Broadcasters get one year to produce electronic guide

Protesters supported DBC last year. Photo: Edward Wong

Three digital broadcasters have been given only another year to produce an electronic programme guide, although they had asked for an indefinite extension.

Tuesday, 7 May, 2013, 5:05am

Beijing and other key cities plan for 10-fold expansion of metro railways

Passengers in a train on Beijing's subway line 6. Photo: Xinhua

By 2050, mainland cities will have 11,700 kilometres of metro railway, accounting for at least half the world's metro railway, said a bond prospectus of China CNR Corporation, a leading rolling stock manufacturer. This is nearly 10 times the 1,688 kilometres of operating metro railway in 14 cities at the end of 2011.

12 Feb 2013 - 5:39am

Video captures brave rescue in Spanish metro

A screengrab shows the woman fall onto the tracks of the Madrid subway system moments before a train arrived.

A Spanish policeman was on Tuesday hailed a hero after a dramatic security video captured him rescuing a woman who fell onto the tracks of the Madrid subway system moments before a train arrived.

The 38-year-old officer, who was identified only by his first name, Ruben, leapt to the woman’s rescue early on Monday afternoon at the Marques Vadillo station in southwestern Madrid.

22 Jan 2013 - 7:24pm

China food scandal takes bite out of Yum

Yum Brands, which operates KFC and Pizza Hut restaurants, says Chinese same-store sales fell six per cent in the fourth-quarter. Photo: Reuters

China remains a challenging and competitive retail market despite its huge potential, with KFC operator Yum Brands and German retailer Metro both suffering setbacks for different reasons.

9 Jan 2013 - 10:57am

Citybus says no bus for gay parade

Citybus has refused to rent a double-decker to organisers of the city's first gay parade tomorrow because of concerns over its 'company image'.

Gay rights activists have condemned the bus company's decision as discriminatory and a legislator and the government have asked Citybus to clarify its position.

12 Dec 2008 - 12:00am

Commuters face strife as bus drivers work to rule today

Commuters faced disruption this morning after New World First Bus and Citybus drivers decided last night to stage a work-to-rule between 7am to 11am in busy districts following the collapse of pay talks.

29 Jun 2007 - 12:00am

4 hurt by shattering bus window

A trip to Ocean Park yesterday came to an abrupt end for four mainland visitors who were injured by glass shards when the windscreen of the bus they were travelling in shattered.

They were treated at Caritas Medical Centre and discharged.

3 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

King of the world's free dailies preaches coexistence

Just the mention of the Swedish-based free daily Metro International - the world's largest chain of free newspapers - is enough to make even the flintiest of newspaper proprietors quake in their boots.

5 Apr 2006 - 12:00am

In Brief

Metro awarded contract for weekly magazine

Metro Publishing Hong Kong, the publisher of free daily newspaper Metro, has won a three-year contract from MTR Corp to provide a free Chinese infotainment weekly magazine in MTR stations from April, the company said yesterday.

new disney line boosts mtr passenger numbers

16 Feb 2006 - 12:00am

Taking a stand

Last week I took the Beijing metro and, as usual, I headed for the news-stands on the platform. There were none. I felt a terrible loss.

On September 6, the city government said that all 80 vendors had to leave to ease the possible congestion in the event of an emergency evacuation. It sounded fair enough, because the measure was taken for the public's welfare.

22 Sep 2003 - 12:00am


I refer to the letter from Citybus headlined 'Most buses full during peak periods' (South China Morning Post, November 26).

26 Dec 2002 - 12:00am

Media have reason to be wary of new kid on the block

SWEDISH PUBLISHER Metro International will make its way into Hong Kong's already crowded print industry next Monday by giving away news for free in MTR stations six days a week.

9 Apr 2002 - 12:00am

Germans feel way through WTO test

German retail giant Metro complies with World Trade Organisation (WTO) rules in its 15 outlets in China and issues the same kind of computerised receipts that it uses all over the world.

30 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Citybus to discipline supervisor

Citybus is to discipline senior supervisor Louis Kung Shu-yan, who it says acted inappropriately by taking over the driving of a packed bus last month, the Transport Department said. Citybus also pledged to issue clearer instructions on situations that warrant the change of drivers during a journey.

3 Feb 2001 - 12:00am

Bus firm ordered to explain hijack scare

Citybus was ordered to give an explanation yesterday of why a senior supervisor set off a hijacking scare by commandeering a bus from the driver and driving it with the middle doors open.

9 Jan 2001 - 12:00am