10 December 2001
New issue of Trackrecord focuses on Lifeline Express charity walk
 
The feature story in the current issue of Trackrecord covers the second charity walk organised by KCRC and the Lifeline Express. Held for the second year in a row, Walkalong West Rail for Light took place on 10 November at West Rail.
The charity walk attracted over 3,000 walkers from 27 organisations and raised more than $2 million in funds. These funds will go towards the Lifeline Express hospital trains, which provide free medical care in remote parts of the Mainland to people suffering from cataracts.
The five-kilometre walk, which was officiated by Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Chief Executive the Honourable Tung Chee Hwa, set off from West Rail’s Kam Sheung Road Station and went part way into the Tai Lam Tunnel before returning to the starting point.
Also in this issue of Trackrecord we look at the topping out ceremony for West Rail’s new station in Tuen Mun, the first in Hong Kong to be built entirely over a river.
There is also a story on the Corporation’s acquisition of five environmentally-friendly locomotives from Siemens Limited at a cost HK$130 million.  Used to haul freight and engineering trains, these locomotives will cause significantly less air and noise pollution once they go into service along East Rail.
Other stories include coverage of two emergency drills in November by KCRC staff and personnel from various emergency services departments. The drills – one held by East Rail and the other by Light Rail and West Rail together – were part of the Corporation’s policy of regularly testing the readiness of staff in emergency situations.
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.