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Old December 11th, 2016, 08:31 AM   #4141
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No plan to visit Hong Kong for the upcoming South Island Line? MTR Facebook page got you covered:

https://www.facebook.com/mtrhk/video...8017722595151/
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Old December 12th, 2016, 01:26 PM   #4142
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Admiralty MTR waits set to become longer
Dec. 12, 2016

People at the already crowded Admiralty Station will wait longer than they do now to board a train at rush hours when the South Island Line opens on December 28.

That's the word from MTR Corp Ltd chairman Frederick Ma Si-hang, who said yesterday that people would likely have to wait for an "extra" one to two trains to pull in and pick up passengers before boarding.

Currently, people can wait for a couple of trains to arrive at platforms and leave before they can board one.

So it would seem experts who have warned of four- or five-train waits at Admiralty figured it correctly.

Ma also said during a TVB program that after the opening of the HK$16.9 billion South Island line, which could carry 170,000 passengers daily, Admiralty will be the biggest interchange station.

"My prediction is that crowded conditions can only [ease] after the Sha Tin to Central Link opens in 2021," he said.
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Old December 12th, 2016, 07:26 PM   #4143
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Old December 14th, 2016, 12:05 PM   #4144
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Rejuvenated Western District welcomes influx of families and entrepreneurs
Western District is latest district to profit from MTR expansion with new developments, trendy restaurants and shopping malls
December 9, 2016

The MTR can dramatically improve lives. The railway system has transformed parts of the New Territories into vibrant new towns. After the opening of the West Rail, Kam Tin and Tuen Mun have had a facelift, with developers racing to build new homes to serve an expanding population.

Now it’s the turn of Western District to undergo change, thanks to the extension of the MTR’s Island Line into Kennedy Town.

The result is evident with the surrounding areas booming with new developments, trendy restaurants and shopping malls.

The area has become a magnet for a more diverse community of expats and local families. In addition, a growing group of entrepreneurs are making the Western District their home thanks to its proximity to Central, availability of affordable rental options relative to the expensive Mid-Levels area, and access to flexible co-working spaces.

In the year to November, the area has seen the completion and handover of at least six residential projects including Imperial Kennedy (161 units), The Hudson (134 units), One South Lane (92 units), The Nova (255 units), Eivissa Crest (106 units) and Park Crest (48 units), according to Buildings Department records.

Early next year, New World Development is set to market another residential project, Artisan House, off-plan. The arts-themed project will comprise 250 units configured as studios, one-bedrooms and two-bedrooms, a company spokeswoman says.

Located at 1 Sai Yuen Lane, Artisan House is close to the Sai Ying Pun MTR station. Estate agents say the layout mix will attract buy-to-let investors thanks to its convenient location and amenities. Artisan House will be marketed as part of The Artisanal Bohemian Collection, which includes Eight South Lane in Kennedy Town and Bohemian House in Sai Ying Pun. The developer says more than 80 per cent of the Eight South Lane units are owned by investors as rental properties.

In high-density urban areas such as Western District, land for housing development has to be where old buildings are demolished.

More : http://www.scmp.com/special-reports/...stern-district
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Old December 15th, 2016, 02:44 PM   #4145
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Old December 21st, 2016, 03:08 AM   #4146
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Preparation for South Island Line

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Old December 24th, 2016, 09:04 AM   #4147
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Before they remove the bandage:



This in-car map should be the same used in the official journey planner as opposed to the bigger "on-platform" version. My only issue is that they moved Tsim Sha Tusi label to the other side instead of staying on the same side as Prince Edward to Jordan.
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Old December 25th, 2016, 12:10 AM   #4148
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Sneak peek at Hong Kong’s first new railway line in a decade
MTR opens doors to stations along new South Island Line ahead of next week’s launch
December 24, 2016
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Tens of thousands of Hongkongers flocked to brand new MTR stations on Saturday for a sneak peek at the city’s first new railway line in more than a decade.

Train services were not running ahead of the official opening of the long-awaited South Island Line next Wednesday, but the MTR Corporation invited the public to inspect its four new stations in Southern District and the extended interchange at Admiralty that will link it to the rest of the city’s railway network. Some 28,000 people responded to the invitation.

The HK$16.5 billion line, the first to open since the Disneyland Resort Line in 2005, will feature driverless three-carriage trains and run from South Horizons in Ap Lei Chau to Admiralty via new *stations at Lei Tung, Wong Chuk Hang and Ocean Park.
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Old December 26th, 2016, 12:12 AM   #4149
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Old December 26th, 2016, 01:34 PM   #4150
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MTR has recorded a video to demystify accessing South Island Line platform in Admiralty Station and interchanging from South Island Line to Tsuen Wan Line and Island Line.
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Old December 28th, 2016, 05:29 PM   #4151
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Bottleneck feared as new line opens
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Dec. 28, 2016

Crowd control measures including stopping escalators and closing gates will be sorely tested when the driverless HK$16.9 billion South Island Line opens, with the first train leaving South Horizons on Ap Lei Chau for Admiralty today at 5.55am.

But a concern group worries that Admiralty station, an interchange for the Tsuen Wan and Island lines, could be overcrowded by passengers from the South Island line, as it questions the effectiveness of the MTR Corp's crowd control measures.

The seven-kilometer line also stops at Lei Tung, Wong Chuk Hang and Ocean Park, with a trip from South Horizons to Admiralty taking 11 minutes. Fears over whether Admiralty can cope with the extra passengers remain, with the latest doubts from the Public Transport Research Team.

Spokesman Quentin Cheng Hin-kei said with workers from Southern District flooding onto the new line during evening hours, in addition to Ocean Park visitors, Admiralty could be swamped after 6pm, with passengers waiting up to five trains to board the Tsuen Wan or Island line.
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Old December 28th, 2016, 05:30 PM   #4152
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HK Puts into Service New Unmanned Subway Line


Hong Kong on Wednesday put into operation an unmanned subway line in its Southern District to enable commuters traveling across the district with much more convenience and better riding experience.



Hong Kong has opened a brand new metro line that brings mass transit to the Special Administrative Region's southern district. The new South Island Line is the third driverless metro line in Hong Kong, and it also sees the introduction of the first driverless metro trains made entirely in China. CCTV's Mao Dan reports.
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Old December 29th, 2016, 05:19 PM   #4153
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The fck they only interviewed mandarin people?
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Old December 29th, 2016, 05:33 PM   #4154
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The fck they only interviewed mandarin people?
Erm...*Hong Kong is a part of China*after all, and*plenty of ethnic Chinese live there...
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Old December 29th, 2016, 05:37 PM   #4155
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Because CCTV is from mainland China?
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The fck they only interviewed mandarin people?
Because of a clear political ideology.
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Old December 30th, 2016, 08:21 AM   #4157
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The fck they only interviewed mandarin people?
The people CCTV interviewed were probably Cantonese people, as you can tell by their accents and terms - the first guy used the cantonese term for bus (巴士) rather than the mandarin one (公車).
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Smooth rides for workday crowds
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Jan. 4, 2017

Passengers on the new South Island Line increased by nearly 40 percent yesterday on the first day after the holidays when students were back at school compared with December 28 when the HK$16.9 billion line started operating.

But operations remained smooth throughout the day.

Commuters at Admiralty Station had to wait an extra one or two trains at about 8.30 yesterday during morning rush hour. It was up to four trains on the Island Line to Chai Wan. MTR chiefs said they would deploy more staff for crowd control.

MTR Corp Ltd head of operations Francis Li Shing-kee, who inspected the new line yesterday morning, said: "Train operation was smooth overall.

"We've inspected several stations and found lifts and escalators were operating smoothly and normally."

Some students living in Southern District have switched to the MTR from taking the bus, saying it could save up to 20 minutes. Three-carriage driverless trains on the South Island Line, which can carry 678 passengers each, were about 80 percent full at 8am with plenty of standing room.

Between 7.15am and 9.15am, about 8,000 people were at South Island Line interchange platform at Admiralty Station, 37 percent more than 5,869 people calculated on December 28, according to statistics from the Democratic Party's Southern District Caucus.
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