Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation

Long and winding rail proposal now on track after policy shifts

Formally proposed eight years ago, plans for the long-awaited Sha Tin to Central rail link have fallen victim to major transport policy shifts over the years.

Wednesday, 12 March, 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

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

Railway buffs get carried away as KCR reaches end of the line

About 3.5 million commuters pass through Hong Kong's railway stations daily without pausing for a second glance, but the stations became an attraction in themselves yesterday.

People took special rides between the two formerly separate railway systems to check out if there was any difference in the new unified network.

3 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

KCRC scraps discounts for bus patrons to boost West Rail sales

The KCRC is scrapping subsidies for bus passengers introduced two years ago to boost patronage of its West Rail line. As a result, Citybus will raise fares on three routes from next month.

The announcement came a day after the MTR Corporation revealed the fare discounts most passengers will enjoy when the two rail companies' operations merge next month.

24 Nov 2007 - 12:00am

KCRC bond holders likely to back merger

Optimism is high that Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation bond holders will approve the planned merger of its rail operations with those of the MTR Corporation - the final hurdle in the process.

10 Sep 2007 - 12:00am

New KCR subway link to help shoppers

An extended pedestrian subway is to be built to help shoppers in Tsim Sha Tsui.

The 240-metre-long subway, costing about HK$215 million, would allow people to get from East Tsim Sha Tsui station to the Canton Road area in 10 minutes, said Ken Wong Kin-wai, senior resident engineer of the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation.

5 Sep 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

Slow start for new Lok Ma Chau line

The new Lok Ma Chau spur line had limited success in relieving the burden on the heavily travelled Lo Wu line during its first weekend, with travellers blaming the poor transport connections on the Shenzhen side.

20 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Passengers sparse on spur line's first two days

About 10,000 passengers rode the Lok Ma Chau spur line during the first half day of operation on Wednesday.

The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation, which expects an average of 60,000 passengers a day on the spur line one year from now, said it expected numbers to pick up.

17 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

KCRC unsure of new line's draw

With services on the Lok Ma Chau spur line set to start this afternoon, the KCRC says it is still unclear how many cross-border passengers will be diverted from Lo Wu.

15 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Heavy metal night shift


Toiling underground when most of us are home with our families, the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation's maintenance workers replace old rail with new, making sure that commuters get a safe, smooth ride.

4 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Hung Hom able to cope as hub: KCRC

The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation yesterday expressed confidence that its Hung Hom station will be able to cope with vastly increased traffic when it becomes the terminal for several railway networks.

18 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Hung Hom station able to cope with hub status: KCRC

The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation yesterday expressed confidence that its Hung Hom station will be able to cope with vastly increased traffic when it becomes the terminal for several railway networks.

The station will become the meeting point for all southbound lines when the Kowloon Southern Link is completed in 2009.

18 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

KCRC to trim towers over wall effect

Design rethink on West Rail sites

The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation is planning to reduce the size of projects along its West Rail line in the first move by a developer or government corporation to heed the public outcry over the wall effect of major property developments.

13 Jul 2007 - 12:00am