30 January 2003
Disney On Ice – KCRC Island Night
 
With a strong tradition of contributing to the community, the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) invited more than one thousand senior citizens and children residing along East Rail to attend the Disney On Ice – KCRC Island Night last night.
Mr Michael Tien, Chairman of KCRC said at the event that KCRC Island Night is a very meaningful event. Apart from taking the opportunity to invite over a thousand seniors and children, KCRC had also invited East Rail passengers who were the winners of a lucky draw to join the event. KCRC had made a contribution of $140,000 to two social services organisations, namely, the ‘Senior Citizen Home Safety Association’ and ‘Project Care’ through the proceeds of the tickets sold to its staff.
To strengthen its ties with the community, KCRC has been actively organising and participating in charitable events. In addition to supporting the Lifeline Express Hospital Train in 2002 to raise fund for Mainland cataract patients, KCRC joined with the "Arts with the Disabled Association Hong Kong" (ADA) to sponsor "KCRC Cares", a programme of art shows along East Rail. The Corporation had also organised a blood donation event at East Rail stations and an East Rail "Nostalgic Train Trip" in order to pay for the installation of emergency links in senior citizens’ homes.
As a result of these and other initiatives, KCRC was named a ‘Caring Company’ by the Hong Kong Council of Social Service in late 2002.
Mr Tien added that the KCR rail network currently only covers Kowloon and the New Territories. After obtaining the Government’s authorisation to construct and operate the Sha Tin to Central Link, however, the network will be further extended to Hong Kong Island when the new railway is completed in 2008. At that time, it will take only 22 minutes to travel from Sha Tin to Central.
Starting from this year, KCRC will complete a new railway almost every year. Following the completion of West Rail at the end of 2003, the Tsim Sha Tsui Extension will be completed in 2004 and Ma On Shan Rail will be in operation in 2005. It is also planned that the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line will be completed in 2006 and the Kowloon Southern Link in 2008. Upon the completion of all these rail lines, the community will be able to enjoy faster and much more convenient transport service.
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) invited more than one thousand senior citizens and children residing along East Rail to attend the Disney On Ice – KCRC Island Night last night and made a donation of $140,000 to two social services organizations, namely, the ‘Senior Citizen Home Safety Association’ and ‘Project Care’ through the proceeds of the ticket sale.
 
Mr Michael Tien, Chairman of KCRC (left) presenting a cheque of $70,000 to Mr Lai Kam Cheung, Chairman of ‘Project Care’ (right).
 
Mr Michael Tien, Chairman of KCRC (left) presenting a cheque of $70,000 to Mr Ma Kam Wah, Chairman of ‘Senior Citizen Home Safety Association’ (right).