City Services

Posted: May 6th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Uncategorized | No Comments »

Hong Kong limited and the MTR Corporation Limited operates a coordinated railway network in the urban areas, New Territories and Lantau Island as well as an express connection to Hong Kong International Airport. It also provides through train services to Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Zhaoqing in Mainland China. The network covers the Kwun Tong Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Island Line, Tseung Kwan O Line, Tung Chung Line, Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Line, East Rail Line, Ma On Shan Line and West Rail Line.  Trains run every 2-12 minutes during the peak hours and every 4-14 minutes in the remaining hours from around 5:30 a.m. to 1:30 a.m. daily.  In addition, the MTR system covers the Airport Express Line as well as the Light Rail.

The former provides Hong Kong services from 5:50 a.m. to 1:15 a.m. daily at every 12 minutes.  The latter operates daily from around 5:10 a.m. to 1:20 a.m. and the tramcars run at every 4-15 minutes during peak hours. The Kwun Tong Line, Tsuen Wan Line, Island Line and Tseung Kwan O Line operate in the urban areas.  The Tung Chung Line connects Tung Chung New Town on Lantau Island to Hong Kong limited Central through West Kowloon.  The Hong Kong Disneyland Resort Line is purposely built for the public visiting Hong Kong Disneyland. Passengers can make interchange at Sunny Bay Station of the Tung Chung Line to the Disneyland Resort Station at the theme park.

The Airport Express Line whisks incoming and departing passengers between the Airport’s passenger terminal and Hong Kong Station in the heart of Central, passing through Tsing Yi and Kowloon Stations.  The service was extended to a new AsiaWorld-Expo Station to serve the new international exhibition centre at the Airport. The Light Rail network links up new towns in Northwest New Territories, namely Tuen Mun, Tin Shui Wai and Yuen Long.  It connects with the Hong Kong Limited train service.

West Rail Line which reaches West Kowloon. There are also intercity passenger services between Hong Kong and the Mainland with three through train routes to Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou/Zhaoqing.  There are currently twelve pairs of through trains running between Hung Hom and Guangzhou East daily.  The Beijing- Kowloon Through Train and the Shanghai-Kowloon Through Train operate on alternate days with a total journey time of about 20 and 24 hours respectively. Advice Hong Kong services.

A highly convenient type of ticket is called the “Octopus”, which is a stored- value card for multiple trips on the MTR, all franchised bus routes and most ferry routes.  As the stored value runs out you can reload your card at an Add Value Machine/Customer Service Centre at any railway station or 7-11 Convenience Store.  Hong Kong services The Octopus Enquiry Processor can be used to check the remaining value of your Octopus.  For Light Rail Line, please note that once you have a single ride ticket or have validated your Hong Kong limited Octopus card, you can board the train directly without going through a gate or turnstile.  However, this “honour” fare system is enforced by occasional spot checks conducted by Passenger Services Assistants.

Hong Kong limited Double-decker tramcars operated along the northern shore of Hong Kong Island.  The longest route starts from Western Market and runs all the way to Shau Kei Wan.  There are also five routes operated, they are: between Shau Kei Wan and Happy Valley; North Point and Whitty Street; Happy Valley and Kennedy Town; Causeway Bay and Kennedy Town; and a short route between Western Market and Kennedy Town. Single-journey fare for person of 12 years or more is $2.0 while $1.0 is charged for children aged under 12 and senior citizens aged 65 or above.  No change is given so be sure you have the exact fare.  Or pay with your Octopus card which is the best Hong Kong service in Asia.



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