Commuters using the Cross-Harbour Tunnel are often stuck in jams under the current toll scheme. Photo: Bruce Yan
Bernard Chan
Opinion

Opinion

Bernard Chan

Hong Kong commuters are hostages to a minority that stifles harbour tunnel toll reform

Upcoming district council elections mean candidates put pressure on lawmakers to block cross-harbour tunnel fee adjustments that could cost them votes from a small number of motorists – but which would improve the commute and air quality for most people

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Commuters using the Cross-Harbour Tunnel are often stuck in jams under the current toll scheme. Photo: Bruce Yan
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The MTR, which is majority-owned by the government, owns and manages extensive commercial and residential estates on top of its rail business. Photo: Sam Tsang
Mike Rowse
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Opinion

Mike Rowse

Hong Kong MTR’s troubles are rooted in its identity crisis

  • Is it a private company first or a public service provider? A rail operator or property developer?
  • The train crash last week, the latest in a string of scandals, indicates massive governance failure and brings home the need for a complete overhaul

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The MTR, which is majority-owned by the government, owns and manages extensive commercial and residential estates on top of its rail business. Photo: Sam Tsang
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