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  1. News - World - TRANSPORT

    New York subway considers buying walk-through trains like MTR's

    Posted Oct 21st 2013, 09:04pm by NYT

    ... The New York Times Walk-through articulated trains, as used on MTR, an option to increase capacity and speed up services on the city's 109-year-old rail system The New York subway opens door to future For decades, the New York subway car has been a predictable space. Some have seats; some have benches. Graspable pole options vary only slightly. Mariachi bands play, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1336676/new-york-subway-considers-buying-walk-through-trains-mtrs
  2. News - China - TRANSPORT

    China sets the pace on bike sharing

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

    ... bike-sharing is reshaping the design of cities by connecting mass transit, removing cars from city centres and creating new infrastructure. New York has built 480km of bike lanes, while Danish riders ... in 1998; Paris adopted the idea in 2007. The French capital, which boasts a network of 20,600 bikes every 300 metres, served as a model for places such as London and New York. The idea then, ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1580363/china-sets-pace-bike-sharing
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR redesign in HK$4.1 billion plan to display relics at rail link

    Posted Nov 21st 2014, 03:10am by Fanny W. Y. Fung and Olga Wong

    ... as originally scheduled. Neither government officials nor the MTR Corporation could give a new service timetable when they announced the change yesterday. Under the new plan, presented at a meeting ... archaeological findings in the future, we will consider a suitable conservation proposal at an appropriate time. We may display the relics together in Sung Wong Toi Park." The park, next ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1644891/mtr-redesign-hk41-billion-plan-display-relics-rail-link
  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Worry over high-speed rail contingency fund

    Posted Nov 17th 2014, 06:45am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... of Real Estate and Construction, worried that the MTR Corp's new money-management plan could backfire. "It may take some time for the contractors to get used to the new approach ... will increase. There's a trade-off between time and cost, you can't have it both" ways, he said, adding that leaving the money under the project team's control could give contractors ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1641572/worry-over-high-speed-rail-contingency-fund
  5. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Beijing approves 5 more railway projects

    Posted Nov 18th 2014, 04:59am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... approved five more railway projects in August and September, including three new railways running in Guangdong and Guangxi in the south, and Gansu, Shaanxi and the Ningxia Hui autonomous region ... and then raise it to about 800 billion yuan later during the year," Wong said. He said it would be difficult for the mainland to maintain the huge railway investment for a very long time due ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1642535/beijing-approves-5-more-railway-projects
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Open Sha Tin-Central rail link in stages, lawmaker says

    Posted Nov 14th 2014, 04:58am by TIMMY SUNG, FANNY FUNG, S HIRLEY ZHAO

    ... Timmy Sung, Fanny W.Y. Fung and Shirley Zhao Michael Tien suggests getting the delayed Sha Tin-Central line up and running in phases Open new rail link in stages, says lawmaker ... in late 2012- in and around the future To Kwa Wan station. If the relics were kept in situ, the design of the station would have to be changed, causing further delay. Tien, a New People's ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1639171/open-sha-tin-central-rail-link-stages-lawmaker-says
  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR West Island Line to open by end of year- but will skip Sai Ying Pun

    Posted Nov 11th 2014, 06:09pm by TIMMY SUNG

    ... to go to work if I could take the MTR … I could save one hour in travelling time," he said. A ride on the new line from Kennedy Town to Causeway Bay, for example, will cost HK$6.20- almost ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com New MTR line to open- but it will skip Sai Ying Pun The West Island Line connecting Sheung Wan to Kennedy Town will open on schedule at the end of December- ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1637473/mtr-west-island-line-open-end-year-will-skip-sai-ying-pun
  8. News - World - TRANSPORT

    Smartphone car service undercuts New York’s yellow taxis

    Posted Jul 09th 2014, 08:29pm by AP

    ... Associated Press in New York Smartphone car service undercuts New York taxis The car-hailing service Uber is taking on New York's taxis, temporarily dropping some of its prices by 20 ... The trade group for taxi drivers said that Uber was just lowering prices to knock out the competition and would later increase its fees. Ethan Gerber, executive director of the Greater New York Taxi ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1550428/smartphone-car-service-undercuts-new-yorks-yellow-taxis
  9. Business - China Business - TRANSPORT

    Shares suspended in train makers China CNR and CSR amid merger talk

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 05:42am by Chim Sau Wai

    ... said in stock exchange filings. Shares of CSR's indirect subsidiaries, including Hong Kong-listed Zhuzhou CSR Times Electric, Shanghai-listed Zhuzhou Times New Material Technology ... competition in overseas markets. Back then they denied submitting any plans for a merger. But CNR also said at the time that reorganisation and merger of state-owned enterprises was subject ...

    http://www.scmp.com/business/china-business/article/1626292/shares-suspended-train-makers-china-cnr-and-csr-amid-merger
  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Railway expansion plan sparks fears of MTR Corp monopoly

    Posted Oct 28th 2014, 04:48am by TIMMY SUNG

    ... Timmy Sung timmy.sung@scmp.com Firm will control up to 50pc of the city's public transport system when expansion is complete New MTR lines spark monopoly fears Lawmakers yesterday ... insisted that it would not become a monopoly. The government last month unveiled a HK$110 billion plan to build new lines, stations and extensions to the MTR Corp's Tung Chung and West Rail ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1626076/railway-expansion-plan-sparks-fears-mtr-corp-monopoly

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