East Rail line

A Hyundai Rotem R-train EMU at Fanling station
A Metro Cammell MLR EMU
SP1900 EMU at Fo Tan station
Sheung Shui station platform
Tai Po Market station concourse
Sha Tin station platform
Now-defunct platform of Hung Hom station, which served as the southern terminus before the extension to Admiralty
First Class area in Hyundai Rotem EMU on the East Rail line

One of ten lines of the Mass Transit Railway system in Hong Kong.

- East Rail line

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Admiralty station (MTR)

Mass Transit Railway station in Admiralty, Hong Kong.

The platforms are wide enough for a very large number of passengers to change trains at the same time.
Platform livery
Art Work "Sense of Green" located between Level L5 and L6
Admiralty (West) Public Transport Interchange at Admiralty station, near at Exit B.
South Island line Platform 5
South Island line Platform 6
New toilets on Level 5 in paid area
An image of when SCL platforms were still behind hoardings
Crowd waiting to transfer train at Admiralty
The busiest part of Admiralty during the evening peak hour – Tsuen Wan line platform for Tsuen Wan-bound train

Served by the East Rail line, the Tsuen Wan line, the Island line, and the South Island line, Admiralty is a major interchange station within the MTR network.

West Rail line

Rapid transit line that formed part of the Mass Transit Railway system in Hong Kong until 27 June 2021.

A West Rail line IKK train arriving at Kam Sheung Road station in June 2008
Long Ping station platform in December 2008
West Rail line Pat Heung Section in November 2009
Appearance of Tsuen Wan West station in January 2010
Hung Hom station Platform 2 in April 2014

It was designed to suburban rail standards similar to that of KCR's first line, now the East Rail line, anticipating freight and intercity services to Mainland China, although the latter role was ultimately superseded by the Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong Express Rail Link Hong Kong section as part of the China Railway High-speed network.

Tuen Ma line

Rapid transit line that forms part of the Mass Transit Railway system in Hong Kong.

A train approaching Hin Keng station
Geographically accurate map of the Tuen Ma line
The sign bearing the name "EWL" (東西綫) that was found at Ho Man Tin Station during construction.
View of the new tracks of the Tuen Ma Line connecting the former Ma On Shan and West Rail lines at the southern end of Hung Hom station in 2019.

There are six interchange stations: Tai Wai and Hung Hom with the East Rail line, Diamond Hill and Ho Man Tin with the Kwun Tong line, Nam Cheong with the Tung Chung line and Mei Foo with the Tsuen Wan line.

Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation

Established in 1982 under the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation Ordinance for the purposes of operating the Kowloon–Canton Railway (KCR), and to construct and operate other new railways.

KCR tickets
Chart showing net profits of KCR from 1983 to 2014
Chart showing fixed and variable annual payments made to KCRC by MTR
KCRC House in Fo Tan served as corporate headquarters since the building opened in 1995.

In October 2004 the KCR East Rail (now the East Rail line on the MTR network) was extended from Hung Hom station to East Tsim Sha Tsui station, enabling KCR services to return to a location close to the original 1910 KCR terminus.

Hung Hom station

Passenger railway station in Hung Hom, Kowloon, Hong Kong.

East Rail line platforms
Lobby of Hung Hom station

It is an interchange station between the East Rail line and the Tuen Ma line domestic services of the MTR network, as well as the southern terminus of cross-border through trains to mainland China.

Sheung Shui station

Former Sheung Shui station concourse, before refurbishment of Lok Ma Chau extension project
The extension of platform 2 with former KCR livery
Exit A3

Sheung Shui (pronounced:, literally "Above-water") is the penultimate northbound station on the East Rail line in Hong Kong.


English manufacturer of railway carriages, locomotives and railway wagons, based in Saltley, and subsequently Washwood Heath, in Birmingham.

A door step plate from a unit of London Underground 1973 Stock, built by Metro-Cammell
Second class coach of 1854, built by Joseph Wright and Sons, now in Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
Flirt II, a WWI Mark IV "Female" tank, built by Metropolitan
British Rail Class 156 "Super Sprinter" diesel multiple unit
London Underground 1973 Stock
London Underground 1995 Stock
Glasgow Subway metro train
MTR East Rail Metro Cammell EMU (as refurbished 1996–1999)
The Birmingham International maglev shuttle 1984–1995

The company designed and built trains for the railways in the United Kingdom and overseas, including the Mass Transit Railway of Hong Kong, Kowloon–Canton Railway (now East Rail line), the Channel Tunnel, and the Tyne and Wear Metro, and locomotives for Malaysia's Keretapi Tanah Melayu.

Lo Wu station

Lo Wu is the northern terminus of the East Rail line (Kowloon-Canton Railway) of Hong Kong, located in Lo Wu within the Closed Area on Hong Kong's northern frontier.

Lok Ma Chau station

Lok Ma Chau is the northwestern terminus in Lok Ma Chau on the Lok Ma Chau Spur Line, a branch line of the East Rail line of Hong Kong's MTR network, which was built to alleviate the immigration checkpoint between Hong Kong and mainland China's Shenzhen at Lo Wu station.

Sha Tin to Central Link

Extension of the MTR rapid transit network.

While heavy road traffic on the surface, train tunnel is building underneath at Causeway Bay section
Expansion of City One platform with new platform gates, allowing 8-coach trains to stop
All existing SP1900 EMU trains were transferred to and now operated on the East West Corridor
The R-train will operate on the North South Corridor
The TML C-train will operate on the East West Corridor
The route of the Sha Tin to Central Link, per the 2008 revised proposal

The second section (Phase 2) extended the East Rail line from Hung Hom in Kowloon to Admiralty on Hong Kong Island and opened on 15 May 2022.