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Lok Ma Chau Control Point

Frontier frenzy

Village representative Wan Wah-yan beams at the prospect that his community at Tam Shui Hang near Sha Tau Kok will soon be reconnected with the world.

Tuesday, 19 February, 2008, 12:00am

New spur line has brought us transport misery, say villagers

The Lok Ma Chau Spur Line has brought convenience to people crossing the border at Shenzhen west but villagers on the Hong Kong side said it has become the bane of their lives.

22 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Villagers in walking distance of crossing want to pass on buses

Ngai Chi-kin has been watching the construction of the new Lok Ma Chau KCR Station just a stone's throw away from his home in Ha Wan Tsuen.

20 May 2007 - 12:00am

Bus ban at new border crossing criticised

Tour groups using the new Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint would find it inconvenient if direct bus services did not serve the crossing, lawmakers said yesterday.

Members of the Legislative Council's transport panel condemned the government's decision to bar cross-boundary coaches from the checkpoint, saying it limited passenger choice and would foster unfair competition.

27 Jan 2007 - 12:00am

City briefs

Hungry ghost injury

A 41-year-old man was injured while burning paper offerings for the Hungry Ghost Festival at the Hong Kong Taoist Association the Yuen Yuen Institute, Tsuen Wan. He was taken to Yan Chai Hospital in stable condition.

car hits security guard

10 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

All geared up to bus in the crowds

Ten Hong Kong bus companies have put up $70 million to buy a fleet of 50 buses to carry mainland tourists to and from the theme park. One of them, Wonderland Cross-Border Coach Ltd, expects to carry 2,000 to 2,500 passengers a day initially between the Huanggang-Lok Ma Chau border crossing and Disneyland, with the figure rising eventually to 4,000.

10 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Holiday travellers warned to avoid Disney rush at border

Hongkongers visiting the mainland were yesterday advised to avoid crossing the border at the rush hours when mainland tourists will be flocking to the Disney theme park.

The reminder came as the Immigration Department estimated that about 500,000 people would cross the border each day over the first weekend after the park's opening on Monday.

6 Sep 2005 - 12:00am

Customs crack down on pirated goods and smuggling

Updated at 5.14pm: Customs officers this week have launched operations to stop the production of pirated optical discs and the smuggling of computer hard disks.

Special Task Force officers on Tuesday morning raided a pirated optical disc replicating and storage centre at a unit of Well Fung Industrial Centre, Kwai Chung, a spokesman said.

9 Nov 2004 - 12:00am

Shuttle operators in protest talks

Taxi and minibus operators will meet Guangdong provincial officials in Guangzhou today to protest against plans for new cross-border bus services.

The visit comes after officials from Guangdong and Hong Kong reportedly agreed to allow a number of cross-border buses to switch to operating their services between the Huanggang checkpoint in Shenzhen and Hong Kong.

5 Apr 2004 - 12:00am

Easier border crossing welcome; now for Lowu

The 24-hour opening of the border crossing between Hong Kong and Guangdong at Lok Ma Chau last night was, like the first flight between Shanghai and Taiwan yesterday afternoon, largely symbolic. With 83 per cent of passenger traffic still moving through Lowu, the event will not have much immediate impact on those living on either side.

27 Jan 2003 - 12:00am