九廣鐵路年報 Kowloon Canton Railway Annual Departmental Report 1972-1973

1972-73

ANNUAL DEPARTMENTAL

URBAN COUNCIL PUBLIC LIBRARIES

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ANNUAL DEPARTMENTAL REPORT

BY THE

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GENERAL MANAGER, RAILWAY

 

P. H. LAM, I.S.O., B.Sc. (H.K.), M.Sc. (LONDON), D.I.C., C.ENG., F.I.C.E., F.C.I.T., M.B.I.M., J.P.

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* 1st April 1972 - 31st March 1973

EXCHANGE RATES

When dollars are quoted in this Report, they are, unless otherwise stated, Hong Kong dollars. The official rate for conversion to United States dollars at 31st March 1973 was HK$5.085=US$1.

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CONTENTS

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INTRODUCTION

GENERAL SURVEY

TRAFFIC

ACCOUNTS

MECHANICAL WORKSHOPS

WAY AND STRUCTURES .

STAFF

TRAINING

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STAFF WELFARE

APPENDICES

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INTRODUCTION

    THE General Manager, Railway, administers on behalf of the Hong Kong Government the British Section of the Kowloon-Canton Railway which runs from the Kowloon Station in Tsim Sha Tsui to Lo Wu on the Chinese border. The construction of this Section, which is 36 kilometres (22 miles) long and has a standard gauge of 1,435.9 mm. (4 feet 8 inches), commenced in 1906 and was completed in 1910. It was opened to traffic on 1st October, 1910, with through service to Canton commencing on 5th October, 1911.

     2. The daily traffic normally consists of 17 passenger trains each way and an average of five goods trains. At weekends and public holidays additional passenger trains are put in service to cope with the increased demand. There has been no through passenger service between Kowloon and Canton since 1949 and passengers travelling to and from China must change trains at the border. Mail and goods wagons, however, travel through without transhipment. The running time between the two terminals in the British territory, including stops at seven intermediate stations, is about one hour.

GENERAL SURVEY

RIE

     3. The increase in goods and passenger traffic continued during the year and many new records were established (see Appendices IV and V) as shown below:

(a) Gross railway revenue at $21,807,572 was $2,501,495 more than

the record of $19,306,077 in 1971-72.

(b) Passenger revenue at $10,332,574 was $1,055,770 more than

the record of $9,276,804 in 1971-72.

(c) Goods revenue at $10,225,736 was $1,357,930 more than the

record of $8,867,806 in 1971-72.

(d) Number of passengers at 12,404,970 was 1,100,520 more than

the record of 11,304,450 in 1971-72.

(e) Goods tonnage at 1,194,169 metric tons was 141,339 more than

the record of 1,052,830 in 1971-72.

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(f) Number of pigs imported by rail at 1,532,625 was 268,696 more

than the record of 1,263,929 in 1971-72.

 4. Imports from China amounted to 1,191,963 metric tons, repre- senting 99.82% of the total goods traffic. This figure exceeded the previous record established in 1971-72 by 140,771 tons. Export tonnage was 1,702 metric tons compared with 681 last year. Goods carried within the Colony amounted to 505 metric tons compared with 957 last year.

 5. The number of local passengers carried was 11,145,535, also a new record, and an increase of 851,077 on the previous year's figure of 10,294,458 (see Appendix XVI). 1,259,435 persons travelled to and from China compared with 1,009,992 during the previous year.

 6. A sum of $351,229 was spent in restoring damage to Railway property caused by torrential rainstorms in May and June 1972. Blockages of the railway line by mud and water caused interruptions of train services and on 17th and 18th June all traffic was suspended for several hours.

 7. There was one serious accident during the year. This occurred on the main line between Mong Kok Railway Station and Hung Hom Signal Cabin at 8.04 p.m. on 28th May, 1972, when a passenger train proceeding from Kowloon to Lo Wu collided with 15 empty goods wagons which were propelled by a locomotive towards Hung Hom. Fortunately there were no injuries to passengers but two Railway employees were slightly hurt.

 8. Considerable difficulties continued to be experienced in handling the increasing number of passengers, especially during peak periods and public holidays. In order to improve the passenger service, 40 new carriages were ordered during the year. 28 will replace part of the old rolling stock while the other 12 will be used to lengthen the existing trains or to form an additional train set. An order for a locomotive will be placed next year.

 9. The double tracking of the railway line between the new terminal in Hung Hom and Sha Tin has been approved by Government. When this project is completed in mid-1976, it will provide an additional daily capacity of 16,000 passengers in each direction, thus greatly relieving the present congestion in passenger trains, and will enable more goods trains to be run. Other improvements included in this

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    project are the re-building of Mong Kok and Sha Tin Stations, pro- vision of signalling equipment for the tunnel section and construction of a spur line from the Railway Workshops in Ho Tung Lau to the race course site in Sha Tin. The feasibility of extending the double track to Tai Po Market and constructing a second railway tunnel between Kowloon Tong and Sha Tin is now under consideration.

Work continued throughout the year on the construction of a new terminal railway station at Hung Hom which will replace the present terminus at Tsim Sha Tsui.

11. In October 1972, a Steering Group, comprising representatives of the Government Departments involved, was formed to examine and suggest both short term and long term improvements to the railway services. A number of immediate recommendations such as improve- ments to Lo Wu Station were implemented and the examination of several other improvements continued. As part of the Comprehensive Transport Study, the future role of the railway passenger and freight services is being examined, and a detailed report is expected next year.

TRAFFIC

      12. Traffic earnings for the year under review amounted to $20,558,310 showing an increase of $2,413,701 over the previous year.

Comparative figures are shown below:

1969-70 $15,099,803

1970-71 $15,424,655

1971-72 $18,144,609

1972-73 $20,558,310

13. Passenger Traffic. Local passenger journeys increased by 8.27% while the number of passengers visiting China rose by 24.70%. 14. On Ching Ming Festival Day, 5th April, 1972, and Chung Yeung Festival Day, 15th October, 1972, 31 and 26 special trains respectively, in addition to the daily normal service of 34 trains, were run to facilitate visits to the cemeteries at Wo Hop Shek and Sandy Ridge. 102,222 and 75,205 passengers respectively (excluding season and monthly ticket holders) were carried on those two days.

15. On Dragon Boat Festival Day, 15th June, 1972, 21 special trains were added to the normal daily service to transport spectators to the boat races held in the New Territories. 36,113 passengers were carried on that day.

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16. On Mid-Autumn Festival Day, 22nd September, 1972, 13 spec trains were run in addition to the normal service to accommoda picnickers travelling to and from the New Territories. 24,158 passenge were carried on that day.

17. On 5th February, 1973, i.e. the third day in the First Mo of the lunar calendar, which was the peak of railway travel duri the Chinese New Year period, a total of 88,268 passengers w conveyed to all stations.

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

19. Goods Traffic. There was a considerable increase in goc traffic during the year. Comparative figures are as follows:

Carriage of general merchandise

Other goods services (Handling

charges, baggage, parcels, etc.)

Total goods revenue

1971-72

$7,044,690 (1,052,830) (Metric tons)

$1,823,116

$8,867,806

1972-73

$ 8,118,062

(1,194,169) (Metric tons)

$ 2,107,674

$10,225,736

Percen

Increase

Incre

$1,073,372

+1

(141,339)

+1

(Metric tons)

$ 284,558

+1

$1,357,930

+1

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

O Apples

Bars, steel

Beans

Bean noodles

Beer

Biscuits

Bleaching powder

Bricks

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Calcium carbonate

Candics ...

Canned goods

Cardboard

Caustic soda

Cement

Chemicals

Chestnuts

Chinaware

Chinese medicine

Coal

Commodes

L.B

.25,483

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26,049 metric tons

3,738

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1,896

多多

93

40,880

1,340

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1,870

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2,813

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""

2,048

23

2,493

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11,003 13,284

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"

>

>>

11,300 27,563 3,336 2,855 9,308

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"

""

""

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6,645

"

1,468

"

1,479

"

4

Corn

Cotton clothing

Cotton piece goods

Cotton yarn

Earthenware

Eggs

Embroideries

Fish, frozen

Fruits, dried

Furniture

Garlic, dried

Glass sheets

Glassware

Grapes

Ironware

Iron wire

Maize

Matches, safety Meat, frozen

Meat, preserved

Melons

...

Metalware

Nails

Newsprint

Oil, peanut Oil, rape seed

Onions

Oranges

Paint

Paper

Paper, toilet

Paraffin wax

Pears

...

Potatoes Poultry, frozen Poultry, live Pressed wood

Roofing felt

Salt

Shoes

Slate

Soap

Soda

Starch

Stationery

:

3,253 metric tons

7,753

30,937

7,646

1,922

41,904

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1,485

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6,005

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2,269

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12,736

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2,385

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8,590

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2,961

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2,544

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6,514

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10,046

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29,037

2,112

2,468

3,428

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1,940

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9,517

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3,131

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19,154

4,594

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10,967

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1,623 23,696

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6,927

3,885 48,087

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11,465

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11,763

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3,795

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6,940

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2,366

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5,740 3,586

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2

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1,633

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1,315

22

3,350 4,880 4,097

23

95

33

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5

Tiles

Timber

Tomatoes

Towels

Turnips

Vegetables, fresh

Vegetables, preserved

Wine

:

20,971 metric tons

5,767 2,257

23

25

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2,312

2,459

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14,309

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1,250

6,653

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21. The number of animals imported from China was as follows:

Buffaloes Cows Goats

...

Pigs

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395 head 18,181

253 15 1,532,625

 22. 8,076 cold storage wagons were sent to the British Section by the Chinese Section. They carried the dying goods:

Description of goods

No. of

wagons

106

Chestnuts

2,067

Eggs

283

Fish

2,851

Fresh fruits

1,267

Meat

55

Meat, preserved

536

Poultry

35

Prawns

27

Sea shells

16

Sundries

833

Vegetables

8,076

Weight in metric tons

2,086

30,709

6,005

51,365

29,037

1,176

11,763

724

505

359

11,346

145,075

 23. Goods transported to China included 41 metric tons of sewing machines, 21 metric tons of newspapers and 13 metric tons of diplomatic luggage.

 24. 7,676 metric tons of mail and mail packets, compared with 5,447 metric tons in the preceding year, were conveyed by rail to China for the Post Office.

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

 26. Operation. Train punctuality was not satisfactory. This was due to speed restrictions necessitated by the site formation and con- struction of the under-bridge at Fo Tan, repairs to several Railway Bridges and the running of more goods trains on this single line railway.

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Trains on time

Trains delayed for less than 5 minutes Trains delayed for 5 minutes and longer Total number of passenger trains run.....

No. of scheduled passenger trains

3,046

4,665

5,685

13,396

Percentage

22.74

34.82

42.44

100.00

27. The numbers and types of special trains run during the year

were as follows:

Goods (loaded)

Goods (empty) Passenger

Passenger (empty)

Passenger (V.I.P.)

Ballast

Trial

Up

Down

Total

1,936

1,936

1,615

1,615

444

421

865

350

355

705

1

1

2

59

59

118

2

2

4

2,471

2,774

5,245

     28. Fares and Rates. Passenger fares and goods rates remained unchanged. From 2nd July to 31st August, 1972, as in the past five years when schools were closed for the summar holidays, special return half-fare student tickets were sold 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 12,319 such tickets were issued.

29. As a result of exceptionally heavy rains in June 1972, landslides and wash-outs occurred at several sections of the railway line causing the following disruptions of train services:

17th June-All traffic was suspended at 16.54 hours.

18th June-Only a shuttle service was operated between Sha Tin and Lo Wu

from 6.30 to 13.00 hours.

All traffic was suspended between 13.00 and 16.22 hours.

A shuttle service between Sha Tin and Lo Wu was resumed at 16.22 hours.

19th June-Trains Nos. 22, 27 and 30 were withdrawn from service.

20th June to 23rd June-Trains Nos. 4, 6, 14, 22, 28 and 30 did not stop at

Mong Kok Station.

30. Accidents. The following accidents occurred during the year:

Trespassers injured by trains

Trespassers killed by trains Passengers injured by trains Passengers killed by trains Staff injured on duty Derailment of a goods train Train collision

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ACCOUNTS

31. Railway operating services produced a record revenue of $20,685,340, which exceeded by 13.29% the previous year's figure of $18,259,051. However, despite the increase in revenue, the Gross Operating Profit fell from $4,171,711 in 1971-72 to $4,131,913. This was due mainly to a revision of salaries and a rise in other operating expenses. The Nett Profit was $2,354,811 compared with $2,490,143 in the previous year.

32. There was no significant increase in fixed assets. Various im- provements to existing facilities, such as extensions to station buildings, widening of a platform, erection of an additional waiting shelter, pro- vision of nickel-cadmium batteries in carriages, etc., amounting to $554,394, were carried out during the year.

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

MECHANICAL WORKSHOPS

 34. All locomotives, rolling stock, electrical and mechanical equip- ment, machinery and plant were maintained to a good standard during the year.

 35. Locomotives. Forty-eight 5,000 mile inspections, thirty-one 10,000 mile inspections, six 30,000 mile inspections, two 60,000 mile inspections and six 120,000 mile inspections were performed on the nine diesel electric locomotives. Locomotives Nos. 51 and 52 had their engine liners and pistons renewed. The power units and auxilliary generators of locomotives Nos. 52 and 55 were overhauled. Locomotive No. 54 had its wheels turned, main generators, traction motors and auxilliary generators overhauled and running gears reconditioned. The wheels of locomotive No. 57 were renewed. Locomotive No. 59 had its wheels turned, power units overhauled and traction motors recon- ditioned. The high dispersancy oil adopted for diesel engine lubrication continued to render very satisfactory service.

 36. The maintenance cost of the diesel locomotives was $0.853 per km. compared with $0.677 per km. in the previous year. The rise was attributed to the increased cost of spare parts and labour which was brought about by the world-wide inflation.

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37. The availability factor of the diesel locomotives was 86.94% compared with 88.52% in the previous year. The slight decrease was due to the heavier 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 require- ments through careful planning and improved control of work schedules.

     38. Carriages and Wagons. All carriages and wagons were main- tained to an efficient state. In addition to routine maintenance and repair, 17 carriages and 5 wagons were overhauled and painted; 35 carriages and 8 wagons were given an intermediate examination and repair which comprised the machining of wheel tyres and the recon- ditioning of electrical equipment and running gears.

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

     40. Work Done for other Government Department. A considerable amount of work was completed for other Government Departments. The more important items included the manufacture of 93 iron castings, 26 bronze castings, 10 aluminium castings, 5 hot water cylinders, 1 night deposit chute system, 70 check blocks, 8 trolleys, 2 bogies and the manufacture and repair of 36 items of hospital equipment.

     41. Statistics. The average consumption of diesel oil was 3.24 kg. per engine km. compared with 3.09 kg. per engine km. in the previous year. The increase was attributed to the heavier train loads during the year. Statistical statements relating to the analysis of train and locomotive 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

42. Maintenance. Recruitment of the lower grade staff continued to be the most pressing problem which the Way and Works Section had to face during the year under review. At the end of the year the establishment of labourers and platelayers was 27% below strength and, due to higher salaries offered in the private sector, recruitment

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difficulties are likely to persist. In order to maintain the railway track to a reasonably good standard the staff had to work considerable overtime. This, however, is an undesirable alternative as it tends to lower the efficiency. Consideration is being given, therefore, to the increased mechanization of track maintenance to cope with the anticipated expansion of railway activities.

 43. Corrosive discharge from the cold storage wagons of the Chinese Section remained a matter of concern for the maintenance staff. Some improvement, however, has been made by applying protec- tive coating to the metallic components of the track. In an effort to reduce further the effects of corrosion, galvanized iron fittings will be installed on a trial basis on section of the track.

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44. Track. The following work was carried out during the year: (a) All fishplates were carefully inspected and greased. 615 lengths of 95-lb. rails, 3,961 timber sleepers and 710 cubic yards of stone ballast were renewed.

(b) 677 pairs of fishplates, 2,064 fishbolts and 9,415 dogspikes were replaced and 23,450 Macbeth spikes were used on the main line. Two 1 in 10 Turnouts were renewed at University and Tai Po Market Stations and one set of 18-foot switches was replaced at Mong Kok Station.

(c)

45.

    Formation and Line Protection. The embankments and cut- tings along the main line were well maintained. 4,050 cubic yards of earth were sent by ballast trains to repair the shoulders of embank- ments along the line. All mile, kilometre and gradient posts were repainted.

 46. Signalling. The gantries, brackets and arms of all signals along the line and all point indicators were overhauled and repainted.

 47. Tunnels. All tunnels were inspected and maintained in good order.

48. Bridges. The following work was carried out during the year: (a) The steel superstructures of Railway Bridges Nos. 4 and 36

were overhauled and all corroded parts were renewed.

(b) The steel superstructure of Railway Bridge No. 15A was re-

painted.

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49. Road Level Crossings.

(a) The road level crossings at Miles 131, 18 and 19, as well as at Blackhead, were repacked and all defective fastenings were replaced.

(b) The road level crossings at Mile 7, Fanling Station and North of Sheung Shui Station were overhauled and timber deckings and fastenings were renewed.

50. Station Buildings. The station buildings at Tai Po Market, Sha Tin, Mong Kok, Fanling and Lo Wu were renovated.

     51. Staff Quarters. Work done during the year consisted of the renovation of Sha Tin quarters and repairs to the leaking roofs of 28 quarters in Luen Wan Street.

52. New Works and Improvements.

(a) The height of the fences between Miles 3 and 34 was increased

to prevent dumping of refuse on Railway land.

(b) Living conditions of the staff posted to University Station were improved by the construction of a new quarter. A fruit stall was also installed to cater to the increased number of passengers using this station.

(c) Facilities at Sheung Shui Station were improved by the con- struction of an additional barrack quarter, a larger office and a new power signalling operating room.

(d) An area of 3,300 square yards was surfaced with macadam to provide better access to the new unloading bay along No. 9 Road in Hung Hom Goods Yard. The construction of this bay enabled the Railway to handle an increased number of goods wagons from China.

(e) Better facilities were provided for passengers by the widening of platform No. 2 and the construction of a waiting shelter at Tai Po Market Station with an area of 1,224 square feet. (f) The waiting halls and the railway restaurants at Lo Wu were re-decorated. Air-conditioning was installed at the waiting hall and the restaurant used by first and second class passengers.

     53. Rainstorm Damage. As a result of severe rainstorms on 11th May and 17th June, 1972, heavy damage was caused to the cutting

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and the embankment at several points along the main line. The necessary repairs were effected with a minimum of delay.

 54. Railway Land. The following areas of railway land were leased during the year:

Description

Area (sq. ft.)

Annual Rental $

Club House and Sports Ground

121,576

20

Cultivation and Gardening

956,624

3,794

Motor Car Garage and Service Station

13,983

10,988

Restaurants

13,501

39,650

Storage

41,740

13,284

Various other purposes

240,768

78,591

1,388,192

146,327

55. Advertising Space.

Advertising space let during the year was

9,321 square feet. Revenue from this source amounted to $579,134.26.

STAFF

 56. The establishment of the Railway as at 31st March, 1973 was as follows:

239 pensionable officers 517 non-pensionable officers

756

PRARIE

There was an increase of 32 from the previous year.

 57. 19 officers retired after serving in the Railway for periods ranging from 9 to 39 years.

 58. Mr. WONG U-lam, Engineer in charge of the Railway Work- shops, acted as General Manager from 8th August, 1972 to 16th September, 1972, during Mr. LAM Po-hon's absence on vacation leave in Europe. During the same period Mr. W. WALKER, Railway Work- shop Officer, acted as Engineer in charge of the Railway Workshops.

 59. Mr. CHIU Siu-cheung, Senior Accounting Assistant, acted as Treasury Accountant from 15th May, 1972 to 13th July, 1972, replacing Mr. I. AGAFUROFF, who was on vacation leave in the U.S.A.

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TRAINING

     60. Departmental in-service training has continued to be promoted at all levels. 57 officers from the Traffic Section and two from the Way and Works Section attended first aid courses conducted by the Auxilliary Medical Service and passed the requisite examinations. One apprentice completed his indenture and was awarded a certificate of apprenticeship.

     61. Mr. CHIU But-ting, Railway Workshops Engineer, was away from the Colony between 12th April, 1972 and 28th October, 1972, attending a Railway Workshops Practical and Administration Training course with the British Railways and visiting various railways in Continental Europe.

STAFF WELFARE

     62. Leave. The earned leave granted to officers during the year for a total staff of 756 amounted to:

3,963 days vacation leave

9,015 days casual leave

Total sick leave for the year on full and half pay amounted to 1,943 days.

63. Credit Union. The Credit Union of the Railway Workshops had membership of 61. Outstanding loans amounted to $6,143.08 at the close of the year.

     64. Staff Welfare Funds. Up to 31st March, 1973, Government made available to the Railway $8,040 for welfare purposes. Of this sum $6,432 was set aside for interest-free relief loans to officers with monthly salaries not exceeding $1,850 and the balance of $1,608 for grants to assist departmental clubs and associations. So far one loan amounting to $500 was granted, and $200 was spent to meet the cost of a staff picnic.

65. Railway Club. The Kowloon-Canton Railway Athletic and Social Club run on subscriptions from Railway staff continued to flourish. In March, 1973, there were 286 members.

     66. Sports. The Railway Club's representatives participated in the inter-departmental relay races at the annual sports meetings held by the Civil Aid Services, the Fire Services and the Royal Hong Kong Police Force.

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 67. Education. With the expansion of primary education in Hong Kong many students transferred from the Railway Club School to other schools situated nearer their homes. Consequently, the School provided only 189 places, compared with 432 in 1971-72, in 9 classes ranging from Primary I to Form III. The pupils' attendance was good with an average of 98.2%. Of the 40 candidates who took part in the Secondary School Entrance Examinations, 25 obtained passes in all subjects. Three pupils did particularly well and gained Government allocated free places.

 68. 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.

香港

HONG KONG

P. H. LAM,

General Manager, Railway.

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APPENDIX I

SUMMARY OF FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE PAST THREE YEARS

Head

No.

3.

4.

2. Gross Railway Receipts Railway Operating Revenue

Railway Operating Expenditure

Nett Operating Revenue

Route Kilometrage-Operated

A INOH

1970-71

1971-72

1972-73

36

$16,478,390

$15,519,804

$13,046,506

36 $19,306,077❘ $21,807,572 $18,259,051 $20,685,340 $14,087,340 $16,553,427

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$ 2,473,298 $ 4,171,711

$ 4,131,913

Percentage of Railway Operating Expenditure to Railway Operating

Revenue

84.06

77.15

80.02

7.

Capital Investment

$26,364,467

$24,836,877

$22,898,215

8.

Percentage of Nett Operating Revenue to Capital Investment

9.38

16.80

18.04

9.

Railway Operating Revenue per Route Kilometre Operated 10. Railway Operating Expenditure per Route Kilometre Operated 11. Passenger Receipts

431,106 $ 507,196

$ 574,593

362,403 $ 391,315 $ 459,817

8,134,795 $ 9,276,804

$10,332,574

12.

13.

Number of Passenger Journeys

14.

Goods Receipts

15.

Percentage of Passenger Receipts to Gross Railway Receipts

Percentage of Goods Receipts to Gross Railway Receipts

49.37

48.05

47.38

10,357,252

$ 7,289,860

11,304,450

12,404,970

$ 8,867,806

$10,225,736

16.

Tons of Goods Hauled

...

44.24

877,502

45.93

1,052,830

46.89

1,194,169

17.

Revenue from other sources

1970-71

1971-72

Rentals

$448,397

$471,271

1972-73

$534,915

Incidentals

$ 18,265

$ 17,733

$ 7,727

Central Mechanical Workshops

Services

Advertising

Ʌ...

$ 95,149

$491,295

Stores

Sale of Surplus and Condemned

$114,441

$557,583

$ 629 $ 439 $ 456 $ 1,053,735 $1,161,467 $1,249,262

18. Percentage of Revenue from other sources to Gross Railway Receipts

.....

6.39

6.02

5.73

$127,030

$579,134

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OPERATING ACCOUNT-YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1973

APPENDIX II

Expenditure

1972-73

1971-72

Revenu

1972-73

1971-72

S

$

$

$

$

Traffic Expenses

Traffic Running

Expenses

2,444,435

1,767,531

Passenger Services

Traffic Salaries and

General Expenses

3,966,139

6,410,574 2,897,243 4,664,774 Goods Services

10,332,574

10,225,736

9,276,804

8,867,806

Maintenance

Mechanical

Way and Structures

Rainstorm Damage

3,543,842 2,972,404 3,899,853 7,443,695 3,906,736 351,229

Workshop Services

127,030 20,685,340| 114,441| 18,259,051

6,879,140

225,940

Depreciation

Plant

86,808

Rolling Stock

1,540,820

85,914|

1,551,820

Other

720,301

2,347,929

679,752 2,317,486

16,553,427

14,087,340

Gross Operating Profit C/F

4,131,913

4,171,711

20,685,340

18,259,051

20,685,340

18,259,051

16

PROFIT & LOSS ACCOUNT-YEAR ENDED 31ST MARCH, 1973

Expenditure

1972-73

1971-72

Revenue

1972-73

1971-72

$

$

$

$

S

Administrative and

General Expenses and Salaries

640,871

488,526

Gross Operating Profit

4,131,913

4,171,711

Loss on disposal of Fixed Assets

115,817

179,717

Contribution in lieu of Rates and Duty

Rents and Incidental Revenue

1,121,776

1,046,587|

1,241,966

1,166,792

Rent

+

820,000

820,000

Stores Charges

61,585

70,265

Proceeds of Sales of Surplus Stores

456! 1,122,232

439 1,047,026

Payment for damage to

other Railways' rolling stock, etc.

19,095

2,899,334

3,294

2,728,594

Nett Profit C/Fwd. to

Balance Sheet

2,354,811

2,490,143

5,254,145

5,218,737

5,254,145

5,218,737

17

APPENDIX III

As at 31st March, 1972

Nett Book

Value

$

KOWLOON-CANTON RAILWAY

BALANCE SHEETS AS AT 31ST MARCH, 1972 AND 1973

At Cost

$

As at 31st March, 1973

Depreciation

to date

$

Nett Book

Value

$

ASSETS

Fixed Assets

3,334,319

1,553,350

Tunnels

153,592

28,090

3,349,335

1,951,215

6,851,539

1,158,456]

6,456,981

Plant

24,836,877

Bridges

Line Protection

Telegraphs and Telephones

Tracks

Signals and Switches

Buildings

Rolling Stock

Current Assets

300,410

Cash

10,402,833

160,447

113

10,863,803

Treasury Current Account

Advances and Sundry Debtors

Workshop Manufacturing Account

35,700,680

LIABILITIES

Accumulated Funds

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

32,843,613

2,490,143

As at 1.4.72.

!

35,333,756

Current Liabilities

R

366,924

Miscellaneous Deposits

35,700,680

RIES

.......

3,724,830

523,884

3,200,946

1,709,800

218,584

1,491,216

172,024

24,576

147,448

29,179

2,213

26,966

3,749,576

534,216|

3,215,360

2,207,403

348,074

1,859,329

8,037,972

1,062,249

6,975,723

2,512,670

1,420,123

1,092,547

32,756,076

27,867,396

4,888,680

22,898,215

54,899,530 32,001,315

32,549

14,856,180

284,580

1,620 15,174,929

38,073,144

35,333,756

2,354,811 37,688,567

384,577

38,073,144

ANALYSIS OF PASSENGER SERVICE

APPENDIX IV

PART I

Current Year

Previous Year

(April 1972

March 1973)

Percentage of

Revenue

$

Ordinary:

628,754.00 First

Kinds of Ticket Used

Passenger

Journeys

Passenger Kilometres

Revenue

Total Total Total Passenger Passenger Passenger Journeys Kilometres Revenue

$

395,033

7,861,157

794,402.75

3.18

3.19

7.69

1,125,390.15 Second

5,079,319.53, Third

67,863.20 First 167,817.75

Second

88,971.00 Third

Excursion:*

55.00 First

72.20 Second

268.75 Third

912,289

18,154,551

1,328,158.13

7.35

7.35

12.85

6,422,216

127,802,098

5,518,208.50

51.77 51.77

53.41

Government:

28,034

557,877

65,075.10 0.23

0.23

0.63

106,495

2,119,251:

185,695.45

0.86

0.86:

1.80

49,663

988,294

56,035.90

0.40

0.40

0.54

18

30,248.00 Platform Tickets

76,560

136,684.25 Excess Fares

38,280.00

0.62

0.37

7,500.00 Golfing Tickets

140,302.30

1.36

3,000

93,000

Season & Monthly Tickets:

7,500.00 0.02

0.04

0.07

84,222,45

First

271,735,55

Second

774,866.35 Third

813,035.50 Scholar Tickets

BR

1,456,840

92,400 1,838,760 405,280 8,065,072 28,991,116

103,367.50 0.74

0.74

1.00

2,457,160 50,379,354

339,133.93 855,318.31 11.75 901,096.50 19.81 20.41

3.27

3.27

3.28

11.74

8.28

8.72

(A) 9.276,803.68

8,539,796.73 737,006.95

Total-Part I

Public

Government

12,404,970 246,850,530 (B)10,332,574.37

100.00 100.00 100.00

(A) 9,276,803.68

9,590,320.92 742,253.45 (B)10,332,574.37

* These tickets were abolished with effect from 1st October, 1971.

19

Previous Year

PASSENGER SERVICE

PART II

APPENDIX IV-Contd.

ן ד י, -

Current Year

(April 1972 - March 1973)

Percentage of

Pas-

Inward Number of

Revenue

Passenger Traffic

or

Outward

Passenger

Carried

Passenger Kilometres

Revenue

Number senger Revenue Carried Kilo-

metres

Passenger Service

700,126.90

Inward

635,293 20,329,376 977,232.69

5.12

8.24

9.46

Booking to and from Lo Wu

761,360.30

(Outward

624,142 19,972,544 926,005.41

5.03

8.09

8.96

30,248.00

Platform Tickets

76,560

38,280.00 0.62

0.37

3,848,886.45

Booking to and from

(Inward

5,448,624 101,133,033 4,118,988.64|

43.92 40.96

39.86

stations other than Lo Wu

3,936,182.03

Outward

5,620,351 105,415,577 4,272,067.63

45.31

42.71 41.35

9,276,803.68

Total

12,404,970 246,850,530|10,332,574.37| 100.00

100.00 100.00

BRARIE

Pi ANALYSIS OF GOODS SERVICE

PART I GOODS SERVICE (Goods)

APPENDIX V

Previous Year

Current Year (April 1972 --

March 1973)

Percentage of

Kilo-

Revenue

Kinds of Goods

Number of Kilograms

carried

Kilogram Kilometres

Kilo-

Revenue

gram

Reve-

grams

$

$

General Merchandise

7,028,871.90|

6,523.15

Invoiced to and from Lo Wu

Inward 1,191,962,610 41,720,783,550

Outward

1,701,990

54,463,680

Carried Kilo- nue

metres

8,090,034.55 99.82 99.84 79.11 21,993.30 0.14| 0.13 0.22

Invoiced to and from

5,154.60

Inward

348,700

10,112,300

4,140.15

stations other than Lo Wu

Outward

156,100

4,701,400

4,003.70 0.03 0.02 0.04 2,029.95 0.011 0.01 0.02

(A) 7,044,689.80|

7,044,689,80

(A) 7,044,689.80

Total-Part I

Public

1,194,169,400 41,790,060,930|(B) 8,118,061.50| 100.00| 100.00 79.39

Government

8,118,061,50

(B) 8,118,061.50

20

Previous Year

Revenue

$

Particulars

1,642,202.65 Handling Receipts

21,506.20 Baggage and Specie 1,556.70 Parcels

15,220.80 Carriage and Animals 4,744.60 Lavatories

137,884.80 Postal

1,823,115.75

Total-Part II

8,867,805,55 Total-Part I and II.

ARIES

LIBR

PART II Goods Service (OTHER)►

CO

urrent Year (April 1972 -

-

March 1973)

Percentage of

Revenue

Reve-

nue

$

1,877,407.98

18.36

32,803.80

0.32

1,405.80

0.02

3,184.45

0.03

6,570.40

0.06

186,301.80

1.82

2,107,674.23|

20.61

10,225,735.73|

100.00

APPENDIX VI

ANALYSIS OF TRAIN AND LOCOMOTIVE KILOMETRAGE

(APRIL 1972 - March 1973)

Classification

Diesel Electric Kilometrage

Rail-bus Kilometrage

1971-72 1972-73

1971-72 1972-73

527,959.57 516,577.48

Passenger

Train Goods

Kilometrage Military Special

Ballast Train

Total Train Kilometrage...

Train Kilometrage

141,933.11 150,023.15

131.94

9,288.75 8,860.76 5,779 4,800

679,313.37 675,461.39 5,779 4,800

679,313.37 675,461.39

Locomotive Kilometrage

Light Locomotive

30,060.95 26,577.47

Shunting Locomotive

51,272,37 48,839.61

Total Locomotive Kilometrage

760,646.69 750,878,47

APPENDIX VII

COST FOR RUNNING DIESEL ELECTRIC LOCOMOTIVES

(APRIL 1972 - March 1973)

TOLIB

Previous Year

1971-72

Current Year 1972-73

$451,992.04

1.

Total cost of diesel oil for main line running

$475,000.38

$

209.35

2.

Average cost per ton

$

211.92

$

0.64

3.

Cost per engine Kilometrage

$

0.68

2,159.0257

4.

Total weight of diesel oil for main line running (ton) ...

...

3.09 5.

156.1705 6.

3.09 7.

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

2,241.3676

3.24

155.9040

Weight per shunting kilometrage in kg. ...

3.24

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APPENDIX VIII

CONSUMPTION OF LUBRICANTS FOR LOCOMOTIVES

Previous Year 1971-72

(APRIL 1972 - March 1973)

Current Year 1972-73

6,586

1. Total consumption of crank case oil (gal.)

6,986

1.044

2. Consumption per 100 engine kilometrage in gal.

0.930

共圖

APPENDIX IX

Previous Year 1971-72

$

COST ASSIGNMENT AND STATISTICS

(APRIL 1972

MARCH 1973)

RARIES

urrent Year

1972-73

$

80,951.71

0.677 2.

22,211.26

1 Average cost of repair per locomotive per annum

Average cost of repair per engine km. (labour and material only) ...

3. Average cost of repair per passenger car per

97,249.15

0.853

annum

24,219.24

773.10

4.

Average cost of repair per goods wagon per

annum

893.32

0.0329

5.

Average cost of crank case oil per engine km. for diesel electric locomotives

0.0447

3.80

6. Average cost of crank case oil for diesel electric

locomotive per gal.

4.80

223

2

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-MOTIVE POWER

(APRIL 1972 - MARCH 1973)

Diesel Electric Locomotives

APPENDIX X

3

4

5 6

7

8

9

10 11 12 13

15

16

17 18 19 20 21

22

23

24

Engine Number

Engine Type

51 General Motors G12-1125 H.P. 12-567C

DIS

8 770 138

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

D12

tons

Main Generator

Approximate Weight (Fully Loaded) Number of Drivers

Lubricating Oil

영명 Fuel Oil

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

Additions during the year

Reductions during the year

Average Age of Class

Maximum Tractive Effort

Continuous Tractive Effort

17 years

170 12cub. 26′-6′′ 40′′ 8′ 0′′ 44′-6′′ 12′-2′′ 9′-2′′ 63/14) 62

2

tons I.G. I.G. I.G. feet

[M.P.H.

2

& 8

39,76028,000 Ibs. 25% months Adhesion

lbs.

15 years

40,320

8 770 138 170 12cub. 26'-6" 40" | 8′ 0′′ 44′-6′′ 12′-2′′|9′′-2′′|63/14 | I.G. L.G. I.G. feet

62

M.P.H.

لما

3

& 8

lbs. 25%

29,300

lbs.

months

Adhesion

56 General Motors

57 G16-1800 H.P. 58 16-567C

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

D29 98.312 664 166174.3 12cub. 37′-0′′ 40′′ 12′-2′′ 56′-8′′ 13′-0′′|9′-3′′|63/14| 62 tons 1.G.I.G. 1.G. feet

3

T

3

11 years

& 7

66,050

lbs. 30%

50,520

lbs.

M.P.H.

months

Adhesion

6 years

66,153

50,520

D32 98.5 12

tons

625 166 175 6 cub. 37′-0′′ 40′′ 12′-2′′ 56′-8′′ 13′-0′′|9′-3′′|63/14 62 I.G. I.G. 1.G. feet

& 9

lbs. 30%

lbs.

M.P.H.

months

Adhesion

9

9

23

24

1

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-CARRIAGES

(APRIL 1972 - March 1973)

APPENDIX XI

I

2

3

5

6

7

8

Classification

GP

Average Tare of

Total Stock

Seating

Additions

at the

each Class

(Ton)

Capacity

(Passenger)

beginning

of the year

during the

year

Reductions during the

year

Total Stock at the end of the year

Total

Seating

Capacity

(Passenger)

Ton

Cwt.

First Class Carriage

42

First Class Carriage

42

First Class Carriage

42

Second Class Compartment Carriage

49

Second Class Carriage

-3www

72

70

68

64

37

68

1

Second Class Carriage

38

52

Second Class Carriage

2143 pm p

38

54

Second Class Carriage

38

59

Second Class Carriage

37

64

Second Class Carriage

47

68

Third Class Carriage

35

12

128

Third Class Carriage

35

12

126

Third Class Carriage

35

12

124

Third Class Carriage

35

12

120

Third Class Carriage

35

18

106

Third Class Carriage

35 18

104

Third Class Carriage

44

13

118

Third Class Carriage

44

13

116

1(D)

Third Class Carriage

40

16

122

Third Class & Brake Composite Carriage

36

3

48

Third Class & Brake Composite Carriage Third Class & Brake Composite Carriage Third Class & Brake Composite Carriage

36

3

56

41

19

68

45

18

65

| | | |

70

211

21

1(A)

216

70

1(B)

204

3

192

1

68

52

1

54

59

448

136

128

126

124

1

120

106

8

832

I(C)

10

1,180

1

116

11

1,342

144

1

56

5

340

195

6,308

70

Note: (A) Converted to 72 seating capacity from (B), 1st Class Carriage. (B) Converted to (4), 1st Class Carriage.

(C) Converted to 116 seating capacity with more standing room, Third Class Carriage. (D) Converted from (C), Third Class Carriage.

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-GOODS WAGONS

APPENDIX XII

(APRIL 1972.

MARCH 1973)

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Total

Total

Overall

Average

Stock at

Carrying

Classification

Length

of Wagon

Tare of

the begin-

Capacity

Each Class

ning of

Additions

during

the year

Reductions

during

Total

Stock at

Carrying

the end of

the year

Capacity

the year

the year

Ton Cwt.

Ton

Ton

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

41'-1"

21 19

44호

3

1331/

Flat 453 metric ton

45'-0"

17 12

45

10

10

450

Flat 454 metric ton

45'-0" 19

0

44

1

44

Flat 80 ton

32'-0"

27 13

80

1

80

Lowsided Open 46 1/10 metric ton

45'-0"

18 12

45 7/20

10

10

4531

Lowsided Open 46 1/10 metric ton

40'-0"

19 0

44

1

1

44

Highsided Open 454 metric ton

45'-0"

19

12

44 2/5

20

Covered 443 metric ton

40'-0"

Well 50 ton

32′-0′′

220

0

44

52

2220

888

2,288

25

12

50

Cattle Wagon

-0′′

44

Brake Van 10 1/6 metric ton

34′-0′′

19

لیا

10

1

109

3

1

44

5

50

51

104

4,475

25

26

1

+

CLASSIFICATION OF ROLLING STOCK-SERVICE EQUIPMENT

APPENDIX XIII

Classification

65 Ton Break-down Crane

PUBLI

(APRIL 1972-

MARCH 1973),

er

2

3

Average Tare of each

Class

Total Stock

at the

beginning

of the year

RB-3

Rail Bus, 6 Cyl. Comm Capacity: 40 Passengers

Ton

87

Cwt.

1

15

1

BRARIES

Additions

during

the year

5

6

Reductions

during

the year

Total Stock at the end

of the

year

1

1

2

2

200

400

600

800

香港

HONG

STATEMENT OF LO WU PASSENGERS

(IN & OUT)

OUT

共圖

346,072

▲ 333,254

304,001

284,497

330,669

304,421

399,896

388,144

336,303

309,522

APPENDIX XIV

530,901

479,091

1

624,142

268 635,293

PUBLICVBY

0

66/67

67/68 68/69 69/70

70/71 71/72

72/73

27

TOTAL PASSENGERS CARRIED (IN MILLIONS)

APPENDIX XV

12

13

4

3

5

10

共圖

G PUBLIC LIBRARIE

63/64 64/65 65/66 66/67 67/68 68/69 69/70 70/71 71/72 72/73

FINANCIAL YEARS

28

LOCAL PASSENGERS CARRIED (IN MILLIONS)

12

13

APPENDIX XVI

11

10

a

5

3

香港公共圖書瓦

ONG KONG PUBLIC LIBRARI

63/64 64/65 65/66 66/67 67/68 68/69 69/70 70/71 71/72 72/73

FINANCIAL YEARS

29

APPENDIX XVII

GOODS (IN THOUSAND METRIC TONS)

1,200

1,100

1,000

900

書館

800

700

600

500

400

300

200

ONG PUBLIC LIBRARI

100

63/64 64/65 65/66 66/67 67/68 68/69 69/70 70/71 71/72 72/73

FINANCIAL YEARS

1000 KWEN

30

!

;

23

22

21

20

* 2 2 2 2

APPENDIX XVIII

REVENUE

共圖

19

18

GROSS

17

16

6 5 4 3 2 =

15

14

13

12

11

REVENUE (IN $1 MILLIONS)

10

PASSENGER

REVENUE

7

6

5

4

3

2

KON

KON

GOODS REVENUE

IC LIBRARI

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

FINANCIAL YEARS

71/72 72/73

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