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Extending the Ma On Shan line from 4 to 8 car trains

Since the Ma On Shan line opened in December 2004 it has operated as a branch line in the New Territories of Hong Kong, connecting to the rest of the network at Tai Wai station. But nothing stays still in […]

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MTR: Ma On Shan Line

The Ma On Shan Line is quite different to the rest of the MTR network of Hong Kong: the majority of the route is elevated on viaducts so it can weave between apartment blocks, but it also has short stretch of track running down the middle of a freeway. What other surprises lay in store along the line?

Running down the middle of a freeway

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Wu Kai Sha: a suburb of contrasts

During my time in Hong Kong, I spent two weeks staying in Ma On Shan, a new town located on reclaimed land on the shores of Tolo Harbour, in the central part of the New Territories. My Aunt and Uncle’s apartment was 30-odd storeys up in the air, in an building that was 40 storeys high – in other words, a typical Hong Kong suburb.

However, a short walk from the busy town is the beach front village of Wu Kai Sha: which presents a complete contrast to what the average tourist expects.

Windsurfer sets off from the beach at Wu Kai Sha

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