Yearly Archives: 2015

After hours maintenance on the MTR

When darkness falls and the last train for the night returns to the depot, maintenance work on Hong Kong’s MTR starts. This series of television commercials from the MTR showcases this important work. Looking over each train from top to […]

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Hong Kong transport footage from the 1990s

The other week on YouTube I stumbled upon a great collection of Hong Kong transport footage, recorded back in 1993/94 and uploaded by a user going by the name of ‘kamepo‘. We start by looking out the right hand side […]

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Time-scale maps of the Hong Kong MTR

If you haven’t seen a ‘time-scale’ map of a transit system before, they are an interesting concept – instead of displaying every line and station in a way that makes it each to navigate from point A to point B, they allow you to compare how long it takes you to reach point A from points X, Y and Z. So what do they reveal about the Hong Kong MTR network?

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Riding the Hong Kong MTR in 1993

Here is another YouTube find – this time footage of the Mass Transit Railway during 1993-1994, filmed by the same person behind the KCR ride to Lu Wu. So what has changed in the 20 or so years since?

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Hong Kong memes and the MTR at Admiralty

The other day I found this meme making fun of crowded trains on the MTR, and thought the photo looked a bit familiar. A case of déjà vu, or something else?

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