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Trains, trams, buses, ferries – how does one get around in Hong Kong?

A history of MTR train control centres

The MTR network has grown since the first train ran in 1979, and so has the systems used to control the network. The initial MTR system In 1979 the first part of the Mass Transit Railway system opened, between Kwun […]

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Fire training simulator at Hong Kong Airport

Hong Kong International Airport is located on the island of Chek Lap Kok, with the 12.48 square kilometres covered with everything needs to support operations at one of the world’s busiest airports – including a fire training simulator. Two fire […]

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Hong Kong pop up books by Kit Lau

During my 2016 visit to Hong Kong I dropped into a few local bookshops on the hunt for something a big unusual, and I hit gold – the book ‘Hong Kong Pop-Up’ by illustrator, designer, and paper engineer Kit Lau. […]

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MTR ZER4 battery electric locomotives

I’ve written about the MTR’s Brush Traction battery electric locomotives used to help maintain their rail networks before, but there is a new class of locomotive joining the fleet – the CRRC built ZER4 units. CRRC Corporation photo The CRRC […]

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MTR CKD0A diesel electric locomotives

The list of diesel locomotives in Hong Kong keeps on growing now that I’m digging into the MTR maintenances and work train fleet – the latest entry is the Chinese built CKD0A diesel electric locomotives. The units were ordered in […]

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