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Consultation on review of MTRCL's Fare Adjustment Mechanism to end on November 18

     A Government spokesman today (November 12) reminded members of the public to submit their views on the review of the Fare Adjustment Mechanism (FAM) of the MTR Corporation Limited (MTRCL) by November 18 (Sunday).

     The Government commenced a public consultation exercise to gauge public views on this subject on September 17. The deadline has been extended from October 31 to November 18.

     The consultation paper can be downloaded from the websites of the Transport and Housing Bureau ( and the Transport Department (

     The spokesman said that MTRCL's fares and its FAM have been a widely discussed topic in the community. The Government therefore has a certain extent of understanding on the views of the public and the Legislative Council. The purpose of issuing a consultation paper is to further let the public express their views on the FAM of MTRCL.

     As part of the consultation exercise, the Government has sent letters to the traffic and transport committees of all District Councils to invite members' views, and attended meetings for discussion on this subject when requested. The consultation paper has also been posted on the Public Affairs Forum website of the Home Affairs Bureau to invite public discussions. The Government also attended the special meeting of the Legislative Council Panel on Transport, and the Transport Advisory Committee meeting held on October 30, so as to listen to views from different parties.  

     The Government plans to complete the review and discussions with MTRCL in early 2013, with a view that the new FAM shall be applied in the MTR fare adjustment next year.

     The public may send their views to the Transport Department by post (addressed to the Bus and Railway Branch of Transport Department, 40/F, Immigration Tower, 7 Gloucester Road, Wan Chai, Hong Kong), by fax (2802 2679) or by e-mail (

Ends/Monday, November 12, 2012
Issued at HKT 17:00


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