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Old April 8th, 2008, 06:28 PM   #2301
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Seven submit bids for temple station project
8 April 2008
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Seven developers submitted tender bids for MTR Corp's (0066) HK$6 billion residential development atop Che Kung Temple station in Sha Tin.

Major players Henderson Land Development (0012), Sun Hung Kai Properties (0016), New World Development (0017) and Sino Land (0083) confirmed separately that they submitted solo proposals for the project.

Meanwhile, Cheung Kong (Holdings) (0001) and Hang Lung Properties (0101) are believed to have submitted a bid before the tender closed yesterday. The seventh bidder has not been identified. ``This is quite a competitive tender, as no developer has a particularly strong presence in the district and a clear competitive edge,'' CBRE Research associate director Gilbert Wan Pui-bun said. ``But the project size is still too risky for smaller players.''

MTRC has offered to pay half of the HK$3.66 billion land premium for the 1,240-unit project in Sha Tin, but it failed to attract smaller firms such as K Wah International (0173).

High profit-share ratios also helped deter less financially solid firms.

``Builders are eager to win MTR projects as they are less risky investments, and are more willing to pay more to MTRC,'' said Savills Valuation and Professional Services managing director Charles Chan Chiu-kwok.

Investment banks have said Cheung Kong turned over up to 70 percent of profits from the Le Point project atop Tiu Keng Leng station _ completed last year _ to MTRC, as revealed by the developer's annual results.

Both Chan and Wan said developers are hungry for land, with supply expected to be tight in the next few years.

Meanwhile, environmental concern group Green Sense has applied to reduce the density of the Sha Tin project, but market watchers said this has little impact on bidders' confidence as the group is unlikely to succeed.
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Old April 9th, 2008, 10:45 AM   #2302
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Old April 11th, 2008, 09:14 PM   #2303
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MTR ventilation really a breath of fresh air, claims company
Hong Kong Standard
Friday, April 11, 2008

Passengers traveling underground breathe fresher air than people in cinemas and restaurants, the Mass Transit Railway said.

MTR's head of operations Jacob Kam Chak- pui said the railway company provides as much as five liters of fresh air per person per second inside the trains, a particularly high level of ventilation for passengers.

It also keeps the level of carbon dioxide well within the Environmental Protection Department's guidelines, he said yesterday.

The hourly average of carbon dioxide in railway carriages should be below 2,500 parts per million, according to the EPD's Practice Note for Managing Air Quality in Air-conditioned Public Transport Facilities, published in 2003.

The lower the concentration of carbon dioxide, the fresher the air supply is likely to be.

An MTR study last year showed busy stations had the highest carbon dioxide concentration.

They include Mong Kok with 898 to 1,644 ppm; Central with 1,112 to 1,470 ppm; and Sheung Wan with 862 to 1,490 ppm.

Local restaurants have an average carbon dioxide concentration of 752 to 1,922 ppm, cinemas have 546 to 2,369 ppm and shopping malls 716 to 1,371 ppm, according to the EPD.

The fresh air in MTR stations is drawn by the ventilation shafts. It is filtered and cooled before it reaches the station concourse and the platform.

Another method of ventilation used by the railway, according to Kam, is the "piston effect" wherein a train in a tunnel pushes air before it, allowing fresh air to be drawn from behind.

Ventilation shafts at the two sides of the tunnel regulate air inflow and outflow.

The ventilation system had to be adjusted when platform gates were introduced a few years ago, Kam said.

He added the circulation of air helps minimize the spread of germs and diseases.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 12:57 AM   #2304
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Passengers traveling underground breathe fresher air than people in cinemas and restaurants, the Mass Transit Railway said.
He added the circulation of air helps minimize the spread of germs and diseases.
So when anyone from HK visits NYC and takes the mass transit system here, don't be surprised if, let's say, you blow your nose and a few "black particles" come out>>No ventilation + no cleaning either.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 03:21 AM   #2305
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So when anyone from HK visits NYC and takes the mass transit system here, don't be surprised if, let's say, you blow your nose and a few "black particles" come out>>No ventilation + no cleaning either.
Plus the stations smell year round.
The situation is even worse when it is humid, rainy and/or on hot days.

But you know what, HK's MTR riders are all spoiled by what HK's MTR offers. Or you can say HK's standard is just way too high for rest of the world to achieve and succeed.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 05:53 AM   #2306
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Plus the stations smell year round.
The situation is even worse when it is humid, rainy and/or on hot days.

But you know what, HK's MTR riders are all spoiled by what HK's MTR offers. Or you can say HK's standard is just way too high for rest of the world to achieve and succeed.
It gets worst when there's a bum on the train.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 05:39 PM   #2307
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So when anyone from HK visits NYC and takes the mass transit system here, don't be surprised if, let's say, you blow your nose and a few "black particles" come out>>No ventilation + no cleaning either.
You get that in London aswell, it's from brake dust, apparently it's less harmful than the crap that comes out from car exhausts, it just looks yucky.
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Old April 12th, 2008, 07:42 PM   #2308
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Old April 12th, 2008, 09:03 PM   #2309
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Brake dust is common in Toronto's subway too. The stations are covered in grime. The maintenance staff here has an absentee rate of 12%. They are still demanding a pay raise. Ticket collectors make $440,000+ HKD/ year and are still demanding a pay raise. MTR is 30 years ahead of any system in North America.
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Old April 13th, 2008, 12:57 AM   #2310
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Modern trains with regenerative braking don't create brake dust, so it'll be less of a problem in the future. How do you know that the dirt is brake dust and not just dirt?
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Old April 13th, 2008, 11:08 PM   #2311
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Modern trains with regenerative braking don't create brake dust, so it'll be less of a problem in the future. How do you know that the dirt is brake dust and not just dirt?
Representatives from the transit union say this is so. Because black dirt has become such a huge problem on Toronto's TTC. Stations are blackened and it is very visible.

"...the black grime coating so many surfaces is a fine dust created when the brakes on trains are applied as they slow while pulling into stations.

Over time, brake dust builds up on everything and special equipment is needed to remove it in some areas, he said.

"People notice that the tiles on the wall across from the platform are covered with it, but we can't just send a janitor over there," with a brush and a bucket of soapy water said Shortt."

source: http://www.thestar.com/News/GTA/article/326437
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Old April 14th, 2008, 06:33 AM   #2312
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And I thought BART was bad... at least there's no dust everywhere. The use of cloth seats make the seats really dirty looking though, and the trains, while dated, don't smell, at least.

I guess I've been spoiled by MTR all my life too.
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Old April 14th, 2008, 05:54 PM   #2313
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Passengers board buses as trains hit
Hong Kong Standard
Monday, April 14, 2008

A technical glitch that caused a two-hour disruption in the Ma On Shan-Tai Wai route spoiled the Sunday plans of more than 2,000 MTR passengers yesterday.

Power supply to the signaling system was interrupted at 7.35am, the MTR Corporation said, forcing drivers to operate trains manually and to travel at speeds of less than 22 kilometers per hour.

The railway operator said it was the first time the Ma On Shan Line had been struck by a technical glitch since it opened in 2004.

Services between Tai Wai and Che Kung Temple and between Ma On Shan and Wu Kai Sha were suspended for one hour, the second time in less than 48 hours that MTR passengers have been hit by technical problems.

Train services were restored around 8.30am though the frequency was reduced from every five minutes to between 15 and 20 minutes.

The MTRC apologized to the public for the inconvenience and arranged 20 buses to carry passengers affected by the service disruption.

Notices of the disruption were put up at all stations and MTR staff advised passengers to take other public transport.

Passengers arriving at the stations, however, were surprised to find long queues for the emergency buses. "I have an appointment to meet a friend at 9.30am and I am probably going to be late," a woman commuter said.

A frustrated passenger said the driver of one bus arranged by the MTR did not know the route and asked for the help of passengers. "The bus driver told us it would take only 10 minutes to get to Tai Wai station but it ended up taking an hour as he did not know the way."

Services were fully restored around 10am.

On Friday afternoon, the Ngong Ping cable car system, also under the MTRC, came to a halt due to faulty equipment, leaving about 100 passengers stranded for 1 hours.
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Old April 23rd, 2008, 01:51 PM   #2314
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Old April 24th, 2008, 08:12 AM   #2315
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Have signage on the former KCR network been changed to the MTR signage?
(Ie. Platform numbers, line advisory signs on the top of PSDs, exits)
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Old April 28th, 2008, 04:06 AM   #2317
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Have signage on the former KCR network been changed to the MTR signage?
(Ie. Platform numbers, line advisory signs on the top of PSDs, exits)
I don't think so. I remember a couple months ago I still saw the huge KCR logo at Tsuen Wan West station.
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Old April 28th, 2008, 06:36 AM   #2318
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MTR Wins Best Metro Asia Pacific Award


MTR Corporation has been selected as the best metro in Asia Pacific at The MetroRail 2008
Awards held in Copenhagen, Denmark. The Awards recognise the effort and
accomplishments of outstanding metro service providers and their personnel around the
world.

The judging panel consisted of renowned independent railway and transportation experts
including the Danish Minister of Transport and Energy. Entries were judged on such
criteria as efficiency, customer service levels, environmental considerations and
contributions, future planning, safety and security.”

“We are honoured and proud to receive the Best Metro Asia Pacific Award,” said Mr
Andrew McCusker, Operations Director of MTR Corporation. “It means our contribution
to the Hong Kong community and the region as a whole is recognised by the industry
globally. This is the outcome of the hard work and dedication of all MTR staff who are
dedicated to strive for continuous improvement. We will continue to raise the bar for
ourselves to be a globally recognised leader that connects and grows communities with
caring service.

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April 22, 2008

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The Executive Council has agreed to ask MTR Corporation to proceed with further planning and design of the Hong Kong section of the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link, Secretary for Transport & Housing Eva Cheng says.



The section will be a 26km underground rail line that runs from the terminus in West Kowloon to the boundary at Huanggang, where it will connect with the link's Mainland section.



The project is expected to create 5,000 construction jobs and 10,000 more during its operation. Works are due to start in 2009 for completion in 2014 or 2015.



Briefing the media today, Ms Cheng said the link will reinforce the city's position as the transport hub in southern China and integrate Hong Kong into the country's rapidly growing express rail network.



Hi-speed dedicated track

The Hong Kong section will run on the city's first high-speed dedicated track with a maximum speed of 200kph. This will cut the Hong Kong-Guangzhou traveling time to just under 50 minutes - twice as fast as the Guangzhou-Hong Kong through trains on the East Rail alignment.



The link's two termini will be at West Kowloon in Hong Kong and Shibi in Guangzhou. Intermediate stations include Futian and Longhua in Shenzhen, and Humen in Dongguan.



With the adjoining Airport Express Kowloon Station and West Kowloon Station of the Kowloon Southern Link, the link's terminus will turn West Kowloon into a major rail hub. Linkages will be provided to facilitate commuters.



"The location also has a point-to-point connection with the heart of Central via the existing MTR network. Together with the Kowloon station's new commercial development, it is set to become a prime business centre," Ms Cheng said.



Cultural district extension

The Hong Kong terminus will partly extend into the 3.3-hectare underground area of the West Kowloon Cultural District to provide convenient access. Flexibility of the above-ground planning will be maintained.



This integration will greatly enhance the prominence of the rail terminus as the gateway to Mainland China, and the WKCD as a regional cultural hub, Ms Cheng said, adding more visitors to the proposed art, culture and tourism facilities there will promote cultural tourism.



The Mainland terminus at Shibi, where the new Guangzhou Station is located, is one of the four largest passenger transport centres in the country.



In future, commuters will be able to switch to such express long-haul services as the proposed Beijing-Guangzhou Passenger Line at Shibi and the Hangzhou-Fuzhou-Shenzhen Passenger Line at Longhua. The two passenger lines are also due to complete around 2015.



Travel time cuts

Hong Kong commuters will be able to travel express to several Mainland cities, reaching Shanghai in eight hours and Beijing in 10 in future, as compared with over 20 hours now, Ms Cheng said.



The link is due to carry about 100,000 passengers daily in 2020 and 120,000 passengers in 2030, saving 40 million hours of traveling time and generating $83 billion in economic benefits over the next 50 years. The economic internal rate of return is about 9%.



"After careful consideration of both the operational and financial implications, the Government has decided to adopt a concession approach to fund the estimated construction cost of $39.5 billion," she said.



"Upon completion, the MTRC will be granted a service concession for the subsequent operation and pay the Government annually for the concession," Ms Cheng noted.



Since the Government will fund the construction cost, the development rights for the site above the Hong Kong terminus will not be granted to the MTRC.



Ms Cheng hoped the detailed design would be ready within this year and her bureau will seek funding from the Legislative Council as soon as possible.




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MTR Wins HK$128 million Engineering and Project Management Contract
for Delhi Airport Metro Project


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