30 November 1999
KCR through train tickets for Chinese Lunar New Year on sale starting from 9 December
 
Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation today announces that through train tickets for journeys between Hung Hom and Guangzhou East/Dongguan, Foshan/Zhaoqing, Beijing/Shanghai and intermediate stations for the period of Chinese Lunar New Year (29 Jan 2000 to 5 March 2000) will be put on sale starting from 9 December 1999 (Thursday) at 7am.
On 9 December, passengers can purchase the tickets at KCR East Rail Intercity Passenger Services Centre at Hung Hom Station, Ticket Offices at Mong Kok, Kowloon Tong and Shatin stations or from the designated sales points of authorized ticket agents including China Travel Service (HK) Ltd (only the branch offices at Wanchai, Mong Kok, Kwun Tong, Tsuen Wan and Tuen Mun); Guangdong (HK) Tours Ltd (only the branch office at Nathan Road near MTR Prince Edward Station); China Railway (HK) Holdings Ltd (Main office at Chatham Road South) and MTR Travel Services Centres (only at Airport Railway Hong Kong Station).Starting from 10 December, through train tickets for Chinese Lunar New Year will be available at all outlets of all authorized ticket agents.
Passengers are also welcome to book the tickets through KCR East Rail Intercity Tele-ticketing Hotline at 2947 7888 with the use of credit cards for tickets to Guangdong.To synchronize the starting time of ticket sales on 9 December 1999 with that at stations, the service hours of KCR tele-ticketing will change from 05:00 - 24:00hrs to 07:00 - 24:00hrs.The service hours will resume normal the next day (from 10 December 1999 onwards).