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New committee set up to look into lift safety

Paul Chan Mo-po, on his official blog yesterday, wrote that the lift and escalator safety advisory committee would be represented by the lift trade and "outside-sector parties" such as property management firms, property owners and consumers.

Monday, 18 March, 2013, 4:44am

City Digest

MTR escalator accidents up nearly 22 per cent

The MTR Corporation - which saw a 21.5 per cent increase in escalator accidents to 474 incidents in the first half of the year compared to the same period last year - launched a four-week safety campaign yesterday. Red-shirted safety 'ambassadors' at 50 stations will remind commuters to take care.

17 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Ferry annoying

'I refuse to be told what to do by a penguin!' a friend posted angrily on Facebook last year. It was when the MTR thought people would obey a command to 'please hold the handrail' if it was issued by a cartoon penguin.

6 May 2012 - 12:00am

On the market

Happy Mansion

2 May 2012 - 12:00am

Escalating tensions

The Mid-Levels escalator, the world's longest covered outdoor escalator system, is a modern marvel. Well, it is when it's working, which appears to be hardly ever.

5 Feb 2012 - 12:00am

Escalator firm to blame for tragedy in subway

A four-month investigation launched after an escalator in a Beijing subway station suddenly went into reverse, resulting in one death and 30 injuries, has found the manufacturer, Otis, responsible for the tragedy.

The investigation by the Beijing Bureau of Quality and Technical Supervision concluded the escalator's design was seriously flawed.

26 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

42 trapped in lift for more than an hour on 63rd floor

Forty-two people were trapped for over an hour inside a packed lift more than halfway up the world's tallest television tower on Wednesday.

Some said they fell ill, and were scared and physically exhausted from having to stand in the cramped space for so long, media reports said.

7 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Lift workers may quit despite pay deal

A group of workers who repair the lifts and escalators that help keep Hong Kong on the move say they may have to quit their jobs, despite securing pay rises after a four-day strike.

30 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Schindler shoots for new recruits

In a city known for its towering skyscrapers and fast pace of life, lifts or elevators are an essential part of life. Ever wondered how many lifts there are in Hong Kong? The 'vertical' city has more than 57,500 lifts installed. The always increasing number calls for an ever-growing requirement for quality lift and escalator mechanics and engineers.

17 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Charm offensive

Gliding up a packed escalator in the Central MTR station recently, I became captivated by some video advertisements that ran along the wall.

11 Sep 2011 - 12:00am