East Rail Line

East Rail Line users stung by new luggage limits

A woman carries milk powder to the MTR. Photo: Nora Tam

Luggage limits on the East Rail Line, designed to deter parallel-goods traders, caused problems for regular travellers yesterday.

Tuesday, 5 February, 2013, 5:18am 3 comments

MTR will add 530 train trips per week on three lines to speed up system

The MTR Corporation will add 530 train trips each week to the Tung Chung, Kwun Tong and Tsuen Wan lines.

The MTR Corporation said yesterday it would add another 530 train trips each week to the Tung Chung, Kwun Tong and Tsuen Wan lines by the end of the month, in the third phase of its HK$1 billion service enhancement project.

16 Nov 2012 - 6:00am 2 comments

MTR to consider food and water rations

The MTR Corporation will look into storing food and water rations at its stations following complaints about its poor arrangement when Typhoon Vicente struck last week.

The railway operator and the Transport Department yesterday discussed the incident.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

Stranded passengers blast MTR

As Typhoon Vicente brought the city's public transport to a standstill, many residents were forced to sleep in train stations overnight, while others had to brave the fierce winds and rain just to reach home.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

MTR's highest fare still far stop from financial burden

The latest [MTR fare] increase will place a serious financial burden on many passengers, especially people from low income groups. They find their wages have not gone up but everything is now more expensive ... Transport subsidies are available but there are tight restrictions.

Letter to the editor, May 11

13 May 2012 - 12:00am


Unacceptable delays at MTR station

Ever since the MTR shifted the East Rail Line terminus from Tsim Sha Tsui East to Hung Hom, service on Sundays has slowed down.

30 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Case of top drop goes missing from office

Twelve bottles of vintage French wine worth HK$11,000 each are suspected to have been stolen from a Sheung Shui office rented by a mainland trader to store parallel-import products.

The case of Chateau Lafite Rothschild red wine was said to be in a first-floor office at Cambridge Plaza in San Wan Road when the trader, 40, left on Thursday afternoon, police said.

25 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Warning as MTR logs 86 delays

Transport officials have warned the disruption-prone MTR Corporation that it could face punishment if there is another serious service breakdown.

5 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

MTR to study parallel subway for Island Line

Hong Kong's next big railway project could be the proposed North Island Line - a controversial HK$10 billion backup subway parallel to a busy section of the MTR's Island Line.

Or it might be a new route that makes a loop of the East Rail and West Rail lines in the New Territories, by connecting the latter's Kam Sheung Road Station with the former's Lok Ma Chau.

3 May 2011 - 12:00am

Tsim Sha Tsui MTR station installs iPads

7 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

MTR rush-hour fault hits thousands

Thousands of morning rush-hour East Rail commuters were delayed yesterday when an electrical fault halted a packed train as it was pulling into Fotan station.

The breakdown and evacuation of the train at 8am caused disruption to Hunghom-bound services for about 35 minutes affecting about 5,000 commuters.

18 Feb 2011 - 12:00am

More cameras urged to foil MTR gropers

A woman's group is calling for more surveillance cameras on MTR trains to protect female commuters from being groped.

Hong Kong Women Development Association said MTR carriages were becoming 'hotbeds of crime' during rush hours.

31 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Homeowners ground down by real estate rush

There goes the neighbourhood. The government's new policy on compulsory sales in old buildings has set off a property gold rush in Hong Kong's older districts.

The resulting upheaval has put homeowners on guard and raised fears about the destruction of long-established communities.

10 Oct 2010 - 12:00am

Signage enhanced at East Rail stations

8 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

MTR Corp has gone over the top with stream of announcements

Five days a week I commute from Tung Chung to Causeway Bay on the MTR.

I am concerned about the constant verbal announcements in the carriages.

At each station there is one announcement which is repeated.

One-way, that means 12 announcements in three languages - Cantonese, Putonghua and English.

28 Feb 2010 - 12:00am