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Express Rail Link delayed:Heavy rain and difficulties damage tunnel equipment 2014.04.28
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HONG KONG is building a railway that connects our city to China (中國). It will be part of a massive railway called the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong Link (XRL, 廣深港高速鐵路). The Mass Transit Railway Corp (MTR, 港鐵) planned to complete it in 2015. But something has gone wrong! MTR said the new train service might be postponed for two years to 2017.

MTR said the delay was due to the black rainstorm last month and other challenges. The heavy rain flooded a tunnel in Yuen Long (元朗) and damaged machinery.

Transport Secretary(運輸局局長) Anthony Cheung Bing-leung (張炳良) has asked the MTR Corp to hand in a report on the project.


1. complete (v)
    完成

2. postpone (v)
    延期

3. delay (n)
    延誤

4. rainstorm (n)
    暴風雨

5. tunnel (n)
    隧道

6. damage (v)
    破壞





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  1. What is a cause for the delay in the Express Rail Link project?
    heavy rain
    a strong ear
    a typhoon

  2. When will Express Rail Link services from Hong Kong to Guangzhou start?
    2015
    2017
    2019

  3. Who is the transport secretary?
    Anthony Cheung
    Antonio Choi
    Anthony Choi

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