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Stylish sanctuary but handy for city bustle

High Point Village is situated in a quiet area of West London, offering a stylish sanctuary in which to relax in a restful environment of landscaped gardens and waterside walks along the historic Grand Union Canal.

Friday, 8 July, 2011, 12:00am

All change for future

At 27 hectares, King's Cross is the largest mixed-use scheme in central London. More than GBP215 million (HK$2.7 billion) has been spent on the site since enabling works began in 2007.

Over the next 10 to 12 years, 50 buildings, totalling eight million sqft, and 10 new public spaces will be created.

23 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

A good deal for Li Ka-shing but an ugly warning for HK

When the Channel Tunnel first opened back in 1994, the undersea link between the European continent and Britain was rightly hailed as an engineering marvel.

But for Brits, catching the Eurostar high-speed train from Paris to London was a deeply chastening experience.

19 Aug 2010 - 12:00am

Lai See

Honourable rejection of award may be in order

Hong Kong's handover anniversary has come and gone with little fanfare. The government took the opportunity to honour current and former officials, politicians and tycoons for their contributions to the city.

3 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

On track for a new golden age of rail


I took the train to Europe the other day.' 'Eurostar?'

'Well, I can sing a bit, but I'm no Dean Martin.' OK, it's a bad joke, but it would raise a smile for staff at Eurostar; recognition, perhaps, that despite all their woes - the company has not made a profit in its 13-year history - it remains the sole passenger train operator under the English Channel.

7 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

25 Years Ago

LONDON (March 9): FEARS that Britain's Labour Government may have second thoughts about the Anglo-French channel tunnel project yesterday caused a sharp fall in the shares of the British companies involved.

7 Mar 1999 - 12:00am

HSBC pulls out of big infrastructure deal

HSBC Holdings is pulling out of a big consortium that is hoping to wrest control of a landmark GBP2 billion (about HK$25.26 billion) infrastructure project that had been originally awarded to a competitor, the company says.

13 Feb 1998 - 12:00am


AIR New Zealand is to re-introduce its 'Take-a-Mate' promotion where two people can fly Hong Kong to Auckland return for only $10,998. Passengers must leave Kai Tak between October 1 and November 30.

The promotion was launched last year for one month only, but has been extended to two months because of its popularity.

26 Sep 1995 - 12:00am

Warburg group leads Chunnel bid

A CONSORTIUM led by SBC Warburg has been short-listed as a bidder for the GBP3 billion (about HK$35.82 billion) Channel Tunnel Rail Link beside competitor Eurorail.

The consortium, London & Continental Railways (LCR), is formed by eight corporations, including the Virgin Group.

21 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Channel train runs off the rails

WHEN the entire British Rail system ground to halt through a drivers' strike twice in the past fortnight virtually the only trains left running were the sleek grey monsters of Eurostar on their way through the Channel Tunnel to Paris and Brussels.

22 Jul 1995 - 12:00am

On track with the Eurostar

THE sound is nothing more than a quiet hum and there is a feeling of an aircraft straining to take off from the restraint of steel rails as the new London to Paris express, via the Channel Tunnel, streaks across the plains of Northern France at a breathtaking 290 km/h.

22 Oct 1994 - 12:00am

Static start for Chunnel express

IT was a public relations man's ultimate nightmare, but the first train to carry the media through the Channel Tunnel from London to Paris broke down before it pulled out of the station yesterday.

21 Oct 1994 - 12:00am