13 June 2002
KCRC’s service to the community covered in new issue of Trackrecord
In the latest Trackrecord, we cover the topping out of two West Rail stations in the Yuen Long area, an event that was celebrated in a ceremony on 24 May. This event is part of the larger story of KCRC’s effort to build new railway infrastructure that will serve Hong Kong’s transport needs far into the future. With the topping out of these stations, West Rail is on track for completion in 2003.
Less well known is the Corporation’s generous support of worthwhile charitable organisations in Hong Kong. As pictured on the cover of this month’s issue, KCRC recently contributed the sum of $1 million to the Community Chest as well as a smaller amount by KCRC staff to Hong Chi Pinehill No.3 School, a facility for mentally handicapped children.
Also in the new Trackrecord, we cover the first milestone in the Tsim Sha Tsui Extension – the opening of the extended Hung Hom Station mid-level concourse. With the completion of this project, which was celebrated in a ceremony on 21 May, the Corporation will be able to construct the tracks from Hung Hom Station to Tsim Sha Tsui without disrupting passenger service. The new concourse will also be able to accommodate the increased passenger flows expected from the opening of both the Tsim Sha Tsui Extension and Ma On Shan Rail when they open in 2004.
Other stories in the current issue look at new facilities installed for the disabled in East Rail stations; the design, delivery and testing of the Corporation’s ultra-modern new trains now in service along East Rail; and an update on East Rail’s Champion Service programme, which is responsible for creating new levels of service excellence at East Rail.
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.