Rail Transport in Hong Kong

Stranded passengers blast MTR

As Typhoon Vicente brought the city's public transport to a standstill, many residents were forced to sleep in train stations overnight, while others had to brave the fierce winds and rain just to reach home.

Wednesday, 25 July, 2012, 12:00am

MTR takes its tried and tested construction model to Shenzhen

The MTR Corporation is looking to turn the mainland's heavily subsidised railways into a profitable business with the launch of its first metro line in Shenzhen yesterday.

17 Jun 2011 - 12:00am

23 injured as truck-train collision halts Light Rail services

The MTR was scrambling to fix an overhead cable in Tuen Mun last night in order to get train services working again, following a collision between a Light Rail train and a container truck yesterday.

9 May 2011 - 12:00am

Better transport options needed to make culture hub accessible

While it is encouraging to see that no effort has been spared in producing a 'green' environment for the proposed West Kowloon development ('Foster eyes zero emissions for West Kowloon', March 28) it is unfortunate that apparently little thought has been given to providing attractive public transport connections both to and within the arts hub.

1 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

China's railway rush on a track to trouble

The good times are gone for Hong Kong's metro rail development, and the blistering pace of rail development on the mainland is sowing serious problems that are likely to emerge in the years ahead, say rail experts.

24 Jan 2011 - 12:00am

Full-steam ahead on Cheng work express

It's the season to be merry but Eva Cheng has been glued to her office throughout the holiday. The Secretary for Transport and Housing (pictured right) is proving to be among the most hard-working ministers in the government, labouring through the holiday without taking a day off. Government jobs just ain't what they used to be anymore.

2 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

March over MTR station site

About 20 Kowloon City residents yesterday marched from Fuk Lo Tsun Road to a site where a new MTR station of the Sha Tin-Central link is planned. They said the station would be too far from Kowloon City, and it would take about 30 minutes to reach it. The residents demanded that the MTR Corporation pick another site or build a path leading to the new station.

2 Jun 2008 - 12:00am

Glitch delays Guangzhou trains

A Guangzhou-Kowloon train arrived at Hung Hom at 9pm last night having been held up for more than 31/2 hours by a technical fault. A train that left Guangzhou for Hung Hom at 5pm was also held up. Two other trains were cancelled. About 1,500 passengers were affected. The MTR Corp arranged coaches and extra trains to get passengers to their destinations.

17 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

on the rails

Whether for a few short underground stops or a lengthier commute, train travel is part of daily life for most Hong Kong people.

24 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

changing stations

1 Which MTR station comes between Fanling and Tai Po Market?

2 The world's largest working cattle station, Anna Creek, which is bigger than Belgium, is in which Australian state?

3 LP Station to Station was released by which artist, in 1976?

4 As of November last year, the cross-channel Eurostar train (right) departs from which London station?

17 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Cable car wait cut to three hours as crowd control improves

The MTR Corporation said crowd management at the Ngong Ping 360 cable car had improved yesterday, the fifth day of the service's trial run.

About 9,500 passengers rode the Lantau cable car yesterday, with service extended to 7pm.

8 May 2015 - 12:15pm

Merged rail works overtime to change signs

Staff and contractors worked through the night last night to switch over about 150,000 signs for the launch of Hong Kong's unified rail network today.

2 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Deal struck on express rail link to Guangzhou

New line to be built from W Kowloon to border

The much-awaited express railway that will link Hong Kong with the national railway network achieved a major breakthrough yesterday when the government agreed with Guangdong to build a new line instead of developing the existing West Rail.

3 Aug 2007 - 12:00am

Lawmakers dismayed over new plan for Sha Tin-Central rail link

Lawmakers reacted in dismay yesterday over proposals that three stations on the proposed Sha Tin-Central rail link - two of them on Hong Kong Island and one in Kowloon - may be scrapped or relocated.

17 Jul 2007 - 12:00am

KCRC wins praise for emergency response

The KCRC has been praised for its reaction to yesterday's West Rail emergency, but a district councillor said the company could improve its maintenance record.

15 Feb 2007 - 12:00am