A report on East Rail line and Hung Hom station

A Hyundai Rotem R-train EMU at Fanling station
East Rail line platforms
A Hyundai Rotem R-train EMU at Fanling station
Lobby of Hung Hom 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

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

- Hung Hom station

These longer distance passenger services (dubbed "Through Trains") start at Hung Hom and end at their termini in the mainland.

- East Rail line
A Hyundai Rotem R-train EMU at Fanling station

12 related topics with Alpha

Overall

MTR

8 links

Major public transport network serving :Hong Kong.

Major public transport network serving :Hong Kong.

"Preferred system" route map in 1970
Modified Initial System's route map
An Airport Express train
The Tseung Kwan O line was opened in 2002 to serve new housing developments. Pictured is Po Lam station, the northern terminus of the line.
The multiple cross-platform-interchange system between Tiu Keng Leng station and Yau Tong station
A Disneyland Resort line train at Disneyland Resort station
Maritime Square, one of the major properties financing the MTR
MTR's high-speed rail service was launched on 23 September 2018. The image shows an MTR Vibrant Express train at Guangzhou South railway station
The future MTR map once all current projects are completed
Development of Hong Kong's railways (MTR)
Schöma diesel locomotives as used by MTR for work trains
One of the double-decker feeder buses run by KMB
Compartment for new signalling equipment on an MTR train
MTR Headquarters Building, Telford Gardens
Platform screen doors at Tung Chung station
Live art performances in the subway connecting Hong Kong station and Central station
Mainland Chinese parallel traders outside Sheung Shui station
Citizens trying to stop the gate from closing at Kwun Tong station on 24 August 2019, when a protest has just started nearby. They were also demanding the senior management of MTR to come out and provide a valid reason for the closure of stations.
An MTR ticket gate with an Octopus reader
Ticket and add-value machines

After the merger, the MTR network included three more lines—East Rail line, West Rail line, and Ma On Shan line (now the Tuen Ma line)—as well as the light rail network and Guangdong through train to Guangzhou.

The second and final section of the line was completed and opened on 27 June 2021, linking the previously opened Tuen Ma Line Phase One and the West Rail Line together connecting from Kai Tak station to Hung Hom station.

A CRRC Changchun EMU train approaching Hin Keng station

Tuen Ma Line

5 links

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

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

A CRRC Changchun EMU 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.

A West Rail line IKK train arriving at Kam Sheung Road station in June 2008

West Rail line

5 links

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

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

Coloured magenta on the MTR map, the line ran from Tuen Mun to Hung Hom, with a total length of 35.7 km, in 37 minutes.

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.

Sha Tin to Central Link

4 links

Extension of the MTR rapid transit network.

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 first section, named “Tuen Ma line (Phase 1)”, runs from Tai Wai station in the New Territories to Hung Hom station in Kowloon.

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.

Kowloon–Canton Railway

4 links

Railway network in Hong Kong.

Railway network in Hong Kong.

£100 bond issued as part of a £1.5 million loan for the Chinese section
South portal of (Old) Beacon Hill Tunnel in 1910
Extract from the Hongkong Government Gazette, 7 October 1910
Chinese and British officials celebrate the laying of the foundation stone for the Chinese Section at the Canton Terminus in 1909
Early railway network of China
War Department Austerity 2-8-0 Locomotive acquired in 1947
Interior of a refurbished Metro-Cammell EMU on the East Rail line
Map of the KCR network before the railway merger (grey lines belong to the MTR network)
Interior of the SP1900 EMU, one of the newer trains on East Rail and West Rail lines
KCR Feeder Bus in service.
Opening Ceremony at Tsim Sha Tsui on 1 October 1910
Original route of KCR line in Kowloon
Acting Governor, Sir Henry May, and his wife inspect the tracks of the British Section at Lo Wu on 1 October 1910
Acting Governor, Sir Henry May, and guests at Lo Wu on 1 October 1910
One of the first two locomotives, built in 1909 by Kitson & Co.

The railway was formally opened on Saturday, 1 October 1910, but without a terminus, this event being officially recorded by way of a notice in the following Friday's Hong Kong Government Gazette.

Temporary stations were built at Hung Hom and Lo Wu, with permanent stations being built at Sha Tin, Fanling and Tai Po (later named Tai Po Kau), and a flag stop at Tai Po Market (aka.Tai Po New Market, Tai Wo Market) which shortly became a proper station for passenger service.

Kinki Sharyo SP1950 EMU running on viaduct near

Ma On Shan line

4 links

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

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

Kinki Sharyo SP1950 EMU running on viaduct near
A Ma On Shan line train stopping at Wu Kai Sha station
Platform 2 City One station.
The concourse of the Wu Kai Sha station of the Ma On Shan line
Interior of a passenger car of Ma On Shan line SP1950 train, built by Kinki Sharyo
Walkway connecting Tai Wai station platforms <span style="color:#{{rcr|MTR|East Rail}};">2 and <span style="color:#{{rcr|MTR|Ma On Shan}};">3
Tai Wai depot. Note the KCRC logo of pre-merger times
EMU stopped at Tai Wai station

Coloured brown on the MTR map, the line acted as a branch of the East Rail line that connects the new towns of Sha Tin and Ma On Shan in the northeastern New Territories.

Under Phase 1 the Sha Tin to Central Link project, the Ma On Shan line would be extended from Tai Wai station to Hung Hom station via East Kowloon, with six new intermediate stations, including interchanges with the Kwun Tong line at Diamond Hill and Ho Man Tin, an additional interchange with the East Rail line at Hung Hom, and a new station, Hin Keng, serving Sha Tin.

East Tsim Sha Tsui station

4 links

Station of the Mass Transit Railway system of Hong Kong.

Station of the Mass Transit Railway system of Hong Kong.

Concourse in May 2013
Exit J in July 2010
Exit L3 in December 2009
Exit L5 in February 2010
Exit P1 in December 2006 (before the MTR–KCR merger)
Exit J in August 2020
Exit L5 in February 2021
Exit P1 in June 2010

The distance from Hung Hom to the station is about one kilometre with the journey time of around two minutes.

East Tsim Sha Tsui was opened on 24 October 2004 as a southward extension of the KCR East Rail from, symbolising the return of the railway to the Tsim Sha Tsui area after 30 years.

Tsim Sha Tsui

4 links

Urban area in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Urban area in southern Kowloon, Hong Kong.

Tsim Sha Tsui, seen from Hong Kong Island.
The position of Tsim Sha Tsui (pink) during Ming dynasty
Aerial view of Tsim Sha Tsui in early 20th century. The Kowloon station (low left corner), the former Marine Police Headquarters (on the hill inland behind the station), and the Peninsula Hotel (centre)
The southern tip of Tsim Sha Tsui, with the Hong Kong China Ferry Terminal and Harbour City.
The Peninsula Hong Kong and its office towers.
Neon signs in Nathan Road, Tsim Sha Tsui.
Gucci store in the Tsim Sha Tsui section of Canton Road.
1881 Heritage
Overview of Kowloon Park.
The Former Kowloon-Canton Railway Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui is a famous landmark of Hong Kong.
The Tsim Sha Tsui Pier of the Star Ferry, with Hong Kong Island in the background.
Tsim Sha Tsui Clocktower Neighbourhood Police Service
Tsim Sha Tsui East.
Salisbury Road in East Tsim Sha Tsui.
The Salisbury, YMCA of Hong Kong
Hong Kong Cultural Centre
The Avenue of Stars
The waterfront of the Hong Kong Island on the opposite coast of the Victoria Harbour, as seen from Tsim Sha Tsui
Hong Kong Museum of History
The Hong Kong Museum of Art
Signal Hill Tower

The rails extended along the western reclamation parallel to Chatham Road, with old Hung Hom station near the Gun Club Hill Barracks at the junction of Chatham Road and Austin Road.

Another station, East Tsim Sha Tsui station, opened in late 2004 as a southern extension of the East Rail line from Hung Hom station.

Lo Wu station

1 links

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.

Even with this system in place, passengers may have to wait for the next train to arrive before they can travel back towards Hung Hom, as alternate trains pull into each paired platform.

Kowloon railway station (KCR)

2 links

The former southern terminus of the Kowloon–Canton Railway .

The former southern terminus of the Kowloon–Canton Railway .

The Clock Tower in Tsim Sha Tsui is a famous landmark of Kowloon.
Kowloon station circa 1914
Six pillars of the former station building, now in the Urban Council Centenary Garden.

The new Kowloon station was renamed to its present name, Hung Hom, in the late 1990s.

After its relocation to Hung Hom (also replacing the old Hung Hom station) in 1974, and until 1994, "Kowloon" had been the name of present-day Hung Hom station, the new southern terminus of the KCR, the railway which was renamed KCR East Rail in the late 1990s.