Hong Kong's Public Transport System: Harmonizing Choice, Diversity and Urban Integration

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by Christopher J. McCarthy, Mass Transit Railway Corporation, MTR Tower, Telford Plaza, Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Urban Public Transportation Systems: Implementing Efficient Urban Transit Systems and Enhancing Transit Usage

Abstract: The benefits of integrating railways with land use planning and active urban development and why this is rather successfully achieved in Hong Kong are discussed. The people of Hong Kong derive great practical benefits from the diversity of public transport modes available to them, whether it is the railway, buses, or the various other types of transport. As it moves forward with a growing population it is important that the validity of the current arrangements are kept under continuous review to ensure they remain relevant, affordable to society and viable-and continue to be accessible in both convenience and cost tot eh individual users.

Subject Headings: Rail transportation | Public transportation | Railroad stations | Urban areas | Rapid transit systems | Land use | Highway and road management | China | Asia | Hong Kong

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