Tag Archives: New Territories

1970s KCR proposal for double deck carriages

For decades the Kowloon–Canton Railway was a quiet single track railway, with a handful of passenger trains heading along the line linking the villages of the New Territories to the urban heart of Kowloon. But the development of the New […]

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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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Overtaking moves on the MTR East Rail Line

Two kinds of trains share the East Rail Line in Hong Kong – ordinary stopping-all-stations MTR trains that run every few minutes, and the ‘Intercity Through Train’ that runs express from Hung Hom into Mainland China. But how do fast and slow trains coexist on a 34 kilometre long route with only two tracks?

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Named trains of the MTR Light Rail

Trains in Hong Kong don’t have very much character – they all look much the same, with only their fleet numbers setting them apart. But on the MTR Light Rail network, there was an exception – a pair of light rail vehicles that were given their own names.

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If your car breaks down in Hong Kong…

You have bought your car, filled it up with petrol, and gone for a cruise around the roads of Hong Kong – now it is time to hope you don’t break down!

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