Kam Sheung Road Station

HK$2.7m housing fraud alleged

A medical and health officer at Tuen Mun Hospital appeared in Tuen Mun Court yesterday accused of cheating the government out of HK$2.7 million in private tenancy allowances. Yuen Kai-tak, 47, faced five charges of using a document with intent to deceive.

Wednesday, 1 September, 2010, 12:00am

Officials and supporters skirting concerns over express rail link

Regarding the express rail link, the administration and groups with vested interests are falling over themselves in a joint disinformation campaign, including a number of expensive, unsigned, sponsored features in the press.

14 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Tsuen Wan West rail terminus would serve all of Hong Kong

The proposed location of the high-speed train terminus at West Kowloon is not an optimal choice for Hong Kong. Although apparently central, it is not really the most accessible location.

On the other hand, the Professional Commons' proposal for making Kam Sheung Road the terminus is also not optimal ('Is express link on the wrong track?', November 1).

16 Nov 2009 - 12:00am

Exco poised to discuss Guangzhou rail route

The Executive Council is expected to discuss plans for an express rail line to Guangzhou in late September after an environmental impact assessment backed the plans.

Government sources said the report - to be released next week for public scrutiny - had found that the rail line would have little impact on conservation land and underground water resources along the route.

13 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

In Brief

Trucks torched in arson attack

Police are investigating an arson case in which three trucks at a parking lot in Fuk Wang Street, Yuen Long, were set on fire at around 5am yesterday. Firefighters found the circumstances of the case were suspicious.

Drink-drivers arrested

2 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Villagers take protest over rail link to the roads

New Territories villagers who fear their homes will be destroyed to make way for a section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong rail link staged a slow-drive protest yesterday.

Thirteen cars and 250 villagers from Tsoi Yuen Tsuen, a farming community of 500 in Shek Kong, made their way slowly from the village, along Kam Tin Road to Kam Sheung Road MTR station.

22 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Trader in used goods expects hard times to boost business

An entrepreneur in Yuen Long hopes to cash in on the financial meltdown, which may force people to trade in antiques or household goods to make ends meet.

Zita Lou Yuk-fung operates a mini-warehouse in Kam Tin, where she sells new or used items for people at discounted prices. She charges clients a fee for her service.

10 Nov 2008 - 12:00am

Boy dies saving brother

An eight-year-old boy lost his life yesterday trying to save his nine-year-old brother, who had fallen into a large pool of rainwater while they were playing near a Drainage Department construction site in Yuen Long.

29 Sep 2008 - 12:00am

Goodwill offer keeps west rail busy

West Rail trains were unusually crowded yesterday as 100,000 passengers passed turnstiles in the morning to enjoy the four hours of free rides offered by the KCRC as a gesture of goodwill after last week's train fire.

Passenger turnover between 9am and 1pm reached 100,000, about 21/2 times the usual patronage during that period on a weekday.

22 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

West Rail woes

May 21, 2004: Faulty signal cable causes delays of up to 20 minutes for 10,000 rush hour passengers. Problem lasts four hours, and is 12th incident since West Rail's launch in December 2003

May 22: Same faulty cable slows services for nearly five hours

15 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

Inviting democrats to attend PLA parade 'a positive move'

An invitation to democrats by the central authorities to attend tomorrow's People's Liberation Army 77th anniversary parade was a positive move, a senior Hong Kong government official said yesterday.

Secretary for Constitutional Affairs Stephen Lam Sui-lung said: 'I think it is positive that the organisers of the parade have invited all legislators to attend.'

31 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

West Rail to offer 60pc fare cut in summer deal

But the campaign fails to completely dispel passenger doubts

Fares on underused West Rail will be cut by up to 60 per cent this summer to help boost passenger numbers, but the offer has drawn a lukewarm public response.

15 Jul 2004 - 12:00am

City Briefs

Epileptic driver loses control, hits lamppost

1 May 2004 - 12:00am

Nine injured

Four men and five women were hurt when their minibus toppled over after a collision with a truck in Fan Kam Road, Sheung Shui.

13 Nov 1999 - 12:00am

Hundreds of jobs in offing as West Rail development contracts awarded

Hundreds more jobs should be created by the West Rail development, a KCRC official said yesterday.

Announcing major contracts related to a viaduct in Yuen Long and Tuen Mun and a tunnel in Mei Foo, director of West Rail Ian Thoms said although the construction coincided with the MTRC's Tseung Kwan O Line there should be enough labour.

21 Jul 1999 - 12:00am