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Old October 27th, 2009, 12:02 AM   #2821
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Tokyo system is the place you want to look at.
JR has implemented the "women carriage only," and from what I heard, it's pretty successful.
I believe it's either the first or last carriage, so JR can manage to have female passengers to board and alight without running into male for the most part.

I don't know is it necessary to implement the same system in HK, since crime against female in MTR isn't that outrageous, like it was in Tokyo.

Police does patrol in the MTR, if something happens, be active to report the crime. It is the best way to fight out the criminal rather than providing same gender carriage.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 02:27 AM   #2822
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So you can see where you can get some of their noodles!
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Old October 27th, 2009, 02:55 AM   #2823
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You also might want to look at the Mexico City Metro which has women-only carriages during rush hour. They also recently instituted women-only buses on the MetroBus express routes. From what I understand it's popular with women.

If a society has issues with inappropriate public behavior towards women by men, then by all means it's a good idea to separate them.
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Old October 27th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #2824
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Looks like a coordinated cup noodle campaign on the MTR and also trams!
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Old November 6th, 2009, 09:42 PM   #2825
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Old November 7th, 2009, 09:04 PM   #2826
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I remember a long time ago when they were white and orange... good to see MTR is taking care of the light rail as well, and not just all focused on their heavily used system.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 12:05 AM   #2827
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The new colour scheme looks really sharp, but the problem with white is it gets really very easily, and become ugly... unless MTR is spending more resources to clean the carriage body.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 02:30 AM   #2828
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Old November 8th, 2009, 04:50 AM   #2829
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Possibly someone is holding the door at the other carriage causing this door not closing. It doesn't necessarily mean the train is malfunction.
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Old November 8th, 2009, 11:17 PM   #2830
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Possibly someone is holding the door at the other carriage causing this door not closing. It doesn't necessarily mean the train is malfunction.
It doesn't look like it-the train doors don't even close the first time around for both occasions in that video but do the second time. I'm not sure about how exactly the HK rolling stock works, but if you hold a door on another car, it shouldn't affect the operation of the rest of the doors.
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Old November 9th, 2009, 12:12 AM   #2831
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In Warsaw irritated train drivers sometimes are opening and closing the doors a few times to prevent people from standing against them.
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Old November 12th, 2009, 06:08 PM   #2832
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MTR passengers taken for ride in Octopus fare glitch
12 November 2009
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Human error caused about 2,000 Octopus card holders to be overcharged by a total of HK$5,000 while taking a trip on the MTR West Rail from November 6-10.

The MTR Corp found that its automatic fare collection system overcharged some passengers 20 cents to HK$2, instead of allowing them to enjoy a cash rebate promotion.

Those taking the West Rail after taking the Light Rail or MTR buses are affected, but not those whose West Rail trip was cheaper than the Light Rail or bus trip.

``For example, if the West Rail trip cost HK$3.40 and the Light Rail cost the client HK$3.70, the client would not enjoy the cash rebate of the HK$3.70 and lose 30 cents instead,'' the MTR spokesman explained.

He said the discrepancy was caused by human error during the programming process to upgrade the system to offer planned fare promotion.

The company apologized for the error.

A list of the affected Octopus card numbers will be available today on the MTR website, www.mtr.com.hk. Those affected may register their cards at special counters at Tuen Mun, Siu Hong, Tin Shui Wai, Long Ping, Yuen Long and Kam Sheung Road stations starting from today to next Wednesday, from 7am to 10pm.

They may have a free single journey ticket for each journey that was incorrectly deducted as compensation. Passengers may also call the MTR hotline on 2881-8888.

``This is a serious matter, and we have launched a thorough review of the process involved in upgrading the Automatic Fare Collection system software,'' said head of operations Choi Tak-tsan.

Legislator Wong Kwok-hing, of the New Territories East constituency, said the incident again showed the unreliability of electronic money.

``We are urging the government to have a penalty system for either MTR or the Octopus card company if there are any more wrong deductions,'' Wong said.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 12:47 AM   #2833
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Legislator Wong Kwok-hing, of the New Territories East constituency, said the incident again showed the unreliability of electronic money.

``We are urging the government to have a penalty system for either MTR or the Octopus card company if there are any more wrong deductions,'' Wong said.
What kind of BS is this guy trying to pull ... yes, it cost people some money but this isn't a bank or the stock market. If electronic money is so unreliable, then the world would be set back several decades. And a "wrong deduction" incident for the MTR only occurs about once or twice every year and it is instantly reported and corrected - shows that the MTR is honest. Penalizing the MTR for such a small non-fatal glitch would send a message that if a company screws up a little, the government might ostracize them.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 01:11 AM   #2834
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What kind of BS is this guy trying to pull ... yes, it cost people some money but this isn't a bank or the stock market. If electronic money is so unreliable, then the world would be set back several decades. And a "wrong deduction" incident for the MTR only occurs about once or twice every year and it is instantly reported and corrected - shows that the MTR is honest. Penalizing the MTR for such a small non-fatal glitch would send a message that if a company screws up a little, the government might ostracize them.
HK has the highest standard, and error is not allowed.
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Old November 15th, 2009, 03:22 PM   #2835
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HK has the highest standard, and error is not allowed.
How does this explain Tung Chee Wah and Donald Tsang?
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We have higher standard than what they can perform.
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Old November 16th, 2009, 05:16 AM   #2837
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Well that just sounds like a lovely reason for continuing to keep him in office. LOL anyways...well let's see if the penalty system actually gets through the bureaucratic red tape first and then re-evaluate
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Old November 22nd, 2009, 06:13 PM   #2838
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MTR takes cultural track
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Friday, November 20, 2009

Jordan is to spearhead a multi-million dollar network-wide move to transform the city's coldly-efficient MTR stations into areas akin to art galleries.

System chiefs say passenger feedback has convinced them of the need to move away from the use of metallic materials to soften the station experience as the MTR becomes more than just a people-moving operation.

Jordan has been chosen as the first to get a HK$2 million makeover because it is a typical first-generation station with diverse traffic.

Hi-tech and green concepts will be incorporated in the renovation project scheduled for completion next January.

MTR Corporation's chief of operation Morris Cheung Siu-wa said the MTR's role has evolved from just an efficient form of public transportation into a multifunctional service provider over the past three decades.

"Younger passengers, particularly secondary school students, are looking for more open, environment-friendly, lifestyle-orientated and interesting stations," Cheung said.

One idea generated by youngsters in focus groups, and still being looked at, is transparent ceilings for trains. The use of metallic materials, signifying efficiency, will fade out and warmer and more welcoming designs will be introduced.

Customer service centers will become more spacious. Glass panels will be lowered and LCD monitors will be installed to provide a new multi-media platform for easier interaction between staff and passengers. Stone facades as well as energy-saving light bulbs will be used in the newly designed center.

Another initiative will be LCD displays next to the ticket gates to provide real-time updates on train services, general information and promotions.

Ergonomically designed seats and resting ledges placed next to art displays on the platform will create a sophisticated environment resembling that of an art gallery, Cheung said.

Reactions from passengers will be studied and taken on board.

More stations will undergo renovations in 2010, with Tsuen Wan and Kwun Tong targeted.

The designs will be modified to match the special characteristics and theme color of each station.

Cheung added that screen door installations will be completed at eight elevated stations by 2011.
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Old November 24th, 2009, 01:56 AM   #2840
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I like the concept, but since most of the MTR is underground anyways- you would be staring at the catenary cables and the ceiling...
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