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Old November 13th, 2004, 08:22 AM   #461
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Cool. More pics? haha
Oh yeah we sure want to see more pictures yeah. Haha
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Old November 13th, 2004, 09:02 AM   #462
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Along West Rail

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Tin Shui Wai


Kam Sheung Road


Yuen Long LRT Interchange


Mei Foo


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Old November 13th, 2004, 11:45 AM   #463
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Wow those pics are great.

So for instance at Yuen Long LRT Interchange Platform, different numbered trains can pull into the Station, like how different buses stop at the same bus stop? Or is there a separate platform for each type of train like those on the MTR? I don't get how Light Rail works... Its just a rail type of bus service right...

These West Rail Stations look great...though they lack the distinctive chinese station name characters on the walls. But they certainly look super modern...

Another perculiar thing I noticed. HK's Police changed uniforms already? Wonder when the next action HK movie will be released where we get to see them.
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Old November 13th, 2004, 08:03 PM   #464
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Route K16 to end at East Tsim Sha Tsui Station
Saturday, November 13, 2004
Government Press Release

The Transport Department has announced that with the
commissioning of the KCR East Tsim Sha Tsui Station
from November 14, the KCR Bus Route K16 from West Rail
Nam Cheong Station to East Rail Hung Hom Station will
be terminated at East Tsim Sha Tsui Station.

Bus stops on this route at Hung Hom Station and Wing
On Plaza will be cancelled from the same day.
Passengers can travel between Hung Hom and Tsim Sha
Tsui by East Rail.

Notices will be posted inside the bus compartments and
at the bus stops.



"Transport for All" vision makes public transport
services more accessible

Government Press Release
Friday, November 12, 2004

A "Transport for All" Seminar held today (November 12)
provided a forum for sharing experience and expert
knowledge in improving accessibility for all among
transport administrators, service providers, transport
planners, rehabilitation workers, people with
disabilities and the elderly.

Local experts together with speakers from the United
Kingdom, Japan and the Mainland shared with
participants, among other things, new ideas on topics
concerning accessible taxis in Japan, accessibility at
the Olympics and Paralympics in Beijing, wheelchair
safety in vehicles and universal design.

Officiating at the opening ceremony, the Commissioner
for Transport, Mr Robert Footman, said the Transport
Department together with the stakeholders in Hong Kong
had made continuous efforts to develop the "Transport
for All" vision, the aim of which is to provide better
transport services to the public and a barrier-free
street environment for people with disabilities and
the elderly.

Mr Footman said the administration and the community
had done quite a lot under the umbrella of the "Five
Betters" Strategy" to improve accessibility for all
over the past three years although much remained to be
done.

The "Five Betters Strategy" is: Better access to
transport services for all; better public transport
infrastructure and facilities for all; better street
and pedestrian areas for all; better planning
standards, guidelines and procedures; and better
partnership for actions and results.

Some of the achievements under the strategy are:
* wheelchair access for 2,400 buses;
* Braille and tactile vehicle registration number
plates for the entire 18,000-strong taxi fleet;
* talking taxi meters for 9,000 taxis;
* Braille registration plates for 1,000 public light
buses;
* call bells for 600 public light buses; and
* on railways, lifts, tactile guide paths, Braille
maps and wide gates are becoming standard facilities
in stations.

In conjunction with the seminar, an exhibition of
outstanding models from the "Transport for All" Model
Competition was held. Mr Footman opened the exhibition
and reviewed the models made by students after the
ceremony.

The seminar was jointly organised by the Hong Kong
Society for Rehabilitation, Hong Kong Occupational
Therapy Association, the Chartered Institute of
Logistics and Transport in Hong Kong and the Transport
Department.
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Old November 13th, 2004, 11:39 PM   #465
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i love it when hkskyline posts train pics. *drool*
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Old November 14th, 2004, 02:52 AM   #466
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I'm having a hard time finding more West Rail pics. Help please, anyone?

Also, anyone got a collection of pics from the KCR passenger trains before the electric models came in?
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Old November 14th, 2004, 03:28 AM   #467
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East Tsim Sha Tsui Station

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Old November 14th, 2004, 04:17 AM   #468
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East TST station looks just like the West Rail stations...
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Old November 14th, 2004, 04:54 AM   #469
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Old November 14th, 2004, 10:58 AM   #470
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According to the map, you don't exist ;P
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Old November 14th, 2004, 06:54 PM   #471
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Old November 15th, 2004, 05:41 AM   #472
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This thread could do better with some active discussions going on though.

But nice pictures, as always.
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Old November 15th, 2004, 07:27 AM   #473
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Old November 15th, 2004, 10:31 AM   #474
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Some more West Rail Photos

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Excellent.
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The old stock needs some restyling, maybe a new paint scheme. The front end isn't enough. They look okay pulling into stations, but outside they don't really add to the environment, especially in the more run-down areas such as eastern Kowloon.
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Old November 16th, 2004, 02:21 AM   #478
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Well, when the Refurbished stock adds commercials, it looks pretty nice.
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The old stock needs some restyling, maybe a new paint scheme. The front end isn't enough. They look okay pulling into stations, but outside they don't really add to the environment, especially in the more run-down areas such as eastern Kowloon.
Ya white train bodies don't look nice nowadays. If they are dirty it is very obvious. And too plain car bodies are not nice too. Tung Chung's Blue trains are cool, as with the Airport Express's.
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November 16, 2004
Government Press Release
Ma On Shan Rail put to the test


Test trip: Secretary for the Environment, Transport & Works Dr Sarah Liao takes a trial ride on the Ma On Shan Rail.

Secretary for the Environment, Transport & Works Dr Sarah Liao has taken a trial ride aboard the Ma On Shan Rail, which will open by year's end.

The 11.4km line runs from Wu Kai Sha to Tai Wai with nine stations along the route which interchanges with the East Rail at Tai Wai Station. She was briefed on the station's public transport interchange and inspected its bicycle-parking facilities.

The ride was part of her trip to Sha Tin today, to exchange views with district councillors on the area's latest developments.

At Palm Court in Ma On Shan Dr Liao inspected the newly completed T7 trunk road and noise barriers being installed along it.

The 3.2km road connects the western and eastern parts of Ma On Shan. Some 63,000 square metres of barriers have been installed to reduce the traffic noise for nearby residents.

Special landscaping works have been carried out at Palm Court, including the planting of 1,000 palm trees and 100,000 rhododendrons, which are native to the area.
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