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Driverless baggage tractors at Hong Kong International Airport

December 2019 saw a new kind of vehicle enter service at Hong Kong International Airport – an “Autonomous Electric Tractor”. Airport Authority Hong Kong photo The tractor was developed by Beijing-based autonomous driving technology startup Uisee Technology, and is used […]

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The evolution of MTR network maps over time

Recently I got an interesting question from a reader – “do you have a photo that shows the MTR network map on a station concourse during the mid-late 1980s”. Unfortunately I didn’t have one on hand, but it led me […]

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Shrinking East Rail line trains from 12 to 9 cars

Hong Kong’s rail network is being transformed by the Shatin to Central Link project, with the final change to train fleet having just kicked off – cutting back the length of East Rail line trains from 12 cars to 9. […]

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Extending the MTR using a tunnel *dismantling* machine

Normally when building a new underground railway, a tunnel boring machine will be used to excavate the subterranean path for trains to run along. But in the case of the MTR West Island Line project, they needed to do the […]

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Television commercials for the MTR Airport Express

The Airport Express line commenced operations in July 1998, linking the brand new Hong Kong International Airport airport at Chek Lap Kok to Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. The MTR advertising campaigns emphasised how easy it was to access the […]

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