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Old November 20th, 2016, 05:14 PM   #4121
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It is a little silly that now Happy Valley wants better access to the rest of Hong Kong when during planning one of the alternative alignments of the South Island Line was for it to curve out serve Happy Valley. That was rejected on cost and fear that Happy Valley will be transformed to an overcrowded and overly expensive place. Now that the South Island Line is almost complete they want better transit service?
Their myopic vision leads to bad outcomes for them, now they sleep in the bed they have made. Reminds me of the same sh*t that happened with the West Rail line opening. So many "white elephant" and "waste of tax money" being slung at the rail line. Don't forget the epic "HSR should terminate at Kam Sheung Rd and passengers can use West Rail to get into urban areas" Now it is already the most overcapacitied line on the MTR.
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Old November 21st, 2016, 05:58 PM   #4122
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About the opening of all Ma On Shan Line extended platforms, I have to admit that I was too simple too naive. There is no 8-car train for MOS Line yet until 2017. All we've got is the existing 4-car trains stop at the far end of the platforms so all passengers need to move A LOT farther to avoid the overcrowded compartments which are closest to the staircase/escalator, because most extended platforms do not have new staircase/escalator connected to the concourse.

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Old November 22nd, 2016, 03:41 AM   #4123
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Hong Kong MTR’s new South Island Line to run by end of year
MTR Corp claims big savings on journeys to south of Hong Kong Island, but district councillor condemns lack of discounts for locals
November 21, 2016
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Driverless trains will run from the end of next month on the South Island Line, serving 170,000 people each day.

But, to the dismay of the Southern District residents, there will not be any special concessions for commuters there.

Announcing the fares for the long-awaited line, Jeny Yeung Mei-chun, MTR Corporation’s commercial director, said the corporation set prices according to the existing distance-based fare structure. The line’s opening date has yet to be fixed as the rail operator is preparing a final report for the government’s approval.

The HK$16.9 billion line will stretch from South Horizons on Ap Lei Chau to Admiralty via Lei Tung, Wong Chuk Hang and Ocean Park. The fare from Admiralty to Ocean Park will be HK$5.3 and HK$6.7 to South Horizons, taking four minutes and 11 minutes respectively.
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Old November 27th, 2016, 12:27 PM   #4124
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Old November 29th, 2016, 01:35 PM   #4125
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Old November 30th, 2016, 04:35 AM   #4126
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Antibiotic-resistant superbugs on Hong Kong MTR trains, study reveals
Researchers on city’s commuter rail network find drug-resistant bacteria are widespread, with biggest concentration on trains to and from China
South China Morning Post Excerpt
25 Nov 2016

Bacteria resistant to all the antibiotic drugs commonly used in Hong Kong have been found on the city’s MTR commuter rail network, scientists say.

The biggest concentrations of these bacteria were found on the line between urban Kowloon and the Chinese border - the East Rail line - and the Ma On Shan line that branches off it and serves a big new town in the city’s New Territories.

The bacteria were found on the hands of students who took trains on the various MTR lines.

The findings come amid growing global concern about the spread of superbugs resistant to most forms of antibiotic - drugs used in humans to treat a wide range of illnesses and prevent infection during childbirth, surgery and organ transplants and also used widely in agriculture. China is the world’s biggest user and producer of antibiotics.

More : http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-m...-hong-kong-mtr
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Old December 2nd, 2016, 10:52 AM   #4127
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I've been reading about many conflicting things, but what's going to happen at Hung Hom station once the SCL is complete? Which platforms will be used for which services?
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Old December 4th, 2016, 02:34 PM   #4130
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I've been reading about many conflicting things, but what's going to happen at Hung Hom station once the SCL is complete? Which platforms will be used for which services?


Original platforms 1-4 will be repurposed for Intercity service.
Platform 5-6 remain unchanged.
All local services move to a new station built under the current concourse.
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Old December 4th, 2016, 02:49 PM   #4131
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So many platforms for intercity trains?

I do wonder if they still plan to run 12-car trains between Lo Wu/Shenzhen and Hung Hom, or if they want to force most of the Lo Wu crowd onto intercity trains or the XRL instead...

Since 9-car trains on the North South Corridor seem woefully inadequate.
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Old December 4th, 2016, 05:06 PM   #4132
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So many platforms for intercity trains?

I do wonder if they still plan to run 12-car trains between Lo Wu/Shenzhen and Hung Hom, or if they want to force most of the Lo Wu crowd onto intercity trains or the XRL instead...

Since 9-car trains on the North South Corridor seem woefully inadequate.
MTR has no plan to run 12-car train again. All stations on the NSL will retrofit with automatic platform gates with 9 cars in length, and the distance between the train doors are different for the new trains.

The signalling system is now upgrading to allow more frequent headways, so that MTR claim that the reduction of the number of cars could be compensated by more frequent trains. There is additional southbound capacity from Tai Wai by the EWL.

Intercity trains do not call at Lo Wu, and XRL goes to Futien.
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Old December 4th, 2016, 07:15 PM   #4133
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Will KTT / InterCity service not end when the XRL opens?
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Old December 5th, 2016, 07:07 AM   #4134
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When did the MTR Corporation adopt 'Corridor' instead of 'Line' for the upcoming North-South and East-West lines? This is a very awkward choice of words: 3 syllables instead of 1, plus it's not the word commonly associated with rapid-transit lines. 'Corridor' makes sense in the context of the geographic space through which a transit line is (or may be) built, but the finished line is... well, it's a line. I wonder if it's too late for the MTRC to put a stop to this silliness.
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Will KTT / InterCity service not end when the XRL opens?
No. InterCity and XRL are different services and have different catchment area.
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When did the MTR Corporation adopt 'Corridor' instead of 'Line' for the upcoming North-South and East-West lines? This is a very awkward choice of words: 3 syllables instead of 1, plus it's not the word commonly associated with rapid-transit lines. 'Corridor' makes sense in the context of the geographic space through which a transit line is (or may be) built, but the finished line is... well, it's a line. I wonder if it's too late for the MTRC to put a stop to this silliness.
They are project names, and the final names of the lines have not be announced yet. But most likely they would change "corridor" to "line", as unlit signage in Ho Man Tin station and the utility rooms there are marked as "East West Line". Tender documents for the project also used their corresponding short forms (EWL, NSL).
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Opening date confirmed for Hong Kong MTR’s new South Island Line
The long-awaited train line, connecting Admiralty to Ap Lei Chau, will open December 28, according to corporation representatives
December 5, 2016

The new MTR extension connecting the southern part of Hong Kong Island to Admiralty will open December 28, according to the corporation’s senior officials.

Announcing the opening date on Monday, MTR Corporation CEO Lincoln Leong Kwok-kuen said he hoped the new line will enhance the southern districts’ development and boost convenience for commuters.

The HK$16.9 billion line, operated with driverless trains, will stretch from South Horizons on Ap Lei Chau to Admiralty via new stations at Lei Tung, Wong Chuk Hang and Ocean Park. It is expected to serve some 170,000 people per day.

With the Island Line, the Tsuen Wan Line and now the South Island Line, Admiralty has quickly become another of the city’s major interchanges.

The fare for the four-minute journey from Admiralty to Ocean Park will be HK$5.30. And for the 11-minute journey to South Horizons, the fare will be HK$6.70.
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