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  1. Use MTR tunnels 'as wine cellars'

    Posted Aug 22nd 2011, 12:00am

    ... Cheung Chi-fai chifai.cheung@scmp.com Deep tunnels used to move excavated materials out of the West Island Line construction site could be kept and converted for other purposes like wine cellars, a veteran geotechnical engineer says. Edwin Chung Kwok-fai, geotechnical division chairman of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers, said shafts and tunnels in Western district had been ...

  2. Fish farmers fear tunnel's fallout

    Posted Sep 01st 2011, 12:00am

    ... of equipment to be used on the tunnel had been widely used on previous projects, including the Lok Ma Chau spur line across the Long Valley wetland, where water levels had been unaffected by the construction. But civil engineer Ho Kwok-keung said tunnel drilling at Ngau Tam Mei had to be done in dry soil, which would pump away water that would otherwise go to the wells. Organic farmer Chau ...

  3. Tunnel makes life easier

    Posted May 18th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Victoria Ip Discovery Bay's accessibility has improved dramatically with the completion of the tunnel to Sunny Bay. Also, 24-hour buses to the airport make Discovery Bay popular with pilots- some 700 pilots from Cathay Pacific and Dragonair call it home. Other developments include the Hong Kong-Shenzhen Western Express Line and the future Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge, which ...

  4. MTR 'out of line' on tunnel

    Posted Jun 14th 2011, 12:00am

    ... of the felled vegetation was on the government's list of old and valuable trees, he noted. Leighton Asia, which was awarded a HK$3.2 billion contract by the MTR Corp for tunnelling and ventilation ...

  5. Protesters urge smart cards for tunnel tolls

    Posted Apr 19th 2010, 12:00am by Austin Chiu

    ... Austin Chiu Drivers in 12 cars staged a slow drive to Tate's Cairn Tunnel yesterday to urge tunnel operators to bring in a toll charging system that uses smart cards to reduce payment ... a letter to the Tate's Cairn Tunnel operators but they did not comment yesterday. Letters were also sent to other tunnel operators and the government was urged to take the lead in implementing ...

  6. Man hiding in tunnel was not at risk: MTRC

    Posted Aug 23rd 2003, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... The MTRC yesterday defended its decision to continue running trains through a tunnel in which a man hid from a search team for four hours on Thursday. The railway operator claimed the safety of the 24-year-old man, who had hidden inside a four-metre deep drainage well, was not at risk at any time. The man was seen inside the Central-bound tunnel of the Tsuen Wan line between ...

  7. Minibus fare rises come week early

    Posted Jan 15th 2008, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam Passengers using two red minibus routes operating via the Western Harbour Tunnel faced fare rises of up to HK$1 yesterday- a week earlier than expected. Lai Ming-hung, chairman ... routes which travel via the tunnel also face fare rises after the tunnel operator's decision to raise the toll for minibuses by HK$5. ...

  8. Gap filler blamed for MTR disruption

    Posted May 05th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Clifford Lo clifford.lo@scmp.com A piece of gap filler that came loose from a tunnel ceiling caused the 11/2-hour disruption on the MTR's West Rail line which affected thousands ... Leung Chuen-choi said. He said the filler was found on top of the Hung Hom-bound train, which broke down in the tunnel after it left Mei Foo station at about 8am on Thursday. About 900 ...

  9. Disabled drivers demand more allowances

    Posted Mar 17th 2008, 12:00am by Agnes Lam

    ... Agnes Lam Disabled drivers are demanding the government give them more transport allowances, including free coupons for private tunnels and a higher monthly quota of tax-free fuel. About ... for using tunnels that are privately owned, such as the Eastern Harbour Tunnel and Western Harbour Tunnel. The fees for these tunnels are so expensive and we can now only use the Cross-Harbour ...

  10. MTR fire highlights need for better contingency plans

    Posted Aug 13th 2008, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... I was on board the MTR train which had to stop in an underground tunnel ('Train fire forces 180 commuters to walk through tunnel to safety', August 8). After leaving Shau Kei Wan station I heard a sudden bang and saw smoke coming from the end of one carriage. We heard more bangs and the train stopped in the tunnel. Only some of the lights inside the train remained switched ...




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