Commuters on short trips want bigger cut

The MTR Corp's announcement yesterday of fare reductions, the result of the merging of MTR and KCR services, received a mixed response from commuters, with those who travel short distances saying they felt short-changed.

Friday, 23 November, 2007, 12:00am

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Women-only carriages are a good idea

Sexual harassment in train compartments may not be very common, but the trauma of the occurrence means it should be taken seriously.

The introduction of women-only rail carriages in other parts of the world is welcome news to single women.

13 Dec 2006 - 12:00am

Mules can be hired for just $100 a journey

The pilots who fly 'Mukha Airlines' are recruited from a band of petty smugglers who hang around Lowu waiting to be hired for as little as $100 a time.

Mostly middle-aged and elderly people, they lounge around and sleep in Lowu and its KCR train station at all hours until they are approached by a contact.

5 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

MTR toilets plea

Whenever we go to school, to our offices, or if we are shopping, most of us have to use public transport.

The MTR is the fastest and most convenient form of public transport in Hong Kong.

Passengers do not have to worry about traffic congestion and the trains almost always arrive at the stations on time.

17 Jan 2002 - 12:00am

Commuter falls on tracks

A commuter escaped serious injuries when she accidentally fell into the path of a train at Kowloon Tong KCR station. The 23-year-old woman felt dizzy and collapsed on to the track at about 8.45am. She was rescued by staff before the arrival of a Hunghom-bound train.

18 Sep 2001 - 12:00am

Courier hit by train

A 43-year-old courier was hit by a train at Mongkok KCR station after he jumped on to the tracks to retrieve something he dropped on the line. He sustained injuries to his head, leg and chest and was taken to Kwong Wah Hospital. Last night he was reported to be in a serious condition.

26 Apr 2001 - 12:00am

KCR delay

Hundreds of passengers were taken off a train at Tai Wo KCR station after smoke poured from one of the brakes of a Hunghom-bound train at 7.30am. The train was taken away for a check and passengers were back on their way minutes later.

10 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Victim fights back

A 79-year-old man was pushed down an escalator as he fought off a robber who tried to snatch his money bag in Hunghom KCR station yesterday morning. The man was attacked as he was taking an escalator down to a platform, but refused to let go of his money bag. The robber fled empty-handed on a train before police arrived. The victim was treated at Queen Elizabeth Hospital and discharged.

17 Oct 2000 - 12:00am

Man found hanged

A man in his 40s hanged himself in the cargo loading area of Hunghom KCR station. A cleaner found him tied to a rope outside a disused building in the compound.

14 Sep 2000 - 12:00am

Chilly trains

Can somebody explain the logic of the KCR Corporation closing down escalators in stations - presumably to save energy - but at the same time running its trains with fiercely cold air-conditioning blasting down on to shivering passengers? In the warmer weather I wish to wear light summer dresses, not to be forced to clothe myself for the Arctic.

21 Apr 1999 - 12:00am

Line deaths

Two suspected illegal immigrants were killed when they attempted to cross the KCR line but were hit by a train pulling into the station at Tai Wo.

19 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Rail track tragedy

A man was killed after being pinned under a KCR train as it approached University Station last night. Firemen extricated the man but he was dead on arrival at Prince of Wales Hospital.

8 Oct 1998 - 12:00am

Wharf cool on rent cut pleas

Canton Road retailers say they have been frustrated in their bid for a 40 per cent cut in rents which they proposed at a meeting with landlord Wharf Holdings yesterday.

A spokesman for some of the more than 300 tenants looking for a rent cut said he was not optimistic the developer would cut rents by even 5 per cent.

11 Feb 1998 - 12:00am

Rail tickets back

The MTR and KCR will sell common stored value tickets from today after running out of Octopus smart cards.

5 Feb 1998 - 12:00am


I am a regular passenger on both the KCR and the MTR and I often used to buy the common stored value ticket from ticket counters.

Because I often had to wait in long queues, I was pleased to learn about the introduction of the Octopus card, especially the unique feature that enabled me to travel by adding to the value of the same ticket.

8 Nov 1997 - 12:00am