Hong Kong Launches First High Speed Rail Service

Launched on 23 September 2018, Hong Kong’s first high-speed railway — the Guangzhou-Shenzhen-Hong Kong High Speed Rail (Hong Kong Section) is giving visitors from around the world the chance to travel quickly and conveniently between Hong Kong and cities across Mainland China. In particular, the new rail link puts Hong Kong in easy reach of nine neighbouring cities in Guangdong Province and heralds a major boost to tourism in the Greater Bay Area.

The 26-km rail link connects Hong Kong for the first time to Mainland China’s vast high-speed rail network. Travellers will be able to ride from Hong Kong to 44 destinations in Mainland China destinations without changing trains, making the city an ideal starting point for multi-destination journeys through China. With frequent direct high-speed trains linking Hong Kong to Shenzhen and Guangzhou in as little as 48 minutes, travelling within the Greater Bay Area will be faster and more convenient than ever before.

West Kowloon Station is now the perfect beginning to your Greater Bay Area adventure as the Hong Kong section of the High Speed Rail network runs from here. It stands as one of the world’s largest underground high-speed railway stations and a new must-see landmark for visitors to the city with recognition of awards to its design as well.

Courtesy of MTR

Visitors can enjoy views of iconic Victoria Harbour by walking along the Sky Corridor on the station’s rooftop. They can enjoy some peace and tranquility in the three-hectare green area outside the station besides the entertainment and attractions in forms of retail and dining in traditional Hong Kong fashion. A short walk away also sits the famous tourism hub, Tsim Sha Tsui.

Public transport connects visitors to fascinating neighbourhoods including Sham Shui Po in Kowloon or Old Town Central on Hong Kong Island.

Directly outside the station is Hong Kong’s new arts and cultural hub, the West Kowloon Cultural District, will soon offer visitors the opportunity to enjoy a sumptuous array of activities.

There has never been a better time to get on the train and discover Hong Kong and cities across Mainland China. Tickets for the High Speed Rail network are available online, from ticket agents, and through a tele-ticketing hotline.

For more information,
please visit: MTR

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