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Old November 28th, 2004, 03:19 AM   #501
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Old November 28th, 2004, 05:18 AM   #502
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Old November 28th, 2004, 11:39 AM   #503
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when is it planned for opening?
no platform screen doors?
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Old November 28th, 2004, 12:00 PM   #504
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No PSDs for Ma On Shan line stations.

Opening at the end of December.
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Old November 28th, 2004, 12:10 PM   #505
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Those tiles look cheap.
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Old November 28th, 2004, 12:25 PM   #506
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No PSDs for Ma On Shan line stations.

Opening at the end of December.
Why the sudden decision to not have PSD. Its easier installing them now than when the trains are running.
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Old November 28th, 2004, 01:14 PM   #507
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hkskyline - When will Tai Wai be getting PSD's???
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Old November 28th, 2004, 01:26 PM   #508
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West Rail was built when the financial market boomed...
Ma On Shan Rail was built when the bubble bursted... thats why...
It's the matter of money!

BTW, MOS Rail only have 4 cars, its more like a light rail system.

As the size concerns, WR serves 3 big districts but MOS rail only serve 1...

So thats the difference...

About the blue tiles... thats simply another money problem... well, it looks quite ok....
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Old November 28th, 2004, 01:44 PM   #509
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If MOS line's passenger flow is more like light rail, why do they waste the heavy rail Kawasaki cars on that line? They should use lighter trains with fewer doors and more chairs for passenger seating instead of the standee-maximising configurations.

They really could do better than those blue tiles. I hope that they at least cover up that strip above the train, put some rail system maps or white panels or something to hide it.
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Old November 28th, 2004, 02:27 PM   #510
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If MOS line's passenger flow is more like light rail, why do they waste the heavy rail Kawasaki cars on that line? They should use lighter trains with fewer doors and more chairs for passenger seating instead of the standee-maximising configurations.
because the MOS and the West Line will become "one" line and it will get a new name: East & West Line and the current East Line will also get a new name: North & South Line
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nick-taylor - I don't think PSDs were part of the design for this line. It will open with 4-car trains every 2.5 minutes during peak hours. The population of Ma On Shan will double in 20 years. Perhaps PSDs will be fitted when the line reaches maximum capacity.
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Old November 30th, 2004, 07:15 AM   #512
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November 26, 2004
Government Press Release
Views on Ma On Shan Rail fares considered

Public views on Ma On Shan Rail fares will be considered, Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation Chairman Michael Tien says, adding he is confident the rail can start operation before the end of the year.

Mr Tien told legislators today the railway systems have been tested and commissioned. On fares, he said the corporation has adopted the same methodology previously used in setting fares for the West Rail and the Tsim Sha Tsui Extension.

For the new railway to be financially viable, the bottom line is that fare revenue must be sufficient to cover at least the cash operating cost of the railway within a reasonable period of time, he said.

Proposed fares
* Ma On Shan to Kowloon Tong $8.20, Tai Wai $5.80, Tsim Sha Tsui $11, Central $17.40 (including MTR fare);
* Wu Kai Sha to Tai Shui Hang $3.70; and,
* Shek Mun to Che Kung Temple $3.70.

Nine bus routes will offer fare concessions ranging from 50 cents to $1, and green minibus routes 803, 804 and 810 will offer a $1 concession.

The corporation proposes to cancel the free feeder bus service offered by KMB route K11, plying City One and Royal Ascot via Fo Tan Station, as passengers can take the Ma On Shan Rail to connect with the East Rail.

Further consultation

Mr Tien said the corporation will brief District Councils on the proposed fares and consult passengers and community groups soon. The final fares will be decided and announced before the new rail starts service.

Extending from Wu Kai Sha Station in Ma On Shan to an interchange at the East Rail's Tai Wai Station, the 11.4-km link has nine stations, and the journey takes about 16 minutes.
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Andrew to Install World's First UMTS Wireless Network in a Public Metro System, Bringing 3G to Hong Kong's MTR

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ORLAND PARK, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 29, 2004--Andrew Corporation will install the world's first third generation (3G) wireless network of its kind for use in a public transportation system under a two-year contract to upgrade the Hong Kong mass transit railway's underground communications network.

The distributed communications system that Andrew is installing into the MTR, Hong Kong's metro system, will enable passengers with mobile wireless devices to enjoy access to advanced multimedia and information services, such as gaming and real-time streaming video, in addition to traditional voice calling and text messaging services. This 3G ready network will be the first in a public transportation system based on the Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS) standard. The UMTS standard was developed to support 3G technology and is most commonly used in Europe and Asia.

"Andrew is proud of its role in helping the MTR become the first mass transit system to provide UMTS-based mobile communications services to its passengers," said Bob Hudzik, president, Wireless Innovations Group, Andrew Corporation. "MTR passengers can pass time by surfing the Internet or watching streaming video while business people can take part in video phone calls and receive high-volume emails. Passengers will benefit from Andrew's deep experience in working with transit systems around the world."

Andrew's 3G experts engineered the Hong Kong system to address the unique requirements of a 3G network's high frequency ranges. Andrew's design will counteract signal losses and provide better coverage throughout the Metro through use of high-performance tuned radiating cables, large diameter feeder cables, new and relocated antennas at critical signal sites, new amplifiers and reconfigured transmission paths. The Andrew system will encompass all underground stations and tunnels in five MTR lines and the Airport Express. Completion of the entire project including maintenance is expected in 2006.

The equipment Andrew will supply, install, test, and commission includes:
-- 3G-compliant radio frequency and optical amplifiers
-- Node M43 repeaters
-- EOCell(TM) RF-over-fiber system
-- RCT7-CPUS series tuned RADIAX(R) radiating cable
-- HELIAX(R) foam coaxial cable, connectors and accessories
-- 3G/2G crossband combiner
-- 3G combiners and
-- Splitters and couplers

The new 3G network continues Andrew's work with the MTR. In 1994, Andrew installed the 2LCX integrated radio network to provide GSM, CDMA, and TDMA services. Andrew also installed the paging facilities system in 1994 and has maintained both systems since then.

About Andrew Corporation

Andrew Corporation designs, manufactures, and delivers innovative and essential equipment and solutions for the global communications infrastructure market. The company serves operators and original equipment manufacturers from facilities in 33 countries. Andrew (www.andrew.com), headquartered in Orland Park, Illinois, is an S&P 500 company founded in 1937.

RADIAX and HELIAX are registered trademarks of Andrew Corporation.
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Hong Kong's Olympic silver medalists get free train rides for life
28 November 2004

HONG KONG (AP) - The table tennis duo behind Hong Kong's second Olympic medal in history will get free train rides for life, the territory's railroad operator said Sunday.

Table tennis doubles' partners Ko Lai-chak and Li Ching will receive lifelong passes at a Monday ceremony, the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corp.(KCRC), said in a statement.

Ko and Lai scored silver at the Athens Games earlier this year -- only Hong Kong's second Olympic medal after windsurfer Lee Lai-shan struck gold in Atlanta in 1996.

KCRC said it will also award lifelong passes to Hong Kong's medal winners at the Athens Paralympic Games.

Former British colony Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997, but it still fields separate teams from the mainland in international competition.
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Old December 1st, 2004, 09:23 PM   #515
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MTR woos builders for homes project
Rail operator offers to pay half the land premium to attract smaller developers

Denise Tsang, Peggy Sito and Ernest Kong
1 December 2004
South China Morning Post

The MTR Corp has offered an unprecedented sweetener to potential developers of the Tseung Kwan O Area 86 residential project in a move seen as a vote of confidence in the property market.

The urban rail service operator says it will pay half the land premium on the first part of the project to entice more bids from developers, especially smaller players which are normally constrained by limited capital resources and the massive nature of the company's building schemes.

The move would inevitably raise the MTR's risk profile but analysts pointed out that the project would not be completed until 2008, and during the intervening time housing demand was anticipated to exceed supply.

Over the next nine days, the rail company is inviting property developers to express interest in the project, which calls for the construction of 2,096 flats in five residential blocks over a site area of 14,266 square metres. The flats were scheduled for pre-sale at the end of 2006 at the latest with completion in 2008, an MTR source said.

The first phase, one of a maximum of 14, is at the future Tseung Kwan O South Station and will be part of the proposed Dreamcity residential and commercial community to be developed over the next 10 years.

"In the past, some small and medium-sized developers have complained that the MTR property projects were too big for them," a company source said. "Since the project size can't be reduced and we have seen smaller developers' keen interest in bidding for the land at Ho Man Tin lately, we decided to share half of the land premium to encourage smaller players to participate."

The MTR and the government, its controlling shareholder, were in the final stages of talks over the land premium, with a decision due in two to three weeks, the source said.

The MTR, which relies on profits from property development along new railway lines to finance heavy rail investments, has co-operated with bigger developers such as Cheung Kong (Holdings), Sino Land, Sun Hung Kai Properties and New World Development in projects along the Tseung Kwan O, Tung Chung and Airport Express rail lines.

Hang Lung Properties, one of the smaller developers, was keen to express an interest, according to executive director Terry Ng Sze-yuen.

UBS analyst Eric Wong said the MTR's decision to shoulder half the land premium showed its desire to share profits from future home sales.

"The MTR is positive about the outlook of the property market," Mr Wong said. "It has plenty of leeway to mitigate risk because the MTR can lock in profits at pre-sales as soon as 2006. Property prices have an upside because we are talking about a supply shortage in the next three years."

The MTR source said the firm had not decided if the sweetener would be extended when the rest of Area 86 came up for tender.

One analyst said the sweetener would indirectly help reduce the dominance of bigger developers as the "big developers have other opportunities such as the West Kowloon cultural hub".
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Old December 2nd, 2004, 01:34 AM   #516
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Lo Wu traders step down
Dennis Ng, Hong Kong Standard
2 December 2004

Cross-border traders involved in a stand-off with railway staff at Lo Wu station in mid-November have disappeared from a staircase leading to the restricted closed border area, following a crackdown on access.

The staircase is meant for use only by station staff and local villagers with closed area resident permits, but has been used illegally by traders as a drop-off zone for their goods bound for Hong Kong and as a short cut back to Shenzhen to buy more stock.

"over piles of goods as happened in the past," a local villager said.

Villagers complained that traders and their goods had made the narrow staircase almost impassable before the authorities began enforcing the law.

On Wednesday, railway staff and police guarded the entrance and exit of the staircase that connects the arrival and departure halls.

Anyone attempting to enter had to show their permits.

Without the short cut, the traders now have to spend more time and money going to Sheung Shui station to drop off their goods to local partners and return to the mainland to repeat their trips.

Last month authorities decided to restrict access, but on November 17 more than 200 traders began a face-off with railway staff that lasted nine hours. As a compromise, authorities allowed a 12-day transition period allowing traders without border permits to pass through the restricted staircase for one time only. The transition period expired on Tuesday.

The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) said on Tuesday that it had issued 2,500 warning letters since November 19.

The number of warning letters issued had been reduced, and the problem was under control, KCRC general manager for operations, East Rail, Anthony Yan said. About 2,000 traders had used the staircase short cut every day before access was blocked. Only about half that number now make the longer journey via Sheung Shui.

Traders said the longer journey has increased their cost per trip from HK$30 to $40 to about HK$60. They claim their profits, which could be several hundred dollars a day, have been halved since the staircase was closed.
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MTRC malls face rent rises
Eli Lau, Hong Kong Standard
3 December 2004

Mass Transit Railway Corp (MTRC) said it expects to hit one-third of its shopping mall retail tenants with double-digit rent rises next year.

The subway operator's chief shopping centre manager Chan Ka-ming said the rebound of local consumer confidence since the fourth quarter last year had boosted traffic flows at the MTRC's four malls.

"We have reported a very stable growth of shopper flows throughout the year, particularly during holidays and weekends," he said.

About a third of retail leases are up for renewal next year. "Some new contracts may have as much as a 20 per cent increase," Chan said.

Another large mall operator, mid-sized developer Sino Land, has said it raised retail rents by up to 20 per cent in leases renewed during the past three months.

The biggest mall in the MTRC's portfolio is the 90,000 sq ft Telford Plaza, at Kowloon Bay Station. Daily average shopper flows were 190,000, compared to 170,000 per day at its newest mall, Maritime Square in Tsing Yi.

The MTRC also owns Paradise Mall in Heng Fa Chuen and Luk Yeung Galleria in Tsuen Wan.

Its new 3,500 square metre mall at Hang Hau Station, which may open as early as April, is already 90 per cent leased, Chan added.
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Next stop Beijing for MTR Corp
Rail operator signs agreement to take 49pc stake in 15.3b yuan metro project, part of infrastructure for the Olympics

Denise Tsang
04 December 2004
South China Morning Post

The MTR Corp is preparing to ride into Beijing by 2008 after signing an agreement to invest in a 15.3 billion yuan metro project in the capital.

The semi-privatised corporation signed a legally binding agreement yesterday, which will see it take up a 49 per cent interest in the project for 735 million yuan.

The MTR and its state-owned partners - Beijing Capital Group and Beijing Infrastructure Investment - will invest, build and operate the Beijing Metro Line 4, a core part of the transport infrastructure for the 2008 Olympic Games.

The project will be MTR's second direct investment outside Hong Kong after a six billion yuan rail project in Shenzhen.

"MTR's investment in Line 4 will form part of our growth strategy beyond Hong Kong," MTR chief executive Chow Chung-kwong said.

"The signing of the agreement in principle for Beijing Metro Line 4 marks an important milestone for the participation of MTR in metro development on the mainland."

With a total of 24 stations, the 29km Beijing Metro Line 4 will serve as the main north-south traffic artery in the capital running from Ma Jia Lu on Fourth Ring Road South to the northwest Haidian District and terminating at Long Bei Cun.

The agreement sets out the framework of a planned joint venture, in which the MTR and Beijing Capital each will hold a 49 per cent stake and Beijing Infrastructure the remaining 2 per cent, with the right to run the project for 30 years.

A key term of the agreement is that the Beijing municipal government will pay for 70 per cent, or about 10.7 billion yuan, of the project cost.

The remainder, about 4.6 billion yuan, will be borne by the joint venture, of which 66 per cent will come from bank loans and the rest from joint-venture shareholders.

Beijing Capital, the city's biggest landlord, will be responsible for land acquisition and civil works construction of the rail line, while the MTR will contribute operation and management expertise.

Some analysts have cast doubts on the profitability of the rail line, which they say would rely on revenue from train fares and commercial activities at the stations.

"On the surface, the deal sounds neutral given the government will bear 70 per cent of the total investment," one analyst at a European brokerage said. "But if the rail line charges the same level of fares as existing subway lines - and we're talking about a couple of yuan - I will worry about the prospective profitability."

An MTR spokeswoman said the project was still in its infancy and it was too early to talk about fares, which like toll-road fees and electricity tariffs were determined by the government.

Another analyst said the Beijing project would have been more appealing if there was a property development element.

In Hong Kong, the MTR uses profits from property development to fund heavy investment in rail lines.

Last year, the MTR's net profit stood at $4.45 billion, which included a $5.36 billion property development profit and a pretax loss of $980 million on its core rail operations.

The loss was heavier largely because of the Sars outbreak.

The MTR's property-and-rail model will be applied on the Shenzhen project, where the corporation will build and operate a 16.5km railway running from Shaoniangong to Longhua Town as well as develop and manage 26,000 flats, for 30 years.
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馬鐵初定2號通車
上月取得通行證 料搶八萬九巴客
06/12/2004





【本報訊】正積極試車的馬鞍山鐵路終於落實通車日期,消息透露,九廣鐵路已於上月尾取得馬鐵的通行證,初步計畫十二月二十七日通車,而九巴預期每日會被搶走八萬人次的客量,但九巴聲言不會為搶客而減價。馬鞍山居民表示,馬鐵要轉乘才能出市區較為麻煩,除非價錢較便宜才會考慮改乘馬鐵。沙田區議員方鎮邦則擔心,將來兩鐵合併會影響九鐵原來興建沙田至中環線計畫,令馬鐵接駁中環線的吸引力大減。     

馬鞍山鐵路全長十一點四公里,有九個車站,全程需時十六分鐘,兩個終站分設在烏溪沙及大圍,乘客從馬鞍山區乘車到大圍,就可以直出市區至尖東站。

車費方面,由馬鞍山區前往大圍單程收費五元八角,馬鞍山往旺角收八元二角,往尖東收十一元,從馬鞍山往港島區則收十七元四角。九鐵主席田北辰強調,該個收費設定是參考過其他六種交通工具價錢擬訂,但馬鐵的車程比其他交通快。

馬鐵通車日期預算在十二月底內,但有消息指出,馬鐵經已獲港府批出通行證,九鐵亦初定在聖誕後的十二月二十七日,為馬鐵舉行通車禮,因為當日仍然是假期,對新鐵路通車會比較方便。

九巴董事長陳祖澤昨日出席一個公開活動後表示,預期馬鐵通車後,每日會搶走九巴在區內八萬人次客量,但他強調不會減價,認為過去兩年交通工具競爭愈來愈激烈,九巴已無減價空間。「(九巴車費)一直有好多調整、優惠,例如巴士轉乘計畫,想為市民提供更好服務,但九巴無力再減價。」另外,陳祖澤又表示,稍後會與工會商討有關工資問題,但是否加人工則需考慮公司的經營情況。

居於馬鞍山的麥先生表示,馬鐵通車後仍會選乘巴士,因為馬鐵始終要轉車,比較不方便。「我有巴士直接出旺角,如果平�就會搭。」但亦有居民表示會改乘馬鐵。冼先生表示:「快�會方便�,搭巴士雖然係平但始終係耐。」

沙田區議員方鎮邦表示,若兩鐵合併,九鐵的沙田至中環線不會興建,屆時將大大減低馬鐵的吸引力,政府便違背了對馬鞍山居民的承諾。他期望馬鐵通車後,政府也不要削減巴士線,讓居民有足夠的選擇。
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Press Release from the MTR on the Beijing project
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