by David Benton
Not a lot rail related in this report , but some videos of inside the station.
Moderators: Komachi, David Benton
system currently includes 218.2 km (135.6 mi) of rail with 159 stations, including 91 heavy rail stations and 68 light rail stops. The MTR is one of the most profitable metro systems in the world; it had a farebox recovery ratio of 187 per cent in 2015, the world's highest. The MTR was ranked the #1 metro system in the world by CNN in 2017.But not for much longer! I predict profits will be down.
has obtained contracts to operate rapid transit systems in London, Stockholm, Beijing, Hangzhou, Macau, Shenzhen, Melbourne, and Sydney.It's really fascinating-scary. I've been following this via public broadcaster RTHK' web app. Demonstrators vandalizing stations, police firing tear-gas into stations, where the tear-gas isn't supposed to be used indoors! (it says so right on the canister, enclosed area!). Alleged Triad members attacking protestors and ordinary people and reporters allegedly on behalf of the mainland government, while police waited outside until the attacks are over. Police chasing people into the stations & firing rubber bullets at them, and allegedly pepper spraying people on trains.