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Old September 6th, 2009, 11:14 AM   #2741
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Lol! What's the deal with Space Man?
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Old September 6th, 2009, 01:23 PM   #2742
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I think the new entrances and station signage designs (metal, red stripes) are supposed to look futuristic, but they just look tacky...perhaps if they somehow could illuminate the metal panels at night or use a different metal. Looks kind of Frank Lloyd Wright futuristic to me.


I thought they look great. Hong Kong's metro entrances are among the best in the world in my opinion. Its clear and simple yet modern not over done. Its actually quite nice at night considering how big the side glass are, the lights from the station illuminates through.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 01:06 AM   #2743
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Lol! What's the deal with Space Man?
Was his music on though?

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I thought they look great. Hong Kong's metro entrances are among the best in the world in my opinion. Its clear and simple yet modern not over done. Its actually quite nice at night considering how big the side glass are, the lights from the station illuminates through.

Don't get me wrong: I love how it has all that glass to let in natural sunlight, but I think it's the red stripes with metal that makes me sigh...trust me, it's a heck of a lot better than most entrances I've seen in other cities.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 01:09 AM   #2744
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Was his music on though?
It was.

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Morning rush hour on the MTR has never been this lively, with passengers on the Island line treated to the unusual sight of a visitor from outer space boarding their train.

Dressed in his distinctive astronaut outfit and accompanied by his trademark 80s ghetto blaster, music producer/DJ Spaace Maan blasted out his own brand of retro-futuristic electro-pop for morning commuters.

However the fun ended when the DJ returned to Central station, where MTR staff and police were waiting to detain Spaace Maan. After being detained for approximately three hours, Spaace Maan was eventually released.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 11:25 AM   #2745
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Get rid of that thing, and 20 more people can squeeze into the train during rush hour.
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Old September 8th, 2009, 02:34 PM   #2746
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I love the underground system in Hong kong!!..i remember i could buy at Mcdonalds with my octopus card! :P
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Old September 9th, 2009, 05:42 AM   #2747
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I love the underground system in Hong kong!!..i remember i could buy at Mcdonalds with my octopus card! :P
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Old September 10th, 2009, 03:28 AM   #2748
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How come they don't have screen doors for this station?
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Old September 10th, 2009, 03:45 AM   #2749
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Hung Hom was formerly a KCR station until the 2007 merger.

KCR did not perform PSD retrofits, and MTR's programme was begun back in 2001. There are plans to build cheaper half-height gates at ex-KCR open-air stations.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 03:48 AM   #2750
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How come they don't have screen doors for this station?
This is Hung Hum, one of the former KCR East Rail stations that hasn't installed PSD yet.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 04:36 AM   #2751
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Old September 10th, 2009, 04:59 AM   #2752
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Hung Hom was formerly a KCR station until the 2007 merger.

KCR did not perform PSD retrofits, and MTR's programme was begun back in 2001. There are plans to build cheaper half-height gates at ex-KCR open-air stations.
Hmm I dunno-I don't like half-height gates since the station isn't climate controlled, but I guess for outdoors platforms, it could be more inviting...? (Of course, I would probably disagree if I were in the hot, humid HK summers right now
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Old September 10th, 2009, 10:57 AM   #2754
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MTR urged to see the light over energy
7 September 2009
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The MTR Corporation is being urged to modify the lighting at three stations on the West Rail which, critics say, is wasting power.

A million kilowatts of electricity could be saved annually by changing the lighting system at the Yuen Long, Long Ping and Tin Shui Wai stations, according to a green group.

The existing system is a so-called refractive design, in which the light is diffused by panels installed on the ceilings before being directed to the platform. All lights are also shielded from below to prevent glare.

Roy Tam Hoi-pong, president of Green Sense, estimated that there were 6,800 lights in the concourses of the three stations but, with modifications, only half that number would be required.

"The lighting designer for the station should not have adopted the refractive design," he said.

"The poor design has created a lock-in effect that is set to cost the rail operator tens of thousands of dollars each year."

Tam said the shield should be removed and lights should shine directly on the concourse. A more advanced lighting technology could minimise the glare without compromising energy efficiency.

He said the cost would be minimal and could be recouped with power bill savings in the first year. Slightly more than one million kilowatt hours of electricity could be saved, representing a financial saving of about HK$800,000.

The MTR Corp said it would take any measures to save energy that did not compromise safety, but a spokesman said the corporation believed the existing lighting systems at the three stations gave those using the stations more comfortable and balanced lighting.

"We have no idea how the group's figures on savings are derived," he said.

The West Rail links the western New Territories to urban areas.
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Old September 10th, 2009, 03:43 PM   #2755
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I love the underground system in Hong kong!!..i remember i could buy at Mcdonalds with my octopus card! :P
I still have my Octopus card from when I visited in 2008. One day I'll return and make use of it again. The money on it has probably expired now though
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Old September 10th, 2009, 04:35 PM   #2756
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I still have my Octopus card from when I visited in 2008. One day I'll return and make use of it again. The money on it has probably expired now though
They are valid for 3 years (new ones anyway) now apparently... used to be 2 years, so actually not too sure if it's retroactive. Still... you've got a whole year to get to HK.
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They are valid for 3 years (new ones anyway) now apparently... used to be 2 years, so actually not too sure if it's retroactive. Still... you've got a whole year to get to HK.
the longest time i have not used my octopus card was 2 years and 9 months a few years ago. i think 3 years is the correct number. but even if you don't use your card, you can still go to the mtr kiosk to ask to reactive the card.
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Old September 11th, 2009, 01:45 AM   #2758
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the longest time i have not used my octopus card was 2 years and 9 months a few years ago. i think 3 years is the correct number. but even if you don't use your card, you can still go to the mtr kiosk to ask to reactive the card.
So it won't technically expire right.
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Old September 15th, 2009, 07:37 AM   #2759
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LOL! Hello there.

Btw, do they really have to make those guys stay there with those signs?
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