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  1. London ranked above HK in transport poll

    Posted Oct 07th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Chester Yung A survey that voted London as having the best public transport system in the world has been greeted with disbelief in Hong Kong- which ranked fifth. A survey carried out by Web travel site TripAdvisor of more than 2,000 travellers around the world found that people outside Britain believed London had the best taxis and the best public transport system ...

  2. Are transport costs reasonable?

    Posted Dec 06th 2007, 12:00am by Rebecca Tsui

    ... of the MTR and KCR. I believe the transportation system will be more developed when the rail network reaches the southern part of Hong Kong Island. I like to take a ferry across the harbour. ... music The transport system in Hong Kong is convenient. We can reach most places by taking public transport. Usually I take the bus. I think the transport fares are reasonable because students ...

  3. Online guide to getting from A to B

    Posted Apr 18th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... to public transport. When launched by the Transport Department in the coming weeks, the Public Transport Enquiry System (PTES) theoretically will allow users to work out the best and cheapest route ... The government says it is aware of their concerns and is still working on the software. PTES- the first feature of a long-awaited Transport Information System that will be unveiled soon- consolidates ...

  4. Crack on MTR line slows up rush hour

    Posted Feb 11th 2011, 12:00am by Ada Lee

    ... to hand in reports after incidents, but also set up a points system to monitor the railway's service. 'The MTR has been spoilt by the government. It has become irresponsible, unreliable and unsafe,' he said. He said a points system would help monitor quality of service and passengers subjected to disruption should be compensated by the MTR. Wong has sent a letter to Miriam Lau ...

  5. No station for Happy Valley in MTR plans

    Posted Jan 14th 2009, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... claimed. The Transport and Housing Bureau would consider other options to connect Happy Valley to Causeway Bay by way of pedestrianisation or building a tunnel for pedestrians. Meanwhile, ...

  6. New MTR line will have no drivers

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Adrian Wan adrian.wan@scmp.com Driverless trains like those serving Disneyland will transport passengers along the new South Island line when it opens in 2015. The MTR Corp announcement ... operation was possible because the line was separate from the rest of the rail network and had its own trains and signalling system. The design of the trains would be slightly different from those ...

  7. Quest for fare value

    Posted Apr 23rd 2011, 12:00am

    ... itself on giving the city a public transport service that is efficient and affordable. But self-congratulations aside, the system is far from perfect. In recent months, there has been a spate ... Michael Tien When other cities' public transit systems, such as Toronto's, are drowning in red, Hong Kong's MTR is swimming in cash- HK$12 billion last year alone in total ...

  8. Different site for escalator proposed

    Posted Apr 06th 2010, 12:00am by Joyce Ng

    ... by public transport. 'An escalator at Pound Lane would serve more people and it could lead up to the busy Bonham Road,' she said, adding that the government should not relax building ... considers need an escalator system. The first three sites are in Wong Tai Sin, Eastern and Kwai Tsing districts. Ip Kwok-him, a lawmaker and a district councillor from the Democratic Alliance ...

  9. Blights of passage

    Posted Feb 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of Hong Kong's public transport systems. Now if I cannot fold it easily with one hand and it isn't as lightweight as possible without being flimsy, then forget it. And as for a double ... in an attempt to shame them out of their seats. Eventually, I leave the train, tired and angry, telling myself there cannot be anything worse than travelling on public transport when pregnant. But I am ...

  10. Transport watchdog backs bypass tunnel

    Posted May 18th 2006, 12:00am by Chloe Lai

    ... Chloe Lai A tunnel that would need 15.5 hectares of land reclaiming from Victoria Harbour and cost $20 billion to build is the preferred option of the transport watchdog for the controversial Central-Wan Chai bypass. The Transport Advisory Committee said yesterday that it had chosen the plan over two other tunnel options because it was the cheapest and required the least ...




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