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MTR fares to rise 5.4%

May 25, 2012
MTR fares will rise 5.4% on June 17, the MTR Corporation announced today.
Fares for 61% of passenger trips will rise by up to 40 cents. Fares for 29% of passenger trips will rise by up to 80 cents, while those for 10% of passengers will rise by 90 cents or more.
MTRC Chief Executive Officer Jay Walder said the corporation will offer new fare promotions, bringing $670 million in savings to passengers. The promotions include ‘Ride 10, Get One Free’, a discount for second journeys on the same day, and a Tung Chung–Hong Kong Monthly Pass.
“For the first time, we are offering free travel on weekends and public holidays for children on MTR services, which we believe will encourage people to more actively participate in family and community activities,” he said.
The new promotions will complement existing discounts, such as the monthly passes on West Rail and East Rail lines, Free Light Rail and MTR bus connections, and half-price travel for children under 12 and students. It will also continue fare concessions for the elderly and disabled.
New fare charts are available at Customer Service Centres in all MTR stations, and on the corporation’s website.

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