Moving Hong Kong's transport system forward

MTR train services were disrupted for six hours last month, inconveniencing hundreds of thousands of commuters. The Hong Kong station on the city's MTR system. The city's entire rail network carries an average of about 5.3 million commuters per day.
The Hong Kong station on the city's MTR system. The city's entire rail network carries an average of about 5.3 million commuters per day.PHOTO: AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE
MTR train services were disrupted for six hours last month, inconveniencing hundreds of thousands of commuters. The Hong Kong station on the city's MTR system. The city's entire rail network carries an average of about 5.3 million commuters per day.
MTR train services were disrupted for six hours last month, inconveniencing hundreds of thousands of commuters.PHOTO: SOUTH CHINA MORNING POST

Review, future planning needed as policies have not kept up with people's needs: Experts

The city's overall transport system remains top-notch but one of the worst breakdowns of the train network last month highlighted the need for a review of policy and future planning, experts say.

They believe the city's transport policies have not kept pace with changing demographics and the needs of the people.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on November 26, 2018, with the headline 'Moving Hong Kong's transport system forward'. Print Edition | Subscribe