|20 November 2003
|With the signing of the Closer Economic Partnership Agreement (CEPA) and the Frequent Individual Traveller (FIT) scheme, ties between the Mainland and Hong Kong continue to grow closer. Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) is playing a major role in this trend by offering through train services to and from the Mainland.|
|In the new issue of Trackrecord we look at these services and the improvements that are being made to capture a larger share of the cross-boundary market. As new enhancements are introduced, passengers can expect an even more comfortable, convenient and reliable way to travel between Hong Kong and the Mainland.
|Also in the current issue, we report on the upgrade of KCRC’s foreign currency rating by Moody’s Investors Service. Now rated at A1, the upgrade reflects the close links between the Corporation and the Hong Kong SAR Government. |
|In another story, details are given on the win by the Corporation’s Freight Department of the 2003 Rail Freight Operator of the Year award in the Asia Logistics Awards. For KCRC, this was especially gratifying as it was the second award received this year — a solid endorsement of the Department’s performance by its customers and peers in the industry.|
|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.|