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Old December 9th, 2007, 12:25 AM   #2161
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Don't remember if someone already mentioned this before, but apparently MTR/KCR's new name is 港鐵. Before it was 地鐵
My friend, we have a 4 page topic regarding this already.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=541359
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Old December 9th, 2007, 04:41 AM   #2162
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My friend, we have a 4 page topic regarding this already.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=541359
Oh, wow thanks for the link! But still going to say old name than the new one for a while...
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Old December 9th, 2007, 06:40 AM   #2163
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I would really love to take home one of the old MTR/KCR logo/signs!!! Hopefully they will place it in a museum or sell it off!! Can't wait to visit HK again!
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Old December 9th, 2007, 12:42 PM   #2164
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Anyone got any pictures of the MTR liveried East rail trains?
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Old December 9th, 2007, 03:46 PM   #2165
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Anyone got any pictures of the MTR liveried East rail trains?
Just LRT for now :









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Old December 9th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #2166
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Tsuen Wan West after the merger :













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Old December 10th, 2007, 06:50 AM   #2167
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haven't change anything yet?
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Old December 10th, 2007, 08:12 AM   #2168
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Oops! There goes Admiralty MTR station
8 December 2007
Hong Kong Standard

The MTR Corporation has suffered its first embarrassment less than a week after merging with the KCR.

A Tsuen Wan line train going to Central failed to stop at Admiralty on yesterday morning, forcing 600 passengers to embark at Central MTR station.

The incident happened at 9.06am in Admiralty, where many passengers on their way to work needed to switch to the Island line and continue their journey to Wan Chai and other stations.

A spokeswoman for MTR Corp said its initial investigation suggested human error had caused the malfunction.

The driver was apparently unaware the train was not aligned with the platform screen doors, and this meant both carriage doors and screen doors failed to open.

As the driver thought the doors had opened and closed as usual, the train proceeded to Central. The driver, who has 17 years' experience, has been suspended until a comprehensive investigation is complete.

The spokeswoman apologized for the inconvenience caused to passengers, but said it had no plans to offer compensation.

Andrew Cheng Kar-foo, chairman of the Legislative Council panel on transport, said the incident was "outrageous," adding that the public expected better service after the merger.

Cheng said MTRC always used signal or technical failure as the excuse for train malfunctions and that Legco would follow up on the matter and demand the company make improvements.

The Transport and Housing Bureau also expressed concern and asked MTRC to submit a report.

Although the incident was not dangerous to passengers, the bureau demanded MTRC take action to prevent similar incidents.

A similar incident occurred on February 15, when a Tsuen Wan line train skipped Tai Wo Hau station.

On that occasion, which MTRC blamed on signal failure, the train doors opened but screen doors remained closed.

In 2005, two similar incidents occurred within eight days.
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Old December 10th, 2007, 09:52 AM   #2169
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Oops! There goes Admiralty MTR station
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As the driver thought the doors had opened and closed as usual, the train proceeded to Central. The driver, who has 17 years' experience, has been suspended until a comprehensive investigation is complete.

Andrew Cheng Kar-foo, chairman of the Legislative Council panel on transport, said the incident was "outrageous," adding that the public expected better service after the merger.
Isn't that a little extreme to suspend the driver? I mean, take him off duty for a little retraining, but a suspension? Not to mention, calling it "outrageous" when it is, after all, a computer error.

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Old December 10th, 2007, 10:57 AM   #2170
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Isn't that a little extreme to suspend the driver? I mean, take him off duty for a little retraining, but a suspension? Not to mention, calling it "outrageous" when it is, after all, a computer error.

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i know politicians in hong kong are a little bit naive sometimes!
this sorta incidence happens daily in london and no one will actually say anything about it.
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Old December 10th, 2007, 12:16 PM   #2171
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I agree, but this is usually the procedure in HK. Many people are held to very high standards, and it is usually standard procedure to suspend the driver pending a complete investigation.

It's not a surprise to those in HK
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Old December 11th, 2007, 01:08 AM   #2172
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I agree the punishment is a little over the top, but for someone with 17 yrs experience, he should know better. Besides, I thought MTR trains had ATO, or is that for new A and K-stock only?
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Old December 11th, 2007, 01:09 AM   #2173
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I'm chinese myself with Hong Kong heritage, but honestly, Hong Kong people make a BIG FUSS of things when something breakes down or not done properly. I don't think it's THAT big a deal, however, this shouldn't ever happen again.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 01:50 AM   #2174
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I'm chinese myself with Hong Kong heritage, but honestly, Hong Kong people make a BIG FUSS of things when something breakes down or not done properly. I don't think it's THAT big a deal, however, this shouldn't ever happen again.
Trust me, we complain about anything.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 03:50 AM   #2175
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Hong Kongers expect a lot out of its transit systems. Efficiency is key, and we are a bit spoiled given how well the network is being run.
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Old December 11th, 2007, 01:18 PM   #2176
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Hong Kongers expect a lot out of its transit systems. Efficiency is key, and we are a bit spoiled given how well the network is being run.
it's just ridiculous when people become so demanding and critical about everything! sorry im just really tired of the whole politicians or the press making a big fuss about such trivial things.
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Old December 12th, 2007, 03:40 AM   #2177
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I wonder what will happen if the entire Metro network just broke down for one hour during rush hour. That happened in Vancouver and all our automated trains just sat there for an hour and a half because of a huge computer glitch. And there wasn't a big fuss about it.

I really want to see that happen (sorry to say) and see the results of it =) XD *wink*
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Old December 12th, 2007, 04:44 AM   #2178
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I wonder what will happen if the entire Metro network just broke down for one hour during rush hour. That happened in Vancouver and all our automated trains just sat there for an hour and a half because of a huge computer glitch. And there wasn't a big fuss about it.

I really want to see that happen (sorry to say) and see the results of it =) XD *wink*
You should've seen how bad it was during one summer day in Hong Kong when the meteorologist announced a Typhoon #8, everyone was scrambling to get home. The result? A sardine - packed Central Station.


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Old December 12th, 2007, 05:13 AM   #2179
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^ I was there, but escaped early to avoid the traffic. Took the Tung Chung Line out instead. Although packed, it was nevertheless still orderly.

The system is not designed to handle everyone getting off work at the same time.
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I was there as well . Luckily I didn't have to take the MTR (took the bus) and as I got off work quite early, I was able to avoid most of the rush. In any case, a T8 is a rare occurance. The MTR was closing some of the entrances to some stations... really not much you can do when the entire working population + are rushing onto transit at the same time. Any other metro in the world would also have this type of overcrowding.

But of course you had some people who complained about poor crowd control on the part of MTR....
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