Tag Archives: East Rail

Platform gap fillers on the MTR East Rail line

The East Rail line has the widest gaps between train and platform on the MTR network, the route having opened to passengers in 1910 as the Kowloon-Canton Railway. In the years that followed and the system modernised, with attempts made […]

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Revisited: rail accidents in Hong Kong

My last look at railway accidents in Hong Kong was 2012, but the MTR isn’t making my job easy – they’ve managed to crash two trains so far during 2019. UPDATE: Immediately after I published this post, MTR have crashed […]

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New Shatin to Central Link platforms at Hung Hom station

Ever since construction started on the MTR Shatin to Central Link project, I’ve had one big question – how would the two new lines interface at Hung Hom station, and interface with the new and existing tunnels? MTR diagram The […]

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Travelling the ‘wrong’ way down the East Rail Line

Given the British influence on Hong Kong road and rail have one thing in common – traffic runs to the left. However for trains this isn’t always so, as this video shows. Filmed at University Station, we see a southbound […]

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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 […]

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