The author reviews the administrative organisation concerned with the construction of the Hong Kong mass transit railway (MTR). The 26 km of railway under construction consists of 16 km of modified initial system already opened and the 10 km Tsuen Wan extension to be in operation by the end of 1982. Costs of the project and sources of finance are discussed. It is emphasised that the success of the project so far in opening on time and within the budget is due to the continuity of management planning. Although revenue for the project is partially protected by property development, this might be equalled by increasing operating costs. A successful outcome of the MTR is of importance not only to Hong Kong but also to other urban areas of the world contemplating similar systems.

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    City Press Limited

    Fairfax House
    Colchester, Essex CO1 1RJ,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Ridley, T
  • Publication Date: 1980-7-8

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  • Accession Number: 00323358
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 19 1982 12:00AM