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  1. All systems go for smooth operation

    Posted Dec 21st 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... will carry 100,000 passengers daily initially and twice as many passengers by the end of the first year. Eventually, the rail will transport 32,000 passengers every hour in each direction, using ... in the middle section,' said Li Yun-tai, Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation senior director of transport. 'We have taken this into consideration in designing the interchange to funnel ...

  2. Pedestrians feel the squeeze from cars and planners

    Posted Mar 25th 2012, 12:00am

    ... and planners and urban design critics say the government's transport polices are only worsening the situation. 'Pedestrians are not respected in Hong Kong,' said Pong Yuen-yee, former vice-president of the Hong Kong Institute of Planners. And that is despite the fact that more than 90 per cent of Hongkongers get around by foot and public transport, Pong says. 'For a long time, ...

  3. Two views from veterans in the trade

    Posted Dec 05th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... As told to Agnes Lam Red taxis Wong Tak-wah, an urban-taxi driver for more than 10 years, said: 'Most frontline taxi drivers do not support the new fare system that increases fares ... own and rent out taxis. They do not face the problems that we are having now. 'The new fare system does us no good either. For example, the taxi fare used to be HK$250 for a trip from ...

  4. Letters

    Posted Apr 24th 2012, 12:00am

    ... of the Kai Tak monorail system and I agree with those who say that the HK$12 billion project would be a white elephant. The construction cost is high and public bus operators estimate the monorail would be much more expensive than a network of electric buses. There are examples abroad of monorail systems not being used by large numbers of residents. I am also opposed to suggestions ...

  5. Transport Department planning further consultation on East Rail extensions

    Posted Apr 06th 2004, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... CHANDRA WONG Updated at 2.09pm: The Transport Department plans to conduct a second round of public consultations in April or May on the commissioning of the KCRC East Rail Extensions (Ma ... with changes in travel patterns in Shatin. The plan aims to provide a choice of services and to enhance the efficiency of the transport network. It could also alleviate traffic congestion. ...

  6. Routing for the future

    Posted Sep 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... estuary is threatened with delay after a court quashed its environmental permit. While Hong Kong has one of the most efficient public transport systems in the world, growth in population, vehicles, tourists and cross-border activity has put inevitable pressure on the city's road and transport system. Last year, roadside air pollution was found to have deteriorated ...

  7. Transport firms need more help: legislators

    Posted Sep 17th 2005, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam and Cheung Chi-fai Lawmakers have accused the government of doing too little to help the transport industry in the face of surging oil prices, as bus and ferry operators warned ... on] diesel to our total costs has shot up from 6.4 per cent in 2003 to 11 per cent this year,' Mr Leung told the Legislative Council's transport panel. 'Coupled ...

  8. Early budget blues meant end of the line for cross-harbour bridge

    Posted Apr 26th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... tram, which went into operation in 1888, was the first mechanical public transport in Hong Kong. 'The Peak tram, which is now mostly used by tourists, was part of the tram system on Hong ... the harbour line. But in Kowloon, it was much more complicated, even if it was built along Nathan Road.' When buses started to operate in the 1930s, the bus system came to be considered the major ...

  9. Letters

    Posted May 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... and the independence of its judiciary- these have been cornerstones of our position as a leading city in Asia. To imply that the judicial system can be abused for purely political ends is to do a disservice ... ensure the same system operates across the network. On the Airport Express and Tung Chung lines, stations that the train has already passed are lit up and stations yet to come are unlit. ...

  10. Another long catalogue of waste- Infrastructure

    Posted Apr 22nd 2010, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... footbridges too inconvenient to use. Auditors criticised the Highways Department and the Transport Department for lack of co-ordination with other departments over construction of these structures. In 1995, officials cut the Kiu Kiang Street subway's power supply to avoid paying a minimum monthly electricity bill of just HK$30. However this crippled a water pumping system and just months ...




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