Hong Kong MTR

I was very impressed by the Hong Kong MTR. I have just uploaded some pictures of the MTR onto the photo section of this site:

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The Hong Kong MTR ticket is very similar with the ticket in Shanghai. The difference is, it is much more expensive (9 HKD to go across the Victoria Strait v.s 2 RMB to cross Hong Pu River in Shanghai).

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The Hong Kong Metro is colorful.

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hongkong-station-mtr * 640 x 480 * (147KB)hongkong-red.entry-kcr * 1280 x 960 * (593KB)hongkong-waiting-mtr * 1280 x 960 * (569KB)

Hong Kong is famous as a crowded city, but the metro was built with large scale. There are very big halls undergrand, many wide tunnels and enough elevators. I didn’t experienced jam (short delay due to too many people) there.

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I like the transition of the Metro most. From KCR to Central, I can always get to another line on the opposite side of the same platform as I get off. It is like Singapore. Shanghai and Beijing are different stories.

P.S. I am on business trip these days. I travel to a city, sometimes a county, sit down and have meeting with local customer, get on to a van, travel, and then sit down with another group of customers. I visit two places every day and sleep in a different city every day until this Friday.

4 Comments

  1. Wow, that surely is a very tiring job! But that’s the challenge. So, goodluck, JS! And you have a safe travel always! :-)

  2. If you would stay in HK for a few days more, you could try use an octopus card for paying transportation fees of MTR, KCR, green mini-bus, bus, ferry, tram or even buying snacks in convenient shops or supermarkets.

  3. hi,

    i happened to bump into your website a few days ago and really enjoyed your articles on shanghai where i had just visited for the first time. shanghai is a truly amazing city.

    as for hk mtr, ced is right, only if you had more time to use the octopus card, quite an invention and accomplishment for hk!

  4. Hi, i still in doubts the correct train route from shenzhen to Disneyland. I know there is a transit at Kowloon Tong but which train must i take to proceed to Disneyland.

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