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  1. Consumers deserve greater transport choice

    Posted May 29th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... In the absence of a railway system serving the south side of Hong Kong Island, public transport to the area has been in the hands of buses, taxis and minibuses. This monopoly would come ... and choice for the public- are substantial. The buses and other road transport companies will face pressure but they also have advantages that assure they can fight back. The biggest edge buses have ...

  2. Review fare formula so MTR's profits can better serve needs of public transport

    Posted Apr 19th 2012, 12:00am

    ... The government introduced the MTR Corporation's fare adjustment mechanism to improve the subway system's operational efficiency but, in reality, it harms the public interest. ... profitable subway corporations in the world. More importantly, because the MTR earns substantial profits from real estate, it could provide a cheaper transport service to the public without ...

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. Better transport options needed to make culture hub accessible

    Posted Apr 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... for West Kowloon', March 28) it is unfortunate that apparently little thought has been given to providing attractive public transport connections both to and within the arts hub. At least ... plus a third one in the middle. Duplication of the internal transport services will involve intrusive infrastructure (lay-bys and turning circles at the terminals) even though they are located ...

  6. Gridlock in the system

    Posted May 18th 2005, 12:00am by Chris Yeung

    ... in communications or a blackout on matters like traffic flows makes no sense. With a first-class mass-transport system and a pool of expertise in traffic management, it is beyond belief that the collapse ... of the Transport Department's closed-circuit television cameras. It also raised questions about inter-departmental co-ordination during emergencies. More importantly, though, the jams raised serious ...

  7. Trams the remaining black spot in Hong Kong public transport

    Posted Feb 05th 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and modern systems, with their 'safety first' design, such as wider platforms and vehicle escape exits, although rudeness is creeping into the MTR as some people no longer wait ... maybe, 'bridge too late') to Macau, it has not provided its citizens with a world-class tram system that could reduce noise and pollution in the city. I would have thought ...

  8. Should the government pay for public transport?

    Posted May 09th 2007, 12:00am by Phoenix Lee, Wong Hei

    ... of money and the public might abuse such a system. But who would take the MTR and travel (mostly in tunnels) if they didn't have to? To cover transport costs, the government could reduce ... I don't see an urgent need to introduce a free transport system. When it comes to public expenditure, we must think about the situation thoroughly. Are Hong Kong's transport costs so high ...

  9. MTR ready for fares chaos as systems merge

    Posted Sep 11th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam 2 charging schemes will be one The MTR is bracing for possible chaos at the end of this month as it completes the final merging operation of its two rail systems. On the last ... as the two charging systems are replaced by a new one. Turnstiles at the three interchange stations at Mei Foo, Nam Cheong and Kowloon Tong which used to set the MTR network apart from ...

  10. Transport operators have choice on Octopus

    Posted Jul 08th 2003, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I refer to the letter headlined 'Octopus no help to old and young on minibus' published in the Technology section on June 24. At present, some transport operators offer concession fares to students and elderly Octopus cardholders. However, we want to emphasise that it is the transport operators that make the decision on their pricing and discounted fare structure, ...




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