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  1. News - World - DISEASE

    London Crossrail tunnel dig gives insight into Black Plague victims

    Posted Mar 31st 2014, 05:57am by AP

    ... "It's incredible, really." The 25 skeletons were uncovered last year during work on Crossrail, a railway that's boring 21km of tunnels under the heart of the city. Archaeologists ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/world/article/1461087/london-crossrail-tunnel-dig-gives-insight-black-plague-victims
  2. News - China - ACCIDENT

    31 killed as truck collision turns Chinese tunnel into fiery death trap

    Posted Mar 13th 2014, 02:19pm by WU NAN

    ... trucks that triggered an explosion inside a northern Chinese tunnel filled with trucks carrying coal and other flammable materials. Investigators said today that leakage from the two crashed methanol tankers inside the tunnel in China's Shanxi province two weeks ago killed at least 31 people, with nine still missing, according to Xinhua. Initial reports on March 1, when ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/china/article/1447749/31-killed-truck-collision-turns-chinese-tunnel-fiery-death-trap
  3. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Adjusting tolls to ease congestion in Hong Kong tunnel pointless: minister

    Posted Feb 24th 2014, 04:45am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com Trying to get Legco to agree would have delayed congestion-busting plan until 2016 Adjusting tunnel tolls pointless: minister Adjusting tolls to ease congestion in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel would have been pointless because other solutions would be in place by the time lawmakers had agreed the changes, the transport minister said yesterday. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1433792/adjusting-tolls-ease-congestion-hong-kong-tunnel-pointless-minister
  4. Comment - Insight & Opinion

    Officials guilty of tunnel vision by failing to tackle congestion

    Posted Feb 22nd 2014, 04:22am by SCMP Editorial

    ... SCMP Editorial Officials guilty of tunnel vision Regrettably, the proverbial light at the end of the tunnel for cross-harbour traffic congestion is nowhere in sight. In yet another all-talk-and-no-action episode, the government has put off decisions on tackling congestion arising from uneven tunnel usage. The do-nothing approach, after years of study and consultations, is disappointing. ...

    http://www.scmp.com/comment/insight-opinion/article/1432725/officials-guilty-tunnel-vision-failing-tackle-congestion
  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Drivers facing three more years of jams in Cross-Harbour Tunnel

    Posted Feb 19th 2014, 12:01am by Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai

    ... Ada Lee and Cheung Chi-fai After years of study and consultation, officials decide to take no action, leading to charges that the transport minister ‘lacks political courage’ Tunnel drivers face three more years of jams Drivers will have to put up with at least three more years of jams in the Cross-Harbour Tunnel after the government shelved plans to redistribute traffic ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1430671/drivers-facing-three-more-years-jams-cross-harbour-tunnel
  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR branded 'irresponsible' for not reporting sparks in tunnel

    Posted Feb 05th 2014, 04:04am by Ada Lee

    ... Ada Lee ada.lee@scmp.com Lawmaker says railway system 'irresponsible' for not reporting the incident to authorities Concern after MTR fails to act on tunnel sparks The MTR Corporation has been urged to explain why it did not report to police or the Fire Services Department when a driver saw sparks coming out of a tunnel wall. A driver reported that he saw smoke ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1420914/mtr-branded-irresponsible-not-reporting-sparks-tunnel
  7. News - Hong Kong - DEVELOPMENT

    Thousands threaten to 'occupy tunnel' over Sheung Shui village compensation demands

    Posted Jan 22nd 2014, 04:34am by FANNY W. Y. FUNG

    ... Tunnel' threat by villagers A Sheung Shui village head has threatened to mobilise thousands of residents to occupy a tunnel in the city if the government rejects their demands for compensation ... an "occupy" movement if the government failed to address demands. "We will lie on the ground in a tunnel and paralyse traffic for a whole day," he said. "We're not afraid ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1410586/sheung-shui-village-threatens-occupy-tunnel-action-compensation-bid
  8. News - Hong Kong - AUDIT COMMISSION

    Highways Department under fire over extra HK$429.5m in highway costs

    Posted Apr 16th 2014, 07:09pm by Jennifer Ngo

    ... work. Building of the Nam Wan Tunnel and West Tsing Yi Viaduct was completed five and a half months later than the original target date, too. The difference in tunnel linings between two drawings was not clarified, so the contractor had been unable to provide costs for some tunnel linings, the report said. The final concrete linings works cost HK$153 million – 104 per cent higher ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1484299/highways-department-under-fire-over-extra-hk4295-million-highway
  9. News - Hong Kong - POLITICS

    Secret tunnel from Legco building 'should not be used to dodge press or protesters'

    Posted Jan 15th 2014, 03:57am by Tanna Chong

    ... Tanna Chong tanna.chong@scmp.com Legco Commission bars legislators from sneaking unseen past protesters or the press Secret tunnel offers no escape from accountability Dodging protesters or the press is not a good enough reason for lawmakers to sneak out of the Legislative Council building via its so-called secret tunnel. So ruled the Legco Commission yesterday when it set guidelines ...

    http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1405645/secret-tunnel-legco-building-should-not-be-used-dodge-press-or

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