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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Thousands hit in five hours of travel chaos after MTR power blackout

    Posted Dec 16th 2013, 02:31pm by CHEUNG CHI-FAI, Clifford Lo, Stuart Lau

    ... on the MTR's Tseung Kwan O Line Transport secretary Anthony Cheung Bing-leung said: "We will take this into account in the fare adjustment mechanism under which a penalty system also ... blackout A power failure on the Tseung Kwan O line halted MTR services for nearly five hours yesterday, plunging the city's transport network into chaos. A Yau Ma Tei-bound train broke down ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1381867/power-failure-disrupts-mtr-train-services-tseung-kwan-o-line
  2. KCR driver suspended for missing Tai Wo stop

    Posted Apr 29th 2005, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo A KCR driver has been suspended from duty after he failed to stop his train at Tai Wo station yesterday. The onboard automatic train operation system had malfunctioned, so ... a reminder to all train drivers that they must stop at all stations. The system, designed automatically to make trains stop at each station, was introduced in 2002. 'We believe that the incident ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/498578/kcr-driver-suspended-missing-tai-wo-stop
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Light-rail fire adds to MTR's troubles

    Posted Dec 17th 2013, 05:07pm by Ada Lee, Clifford Lo

    ... on the line. No one was injured in yesterday's fire but fire crews and ambulances sped to the scene shortly before 9am after smoke was seen billowing from the air-conditioning system on the roof ... inadequate contingency procedures, which left passengers waiting outside in the rain for buses to other stations. He criticised the government for not encouraging more alternative modes of transport ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1384049/light-rail-fire-adds-mtrs-troubles
  4. Firm blamed as truck hits woman

    Posted Jan 20th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam, Clifford Lo

    ... Anita Lam and Clifford Lo Drivers of cement trucks have warned of more traffic accidents if cement manufacturers fail to change a system they say will lead to road racing among them. ... on a quota system, everyone got a fixed number of trips every day, but now drivers all speed up... in competition for more trips, and that obviously compromises public road safety,' Mr Chan ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/667583/firm-blamed-truck-hits-woman
  5. Unions demand more protection for taxi drivers

    Posted Feb 17th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... in this case were treated for injuries in hospital. Mr Kwok said the two incidents had prompted him to ask Transport Department officials to meet police and Security Bureau officers to discuss better protection for drivers, calling for more police street patrols. Lai Ming-hung, chairman of the Taxi and Public Light Bus Concern Group, said installing global positioning systems that recorded ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/670218/unions-demand-more-protection-taxi-drivers
  6. HK$21m worth of fake goods seized by air cargo customs

    Posted Oct 04th 2008, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... sticks, to overseas buyers. To crack down, customs officers will step up inspection at the cargo terminal with the help of X-ray scanners. 'Based on our risk-assessment system, frontline ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/655027/hk21m-worth-fake-goods-seized-air-cargo-customs
  7. Tourist trapped in platform gap

    Posted Nov 24th 2009, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... The MTR system, with 84 stations, recorded an average of 10 such accidents a month between January and October this year, a spokeswoman said. Asked whether the figures indicated a serious safety ...

    http://www.scmp.com/article/699277/tourist-trapped-platform-gap

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