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Testing MTR trains in the green fields of England

Hong Kong’s MTR trains usually spend their days running back and forth through dark tunnels, but for one early train it experienced something quite different – the green fields of England. 1978: A Hong Kong Metro pictured while being tested […]

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MTR Airport Service Platform at Chek Lap Kok

On the MTR network there is a station that trains stop at, but passengers cannot use – the Airport Service Platform on Chek Lap Kok. GAKEI.com photo The MTR Airport Express began service on 6 July 1998, the opening date […]

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Baggage handing on the MTR Airport Express

The most novel feature of the MTR Airport Express service linking Hong Kong and Kowloon with Hong Kong International Airport is the “In-Town Check-In” service – drop off your baggage and receive a boarding pass from the airline counter at […]

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Delivering new trains to Hong Kong’s rail network

Hong Kong doesn’t build their own rail vehicles, so they need to be imported from overseas. But how do they arrive? Off the boat Trains for the pre-merger KCR network have historically been unloaded at the wharf at Hung Hom, […]

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Hidden track connections between MTR lines

Thanks to the sheer size of the network, travelling from one side of Hong Kong to another on the MTR usually involves a change of train somewhere along the way. But what if it was possible to stay on one train the entire way? This is actually possible – but with a number of caveats.

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