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Moving MillionsThe Commercial Success and Political Controversies of Hong Kong's Railway$
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Rikkie Yeung

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622098824

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622098824.001.0001

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The Future: Two Railways Becoming One?

The Future: Two Railways Becoming One?

(p.235) 11 The Future: Two Railways Becoming One?
Moving Millions

Rikkie Yeung

Hong Kong University Press

Part V of this book reflects on the past and looks to the future. This chapter concludes the book with the key factors explaining the differences between the MTRC and the KCRC. It discusses the dilemmas of the current railway model, introduces key reform options gleaned from international experience and finally examines the intriguing politics and challenges of the “merger” reform. The discussion reflects on how the ideas behind the merger came about politically; analyses the rationales and implications of the policy changes, and the winning and losing parties in the deal; explains the complexities of the decision that needs to be made, and why gaps for a new and better railway model for Hong Kong are yet to be filled by the government's merger reforms.

Keywords:   MTRC, merging companies, KCRC, railway model, Hong Kong

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