Subcommittee on Matters Relating to Railways

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To follow up various issues relating to the planning and implementation of new railway projects, and the operation of existing railways as follows:

Planning and implementation of new railway projects
    (a)planning and financing of new railway projects;

    (b)environmental impact assessment of new railway projects;

    (c)resumption of land arising from the implementation of new railway projects under the Railways Ordinance (Cap. 519);

    (d)progress update on the implementation of new railway projects;

    (e)provision of supporting public infrastructure for new railway projects; and

    (f)co-ordination of public transport services arising from the commissioning of new railway lines.
Railway operation
    (a)performance of existing railway lines including train service performance and safety management;

    (b)maintenance programme; and

    (c)train service disruptions and breakdowns, and arrangements for handling emergency situations.

Matters relating to the two railway corporations in respect of their merger feasibility, corporate governance and fares should be dealt with by the Transport Panel.

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