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Old August 19th, 2015, 08:26 AM   #3801
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Considering MTR just made HK$8.19 Billion in profit in the past 6 months this is just small change.
Moody's seems to agree with you.

"Hong Kong, August 17, 2015 -- Moody's Investors Service says that the MTR Corporation Limited's (MTRC, Aa1 stable) interim results for the half year ended 30 June 2015 are in line with Moody's expectations. In addition, project cost overruns and delays will not immediately impact the company's Aa1 issuer or senior unsecured ratings.

The ratings outlook remains stable."


https://www.moodys.com/research/Mood...-no--PR_332530
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Old August 19th, 2015, 08:39 AM   #3802
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The company is backed by HK Gov. From debt perspective, default risk is minimal.
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Old August 19th, 2015, 09:48 AM   #3803
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Will CBTC be introduced in HK?
What does that stand for?
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Old August 19th, 2015, 11:44 AM   #3804
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What does that stand for?
communication based train control.

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Old August 20th, 2015, 10:19 AM   #3805
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Doing our Part for the Community

"art in MTR"



"art in MTR" freshens up the station interior and enhances the traveling experience. It helps to promote the appreciation of art in Hong Kong and offer a channel for artists to exhibit their talent. The art piece shown is "Ocean Garden" by Taiwanese artist Jun Tsun Tsun Lai which is displayed at Tsing Yi Station

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Old September 1st, 2015, 01:58 PM   #3806
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Fo Tan Station new intermediate concourse:

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Old September 2nd, 2015, 04:41 AM   #3807
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Why was it necessary?
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Old September 2nd, 2015, 10:05 AM   #3808
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The new concourse connects the separate north and south concourses. The north concourse currently lacks elevators/lifts connecting between Au Pui Wan Street (D exit), concourse and platforms, also its escalators only travel from platform to concourse (for concourse to platform there are only 2 narrow staircases), making the north concourse quite inaccessible.

Because the platforms of Fo Tan Station are very narrow, joining both concourses can avoid passengers walking thru the platforms just for getting to the right side of the concourse/exit.
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Old September 6th, 2015, 07:11 AM   #3809
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Escalator norm serves city well
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To walk, or not to walk – that is the latest question for people using escalators. Commuters are now told not to walk along a moving escalator, instead of standing on the right and leave the other side open for those in a hurry to walk past. The safety campaign led by Mass Transit Railway is no doubt staged with good intention. But if it is to be seriously enforced, it amounts to overthrowing an unspoken but well received norm that has been serving the city well for decades.

Jostling for spaces along MTR escalators can be a thrilling experience. Yet commuters naturally split into a standing line and a moving stream once they step onto the escalator. The orderliness owes much to the unofficial rule adopted by many world cities. This is also reflected in the relatively low number of accidents. The MTR recorded 382 cases in the first seven months of this year, 12 per cent down from the same period last year. Less than half – 43 per cent – were due to people moving along escalators. It translates into fewer than one accident a day. With millions of people scurrying up and down the escalators throughout the city’s rail network every day, the problem does not seem worrying.

Authorities in Japan have also started to promote standing still on moving escalators. Commuters are no longer advised to stand on one side to make way for others. They are also told to stand a step away from the person in front to reduce the danger in the event of an accident.
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Old September 8th, 2015, 07:38 PM   #3810
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Old September 15th, 2015, 11:51 AM   #3811
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The first new train for the North South Corridor of Shatin to Central Link arrived at Hong Kong from Korea last night! There are a total of 9 train cars in the first batch. At the Tsing Yi container terminal, the crew unloaded the train cars carefully. In the next few days, the train cars will be delivered to the Ho Tung Lau Depot at Fo Tan to undergo a series of tests.
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Old September 15th, 2015, 01:24 PM   #3812
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new train for SCL. Isn't that too early? because SCL will not be finished soon. Or they will use them on another line first?
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Old September 15th, 2015, 04:09 PM   #3813
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MTR receiving new SCL trains press release PDF; Chinese version

MTR has ordered 37 cars for the North South Corridor (NSC) which can comprise 4 trains in 9-car configuration with 1 surplus car in case of emergency. I'm not train guru but I bet the rest is still being manufactured because each train manufacturer has limited production capacity. The train manufacture contract was awarded to Hyundai Rotem in 2012. Considering the originally expected year of completion of the NSC was 2019 (now pushed back to 2021), it's not that early if the next lot is to be delivered half-year later.
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Old September 16th, 2015, 04:15 AM   #3814
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https://www.facebook.com/mtrhk/posts/10156161527415151

If you check the MTR new Korean train FB post again, you can see the outcry of a different incident which few staff members prosecuted and expelled a schoolgirl carrying guzheng (a traditional Chinese instrument about the size and weight of a cello or double bass) from Tai Wai Station. The outcry stems from the fact that MTR staff doesn't prosecute other passengers with bigger luggage like washing machine.

I personally sympathize the schoolgirl and agree that it's double standard of targeting her. Still I would never ever transport a guzheng (thanks to my dad I transport heavy Chinese instruments quite often) by train or bus because one misstep and the instrument will bash the nearby person.
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Old September 16th, 2015, 09:01 AM   #3815
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I believe there was stricter enforcement of luggage in the northern suburbs, such as Sheung Shui, when parallel trading was more prominent in the news. Nevertheless, if the student did violate MTR bylaws, then there should be enforcement regardless of whether others were able to get away with their violations.
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If you check the MTR new Korean train FB post again, you can see the outcry of a different incident which few staff members prosecuted and expelled a schoolgirl carrying guzheng (a traditional Chinese instrument about the size and weight of a cello or double bass) from Tai Wai Station. The outcry stems from the fact that MTR staff doesn't prosecute other passengers with bigger luggage like washing machine.

I personally sympathize the schoolgirl and agree that it's double standard of targeting her. Still I would never ever transport a guzheng (thanks to my dad I transport heavy Chinese instruments quite often) by train or bus because one misstep and the instrument will bash the nearby person.
Haha saw some of the posts and there are some netizens wondering why the girl was caught yet others have carried far bigger items yet have not been caught....




By the way, what is/are the allowable luggage/baggage size restrictions on MTR trains?
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Old September 21st, 2015, 10:43 PM   #3817
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1.2 PERMITTED LIMITS OF LUGGAGE ON THE URL:

A passenger travelling on the URL may carry only one piece of luggage provided that the total dimensions (i.e. length and width and height) of that piece of luggage do not exceed 170 cm and the length of any one side of the luggage does not exceed 130 cm.

http://www.mtr.com.hk/en/customer/ma...f_luggage.html
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Old September 22nd, 2015, 08:51 AM   #3818
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MTR has ordered 37 cars for the North South Corridor (NSC) which can comprise 4 trains in 9-car configuration with 1 surplus car in case of emergency. I'm not train guru but I bet the rest is still being manufactured because each train manufacturer has limited production capacity. The train manufacture contract was awarded to Hyundai Rotem in 2012. Considering the originally expected year of completion of the NSC was 2019 (now pushed back to 2021), it's not that early if the next lot is to be delivered half-year later.
Uhhh no. The order is for 37 9-car trains.
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Uhhh no. The order is for 37 9-car trains.
You're right. I didn't pay much attention on the train stocks.
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Old October 7th, 2015, 10:49 AM   #3820
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Musicians resist MTR ban with one voice
3 October 2015
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Imminent showdown in Tai Wai station today as thousands back call to oppose ban on carrying large musical instruments onto trains

Musicians gave mixed responses to a rallying call for a protest at the East Rail Line but were resolute in their stand against an MTR ban on large music instruments, as the railway giant prepared for the showdown today.

More than 3,500 had signed up to a Facebook campaign, “Let’s bring our musical instruments to take the MTR”, taking place at Tai Wai station since Mavis Lung, a teacher of the yangqin, a Chinese string instrument, posted her call online last week.

Lung launched the campaign after a series of expulsions of students from railway premises for carrying “oversized” music instruments.

“We will express ourselves freely, such as playing the instruments or singing, inside or outside the station,” she said yesterday. “We want to re-assert the very same right of travelling with our instruments just like before.

“I hope the participants would not get too agitated; I have confidence in the self-discipline of musicians in expressing themselves.”

The young player at the centre of the storm, Baptist University student Calvin Ho Ka-yeung, said he would not take part despite getting a warning letter and being expelled from the MTR last week for carrying a cello in a case that exceeded the 130cm limit by 4cm.
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