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Old September 14th, 2013, 01:53 AM   #3401
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Could you tell me the dimensions of cars on each line of Hongkong metro?
A quick wiki search is your best answer. You should try it.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MTR#Rolling_stock
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Old September 15th, 2013, 03:50 PM   #3402
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Is the MTR planning to add more bathrooms to its stations?
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Old September 15th, 2013, 04:12 PM   #3403
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Is the MTR planning to add more bathrooms to its stations?
Yes. Basically all new stations will have public toilets, and all interchange stations will get public toilets by 2020. Refer to this site for details.
http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/projects/p...ve_toilet.html
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Old September 15th, 2013, 07:51 PM   #3404
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Old September 15th, 2013, 11:36 PM   #3405
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What does that say, mr. Skyline?
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Old September 16th, 2013, 04:56 AM   #3406
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What does that say, mr. Skyline?
An advert on enhancing service, with the Chinese characters forming a route map with various station names.
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Old September 16th, 2013, 04:25 PM   #3407
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Yes. Basically all new stations will have public toilets, and all interchange stations will get public toilets by 2020. Refer to this site for details.
http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/projects/p...ve_toilet.html
Thank heavens................because I remember that I had a hard time looking for a place to take a leek when we got off from Mong Kok station.

The only closest place that I knew that had 'clean toilets' was the video arcade game center called MK88 Mong Kok @ Chong Hing Square Building which is located at intersection of Nathan Road and Soy Street (si yau gaai 豉油街)
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Old September 16th, 2013, 05:35 PM   #3408
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Thank heavens................because I remember that I had a hard time looking for a place to take a leek when we got off from Mong Kok station.

The only closest place that I knew that had 'clean toilets' was the video arcade game center called MK88 Mong Kok @ Chong Hing Square Building which is located at intersection of Nathan Road and Soy Street (si yau gaai 豉油街)
You should have gone to Langham Place.
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Old September 16th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #3409
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You should have gone to Langham Place.
Hehe perhaps......but I didn't know about Langham Place at that time
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Old September 16th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #3410
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Thank heavens................because I remember that I had a hard time looking for a place to take a leek when we got off from Mong Kok station.

The only closest place that I knew that had 'clean toilets' was the video arcade game center called MK88 Mong Kok @ Chong Hing Square Building which is located at intersection of Nathan Road and Soy Street (si yau gaai 豉油街)
If you don't need "clean" toilets, there are plenty of fast food restaurants (McDonalds, KFC, Cafe De Coral etc) along Sai Yeung Choi Street to answer your call. Another helpful tip is to look for Chinese restaurants (i.e. those for yum cha - drink tea). They should have toilets for their patronage, so you can simply go in and to relieve.
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Old October 2nd, 2013, 05:03 PM   #3411
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MTR to address alleged fault on South Island trains
Company has three days to explain whether its train designs are unsafe as newspaper claims
27 September 2013
South China Morning Post

The transport chief has ordered the MTR to submit a report in three days on an alleged train design fault that could delay the opening of the South Island Line.

Secretary for Transport and Housing Anthony Cheung Bing-leung expressed concern about yesterday's Apple Daily report alleging that the width of some parts of the mainland-made trains exceeded the safety limit.

The report added that a redesign of the trains would delay the opening of the line for a year. It is expected to open in 2015.

The newspaper claimed its information came from an internal MTR document, and that the 10 driverless trains were ordered from Chinese manufacturer Changchun Railway Vehicles.

"We are concerned about any safety issues, so we have asked the MTR Corporation to provide a report within three days to explain [if] those allegations are valid," Cheung said yesterday.

He said the safety requirements for the South Island Line - which will link Admiralty and South Horizons - were the same as all other lines in the railway network, and that all new trains had to pass stringent tests set by the Electrical and Mechanical Services Department.

The Apple Daily report said the bearing box in the wheels of the trains exceeded the permitted kinematic envelope - the outline of space occupied by a rail vehicle in motion - by 4.68cm, and the gear case box by 2.58cm. It said the boxes might hit items around a train in motion and could cause derailment.

Engineer Albert Lai Kwong-tak, of the Professional Commons lobby group, said he had seen the internal MTR documents, which showed the company did not know about the issues until a few months ago. The documents also specified that the design fault was the MTR's responsibility rather than the manufacturer's.

Lai said the documents showed the MTR had yet to decide how to deal with the fault. "It's either about changing the train's design or making amendments on civil engineering works. It's expensive to make new trains and it's also difficult to amend tunnels," he said.

The MTR last night said it had stringent requirements for train design, which allowed sufficient clearance between the moving trains and station platforms, tunnels and other fixtures. It has ordered 22 trains from the mainland manufacturer since 2008.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 04:57 AM   #3412
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MTR travel to get `smarter'
The Standard
Friday, October 04, 2013

MTR Corp will introduce "smart" single- journey tickets from October 20, and Olympic MTR Station will be the first to accept such tickets.

The smart tickets will eventually replace those with magnetic strips.

Later this month, smart tickets will be introduced at eight more stations: Kam Sheung Road, Heng Fa Chuen, Tai Wo Hau, LOHAS Park, Ngau Tau Kok, Sunny Bay, Che Kung Temple and Fo Tan.

Magnetic-strip single-journey tickets will no longer be sold at these stations.

But there will still be at least one entry and exit gate at these stations that will accept the older tickets, to enable passengers to enter and exit all MTR stations regardless of whether they are using the smart or magnetic tickets.

The "smart" stations will be identifiable by their eye-catching blue ticketing equipment.

Smart tickets will be sold from existing single-journey ticket vending machines, which will also be labeled in blue.

To enter a station concourse, single- journey ticket users will have to place their tickets on the Octopus sensors and insert them into the gates to get out.

Staff will be deployed at stations to help with the usage of smart tickets.

The smart tickets are more durable and can be used 200 times - five times longer that the older tickets, which could be used 40 times.

The entire smart-ticket replacement program is scheduled to be completed at all 82 MTR stations within the first half of next year.

The HK$200 million program is part of MTR Corp's annual HK$5 billion spending on the upgrade and maintenance of its infrastructure and assets.

Deputy director (operating) Adi Lau Tin- shing said that out of about 5.1 million passengers every day, fewer than 5percent use single-journey tickets, as most use Octopus cards.

"The whole conversion project will be carried out in stages and we have chosen to start at less busy stations in the network," Lau said.

Magnetic-strip tickets have been in use since the MTR opened in 1979.
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Old October 4th, 2013, 07:28 AM   #3413
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Old October 4th, 2013, 01:37 PM   #3414
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I read somewhere that these are being introduced at some point in 2015. Is that still the plan?
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Old October 5th, 2013, 07:20 PM   #3415
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Are these trains going to replace some older ones or are they only for global New East rail network expansion ?

Which train manufacturer has been awarded with contract for these trains and in which quantities ?
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Old October 5th, 2013, 08:37 PM   #3416
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Are these trains going to replace some older ones or are they only for global New East rail network expansion ?

Which train manufacturer has been awarded with contract for these trains and in which quantities ?
I believe they will bolster the current numbers as the MTR plans to increase the frequency of the line. Hyundai Rotem has been awarded the contract so expect the trains to be similar to the K stock on the Kwun Tong line from a technical standpoint.
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Old October 5th, 2013, 09:54 PM   #3417
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I'm glad they chose HyundaiRotem if only from an aesthetic standpoint.

Korean industrial design has come on leaps and bounds in the last decade, and most rollingstock built by them tends to be very attractive.
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Old October 11th, 2013, 11:52 AM   #3418
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Gone in 8 minutes to Kennedy Town
The Standard
Friday, November 01, 2013

Commuters will be able to whiz from Kennedy Town to Sheung Wan by MTR in just eight minutes next year, half the time it takes by road today.

MTR Corp said yesterday work on the West Island Line is 80percent completed and the system should become operational late next year with test runs expected to begin in the first quarter.

A spokesman said the capacity of the three-station line could reach 8,500 passengers an hour.

The structural engineering work on the extension has been completed connecting Kennedy Town, the University of Hong Kong and Sai Ying Pun.

The line is an underground extension of the existing Island Line, which terminates in the west at Sheung Wan.

Construction manager Stephen Hamill said that owing to the depth of two of the stations, it is the first time for the company to use lifts on its network.

"We've included more lifts than required so that if one or possibly two cannot work, we still have enough to cater to the passengers," Hamill said.

The three stations have a total of 15 entrances, providing a convenient pedestrian network in the district via the unpaid areas of the stations.

The MTR spokesman said more than 90percent of those living in Western District will have easy pedestrian access to the subway.

While the construction of the Kennedy Town station used the cut-and- cover method, Sai Ying Pun and HKU stations were constructed as underground caverns at depths of 50 meters and 70m below ground respectively.

HKU station forms part of the biggest and deepest cavern in the existing MTR network.

Chief Secretary for Administration Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor said "although the line is only 3.2 kilometers in length, it serves a very important public transport function."

The MTR spokesman said apart from a passenger tunnel linking the entrances at First Street, Second Street and Ki Ling Lane in Sai Ying Pun, all other tunnels on the West Island Line have been completed.

Installation of the power supply systems for the stations and track, and operation of the overhead line system are scheduled for completion soon, allowing the testing and commissioning works for the operational railway to commence.

According to the company, a journey from Kennedy Town to Sheung Wan will take only eight minutes compared to the present 15 to 25 minutes by road.
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