British Rail

Million to benefit from flat HK$2 fare

More than a million people will be able to ride the MTR anywhere for HK$2 from late next month if the government's HK$400 million flat-fare transport scheme for the elderly and handicapped wins funding approval from the Legislative Council.

Saturday, 5 May, 2012, 12:00am

Souvenir umbrella offer

Those who visit the 'Touching Art Louvre's Sculptures in Movement', at the Hong Kong Museum of Art; 'Marvellous Inventions of Leonardo da Vinci', at the Hong Kong Science Museum; and 'Act Live - Hong Kong International Poster Triennial 2010', at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum, can get a specially designed souvenir umbrella by presenting full-price admission tickets from each of the exhibitions

22 Dec 2010 - 12:00am

MTR Corp to apply for fare rises this year

The MTR Corporation would apply to increase fares this year, the company announced yesterday. It said this was because the outcome of a fare adjustment formula was 0.7 per cent - below the 1.5 per cent minimum rate required for a fare rise application. The rate takes into account the year-on-year change in the composite consumer price index, and other factors.

14 May 2009 - 12:00am

Big deal

Emirates has some exciting fares to Europe, in business and economy classes. Travel to Britain (London, Birmingham, Glasgow, Manchester or Newcastle) for HK$4,680 (economy) or HK$24,220 (business). Alternatively, fly to Europe (Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Istanbul, Milan, Moscow, Munich, Nice, Paris, Rome, Venice, Vienna or Zurich) for HK$4,680 (economy) or HK$23,240 (business).

6 May 2009 - 12:00am

Use your brains to end bedlam, rail chiefs told

Hu in rare order to avoid holiday travel chaos

President Hu Jintao has told rail officials to 'use their brains' in the face of a looming travel crunch, and to heed public grievances as hundreds of millions of mainlanders rush to get their hands on train tickets to return home for the Lunar New Year.

16 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Fare concessions urged for overseas HK pupils

An online advocacy group is gaining momentum in its fight for transport fare concessions for local students studying outside Hong Kong.

A forum on, a social networking website, has been joined by more than 1,500 people and 460 have signed an online petition.

6 Aug 2008 - 12:00am

Taxi owners and drivers split on plan for fare discounts

Owners and drivers of urban taxis have failed to agree on proposals to offer discounts on longer journeys.

An industry source said a deal at yesterday's meeting had been close until groups representing taxi owners changed their mind about when discounts should kick in.

17 May 2008 - 12:00am

Cabbies seek flag fall of HK$18-$20

Drivers propose new fare scale to counter discount taxis

Taxi drivers have proposed increasing the flag fall and the fare for short journeys while reducing the fare for longer journeys in an effort to combat competition from fare discounters.

11 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

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Ms Mak and friends decided to have some fun at the Halloween Bash at Ocean Park. But when buying the tickets, they found the park's arrangement was tricky for those with ticket discounts won on scratch cards.

29 Oct 2007 - 12:00am

Bus fare discounts fall far short of targets

Long-awaited Transport Department policy gets off to a disappointing start

The much-heralded bus fare adjustment mechanism is under fire for failing to deliver on promised fare discounts.

In March, the first full month of operation, fewer than 5 per cent of passenger journeys enjoyed a discount, well below the government's estimate of 25 per cent.

1 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Fare discounts reward loyalty: expert

The fare reduction offered by bus companies to medium- and long-haul passengers is a customer loyalty scheme rather than a genuine discount, according to a veteran transport expert.

1 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

Ticket prices rising despite troubles

A survey of airline fares in Asia has found that overall passenger fares have increased since the September 11 terrorist attacks in the United States.

American Express Consulting, an arm of the United States-based consumer finance and travel group, said in the latest update of its quarterly airfare index that fares have continued to rise despite the industry's troubles.

22 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

10 things to watch out for when... Buying a discounted air ticket

Smaller agents: Get bargain tickets from smaller agents as they are more willing to cut prices to gain more business than the bigger ones. Also, watch for promotional prices with large travel agents.

29 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Concessionary bus fare applies to most routes

I refer to the letter from Nalini Daswani headlined 'Student-discount rule is just nonsensical' (Sunday Morning Post, June 17), concerning bus fares paid by students in Hong Kong.

22 Jul 2001 - 12:00am

Student-discount rule is just nonsensical

It is encouraging to see our elderly citizens making full use of their privileges (through concessionary fares and entry charges) on public transport and in indoor-games halls.

However, it is a pity that our students are not granted similar concessions.

16 Jun 2001 - 12:00am