Trains begin running on the Tuen Ma Line

Trains have begun operating on the MTR’s new Tuen Ma Line, that runs between Wu Kai Sha and Tuen Mun.

The MTR had arranged a special train at 5.50 am on Sunday from Sung Wong Toi station to Tuen Mun. Over a hundred people waited outside Sung Wong Toi station, where MTR management held a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

By merging the existing West Rail and the Ma On Shan lines at Hung Hom, via two new stations at To Kwa Wan and Sung Wong Toi, the Tuen Ma Line links the East and West New Territories. It is now Hong Kong’s longest line, being 56 kilometres in length with 27 stations.

On Saturday, the Chief Executive Carrie Lam made a trip between the two new stations, saying the government would continue to improve the SAR’s transportation network.

The line was scheduled for completion in 2019 but faced a series of delays, due to a shoddy work scandal at Hung Hom and the discovery of relics.