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  1. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Fury after dog killed on MTR tracks because rail bosses refused to halt services

    Posted Aug 21st 2014, 01:57pm by Bryan Harris and Gloria Chan

    ... 'Little Yue-yue' incident happen in Hong Kong," said Cheng Chung-tai of Civic Passion, referring to a widely publicised incident in Guangdong in 2011 when Wang Yue, the two-year ... on the railway lines in recent years. "The MTR has a good mechanism to keep animals off the rails," he said, in contrast to its apparent lack of a plan for when animals did get on the tracks. ...

  2. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Cost of high speed rail link swells to HK$80b in light of two-year delay

    Posted Aug 06th 2014, 04:50am by Phila Siu

    ... Phila Siu phila.siu@scmp.com MTR is adding HK$13 billion to price tag following announcement of two-year delay, says lawmaker, and he claims estimate is optimistic High-speed rail link ... Kowloon to Guangzhou by two years, to 2017. "A lot of people know about the latest estimate," said Tien. "But [the government and MTR] are still in talks over who should pay for it, ...

  3. News - China Insider - TRANSPORT

    Passengers run for their lives... all because foreigner ‘fainted’ on Shanghai train

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 02:24pm by Erin Hale

    ... identified himself as “Obviously bada”. “Too much has happened in recent years – there were arson [attacks] on buses and knife attacks at railway stations, which has made people really on edge ...

  4. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Shops at Hung Hom Station closing ahead of transfer point construction

    Posted Aug 20th 2014, 04:14am by BRIAN YAP

    ... The HK$5 billion modification project on the southern and northern parts of the station as well as the section in between will be carried out in three stages, each expected to take about a year ...

  5. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    No delay on disclosing delays: new MTR boss

    Posted Aug 19th 2014, 04:18am by Phila Siu

    ... Lincoln Leong also announced MTR would add 600 more trains a week to timetables this month- on top of 300 extra services already added this year. All five of the MTR's projects are facing ... railway would be delayed for two years until 2017, amid accusations it had held back on the news. A broken tunnel-boring machine and difficult ground conditions at the West Kowloon terminus were ...

  6. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Crack on windshield forces Hong Kong Airlines flight to return from Manila airspace

    Posted Aug 15th 2014, 07:09pm by Clifford Lo

    ... in a series of incidents since its 2006 launch. On August 8 last year, the pilot of a Bangkok-bound plane mistook the runway clearance of another jet as his own. The plane crossed the red stop line ... seven "deviations from regulations" in August and September last year. A crack in the cockpit windshield similarly forced a Singapore-bound Cathay Pacific flight carrying more than 300 ...

  7. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Budget for high-speed railway rises to HK$71 billion after delays, MTRC says

    Posted Aug 11th 2014, 07:35pm by NG KANG-CHUNG

    ... after a two-year delay to the project, according to the latest estimate by the MTR Corporation. And the rail giant says it cannot rule out further increases. The estimate comes after the MTR Corp disclosed in April that the link, originally due to open next year, had been delayed to 2017 partly due to difficult site conditions. "The latest estimate of the [rail project] ...

  8. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR Corp should pay part of railway delay cost, experts say

    Posted Aug 13th 2014, 04:34am by Ada Lee

    ... was responsible for some parts of the two-year delay in the project, veteran transport analyst Dr Hung Wing-tat and engineer Dr Greg Wong Chak-yan both said yesterday. The MTR Corp could claim against its ...

  9. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    Express railway bound to bust budget, independent MTR director says

    Posted Aug 10th 2014, 05:44am by Ada Lee

    ... MTR sources as saying the cost would jump to HK$80 billion from the approved HK$67 billion. The MTR has announced completion of the cross-border line will be delayed by two years till 2017 ...

  10. News - Hong Kong - TRANSPORT

    MTR steps up escalator safety campaign

    Posted Aug 07th 2014, 04:25am by Jessie Lau

    ... accidents can and do happen when passengers fail to pay attention or follow simple safety procedures. The MTR Corporation recorded 435 escalator accidents in the first half of this year ... would do its best to minimise problems caused by the installation of a new signalling system. The corporation last week warned of delays when it begins installing the system next year.   ...




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