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Commission of inquiry may have ruled that Sha Tin-Central link will be safe to use, but the railway giant has to be held accountable and punished along with the contractor responsible for shoddy works
Stations are being turned into battlegrounds amid increasing violence and, despite services returning to normal fairly quickly, some people are thinking twice about going by train.
The Hong Kong-Shenzhen route has seen the ‘most significant growth’, MTR Corp says.
New policy by Beijing aimed at easing crunch since border between city and rest of country reopened in February after years of pandemic shutdown,
Services to three destinations in Guangdong will also resume from next Saturday, authorities say.
Secretary for Transport and Logistics Lam Sai-hung reveals move a day after city announced it would drop all Covid-19 curbs for cross-border travellers.
Lengthy commute does not fit ‘definition of high-speed rail,’ lawmaker and former railway boss Michael Tien says.
West Kowloon terminus is latest control point in city to reopen, with some 6,500 travellers arriving or departing from station as of 6pm on Sunday.
Quota for those in private cars and cross-boundary hire-car services passing through Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge also doubled between January 18 and 21.
Some complain of lengthy delays for mobile or email verification from service’s official website.
Three hundred people line up outside West Kowloon high-speed rail terminus before in-person ticket sales begin at 2pm.
Recently built route offers new stops at Dongguan, Dongguan South and Guangzhou East.
Resumption of services from Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau will not clash with commuters during the morning rush hour, MTR Corp’s head of cross-boundary operations says.
The West Kowloon Cultural District Authority has put up for tender a property to be developed into three commercial buildings with office, retail, dining and entertainment components.
Falling demand and strong competition from other modes of transport, especially high-speed rail link, signal end of service after more than 110 years of operation.
The area is set to see new office buildings open in the next few years, including the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority (WKCDA) Tower – new home to the Asian headquarters of auction house Phillips.
Project will serve as an extension of planned HK$62 billion Northern Link to cater for eightfold expansion of Qianhai.
The cuts are another example of how policymakers are pressuring the nation’s biggest state-owned financial groups to reduce salaries and costs to support China’s recovery from the pandemic.
Judicial review raised debate on whether decisions made by nation’s top legislative body were binding on Hong Kong even without a formal interpretation of the Basic Law.
Appellants insist the set-up, which allows national laws to be enforced at the high-speed rail terminus in West Kowloon, violates the Basic Law.
Government expected to compensate rail operator bleeding from lack of ticket sales, rental income.
Transport programme is intended to cover all cities in the area above county level with 5,700km of railway by 2035.
Previous cost overruns of HK$16.5 billion submitted by the MTR Corp revised to slightly over HK$10 billion, according to government paper.
Lawmaker questions security at West Kowloon terminus and accuses MTR of cover-up after incident which happened in early December comes to light. Transport chief says man missed his stop at Shenzhen North but handed himself in to police after leaving station through emergency exit.
Rail giant estimates Hung Hom-Admiralty section of Sha Tin-Central rail link will be delayed until early 2022 from previously revised fourth quarter of 2021.