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Old January 8th, 2005, 10:06 PM   #581
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January 7, 2005
Government Press Release
Kowloon Southern Link revisions proposed

Revisions to the Kowloon-Canton Railway Kowloon Southern Link have been proposed, to address public concerns, accommodate the company's latest design changes, and take account of changes to site constraints.

Subject to the Chief Executive in Council's authorisation, the works will start in mid-2005 for completion in 2009.

The Kowloon Southern Link, a strategic link between the West Rail and East Rail, will offer a fast and convenient rail for more than a million residents in the northwest New Territories to reach the Tsim Sha Tsui area using the West Rail or to connect to other areas served by the East Rail without the need to interchange.

In the rail scheme gazetted in March last year, the rail will run from the existing West Rail Nam Cheong Station to the East Rail East Tsim Sha Tsui Station. There will be one new station in between, on Canton Road at the site now occupied by the Canton Road Government Offices.

The revisions gazetted today address some of the concerns expressed in the objections submitted to the Government, accommodate the latest design changes proposed by KCRC, and take account of changes to site constraints that have arisen since March last year.

Revisions aim to minimise disruption

The proposed changes aim to minimise disruption to the public during the construction and operation of the rail.

The proposed rail will be entirely underground. Rail tunnels along Canton Road and underneath the former Marine Police Headquarters will be constructed by the bored tunnelling method to reduce impact on the adjacent environment. Works that need to be carried out at the street level along Canton Road will be small in scale.

The section of tunnels along Salisbury Road will be built using the cut-and-cover method to avoid possible hazards to adjacent buildings, existing utilities and the MTR Tsuen Wan Line tunnel along Nathan Road.

The cut-and-cover method will be more costly, lengthy and difficult for the KCRC contractor, as compared with bored tunnelling. However, City University confirmed it is the most appropriate method for constructing the tunnels along Salisbury Road to keep inconvenience to the public to a minimum.

Liaison group to hear public views

While the works are in progress, a community liaison group will be formed to collect and hear the views from representatives of local residents and shop operators. A site liaison group will be set up with representatives from the Police, Transport Department and Highways Department to vet and approve the traffic diversion schemes in detail.

KCRC will work closely with the relevant government departments and the other parties concerned to minimise the disturbance that the construction works may cause.

The public may inspect the revisions to the scheme and the relevant plans at the Central & Western, Sham Shui Po and Yau Tsim Mong district offices, as well as the Kowloon West District Lands Office.

Objections to the revised scheme should reach the Environment, Transport & Works Bureau by March 8.
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Old January 9th, 2005, 12:01 AM   #582
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Performance Statistics

Amidst all the incidents on the MTR lately, here are some statistics as of October 2004 :

Train Service Delivery
(Train trips operated according to schedule)


Passenger Journeys on Time
(Passenger journeys arrive within 5 minutes of the normal schedule)


Average Monthly Incidents Causing Delays of more than 5 min.
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Old January 9th, 2005, 05:16 PM   #583
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Old January 9th, 2005, 10:33 PM   #584
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there is West Rail for BVE4 is out
http://vvvf.ogakoto.net/konkyu/products.html
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Old January 10th, 2005, 12:39 AM   #585
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Yeah I have been playing that for a few days. Pretty realistic.
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Old January 10th, 2005, 08:43 AM   #586
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OH MY GOD!!! BVE WR is out!!!
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Old January 10th, 2005, 08:38 PM   #587
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West Rail Mei Foo Station Wins Top Overseas British Construction Project Award for 2004

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Old January 11th, 2005, 12:42 AM   #588
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Screen doors reduce MTR fatalities
9 January 2005
South China Morning Post

The installation of screen doors on MTR platforms has sharply reduced the number of suicides, a conference heard yesterday.

The number of people who committed suicide by jumping onto railway tracks dropped from 10 in 1999 to two in 2003, according to Paul Yip Siu-fai, director of the University of Hong Kong's centre for suicide research. He was speaking at a HKU conference on suicide prevention. The MTR Corporation started installing screen doors in 2000, with more than 20 of 30 stations along the three major lines now fitted out. The remaining installations will be completed next year.

Three rail suicides were recorded between January and September last year, according to the MTR Corporation.

Dr Yip said the number of suicides ballooned to a record 1,238 in the city in 2003, an increase of about 50 per cent from 1997. Middle-aged and elderly people contributed most to the rise. Financial hardship had been associated with the rise in middle-aged suicides, he said. But he did not believe the improving economy would directly lower the rate.

The director also warned of a drastic rise in the number of elderly suicides - the number had increased by about 100 from 2002 to 2003. Dr Yip believed the rise was linked to the Sars outbreak, when elderly patients were reluctant to go to hospital for treatment.

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Old January 11th, 2005, 11:36 AM   #589
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Hey MOS stations are actually not too ugly!

These pictures are taken by gakei. www.gakei.com





They are certainly not beautiful but not too ugly either.

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Old January 11th, 2005, 11:42 AM   #590
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THese ones sure is more appealing to the eye than the first stock of pictures..
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Old January 11th, 2005, 11:51 AM   #591
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^ yes i think the first set of pictures were kind of underexposed. But I wish they didn't use those stupid colours.
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Old January 11th, 2005, 03:23 PM   #592
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Old January 11th, 2005, 08:22 PM   #593
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They look like renovated East Rail stations. The mess of metal above is kind of annoying, but the overall atmosphere is not bad.

Did Gakei get a new camera? His old pictures always had this weird effect about them...they were kind of monotonous.
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Old January 11th, 2005, 10:52 PM   #594
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^obviously he did.
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Old January 12th, 2005, 11:38 PM   #595
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MTRC receives 11 bids for $5b Dream City project
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13 January 2005

Underground train operator MTR Corp said its residential project _ Dream City, above the Tseung Kwan O station _ will cost HK$5 billion to build and the tender has received 11 bids from developers.

MTRC and the winning bidder will each pay half the land premium to the government and the railway operator expects to take at least a 60 percent share of profit from the sale of flats, MTRC property director Thomas Ho said on Wednesday.

Market sources said earlier that the land premium is about HK$2.32 billion. The winning bidder must also pay the MTRC an ``entry fee'' of HK$180 million. About half the bidders are big names such as Sun Hung Kai Properties,Henderson Land Development, Cheung Kong (Holdings), New World Development, a consortium comprising Sino Land and China Overseas Land and Investment, and Wheelock Properties.Tenders closed on Wednesday.

As the MTRC will shoulder half the land premium, the tender has also lured small to mid-sized builders, including Kowloon Development, K Wah InternationalHoldings, Chun Wo Holdings, and a consortium formed by Nan Fung Development and Wing Tai Asia.

Since the estimated premium representsHK$1,540 per square foot, surveyors said the sale price should exceedHK$4,000 psf on completion in three to four years, with expected profit margins up to 20 percent.

That will be in the upper range of prevailing prices for new apartments in Tseung Kwan O, which real estate agents said range from HK$3,000 to HK$4,000 psf.

Dream City is the first project to be launched by MTRC since it suspended new projects in 2002 in the wake of the government's attempt to prop up the ailing property market.

Dream City's first phase will offer 2,096 flats in five towers with a total area of 1.5 million square feet.

The entire project will eventually become a 50-tower complex with 21,500 apartments.

It will be developed over as many as 14 phases spread over 10 years on a 34.8-hectare site, with the first phase due for completion in 2008.

Source : The Standard.
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Old January 13th, 2005, 05:50 AM   #596
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how exactly do you set up BVE. i tried before but i've always messed up. would someone please explain it to me.

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Old January 13th, 2005, 11:27 AM   #597
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^what problem are you facing?
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Old January 13th, 2005, 05:09 PM   #598
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Old January 14th, 2005, 05:03 AM   #599
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^did you unzip it into the correct folder? and also, do you have the trains that are required?

if you don't have the train, you'll need to change the train into a train that you have into your computer and that involves opening the BVE line file with notepad and renaming the train.
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