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  1. Transport system bracing for annual strain

    Posted Jan 08th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com With the Lunar New Year just two weeks away, transport hubs are bracing for a record number of travellers over the 40-day holiday period, which begins ... to the China News Service. That will make it the biggest movement of people in history, and will challenge the transport infrastructure, the management and safety of which can be problematic even ...

  2. Families eschew public transport for private cars

    Posted Mar 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Anita Lam As a leader of a group representing hundreds of cross-border drivers, Yang Kun knows first hand that there is a demand for a quick and affordable border-crossing system for cars. ... of accidents to Hong Kong.' Zheng Tianxiang, a professor of transport at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou, said such concerns were valid on both sides of the border. 'When the border first ...

  3. Safety of transport sector in question

    Posted Sep 30th 2011, 12:00am

    ... on specific components but the shock waves from this disaster will be far-reaching. Initially, fingers have been pointed at a loss in the electrical supply that led to a failure of signalling systems ... accident near Wenzhou in July, as well as many other accidents on highways and subways, the Shanghai crash has called into question the safety of the mainland's entire transport sector. ...

  4. Transport chief rails against MTR

    Posted Sep 19th 2004, 12:00am by Patsy Moy

    ... Patsy Moy The transport chief yesterday demanded answers from MTR bosses after more than 600 passengers were forced to leave a fume-filled train, the latest malfunction to hit the system ... transport system. The passengers had to be evacuated from a train on the Tung Chung line yesterday morning when choking fumes caused by a malfunctioning braking system flooded compartments. ...

  5. Transport jams block PLA's relief efforts

    Posted Jan 30th 2008, 12:00am by Minnie Chan

    ... Zhejiang, Jiangsu and Henan, to restore electricity supply systems and rescue stranded passengers, the report said. However, Wang Zhenyao, vice-director of the Ministry of Civil Affairs' ... PLA soldiers to disaster areas was because most troops were garrisoned in Beijing and coastal provinces and cities. 'Disaster areas where power supply systems, railways and highways were ...

  6. Safety concerns spur big rise in transport complaints

    Posted Feb 23rd 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Complaints about public transport jumped almost 17 per cent last year to 20,248 amid public concern about a series of serious traffic accidents. Transport Advisory Committee spokesman Wong Sze-chun attributed the increase to more public awareness, spurred by the prominent display of complaint hotlines at transport interchanges, bus terminuses and taxi stands. ...

  7. Transport chief backs tougher penalties

    Posted Oct 28th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... penalties should not be imposed unless the Transport Department improved the traffic signal system. The issue was in the spotlight after Friday's crash involving two minibuses and a taxi left ... Cheung Chi-fai Minister supports proposals to deter red-light jumpers after 'horrific' crash The transport minister yesterday threw her weight behind a proposal for tougher ...

  8. Care needed in tinkering with taxi fare system

    Posted Nov 13th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... set fares for long trips and making it a crime for passengers to seek fare deductions. Care should, however, be taken before any drastic measures are adopted. Our taxi system generally works ...

  9. Collision blamed on an outdated system

    Posted Apr 30th 2008, 12:00am by Cary Huang

    ... system is chiefly to blame for the poorest service and worst safety management among all the main modes of transport,' Hu Xingdao, a political commentator at Beijing Polytechnic University, ... Analysis by Cary Huang in Beijing A Stalin-era railway system and the sector's traditional political clout is to blame for the train crash that killed 70 people this week, analysts ...

  10. Penalty point system proposed for MTR glitches

    Posted Mar 15th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporters A legislator has proposed a points penalty system for MTR delays and other glitches that would result in fines for the rail company. Democratic Party legislator Andrew ... through Kowloon station and the system's design allowed trains to travel on both tracks. 'These movements are absolutely safe as, in spite of the route set, the signalling system ...




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