7 September 2001
Trackrecord looks toward the future in current issue
 
In the latest issue of Trackrecord we feature a number of stories with a forward-looking slant.
One story looks at the topping-out ceremony held on 17 July for Tin Shui Wai Station, the longest station on West Rail and the busiest interchange station with Light Rail. Designed to meet the transport demands of this growing area, it was the second station to be topped out among the nine West Rail stations.
Also covered is the awarding of a HK$237 million contract for the new signalling system that will be installed in the Light Rail network. This system is part of the upgrading project that will transform Light Rail into a feeder system for West Rail, Phase I, when it opens at the end of 2003.
Another story concerns the winners of the Tsim Sha Tsui Extension Hoarding Design Competition, which asked participants to imagine how the Tsim Sha Tsui area will look after the new TST Extension is completed. Winning entries from the secondary school category are displayed on the current issue’s cover.
Other items in the current issue include the visit by KCRC Chairman and Chief Executive Mr K Y Yeung at LegCo, where he provided a progress report on West Rail, and the successful testing of the first batch of KCRC’s ultra-modern new trains. Now running on East Rail, the new trains will eventually also run on West Rail when it goes into service.
Trackrecord, the official staff newsletter of the KCRC, is published once a month and distributed to all employees, the Corporation’s key stakeholders, consulates, senior government officials, the media and community leaders.