Kowloon–canton Railway Corporation

Developer pushes on with sales launch

Undeterred by a corruption probe into its two joint chairmen, Sun Hung Kai Properties still plans to push ahead with the release of an aggressively priced major residential housing project in Tuen Mun to gauge market demand.

Friday, 6 April, 2012, 12:00am

Safety off the rails

Three months overdue, the commission investigating the Wenzhou high-speed train crash finally released its findings. Although delayed, the report has delivered a measure of justice - yet it still leaves key questions unanswered.

16 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

Balanced development can mitigate wall effect

Environmental campaigners hailed a proposal to scale back major developments along West Rail to reduce the so-called wall effect of buildings blocking air flow and sunlight. Later the chief executive announced a review of the density of residential projects above Nam Cheong and Yuen Long stations. Now it emerges the cheers may have been premature.

2 Jun 2008 - 12:00am


What is the best way to support our elite athletes?

Our elite athletes at university do face a dilemma ('Universities vow to ease athletes' woes', April 22). It saddens me when I learn of outstanding athletes being forced to relinquish their dream.

26 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Political Animal

Michael Tien ... the new 'King of Kowloon'?

13 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Some gain, some lose in MTR ticket glitches

More than 300 passengers saved a total of HK$2,300 in fares on MTR trains this month as a result of a glitch in the company's fare calculation software.

But the same problem at Nam Cheong station meant that 162 passengers were overcharged between 60 cents and HK$5.80 each - a total of more than HK$400.

20 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

KCRC officials cast legal eye on book

Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation chiefs are scrutinising a book by former chief executive Samuel Lai Man-hay - who quit after a management feud last year - to see if any of it is legally actionable.

'Following the release of the book, we are now looking up the content and we will issue a statement if necessary,' KCRC legal adviser Michael Arnold said yesterday.

11 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Book tells of management feud at KCRC

Some people saw it as a dramatic corporate coup, others said it led to the fall of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, which ceased its century-long operations just days ago.

Now, one year after the KCRC management feud, one of the main protagonists will unveil details of the tussle that resulted in his resignation.

8 Dec 2007 - 12:00am


What benefits do you expect from the MTR-KCR merger?

The merger of the MTR and KCR operations has finally been completed.

For a small city such as Hong Kong, it had been argued that it would be difficult to maintain two rail operations. In order to make the railway system more effective, a merger was felt to be the only option.

5 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

The tracks of time

Today will see the last train journey of the century-old Kowloon-Canton Railway, which merges with the MTR tomorrow. These photographs tracing the history of the railway are from the British Library, the University of Hong Kong and the book A Century of Commitment - The KCRC Story, published by the KCRC.


1 Dec 2007 - 12:00am


How can Tin Shui Wai be revitalised?

I read about a man in Tin Shui Wai who uses a bicycle to do delivery work.

He earns HK$150 a day, but the lack of cycling paths in the area means he can commit an offence for cycling in the wrong place and get fined. The fine is HK$300, which is two days' wages.

6 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

Surge in trucks on Western Corridor

Easing of rules boosts cross-border traffic

Efforts to boost traffic on the underused Western Corridor by mainland authorities appear to be paying off as the number of cross-border trucks surged more than 80 times last month compared with July.

1 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

Report urges better air flow in Hung Hom

The density of residential developments along the Hung Hom waterfront should be reduced to improve air flow, a study by a government consultancy says.

31 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

KCRC accused of withholding bogus receipt

The KCRC was yesterday accused of withholding information involving an allegedly bogus lily farmer who was said to have affected the compensation received by about 30 Yuen Long farmers for the West Rail project.

Farmer Chan Chuen made the accusation in an application to the Administrative Appeals Board.

29 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Only two KCRC directors get seats on board in merger

Only two of the KCRC's five directors will serve on the board of the company to be formed by the merger of its rail operations with those of the MTR Corporation - and in positions lower than they currently hold.

MTR Corp chairman Raymond Chien Kuo-fung and chief executive Chow Chung-kong will occupy the same positions on the new company's board.

9 Aug 2007 - 12:00am