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
A Hyundai Rotem R-train EMU at Fanling station

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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.

Sha Tau Kok Railway viewed from Fanling station

Sha Tau Kok Railway

Narrow-gauge light rail operated by the Kowloon–Canton Railway Corporation, running from Fanling to Sha Tau Kok in the northern New Territories of Hong Kong.

Narrow-gauge light rail operated by the Kowloon–Canton Railway Corporation, running from Fanling to Sha Tau Kok in the northern New Territories of Hong Kong.

Sha Tau Kok Railway viewed from Fanling station
Sha Tau Kok railway alignment 1915
WG Bagnall built steam locomotive, used on former Sha Tau Kok Branch Line
Map of Sha Tau Kok Railway under the modern road network (2022)
Former Hung Leng Station of the Sha Tau Kok Railway. All other stations of this railway have been demolished.
Side view of former Hung Leng Station.
Information board at former Hung Leng Station.

Following the opening of British Section of the Kowloon–Canton Railway (mainline, now East Rail line) in 1911, local authorities in Tai Po District Office proposed the construction of railway branch to boundary town Sha Tau Kok, which was likely to increase the revenue of mainline considering the stable movement of villagers between Sha Tau Kok Market and Sham Chun Market (now Shenzhen).

First class observation car Juno on the Nebraska Zephyr

First class travel

Most luxurious and most expensive travel class of seats and service on a train, passenger ship, airplane, bus, or other system of transport.

Most luxurious and most expensive travel class of seats and service on a train, passenger ship, airplane, bus, or other system of transport.

First class observation car Juno on the Nebraska Zephyr
Etihad Airways' "The Residence" suite
The Business Class car on Shenzhen Metro Line 11
First class car on the Berlin-Warszawa-Express
First Class seating on an East Rail line carriage
Exterior of a second-generation Luxury class car (K1 0 19 46)
The E233-3000 series outer-suburban train has two bilevel "Green Cars" per train
The "Green Car" logo
Renfe Operadora AVE first class seat
First Class compartment on the Bluebell Railway
First class interior of a Class 221 Super Voyager
The "Gold Class" section of a Dubai Metro train

A First Class compartment is available on each train serving the East Rail line (formerly KCR East Rail) in Hong Kong.

"Mind the gap" shaped tiling on the District line platform at Victoria station

Mind the gap

Audible or visual warning phrase issued to rail passengers to take caution while crossing the horizontal, and in some cases vertical, spatial gap between the train door and the station platform.

Audible or visual warning phrase issued to rail passengers to take caution while crossing the horizontal, and in some cases vertical, spatial gap between the train door and the station platform.

"Mind the gap" shaped tiling on the District line platform at Victoria station
The Central line platform at Bank station with a 1 ft gap between the train and the platform edge.
A typical "mind the gap" warning sign found on the Toronto subway
A former "Please mind the gap" sign on a Hong Kong MTR train
"Mind the gap" sticker in an Athens Metro train, in both Greek and English
"Watch the gap" variant used on Metro-North in New York
Chinglish translation of "Mind the gap" becomes "Note that the level of gap" on a ferry dock in Shanghai.
"Mind the gap" and "No smoking" notice at Hangzhou railway station
Various decals in Toronto's subway system remind passengers to 'Mind the Gap.' The older design standard is shown on the right, with the newer 'Mind the Gap' design standard to the left and on the platform itself, at centre.
"Watch the gap" warning on an LIRR M7 Train and platform, at Penn Station.
"Mind the gap" doormat

On Hong Kong's MTR, the phrase "Please mind the gap" (請小心月台空隙) is announced in three languages: Cantonese, Mandarin, and English. In recent years, a more elaborate version of the announcement, heard on some East Rail line stations with very curved platforms, says "Please mind the gap and be aware of the difference in levels between the platform and the train" (請小心空隙及留意月台與車廂地面嘅高低).

Ho Man Tin View from Pak Po Street’s Ngai Hing Mansion which is a worse building in HK.

Ho Man Tin

Mostly residential area in Kowloon, Hong Kong, part of the Kowloon City District.

Mostly residential area in Kowloon, Hong Kong, part of the Kowloon City District.

Ho Man Tin View from Pak Po Street’s Ngai Hing Mansion which is a worse building in HK.
Waterloo Road Hill Apartment built in 1960s
Campus view of St. Teresa Secondary School, the only girls' school in Ho Man Tin

The closest station to Ho Man Tin proper is actually Mong Kok East on the East Rail line.

Tolo Highway

Tolo Highway

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.

Fanling station

Fanling is a station on the East Rail line of the Hong Kong MTR.

Tai Wo station

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.

Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, Germany, one of the busiest train stations in Europe

Tai Po Kau railway station

Hamburg Hauptbahnhof, Germany, one of the busiest train stations in Europe

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.

Tai Wo

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.