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‘Paid Passageway Validators’ at MTR stations

There are many interchange stations on Hong Kong’s MTR, but the connection between the Tuen Ma and Tsuen Wan lines at Mei Foo has something no other MTR stations have – ‘Paid Passageway Validators’. Photo by Prosperity Horizons, via Wikimedia […]

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Foreign flag carriers and flights to Taiwan

Taiwan’s relationship with Mainland China is a complicated one, and the dispute has spilled out into the world of aviation, after the People’s Republic of China objected to the flag carriers of foreign governments serving what they regarded as a […]

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Rescue training for Hong Kong cable cars

The last thing you want to happen when riding a cable car is getting stuck in the air – but luckily for anyone in Hong Kong, the Fire Services Department are ready for any contingency, thanks to a variety of […]

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1500 V DC railway electrification in Hong Kong

Hong Kong MTR uses electric trains, powered by two different technologies – 1500 V DC on the ‘urban’ rail lines, and 25 kV AC for the former KCR network. Today we look at 1500 V DC railway electrification across Hong […]

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MTR Metro Cammell EMUs off to the scrap yard

It had to happen some day, and March 2021 is it – the first of Hong Kong’s Metro Cammell EMUs have been retired from service and despatched to the scrap yard. Photo by Sordiu Edmond This thread on the hkitalk.net […]

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