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MTRC and KCRC moved millions of passengers daily and generated millions of profits. Both government-owned corporations were commercially and financially successful, but not without public controversies as Hong Kong went through drastic socio-political changes in the last three decades. Upon a possible MTRC-KCRC merger, this book offers the first comprehensive analysis of the past achievements, dilemmas, politics and public policy of the Hong Kong railways.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Frontmatter
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. v-vi
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. Acknowledgements
  2. p. ix
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  1. A Note on Referencing, Tables and Endnotes
  2. p. xi
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  1. List of Tables and Figures
  2. pp. xiii-xiv
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  1. Abbreviations
  2. pp. xv-xvi
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  1. PART I: Political and Policy Context
  2. p. 1
  1. 1. Railways as Part of the Hong Kong Miracle
  2. pp. 3-13
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  1. 2. Serving a Community at Change
  2. pp. 15-37
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  1. 3. Hong Kong’s Railways versus International Experience
  2. pp. 39-63
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  1. PART II: Contrast in Corporate Governance
  2. p. 65
  1. 4. Pioneer MTRC versus KCRC Bureaucracy
  2. pp. 67-91
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  1. 5. MTRC’s Struggles for Profits and Autonomy
  2. pp. 93-123
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  1. 6. KCRC’s Governance Controversies
  2. pp. 125-157
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  1. PART III: Challenges in Railway and Property Development
  2. p. 159
  1. 7. Leading Railway Builder versus Controversial Project Manager
  2. pp. 161-183
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  1. 8. Property Development and Environmental Impact of Projects
  2. pp. 185-198
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  1. PART IV: Passenger Interests
  2. p. 199
  1. 9. Passenger Fares, Choice and Convenience
  2. pp. 201-220
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  1. 10. Rising Passenger Expectations for Reliable Operation
  2. pp. 221-232
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  1. PART V: Looking to the Future from the Past
  2. p. 233
  1. 11. The Future: Two Railways Becoming One?
  2. pp. 235-261
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  1. Epilogue
  2. pp. 263-265
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  1. Endnotes
  2. pp. 267-300
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  1. References
  2. pp. 301-307
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 309-315
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Additional Information

ISBN
9789888052578
Related ISBN
9789622098824
MARC Record
OCLC
650604627
Pages
332
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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