First time in Hong Kong? Grab an “Octopus”

I have a friend who is travelling to Hong Kong this Christmas and she asked for some suggestions on places to see and things to do.  However, as the transit geek that I am, my biggest recommendation once you land at the Hong Kong airport is to grab an Octopus.

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A short ride on Opening Day

August 17, 2009 – opening day for the Canada Line.  Unfortunately for me, it was on Monday.  Fortunately for TransLink, they planned it on a Monday.  The line ups were crazy even for a Monday.  Imagine if they did the fare free day on the weekend.  I don’t remember the Millennium Line’s fare-free day being so busy. I couldn’t get off work until 5pm.  My … Continue reading A short ride on Opening Day

Canada Line preview – time lapse video

I’m surprised I didn’t come across this video earlier.  The video is from May 2009 and is a time-lapse (albeit in reverse) of a run along the Canada Line from Waterfront Station all the way to the airport.   The video actually stops short of YVR station, which is a shame.  However, it gives you an idea of how the line will feel like if you … Continue reading Canada Line preview – time lapse video

Canada Line could open in August

Canada Line could open in August. Here’s some exciting news for transit users and transit buffs.  If the Canada Line opens early in August, we can take advantage of the convenience and speed of the line earlier. As I have visited Richmond in the past month or so, I’ve seen quite a few trains running back and forth along the tracks overhead.  The stations are … Continue reading Canada Line could open in August