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Old January 21st, 2007, 08:09 PM   #1661
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Last week, one of the PSD broke in Shek Kip Mei. No one was hurt in the incident thankfully. It was fixed by the next day.
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Old January 22nd, 2007, 01:20 AM   #1662
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Does any1 know if the thread Hong Kong MTR subway part 1 is still here? I wanted to see a diagram/picture of something there again.
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 11:30 AM   #1663
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Old January 23rd, 2007, 11:35 AM   #1664
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Does any1 know if the thread Hong Kong MTR subway part 1 is still here? I wanted to see a diagram/picture of something there again.
Yes, it is : http://skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=122558
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Old January 25th, 2007, 07:27 PM   #1665
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Thanks! Wow, I first used the search feature, but it wasn't there. Thanks!
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Old January 28th, 2007, 04:53 PM   #1666
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Deadline for MTR's report on fare blunder
25 January 2007
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The MTR Corporation has been given three days by the government to submit a report regarding the 230 commuters who were overcharged for fares deducted from their Octopus cards at Kowloon Tong station two weeks ago.

Secretary for Environment, Transport and Works Sarah Liao Sau-tung said the transport department had already asked the MTR to investigate the incident to prevent similar occurrences. "We do not wish to see such incidents happen again," she said.

Dr Liao believed the incident was an isolated one but said the company needed to regain public confidence.

On Tuesday, the rail company said a malfunctioning gate at Kowloon Tong next to exit C had overcharged 230 commuters between 30 HK cents and HK$3 for nearly three hours in the afternoon and early evening on January 10.

The malfunction, caused by a faulty computer card installed earlier in the day, was discovered after two passengers reported discrepancies in the fares deducted from their cards.

Passengers overcharged can claim one free ticket between 2pm and 8pm until Sunday at a special counter in Kowloon Tong station.

But yesterday, some commuters complained the service counter was inconveniently located.

A City University student, who gave his name as Mr Wong, said he travelled to Kowloon Tong daily and asked why the incident had not been reported earlier.

"How can you expect people to remember that far back if they had been at this station at that particular time?"

He added: "The incident happened at exit C. At least have the refund counter near that exit. Why is it on the opposite side of the concourse?"

Lee Sui-ying, who checked her ticket and found she had not been overcharged, said: "How can you expect everyone to come here just for a few dollars? They should have made the service available at all MTR customer service counters."

Another commuter, who gave his name as Mr Sit and who lives in Kowloon Tong, thought the compensation offer was a nice gesture.

"It is nice to see a big company step forward and admit its mistakes."

But he was concerned there may have been more errors: " How many cases have gone undetected?"
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Old January 29th, 2007, 07:29 PM   #1667
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So how is the 20-tone door closing signal test going on the island line? Any opinions about it?
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Old January 29th, 2007, 08:58 PM   #1668
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I don't really care, as long as it doesn't sound silly or pose a safety hazard. I think they're trying to imitate KCR.
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Old January 29th, 2007, 10:23 PM   #1669
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What is it? Any information? I have never heard about that.
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Old January 30th, 2007, 03:00 AM   #1670
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So how is the 20-tone door closing signal test going on the island line? Any opinions about it?
I believe it has spread into the Kwun Tong line as well, the latest video I saw of the Kwun Tong line has more than 9 "doot"...



EricIsHim, the MTR has changed the number of closing door "doot" from 9 to 25 times [I think?]. Which I think is not that safe because people are going to run down the escalators since they hear the "doot".

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Old January 30th, 2007, 04:36 AM   #1671
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They should go back to having no beeps, LOL
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Old January 31st, 2007, 06:20 AM   #1672
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I believe it has spread into the Kwun Tong line as well, the latest video I saw of the Kwun Tong line has more than 9 "doot"...



EricIsHim, the MTR has changed the number of closing door "doot" from 9 to 25 times [I think?]. Which I think is not that safe because people are going to run down the escalators since they hear the "doot".

I first read superchan7's statement as "20-tons door," that's where my question come from. "What the heck is the 20-tons door in the MTR??"

Anyways, it doesn't matter 9 or 25, people are still going to run down the escalator when they hear the beeps. People are doing that now, makes no different. But 25 beeps actually allow passengers run into the train instead of getting the doors snap in front of you by the time you run to the train with 9 beeps. It is somewhat safer IMO, although no one should run for the train no matter what.
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Old January 31st, 2007, 05:38 PM   #1673
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Yes, considering how frequent the trains are in HK.
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Old February 3rd, 2007, 05:04 PM   #1674
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KCRC Press Release:
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KCRC Press Release:
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Heritage goes beyond the Museum!
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Advertising posters of the 1920s and 30s on show at MTR

HK Heritage Museum's Promotion
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A West Rail Train on fire!!!
RTHK news:
West Rail services disrupted by smoke coming from train
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RTHK news:
West Rail services disrupted by smoke coming from train
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Alter rail agreements, say lawmakers
14 February 2007
South China Morning Post

Lawmakers have called on the government to raise its performance requirements for the MTR and KCRC after the proposed merger of the two utilities' rail operations.

At a meeting yesterday of the Legislative Council bills committee on the rail merger, lawmakers demanded that performance requirements under government "operating agreements" with the KCRC and MTR be toughened to match the corporations' own service pledges.

The agreements stipulate nine performance requirements, by rating criteria such as train punctuality and the reliability of equipment including ticketing machines. The government-controlled corporations say their own requirements in all nine categories meet or exceed those in the operating agreements.

For example, in the case of train punctuality, at least 99 per cent of KCRC and MTR trains in any month are delayed by no more than two minutes, exceeding the government's performance requirement of 98 per cent by one percentage point. The corporations said tougher standards would be unfair, and MTR operations director Andrew McCusker said there were limits to what its equipment could achieve.

Democrat Andrew Cheng Kar-foo asked: "If you have been doing it [meeting higher standards] all along, why fear making it a formal requirement?"

The Environment, Transport and Works Bureau said the government would discuss the proposal with the two corporations.
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The trains are so frequent. I would never run for the MTR. I wonder about these people -- if you can't spare an extra 2 minutes to wait for the next train, then you've left your house too late.
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