Transport in Hong Kong

Operation to catch cabbies who steal from passengers underway

Undercover police officers posing as mainland tourists are being deployed to catch taxi drivers who speed off with passengers' bags containing newly-purchased designer goods

Tuesday, 25 September, 2012, 3:47am

Hong Kong-Shenzhen combined travel card launching in both cities

The two-in-one, cross-border card, Hu Tong Xing. Photo: SCMP

Commuters between Hong Kong and Shenzhen will be able to use a single card for transport in both cities from today, but will have to wait for more advanced features.

A commemorative version of the two-in-one card, "Hu Tong Xing", will be available in both cities today, while regular cards will go on sale next week, the two sponsoring companies announced yesterday.

4 Sep 2012 - 3:28am

Letters to the Editor, August 19, 2012

Muhammad Yunus' wise words for the rich. Photo: Edward Wong

Inexpensive way to make slopes safer

Jake van der Kamp is quite right that the government's non-development-clearance programme was a significant contributing factor to avoiding deaths from landslides ("Think our moonscape slopes are safe? On your head be it", August 12).

Under this programme several thousand squatters were moved off slopes into temporary housing.

19 Aug 2012 - 10:37am

Profit dip could raise MTR fares in Hong Kong

The MTR Corporation posted its first drop in net profit in three years ahead of a review of the corporation's fare adjustment mechanism which may take its profitability into account in any future fare increases.

The city's train operator has been allowed to raise fares for each of the past three years due to inflation but the rises have sparked public dissent.

14 Aug 2012 - 7:51pm

City Digest

Tony Chan to stand trial for forgery in April

Self-styled fung shui master Tony Chan Chun-chuen, 52 (left), will go on trial in April accused of forging and using a false will to claim the fortune of late tycoon Nina Wang Kung Yu-sum. A pre-trial review hearing will take place on January 24 and the main hearing, set to last 60 days, will start on April 22.

8 May 2015 - 12:15pm


Population control policy still needed

In his column (''One child' cruel and unnecessary', July 29) Philip Bowring is attacking not only the way China's population-restraining one-child policy is carried out but also the policy itself.

15 Aug 2012 - 11:03pm

A life saved during Typhoon Vicente by teams of dedicated, unsung heroes

I had a miscarriage on the night when Typhoon Vicente hit Hong Kong. I suffered from acute pain and severe bleeding for hours. At 1.30am, my husband and I decided he would drive me to my hospital, the Adventist, despite typhoon signal No 9 having been hoisted.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

MTR to consider food and water rations

The MTR Corporation will look into storing food and water rations at its stations following complaints about its poor arrangement when Typhoon Vicente struck last week.

The railway operator and the Transport Department yesterday discussed the incident.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:49pm

Villagers seek halt to rail line works

Villagers living near the route of the cross-border express railway want its construction halted. They say it has dried up their wells and damaged houses.

About 20 residents of century-old Ngau Tam Mei village held a demonstration yesterday calling for the work to stop until safety measures had been introduced to protect them.

15 Aug 2012 - 10:43pm

City Digest

Husband of robbed woman catches thief

The husband of a woman from whom a handbag and HK$5,000 was stolen at knifepoint in Lai Chi Kok yesterday chased the thief and caught him. Police said the robber had lain in wait in the women's toilet of a Mei Foo Sun Chuen restaurant.

Two arrested for kicking taxi, assaulting police

30 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Most passengers stranded on MTR by typhoon have only themselves to blame

I was dismayed to read about the behaviour of passengers stranded on the MTR's East Rail line when Severe Typhoon Vicente battered Hong Kong and typhoon signal No 10 was raised.

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

A little research will reveal a wealth of fun holiday activities

The summer holidays are starting to look endless! We are staying in Hong Kong and don't have much money to spare. Can you recommend some activities for us to do as a family?

29 Jul 2012 - 12:00am


Why close Airport Express?

Like many people, my travel arrangements were significantly affected by Severe Typhoon Vicente on Tuesday.

28 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

Storms happen; so do unfair complaints

The gaffe-prone wife of Tung Chee-hwa, our first chief executive, famously said that Hongkongers knew only how to 'complain, complain, complain'. For making one of the greatest faux pas of the past decade, Betty Tung Chiu Hung-ping was castigated by the public and advised by her PR minders to avoid opening her mouth in public.

26 Jul 2012 - 12:00am

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.

25 Jul 2012 - 12:00am