23 June 2004
KCRC creating a green railway
The recent "Greening Ma On Shan Rail" tree planting campaign launched by the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) has received enthusiastic support from the community, as reported in the current issue of its staff newsletter, Trackrecord.
Community leaders, together with about 200 residents, teachers and students at Ma On Shan joined hands to plant trees underneath the viaducts of the Ma On Shan (MOS) Rail at Sha Tin Wai. The greening project will continue along the MOS Rail alignment, with two more tree planting days to be held on 4 and 11 July at City One Station and Ma On Shan respectively.
In the same issue, there is also coverage of the arrival of the last batch of trains to be used on MOS Rail, whose entire fleet of 72 train cars is now complete after six deliveries. The cars are undergoing stringent tests, to be followed by trial runs on the MOS Rail alignment.
Another article highlights the West Rail Promotion Campaign to be launched on 26 June. Following the Kick-off Ceremony will be a number of other attractions such as the "Origami Action --- Colouring the Life" cum Inauguration Ceremony of KCRC Corporate Volunteer Team, and a series of art performances in West Rail stations.
The Campaign will feature something for everyone, and West Rail stations are set to become popular gathering places in the North West New Territories.
Trackrecord, the official staff newsletter of the KCRC, is published once a month and distributed to all employees, the Corporation’s key stakeholders, senior government officials, the media and community leaders.