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Then, now and in between at Tsim Sha Tsui Exit A1

This is the story of a Hong Kong MTR exit – Exit A1 at Tsim Sha Tsui station. December 1979: grand opening of the new station. Information Services Department Reference No.: TA(2)1033 July 2009: much the same. Photo by GABell, […]

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The MTR light rail ‘money train’

The MTR light rail has ticket machine at every stop, with cash boxes that need to be periodically emptied, and the money within transferred back to a central location for processing. The solution – a ‘money train’. Many subway systems […]

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KCR 60 arrives at the Hong Kong Railway Museum

2023 saw a new arrival to the Hong Kong Railway Museum – retired ex-Kowloon Canton Railway EMD diesel locomotive #60 “Peter Quick”. Photo via Sing Tao Daily The retired EMD diesel locomotive was transferred to the Lo Wu locomotive running […]

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MTR’s rolling billboard – the ‘Spectacular Mobile Showcase’

Back in 2005 the MTR unveiled an unusual train to their network – the ‘Spectacular Mobile Showcase’. MTR photo Their media release described it as: Innovative 3D advertising to liven up MTR tracks 2 October 2005 It’s a train. It’s […]

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Farewell to the MTR Intercity Through Train service

After being paused in January 2020 when the border was closed between Hong Kong and Mainland China, in January 2023 it was finally confirmed – the MTR Intercity Through Train service is no more. Rumours started swirling in 2022 about […]

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