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    Amazingly, MTR has resumed slightly limited service from mong Kok East to hung hom within 24 hours, praises to the dedicated MTR engineering working flat out yesterday and this morning to get the service up and running.


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    Correction, seems only one line from the hung hom to East Mk has been reopened, limited service from Hung hom to Mk east at the moment


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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic
    Amazingly, MTR has resumed slightly limited service from mong Kok East to hung hom within 24 hours, praises to the dedicated MTR engineering working flat out yesterday and this morning to get the service up and running.
    They had a huge crane at Hung Hom last night putting the carriages back on. Normal service levels from Mongkok East to the boundary. Took about 45 mins to get through the tunnel Southbound.
    Last edited by East_coast; 18-09-2019 at 07:26 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic
    Correction, seems only one line from the hung hom to East Mk has been reopened, limited service from Hung hom to Mk east at the moment
    Is there a transfer needed from Hung Hom to Kowloon Tong in Mong Kok East now, or do some trains run through?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mucaari
    Is there a transfer needed from Hung Hom to Kowloon Tong in Mong Kok East now, or do some trains run through?
    hung hom to kowloon tong is direct, no need to change platforms, the other way is different, 50% of trains terminus is at MK east, 50% of trains terminus is at Hung hom

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    Quote Originally Posted by East_coast
    No. You separate rail based from rolling stock based operations. Think of the Swedish model that the MTR has successfully entered. I am sure you'll find reasons why this trend would never work in Hong Kong where it is actually working already. Look up "Trainy McTrainface"



    Their are two owners of rail lines and 2 providers of rail services on each.
    Dont think MTR is enjoying that robust business in Sweden.

    Pg 33 >> https://www.mtr.com.hk/archive/corpo...8/EMTRAR18.pdf

    "Despite some improvement during the second half of the
    year, 2018 was very challenging operationally and financially
    for MTR Pendeltågen AB. Issues relating to a nationwide lack
    of drivers and train availability and maintenance, as well as
    a new, more complex timetable introduced in combination
    with poorly performing infrastructure that is under the control
    of a third party
    , led to higher operating costs and significant
    penalties relating to punctuality and customer satisfaction. As
    a result, a material loss was incurred in 2018."

    pitfall for using a 2 party model in operation and asset maintenance/replacement... who to take which part of the blame ?


    If you are referring to KCRC and MTR.. unfortunately KCRC was run at a loss for too many years that's why the running of the line has been transferred to MTR, inclusive of the replacement of assets.

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    I wonder how sucessful is the MTR running London's crossrail?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Coolboy
    Well, I don't entirely agree that MTR is not really profitable. Maybe not as profitable as other listed companies in other sectors, but in terms of the metro industry, it certainly performs better on the balance sheet.

    And the railway side of MTR has high risks? Not in the context of HK. It is an essential service, a backbone of the public transport system. Given the low ownership of cars, commuters rely on the subway in HK to a greater extent than other comparable cities with a metro system. There is a guarantee of high volume of commuters using the metro everyday. Operational cost may be high in some cases, but MTR is not short of money to cover that.
    Aren't you conflicting ? on the one hand you are saying that MTR should break the property business out and just focus on metro. Then you are saying that MTR will have lots of cash to burn in the event business in the metro side is not doing well ? where does the money come from if the property are not generating the income ?

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    As one would expect the propaganda machine desperately needs to spin the story:

    https://twitter.com/aaronMCN/status/1174136383062994944


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    Quote Originally Posted by imparanoic
    Amazingly, MTR has resumed slightly limited service from mong Kok East to hung hom within 24 hours, praises to the dedicated MTR engineering working flat out yesterday and this morning to get the service up and running.
    Reduced speeds, or are the trains running at normal speeds?

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