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Old June 1st, 2005, 08:31 PM   #801
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Looking great! Awesome addition to MTR.
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Old June 1st, 2005, 09:23 PM   #802
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superchan7, you are totally right.
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 02:14 AM   #803
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cool station! :P
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 02:50 AM   #804
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Great station!! I love the PSDs!
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 03:00 AM   #805
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Hehe. These are platform gates, not screen doors.
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 03:21 AM   #806
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another jewel in HK's growing chest!
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 04:37 AM   #807
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VVV Agreed! Even has palm trees! Will have to make the trip there next time.
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 04:40 AM   #808
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does look suitably resort-ish
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 05:46 AM   #809
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Have a platform gate! ( i hope singapore have it )
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Old June 2nd, 2005, 09:40 AM   #810
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AWESOME STATION !!
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Old June 3rd, 2005, 07:49 PM   #811
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Rail firms closer to a union
Denise Tsang
3 June 2005
South China Morning Post

Merger talks between Hong Kong's two rail firms are on track, according to MTR Corp chairman Raymond Chien Kuo-fung.

The partially privatised MTR and government-owned Kowloon-Canton Railway Corp submitted a joint proposal to integrate in September last year and although Mr Chien declined to specify a timeframe for the merger, he said the parties aimed to merge as soon as possible.

"The merger is a large and complicated project, and there are inevitably some differences on the merger terms," he said after the MTR's annual shareholder meeting yesterday. "However, gaps are narrowing. The sooner we complete the discussions, the better."

The merger to be done by selling the KCRC to the MTR, aims to create savings that in turn could be passed on to passengers through lower fares.

It also aims to boost government revenue through the sale of government assets.

"Given the size of the merger, we need patience in discussions," Mr Chien said. He told shareholders the MTR was likely to receive a boost in profits this year from the sale of residential project the Arch, above Kowloon Station.

"We are likely to recognise the profit contribution of the Arch this year rather than next year if the occupation permit is issued by the end of this year," he said.

"The sales are proceeding faster than expected since it was launched in April."

A joint development with Sun Hung Kai Properties, the Arch launched internal sales at record-breaking prices.

Meanwhile, Mr Chien said the Disneyland rail line on Lantau would open in tandem with the theme park in September.

Despite looming competition from up to 70 bus routes directly from the mainland to the theme park, he said the MTR did not believe this would hurt the financial viability of the rail line.

"Competition is inevitable, but we will do our best," he said.
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Old June 7th, 2005, 06:28 PM   #812
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Old June 8th, 2005, 01:44 AM   #813
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Oh....those are great looking PSG! Better than the proposed one on KCR. Could MTR be using those on the existing station that is located outside [ie. Kowloon Bay, Kwun Tong, etc]??

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Old June 8th, 2005, 08:44 AM   #814
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yes they are proposed to install these gates for all the outdoor stations by next year ...
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Old June 8th, 2005, 08:53 AM   #815
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All to be completed by 2006?! Isn't that a bit soon?

Aside from that, those should be much cheaper to install than the full-height screens.
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Old June 8th, 2005, 09:07 AM   #816
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so cute... mickey mouse windows

Those platform doors are very good feature of the station. Prevent children (or even adults) from falling onto the tracks.
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Old June 8th, 2005, 09:39 AM   #817
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btw, just very curious... how much does it cost to install platform doors at the station?
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Old June 8th, 2005, 08:02 PM   #818
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btw, just very curious... how much does it cost to install platform doors at the station?
MTR's 10-cent door levy to continue
Elaine Wu
7 May 2005
South China Morning Post

Train passengers will have to continue paying an extra 10 cents on each ride to cover the cost of installation and maintenance of platform screen doors even after the MTR has finished fitting the doors next year.

Andrew McCusker, deputy operations director of the rail operator, told lawmakers on the railways subcommittee yesterday that the 10-cent surcharge was needed to pay for the upkeep and maintenance of the doors.

"There are lots of ongoing costs in terms of the platform screen doors," he said.

"And going into the future they will have to be renewed and upgraded, as all assets are."

His remarks angered some lawmakers, who said the fee should not be applied forever and should only be used for the construction cost of the doors.

The MTR has added the charge since 2000 for people who use the Octopus card to pay for their rides.

The company had estimated the surcharge would pay for about half of the $2 billion construction cost of the doors.

It had collected $300 million so far from the 10-cent fee, Mr McCusker said, but he did not say when MTR passengers could stop paying it.

Legislator Lau Kong-wah said: "This is like cheating in a way because at the time when [the company] spoke with us, they did not mention all the costs involved. Everyone had the impression [the fee] was for the construction cost."

The MTR began installing screen doors on platforms to separate passengers from train tracks in 2001.

It has completed the work at 24 underground stations and has six more to go before the project finishes early next year.

Mr McCusker said next year the company would start studying how to install the screens at above-ground stations.

Separately, Mr McCusker told the subcommittee yesterday that there was no room for giving passengers group or family discounts on the Disneyland Resort Line, which is scheduled to open in September.

Lawmakers argued that the rail operator should give the public more concessions on the rides because the government had helped to finance the project by waiving its claim for $798 million in dividends over a few years to which it was entitled as a shareholder.

They also questioned whether the four-car train line would be able to transport all the passengers going to Disneyland in the early morning rush hour and late night after the fireworks finished.

Deputy Secretary for Transport Cathy Chu Man-ling said the train line had a capacity of more than 10,000 passengers per hour, which should be enough to handle Disneyland's forecast of 11,000 hourly visitors during the morning hours.

Aside from the train line, Disneyland visitors would also be able to take buses and coaches to get to the theme park.

Ms Chu said minibuses have been ruled out because of their low capacity for passenger numbers.
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Old June 9th, 2005, 01:29 AM   #819
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Does anyone know where those PSG are from? Are they from Westinghouse? The one that MTR uses for its PSD [the one added to old stations].
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MTR's 10-cent door levy to continue
Elaine Wu
7 May 2005
South China Morning Post

Train passengers will have to continue paying an extra 10 cents on each ride to cover the cost of installation and maintenance of platform screen doors even after the MTR has finished fitting the doors next year.

Andrew McCusker, deputy operations director of the rail operator, told lawmakers on the railways subcommittee yesterday that the 10-cent surcharge was needed to pay for the upkeep and maintenance of the doors.

"There are lots of ongoing costs in terms of the platform screen doors," he said.

"And going into the future they will have to be renewed and upgraded, as all assets are."

His remarks angered some lawmakers, who said the fee should not be applied forever and should only be used for the construction cost of the doors.

The MTR has added the charge since 2000 for people who use the Octopus card to pay for their rides.

The company had estimated the surcharge would pay for about half of the $2 billion construction cost of the doors.

It had collected $300 million so far from the 10-cent fee, Mr McCusker said, but he did not say when MTR passengers could stop paying it.

Legislator Lau Kong-wah said: "This is like cheating in a way because at the time when [the company] spoke with us, they did not mention all the costs involved. Everyone had the impression [the fee] was for the construction cost."

The MTR began installing screen doors on platforms to separate passengers from train tracks in 2001.

It has completed the work at 24 underground stations and has six more to go before the project finishes early next year.

Mr McCusker said next year the company would start studying how to install the screens at above-ground stations.

Separately, Mr McCusker told the subcommittee yesterday that there was no room for giving passengers group or family discounts on the Disneyland Resort Line, which is scheduled to open in September.

Lawmakers argued that the rail operator should give the public more concessions on the rides because the government had helped to finance the project by waiving its claim for $798 million in dividends over a few years to which it was entitled as a shareholder.

They also questioned whether the four-car train line would be able to transport all the passengers going to Disneyland in the early morning rush hour and late night after the fireworks finished.

Deputy Secretary for Transport Cathy Chu Man-ling said the train line had a capacity of more than 10,000 passengers per hour, which should be enough to handle Disneyland's forecast of 11,000 hourly visitors during the morning hours.

Aside from the train line, Disneyland visitors would also be able to take buses and coaches to get to the theme park.

Ms Chu said minibuses have been ruled out because of their low capacity for passenger numbers.
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Thanks for the article

HK$2 Billion? About S$430million then... meaning approx S$14million per station! Still, that is a very good safety measure. Paying HK$0.10 more per ride for the installation and maintenance of platform screen doors and most importantly, their own safety, is insignificant... why would people complain about it?

"Mr McCusker said next year the company would start studying how to install the screens at above-ground stations."

erm... I don't understand the above statement... for underground ones only? The station near Disneyland is above-ground, right? The 30 stations mentioned in the article did not include above-ground ones?
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