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

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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Moving Millions
Hong Kong University Press

  • AA

    Airport Authority

  • AC

    Airport Committee

  • ACC

    Airport Consultative Committee

  • AD

    Apple Daily (Chinese press: Abbreviations)

  • AR

    Airport Railways

  • Cap.

    (Ordinance) Chapter

  • CEO

    Chief Executive Officer (of the KCRC or the MTRC)

  • Citybus

    Citybus Limited

  • CTS–1

    First Comprehensive Transport Study

  • CTS–2

    Second Comprehensive Transport Study

  • CTS–3

    Third Comprehensive Transport Study

  • CTU

    Confederation of Trade Union

  • DAB

    Democratic Alliance For Betterment Of Hong Kong

  • DBs

    District Boards (before July 1997)

  • DCs

    District Councils (after July 1997)

  • DP

    Democratic Party

  • EIA

    Environmental Impact Assessment

  • ExCo

    Executive Council

  • FTU

    Federation of Trade Unions

  • GDP

    Gross Domestic Product

  • HKCD

    Hong Kong Commercial Daily (Chinese press: Abbreviations)

  • HKDN

    Hong Kong Daily News (Chinese press: Abbreviations)

  • HKEJ

    Hong Kong Economic Journal (Chinese press: Abbreviations)

  • HKET

    Hong Kong Economic Times (Chinese press: Abbreviations)

  • HKiMail

    Hong Kong iMail (English press, publication ceased)


    Hong Kong and Macau Office

  • HKS

    Hong Kong Standard (English press)


    Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (since 1 July 1997)

  • KCR

    Kowloon-Canton Railway

  • KCRC

    Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation

  • KMB

    Kowloon Motor Bus Company (1933) Limited

  • LegCo

    Legislative Council

  • (p.xvi)


    Liberal Party

  • LTA

    Land Transport Authority (in Singapore)

  • MOU

    Memorandum of Understanding (on the new Hong Kong airport programme between the United Kingdom and China)

  • MP

    Ming Pao (Chinese press: Abbreviations)

  • MTR

    Mass Transit Railway

  • MTRC

    Mass Transit Railway Corporation

  • MTRC Limited

    Mass Transit Railway Corporation Limited


    Mass Transit Railway Provisional Authority

  • MTS

    Mass Transport Study

  • NWFB

    New World First Bus

  • OA

    Operating Agreement (between the MTRC and the government)

  • ODN

    Oriental Daily News (Chinese press: Abbreviations)

  • OECD

    Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development

  • PC

    Preparatory Committee

  • Provisional LegCo

    Provisional Legislative Council

  • POAS

    Principal Officials Accountability System

  • PWC

    Preliminary Working Committee

  • RDO

    Railway Development Office (of the Highways Department)

  • RDS–1

    First Railway Development Study (1991–1993)

  • RDS–2

    Second Railway Development Study (1998–2000)

  • RD Strategy–1994

    First Railway Development Strategy 1994

  • RD Strategy–2000

    Second Railway Development Study 2000

  • SCMP

    South China Morning Post (English press)


    Studies on Coordination of Other Public Transport Services with New Railways

  • SP

    Sing Pao (Chinese press: Abbreviations)

  • SRA

    Strategy Rail Authority (in the United Kingdom)

  • ST

    Singtao (Chinese press: Abbreviations)

  • Star

    The Star (English press, publication stopped)

  • Sun

    The Sun (Chinese press: Abbreviations)

  • TAC

    Transport Advisory Committee

  • TKP

    Ta Kung Po (Chinese press: Abbreviations)

  • WWP

    Wen Wei Po (Chinese press: Abbreviations)