Riding the Hong Kong MTR in 1993

Here is another YouTube find – this time footage of the Mass Transit Railway during 1993-1994, filmed by the same person behind the KCR ride to Lu Wu.

A quick synopsis:

  • 0:01 – original-condition entrance staircase to Tsim Sha Tsui station
  • 0:03 – single journey ticket machines
  • 0:09 – turnstiles without Octopus card capability
  • 0:13 – original condition Metro Cammell EMU arrives into the platform at Tsim Sha Tsui, with no screen doors
  • 0:34 – passengers empty out of the train
  • 0:38 – onboard the train
  • 0:50 – door closing chimes
  • 1:08 – ‘Metro Cammell England’ brand on the door treads
  • 1:15 – inside an almost empty train
  • 1:22 – train departs Central station
  • 2:02 – riding the escalators
  • 2:14 – train arrives at Central station
  • 2:45 – Sheung Wan station with a departing train
  • 3:00 – changing platforms at Quarry Bay station
  • 3:12 – riding a train towards North Point
  • 3:28 – departing Wan Chai
  • 4:00 – single journey ticket machines
  • 4:02 – station concourse at Admiralty
  • 4:08 – Lippo Centre at Admiralty and passing trams
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2 Responses to Riding the Hong Kong MTR in 1993

  1. xahldera says:

    Brings back many fun memories of when I was in Hong Kong on holiday around that time when I was still in Primary/Elementary Grade school. Simpler times in those days although the city still seems as busy then as it does now.

    • It brings back memories to my – my first visit to Hong Kong was in 1998, when Metro Cammell EMUs were still in original condition, and platform screen doors had yet to be retrofitted to stations.

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