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Old December 30th, 2005, 05:18 AM   #1201
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I dont know if all of those are accurate though. Lol....wheres the Asia-Expo station? Also, is MTR still proposing for that extension to the Kwun Tong line where it extends from Yau Ma Tai --> Ho Man Tin --> Whampoa??
YMT to Whampoa extension will not be built because KCR will build a light rail line there.
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Old December 30th, 2005, 07:02 PM   #1202
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December 28, 2005
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Record number take MTR on Dec 23

The MTRC recorded 2.81 million passenger trips on December 23, the highest the railway has recorded on a single, regular 19-hour service day.

Previously, the highest number recorded for a regular service day was 2.76 million passenger trips on September 30.

A total of 3.1 million passenger trips were taken on December 24 when MTR's overnight service was provided. The railway will also run round the clock on New Year's Eve for festive revellers.
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Old December 31st, 2005, 07:17 PM   #1203
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29 December 2005
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Ma On Shan Rail service affected

Due to a signalling failure at south of Wu Kai Sha Station this morning at 10:16am, Ma On Shan Rail (MOSR) services for Heng On Station andWu Kai Sha Station and Ma On Shan Station were affected with only limited train service provided. this morning at 10:16am, due to a failure of the signalling system at south of Wu Kai Sha Station. Emergency repair was immediately carried out and normal train services resumed at 11:08am.

During the incident period, train service for two stations, namely Heng On Station and Wu Kai Sha Station and Ma On Shan Station was affected. In order to minimise the inconvenience caused to passengers, KCRC deployed arranged emergency buses to run between Wu Kai Sha, Ma On Shan and Heng On stations to supplement MOS Rail services. Train frequency service of the section between Tai Wai Station and Heng On Station maintained normal at a frequency of five to six minutes intervals. Continuous announcements were made inside stations and on trains to inform passengers of the service disruptionchanges.

Preliminary iInvestigations revealed that the incident was caused by a contact problem with the relay, which is a component of the signalling system at south of Wu Kai Sha Station. As a result, limited train services were provided between the section of Ma On Shan and Wu Kai Sha stations. Since the problem happened on the same set of flagged relays intermittently, train service was disrupted for about 50 minutes. Engineering staff carried out examinations and repaired the relay immediately. MOSR services were resumed at 11:08am.

Since the incident fell on the non-peak period and only affected two of the MOSR stations, the number of passengers affected by the incident was lesslow.

The Corporation KCRC apologises for any inconvenience caused to passengers..

KCRC General Manager – Marketing Mr Michael Lai said, “KCRC is well aware that different travellers have different transportation needs. We have earlier Earlier, we introduced the KCR Railbus – Disneyland and this new service, KCR Taxi – Disneyland, will provide another option for travellers.meet the needs of”
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Old January 1st, 2006, 11:42 PM   #1204
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AsiaWorld-Expo Station: (from rail discussion board)

















































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Old January 2nd, 2006, 04:42 AM   #1205
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very nice! Looks like the MTR has done an excellent job.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 07:15 AM   #1206
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Interesting. I wonder why they didnt use the other platform screen-doors style, as those doors are the one that are used when they build new stations.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 07:20 AM   #1207
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Maybe the design, features and methods of construction for the new doors when stations are constructed don't really go well with stations that are being retrofitted. After all, stations being retrofitted are full of complications. I don't think the new doors were designed to be put in stations that are being retrofitted because of a lack of a lot of proper infrastructure and other constraints???
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 07:27 AM   #1208
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Hmmm, but these doors are the ones that are retroffited version.



While these doors are usually the one that are added when a new station is built.

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Old January 2nd, 2006, 08:00 AM   #1209
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haha BEATS ME!!! BTW those retrofitted ones look great. Dark glass plus large glass area plus clean lines. Better than the new ones, with those ugly horizontal lines at the base.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 08:05 AM   #1210
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Oh could it be due to WHO won the bid for the PSD tender for the AWE station? Are the PSDs by different companies? Maybe the tender winner for the retrofitted doors won the tender for PSD in this new station.

In Singapore, things like plasma displays to ticketing machines differ slightly in design on some lines due to the different winning bidders. The winner with the second lowest bid on one line may have had the lowest bid on another line, hence two different companies supply two slightly different products on different lines.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 08:12 AM   #1211
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Interesting. I wonder why they didnt use the other platform screen-doors style, as those doors are the one that are used when they build new stations.
Since the retrofitting program is still going on, I suspect that it would be much easier to get doors from the PSD company that is responsible for constucting doors for old stations.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 08:28 AM   #1212
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Platform Screen Door Project
http://www.mtr.com.hk/eng/extensions...ngkong_e.htm#5

The project is being undertaken in stages and different contracts are awarded to retrofit 60 stations.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 08:36 AM   #1213
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The contract for the station lift was awarded to Kone Elevator (HK) Ltd while the contract for Platform Screen Doors was awarded to Kaba Gilgen AG as an extension to their current PSD retrofit contract.
Ha ha I think I'm right.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 07:26 PM   #1214
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Thx for the read, but IMO those PSD are nicer looking.
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Old January 2nd, 2006, 11:52 PM   #1215
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Videos of AWE station:

http://www.bvehk.net/viewtopic.php?t...3f50e495f227ee
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Old January 8th, 2006, 02:32 AM   #1216
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MTR arson trial nears end

The trial of a suspected MTR arsonist is drawing to a close after the only defense witness - the defendant himself - completed his testimony in the High Court.

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Friday, January 06, 2006

The trial of a suspected MTR arsonist is drawing to a close after the only defense witness - the defendant himself - completed his testimony in the High Court.

Yim Kam-chung, 68, is alleged to have carried out the attack on the morning of January 5, 2004, sending peak hour commuters fleeing in panic.

The prosecution claims he sent a letter to the Correctional Services Department referring to the incident a day later and that in an interview with the police the next day, he said: "The government took away six of my vehicles. I taught them a lesson with a disaster. My name is Yim Kam-chung. So I did it at Kam Chung [Admiralty MTR station]."

The police found a strand of hair matching Yim's DNA at the scene, as well as firebomb making materials and an MTR ticket for around the time of the incident.

Witnesses had earlier told the court the MTR station that morning was a scene of chaos and panic after an explosion rocked one of the train carriages, sparking a fire.

Kwai Sze-kit, a passenger in the front carriage, testified he saw Yim carrying a backpack.

The witness said he had a clear view of Yim, who was expressionless at the time, as he set fire to a cylindrical object with a lighter. Kwai tried but failed to put out the fire.

The train driver told the trial the front carriage was filled with thick smoke and that as he was leaving, he had to dodge a canister as it exploded on the platform.

"There was chaos and confusion. Shoes, clothes, accessories and bags were strewn all over the place."

The trial, which began in mid- November, has been an unusually raucous affair, with the judge at first requiring an amplifier to speak as Yim chanted slogans. The defendant alleges the police, the Department of Justice and the Judiciary are corrupt and complicit in conducting scam trials.

Representing himself, Yim claims he did not leave home on the day of the incident, is semi-crippled, could not have escaped and was not found with any burns.

"Look at me, any eight or 10 year old could catch me, but of course, you wouldn't have caught me, because I wasn't even there," Yim said Thursday.

Deputy Director of Public Prosecutions Arthur Luk SC told Yim Thursday no one had said the suspect "ran away" or was pursued in a chase. Luk also said no witness in the proceedings had said the arsonist was burnt.

"You're lying. You're lying. Mr Kwai had said it. I remember," Yim shouted back.

Final submissions will be made to the jury today.
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Old January 8th, 2006, 05:16 AM   #1217
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3 January 2006
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East Rail services affected

East Rail (ER) services were affected last nighttonight (3 January 2006) as after a passenger fell on the tracks in Sheung Shui Station at around 11pm.

Preliminary investigations revealed that a female passenger fell from the Lo Wu-bound platform in Sheung Shui Station onto the tracks at 10:56pm last night. A when a train was approaching the platform., the The driver sounded the honk horn and pushed applied the emergency brake immediately. The female passenger was hit by the train, while and a male passenger trying who tried to assist her also suffered leg injuries. At the time of the incident, lighting at the platform was normal and passenger traffic was sparse.

After the incident, only one platform at Sheung Shui Station could be used for train services at Sheung Shui Station were maintained using one platform for two-way traffic. Services between East Tsim Sha Tsui and Lo Wu were affected, delaying and the total travelling time was delayed by 15 minutes.

KCRC promptly reported the incident to the police and the two injured passengers were sent to the hospital. The police isPolice are investigating the incident.

KCRC noted that asAs the incident happened in the it was anon-peak period, the number of passengers affected by the incident was smallminimal. During the period when the services were affected, KCRC had arranged feeder buses running between Tai Po Station and Sheung Shui Station to supplement East Rail services. KCRC had also requested the Immigration Department and to coordinate with the Shenzhen authorities in postponing closure of the border boundary check-point to 12:35am, ensuring passengers on the last Lo Wu-bound train can could complete exit clearance.

KCRC apologizes for the inconvenience caused to passengers.
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5 January 2006
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Passengers on a East Rail train affected

At about 9am this morning, due to train regulations, a southbound train was scheduled to terminate at Hung Hom Station. KCRC informed passengers about the arrangement through the announcement on platform and inside train compartments.

When the train called at Hung Hom Station, the traffic controller mistakenly routed the East Rail train to Platform 5 - a platform normally used by through trains. The control centre immediately arranged the train to be berthed at Platform 4 for passengers to alight.

The arrangement incurred a delay of about 10 minutes for the train, but had not affected the services of other East Rail trains and operation safety.

KCRC apologised for the inconvenience caused to passengers.
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Hong Kong's MTRC says 5 developers bid for Tseung Kwan O housing project
9 January 2006
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HONG KONG (XFN-ASIA) - Rail service operator MTR Corp said it has received tenders from five property developers for its Dream City Phase 2 housing project at its Tseung Kwan O Area 86.

Major developers Cheung Kong (Holdings), Hung Lung Properties, Sino Land, Wharf Holdings and New World Development said they have all submitted separate tenders for the project.

MTRC property director Thomas Ho Hang-kwong said the developers' response was in accordance with the company's expectations.

Ho said the company will announce the winning bid as soon as possible.

Last month, MTR Corp asked the 14 property developers who had previously expressed interest in Dream City Phase 2 housing project in Tseung Kwan O to submit formal bids.

The construction of Dream City Phase 2, which will have 4,272 apartments in 10 towers, with a gross floor area of 3.33 mln square feet, is expected to be completed in 2009.

The winning bidder will be lent half the land premium cost, which the developer will be allowed to repay without interest.

Surveyors estimated that the Dream City Phase 2 land premium may be as much as 8.0 bln hkd, and the construction and other costs are estimated at 8. 0 bln hkd.

Separately, Ho also announced that MTRC will launch 2-3 more property projects in the second half, including Dream City phases 3 and 4, and the Tseung Kwan O area 56 project, which will provide approximately 5,000 housing units.
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LegCo to debate motion on expediting construction of MTR South Island Line
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Monday, January 9, 2006

The following is issued on behalf of the Legislative Council Secretariat:

The Legislative Council will hold a meeting this Wednesday (January 11) at 11am in the Chamber of the Legislative Council Building. During the meeting, Members will debate a motion on expediting the construction of the MTR South Island Line.

The motion, to be proposed by Hon Howard YOUNG, says: "That, given the successive completion of the Ocean Park's Redevelopment Plans from 2008 onwards and that works on the new tourism projects will be launched in Southern District, which are expected to further aggravate the already very heavy traffic in the district, to alleviate traffic congestion, complement tourism development and give impetus to the local economy, this Council urges the Government to expedite the construction of the MTR South Island Line, but should study in parallel how vicious competition of the new line with other public transport such as minibuses or buses can be avoided, thereby protecting the public's right to choose and their interests."

Dr Hon YEUNG Sum will move an amendment to Hon Howard YOUNG's motion.

Members will also debate a motion on comprehensive review of labour legislation. The motion, to be moved by Hon WONG Kwok-hing, states: "That, as the economic pattern and labour relations in Hong Kong have changed, the existing labour legislation cannot keep abreast of the times and fails to improve the protection of workers' rights and benefits, this Council urges the Administration to expeditiously conduct a comprehensive review of various legislation relating to labour matters."

Hon LEE Cheuk-yan, Hon LEUNG Yiu-chung and Hon Andrew CHENG will move separate amendments to Hon WONG Kwok-hing's motion.

Meanwhile, Hon TSANG Yok-sing will move a resolution under the Basic Law of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China to amend the Rules of Procedure of the Legislative Council of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.

On bills, Members will resume Second Reading debates on the Employment (Increase in Penalty for Offences under Section 63C) Bill 2005 and the Civil Aviation (Amendment) Bill 2005. If the Bills are supported by Members and receive their Second Readings, they will then go through the Committee Stage and be read the third time.

During the meeting, Members will also ask the Administration 20 questions on various policy areas, six of which require oral replies.

The agenda of the above meeting can be obtained via the Legislative Council InfoFax Service (Tel: 2869 9568) or the Legislative Council web site (http://www.legco.gov.hk).

Members of the public are welcome to observe the proceedings of the meeting from the public galleries of the Legislative Council Chamber. They may reserve seats by calling 2869 9399 during office hours. Seats will be allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.
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