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Old August 4th, 2008, 05:15 AM   #2381
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Slowing property revenue likely to hit MTR earnings
Hong Kong Standard
Monday, August 04, 2008

First-half earnings of MTR Corp (0066), Hong Kong's largest landlord after the government, are expected to fall due to the lack of completed property projects during the period, analysts said.

Credit Suisse predicted the sole subway operator, which is set to announce its first-half results tomorrow, will report a decline of 17 percent in underlying profits from a year ago.

"The big swing in earnings depends on how much of the surplus proceeds from The Harbourside [atop MTR Kowloon Station] inventory is MTRC going to book," Credit Suisse analysts Cusson Leung and Ronney Cheung wrote. UBS analyst Eric Wong said in a report: "Property development profit is solely contributed by sharing at The Harbourside [HK$130 million]."

MTRC reported underlying profit for the first half last year totaled HK$2.05 billion.

The results will incorporate for the first time the full six months' results of Kowloon and Canton Railway Corp, which was merged with MTRC last December. "Earnings performance will remain positive as supported by the merger synergy," said Daiwa Institute of Research analyst Jonas Kan. "But its earnings from property projects such as The Palazzo are not likely to be booked during the period." Credit Suisse said two projects - The Palazzo and Capitol - are not expected to be completed until later this year, and that its first-half forecast only factored in a deferred income of HK$300 million.

UBS said: "On rail operations, we see a 70 percent jump in Ebitda [earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization] to HK$3.65 billion."
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Old August 8th, 2008, 06:56 AM   #2382
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Train fire forces 180 commuters to walk through tunnel to safety
8 August 2008
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A fire forced 180 passengers from a train to walk 250 metres through an underground tunnel to reach the Heng Fa Chuen MTR station.

An MTR spokeswoman said a short circuit hit the power supply to the train on the Island Line from Shau Kei Wan to Heng Fa Chuen, and a fuse in the overhead cable blew at about 9.25pm.

The train stopped and the operator had tried to restart it, but passengers had to leave the carriages and walk through the tunnel.

Passenger Sophie Den Hartog, 24, said she heard a bang and all the lights went out. She heard another smaller bang, and saw white smoke and sparks from the carriage roof.

She said the train operator urged passengers to stay calm and opened an emergency exit to let them out.

"The word terrorist attack went through my mind {hellip} but it was surprisingly calm in the train," she said, adding that she was upset there were no English announcements.

Chiu Kai-wong, acting divisional officer from the East Hong Kong Fire Services Department, said the department had received three to four reports of smoke coming from the bottom of the train, which stopped 250 metres from Heng Fa Chuen. Firemen arrived at the station in two minutes.

Eastern district councillor To Boon-man, who was on the platform at Heng Fa Chuen, said he saw smoke from the train in the tunnel.

Sai Wan Ho, Shau Kei Wan, Heng Fa Chuen and Chai Wan stations were closed, with signs saying there had been a "serious incident, leave the station". Services between Tai Koo and Chai Wan were halted, and trains from Sheung Wan to Tai Koo ran every five minutes until 10.35pm when normal services resumed.

Wilfred Lau Cheuk-man, MTR Corp head of operations, said: "The automatic circuit breaker on the high-voltage overhead cable made a sound and could have caused some smoke as well."

The train was moved to the Chai Wan depot for examination.
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Old August 14th, 2008, 01:10 PM   #2383
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Old August 15th, 2008, 05:58 PM   #2384
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MTR users mind four-year door gap
Hong Kong Standard
Friday, August 15, 2008

New buildings may rise up every two or three years but MTR passengers will have to wait until 2012 for the corporation to install platform doors at eight stations, the Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions said.

A federation survey of 301 people revealed 80 percent of respondents feel the delay is unreasonable.

"Taking four years is too long," an FTU spokesman said.

According to community worker Chan Chi- hang a new building only needs two or three years to complete. "It doesn't make sense that platform doors need four years to complete, more time than a new building needs," said Chan, describing the installation as simple.

About 90 percent of people polled in Kwai Ching between August 8 and 11 want the MTR Corp to speed up the construction.

Around 80 percent also said it should improve facilities such as handrails and fire prevention equipment and put more staff on platforms.

Chan said the MTR seems to disregard passenger safety, despite its slogan claiming to serve the public. Three passengers were rescued after falling onto rail tracks at Kwai Hing and Kwai Fong stations during June and July.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 12:49 AM   #2385
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According to community worker Chan Chi- hang a new building only needs two or three years to complete. "It doesn't make sense that platform doors need four years to complete, more time than a new building needs," said Chan, describing the installation as simple.
This is starting to sound like the US' and NYC metro's building style: slooooww.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 06:40 AM   #2386
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This is starting to sound like the US' and NYC metro's building style: slooooww.
At least we know it will be accomplished.
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Old August 16th, 2008, 07:02 PM   #2387
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So true!
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Old August 17th, 2008, 10:40 PM   #2388
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So true!
We don't doubt the MTR like we do with the MTA. The MTA keeps coming up with these great plans, yet, we don't see any one of them being build. All we see the MTA doing is complaining of money problem.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 02:26 AM   #2389
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We don't doubt the MTR like we do with the MTA. The MTA keeps coming up with these great plans, yet, we don't see any one of them being build. All we see the MTA doing is complaining of money problem.
right on!
I know, I'm 8000 miles away and I still trust their press releases and project goals!
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Old August 19th, 2008, 06:06 PM   #2390
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right on!
I know, I'm 8000 miles away and I still trust their press releases and project goals!
Pity it's turned from a "can do" attitude (original construction of MTR) to a "cannot do/too expensive" attitude (South Island lines, harbour crossings, improvement of interchanges...) less it has a juicy land/property deal to go with it.
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Old August 19th, 2008, 09:27 PM   #2391
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Pity it's turned from a "can do" attitude (original construction of MTR) to a "cannot do/too expensive" attitude (South Island lines, harbour crossings, improvement of interchanges...) less it has a juicy land/property deal to go with it.
Privatization and gradual liberalization of government, plus increased population and improved democratic community...comes with the package.
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The package comes with the most reliable, efficient, inexpensive (relatively), outstanding etc. etc. public railway. It is still worthwhile.

With enough pressure/aid, HKers and/or government can still push MTR corp. to work something out. Unlike many others, everything is trash talk with only a few become reality on paper after years of talking.
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Old August 21st, 2008, 05:52 AM   #2393
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The package comes with the most reliable, efficient, inexpensive (relatively), outstanding etc. etc. public railway. It is still worthwhile.

With enough pressure/aid, HKers and/or government can still push MTR corp. to work something out. Unlike many others, everything is trash talk with only a few become reality on paper after years of talking.
MTA [New York].
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Old September 3rd, 2008, 03:58 PM   #2394
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Signal glitch disrupts service on West Rail
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The West Rail line was interrupted for more than 2 hours due to the problems with its signal system.

Due to the glitches, train service between Tin Shui Wai and Tuen Mun ran every 15 minute at the height of the morning rush hour between 7am to 9am.

The MTR arranged special bus services for commuters. Train service resumed to normal at around 9: 30 am after the signal problem was fixed.
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Underground plea on South Island Line
3 September 2008
Hong Kong Standard

Those living on nine estates in Southern District are calling for the proposed South Island Line to be put underground, claiming an elevated railway will ruin the beautiful coastline, generate noise and interfere with tourism projects.

``Although there have been minor disagreements, residents from nine major housing estates agree in principle that the entire line be put underground,'' Nelson Yeung Wai-ki, the coordinator of the alliance of estate residents, said yesterday.

Yeung said estate representatives have yet to receive replies from letters posted to the MTR Corp and Secretary for Transport and Housing Eva Cheng Yu-wah.

But with the second round of public consultations due to start on September 12, Yeung said the community is preparing protests and other actions if their recommendations are not accepted.

Southern district councillor and chairman of the traffic and transport committee, Leung Ho-kwan, said the concerns over noise and vibration are of vital importance to residents, many of whom purchased their flats before the line was proposed.

Although there are no official figures, it is estimated that the call by Southern residents may add HK$2 billion to the project's HK$7 billion price tag.
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what is the difference between MTR and KCR ?
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what is the difference between MTR and KCR ?
MTR primarily serves Hong Kong Island, Kowloon, and Tsing Yi/Lantau Islands (urban areas.) KCR primarily serves the outlying rural areas such as the New Territories and provides connections to Mainland China.
They were merged in Dec 2007 under MTR.

More info can be found on Wikipedia (MTR) and (KCR).
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