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The Future: Two Railways Becoming One?

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/9789622098824.003.0011
The Future: Two Railways Becoming One?

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Part V of this book reflects on the past and looks to the future. This chapter concludes the book with the key factors explaining the differences between the MTRC and the KCRC. It discusses the dilemmas of the current railway model, introduces key reform options gleaned from international experience and finally examines the intriguing politics and challenges of the “merger” reform. The discussion reflects on how the ideas behind the merger came about politically; analyses the rationales and implications of the policy changes, and the winning and losing parties in the deal; explains the complexities of the decision that needs to be made, and why gaps for a new and better railway model for Hong Kong are yet to be filled by the government's merger reforms.

Keywords: MTRC; merging companies; KCRC; railway model; Hong Kong

Chapter.  11406 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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