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  1. Business - Companies - TRANSPORT

    MTR lands £1.4b contract to run London Crossrail

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 03:42am by CHIM SAU-WAI

    ... "Crossrail will help cut journey times, make it easier for people travelling across the city and create jobs and support growth and regeneration along the route." The MTR Corp has diversified ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Government probes vehicle-hire apps

    Posted Jul 19th 2014, 04:02am by Patsy Moy

    ... of light-goods vehicles. Under the ordinance, it is an offence to "solicit or attempt to solicit any person for hire or reward" to travel in such a vehicle. The penalty is a fine of up ...

  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    'Miserly' MTR urged to offer more discounts as fares go up 3.6pc

    Posted Jun 23rd 2014, 01:24pm by LO WEI

    ... so far. But lawmakers wanted more promotion for the ticket, which offers savings of 10 to 24 per cent for medium and long-distance travellers. The MTR has faced calls for reform since ...

  4. 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 ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR jams caused by local workers, not mainland tourists, says government adviser

    Posted May 20th 2014, 04:04am by Ada Lee

    ... number of mainland visitors, a government adviser says. "People complain that mainland travellers are making our traffic very busy. But the major reason is that the number of employees [in ... Tong lines both operate at more than 90 per cent capacity. The government has been urging the MTR to come up with measures, such as reintroducing concessions for travel before peak hours, ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Longest buses, with room for more passengers, hit the streets of Hong Kong

    Posted Jun 03rd 2014, 03:10am by Phila Siu

    ... discount for commuters travelling to 29 urban stations between 7.15am and 8.15am on weekdays from September.   ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR fare sweeteners strike a sour note

    Posted May 29th 2014, 04:16am by Ada Lee

    ... announced on Tuesday that it will offer a 25 per cent discount for passengers travelling to 29 urban stations between 7.15am and 8.15am on weekdays from September, and a HK$400 "City ... Mei-chun said the financial burden of allowing early birds to travel for free, as in Singapore, would be unsustainable. She also noted that the Singapore scheme was paid for by the government. She ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Probe begins after more than 30 injured in a ferry collision near Cheung Chau

    Posted May 22nd 2014, 12:39am by Danny Mok

    ... Chau. The ferry, Universal MK 2013, is operated by Shun Tak-China Travel Ship Management Limited. The company said the ferry departed from Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal for Macau, ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    On track for air-conditioned tram experiment

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:01am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Pilot project will test technical feasibility of cooler travel and assess the public's reaction On track for air-conditioned tram experiment ... the trial, but the pilot project would give it an idea of technically feasibility and help it gauge the travelling public's reaction. "There are technical hurdles to integrating ...

  10. News - World - TRANSPORT

    After 20 years, Channel Tunnel's doubters quieted by its success

    Posted May 05th 2014, 05:43am by AFP

    ... travellers dumping their rubbish, attracting foxes and other pests. In fact, a wild rabid animal was found on a beach in southern England in 1996, the first trace of rabies in the country since 1922. ... was definitely dark, the train journey would be no worse than travelling on "a wide-body jet during the night". Today, Eurotunnel supporters quote playwright William Shakespeare to describe ...




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