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Old July 11th, 2015, 05:27 AM   #3781
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Taking a ride on the world's most envied metro system

By Maggie Hiufu Wong, CNN
March 31, 2015

Is this the world's best metro? – Hong Kong's 218-kilometer metro network serves 1.6 billion passengers per year. In comparison, the London Underground network stretches 402 kilometers and serves 1.3 billion passengers per year.

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Great photos of the inside of the MTR's control centre

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Old July 11th, 2015, 06:09 PM   #3782
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Is this the world's best metro? – Hong Kong's 218-kilometer metro network serves 1.6 billion passengers per year. In comparison, the London Underground network stretches 402 kilometers and serves 1.3 billion passengers per year.


Thet definitely got the length of the MTR wrong in this article.
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Old July 11th, 2015, 08:11 PM   #3783
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Is this the world's best metro? – Hong Kong's 218-kilometer metro network serves 1.6 billion passengers per year. In comparison, the London Underground network stretches 402 kilometers and serves 1.3 billion passengers per year.


Thet definitely got the length of the MTR wrong in this article.
You meant at press time or currently? Cos that's published earlier in the year.
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Old July 12th, 2015, 06:01 AM   #3784
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Is this the world's best metro? – Hong Kong's 218-kilometer metro network serves 1.6 billion passengers per year. In comparison, the London Underground network stretches 402 kilometers and serves 1.3 billion passengers per year.


Thet definitely got the length of the MTR wrong in this article.
You can cross-check against the MTR's annual report.
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Old July 13th, 2015, 01:40 AM   #3785
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Is this the world's best metro? – Hong Kong's 218-kilometer metro network serves 1.6 billion passengers per year. In comparison, the London Underground network stretches 402 kilometers and serves 1.3 billion passengers per year.


Thet definitely got the length of the MTR wrong in this article.
They included the LRT network in the length but not the ridership so it should say:

"Hong Kong's 175-kilometer metro network serves "almost" (1.54 billion in 2014 according to MTR) 1.6 billion passengers per year"

Which looks even more impressive.
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Old July 13th, 2015, 08:22 PM   #3786
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That sounds about right
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Old July 14th, 2015, 03:36 AM   #3787
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Actually looking back the ridership is 1.68 billion if you include ridership from Lok Ma Chau and Lo Wu and the Airport Express. So it is even more even more impressive.
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Old July 17th, 2015, 12:24 PM   #3788
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Kai Tak topping out ceremony
17 Jul 2015





CHINA: A topping out ceremony for Kai Tak station on the Shatin – Central Link in Hong Kong was held on July 16. This is the second station on the future metro line where civil works have been completed.

Construction started in 2013. Three entrances lead to a concourse on the upper level and there is an island platform below.

‘This is not only a big step forward in Hong Kong’s railway development but also a foundation to support the long-term development and growth of the city’, said MTR Corp CEO Lincoln Leong

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Old July 22nd, 2015, 06:13 PM   #3789
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MTR Corporation places largest-ever train order
Wednesday, July 22, 2015



HONG KONG's MTR Corporation confirmed on July 22 that it has placed its largest-ever rolling stock order after signing a contract worth around $HK 6bn ($US 770m) with CRRC subsidiary CSR Qingdao Sifang for 93 eight-car trains

The trains are due to be delivered between 2018 and 2023 and will replace the entire first-generation fleet on the Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan, Island, and Tseung Kwan O lines

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Old July 23rd, 2015, 05:22 AM   #3790
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These are from the same maker of the new trains on the KT Line?
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Old July 24th, 2015, 04:16 PM   #3791
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MTR riders to be spared platform door costs
22 July 2015
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Corporation charged travellers 10 cents for previous installation work

MTR passengers will be spared from paying for the installation of new automatic platform screen doors – which cost HK$400 million – even though commuters were charged 10 cents on top of their fare for previous work.

The installation of 1,280 screen doors will cover the Ma On Shan line and part of the Sha Tin to Central link. However, the project will not cover East Rail stations.

Tai Wai station – a terminus of the Ma On Shan line – will see the first doors come into operation by the end of this month. A total of 720 screen doors will be installed at nine Ma On Shan line stations.
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Old July 24th, 2015, 08:12 PM   #3792
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These are from the same maker of the new trains on the KT Line?
I read the article, the manufacturer of the new trains will be CSR Qingdao Sifang, same manufacturer of Singapore MRT's newest trains for its North-South Line under a JV with Kawasaki Heavy Industries. The manufacturer of the C-Stock Train of KT and TKO Lines is CSR Qingdao Sifang's sister company CNR Changchun Railway Vehicles. Both manufacturers are under the CRRC or the China Railway Rolling Stock Corp.
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Old July 27th, 2015, 05:49 PM   #3793
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Rail relics hit blind spot in group survey
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Monday, July 27, 2015



One in five people oppose the government prioritizing the conservation of ancient relics found on the delayed Sha Tin-Central Link, a survey found.

The Kowloon City Antiquities and Monuments Concern Group survey of 152 people last month found 40 percent of respondents said the government should make it a top priority to preserve the relics, while 24 percent opposed it.

About 34 percent said the delay of the link caused by the discovery and conservation of ancient relics was unacceptable.

This compared with 28 percent who thought it was acceptable.

Consultant Lau Kwok-ming said this is a normal reaction from the public and the government should make an effort to engage with citizens about conservation.

"When people know more about the importance of the conservation work, they will understand the delay of the project," he said.

Many relics have been found during the construction of the link, including a Song dynasty well discovered at the site of the future To Kwa Wan MTR stop.

In December, the Antiquities Advisory Board decided on the cheapest HK$10 million no-delay option to preserve the third Song dynasty well and aqueduct found at the station on the Tai Wai-Hung Hom section of the link.

This section, originally scheduled for 2018, will be delayed to 2019. The Hung Hom-Admiralty line will be delayed to 2021.
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SCL trainset nearing completion
29 Jul 2015



CHINA: Hong Kong MTR Corp’s General Manager for the Shatin – Central Link project, T M Lee, has visited Hyundai Rotem’s factory in South Korea to inspect the first of 37 trainsets for the North South Corridor of the SCL, which is due to be delivered in September.

The trains will feature LED interior lighting, 27 in LCD passenger information screens, dynamic route maps and ‘improved’ grab poles.

As the bodies will be slightly wider than those on existing East Rail Line trains, station platforms will have to be adjusted before the trains start dynamic testing. Work will start at University and Tai Wo in late July before moving to other stations. To make passengers aware of the larger gaps, LED lights will be installed and notices will be posted in stations. Additional station assistants will also be deployed. When complete, platform edge gates will be retrofitted

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Damn, lol... this is what happens when I'm too busy rail fanning in San Francisco XD... I miss all this news :P
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MTR Corp. 1H Net Profit HK$8.19 Billion
13 August 2015
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Hong Kong rail operator MTR Corp. (0066.HK) said Thursday its first-half net profit rose 3.5%, lifted by steady contribution from its rail and retail commercial operations.

Net profit for the six months ended June 30 totaled 8.19 billion Hong Kong dollars ($1.06 billion) up from HK$7.91 billion a year earlier. Revenue rose 3.8% to HK$20.21 billion from HK$19.47 billion.
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More woe for MTRCL after costs for lines rise by $3b
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Construction of the South Island Line and the Kwun Tong extension line will cost HK$3 billion more than the original budget, MTR Corporation Limited announced yesterday.

Together with previous announcements, it said the costs of the four new lines, including the Guangzhou- Shenzhen-Hong Kong Express Rail Link and Sha Tin to Central Link, will be HK$18.05 billion over budget.

The HK$3 billion for the first two projects will be borne by the MTRCL, chief executive Lincoln Leong Kwok- kuen said.

But whether the company or the government would bear the extra costs of the high-speed rail link now estimated to cost HK$85.3 billion remains unclear.

Leong said the company had not received notification of any claim by the government in relation to the overbudget and the delay of the rail link.

The cost of the South Island Line (East) linking Admiralty to South Horizons would be HK$16.9 billion, 22 percent or HK$1.7 billion more than the original estimate of HK$15.2 billion.

The construction of the Kwun Tong extension line linking Yau Ma Tei to Whampoa would need another HK$1.3 billion, pushing costs up 22 percent to HK$7.2 billion from the original HK$5.9 billion.

Problems with the excavation of a platform tunnel and the construction of the Whampoa station also pushed the launch of the Kwun Tong extension line back to the third quarter of next year at the earliest.

The South Island Line is expected to be completed by end of next year as scheduled.

Leong said unanticipated challenges such as complex geological situations, underground pipes and lines and labor shortages have caused the projects' delay and rising price tags.

He added that the company can better estimate the current costs of the two projects as more than 80 percent of the projects are already completed.

The Sha Tin to Central Link, funded and owned by the government, saw a 17.3 percent rise in costs to HK$8.62 billion from the original estimate of HK$7.35 billion.

The high-speed rail link would also see a delay to the third quarter of 2018.
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Will CBTC be introduced in HK?
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... The HK$3 billion for the first two projects will be borne by the MTRCL, chief executive Lincoln Leong Kwok- kuen said. ...
Considering MTR just made HK$8.19 Billion in profit in the past 6 months this is just small change.
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