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  1. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Railway officials give up setting a deadline to end ticketing nightmare for Lunar New Year passengers

    Posted Jan 14th 2014, 04:35pm by Adrian Wan

    ... Adrian Wan in Beijing adrian.wan@scmp.com Authorities have given on deadlines to relieve travel woes for Lunar New Year passengers Railway officials see no end soon to ticket hassles ... no quick fix to the ticketing woes of previous years. Some people will have trouble securing a train ticket home, they admitted, as the 40-day travel rush begins tomorrow. The world's busiest ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Smart cards to replace single-trip tickets on MTR

    Posted Aug 29th 2013, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Single-trip tickets get smarter The MTR's single-journey tickets with magnetic strips are being phased out from October, to be replaced by smart cards. ... tickets with ones similar to the Octopus card. Chief of operations engineering David Leung Chuen-choi said the replacement would cost HK$200 million. Single-journey ticket users will have to place ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    'Miserly' MTR urged to offer more discounts as fares go up 3.6pc

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:24pm by LO WEI

    ... and Kwun Tong, Yeung said the stations chosen saw 80 per cent of morning rush-hour passengers. Yeung said another new discount scheme, the City Saver ticket, had met expectations, with 49,000 sold so far. But lawmakers wanted more promotion for the ticket, which offers savings of 10 to 24 per cent for medium and long-distance travellers. The MTR has faced calls for reform since ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR to offer discount schemes to help offset 3.6pc fare rise

    Posted May 27th 2014, 07:22pm by ada.lee@scmp.com

    ... rolled out concession plans including an early bird scheme and a "City Saver" ticket for urban commuters. But critics argued that the MTR should not increase its fares when services ... for a long time, and we want to see how passengers will react to it," she said. With the "City Saver" ticket, passengers will pay HK$400 for 40 trips on a designated urban network ...

  5. News - China - TRANSPORT

    Tickets go on sale for high-speed rail link between Beijing and Guangzhou

    Posted Dec 21st 2012, 12:00am by Mimi Lau

    ... Tickets for the much-hyped high-speed rail link between Beijing and Guangzhou went on sale yesterday, with prices ranging from 865 yuan (HK$1,067) in second class to 1,383 yuan in first class ... about the same as commonly available discounted airline tickets for flights that complete the journey in only 31/2 hours. The 2,298-kilometre track connecting the capital to the Pearl River ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR fare sweeteners strike a sour note

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:16am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Rail company's concessions to help offset impact of higher ticket prices are criticised as just new ways to make more money MTR fare sweeteners strike a sour note The MTR's fare concessions announced alongside its 3.6 per cent increase in ticket prices were criticised yesterday as another money-spinning exercise. Transport analyst Dr Hung ...

  7. News - World - TRANSPORT

    London Tube strike causes chaos as commuters scramble for buses, taxis and bicycles

    Posted Apr 29th 2014, 10:26pm by BLOOM

    ... job cuts and ticket office closures began at 9pm on Monday. It will continue until this evening, with a further 72-hour walkout planned next week. Commuters and businesses are the ones who ... acting general secretary, adding that the strike would have been suspended had London Underground "responded positively to our proposal to halt the ticket office closures and job cuts". ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Veterans remember small beginnings of MTR

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

    ... a station officer at Shek Kip Mei, started off as an MTR "courtesy girl", showing passengers how to use the ticket machines. Now 56, she has remained at the Shek Kip Mei station for most ... Bay. Models of ticketing machines and in-train grab handles from different generations are also on show. The exhibition is open to the public from today until Sunday and will reopen from May 14 ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR fares to rise by 3.6 per cent in June

    Posted Mar 28th 2014, 03:28am by Ada Lee

    ... a new ticket for frequent passengers on its busiest services before June. Lawmaker Gary Fan Kwok-wai, of the NeoDemocrats, said the rate of increase was unacceptable when the company enjoyed ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Discovery Bay ferry firm seeking another fare rise

    Posted Feb 25th 2014, 04:16am by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... fares for Discovery Bay last rose on May 12, following an average 7.5 per cent increase in May 2011. The one-way adult daytime ticket now costs HK$37, while children and the elderly pay ...




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