Monthly Archives: December 2010

MTR: Disneyland Resort Line

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?

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MTR: Airport Express

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.

Planes, trains and automobiles Continue reading

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MTR: Tung Chung Line

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?

Airport Express running not quite express: stopped as a Tung Chung line train was allowed through first from Sunny Bay Continue reading

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MTR: Tsuen Wan Line

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.

Northbound train arrives into Tsuen Wan to terminate Continue reading

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MTR: Kwun Tong Line

Continuing on from the Tseung Kwan O Line mentioned in the previous post, the Kwun Tong Line is a bit more interesting, with a mix of viaducts and tunnels, and a collection of interesting track layouts through stations.

Tangle of elevated freeway between Lam Tin and Kwun Tong, the MTR viaduct on the bottom of the stack Continue reading

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