Tag Archives: Mass Transit Railway

Operating divisions of the MTR rail network

To the everyday passenger Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway network comes across as a single system. But from an operational and technology perspective, it is actually a number of smaller systems. One grouping is the “Urban Lines” (URL) or 市區綫 […]

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Refurbishing the MTR Phase I Light Rail Vehicles

In 2008 the MTR Corporation accounted the refurbishment of oldest members of the Light Rail fleet – the Comeng-built Phase I Light Rail Vehicles that entered serivce in 1988. The 8 July 2008 media release marking their 20 years of […]

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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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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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Flood gates inside the MTR cross harbour tunnels

MTR trains passes beneath Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbour through four immersed tube tunnels – but should one of these tunnels be breached, massive flood gates are ready to be deployed, to protect the rest of the network. They hide inside […]

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