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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Crew escape as passenger ferry rams into terminal sea wall

    Posted Apr 15th 2014, 12:00pm by Clifford Lo

    ... Lamma Island at about 11.15am. The yacht had been travelling to Discovery Bay from Aberdeen, the Marine Department said. “One of the crew fell into the sea as the boat was listing in the East ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Underground explosions help shape new MTR station at Admiralty

    Posted Apr 14th 2014, 06:21am by Olivia Rosenman

    ... station opens in 2015, passengers will be able to travel via Admiralty from the New Territories to the Southern district, and from Chai Wan to Kennedy Town. Just three kilometres west ... of a sci-fi novel. Two massive, 260 kilowatt refrigerators run 24 hours a day, cooling brine to minus-30 degrees Celsius. The freezing brine travels 30 metres below the surface through insulated ...

  3. 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

    ... Cheung Chi-fai, Clifford Lo and Stuart Lau Thousands suffer as loose cable halts trains, leaving six stations shut and bus terminals jammed Five hours of travel chaos after MTR power ... suspect a train was travelling in this section of the tunnel and was in contact with the overhead power cable, causing a power failure." He said inspectors found damage to a section ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Veterans remember small beginnings of MTR

    Posted Apr 10th 2014, 12:53pm by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Exhibition visitors can travel through 35-year history of transportation system MTR 'courtesy girl' still manning station 35 years on In their 35 years with the MTR, Winnie Mang Siu-mei and Andies Chan have seen the company grow from a single eight- kilometre line into a vast 182-kilometre network. They are among 200 employees who have worked ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hong Kong named ‘best city in the world for commuters’

    Posted Apr 02nd 2014, 11:10am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Public transportation gets top marks in survey but cycling and air quality still a problem HK 'best city in world for commuters' Hong Kong is the best place in the world for people to travel around, but falls behind in cycling paths and air quality, a study has found. The study, involving 84 major cities across the globe, found the city had ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR on track to carry 20,000 more passengers a day

    Posted Mar 25th 2014, 06:39pm by SAMUEL CHAN

    ... as well as the Tin Shui Wai loops 705 and 706 during late afternoons and evenings, when travelling is at its peak. Average waiting times on the three routes will be cut by about a minute. ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Hundreds more MTR train services to ease crush on Island and Kwun Tong lines

    Posted Mar 19th 2014, 04:37am by Ada Lee

    ... scheme to give discounts to passengers travelling before the rush hour, and the removal of seats from some trains. Kam said offering early-bird discounts would be complicated, ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR passengers say 'ease squeeze with early-bird fares'

    Posted Feb 27th 2014, 03:03am by Ada Lee

    ... with the new quota but hoped no seats would be lost as people travelling long distances would need them. Lee believed concessions would see passengers like him change their travelling times. He added: ... said at the time that an assessment indicated public transport capacity would not be overwhelmed. The MTR noted it introduced non-peak hour fare discounts in 1988 to foster a change in travel ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR urged to review capacity measures to ease train crowding

    Posted Feb 26th 2014, 04:06am by Ada Lee

    ... to 2022, allowing for a 10 per cent increase in capacity. The corporation would also be asked to study an early-bird scheme to encourage passengers to travel earlier and the removal of seats ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Thousands of passengers delayed after latest MTR breakdown

    Posted Feb 10th 2014, 04:38am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com East Rail Line hit by electrical fault, leaving passengers with a lengthy wait for trains Delays after latest MTR breakdown Thousands of travellers faced ... on standby. But passengers complained that, in some cases, their travel time had more than doubled. The line reopened at 3.20pm, but shortly afterwards it was reported that passengers on a packed ...




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