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Old December 22nd, 2004, 07:30 PM   #561
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Old December 23rd, 2004, 04:15 AM   #562
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I wonder if the trains will get that amount of people during rush hour on normal operations, lets hope so.
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Old December 23rd, 2004, 08:14 PM   #563
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Old December 24th, 2004, 09:42 AM   #564
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Confetti gun salutes first train to run
Schoolboys and rail buffs flock to the inauguration of the $10 billion Ma On Shan railway
Elaine Wu
22 December 2004
South China Morning Post

The school holidays ensured a bumper turnout of enthusiastic boys to back up the dignitaries cheering off the first train on the new $10 billion Ma On Shan rail line, which departed the Tai Wai terminus yesterday afternoon with great fanfare.

Most of those leading the queue for the first ride were teenage boys with cameras dangling from their necks.

They raced up the platform to take seats in the leading carriage and let loose screams at various points during the ride.

Primary Five student Chan Chun-ho had come all the way from his Tsing Yi home with his mother to ride the first train - and he wasn't disappointed. "It was very fast and convenient. The atmosphere was good," he said.

But there were some red faces amid the smiles when the new Kowloon-Canton Railway line was hit by a three-minute delay within its first hour of operation. A train overshot the City One station at 3.45pm, parking only two of its four carriages at the platform.

An announcement alerted passengers to the delay but did not give an explanation, leading to some confusion. "I don't know what happened at City One station," said Larry Chu, a Ma On Shan resident. "I guess they are still testing it. But the overall ride was pretty good."

The train was sent for testing after arriving at the Tai Wai terminus, but last night the cause of the problem was still unknown.

The line, which took four years to build, opened at 3pm, finally bringing rail services to residents in eastern New Territories.

Financial Secretary Henry Tang Ying-yen told the Tai Wai opening ceremony the line marked the completion of three rail construction targets the government set in 1994, the others being the West Rail and Tseung Kwan O lines.

Despite the hiccup at City One, passengers said they were happy about the new route. Tejaswini Zumbre, a 33-year-old teacher who rode the first train to leave Tai Wai, said: "I really found the view breathtaking compared with other lines in Hong Kong. I'm very happy about it. I came especially to see it."

Ms Zumbre said the line would make getting around town easier because she lived only a 10-minute walk from the Sha Tin Wai station. Before the new line opened, she had to take a minibus to the East Rail line.

But not everyone was happy. A group of local residents protested outside Tai Wai station before the opening ceremony. They said train fares were too high and they were worried because some bus routes were likely to be cut.

Sha Tin district councillor Chow Ka-kong yelled out during the opening ceremony after KCRC chairman Michael Tien Puk-sun gave his speech.

Mr Chow was complaining that a free shuttle bus from City One will begin charging passengers.
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Old December 24th, 2004, 05:55 PM   #565
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Easy rush-hour ride on new rail
Ma On Shan line will attain target usage within one year: KCRC boss

Elaine Wu
23 December 2004
South China Morning Post

Ma On Shan Rail operated smoothly on its first morning rush-hour run yesterday, with KCRC chairman Michael Tien Puk-sun predicting the line would achieve a target of 190,000 passengers a day by the end of its first year of operation.

Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation's half-day debut on Tuesday drew 70,000 to 80,000 passengers, which meant there would easily be more than 110,000 commuters on a full day, Mr Tien said yesterday.

Commissioner for Transport Robert Footman rode the train from City One station in Sha Tin to Tai Wai yesterday during the morning peak hours to observe operations.

Mr Footman's visit followed a minor mishap on Tuesday when a train drove past the City One station and stopped when only two of its four carriages were at the platform. The train had to reverse into the station before the train doors could open.

Mr Footman said this delay was not unusual for a new rail line.

A KCRC spokeswoman said the company was still studying whether the incident was due to a technical or human error.

With thousands of passengers taking the train from Ma On Shan yesterday, cross-harbour buses and district minibuses expect a decline in business.

But Kwok Chung Motors manager Lo Shea-chung said it was still too early to say how much the rail line would cut into his business.

Kwok Chung Motors operates two green minibus lines in Tai Wai in direct competition with Ma On Shan Rail.

But because of the new line, the company has been granted a licence to operate two additional shorter routes to transport passengers from their homes to train stations.

"Right now we don't know how it would hurt our business because schools are on holiday," Mr Lo added.

"We need two more weeks before making an accurate assessment of the impact."
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Old January 1st, 2005, 05:11 AM   #566
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Old January 2nd, 2005, 10:52 PM   #569
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Old January 3rd, 2005, 04:19 PM   #571
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Old January 4th, 2005, 09:10 PM   #573
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KCRC seeks developers' interest in key project
Railway operator is looking to exploit market sentiment to help recoup costs
Denise Tsang
3 January 2005
South China Morning Post

The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corp (KCRC) has invited developers to express their interest in a development project at Wu Kai Sha station on the newly commissioned Ma On Shan rail line, hoping to ride a marked upturn in the local property market.

Tendering for the project is scheduled for the first quarter of the year.

The move comes three weeks after MTR Corp solicited developers for its Tseung Kwan O Area 86 development. Seventeen developers have signalled an interest in bidding on that project.

"The KCRC obviously is capitalising on the market's vibrant sentiment," said Pang Shiu-kee, managing director of SK Pang Surveyors.

"Developers are keen to stock up their land banks, as can be seen from the response on the MTR project."

The KCRC has given property developers three weeks in which to respond with statements of interest in the Wu Kai Sha development, which encompasses the construction of 2,528 flats with an aggregate floor space of 168,650 square metres plus another 4,000 sqmetres of commercial space. The site area measures 34,151 sqmetres.

The project is the first of four along the Ma On Shan rail line, which opened barely two weeks ago and runs from Tai Wai to Ma On Shan town.

Unlike the MTR, which has offered to pay 50 per cent of any land premiums on its Tseung Kwan O project, the KCRC has offered no sweetener to entice developers.

KCRC chairman Michael Tien Puk-sun expressed confidence that the response from developers would be strong, citing the project's prime location as a draw.

Property surveyors have said the site could cost a developer $2,500 per square foot, compared with an average sale price of Ma On Shan flats that stands at $3,500 to $4,000 per square foot.

"The Wu Kai Sha project has a sea view while land supply at Ma On Shan is limited. I believe it will be popular with developers," said Mr Pang, adding that the larger companies would be particularly interested because of the large scale of the project.

Holding the property development rights to the entire 11.4km Ma On Shan rail, the KCRC will share in the profits of the development, which will help recoup the $10 billion the company has invested in the line.

The three other developments along the route are located at Che Kung Temple and Tai Wan stations, and the Tai Wai maintenance centre.

Almost 11,000 flats in total are planned along the rail line, with completion of them all not expected until after 2007.

Tendering for the Tai Wai station development will commence in the fourth quarter.
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Old January 6th, 2005, 04:18 AM   #575
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that is west rail not MOS rail right?
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Old January 6th, 2005, 11:45 AM   #576
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It is WR because WR has 7 cars and MOS only has 4
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Old January 6th, 2005, 04:35 PM   #577
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first i thought!
when did MOS rail add cars?
cuz the viaduct type is similer.
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I love that overpass! Can you please give the address to the Hongkong transportation forum?
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MTR & Hong Kong Polytechnic University To Offer 1st Railway-Specific Postgraduate Programme in Hong Kong
6 January 2005

Hong Kong's first part-time postgraduate degree programme in electrical engineering with specialization in railway systems will be launched in September 2005, offering local candidates a unique opportunity to advance their academic and professional qualifications.

Conducted jointly by the MTR and the Faculty of Engineering of Hong Kong Polytechnic University, the Master of Science / Postgraduate Diploma in Electrical Engineering (Railway Systems) programme features 8 core modules focusing on the electrical engineering aspects of railway operations :
- electrical traction engineering
- power electronics for utility applications
- railway power supply
- railway systems and simulation
- maintenance and reliability engineering
- signalling and train control system
- railway vehicles
- system assurance and risk management in railway

More in the press release :
http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/corporate/...R-05-004-E.pdf
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6 January 2005
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KCRC raises HK$1.44 million to help tsunami victims

In a fund-raising drive launched by the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) in support of the relief campaign for the tsunami victims in South Asia, a total of $1,447,015 was raised. The donations consisted of $800,000 raised among the KCRC employees, $200,000 contributed by the Corporation and $447,015 of the fare revenue collected during KCRC’s extended service hours on New Year’s Eve.

Mr Samuel Lai, KCRC Acting Chief Executive Officer, and a staff representative presented two cheques with respective amount of $1,000,000 and $447,015 to two Council Members of Hong Kong Red Cross, Lady Wu and Mr Vincent Lo, today.

Mr Lai said, “We are heartened by the overwhelming response of our staff, and wish to thank all the donors for their generosity to the grief-stricken victims and families.”

Apart from the two fund-raising programmes, KCRC has arranged to place Oxfam’s donation boxes at all KCR East Rail and West Rail stations to support its relief work for the victims.

In addition, KCRC is lining up station shop tenants to support the donation campaign. The Corporation is pleased to announce that Happiness Restaurant in West Rail Yuen Long Station has already taken the lead to pledge to donate all business revenues collected this coming Friday (7 January) to support the cause.


Mr Samuel Lai, KCRC Acting Chief Executive Officer, and KCRC’s staff representatives presented two cheques amounting $1,447,015 to two Council Members of Hong Kong Red Cross, Lady Wu and Mr Vincent Lo.
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