Tag Archives: New Territories

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!

Getting your car serviced in Hong Kong Continue reading

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Riding the Kowloon Canton Railway in 1993

Here is another find from YouTube – footage from a ride on the Kowloon Canton Railway circa 1993. The first half of the video covers the journey from Kowloon Station to Lo Wu and a look across the border into mainland China, while the return trip ends at Kowloon Tong station. Continue reading

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Railfanning on the MTR East Rail line

After ‘What should I go and see in Hong Kong?’ the most common question I am asked is ‘Where can I go to take photos of trains in Hong Kong?’. So here is a cleaned up version of an email I sent to a reader some time ago, detailing photography locations along the MTR East Rail Line.

Passing the lake at Tai Po Kau Continue reading

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Rail accidents in Hong Kong

Railway accidents in Hong Kong are extremely uncommon, and scrapping of rolling stock due to collision damage is even rarer. So how many railway accidents have occurred in Hong Kong over the years? Continue reading

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Public safety advertisements and the KCR Light Rail

Hong Kong’s MTR Light Rail system is something I have written about previously, due to it being one of the more interesting places for a railfan to explore. A unique feature of the Light Rail is the numerous level crossings, which unlike the slower moving Hong Kong Tramways, require motorists and pedestrians to share the road with fast moving light rail vehicles. For these reasons when the Light Rail system commenced operations in 1988, a series of public safety advertisements aired on Hong Kong television to raise awareness of the safe way to behave around the new mode of transport.

Phase 1 LRV 1019 passing 'village houses' at San Hui Continue reading

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