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Passenger Fares, Choice and Convenience

Rikkie Yeung

in Moving Millions

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print May 2008 | ISBN: 9789622098824
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207196 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622098824.003.0009
Passenger Fares, Choice and Convenience

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The main themes of Part IV concern how the MTRC and the KCRC confronted operational challenges and handled the social benefits and costs in relation to the passenger interests. This chapter looks into the evolving politics in three aspects of passenger interest: railway fares, passenger choice through competition, and passenger convenience through collaboration among railways and other transport operators. The discussion recounts the political tug-of-war on fare autonomy, how and why in recent years the government tried to change the policy that it had defended for decades, and changes in the politics of transport competition and collaboration. Again, the MTRC and the KCRC did not always respond to the challenges in the same way.

Keywords: MTRC; KCRC; passenger interests; railway fares; passenger choice; transport operators; competition

Chapter.  8867 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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