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Old June 9th, 2005, 07:16 PM   #841
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One kid almost got himself killed on the HK MTR when he got trapped between the closing screen doors and the train. But these are really things that shouldn't happen because they're caused by human negligence.

That video is so repetitive...heh. I also have two other railway-themed music videos that some really idle HKers made.
Just wondering, where did you get it?
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Old June 9th, 2005, 09:26 PM   #842
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From another forum...not sure if they're still hosted, though. They were quite a while ago. PM me if you still want me to look them up.
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Old June 10th, 2005, 04:48 AM   #843
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In the 1990s, the Walt Disney company had discussed about to build Disneyland in Singapore, it located in Seletar. Also had planned to build a MRT station located in Lentor Ave (between Yio Chu Kang and Khatib station) for communters to travel the Disneyland. But it reject as Singapore's goverment for the high cost of the area.

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Old June 10th, 2005, 06:56 AM   #844
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Old June 10th, 2005, 07:16 AM   #845
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That's odd. Maybe they want the doors to be less imposing to the little kids.
Gates on the Disneyland Resort Line are not as tall as those on the TCL so that they won't block the Mickey's-head-shaped windows.
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Old June 10th, 2005, 12:40 PM   #846
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Disneyland Resort line is it the fully automatic heavy rail system, after the north east line in Singapore?
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Old June 10th, 2005, 08:10 PM   #847
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KCRC not keen on arts hub terminus - Rail operator is believed to favour the cheaper option of a cross-border express link ending at Kam Tin
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9 June 2005
South China Morning Post

KCRC officials appear to be leaning towards Kam Tin over West Kowloon as the site for the terminus of a planned cross-border express.

The Kam Tin option would be cheaper because it would require less track in Hong Kong and would increase the number of passengers on the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation's underused West Rail, a source said.

The railway operator is still studying the feasibility of the line, which would link Hong Kong to Guangzhou and Shenzhen.

Transport officials earlier asked the KCRC to consider connecting the regional line to West Rail at the Kam Sheung Road station in Kam Tin, or to the proposed Kowloon Southern Link that would join West Rail and East Rail through West Kowloon - with the terminus in the West Kowloon Cultural District.

A KCRC spokeswoman confirmed both Kam Sheung Road and West Kowloon were being considered as terminus stations, but said a consensus had yet to be reached.

Stanley Ho Hung-sun, chairman of the Real Estate Developers' Association, spoke out on Tuesday against using the West Kowloon site, saying it would leave less land available for building flats.

West Kowloon is a planned station on the southern link, which would connect Tsim Sha Tsui East to Nam Cheong.

Meanwhile, lawmakers on the public works subcommittee yesterday approved funding for conceptual design work on the proposed bridge linking Hong Kong to Zhuhai and Macau.

Transport officials will now take their request for $26.8 million to the Finance Committee.

They said advance technical studies were to start in July and the conceptual design study to start in September.

The studies will be completed in June 2006.

The conceptual design will be based on the northernmost option of three proposed routes.

Experts from the three jurisdictions had concluded that option would create the least environmental impact.

But local district councillors have opposed that route and have indicated they favour a southern option to allow a new road to be built to Tai O.

Lawmakers once again raised concerns yesterday over the proposed public-private partnership to build the bridge.

They are concerned that a private bridge operator will not make public interest a priority and care only about profits.

Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung promised lawmakers the government would study previous public-private partnerships on the mainland and in Hong Kong, and avoid any mistakes that had been made in the past.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 05:57 PM   #848
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Disneyland Resort Line Brochure



Automated train technology has been around for quite some time already. Vancouver's Skytrain is driverless, and dates from the 1980s, although it is a hybrid between heavy and light rail.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 06:12 PM   #849
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"A new station on the existing Tung Chung Line at Sunny Bay will connect to a new station at Penny's Bay where the Hong Kong Disneyland Theme Park will be located. Both stations have been designed to complement the environment and special features are to be incorporated in the design of the train cars." - Taken from http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/extensions/lar2_e.htm

Disneyland nearest station is Penny's Bay. But, the map in the brochure shows Yam O on Tung Chung Line, how did Sunny Bay came into picture?
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It was originally Yam O but renamed Sunny Bay. The Disneyland Park is located in Penny's Bay.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 06:19 PM   #851
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I see.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 07:48 PM   #852
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Isnt the MTR automatic?? Controlled by computers.
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Old June 11th, 2005, 08:28 PM   #853
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The Chinese name was changed for superstitious reasons, right? And then the English name changed to go along with it?

(Yam O --> Yan O)
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Old June 12th, 2005, 02:24 AM   #854
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The Chinese name was changed for superstitious reasons, right? And then the English name changed to go along with it?

(Yam O --> Yan O)
The pronounciation of the new name in Putonghua is similar to the English name: Sunny Bay vs. Xin Ao.

The original "Yam" may mean dark, and the new name "Yan" (in Cantonese) or "Xin" (in Putonghua) may mean happiness.
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Old June 12th, 2005, 05:30 AM   #855
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Oh well, Sunny Bay sounds happy anyway. I preferr Sunny Bay over the original.
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Old June 12th, 2005, 05:35 AM   #856
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Oh well, Sunny Bay sounds happy anyway. I prefer Sunny Bay over the original.
and it's easier for tourists to remember
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Old June 12th, 2005, 06:31 AM   #857
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Airport Express train in Tung Chung line platform

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[IMG]http://************/5v14hs[/IMG]

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Old June 12th, 2005, 08:04 AM   #858
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Did it actually stop there or just went pass??
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Old June 12th, 2005, 11:09 AM   #859
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Is that a "ENTERING WRONG TRACK" error?
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there are some problem on airport express line track.

You can look at this forum here
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