East Rail’s first cross-harbour train departs

Railway enthusiasts reported queueing all night to be part of history as the first ever service on the cross-harbour section of the MTR's East Rail Line departed early on Sunday morning. Some people joining the service at the new Exhibition Centre station said they'd joined the line at 10pm on...

Govt tight-lipped on high-speed rail line subsidies

Transport officials on Friday wouldn't disclose how much money the MTR has been given to compensate it for losses due to the suspension of high-speed rail services to the mainland. Cross-border express trains from the West Kowloon terminus have been suspended since January 30, 2020 because of the Covid pandemic....

Train services on Disneyland Resort Line suspended

The MTR announced on Tuesday morning that train services between Sunny Bay and Disneyland Resort stations have been suspended due to a power supply disruption. The railway company says the disruption was caused by an overhead line equipment problem on the Disneyland Resort Line. It says repairs are expected to...

Kwun Tong line services return to normal

The MTR Corporation said on Saturday that services have returned to normal after problems at Yau Tong Station affected the Kwung Tong line. It said it temporarily closed the Yau Tong station and suspended train services between Tiu Keng Leng and Kwun Tong on the Kwun Tong line, following what...

Ferry, bus services suspended, MTR still running

Transport services were disrupted by the advent of tropical storm Lionrock after the Observatory issued the number 8 signal on Saturday morning, with ferry services suspended and speed limits cut for major bridges. The Transport Department urged motorists to drive carefully, pay special attention to traffic and transport arrangements and...

Welfare funding review fails expectations: union

A union representing employees of social welfare organisations on Sunday said it’s disappointed by the results of a four-year review into the government's funding mechanism, criticising it for not going far enough. The Social Welfare Employees Union said the 82-page report, released by a government-appointed task force on Monday, failed...

Mixed reviews for new MTR line on full opening day

The MTR's Tuen Ma Line has drawn mixed reviews on the first day of its full operation, with rail enthusiasts and residents happy about the convenience it offers, but others worried about a loss of business. With the opening of two new stations, Sung Wong Toi and To Kwa Wan,...

CE rides Tuen Ma line ahead of service’s launch

Chief Executive Carrie Lam on Saturday officiated at the launch of the final section of the Tuen Ma line, a day before trains start carrying people on the 56-kilometre long route. When it opens to passengers on Sunday, the Tuen Ma line will become the longest in Hong Kong, connecting...

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,...

MTR’s Tuen Ma Line to get going on June 27

Hong Kong's newest MTR line will be fully operational from June 27, the government announced on Friday. While part of the Tuen Ma Line opened last year, the latest extension will see the opening of two new stations, To Kwa Wan and Sung Wong Toi. The West Rail Line will...

MTR closes in on Tuen Ma Line opening

The MTR Corporation has said testing is complete on the next phase of its Tuen Ma Line, with reports late on Wednesday suggesting it could open as soon as the end of June. The long-delayed project will see phase one of the line, covering the former Ma On Shan Line...