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Old March 24th, 2006, 03:27 AM   #1381
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There is practically no way to fall down the tracks on underground station anyway as they are equipped with PSD.
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Very true. But there are some who race through the PSDs as they close. I see it happen.
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Old March 24th, 2006, 10:33 AM   #1383
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One typical PSD incident can be seen here in a video of a train departing Tung Chung:
http://media.putfile.com/Hong-Kong31/640
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Old March 24th, 2006, 04:21 PM   #1384
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i cant sceem to watch it, it redirects to this page http://www.putfile.com/dedicated-servers.php
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Old March 25th, 2006, 03:12 AM   #1385
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Very true. But there are some who race through the PSDs as they close. I see it happen.
One time this guy was rushing onto a train in North Point as the door was closing. He made it on time, but tripped over...

I dont get why people rush through a train. Trains come every 3 minute.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 03:15 AM   #1386
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One typical PSD incident can be seen here in a video of a train departing Tung Chung:
http://media.putfile.com/Hong-Kong31/640
I dont get it? There is nothing wrong with it....
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Old March 25th, 2006, 06:47 AM   #1387
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Rail link plan, merger ready in two months
25 March 2006
South China Morning Post

The government will announce the final route of the Sha Tin-Central rail line in two months, when it announces the merger of the two rail operators, a source said.

The government is also expected to approve an MTR Corp proposal to build an extension from Yau Ma Tei to Whampoa.

The new KCR line to Central will start from Tai Wai station on the East Rail line and will have four stops on the Kowloon side - at Diamond Hill, Kai Tak, To Kwa Wan and Ho Man Tin - before rejoining the East Rail line at Hunghom station.

The link will pass through a new cross-harbour rail tunnel, and have four stops on Hong Kong Island - Causeway Bay, Convention Centre in Wan Chai, East Admiralty and Southern Central near Upper Albert Road.

The KCRC submitted its final proposal for the line to the government in 2004, but the plan has been stalled since then pending a government decision on merging the MTR Corporation and the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation.

The proposed MTR extension would connect with the new KCR line at Ho Man Tin.

KCR Workers' Union chairman Ko Pak-kwan welcomed the prospect of an announcement about the Sha Tin-Central line, and urged the company's new chief executive, James Blake, to defend workers' interests during merger talks.

"I hope the merger plan can materialise soon so as to remove any ambiguity," he said.

Union representatives met Mr Blake for the first time yesterday and told the new chief executive and transport secretary Sarah Liao Sau-tung that staff deserved a rise.

Mr Blake, who took over the troubled rail corporation on Wednesday with a promise to boost morale, did not immediately respond to Mr Ko's request, but vowed to keep communication with frontline staff open.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 09:05 AM   #1388
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地 鐵 西 港 島 線 設 「 西 營 盤 」 「 大 學 」 「 堅 尼 地 城 」 三 站 寄給朋友 列印新聞
2006-03-21 HKT 22:03

為 保 護 堅 尼 地 城 科 士 街 一 幅 古 老 樹 牆 , 地 鐵 提 出 , 修 訂 西 港 島 線 堅 尼 地 城 站 的 位 置 , 建 議 遷 移 堅 尼 地 城 泳 池 , 騰 空 用 地 興 建 堅 尼 地 城 站 。

地 鐵 表 示 , 較 早 時 舉 辦 過 工 作 坊 , 居 民 普 遍 支 持 建 議 。

西 港 島 線 設 有 三 個 車 站 , 包 括 西 營 盤 站 、 大 學 站 及 堅 尼 地 城 站 。 地 鐵 大 致完 成 各 個 車 站 位 置 及 出 入 口 安 排 的 評 估 , 其 中 西 營 盤 站 設 有 17 個 出 口 , 大 學 站 及堅 尼 地 城 站 則 分 別 有 13 及 12 個 出 口 。

http://www.rthk.org.hk/rthk/news/exp...55_296409.html
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Old March 25th, 2006, 11:26 PM   #1389
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I dont get it? There is nothing wrong with it....
Look carefully in the background further along the platform as the announcement for the closure of the doors happens.
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Old March 25th, 2006, 11:57 PM   #1390
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You mean when the second person entered the train while the rest of the doors are already closing??
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Old March 25th, 2006, 11:59 PM   #1391
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I cant view it either. It redirects to another page.
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Old March 26th, 2006, 12:00 AM   #1392
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Can you translate that? I got Subway, West, University, Stadium, Friend, and NT (not sure about the second word?
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Old March 26th, 2006, 04:23 AM   #1393
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西港島線3車站位置再諮詢
3月 22日 星期三 05:05 更新

【明報專訊】地鐵西港島線車站出口的分佈,目前仍未有定案。地鐵明日會就3個車站,包括西營盤站、大學站及堅尼地城站的出口位置,徵詢區議會的意見,最快5月底有初步定案,屆時會再諮詢﹔倘政 府注資及刊憲的安排順利,工程最快明年展開。

政府去年6月要求地鐵就西港島線作進一步規劃及籌備。新線將設3個車站,共11個出口,其中西營盤站及大學站會設高速升降機,分別連接半山區的般含道及香港大學。

地鐵發言人表示,經過連串諮詢,綜合了地區人士對出口分佈的建議,明日會在中西區區議會上展開新一輪諮詢。

發言人說,諮詢完成後,地鐵會視乎情修訂出口位置,5月底再諮詢區議會,預料整個項目的初步設計,最快在6至7月「出爐」。地鐵估計,全長2.8公里的西港島線建造費用約60至70億元,地鐵已要求政府注資不多於一半,即約30至35億元。
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Old March 26th, 2006, 08:09 AM   #1394
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Can you translate that? I got Subway, West, University, Stadium, Friend, and NT (not sure about the second word?
Actually, the THREE stations for the Island Line extension are Sai Ying Pun, University (of Hong Kong) and Kennedy Town.
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Old March 27th, 2006, 05:45 AM   #1395
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KCR to replace air cons with more efficient cooling system
27 March 2006
South China Morning Post

Air conditioning will become a thing of the past at KCRC stations as a more cost-efficient, environmentally friendly cooling system is introduced.

The new system costs just 40 per cent that of the air-con system and saves up to two-thirds of the electricity, the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation's acting general manager, Fung Wing-yiu, said. However, he warned the public not to expect very cold air.

"The temperature inside the station will be three to four degrees lower than that of the outside, so if the mercury rises to 36 or 37 degrees Celsius, the temperature inside the station will be around 32 to 33 degrees," he said.

That might sound intolerable to some, but Mr Fung said it was not as hot as they might imagine.

"We first introduced this system in Tai Wai station two years ago and so far we have not received any complaints about the temperature."

Mr Fung said the system processed hot air from outside and turned it into a cooler breeze, so passengers felt comfortable when they stepped into the station.

The power-saving cooling system will be installed in all new stations and will also replace the air-con system in existing stations when the need arises.

The spot-cooling system is part of a $138 million renovation project at Sheung Shui station, an interchange stop between the East Rail and the Lok Ma Chau spur line due to open next year.

The renovated main lobby, which came into service in late January, was extended by 3,500 square metres, enough to cater for a daily rise in passenger turnover from 180,000 to 250,000.

The northbound platform of the station was also doubled in size as a contingency crowd-control measure.

"If the Lowu control point was overcrowded or in case of any emergency, we can make an early broadcast to remind passengers in transit at Sheung Shui station about the new Lok Ma Chau border instead," Mr Fung said.

Renovation of platforms in Lowu and Tai Po stations will follow, to streamline the railway's overall capacity in handling passengers.

The new extended lobby contains 12 more turnstiles, three additional ticketing machines and four more shops. It now handles 20,000 to 22,000 passengers a day, comprising 10 per cent of the station's daily turnover.
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Old March 27th, 2006, 05:47 AM   #1396
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Old March 28th, 2006, 06:19 AM   #1397
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Ma On Shan (MOS) Rail is a new 11.4km railway comprising 9 stations from Shatin to the new town of Ma On Shan. The railway is built primarily on a viaduct with a small section in the middle running at grade along the central divider of Tate's Cairn Highway, so as to minimise land take and disruption to road traffic.

Tai Wai Station serves as an interchange station between MOS Rail and East Rail. Passengers from Ma On Shan can simply use the cross-platform interchange at Tai Wai Station to board trains to Tsim Sha Tsui. To cope with the increase in passenger flow, Tai Wai Station has been expanded three times its original size and the extended concourse was opened in December 2003. The line opened on December 21, 2004.











































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Old April 1st, 2006, 09:33 PM   #1399
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Nice pictures, but it doesn't seem very busy apart from a few schoolgirls.
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It's a bit confusing, all those different railway systems and companies with their own maps. But the stations look modern and comfortable, but empty in the last pics, but I guess pics are not taken in rush hour.
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