Hong Kong Subway Traffic Dips Most Since SARS Amid Unrest

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Hong Kong Subway Traffic Dips Most Since SARS Amid Unrest

(Bloomberg) -- Traffic on Hong Kong’s metro system slid by the most since the 2003 SARS epidemic as MTR Corp.’s lines were targeted by anti-government protesters. Passenger numbers on the subway fell 7.5% to 131 million in August, the mass-transit operator said, while the Airport Express and cross-boundary service both saw double-digit declines as tourist arrivals tumbled. In a recent interview with Bloomberg Television, MTR Chairman Rex Auyeung said more people may be choosing to stay home on weekends, when the most intense unrest has occurred.

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