九廣鐵路年報 Kowloon Canton Railway Annual Departmental Report 1970-1971

1970-71

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GENERAL MANAGER, RAILWAY

P, H. LAM, I.S.O., B.Sc. (H.K.), M.Sc. (LOND.).

KP.I.C., C.ENG., F.I.C.E., M.B.I.M., J.P.

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1st April 1970 - 31st March 1971

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CONTENTS

GENERAL SURVEY

TRAFFIC

ACCOUNTS

MECHANICAL WORKSHOPS

WAY AND STRUCTURES

STAFF

TRAINING

STAFF WELFARE

APPENDICES

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GENERAL SURVEY

     THERE was a moderate increase in both goods and passenger traffic during the year (see Appendices IV and V) resulting in higher earnings as indicated below:

(a) Gross railway revenue at $16,478,389 was $478,784 more than in 1969-70 and $212,226 more than the previous record of $16,266,163 in 1966-67.

(b) Goods revenue at $7,289,860 was $118,059 more than in 1969-70. (c) Passenger revenue at $8,134,795 was $206,793 more than the

record of $7,928,002 in 1969-70.

877,502

      2. A total of 877,502 metric tons of goods was transported by the Railway during the year, compared with 889,396 metric tons in the previous year, a decrease of 1.34%. 99.8% of the goods traffic con- sisted of imports from China, which amounted to 875,432 metric tons compared with 887,928 metric tons in the previous year, a decrease of 1.40%. Export tonnage was 796, a decrease of 14 metric tons, and goods carried within the Colony amounted to 1,273 metric tons, an increase of 615 metric tons.

3. This slight drop in tonnage was offset by the increase in the number of live pigs carried by the Railway during the year. The total imported was 1,164,034 head, the highest figure ever recorded and 123,240 head more than the record of 1,040,794 in 1969-70.

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     4. The number of passengers carried was 10,357,252 as against 10,299,164 in the previous year, an increase of 0.56%, which estab- lished a new record (see Appendix XV). Of these, 9,711,427 were local passengers which is also a new record (see Appendix XVI) and represents an increase of 2.11% over last year's total of 9,511,124. 645,825 persons travelled to and from China compared with 788,040 during the previous year.

      5. In order to improve efficiency a new power signalling system was installed between University and Tai Po Kau Stations to replace the old mechanical signals.

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6. Difficulties continued to be experienced in handling the in- creasing number of passengers, particularly during daily rush hours and holidays. The Railway, with its single line and the existing rolling stock, has now reached the state when it can no longer cope satis- factorily with the passenger demand and has very little capacity for additional freight. Various proposals to provide additional facilities for the travelling public and to increase the freight carrying capacity were under consideration during the year.

 7. The re-siting of the Railway Terminus from Tsim Sha Tsui to Hung Hom, which was approved during the 1968-69 financial year, was still in the planning stage.

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8. Traffic earnings for the year amounted to $15,424,655 showing an increase of $324,852 over the previous year. ◆

Comparative figures for the past four years are shown below:

1967-68

$11,763,333

1968-69 $14,218,032

1969-70 $15,099,803

1970-71 $15,424,655

 9. Passenger Traffic. Local passenger journeys increased by 2.11% but there was a drop of 18.05% in passengers visiting China.

10. On Ching Ming Festival Day, 5th April, 1970, and Chung Yeung Festival Day, 8th October, 1970, in addition to the normal daily service of 34 trains, 31 and 26 special trains respectively, were run to facilitate visits to the cemeteries at Wo Hop Shek and Sandy Ridge. On these two days, 118,985 and 54,115 passengers respectively (excluding season, and monthly ticket holders) were carried.

11. On Dragon Boat Festival Day, 8th June, 1970, 21 special trains in addition to the normal service were run to and from the New Territories to transport spectators to the Dragon Boat Races held at Yuen Chau Tsai in Tai Po. On that day, 56,846 passengers were carried.

12. On Mid-Autumn Festival Day, 15th September, 1970, 13 special trains were added to the normal daily train service for picnickers travelling to and from the New Territories. On that day, 25,335 passengers were carried.

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      13. On 29th January, 1971, the Third Day in the First Moon of the lunar calendar, which was the peak of railway travel during the Chinese New Year period, a total of 77,169 passengers was conveyed to all stations.

14. The figures for passenger traffic, showing the number of journeys and revenue, appear in Appendix IV.

15. Goods Traffic. Goods revenue for the year amounted to $7,289,860 showing an increase of $118,059 over the previous year.

Comparative figures for the past four years are as follows:

Carriage of general merchandise...

1967-68 $3,740,479

1969-70 $5,762,694

1970-71 $5,839,228

1968-69

$5,505,501

(819,354)

(889,396)

(877,502)

(Metric tons)

(Metric tons)

(Metric tons)

$1,001,240

$1,315,845

$4,741,719 $6,821,346

$1,409,107

$1,450,632

Other goods services (handling charges,

baggage, parcels, etc.)

Total goods revenue

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(566,452)

(Metric tons)

$7,171,801 $7,289,860

     16. The principal commodities imported by rail into Hong Kong during the year under review are shown below:

Apples

Bamboo poles

38,627 metric tons

2,342 5,945

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1,195 42,985 1,203

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2,539

2,776

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4,501

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9,892

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1,284

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3,751

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4,041

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4,939 4,311

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1,198 2,986 12,779 2,836 1,191 40,347

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Bars, steel

Beans

Bean noodles

Beer Biscuits

Bricks Candies

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Canned goods Cardboard

Caustic soda

Chemicals Chestnuts

Chinaware

Chinese medicine

Coal

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Commodes

Cotton clothing

Cotton piece goods

Cotton yarn Earthenware

Eggs

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Embroideries

Fish, frozen

1,447 metric tons

4,783

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Fruits, dried

1,844

99

Furniture

5,872

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Garlic, dried

3,250

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Glass sheets

8,103

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Glassware

3,521

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Grapes

Ironware

Iron wire

Matches, safety...

2,765

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4,127

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1,898

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Meat, frozen

1,801 29,176

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Meat, preserved

Metalware

1,418 2,411

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Nails

Newsprint

Oil, rape seed

Onions

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1,100 11,346

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10,268

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Oranges

Paper

Paper, toilet

Peaches

Pears

Potatoes

Poultry, frozen Poultry, live Prawns, frozen Pressed wood Roofing felt

Salt Ο

Soda

Stationery

Stones

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5,555 14,211 15,536 4,526 1,011 42,313

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12,432

9,133

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3,426 1,326

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Tiles

Timber

Tomatoes

Turnips

Vegetables, fresh

Wine

2,972

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2,536

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17. The figures of livestock imported by rail during the year are a

follows:

Buffaloes

Cows

Goats

Pigs

1,293 head 34,545

319

1,164,034

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18. A total of 7,438 cold storage wagons was sent over to the British Section by the Chinese Section, containing the following goods:

No. of wagons

Description of goods

Weight in metric tons

15 Bamboo root shoots

146

Chestnuts

1,677

Eggs

209

Fish

2,481

Fresh fruits

1,248

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Meat

Meat, preserved

422

Poultry

48

Prawns

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Sea Shells

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Sundries

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Turnips

1,089

Vegetables

7,438

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2,845

25,441

4,783

46,111

29,176

1,113

9,133

1,055

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15,348

136,251

19. During the year under review, among the goods transported to China by rail were 33 metric tons of diplomatic belongings, 31 metric ons of sewing machines, 27 metric tons of relief parcels to East 'akistan and 22 metric tons of newspapers.

20. 5,384 metric tons of mail and mail packets, compared with ,671 metric tons in the preceding year, were conveyed by rail to China for the Post Office. This amount was distributed fairly evenly ver the whole year.

21. Details relating to goods traffic appear in Appendix V.

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22. Operation. Train punctuality for the year under review was ot satisfactory. This was caused mainly by the imposition of speed estrictions on trains for the rock blasting works at Tai Po Tau nd Hung Hom by the Public Works Department, repairs to several ridges on the main line, the construction of an underground drain cross the main line at Railway Mile 14, and the running of addi- ional special passenger trains and goods trains on this single line ailway.

Trains on time

Trains delayed for less than 5 minutes Trains delayed for 5 minutes and over

No. of scheduled

passenger trains

Percentage

5,470

44.09

3,874

31.22

3,063

24.69

12,407

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Total No. of passenger trains run

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23. A total of 4,663 special trains was run during the year as against 4,722 in the previous year, a decrease of 59 or 1.25%. The number and types of special trains run for the year under review were as follows:

Goods (loaded)...

Goods (empty) ..

Passenger

Passenger (empty)

Ballast trains

Up

Down

Total

1,598

1,598

1,294

1,294

446

435

881

353

365

718

86

86

172

2,179

2,484

4,663

24. Fares and Rates. There was no revision of fares and goods rates during the year. From 2nd July to 28th August, 1970, as in the past three years when schools were closed for the summer holidays, special half-fare student tickets were issued for train journeys from Kowloon Terminal and Mong Kok to the New Territories Stations and from the New Territories Stations to the Kowloon Terminal and Mong Kok. Altogether 11,211 tickets were sold.

25. Accidents. The following railway accidents occurred during the period under review:

Trespassers injured by trains

Trespassers killed by trains

Passengers injured by trains

Passengers killed by trains

Staff injured on duty

Derailments

Others

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26. The Gross

Passenger Traffic amounted to $8,134,795 and from Goods Traffic $7,289,860 represent- ing increases of 2.61% and 1.65% compared with the previous year's figures of $7,928,002 and $7,171,801 respectively. Despite the increase in revenue, the Gross Operating Profit fell from $3,857,429 in 1969-70 to $2,473,298, a drop of 35.88%. This was due mainly to a revision of salaries, a rise in other operating expenses and the inclusion of

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additional staff fringe benefits which were not previously shown in the Accounts. The Nett Profit was $1,349,809 compared with $2,019,962 for the previous year.

27. Another reason for the decrease in the Gross Operating Profit is that the cost of medical and dental services relating to the non- administrative staff has been taken out of the Profit and Loss Account and is now included in the Traffic and Maintenance Expenses, together with other fringe benefits. This accounts for the decrease of $575,654 in the Administrative and General Expenses compared with last year.

28. The larger Contribution in lieu of Rates and Duty this year reflects the higher rate of duty on diesel oil now charged to this item.

      29. There was no significant increase in fixed assets. Additional equipment costing $38,646 was provided for the Workshops and a self-printing ticket machine costing $43,800 was purchased for the Mong Kok Station. Various improvements to existing facilities such as strengthening of tunnels, extensions of platforms, erection of shelters and provision of new fans in 3rd class carriages, etc. amounting to $344,538, were carried out during the year.

        The Accounts and supporting data are published in Appendices I to V to this report.

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MECHANICAL WORKSHOP

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31. All locomotives, rolling stock, electrical and mechanical equipment, machinery and plant were maintained to a good standard during the year.

32. Locomotives. Forty-three 5,000 mile inspections, thirty-four 10,000 mile inspections, eight 30,000 mile inspections, three 60,000 mile inspections, one 240,000 mile inspection, three 480,000 mile inspections and one 720,000 mile inspection were performed on the nine diesel electric locomotives. Locomotives Nos. 52, 55, 56, 57, 58 and 59 had their wheels turned and traction motors overhauled. The harmonic balancer of locomotive No. 57 was rebuilt with new spring packs. The underframe wiring of locomotive No. 52 was renewed. Six main generators had their commutators ground and brush-holders re-conditioned. The auxiliary generators of locomotives Nos. 51, 56

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and 59 were overhauled. The engine lower main bearings of locomo- tive No. 57 together with their thrust collars were renewed. On completion of 720,000 miles of service, locomotive No. 54 had its control circuit wiring renewed, traction motors overhauled, the main engine bearings renewed and the wheels replaced. After a period of trial and test, high dispersancy oil was adopted as standard crank- case oil for locomotives in place of the medium dispersancy oil formerly used. This was done to bring our practice into line with that of many modern railways in an effort to reduce wear of the power assemblies and the main engine bearings by the use of high dispersancy lubricants.

 33. The availability factor of the diesel locomotives was 86.82% compared with 90.63% in the previous year. This decrease was attributable to the very heavy maintenance and repair work falling due, causing locomotives to be withdrawn from service for longer periods. In spite of the heavy work load, adequate motive power was made available at all times during the year to cope with the increased traffic requirements through careful planning and improved control of work schedules.

 34. The maintenance cost of the diesel electric locomotives was $0.678 per km. compared with $0.566 per km. in the previous year. The rise was attributed to the higher expenditure incurred on the replacement of components and the increased cost of labour.

 35 Carriages and Wagons. All carriages and wagons were main- tained to an efficient state. In addition to routine maintenance and repair, 18 carriages and 11 wagons were overhauled and painted; 34 carriages were given an intermediate examination and repair which comprised the machining of wheel tyres and the re-conditioning of electrical equipment and running gears.

 36. Electrical Work. All electric lighting, power signals and other electrical equipment on the railway were maintained to a good standard.

 37. Work Done for other Government Departments. A consider- able amount of work was completed for other Government Depart- ments. The more important items included the manufacture of 89 iron castings, 80 bronze castings, 5 sets of brass side-tension bars for an incineration plant, 2 sets of sea water strainers in phosphor bronze, 50 trolleys, 4 hot water cylinders, 4 chute systems for night

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deposit safes, 1 wire-twisting machine, 2 high pressure oxygen chambers, 60 guide rails and the repair of 107 items of hospital equipment.

     38. Statistics. The average consumption of diesel oil was 3.12 kg. per engine km. compared with 3.21 kg. per engine km. in the previous year. Statistical statements relating to the analysis of train and locomo- tive running, fuel oil running expenses, consumption of lubricants, the cost of repairs to locomotives, carriages and wagons will be found in Appendices VI to IX while classifications of rolling stock are at Appendices X to XIII.

WAY AND STRUCTURES

39. Maintenance. Way and structures were maintained to a good standard during the year.

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     40. Although some progress was made in providing protection to the metallic components of the railway from the corrosive liquid dis- charged from the cold storage wagons of the Chinese Section, the problem of corrosion is still a matter of concern for the maintenance staff.

41. Track. The following works were carried out during the year: (a) The main line track was maintained to a good standard. All fishplates were carefully inspected and greased. Some 760 lengths of 95-lb. rails, 2,500 cubic yards of stone ballast and 9,050 timber sleepers were renewed during the year.

(b) During the year, some 1,100 pairs of fishplates, 5,100 fishbolts and 13,400 dogspikes were replaced and 49,110 Macbeth spikes were used on the main line.

(c) For the purpose of restoring the rails to their proper inclina- tion, the rail seats on the sleepers of the main line curves at Mile 31 were adjusted by adzing.

(d) The expansion gaps of the rail joints in the main line from Mile 14 to Mile 12, from Mile 2 to Mile 31, from Mile 121 to Mile 13 and from Mile 16 to Mile 17 were adjusted. A total of 1,420 rail anchors was added or replaced along the line. (e) 10 sets of 1 in 8 turnouts were renewed at Kowloon, Black- heads, Hung Hom, Mong Kok and Lo Wu Station yards and

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Tai Po Market Station. 11 sets of 1 in 10 turnouts were renewed at Mong Kok, Sha Tin, University, Tai Po Kau and Tai Po Market stations and at Hung Hom yard and Railway Work- shops at Ho Tung Lau.

     Formation and Line Protection. The embankments and cut- tings along the main line were well maintained. Some 3,800 cubic yards of earth were sent out by ballast trains to repair the shoulders of the embankments along the line.

  43. Signalling. The gantries, brackets and arms of all signals along the line and all point indicators were overhauled and painted. The badly corroded and worn component parts were renewed.

  44. Tunnels. All tunnels were inspected and maintained in good order. 240 linear feet of plastic sheet ceiling on galvanized iron pipe frames were erected under the leaking roof inside Beacon Hill Tunnel to divert water to the side drains instead of allowing it to fall directly onto the railway track. A total of 1,200 feet of open channel was constructed on both sides of No. 5 Tunnel to draw out water inside this tunnel.

45. Bridges. The following works were carried out during the year. (a) The stone arches of Bridge No. 15 were strengthened with

reinforced concrete.

(b) The steel girders of Bridges Nos. 32 and 33 were replaced with precast reinforced concrete slab deckings resting on new concrete templates in the abutments and piers.

(c) The steel girder Bridge No. 10 was overhauled. The work included the renewal of 996 rivets and the strengthening of the structural parts with 6 cwt. mild steel.

(d) The side walk at Bridge No. 34 was reconstructed.

(e) The footbridges at Tai Po Market Station and Blackheads,

Kowloon were overhauled and painted.

46. Road Level Crossings.

(a) The road level crossing at Mile 18 was overhauled by the renewal of the timber decking, fastenings, sleepers and ballast and the packing of the railway tracks.

(b) The railway tracks at level crossings at Blackheads goods yard, Miles 7, 9, 131 and 19 were packed and the defective fastenings were renewed.

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     47. Typhoon Damage. The rainstorm which occurred on 16th September, 1970, caused three isolated landslips in cuttings, the collapse of a section of a drainage channel and minor damage to the section between Tai Po Market and Fanling. It also had caused a cave-in in a cutting slope at Fanling Station. The costs of the necessary repairs amounted to $35,000.

48. Station Yards and Platforms.

(a) The waiting shelters at Mong Kok, University, Tai Po Kau, Tai Po Market, Fanling and Sheung Shui Stations were repainted. (b) The platforms at Fanling Station were resurfaced.

(c) The weighbridge cabin at Kowloon Station Yard was over-

hauled.

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(d) The two goods sidings at Mong Kok good's yard were recon-

structed.

(e) The goods examination shed at Kowloon was overhauled.

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       Station Buildings. The 1st and 2nd Class restaurants at Kowloon Station were overhauled and repainted. The station building at Sheung Shui Station was overhauled and redecorated.

50. Staff Quarters. The following staff quarters were renovated and redecorated:

(a) Two signal fitter's quarters, two headman's quarters and one

gang hut at Mong Kok Station.

(b) One headman's quarter, one gang hut, one fitter's quarter and

one locomotive staff quarter at Lo Wu Station.

(c) One headman's quarter and one fitter's quarter at Tai Po Kau

Station.

(d) No. 1 gang hut at Blackheads.

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(e) 'Wylie Court', Senior Staff Quarters at King's Park.

51. New Works and Improvements.

(a) The old signalling system for the section between University and Tai Po Kau Stations was replaced with a modern power operated signalling system.

(b) Two portable ticket booking booths were provided at the Kowloon Terminal so that more ticket selling counters could be operated during the peak periods.

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(c) A kiosk at Tai Po Market Station was constructed for the sale

of refreshments for the convenience of waiting passengers.

(d) At University Station, three additional shelters were erected and No. 1 platform was repaired and extended by 150 feet to a total length of 943 feet to cope with the increased number of passengers and longer trains.

(e) The existing shelter at Sheung Shui Station was extended to

provide a larger covered area.

(f) A number of warning signs were erected along the track from Mong Kok to Fanling to warn trespassers of the danger of walking on Railway land.

52. Railway Land. The following areas of railway land were let on permit for various purposes:

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Description

Area (sq. ft.) Annual Rental

$

Club House and Sports Ground

121,576

20.00

Motor Car Garage and Service Station

13,983

10,988.00

Storage

45,508

11,579.00

Cultivation and Gardening

958,620

3,750.00

Various Other Purposes

223,729

23,207.00

Total

1,363,416

49,544.00

53. Advertising Space. Advertising space let during the year was 9,414 square feet to a total value of $491,294.73.

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  54. The establishment of the Railway as at 31st March, 1971, was as follows:

229 pensionable officers

491 non-pensionable officers

720

There was a decrease of 15 from the previous year.

  55. 25 officers retired after serving in the Railway for periods ranging from 12 to 37 years. Included among the retirements were Mr. HUNG Shek-chiu, Way and Works Engineer, who joined the

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Railway on 1st February, 1947 and Mr. NGAI Chau-tin, Way and Works Inspector who served the Railway for 36 years. Mr. HUNG was replaced by Mr. CHUNG Kwok-sang, Civil Engineer, who was transferred from the Public Works Department on 1st June, 1970, and the vacancy of Way and Works Inspector was filled on 10th September, 1970 by the promotion of Mr. LEUNG Chun-chung, Assistant Way and Works Inspector.

TRAINING

56. Departmental in-service training was carried out at all levels. 43 officers from the Traffic Section and 5 from the Way and Works Section attended first aid courses conducted by the St. John's Ambulance Association and Brigade and passed the requisite examina- tions. One apprentice completed his indenture and was awarded a certificate of apprenticeship. Mr. Ho Kwok-chung, Foreman Class I, returned to Hong Kong on 27th April, 1970, after completing an eleven-month Railway Workshops Training Course with the British Railways and London Underground Railways.

STAFF WELFARE

57. Leave.

       Leave. The earned leave granted to officers during the year for a total staff of 720 amounted to:

4,884 days vacation leave

8,220 days casual leave

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     Total sick leave for the year on full and half pay amounted to 1,373 days and 84 days maternity leave were also approved.

58. Credit Union. The Credit Union of the Railway Workshops had membership of 68. Outstanding loans amounted to $27,621.00 at the close of the year.

     59. Railway Club. The Railway Club, run entirely on subscrip- tions from railway staff continued to flourish. In March 1971, there were 327 members.

     60. Sports. The Railway Club's representatives participated in the interdepartmental relay races at the annual sports meetings held by the Civil Aid Services and the Fire Services Department. The Club's

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team also took part in several miniature football tournaments. The annual intra-departmental Miniature Football Competition for the 'U-lam' Cup was again won by the Running Shed team.

 61. Education. The Railway Club School continued to function successfully with 426 pupils in 11 classes ranging from Primary 1 to Form III, with two parallel Primary 6 and Form I classes. Secondary Form III was added in September 1970. There were fifteen members on the teaching staff including the Headmaster, whose enthusiasm contributed in no small measure to the success of the school. The pupils' attendance was good, with an average of 98.6%. Of the 21 candidates who took part in the Secondary School Entrance Examinations, 17 obtained passes in all subjects. 9 pupils did par- ticularly well and gained Government allocated free places in secon- dary schools.

62. Canteen Facilities. The Club's canteen at Hung Hom and the Railway Workshops' canteen at Ho Tung Lau, Sha Tin, provided inexpensive meals for a large number of Railway staff.

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APPENDIX I

Head

No.

Route Kilometrage-Operated

2.

Gross Railway Receipts

3.

Railway Operating Revenue

4.

Railway Operating Expenditure

5.

Nett Operating Revenue

6.

Revenue

7.

Capital Investment

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9.

10.

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Percentage of Nett Operating Revenue to Capital Investment Railway Operating Revenue per Route Kilometre Operated Railway Operating Expenditure per Route Kilometre Operated. Passenger Receipts

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Percentage of Railway Operating Expenditure to Railway Operating

SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS

1968-69

1969-70

1970-71

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$14,976,865

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$15,999,605

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$16,478,390

$14,293,654

$15,170,761

$15,519,804

$10,464,706

$11,313,332

$13,046,506

$ 3,828,948

$ 3,857,429

$ 2,473,298

73.21

74.57

84.06

$56,168,255

$27,972,861

$26,364,467

6.82

13.79

9.38

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Percentage of Passenger Receipts to Gross Railway Receipts Number of Passenger Journeys

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Goods Receipts

15.

Percentage of Goods Receipts to Gross Railway Receipts

16.

Tons of Goods Hauled

$ 397,046 $ 421,410 $ 431,106

$ 290,686 $

$ 7,396,686

49.39

9,649,084

$ 6,821,346

362,403

$ 8,134,795

314,259 ! $ $ 7,928,002

49.55

10,299,164

49.37

10,357,252

45.55

819,354

$ 7,171,801

44.83

889,396

$ 7,289,860

44.24

877,502

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Revenue from other sources

1968-69

1969-70

1970-71

Rentals

$340,840

$377,709

$448,397

Incidentals

$ 4,394

$ 15,649 $ 18,265

Central Mechanical Workshops

Services

$ 75,622

Advertising

$336,937

$ 70,958 $ 95,149 $430,286

$491,295

Sale of Surplus and Condemned

Stores

1,040

$ 5,200 $ 629 $

758,833 $ 899,802 $ 1,053,735

15

REFERICE LIBRARY

URBAN COUNCIL PUBLIC LIBRARIES

18.

Percentage of Revenue from other sources to Gross Railway Receipts

5.06

5.62

6.39

16

KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY

OPERATING ACCOUNT-YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1971

APPENDIX II

Expenditure

Traffic Expenses

1970-71

1969-70

Revenue

1970-71

1969-70

$

$

Traffic Running Expenses 1,576,891

$

1,303,414

$

$

$

$

$

Passenger Services

8,134,795

7,928,002

Traffic Salaries and

General Expenses

2,828,280

4,405,171 2,366,979 3,670,393 Goods Services

7,289,860

7,171,801

Maintenance

Workshop Services..

95,149 15,519,804|

70,958 15,170,761

Mechanical

2,603,430

Way and Structures

3,687,517

Rainstorm Damage

2,190,738 6,290,947 3,154,346 35,398

5,345,084

335

Depreciation

Plant

Rolling Stock Other

83,099

1,563,820

85,028

1,563,820

Gross Operating Profit C/F

668,071 2,314,990

648,672 2,297,520|

13,046,506

2,473,298

11,313,332

3,857,429

15,170,761

15,519,804

15,170,761

15,519,804

JIST

PROFIT & LOSS ACCOUNT-YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1971

1969-70

Revenue

1970-71

1969-70

$

$

$

$

S

$

Gross Operating Profit

2,473,298

3,857,429

Rents and Incidental Revenue

Proceeds of Sales of Surplus Stores

Profit on disposal of Fixed Assets

957,957

823,644

629

5,200

371,646

1,330,232

828,844

Expenditure

1970-71

$

Administrative and General

Expenses and Salaries

487,870

Loss on disposal of Fixed

Assets

Contribution in lieu of

Rates and Duty

1,071,594

Interest

LIBR

Rent

820,000

Stores Charges

68,303

Payment for damage to

1,063,524

28,303

606,024

84,094

820,000

64,366

other Railway's rolling

S

stock, etc.

5,954

2,453,721

2,666,311|

Nett Profit C/Fwd. to

Balance Sheet

1,349,809

3,803,530

2,019,962

4,686,273

!

3,803,530

4,686,273

17

APPENDIX III

As at 31st March, 1970

Nett Book

Value

$

$

3,471,368

1,408,043

165,880

KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY

BALANCE SHEETS AS AT 31ST MARCH, 1970 AND 1971

BOX ONOH

ASSETS

9,883

3,594,609

1,530,033

7,213,843

Fixed Assets Tunnels

Bridges

Line Protection

Telegraphs and Telephones

Tracks

Signals and Switches Buildings,

1,197,246

Plant

9,381,956

27,972,861

Rolling Stock

At Cost

$

As at 31st March, 1971

Depreciation

to date

$

Nett Book

Value

$

$

3,724,830

257,138

3,467,692

1,460,193

104,300

1,355,893

172,024

12,288

159,736

10,240

7231

9,517

3,749,577

266,268,

3,483,309

1,610,561

161,056

1,449,505

7,618,589

514,970

7,103,619

2,465,065

1,277,860

1,187,205

33,227,372

25,079,381

8,147,991

26,364,467

Current Assets

39,440

Cash

3,238,788

310,266

3,588,494)

31,561,355

Treasury Current Account

Advances and Sundry Debtors

Workshop Manufacturing Account

LIABILITIES

Accumulated Funds

29,473,842 2,019,962

As at 1.4.70

31,493,804

67,551

31,561,355

Balance of Profit & Loss A/C B/Fwd.

Current Liabilities

Miscellaneous Deposits

TRIES

451 27,673,984

CO

28,588

6,059,526

841,088

2421

6,929,444

33,293,911

31,493,804

1,349,809 32,843,613

450,298

33,293,911

ANALYSIS OF PASSENGER SERVICE

PART I

APPENDIX IV

Previous Year

Current Year

(April 1970

March 1971)

Percentage of

Revenue

Kinds of Ticket Used

Passenger

Journeys

Passenger Kilometres

Total

Revenue

Total

Passenger

Passenger

Journeys

Total

Passenger

Kilome-

tres

Revenue

$

$

¡Ordinary:

430,065.75 First

789,007.45 Second

279,138

4,750,326

482,723.55

2.70

2.57

5.93

664,708 11,293,063

892,741.40

6.42

6.10

10.98

4,518,052.70

Third

Government:

5,554,811

93,829,382

4,565,870.34

53.63

50.68

56.13

62,087.80 First

69,123.40 Excess Fares

155,034.75

Second

178,560.40

Third

Excursion:

967.00 First

686.65

Second

861.25

Third

26,264.50

Platform Tickets

Season & Monthly Tickets:

41,742.50 First

193,296.70

Second

717,715.50

Third

R

737,035.50

Scholar Tickets

7,500.00

BL

28,161

615,829

64,938.50

0.27

0.33

0.80

83,961

1,511,328

143,177.85

0.81

0.82

1.76

77,825

1,400,685

90,464.15

0.75

0.76

1.12

209

6,270

520.00!

106

3,180

201.40

52

1,570

63.80

43,201

21,600.50

0.42

0.27

91,404.15

1.12

47,160

896,74

51,650.00

0.46

0.48

0.63

279,720

5,305,790

226,796.60

2.70

2.87

2.79

(A) 7,928,001.85]

7,153,635.65 774,366.20

(A) 7,928,001.85

Golfing Tickets

Total-Part I

1,265,240

2,028,360

4,600

10,357,252

Public

Government

26,975,215

722,356.05

12.22

14.57

8.88

38,408,405

768,786.25

19.58

20.75

9.45

J 138,000

11,500.00

0.04

0.07

0.14

185,135,584 (B) 8,134,794.54

100.00

100.00

100.00

7,442,230.69

692,563.85

(B) 8,134,794.54

19

Previous Year

PASSENGER SERVICE

PART II

APPENDIX IV-Contd.

Current Year

(April 1970-

March 197

Percentage of

Pas-

Inward Number of

Revenue

Passenger Traffic

or

Passenger

Passenger Kilometres

Revenue

Number

Carried

Outward

Carried

senger

Kilo-

metres

Reve-

nue

$

Passenger Service

536,818.65

Inward

309,522

10,516,272 446,130.60

2.99

5.68

5.48

Bookings to and from Lo Wu

554,974.30

Outward

336,303

11,404,310 478,407,10 3,25

6.16

5.88

26,264.50 Platform Tickets

43,201

21,600.50 0.42

0.27

3,353,793.65

Inward

4,817,890

81,294,425 3,567,537.05 46.52 43.91

43.86

Bookings to and from

stations other than Lo Wu

3,456,150.75

7,928,001.85

Total

ORARI

Outward

4,850,336 81,920,577 3,621,119.29|| 46.82 44.25

44.51

57,252

10,357,252 185,135,584 8,134,794.54

100.00

100.00

100.00

20

20

ANALYSIS OF GOODS SERVICE

PART I-Goods Service (Goods)

Current Year (April 1970 - March 1971)

APPENDIX V

Previous Year

Percentage of

Kilo-

Revenue

Kinds of Goods

Number of Kilograms carried

Kilogram Kilometres

Kilo-

Revenue

gram Reve-

grams

Carried

Kilo- nue

metres

$

$

General Merchandise

5,747,505.85

9,378.45

Invoiced to and from Lo Wu

Inward 875,432,410

30,509,561,710

Outward

795,910

27,856,850

3,052.90

Invoiced to and from

Inward

681,270

12,259,160

2,757.10

(A) 5,762,694.30 5,762,694.30

(A) 5,762,694.30

stations other than Lo Wu

Outward

592,320

9,554,208

Total-Part I

5,813,801.05

99.76 99.84 79.75

8,996.25 0.09 0.09 0.12 8,941.10 0.08 0.04 0.12 7,489.10 0.07 0.03 0.11

877,501,910| ̄ 30,559,231,928 (B) 5,839,227.50 100.00 100.00 80.10

Previous Year

Revenue

$

Particulars

1,271,523.96 Handling Receipts... 13,618.60 Baggage & Specie. 1,635.55 Parcels

17,279.00 Carriage & Animals 4,007.10 Lavatories

101,042.40 Postal

1,409,106.61

7,171,800.91|

Total-Part II

Total-Part I & II..

LIC LAB

Public

Government

5,827,746.50

11,481.00

(B) 5,839,227.50

BRARIES

PART II-Goods Service (OTHER)

Current Year (April 1970 Maro1971)

Percentage of

Revenue

Reve-

nue

$

1,281,268.82

17.58

13,934.95

0.19

1,399.35

0.02

14,787.25

0.20

4,229.95

0.06

135,012.60

1.85

1,450,632.92

19.90

7,289,860.42

100.00

APPENDIX VI

ANALYSIS OF TRAIN AND LOCOMOTIVE KILOMETRAGE

Classification

(APRIL 1970 - March 1971)

Diesel Electric Kilometrage

Rail-bus Kilometrage

Passenger

Train

Goods

1969-70 1970-71

1969-70 1970-71

522,799.49 519,645.86

124,395.00 125,896.21

Kilometrage Military Special...

Ballast Train

Total Train Kilometrage.

11,341.85 10,429.55 5,767.00 3,213.00

658,536.34 655,971.62 5,767.00 3,213.00

Train Kilometrage

658,536.34 655,971.62

Locomotive

Kilometrage

Light locomotive

22,733.57 22,315.20

Shunting Locomotive

41,665.06 47,504.13

Total Locomotive Kilometrage... 722,934.97 725,790.95|

HO

APPENDIX VII

Previous Year

COST FOR RUNNING DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES

(APRIL 1970 - March 1971)

PUBLIC

JB

1969-70

Current Year 1970-71

$399,102.97

1.

Total cost of diesel oil for main line running

...

$388,975.74

$

185.50

2.

Average cost per ton

$

186.825

$

0.59

3.

Cost per engine kilometrage

$

0.57

2,151.4985 4.

Total weight of diesel oil for main line running

(ton)

2,082.0326

3.21 5.

131.5916 6.

3.21 7.

Weight per engine kilometrage in Kg.

Total weight of diesel oil for shunting (ton) Weight per shunting kilometrage in Kg.

3.12

145.7221

3.12

21

APPENDIX VIII

CONSUMPTION OF LUBRICANTS FOR LOCOMOTIVES

Previous Year

1969-70

6,345.00

1.

1.200 2.

(APRIL 1970 - March 1971)

Current Year 1970-71

Total consumption of crank case Oil (gal.)

Consumption per 100 engine kilometrage in gal.

APPENDIX IX

Previous Year 1969-70

$

COST ASSIGNMENT AND STATISTICS

(APRIL 1970 - March 1971)

6,233.00

1.179

Current Year

1970-71

VARAHI

57,697.39

1.

Average cost of repair per locomotive per annum

76,812.39

0.566 2.

Average cost of repair per engine km. (Labour

and material only)

0.678

14,993.71 3.

Average cost of repair per passenger car per

annum

16,645.72

936.06

4.

Average cost of repair per goods wagon per

annum

...

1,012.70

0.0334 5.

Average cost of crank case oil per engine km.

for diesel electric locomotives

0.0326

3.80

6.

Average cost of crank case oil for diesel electric

locomotive per gal.

3.80

22

22

2

3

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-MOTIVE POWER

APPENDIX X

6

(APRIL 1970-

MARCH 1971)

Diesel Electric Locomotives

7 8

9

10

OH

12

15

16

17 18 19 20 21

22

23

24

| | Engine Number

Engine Type

Main Generator

Approximate Weight (Fully Loaded) Number of Drivers

Fuel Oil

ONG BA

Cooling Water

Sand

Bogie Centres

Driving Wheel Diameter

Bogie Rigid Wheel Base

Length over Head Stocks

Height over Rail Level

Width over Handrails

Gear Ratio

Maximum Permissible Speed

Total Stock at the Beginning of the year

Total Stock at the end of the year

Reductions during the year

Additions during the year

Average Age of Class

Maximum Tractive Effort

Continuous Tractive Effort

52

51 General Motors)

12-567C

G12-1125 H.P. D15

71

tons

8 770 138

I.G. I.G. I.G.

170 12 cub. 26'-6" 40′′ | 8′-0′′ 44′-6′′ 12′-2′′ 9′-2′′ 63/14

feet

62

2

2

M.P.H.

15 years

& 8

months

39,760

lbs. 25% Adhesion

28,000

Ibs.

53 General Motors 54 G12-1310 H.P. D12 72 55 12-567C

13 years

tons

8 770 138 170 I.G. I.G. I.G.

12 cub. 26'-6" 40" 8′-0′′ 44'-6" 12′-2′′ 9′-2′′ 63/14 feet

62

M.P.H.

3

& 8

months

40,320

lbs. 25%

29,300

lbs.

Adhesion

56 General Motors 57 G16-1800 H.P. D29 58 16-567C

59 General Motors G16-1800 H.P. D32 16-567C

98.3 12 664 166 174.3 12 cub. 37'-0" 40" 12′-2′′ 56'-8" tons, I.G. I.G. I.G. feet

13-09-43-1/63/14

62

¡M.P.H.

3:

9 years

& 7

months

66,050

lbs. 30% Adhesion

50,520

Ibs.

98.5.12 625 166 1756 cub. tons I.G. I.G. I.G. feet

12′-2′′ 56′-8′′ 1319

9-3*63/14

62

M.P.H.

1

4 years

& 9

months

66,153

lbs. 30%

50,520

lbs.

Adhesion

23

224

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-CARRIAGES

(APRIL 1970

MARCH 1971)

APPENDIX XI

2

Average

Tare

3

4

5

eating

Classification

each lase Capacity

(ton

(Passenger)

TotalStock!

at the

Beginning of the year

6

Additions Reductions Total Stock

7

8

year

year

Total

Seating during the during the at the end! Capacity of the year (Passenger)

Cwt.

First Class Carriage

64

First Class Carriage

68

First Class Carriage

42

72

First Class Compartment Carriage

49

64

Second Class Carriage

37

64

Second Class Carriage

37

68

Second Class Carriage. Second Class Carriage Second Class Carriage Second Class Carriage Third Class Carriage Third Class Carriage Third Class Carriage

Third Class Carriage

Third Class Carriage

Third Class Carriage

Third Class and Brake Composite(

PUBLIC

38

52

38

54

38

59

47

13

68

35

12

128

35

18

35

18

40

16

44

13

44

13

10000 comen

106

108

122

118

120

Carriage

36

3

50

Third Class and Brake Composite

Carriage

36

M

58

Third Class and Brake Composite

Carriage

41

19

68

Third Class and Brake Composite

Carriage

45

18

65

-2

JONIJONZACION = **

25

2(A)]

1(A)|

272

3 (B)

216

192

1(C)|

448

1(D)|

68

52

(E)

54

(F).

59

136

512

TG)

106

9

1(H)

8

864

11

11

1,342

1 (1)

1

118

11

1 (J)|

10

1,200

3

3

150

1

58

340

1 (K)]

1

65

Third Class and Brake Composite

Carriage

45

18

67

13

1 (L)

2

134

70

8

8

70

6,386

Notes: (A) Converted to 72 seating capacity, 1st Class Carriage. (B) Converted from (A).

(C) Converted to 68 seating capacity, 2nd Class Carriage.

(D) Converted from (C).

Converted to 59 seating capacity, 2nd Class Carriage. Converted from (E).

(G) Converted from (H).

(H) Converted to 106 seating capacity with more standing room, 3rd Class Carriage.

(1) Converted from (J)

(J) Converted to 118 seating capacity with more standing room, 3rd Class Carriage.

(K) Converted from (L).

(L) Converted to 65 seating capacity with more standing room, 3rd Class and Brake Composite Carriage.

25

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-GOODS WAGONS

(APRIL 1970 - March 1971)

APPENDIX XII

1

2

3

6

7

8

9

Classification

Overall

Length

Average

Tare of

Carrying

of Wagon Each Class

Capacity

Total

Stock at the begin-

Reduc-

Total

Additions

Total

ning of

during

the year

tions

Stock at

during

the end of

Carrying

the year

the year

the year

Capacity

Tank, oil (10,000 gals. of water)

Flat 453 metric ton

Flat 454 metric ton

Flat 80 ton

PUBL

Covered 443 metric ton

Ton

Cwt.

Ton

41'-1′′

21

19

44

7

45'-0" 17

12

45

10

45'-0"

19

0

44

1

32'-0" 27

13

80

Lowsided Open 46 1/10 metric ton Lowsided Open 46 1/10 metric ton Highsided Open 45 metric ton

45'-0"

18

12

45 7/20

10

40'-0" 19

0

44

1

45'-0" 19

12

44 2/5

25

40'-0"

20

0

44

80

Well 50 ton

32'-0"

25

12

50

Cattle Wagon

45'-0"

44

Brake Van 10 1/6 metric ton

35'-0"*

PRIES

Ton

共國

7

3111

10

450

1

44

2

160

10

4531

1

44

221

388

25

1,110

63

2,772

1

50

4

176

50

146

17

129

5,621

26

1

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-SERVICE EQUIPMENT

APPENDIX XIII

(APRIL 1970

· MARCH 1971)

971)

3

Total

Stock at the

beginning of

Additions

during the

year

the year

Classification

65 Ton Brake-down Crane

RT-3 Motor Trolley with Trailer

PUBLIC

Average Tare of each

Class

Ton Cwt.

87

2

BR

RB-2 Railbus, 6 Cyl. Dodge SAE Rating: 25.35 H.P. Capacity: 55] Passengers

18

(Trailer)

ROARIES

1

5

6

Reductions

during

the year

Total

Stock at the end of the

year

1

1

1

3

3

0

400

STATEMENT OF LO WU PASSENGERS

(IN & OUT)

800

600

*

OUT

IN

共圖

ייז

ONG

420,941

405,705

467,055

444,113

333,254

346,072

304,001

284,497

330,669

304,421

200

PU BA

LIGH

64/65

65/66

66/67

67/68 68/69

69/70

70/71

27

399,896

388,144

336,303

309,522 S

APPENDIX XIV

APPENDIX XV

10

9

美圖

TOTAL PASSENGERS CARRIED (IN MILLIONS)

"ONG

書本

RARIES

3

NG PUBLI

61/62 62/63 63/64_64/6565/66 66/67 67/68 68/69 69/70 70/71

FINANCIAL YEARS

28

28

LOCAL PASSENGERS CARRIED (IN MILLIONS)

10

APPENDIX XVI

9

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4

3

書食

IBRARIES

PUF

61/62 62/63 63/64 64/65 65/6666/67 67/68 68/69 69/70 70/71

FINANCIAL YEARS

29

APPENDIX XVII

1,100

1,000

GOODS (IN THOUSAND METRIC TONS)

400

0

500

600

700

800

900

300

200

100

ONG PUBLIC LIBRARI

61/62 62/63 63/64 64/65 65/66 66/67 67/68 68/69 69/70 70/71

FINANCIAL YEARS

309

REVENUE (IN $ 1 MILLIONS)

17

16

APPENDIX XVIII

15

14

13

12

11

GROSS REVENUE

書館

10

9

PASSENGERS REVENUE

8

7

HO

6

5

4

3

2

PUBLIC LIBRARI

GOODS REVENUE

61/62 62/63 63/64 64/65 65/66 66/67 67/68 68/69 69/70 70/71

FINANCIAL YEARS

31

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