18 July 2003
New Trackrecord covers completion of Nam Cheong Station
In the new issue of Trackrecord, our feature story looks at the completion of Nam Cheong Station, the largest station in the West Rail project. Its completion was significant not only because the station is the largest West Rail station but also the first KCR/MTR integrated station in Hong Kong. Attending the ceremony for the station’s completion were Mr Frederick Ma, Secretary for Financial Services and the Treasury, KCRC Chairman Mr Michael Tien, KCRC Chief Executive Officer Mr K Y Yeung and members of the senior management of KCRC and MTRC.
In another story on West Rail, we cover the graduation of the first batch of trainee graduates who will work in the new railway when it opens later this year. We also examine the training programme that enabled the Corporation to train these people, who were recruited last year and will be prepared to offer West Rail passengers first-class service.
During the SARS outbreak, East Rail as a major mode of transport for Hong Kong people played a role in the prevention of the disease. Although the outbreak has been finally contained, KCRC has signed Operation Unite’s Hygiene Charter as a pledge to continue promoting a high standard of hygiene in the community. KCRC also wanted to express its gratitude to the 330 medical staff who contracted SARS during the outbreak and on 30 June gave these heroic individuals tickets for free journeys aboard East Rail for a period of three months.
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.