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  1. Special Octopus card sought for travel concessions for disabled

    Posted Feb 23rd 2008, 12:00am by Colleen Lee

    ... Colleen Lee Concern groups for the disabled have renewed their campaign for half-fare concessions by asking for a special Octopus card to implement the scheme. 'Many people with disabilities have low incomes, so the current transport fees are exorbit ...

  2. Happy days ahead for rail travellers

    Posted Apr 29th 2006, 12:00am by Felix Chan

    ... Helen Wu and Felix Chan First there was the Hang Seng Index, then the Air Pollution Index- now the MTR Corporation is launching the Happy Index, to bring a little fun into the lives of commuters. From Thursday, Octopus card users will be able to access th ...

  3. Road hogs pave over power of the people

    Posted Jul 16th 2004, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... Jake van der Kamp TIME TO HARP again on that theme of how our government planners go way over the top in the forecasts they use to justify slathering our landscape in concrete and tar for new roads and bridges. Let me take you directly to the first chart. ...

  4. City Digest

    Posted Jul 20th 2011, 12:00am

    ... last night and will officiate today at the renaming of the island's representative office from Chung Hwa Travel Service to the Taipei Economic and Culture Office. Church told to consult ...

  5. In Brief

    Posted Aug 06th 2007, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... Pick your travel agents carefully, mainland visitors urged The Travel Industry Council yesterday urged visitors from the mainland to be careful when selecting travel agents. The advice was issued after a group of mainland dancers travelling to Hong Kong for a contest were stranded in Shenzhen for 12 hours because of a row over fees with their travel agency. The 570-member group ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - PARALLEL-GOODS TRADING

    45 arrested for breaking milk formula quota

    Posted Mar 04th 2013, 12:00am by Johnny Tam

    ... Johnny Tam johnny.tam@scmp.com 8 drivers among those caught amid concerns smugglers will switch from rail travel to road Milk powder busts lead to 45 arrests at mainland border At least 45 ... cross-border vehicles were loosened, to allow more ordinary people to travel to the mainland in their own cars. Under the scheme, Hong Kong residents can drive a car with five seats into Guangdong ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    East Rail Line users stung by new luggage limits

    Posted Feb 05th 2013, 12:00am by Stuart Lau

    ... Stuart Lau stuart.lau@scmp.com Baggage restrictions designed to curb parallel-goods trading are penalising local couriers and normal travellers over the Lunar New Year MTR users stung by luggage limits Luggage limits on the East Rail Line, designed to deter parallel-goods traders, caused problems for regular travellers yesterday. With the weight limit slashed from 32kg to 23kg, ...

  8. Concessions no balm for fare rise, MTR told

    Posted May 26th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com A HK$670 million package of concessions will do little to ease the burden of MTR fare rises on travellers, critics say. Passengers will see fares rise by up to HK$1.40 per trip from June 17, but the MTR Corporation yesterday set out a package of measures to offset the effect of the increase, including a monthly pass for frequent travellers on the Tung ...

  9. Comment - Insight & Opinion - JAKE'S VIEW

    MTR must escape illogical fare policy

    Posted Mar 31st 2013, 12:00am by Jake Van Der Kamp

    ... 10 years ago, while the overall consumer price index is up 25 per cent over that period. You can now travel from one end of the MTR system, the Chai Wan terminus of the Island Line, all the way to the furthest other end, the Tuen Mun terminus of the West Rail line, for less than it would cost you to travel a single stop on the London Underground. Yet here once again we have our ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR to extend popular second-trip fare concession beyond June

    Posted May 10th 2013, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam anita.lam@scmp.com MTR to extend second-trip concession The MTR will extend its popular fare concession on second journeys until next March as it has not yet spent all the HK$670 million it put aside to provide travel discounts last year. MTR Corporation's commercial director Jeny Yeung said passengers would continue to get a 10 per cent discount when they took ...




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