Yearly Archives: 2020

Following the Shatin to Central Link project works from home

Being able to use satellite imagery to follow construction work from home is nothing new, but the 3D imagery that Google has made available for free is something else. You can peer down this 16 meter diameter, 32 meter deep […]

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Testing MTR trains in the green fields of England

Hong Kong’s MTR trains usually spend their days running back and forth through dark tunnels, but for one early train it experienced something quite different – the green fields of England. 1978: A Hong Kong Metro pictured while being tested […] Continue reading

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MTR Airport Service Platform at Chek Lap Kok

On the MTR network there is a station that trains stop at, but passengers cannot use – the Airport Service Platform on Chek Lap Kok. GAKEI.com photo The MTR Airport Express began service on 6 July 1998, the opening date […]

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Baggage handing on the MTR Airport Express

The most novel feature of the MTR Airport Express service linking Hong Kong and Kowloon with Hong Kong International Airport is the “In-Town Check-In” service – drop off your baggage and receive a boarding pass from the airline counter at […]

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Transferring from land to sea at Hong Kong International Airport

Transferring from land to air transport is the reason airports exist, but Hong Kong International Airport offers a different mode of onward transport – sea. The airport is located on reclaimed land at Chek Lap Kok. With the ‘SkyPier’ ferry […]

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