ... in Kowloon Bay yesterday afternoon. "Our frontline staff have not received training on how to deal with such incidents, but we promise that we will set up guidelines and a standard operating ...

  10. News - China Insider - TRANSPORT

    Passengers run for their lives... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 02:24pm by Erin Hale

    ... has been viewed more than 13,000 times and in its first hour on Weibo received over 4,300 comments and nearly 2,000 shares. The passengers’ reaction – to flee instead of helping the man who ...




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