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Old January 27th, 2016, 02:57 PM   #3921
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Jan. 26, 2016
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MTRCL takes control

MTR Corp Limited (0066) has purchased the remaining 50 percent stake in a joint venture that maintains and cleans all locomotives of the Stockholm Metro system.

With its previous 50 percent stake, MTRCL now owns the entire venture Tunnelbanan Teknik Stockholm.

MTR Stockholm, a wholly-owned subsidiary of MTRCL, launched the joint venture with a Norwegian rolling stock maintenance company, Mantena, in 2009.

Tunnelbanan will be renamed MTR Tech upon completion of the acquisition. About 400 existing employees will continue working at MTR Tech.

Last year, the local railway operator was granted the extension of its concession to operate the Stockholm Metro for another six years until 2023.

"This purchase will bring rolling stock maintenance for Stockholm Metro fully under MTRCL's management and enables us to continue to deploy the very best of our extensive maintenance expertise and experience for the benefit of our passengers," said MTRCL chief executive Lincoln Leong Kwok-kuen.
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Old January 28th, 2016, 06:00 PM   #3922
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Old January 28th, 2016, 06:18 PM   #3923
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Oooh.

New paint scheme?

New car?

Something looks different.
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Old January 28th, 2016, 06:21 PM   #3924
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Oooh.

New paint scheme?

New car?

Something looks different.
Yes, they are being refurnished with a new livery.
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Old January 28th, 2016, 06:25 PM   #3925
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Do a lot of tourists take the train from/to Tung Chung Station and connect to a bus service to/from the Airport to save on the fares?
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Old January 28th, 2016, 08:00 PM   #3926
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Do a lot of tourists take the train from/to Tung Chung Station and connect to a bus service to/from the Airport to save on the fares?
The "E" buses are cheaper and competitive against the MTR to Tung Chung and bus option.

http://www.nwstbus.com.hk/routes/air...px?intLangID=1
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Old January 28th, 2016, 09:05 PM   #3927
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Yeah, from Yuen Long or Tung Chung, airport buses are the way to go. Cheapest and fastest option that I know of (not counting taxi due to cost).
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Old January 30th, 2016, 06:30 AM   #3928
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Old January 31st, 2016, 12:26 PM   #3929
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Old January 31st, 2016, 03:20 PM   #3930
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I think these feeder bus photos should be posted in the bus thread, even though they are related to MTR.
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Old February 1st, 2016, 04:48 AM   #3931
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Hong Kong Economic Journal Excerpt
Feb 3, 2016
Women pack 100 live lobsters into suitcases on MTR




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Strong demand for high-end seafood in mainland China as the Lunar New Year approaches is prompting smugglers to grab the opportunity to make money before the holidays.

A video clip posted on Facebook shows two women stuffing more than 100 live lobsters into a dozen suitcases on an MTR train, hk01.com reported Wednesday.

Witnesses said that once they got onto the train, the women opened their suitcases and stuffed the live lobsters in transparent plastic bags into them.

Each suitcase had around 10 big lobsters in it.

But at first, the suitcases seemed not big enough, so the pair repacked, pressed and stuffed the lobsters forcefully again and again into the suitcases so that they could zip them up.

Other passengers in the compartment were annoyed by the disturbance the two traders caused.

The smuggling of lobsters, Pacific geoducks and frozen steaks from Hong Kong to the mainland has become common over the past few years, said Leung Kam-shing, convener of the North District Parallel Imports Concern Group.

The situation gets worse before the Lunar New Year because of the increased demand for high-quality food in the mainland, he said.

Leung said the smugglers usually bring the food to Lo Wu through Sheung Shui and pass it on to their mainland partners, who then sell it to restaurants.
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Below the Lion Rock: Hong Kong's MTR Corporation makes good progress on tunnel for Sha Tin to Central rail link
5 February 2016
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The MTR Corporation said it had overcome difficult geological conditions below Lion Rock, but was making good progress in completing a railway tunnel linking Tai Wai in the New Territories with Kai Tak in Kowloon. The deepest point of the tunnel is about 300 metres underground.

The 5km tunnel forms part of the Sha Tin to Central Link. The rail operator aims to open the section between Tai Wai and Hung Hom in 2019 before extending it to Admiralty.

To build the tunnel, the MTR used both tunnel boring machines and drilling and blasting.

“Inside the mountain there are fault zones,” said Jason Wong Chi-chung, project manager of the Sha Tin to Central Link, during a press tour of the tunnel last week.

“The wider the fault zone, the greater the amount of water that could gush in. This could be dangerous,” he said.

“Extra supporting work had to be done before we could drill and blast. Luckily, we encountered fewer fault zones than expected.”

Wong added another challenge in constructing the tunnel was that a section of it passed over a water tunnel linking High Island Reservoir in Sai Kung to the urban areas and part of it had to be protected before the drill and blast operation could start.
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MTRC in $23m 'birthday' giveaway
Feb. 15, 2016
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Not everyone was cheering an "everyone's birthday" gift that MTR Corp Ltd announced yesterday on the seventh day of the Lunar New Year.

The "Happy Birthday - Happy Journey" lucky draw is a promotion that allows 200,000 Hongkongers to win a HK$65 one-day pass in their birthday month.

A lucky draw will be held every month from March to draw a birthday date under the HK$23 million program.

"Birthdays are always best when shared," said commercial director Jeny Yeung Mei-chun. "We hope we can bring joy and fun to lucky passengers, who can travel within Hong Kong to celebrate with friends and relatives using the pass."

Hong Kong ID cardholders whose birthdays fall on the date drawn can redeem the special "birthday pack" by presenting their ID card.

The pack will include a HK$65 "Happy Birthday One-day Pass" for one day of unlimited free domestic rides on the MTR network within one month of the date of issue. Excluded from the free rides are the Airport Express, East Rail Line first class, journeys to and from Lo Wu and Lok Ma Chau and MTR buses.
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