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

Trailer cars on the MTR Light Rail

Out in the New Territories of Hong Kong the MTR Light Rail system operates a relatively homogeneous fleet of light rail vehicles, split up into five ‘Phases’ delivered between 1988 and 2022. But there is one oddity in the fleet […]

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The return of cross-boundary freight trains to Hong Kong

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world greatly in the past few years, and in March 2022 it saw the return of something gone for a decade – freight trains between Hong Kong and China. Hong Kong Government photo The […]

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When Hongkong Post rode the rails to China

There was once a time when Hongkong Post used the MTR East Rail line to transport mail across the border into Mainland China. This is the story of these trains. Photo by MJ2927 via hkrail.fandom.com Some history The completion of […]

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Coupling new and old on the East Rail line

A few years ago I found a photo of an original KCR ‘Yellow Head’ EMU coupled up to a refurbished classmate, but here is a more modern example – coupling a Metro Cammell EMU up to a brand new Hyundai […]

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MTR JMD1200FX diesel electric locomotives

I’ve written about MTR’s fleet of maintenance and work trains before, but it turns out there is one class of diesel electric locomotives I’ve missed – the JMD1200FX units used on the Hong Kong Express Rail Link. Jiangsu Jinchuang Vehicle […]

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