Lok Ma Chau Station

Truck driver killed over Shenzhen parking space

A Hong Kong container truck driver was killed by a mainland counterpart in a dispute over parking space at a border checkpoint early yesterday morning.

Saturday, 26 May, 2012, 12:00am

Blaze closes Lo Wu crossing

Fire broke out at the Lo Wu border crossing last night, closing the immigration post and leaving hundreds of agitated travellers waiting on the Hong Kong side.

The gate on the second floor of the crossing on Shenzhen's side was closed at 7.45pm, with smoke billowing from inside the building.

17 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Long National Day queues expected

An estimated 5.65 million visitors are expected to cross the border during the National Day 'golden week' holiday, a 17 per cent rise on last year.

However, tourism experts warn the immigration hardware has not kept up with the increase in visitor numbers, which will mean long queues.

29 Sep 2011 - 12:00am

Man crosses checkpoint using dad's identity card

Immigration authorities have launched an investigation into an alleged blunder in which a Hong Kong man was believed to have been let through the Lok Ma Chau border checkpoint into Shenzhen using his elderly father's identity card.

A legislator called the incident 'a major security issue', while the immigration staff union admitted it might have been due to human error.

15 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Truck driver held after drugs find

A 32-year-old truck driver surnamed Lam was arrested at the Lok Ma Chau checkpoint for drug possession at about 6.15am yesterday. The man was stopped as he returned to Hong Kong. Officers seized 3kg of ketamine with a street value of HK$384,000 from the vehicle. Police believed the man was a dealer who supplied drugs to entertainment venues in West Kowloon.

28 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Departures over Easter break outweigh arrivals by 300,000

25 Mar 2008 - 12:00am

In Brief

Primary school pupils taken ill

Nine primary students fell ill with suspected food poisoning yesterday after lunch at Madam Chan Wai Chow Memorial School in Marble Road, North Point. They were treated at hospital and discharged.

Blows exchanged at Lok Ma Chau

18 Dec 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

Thursday Think-tank

Five things we're all wondering about

1 Disneyland attendance falling below projection ... it's not just a small world, it's an empty world after all.

2 Lok Ma Chau line opens ... you know what this means, more opportunity for the KCRC to create delays, fires, cracks and train faults.

23 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

High hopes

About 10,000 passengers travelled on the Lok Ma Chau spur line when it opened on Wednesday. Do you agree with the KCRC that, eventually, an average of 60,000 people a day will use the line? Write to us.

18 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

100 queue for chance to ride first train on the new line

More than 100 passengers formed a long queue at East Tsim Sha Tsui station yesterday in the hope of travelling on the first train on the Lok Ma Chau spur line.

Many were simply interested in taking part in the historic trip and did not cross the border.

16 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Money spent, so let's make most of crossings

The newly opened Western Corridor is something to show for nearly HK$18 billion that has been sunk into improving cross-border transport to western Shenzhen, the home of many Hong Kong people and locally invested businesses.

1 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Recruitment keeps pace with rise in border traffic

The services provided by the Immigration Department connect to every aspect of Hong Kong people's lives, from birth, adolescence, adulthood and marriage to migration and death.

21 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Lok Ma Chau delay 'costs HK$500,000 a day'

Idle facilities at the new Lok Ma Chau spur line are costing the KCRC up to HK$500,000 a day, Legco transport panel chairman Andrew Cheng Kar-foo said yesterday.

During a visit to the new cross-border facilities yesterday, the legislator said the Hong Kong side was ready but he understood Shenzhen authorities still had what he called 'administrative procedures' to complete.

4 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

Traffic over new bridge is scarce after checkpoint opens

Traffic began rolling through the first 'one location, two inspections' checkpoint on schedule at 6pm, after President Hu Jintao opened the latest border crossing yesterday morning.

But the new checkpoint, on the Shenzhen side of the 5.5km Western Corridor, which crosses Deep Bay, did not have a busy start.

2 Jul 2007 - 12:00am