Welfare funding review fails expectations: union

A union representing employees of social welfare organisations on Sunday said it’s disappointed by the results of a four-year review into the government's funding mechanism, criticising it for not going far enough. The Social Welfare Employees Union said the 82-page report, released by a government-appointed task force on Monday, failed...

Mixed reviews for new MTR line on full opening day

The MTR's Tuen Ma Line has drawn mixed reviews on the first day of its full operation, with rail enthusiasts and residents happy about the convenience it offers, but others worried about a loss of business. With the opening of two new stations, Sung Wong Toi and To Kwa Wan,...

CE rides Tuen Ma line ahead of service’s launch

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Saturday officiated at the launch of the final section of the Tuen Ma line, a day before trains start carrying people on the 56-kilometre long route. When it opens to passengers on Sunday, the Tuen Ma line will become the longest in Hong Kong, connecting...

Trains begin running on the Tuen Ma Line

Trains have begun operating on the MTR's new Tuen Ma Line, that runs between Wu Kai Sha and Tuen Mun. The MTR had arranged a special train at 5.50 am on Sunday from Sung Wong Toi station to Tuen Mun. Over a hundred people waited outside Sung Wong Toi station,...

MTR’s Tuen Ma Line to get going on June 27

Hong Kong's newest MTR line will be fully operational from June 27, the government announced on Friday. While part of the Tuen Ma Line opened last year, the latest extension will see the opening of two new stations, To Kwa Wan and Sung Wong Toi. The West Rail Line will...

MTR closes in on Tuen Ma Line opening

The MTR Corporation has said testing is complete on the next phase of its Tuen Ma Line, with reports late on Wednesday suggesting it could open as soon as the end of June. The long-delayed project will see phase one of the line, covering the former Ma On Shan Line...