Tag Archives: Kowloon

A short history of the KTT

Today, a short history of the recently retired ‘KTT’ train once used on the MTR Intercity Through Train service. In the 1990s patronage on the cross-border train service between Hong Kong and China was growing, thanks to the introduction of […]

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‘The Queen Was Here’ plaque at Hung Hom station

A few years ago I visited Hung Hom station, and found a curious plaque in a forgotten corner of the concourse, the text on it stating “This plaque was unveiled by Her Majesty The Queen on 5th Mary 1975 to […]

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Playing ‘where’s the car’ on the streets of Hong Kong

I recently saw a car advertisement where the first thing I noticed wasn’t the car, but the backdrop. I swear it was somewhere in Hong Kong, but I couldn’t quite pick the location. So where could it be? Time to […]

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Extending West Rail line trains from 7 to 8 cars

Hong Kong’s rail network is being transformed by the Shatin to Central Link project, with one of those changes being the expansion of trains on the West Rail line from 7 to 8 cars. Some history The story of West […]

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Cycling in Hong Kong

Hong Kong isn’t known as a cycling city – for transport or for leisure. But if you take a closer look, you’ll eventually find them. Hong Kong Island and Kowloon Delivering packages to a shop. Gas bottles. Crossing Nathan Road […]

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