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Trains, trams, buses, ferries – how does one get around in Hong Kong?

Scale models of Kai Tak Airport

Unfortunately for aviation enthusiasts Kai Tak Airport no longer exists, but it does live on in model form. Photo via ‘The Diecast Flyer’ Donald Gardner from ‘The Diecast Flyer’ has the full story on the model. Hu Chow has created … Continue reading

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Public toilets in MTR stations

Every MTR station seems to be full of shops and other commercial services, but there is one thing that is often lacking – public toilets! The reason for this goes back to the original design of the system in the … Continue reading

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Flood doors at MTR station entrances

You will find MTR station entrances all across Hong Kong – but there is one important thing that all of these have in common – a way to keep floodwaters out. When entrances reach ground level, whether in the middle … Continue reading

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Finding the last KCR ‘Yellow Head’ train

For almost two decades, the mainstay of the Kowloon Canton Railway was their fleet of Metro Cammell EMUs, nicknamed ‘Yellow Head’ (黃頭) for the colour of their driving cabs. Photo by Joseph K.K. Lee / gakei.com As originally built, each … Continue reading

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1970s KCR proposal for double deck carriages

For decades the Kowloon–Canton Railway was a quiet single track railway, with a handful of passenger trains heading along the line linking the villages of the New Territories to the urban heart of Kowloon. But the development of the New … Continue reading

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