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  1. News - Hong Kong - EDUCATION

    Lo Wu closed-border quota upsets parents of children studying in city

    Posted Sep 04th 2012, 12:00am by Kristie Wong

    ... Kristie Wong kristie.wong@scmp.com Mainlanders whose children study in Hong Kong left scrambling for school bus permits as Lo Wu keeps limit on passes Border quota upsets parents Some ... campaigning for an increase in the quota of closed-area permits available at the most popular crossing point, Lo Wu, were caught out when no change was made, and had to make last-minute applications ...

  2. Blaze closes Lo Wu crossing

    Posted Apr 17th 2012, 12:00am

    ... Joyce Ng and Denise Tsang joyce.ng@scmp.com Fire broke out at the Lo Wu border crossing last night, closing the immigration post and leaving hundreds of agitated travellers waiting ... gate. People flocked to Lo Wu railway station to take trains to the other checkpoints or back to Hong Kong as the smell of burning filled the 200-metre corridor from the checkpoint ...

  3. Border guards turn away activist priest at Lo Wu

    Posted Jul 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... Danny Mok danny.mok@scmp.com Outspoken activist priest Father Franco Mella was denied entry to the mainland last week in what he believed was a show of Beijing's displeasure in the row over China's ordination of bishops. Mella said he was stopped while trying to enter the mainland through Lo Wu checkpoint on July 19. He was on his way to Henan province with a visa ...

  4. Police investigate mainland officers' behaviour at Lo Wu rally

    Posted Jan 02nd 2010, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... and journalists into the mainland during a protest at the Lo Wu border last weekend. The Legislative Council security panel will hold a special meeting this Friday to discuss the apparent harsh treatment of activists and reporters. Mainland police detained four protesters and two journalists from Hong Kong for three hours after a protest at the Lo Wu immigration control point in support of jailed ...

  5. New service cuts time at Lo Wu border crossing to eight seconds

    Posted Mar 17th 2009, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... at Lo Wu from 12 seconds to eight. Ten express e-channels have come into service at Lo Wu, the city's busiest control point, since March 2 as part of a HK$7 million pilot scheme. ... the mainland via Lo Wu at least once a month. To enjoy the faster passage through the checkpoint, smart identity card holders aged 18 or over provide their personal data including fingerprints, which ...

  6. HK fans sing praises of Lo Wu's opera studios

    Posted Jan 07th 2008, 12:00am by Fox Yi Hu

    ... and a lack of space. More than 70 opera studios have come into their own, operating in buildings close to the Lo Wu checkpoint where many foot massage parlours and beauty salons are frequented ... hours to visit the Lo Wu studios, where she practises singing with other fans from Hong Kong. 'I like it here because the musicians are full-time staff who appear to be professional ...

  7. Parents outraged after school bus leaves girl, 4, at Lo Wu checkpoint

    Posted Sep 12th 2007, 12:00am by Audrey Parwani

    ... was left behind at Lo Wu on Monday. The school principal said it had no contract with the bus company but believed the increase in the number of students this year, boosted by the kindergarten ... by immigration officers who heard her cries and saw her alone at the Lo Wu checkpoint arrivals hall. The Sheung Shui Rhenish Church Kindergarten student was supposed to get off the bus, follow a woman ...

  8. Lo Wu service disrupted

    Posted Jul 25th 2007, 12:00am by Clifford Lo

    ... Clifford Lo Lo Wu-bound East Rail services were disrupted for about 30 minutes after a train broke down at Fo Tan station yesterday. The train was unable to move off after it stopped at the station at 3pm. Passengers had to change to another train. An East Rail spokeswoman said another platform was used, but trains ran at intervals of 10 minutes rather than five to six minutes. ...

  9. Lok Ma Chau rail link to charge same as Lo Wu

    Posted May 19th 2007, 12:00am by Anita Lam

    ... Anita Lam KCRC reveals fares for HK$10b line Fares on the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line will be the same as on the East Rail Line to Lo Wu when the second cross-border rail link opens in July. ... should be the same as those to Lo Wu. The projected passenger numbers for the spur line are less than half those for Lo Wu, which carries 241,000 passengers a day. About 18 per cent of Lo Wu ...

  10. More automated border clearance systems to be introduced at Lo Wu

    Posted Jan 10th 2005, 12:00am by Staff Reporter

    ... ROBIN KWONG Updated at 2.00pm: The Immigration Department would add six more?e-channels?? automated immigration clearance systems? to the Lo Wu Border Crossing before the Chinese New Year, ... cards into a reader and placing their thumbs on a scanner. Currently, three?e-channels? are operating at the Lo Wu Border Crossing. Some 72,000 people have used the systems since the trial-run ...




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