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New ‘lift only’ MTR station entrances

On December 28, 2014 the new West Island Line of the MTR opened, extending the existing Island Line to the western end of Hong Kong Island at Kennedy Town. Along the way are two intermediate stations – Sai Ying Pun and HKU – which both feature something new on the rail network of Hong Kong: ‘lift-only entrances’.

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Disabled access on the Hong Kong MTR

For a railway network built only a few decades ago, access for disabled people to Hong Kong’s Mass Transit Railway leaves something to be desired. With much of the original network only recently made accessible, why did stairs and escalators rule the system?

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Victoria Peak (and the tram to the top)

I mentioned Victoria Peak in passing in a recent post about places to see the Hong Kong skyline: but how do you actually get up there? It turns out you have a few options: the Peak Tram is just one of them.

Only part way up the hill
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