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Building the Shatin to Central Link tunnels at Shek O

On my 2016 trip to Hong Kong I headed to the beach at Shek O and found something odd along the way – a sign for the MTR’s new Shatin to Central Link railway project, despite the nearest piece of track being on the opposite side of Hong Kong Island. So what was the deal?

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Travelling the ‘wrong’ way down the East Rail Line

Given the British influence on Hong Kong road and rail have one thing in common – traffic runs to the left. However for trains this isn’t always so, as this video shows. Filmed at University Station, we see a southbound […]

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Public toilets in MTR stations

Every MTR station seems to be full of shops and other commercial services, but there is one thing that is often lacking – public toilets! The reason for this goes back to the original design of the system in the […]

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Flood doors at MTR station entrances

You will find MTR station entrances all across Hong Kong – but there is one important thing that all of these have in common – a way to keep floodwaters out. When entrances reach ground level, whether in the middle […]

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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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