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Old October 25th, 2008, 06:25 AM   #2461
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Why should such a compensation come from a reduction in their MTR fare though? That aside, I find this to be a totally ridiculous and illogical argument to begin with anyway.
This practice is alive and well in Toronto. The safety of the public and prevention of similar suicides triumphs over press freedom in this one.
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Old October 25th, 2008, 06:53 AM   #2462
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I thought this was a given. Facilities such as wheelchairs come from the health service, all buildings should be accessible, hence equal oppurtunities...
The supporting hardware is improving in HK, but has not yet given everywhere even in MTR.
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Old October 26th, 2008, 02:28 AM   #2463
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Since this thread is mainly about issues relating directly to the MTR, anyone who would like to comment on the philosophy of those issues may feel free to email me.
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Old October 29th, 2008, 06:29 AM   #2464
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Old October 30th, 2008, 07:32 AM   #2465
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Gov't Press Releases:
LCQ2: Connecting the airports in Hong Kong and Shenzhen with a rail link

LCQ10: Light Rail services

LCQ16: Ventilation shaft of West Hong Kong Island Line
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Old October 30th, 2008, 07:09 PM   #2466
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屯門兩列輕鐵首尾相撞24人受傷
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【on.cc專訊】 晚上10時30分,警方接獲報告,兩列輕鐵列車由友愛開往安定站途中,發生首尾相撞,意外中有多人受傷,警方及多輛救護車正趕往現場救援,初步有24人受傷。
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 05:30 AM   #2467
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24 hurt as train runs into back of another
31 October 2008
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At least 24 people were injured when two Light Rail trains collided in Tuen Mun last night. The trains, on routes 751 and 507, were heading north on the same rail on Tuen Mun Heung Sze Wui Road when they collided head to tail at Yau Oi Road, 10 metres out of On Ting Station, at 10.30pm.

Eleven men and 13 women, including a train driver, were injured when thrown about inside the carriage. Eight suffered serious injuries and some had to be carried off the train on stretchers. The rest suffered minor injuries and received first aid before being taken to Tuen Mun, Pok Oi and North District hospitals.

No apparent damage was visible on either of the trains, which were later driven from the scene.

Witnesses said a car had cut in front of the 751 train, causing it to brake suddenly.

MTR Corporation head of operations Wilfred Lau Cheuk-man expressed deepest sympathies to the injured and said an investigation was under way to find out the cause of the accident.

"Our engineers will check over the train parts and look into the train records. We are also working with police on the investigation," he said.

Former Institution of Engineers president Alex Chan Siu-kun said Light Rail trains were mainly controlled by the drivers and the crash might be a result of human error. But he would not rule out other possibilities such as mechanical faults.

Five routes - 505, 507, 614, 614P and 751 - had to make detours for an hour after the collision.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 12:20 PM   #2468
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24 hurt as train runs into back of another
The trains, on routes 751 and 507, were heading north on the same rail on Tuen Mun Heung Sze Wui Road when they collided head to tail

Witnesses said a car had cut in front of the 751 train, causing it to brake suddenly.
Im guessing here that the 751 train (which was cut off) was in the lead and was hit by the 507 train?

Looks like driver error is the cause...most likely the car driver

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Old November 3rd, 2008, 02:23 PM   #2469
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how is possible for two trains to be so close in between...
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 04:13 PM   #2470
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how is possible for two trains to be so close in between...
It were just like two buses departed the station and approached the intersection at the same time. The distance between the two vehicles may only be 2 seconds or so. And when the one in the front stopped suddenly, the operator in the back couldn't react quick enough to stop the train. It's a rear-ended collision, but in light rail. These are light rail which doesn't need the minutes long headway between trains like the medium or heavy one at stations.
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 09:05 PM   #2471
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I thought it was a collision proof system and automatic brakes come in action as soon as it gets closer to another train??????
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Old November 3rd, 2008, 09:56 PM   #2472
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I thought it was a collision proof system and automatic brakes come in action as soon as it gets closer to another train??????
Not on the light rail system, but the regular heavy rail.
The light rail is 100% human operated.
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Old November 7th, 2008, 08:25 AM   #2473
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MTR Press Release:
MTR Recognised For Best Practice in Training and People Development
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Old November 7th, 2008, 06:40 PM   #2474
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Kowloon Southern Link Progress Update - September 2008

The construction works of Kowloon Southern Link was 96% completed. Building services and architectural works for Austin Station were 90% completed. All tracks were laid in tunnels and trackside E&M installation was close to completion. Testing of E&M systems has been commenced.


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Old November 7th, 2008, 09:01 PM   #2475
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Ah... sanity prevails. What a mess it would have been had they continued to call it "West Kowloon Station", even though it is physically east of the existing MTR/AEL "Kowloon Station".

Heh, maybe they'll rename "Mong Kok Station" and "Yau Ma Tei Station" back to "Argyle" and "Waterloo" respectively? :P
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Ah... sanity prevails. What a mess it would have been had they continued to call it "West Kowloon Station", even though it is physically east of the existing MTR/AEL "Kowloon Station".
This Station called Austin Station due to it is close to Austin Road and Austin Road West. But I prefer name it as Kwun Chung as it was the original name for the currect Jordan Road Area.

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Heh, maybe they'll rename "Mong Kok Station" and "Yau Ma Tei Station" back to "Argyle" and "Waterloo" respectively? :P
I really doubt if MTR would rename "Mong Kok Station" and "Yau Ma Tei Station" back to "Argyle" and "Waterloo" as every one in HK tells Mong Kok and YMT!
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Old November 8th, 2008, 05:11 PM   #2477
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This Station called Austin Station due to it is close to Austin Road and Austin Road West. But I prefer name it as Kwun Chung as it was the original name for the currect Jordan Road Area.
Be honest, how many people know Jordan original name is Kwun Chung? Not much.

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I really doubt if MTR would rename "Mong Kok Station" and "Yau Ma Tei Station" back to "Argyle" and "Waterloo" as every one in HK tells Mong Kok and YMT!
Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei are still relatively in the same district where calls Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei. It is far better than Lai Chi Kok is in Cheung Sha Wan.

Kowloon Station in Kowloon is suitable for the Airport Express or the future HSR since they are more regional. But for line that serves local area is getting less appropriate, but district wide name is good as most stations are using. Going down to Argyle or Waterloo in street level is too microscopic. A station is far beyond only serving one street, but the whole district.

(Mong Kok can still be Mong Kok, since there is a Mong Kok Road. )
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港鐵(00066)與京地鐵簽15億新管理合約
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11月6日 星期四 09:57

北京市投資促進局局長張吉福表示,港鐵(00066)與北京地鐵已達成新支線的管理協議,涉及金額約15億元人民幣,相關合約將於本月26至27日在港舉行的「第十二屆北京-香港經濟合作研討洽談會」上簽署。而北京市市長郭金龍、副市長苟仲文屆時將會率領代表團來港參加本屆京港洽談會。

據有關資料,目前港鐵已參與投資的北京地鐵4號線,是內地軌道交通領域第一個引入外資的項目,計劃於明年9月開通試行營運。

另外,本屆京港洽談會吸引多間北京市老字號組團參加,包括全聚德、東來順、張一元、瑞蚨祥、六必居等20多間企業,主要是希望引進香港營銷、設計方面的經驗,包括與港企合作在京港兩地開設連鎖店等。
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