pt_te_10e - Senior Secondary Exploring Geography(Second Edition Part Test 10 Transport development planning and management Senior Secondary Geography

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Senior Secondary Exploring Geography (Second Edition) Part Test 10: Transport development, planning and management Senior Secondary Geography Test Name: _________________________ ( ) Class: _________ Date: _________________ Total marks: 30 marks Time allowed: 1 hour This paper consists of TWO sections. Answer all questions in Sections D and E. Write all your answers on the answer sheet provided. SECTION D: Data/Skill-based structured question (18 marks; suggested time: 30 minutes) Table 1a shows the total length of the MTR system in Hong Kong over the past two decades. Figure 1b shows the major high-speed rail corridors in China and the route of the Guangzhou–Shenzhen– Hong Kong Express Rail Link (XRL). Table 1c shows the fares and travel time between Hong Kong and some major cities in the mainland by various transport modes. Table 1a Year Total length of MTR* 1990 79 km 2000 144 km 2014 213 km *Data does not include light rail. Source: Various sources © Oxford University Press (China) Ltd 2015 1
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Senior Secondary Exploring Geography (Second Edition) Part Test 10: Transport development, planning and management Table 1c Route Conventional through train XRL Airplane Hong Kong– Guangzhou Fare HK$190 Similar to conventional through trains ── Travel time 100 minutes 48 minutes Hong Kong– Shanghai Fare HK$825* Similar to conventional through trains About HK$1,500 # Travel time 19 hours About 8 hours About 2.5 hours Hong Kong– Beijing Fare HK$934* Similar to conventional through trains About HK$2,000 # Travel time 24 hours About 10 hours About 3.5 hours *Adult fare of soft-sleeper; updated to early 2015 # Economic class for adults in off-peak seasons in early 2015, including tax and surcharges © Oxford University Press (China) Ltd 2015 2 Figure 1b
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Senior Secondary Exploring Geography (Second Edition) Part Test 10: Transport development, planning and management Source: MTR Corporation Limited; Transport and Housing Bureau; Priceline Hong Kong © Oxford University Press (China) Ltd 2015 3
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Senior Secondary Exploring Geography (Second Edition) Part Test 10: Transport development, planning and management a Refer to Table 1a. i Calculate the changing rate of the total length of the MTR system in Hong Kong between 1990 and 2014. (1 mark) ii This change is closely related to the transport policy of the HKSAR government. Describe the transport policy and explain why the government has adopted this policy. (5 marks) b Refer to Figure 1b and Table 1c. i Describe and explain how the external and internal transport patterns of Hong Kong may be changed after the opening of the XRL. (4 marks) ii Explain the economic advantages of building the XRL to Hong Kong. (5 marks) iii Explain the social and environmental problems of building the XRL to Hong Kong. (3 marks) SECTION E: Short essay question (12 marks; suggested time: 30 minutes) Explain how Hong Kong has developed into the logistics hub in the ZDR since the 1980s. Evaluate the effectiveness of building the Hong Kong–Zhuhai–Macao Bridge in sustaining Hong Kong’s status as the regional logistics hub.
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