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TD launches Hong Kong eTransport Kiosks (with photos)
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     The Transport Department (TD) today (November 13) launched Hong Kong eTransport Kiosks at six pilot locations. Members of the public and visitors can now use the kiosks to access the interactive enquiry service of Hong Kong eTransport for public transport and related real-time traffic information at any time.

     The TD has provided Hong Kong eTransport, a point-to-point public transport enquiry service, since 2009. Unlike the existing mobile application and the desktop and mobile websites, the Hong Kong eTransport Kiosks have a new feature which allows users to set a kiosk's location as the default starting point of their journeys when searching for suitable public transport services. Users only need to enter the destinations before choosing from the suitable public transport services according to the number of transfers, fares, the estimated journey time, the preferred public transport mode and more.

     Members of the public and visitors can also enter the route number or mode of public transport service in order to obtain the service details via the kiosks. The kiosks also provide information on the real-time traffic situation and transportation facilities in the vicinity, including traffic speed, traffic condition snapshots and videos, stations and bus stops nearby and tourist attractions for the convenience of the public and visitors.

     The six pilot Hong Kong eTransport Kiosks are located at:

* Arrivals Hall, Terminal 1, Hong Kong International Airport
* Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
* Yau Lai Shopping Centre
* Tsim Sha Tsui Ferry Pier
* Sha Tin MTR Station
* Tuen Mun Road Bus-Bus Interchange

     The TD will conduct opinion surveys to collect views and comments from the public and visitors at the six kiosks. After taking into consideration the views collected, the TD will further improve the kiosk services and install more kiosks at other suitable locations to provide public transport and real-time traffic information to members of the public and visitors without mobile Internet access.

     To allow wider access to the Hong Kong eTransport Kiosks, the kiosk software and data are available free of charge to private property managers. They can install the Hong Kong eTransport Kiosk software on electronic information kiosk devices at places such as shopping arcades, commercial buildings and hotels to provide interactive public transport and real-time traffic information enquiry services to their visitors and customers. Applications for the software package can be submitted at the following link: www.td.gov.hk/en/public_services/hong_kong_etransport_kiosk_software_package/index.html.

     For enquiries and comments on the Hong Kong eTransport Kiosks, please call 1823 or send an email to the TD ([email protected]).

Ends/Thursday, November 13, 2014
Issued at HKT 14:49

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