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Old March 11th, 2017, 02:30 AM   #4221
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For a journey from Yuen Long/Tuen Mun to the South Island line, the MTR recommends changing lines at East Tsimshatsui/Tsimshatsui and Admiralty.

Any reason for your different route choice?


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You need a less-than-perfect change of lines at Mei Foo, then Hong Kong-Central station and then Admiralty, or ETST-TST and then Admiralty.
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Old March 11th, 2017, 12:51 PM   #4222
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Old March 13th, 2017, 06:22 PM   #4223
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Old March 14th, 2017, 05:35 AM   #4224
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Not enough links on new MTR line, survey finds
Mar. 14, 2017
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Many Southern District residents who have switched to travel on the MTR since the launch of the South Island Line found the service has not enough connection points and platform staff but plenty of delays, a survey found.

The Democratic Alliance for the Betterment and Progress of Hong Kong interviewed 618 district residents from late February to early March and found that about 60 percent of respondents are now using the MTR as their major mode of transport.

More than half of the respondents (370) live near the MTR line in Lei Tung Estate, Ap Lei Chau Estate and South Horizons, while 248 live further away in Aberdeen, Shek Pai Wan, Wah Fu Estate and Wah Kwai Estate.

Another survey conducted by the party before the line opened found that about 80 percent of residents in the district used buses as their main transportation.

"Comparing the results of the two surveys, Southern District residents' commuting habits have changed," DAB community coordinator Wong Choi-lap said.

However, 82 percent of respondents in the latest survey said there are inadequate connections to other transport options while 39 percent said there are not enough staff on platforms.

Ada Mak Tse How-ling, a Southern District Council member, said: "When residents needed to seek help, they could not find any staff and it is both confusing and inconvenient for them."

Around 62 percent said they had experienced "accidental failures" on the new line while 33 percent said the incidents had affected their schedules.
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Those MTR light rail vehicles look very dated. Are there new coming? If so, will they be one long articulated per train?
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Old March 15th, 2017, 06:38 PM   #4226
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Those MTR light rail vehicles look very dated. Are there new coming? If so, will they be one long articulated per train?
They are being renovated. The white ones are already renewed. Sometimes they attach 2 cars together into one.
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Old March 26th, 2017, 06:11 PM   #4227
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MTR boss offers hope of trim
March 23, 2017

MTR Corp Ltd chairman Fredrick Ma Si-hang yesterday said there may be a reduction in fares this year, depending on the latest change in the transport sector wage index to be released on Monday.

If the change in the wage index is 3.3 percent or lower, the Fare Adjustment Mechanism will not be triggered, said Ma, pictured.

Assuming the wage index is 3.3 percent, this year's fare adjustment rate would be 2.25 percent. Taking into account the 0.6 percent fare deduction that the MTR has promised, and the one- time special reduction of 10 percent in this year's fare adjustment, the final fare adjustment rate would be 1.485 percent - slightly short of the 1.5 percent required to trigger a change in fares.

According to the MTRCL's agreement with the government, this left-over figure will be added to next year's fare adjustment rate in June 2018.

Ma was responding to comments from the public that the revised Fare Adjustment Mechanism released on Tuesday offered too little benefit to average passenger.

"With the fare prices frozen, the 3 percent rebate will actually bring fare prices down," he said.

The 3 percent rebate was offered to all Octopus Card users for each trip for at least six months in each of the next six years.

Ma said he understood citizens' concerns but could not offer bigger discounts due to financial sustainability and the rising maintenance cost of the railway.
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Old March 28th, 2017, 02:27 PM   #4228
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New MTR course as fares freeze
March 28, 2017

Train fares will be frozen for the first time following seven consecutive years of increases by the MTR Corp Ltd after government officials updated wage statistics yesterday.

Data from the Census and Statistics Department indicated that the latest annual change in the nominal wage index for the transportation industry was 3.3 percent in December - the final factor required to calculate this year's fare- adjustment rate.

According to the MTRCL's calculations, this year's fare-adjustment rate will land at 1.49 percent, a hairbreadth short of the 1.5 percent required to trigger a change in fares. So they will be unchanged until June next year.

This is also after taking into account the revised Fare Adjustment Mechanism, which factors in a one- time, 10 percent reduction.

Under an agreement between the government and the MTRCL, the leftover percentage will be carried over and go on top of the adjustment rate next year.

It was also announced yesterday that a 3 percent rebate for Octopus card users will take effect on June 18 and run to December 17.

In addition, the "Early Bird Discount Promotion" will be extended for a year to May 2018.

So predictions last week by MTRCL chairman Frederick Ma Si-hang turned out to be accurate.

Speaking just a day after the revised mechanism was published on March 20, Ma said he expected a "price drop" in fares should the wage index be 3.3 percent lower.
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Old April 1st, 2017, 06:27 AM   #4230
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Commuters stranded as power failure stops MTR services on Kwun Tong Line
Trains between Kwun Tong and Whampoa delayed for more than two hours during evening rush hour
April 10, 2017
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A power fault near Kowloon Bay MTR station halted train services in both directions for almost two hours on Monday, stranding commuters during the evening rush hour.

The power failure, which began at about 6pm, affected stations between Kwun Tong and Whampoa and was repaired at about 8.30pm. Services then began resuming as normal, an MTR spokesman said.

During the delay, the frequency of services between Kwun Tung and Whampoa was lengthened to one train every 10 minutes, while trains between Tiu Keng Leng and Kwun Tong were running every 12 minutes.

The MTR arranged temporary shuttle buses between the affected stations, which quickly attracted huge queues.
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MTR chaos blamed on antenna
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Apr 12, 2017

A misplaced antenna on an overhead cable caused the MTR outage on Monday night as engineers took over an hour to identify the fault by visual inspection.

Seven trains on the Kwun Tong line were trapped during the two-hour power cut on Monday with thousands of passengers affected by the delay.

The MTR Corp Ltd's operations chief Francis Li Shing-kee said yesterday that the power cut was the result of an antenna being misplaced, which had triggered the safety mode of the line's electricity supply system.

Li said engineers' first priority was to restore power to parts of the line and home into where the fault was located.

"We were able to narrow down [the search area] to the section between Kowloon Bay and Kowloon Tong but still it is a large area," Li explained on a radio program.

Teams of workers were then sent on to the railway tracks to hunt down the faulty antenna by eye as it was the only way given the situation, he said.

The first train on the Kwun Tong line also experienced a short delay yesterday morning, which Li said was the result of a full check-up and maintenance of the railway.

Legislator Michael Tien Puk-sun criticized the railway operator's practice of using human eyes to identify mechanical faults during the breakdown on Monday.

Tien said while such an incident is rare, it should not have taken engineers hours to locate some "loose screws" in the railway's power supply system.

Once the problem was detected, Tien said the MTR needed only 10 minutes to fix the issue.
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The fck they only interviewed mandarin people?

Those interviewed were actually Hong Kong people. You can tell by their heavy Cantonese accent when they spoke Mandarin. I guess someone as racist as you wouldn't understand what proper mandarin sounds like.
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Those interviewed were actually Hong Kong people. You can tell by their heavy Cantonese accent when they spoke Mandarin. I guess someone as racist as you wouldn't understand what proper mandarin sounds like.
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Those interviewed were actually Hong Kong people. You can tell by their heavy Cantonese accent when they spoke Mandarin. I guess someone as racist as you wouldn't understand what proper mandarin sounds like.
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