Sidetrack

first_imgModel passengersAs part of its drive to encourage courteous and safe behaviour, Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway Corp has presented gold pendants to 20 Model Passengers. The winners received their awards from four celebrities who star in MTR safety literature to demonstrate the ’proper modes of behaviour’ for the travelling public.Creative Star Ltd has chosen the name ’Octopus’ for its multi-modal smart card (RG 1.97 p54) to be introduced by five Hong Kong operators in mid-1997 (below).The stars look downIn a task likened to Michelangelo’s painting of the Sistine Chapel, a team of five restorers has been climbing 35m above the main concourse of New York’s Grand Central station to clean a ceiling mural depicting the cosmos.The US$4·2m component of an architectural restoration scheme is expected to use 1500 gallons of water and 6500 rags as the dirt accumulated since the mural was repainted in 1945 is painstakingly removed by hand.last_img read more