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DB residents on warpath over ferry fare rise

Discovery Bay residents yesterday protested against a 9.5 per cent ferry fare increase approved by the Transport Department against their objections.

Sunday, 12 May, 2013, 7:55am 1 comment

MTR to extend popular second-trip fare concession beyond June

MTR Corporation's commercial director Jeny Yeung said passengers would continue to get a 10 per cent discount when they took a second trip on the same day, after the first phase of the scheme ends next month.

10 May 2013 - 4:46am

Discovery Bay ferry fares to rise 9.5pc from May 12

Under the new fares, adult Octopus card users travelling between Central and Discovery Bay would be charged HK$37 for each day ride, up from the current HK$33.80. Children, pupils under 18 who live there, and the elderly would pay HK$18.5 per ride, up from HK$16.90. At night, adults would pay HK$52.70, up from HK$48. Children, students and the elderly would pay HK$33.80, up from HK$31.

2 May 2013 - 5:09am 1 comment

MTR must escape illogical fare policy

What the chart tells you is that fare levels on the Mass Transit Railway are almost exactly where they were 10 years ago, while the overall consumer price index is up 25 per cent over that period.

31 Mar 2013 - 2:08am 12 comments

Proposed MTR fare hike may be halved, says Michael Tien

The government aims to cut the MTR's proposed 3.2 per cent fare increase by half, according to a lawmaker briefed on the negotiations between the two sides on new tariffs.

27 Mar 2013 - 5:12am 2 comments

Crazy thinking will damage MTR further down the line

The idea that fare increases should be denied if services are not up to a standard deemed satisfactory by some nebulous panel is alien to any rational concept of how a public service corporation works.

17 Mar 2013 - 2:21am 6 comments

KMB fare rise shows need to nationalise bus firms

Hong Kong has always been known for its speed and efficiency, but not this government. So it was surprising to see that the Executive Council, led by Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying, had moved at lightning speed to approve a fare-increase application from Kowloon Motor Bus within three months.

22 Feb 2013 - 4:04am 4 comments

Tough year ahead for needy as prices go up

As everything including food, transport and tunnel fares get more expensive, social workers say low-income families are feeling the pinch as they face tough times in the new year.

1 Jan 2013 - 4:53am

MTR fare formula must be reviewed

Public transport in Hong Kong is known for its efficiency and low fares. But that does not stop people complaining whenever an increase is in the pipeline. That is why a more transparent adjustment mechanism was introduced in 2007. Passengers were promised that a formula taking into account changes in inflation and transport workers' wages would enable increases as well as cuts.

29 Mar 2012 - 12:00am

City Digest

Lawmakers urge lump sum to cover fare losses

The government should grant a lump sum subsidy to public transport firms to implement its proposed HK$2 flat-rate fare for the elderly and disabled rather than reimbursing them for revenue forgone because of the low fare, some legislators say.

22 Oct 2011 - 12:00am