A report on East Rail line

A Hyundai Rotem R-train EMU at Fanling station
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
A Hyundai Rotem R-train EMU at Fanling station

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Exterior view of Austin station

Kowloon Southern Link

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Section of the MTR Tuen Ma line, linking Nam Cheong station and East Tsim Sha Tsui station.

Section of the MTR Tuen Ma line, linking Nam Cheong station and East Tsim Sha Tsui station.

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 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.

MTR Hyundai Rotem EMU at Fanling station

MTR Hyundai Rotem EMU

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Current model of heavy rail electric multiple units used on the Mass Transit Railway in Hong Kong.

Current model of heavy rail electric multiple units used on the Mass Transit Railway in Hong Kong.

MTR Hyundai Rotem EMU at Fanling station
First class compartment of the Hyundai Rotem EMU

The 9-car sets are manufactured by Hyundai Rotem for the future North South Corridor, an extension of the East Rail line, at a cost of HK$4 billion.

Tai Wo

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Tai Wo or known as Tai Wo Market are the names of several areas in the Tai Po District, in the New Territories of Hong Kong.

Tai Wo or known as Tai Wo Market are the names of several areas in the Tai Po District, in the New Territories of Hong Kong.

Entrance of current "Tai Wo Market" on the G/F of Tai Wo Plaza
Tai Po Sports Ground (front), Serenity Park (centre) and Tai Wo Plaza (far left)
Current map of the election constituencies of the Tai Po District. Tai Po Hui is marked as P01, Old Market & Serenity is marked as P16, Tai Woo is marked as P15 and Po Nga was marked as P14

In present time, the name "Tai Wo" mostly refers to the area surrounding the Tai Wo station of the East Rail line and the Tai Wo Estate.

Tai Po Kau railway station

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Tai Po Kau, also signed simply as Tai Po, was a railway station on the British section of the Kowloon–Canton Railway in Tai Po Kau, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Lo Wu

Lo Wu

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Area in North District, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Area in North District, New Territories, Hong Kong.

Lo Wu
Lo Wu Frontier Area Sign

The border crossing facility is only accessible by the Lo Wu station of the East Rail line.

Tolo Highway

Tolo Highway

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Major expressway on Route 9 in Hong Kong.

Major expressway on Route 9 in Hong Kong.

Tolo Highway
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The following 7.3 km of the road, running alongside the East Rail line, was built on an embankment on the west coast of Tolo Harbour towards Yuen Chau Tsai (Island House), which marks the eastern end of the Tai Po New Town.

Kowloon railway station (KCR)

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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.

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.

Panel of MTR SP1950 EMU, capable of running ATO

Automatic train operation

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Operational safety enhancement device used to help automate the operation of trains.

Operational safety enhancement device used to help automate the operation of trains.

Panel of MTR SP1950 EMU, capable of running ATO
A diagram representing the different levels of automation possible on railways
The two white ATO start buttons beside the power/brake lever in a Tokyo Metro 10000 series train, corresponding to GoA 2 operation

On the MTR Network in Hong Kong, all lines operated by MTR Corporation have run with ATO since 1979. The former KCR East Rail line network has used ATO since 2002.

Tai Wo station

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MTR station in the western part of Tai Po New Town, in New Territories, Hong Kong.

MTR station in the western part of Tai Po New Town, in New Territories, Hong Kong.

The station is located on the East Rail line, between Fanling and Tai Po Market stations.

A sketch of the view of Victoria Harbour from a hill, 1845

Victoria Harbour

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Natural landform harbour in Hong Kong separating Hong Kong Island in the south from the Kowloon Peninsula to the north.

Natural landform harbour in Hong Kong separating Hong Kong Island in the south from the Kowloon Peninsula to the north.

A sketch of the view of Victoria Harbour from a hill, 1845
Victoria Harbour and Hong Kong Island in the 1860s
HMS Tamar anchored off the naval dockyard in Victoria Harbour in 1905
View from the Sky100
China Airlines Flight 605 went beyond the end of the runway and down into the water
Satellite view of Victoria Harbour in the 2000s
Victoria Harbour seen westward from Central Plaza, with the shores of Hong Kong Island at the left and Kowloon at the right.
Hong Kong's old airport, Kai Tak, was located in Victoria Harbour.
Hong Kong Ocean Terminal in December 2008
Meridian Star of the Star Ferry crossing Victoria Harbour
The ocean liner RMS Queen Elizabeth caught fire and capsized in Victoria Harbour in 1972.

East Rail line (parallel to the Cross Harbour Tunnel)