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Question marks over new welfare costs

The government will set no upper limit in funding a HK$2 fare scheme for the elderly but it has yet to tell taxpayers how much the new welfare policies announced on Thursday will cost them.

Saturday, 15 October, 2011, 12:00am

Keen interest in rare harbourside site

The government's latest tender of a commercial-residential site in North Point drew a total of six bids, demonstrating market confidence despite a poor auction result last week.

20 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

SIMPLY irresistable

Situated at the heart of Hong Kong, prime properties in Kowloon Tong offer an exclusivity few can rival.

Data from Midland Realty shows that the average price of firsthand properties in Kowloon reached an historic peak in the first half of this year, at HK$10.8 million per unit.

5 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Building materials given a bad rap in rail project inflation

The estimated cost of the fourth cross-harbour railway, connecting the northeastern New Territories and East Kowloon to Hong Kong Island, is up 60 per cent from a 2007 estimate ... Officials have attributed the increased cost to a surge in the price of construction materials.

SCMP, January 8

11 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

In Brief

Scam suspect seized in Mong Kok

Police arrested a 24-year-old man from Taiwan yesterday for cheating at least three Chinese nationals living in Japan out of more than HK$120,000. He was stopped in Mong Kok when he went to get the money. Officers later seized HK$25,000 in a guest house.

Man held after arson attempt

19 Nov 2010 - 12:00am

A bumpy ride - Lau Nai-keung

I must confess my bias towards the express railway link from the outset, as I have been championing the project since 2004 when the official view was that utilising the West Rail would be the best option. I was the first to suggest using Kam Sheung Station as the terminus, in line with my proposal to develop the northwestern part of the New Territories as a new city centre.

8 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

Planners have history of ignoring campaigners over pier

The Tsim Sha Tsui ferry pier has been the scene of a preservation battle before.

In the late 1970s, the Heritage Society petitioned Queen Elizabeth to save the old Kowloon Canton Railway building. The petitioners believed it held a place in people's lives and was part of their history and culture.

12 Jul 2009 - 12:00am

Bus fare cut in the wind with new formula results

Bus passengers may get a fare cut in the next few months after the latest calculations under a fare-adjustment formula indicated that the price of an average trip should be reduced by 15 HK cents

But the Transport and Housing Bureau said there would not be a final answer for about six months and there might not be a fare cut at all.

27 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

MTR may cut fines for swearing, other offences on trains

Fines for using foul and offensive language on MTR trains will be reduced if proposed changes to the railway's bylaws are approved.

13 Jan 2009 - 12:00am

Direct trains to Guangzhou put cross-border links back on track

Choi Wai-hang was one of the frequent travellers on the Guangzhou-Kowloon through trains in the early days of its resumption of service in 1979.

28 Nov 2008 - 12:00am


Should banks have more teller services?

I believe banks should provide more teller services, because customers want to be able to deal with real people.

1 Jul 2008 - 12:00am

Lawmakers accuse MTR of unfair pricing

Lawmakers have accused the government of allowing the recently merged railway service to operate an unfair price mechanism.

The Legislative Council passed a motion yesterday pressing the government to discuss with the enlarged MTR Corporation the introduction of monthly tickets and student fare concessions on all MTR lines.

6 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

Higher tolls at Western Harbour Tunnel prompt fare rises on four minibus routes

The fares for four minibus routes that go through the Western Harbour Tunnel will increase by 70 cents to HK$1 from January 23, a response to the partial removal of toll concessions yesterday, which saw some drivers paying up to 15 per cent more to use the tunnel.

7 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

MTR track 'safe' despite crack

A hairline fracture found during an inspection of rail tracks at Tai Wai on the MTR's East Rail line caused marginal delays to passengers, but had no safety implications, the rail operator said.

29 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Tim Hamlett's Hong Kong

A veteran journalist and Baptist University academic, Tim looks at the issues facing the city. E-mail him at hamlett@hkbu.edu.hk

Someone seems to be very anxious to make sure that humble commuters notice the recent change in our railway arrangements.

19 Dec 2007 - 12:00am