Hong Kong’s train transport: update

This is a brief post updating the scene of Hong Kong’s major mode of transportation – train. 

Previously, Hong Kong’s train transport had two systems, that under the KCRC (Kowloon Canton Railway Corporation), which controlled the current East Rail line from Hung Hom to Lo Wu, and that under the MTRC (Mass Transit Railway Corporation), which was basically the city’s underground train system across Kowloon and Hong Kong Island. 

Late last year, the two corporations merged to become the MTR. So now all the train stations in Hong Kong are called MTR stations, regardless of being underground or not. 

Starting only a few days ago, with the bid to integrate the two systems, passengers can use one ticket for riding across different train lines, without going out of the station and going in again at some major transferal stations such as Kowloon Tong. 

Check out the MTR website for more info.

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