The article discusses the new Hong Kong rapid transit network that is now under construction. The development of the plans for the system are outlined and the network is explained briefly. Comparisons with other rapid transit systems are made with regard to viability. It is suggested that the line will be profitable because of the very high residential densities and ribbon development. The simultaneous development of housing and other property along the route is aimed at further enhancing profitability. The financing of the project and the contracting arrangements are given particular attention. There is a final note concerning the increasing role of the minibus in providing for Hong Kong's travel needs. /TRRL/

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  • Features: Figures; Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 38-41
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00134060
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 23 1981 12:00AM