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Old January 12th, 2011, 03:03 PM   #281
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Old January 19th, 2011, 08:45 AM   #283
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Quieter trams could easily be the norm on entire route
19 January 2011
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I have exchanged several letters with Hong Kong Tramways about the work undertaken on their tracks.

I have pointed out that when they repair rails by welding overnight, which does not cause any disruption to traffic, they usually make the broken rail joint even noisier.

I wrote to these columns about broken and badly repaired tram rails, particularly along Johnston Road where I live ("No need for noisy trams", October 26). Following publication of my letter, the company undertook a lot of repairs along Johnston Road and you could hear the loud "clunk-clunk" noise almost every nine to 18 metres.

As a passenger, you could feel this bump in your seat and it was a very unpleasant experience.

Hong Kong Tramways wrote to me to say they "strive to maintain tram tracks at their optimal performance by conducting regular maintenance checks". But in return I asked them if "optimal performance means badly repaired and excessively noisy rail joints at the same frequency as along Johnston Road".

The company did not reply to that question, but pointed out that the only way to repair rails so that they were noise-free was to completely replace the track.

This would require partial day-time road closures for which they would need the permission of the Transport Department.

It would take a long time to get clearance.

However, when I returned from holiday over Christmas I found that the "clunk-clunk" tram noise along Johnston Road next to Wan Chai MTR exit and the building where I live had stopped.

The sudden drop in noise level from before Christmas was so extraordinary that I had to lean out of my window to check the trams were actually running.

Their noise level was now less than the general traffic background noise.

All I could hear was the pleasant ringing of the tram bell.

When I examined the track, I saw that the broken rails along that short stretch had been repaired and the weld ground down so it was the same smooth level as the original rail. This effectively stopped the "clunk-clunk" noise .

I am very grateful to the company for making this improvement.

However, I must now ask a question on behalf of all Hong Kong residents living alongside the tram lines. If Hong Kong Tramways could undertake these effective repairs at Johnston Road, at night, without the need for road closures, why can't they do this along the whole track?

Tammie Yip Chi-ping, Wan Chai
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Taxis, trams join fares onslaught
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Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Higher travel expenses are becoming a fact of daily life for nearly all commuters in the wake of Executive Council approval yesterday for taxi and tram fare hikes.

The approval comes after the MTR Corp, ferry companies and Kowloon Motor Bus were allowed to raise fares by between 2.3 and 10 percent in the next two months.

The only two public transport operators to have abstained from seeking fare increases this year are Citybus and New World First Bus.

The flagfall for urban taxis will rise by HK$2 to HK$20 while that for New Territories and Lantau cabs will go up to HK$16.50 and HK$15, respectively, from July 10.

Tram fares for adults will rise for the first time in 13 years to HK$2.30 from HK$2, while the days of one-dollar rides for children and the elderly will end with them paying HK$1.20 and HK$1.10, respectively.

The rises for adults and children are effective from June 7, while that for the elderly will only take effect from June 7 next year. The monthly pass will cost an additional HK$30, rising to HK$200.

Hong Kong Tramways had asked for HK$2.50 per journey for adults, or a rise of 25 percent, but the Exco pegged it back to 15 percent.

A Transport and Housing Bureau spokesman said officials were "particularly concerned" that the tramway remains "a low-cost and convenient choice of public transport for travel along the northern shore of Hong Kong Island."

Hong Kong Tramways, which recorded a profit of HK$8.8 million in 2009, had projected the start of losses this year in the absence of the planned fare rises.


"[The company] will have to consider carefully its financial situation in coming months, particularly on if the long term trend of declining ridership could be reversed, and the service improvement plan will have to be slower than originally planned," Hong Kong Tramways said. Ridership declined 1.5 percent last year.

Taxi industry groups, meanwhile, hope the HK$2 flagfall rise for urban taxis will help cover soaring costs.

Taxi Dealers and Owners Association chairman Ng Kwan-sing said while drivers can earn HK$40 extra a day, they are still hurting as insurance premiums have jumped from HK$8,500 to HK$18,500 over a period of just two years.

Urban Taxi Drivers Association joint committee chairman Kwok Chi-biu said the hike would not compensate for surging operating costs as the HK$2 increase had been agreed upon in a meeting between more than 30 taxi companies and officials way back in 2009.

Earlier in the day, six members of Hong Kong Federation of Trade Unions protested outside the SAR government headquarters against the fare rises.

Andrew Cheng Kar-foo, chairman of the Legislative Council panel on transport, said the recent fare hikes highlight the need for a transportation fund to stabilize inflation. A government review of fare-increase applications by minibus operators is also under way.
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Climb aboard for your free ride into history
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Friday, May 20, 2011

The public will get to travel free for a day - thanks to the Hong Kong General Chamber of Commerce.

But there is a catch: It only applies to trams and the Star Ferry.

The free travel is part of the chamber's 150th anniversary celebrations and will be available on June 9, the day of its annual general meeting.

Chamber chief executive Alex Fong Chi-wai said trams and ferries were chosen because of their special significance in the territory's history.

"Just like the chamber, they have been around for over 100 years, and together with us, have witnessed Hong Kong transform from a trading port, into a manufacturing hub, and into the financial center that it is today," he said.

The free rides will be available on trams running between Western District and Shau Kei Wan, along with the ferries between Central and Tsim Sha Tsui.

Star Ferry expects 40,000 passengers on their service that day, 2,000 more than usual.

Hongkong Post will issue a set of commemorative stamps on Thursday featuring milestones in the chamber's history.

The stamps will be sold in denominations of HK$1.40, HK$2.40, HK$3 and HK$5.

Postmaster general Clement Cheung Wan-ching declined to say how many stamps will be produced but promised "enough for everyone who queues up at a post office next Thursday."

About 1,000 sets of the stamps will be given to lucky passengers riding ferries and trams on the day.

While the chamber's official anniversary falls on May 29, it will host a gala dinner two days earlier.
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Legal thing ... if an old lady buys something and loses a lot of money, she might well be able to claim damages if that disclaimer was not there! She can legitimately claim she got interest from seeing that ad!
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Vice-Premier Li Keqiang attends HKU centenary ceremony
Thursday, August 18, 2011
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The Vice-Premier of the State Council, Mr Li Keqiang, on the last day of his visit to Hong Kong, attended the centenary ceremony of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) at Loke Yew Hall this morning (August 18). Accompanying Mr Li to the university was the Chief Executive, Mr Donald Tsang.

Greeting Mr Li on arrival were the Pro-Chancellor of HKU, Dr David Li; the Chairman of the Council of HKU, Dr Leong Che-hung; and the Vice-Chancellor of HKU, Professor Tsui Lap-chee.

Addressing the congregation, Mr Li said, "It's my great pleasure to celebrate HKU's centenary with all of you in this dynamic campus today. This university has achieved today's glorious success through nurturing talents and accumulating knowledge over the past 100 years."

He said HKU has nurtured more than 130 000 outstanding graduates with ambition to excel, great academic results and exemplary conduct, as well as a dedication to science and serving society. They have not only made great contributions to China and Hong Kong's prosperity, he said, but have also had a positive impact on the development of human civilisation.

"Today, HKU is among the top universities in the world. This is not only Hong Kong's glory, but also China's pride," Mr Li said.

He pointed out that thousands of talents, who are proficient in modern knowledge and skills, as well as national studies and international regulations, are needed to maintain Hong Kong's prosperity and the motherland's development. As such, it is essential to enhance education exchange between the Mainland and Hong Kong, he added.

"In this regard, effective co-operation mechanisms between Hong Kong and the Mainland have been established and many measures have been adopted. Starting from next year, the ministries concerned in the Central Government will set up targeted funds that will support 1 000 students and teachers at HKU each year to study, visit and conduct scientific research in the Mainland.

"Meanwhile, we will also support extensive co-operation between higher education institutes in Hong Kong and the Mainland, so as to help teachers and students better understand the situation in the Mainland, and facilitate the mutual development of the education sectors in both places," Mr Li said.

He said he is confident that youngsters in Hong Kong are ambitious, promising and capable, and that they hold great hope. He said he also believes that the teachers in Hong Kong will continue on their path to achieve marvelous results in the education career.

During the ceremony, Mr Li and Mr Tsang officiated at the unveiling of plaques for the Hong Kong-Guangdong Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Research Centre and the State Key Laboratory of Emerging Infectious Diseases (Partner Laboratory at HKU-Shenzhen Branch).

Mr Li also presented a set of "Chinese Rare Books Reprints" as a gift to HKU, which was received by Professor Tsui.

After the ceremony, Mr Li toured an exhibition showcasing the university's development over the years. Accompanied by Professor Tsui, Mr Li was briefed by students on various exhibits. After the tour, Mr Li had a frank exchange with students and responded to their questions. He also encouraged them to continue their hard work in their studies.

Mr Li also took the chance to meet heads and outstanding academics of local and overseas universities attending the centenary ceremony and took a group photo with them.

Prior to the ceremony, Mr Li called on renowned contemporary sinologist Professor Jao Tsung-I at the university.

Saying that he was pleased to see Professor Jao in good health, Mr Li commended Professor Jao for his great achievements in sinology, calligraphy and Chinese painting. He said Professor Jao had not only inherited and enhanced Chinese culture, but also contributed to the "going out" of Chinese culture to the world and promoted global civilisation exchanges.

Professor Jao presented to Mr Li two of his written books and his lotus painting. Mr Li, in return, presented a set of five writing brushes produced by the national museum to Professor Jao, and reminded him to take good care of himself.

Later, Mr Li visited the Liaison Office of the Central People's Government in the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, where he met senior representatives from offices set up by the Central People's Government in the HKSAR, Chinese enterprises and the People's Liberation Army Hong Kong Garrison.

In the afternoon, Mr Li will officiate at a ceremony marking the completion of the new Government Headquarters at Tamar before concluding his visit to Hong Kong.
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