A report on MTR and East Rail line

A Hyundai Rotem R-train EMU at Fanling station
"Preferred system" route map in 1970
A Hyundai Rotem R-train EMU at Fanling station
Modified Initial System's route map
A Metro Cammell MLR EMU
An Airport Express train
SP1900 EMU at Fo Tan station
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.
Sheung Shui station platform
The multiple cross-platform-interchange system between Tiu Keng Leng station and Yau Tong station
Tai Po Market station concourse
A Disneyland Resort line train at Disneyland Resort station
Sha Tin station platform
Maritime Square, one of the major properties financing the MTR
Now-defunct platform of Hung Hom station, which served as the southern terminus before the extension to Admiralty
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
First Class area in Hyundai Rotem EMU on the East Rail line
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

The East Rail line is one of ten lines of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system in Hong Kong.

- East Rail line

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.

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Sha Tin to Central Link

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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 Sha Tin to Central Link (abbreviated SCL; ) is an extension of the MTR rapid transit network.

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.

East Rail line platforms

Hung Hom station

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

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 cross-border through trains to mainland China.

A CRRC Changchun EMU train approaching Hin Keng station

Tuen Ma Line

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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.

The Tuen Ma Line is a rapid transit line that forms part of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system in Hong Kong.

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

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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

The West Rail line was a rapid transit line that formed part of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system in Hong Kong until 27 June 2021.

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.

Kinki Sharyo SP1950 EMU running on viaduct near

Ma On Shan line

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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

The Ma On Shan line was a rapid transit line that formed part of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system in Hong Kong.

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.

East Tsim Sha Tsui station

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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

East Tsim Sha Tsui is a station of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system of Hong Kong.

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.

Exterior view of Austin station

Kowloon Southern Link

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Exterior view of Austin station
Map of the Kowloon Southern Link before 2021, as part of the West Rail line (in purple)
Kowloon Southern Link construction site in June 2009

The Kowloon Southern link is a section of the MTR Tuen Ma line, linking Nam Cheong station and East Tsim Sha Tsui station.

The project was originally proposed and carried out by Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) to link the KCR West Rail that terminated at Nam Cheong station to the KCR East Rail at Hung Hom station.

Admiralty station (MTR)

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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

Admiralty is a Mass Transit Railway (MTR) station in Admiralty, Hong Kong.

Served by the largest number of lines of any MTR station at four: 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.

Tai Wai station

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Tai Wai station Concourse in November 2007
Tai Wai station interchange passageway in April 2014

Tai Wai station is an interchange station on the East Rail line and the Tuen Ma line of the Mass Transit Railway (MTR) system in Hong Kong.

Kowloon–Canton Railway

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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.

Immediately after the merger, steps were taken to integrate the network into the same fare system as the MTR, and gates between the two networks were removed in several stages in 2008.

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.