Monthly Archives: March 2011

China Railways 25T class carriages

Yesterday I posted a quick guide to Chinese railway carriages, today is a post about a specific class of carriage: the ’25T’ class. These carriages are used on longer distance trains in China, such as the overnight trains from Hong … Continue reading

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A quick guide to Chinese railway carriages

In my recent post about Hong Kong’s intercity through trains I mentioned the use of locomotive hauled carriages: here is a quick guide to identifying them…

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Hong Kong’s ‘Intercity Through Train’

After taking a journey on a MTR train along the East Rail line, now it is time to see some real trains, and get a foreign language lesson in the process.

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Travelling ‘First Class’ on the MTR

First Class travel by train can be found all over the world, but the MTR East Rail line in Hong Kong is one of the more interesting examples. For a start, the railway operates as a mass transit service…

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MTR East Rail Line: the trains

Today the MTR trains used on the East Rail line are the longest in Hong Kong, being 12-cars long, while other lines only use train sets up to 8-cars long. But what else sets them apart from the rest of the fleet?

The two types of train on the East Rail line

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