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Monthly Archives: December 2010
The Disneyland Resort Line is a 3.4 km long branch railway that connects Hong Kong Disneyland to the rest of the MTR network. Unlike the rest of the MTR, the Disneyland Resort Line is the one to operate without a driver: even the door operation is automatic. So what else is different about it?
Following on from the Tung Chung Line, I’ll move onto the Airport Express line – as previously described, the line shares track with the suburban service but skips a lot of the stations. The main attraction of the Airport Express service is the provision of In Town Check In for passengers heading out to the airport: before boarding the train you can check in your baggage and receive your boarding pass from the airline counters at the railway station, so you don’t need to worry about your bags until the airport luggage reclaim at your final destination.
The Tung Chung Line is a pretty different from the rest of the MTR network: the majority of it is located at ground level like a conventional railway, and it shares a lot of track with the Airport Express which operates on a different stopping pattern. So what else is there to see?
The final part of “urban” MTR lines is the Tsuen Wan Line: it starts at Central with an interchange with the Island Line then continues north through Kowloon, with interchanges provided with the Kwun Tong, Tung Chung and West Rail lines, before reaching the final terminus at Tsuen Wan.