31 July 2003
Four Light Rail stops get new names
Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) will rename four existing Light Rail stops with effect from 1 August 2003 (Friday). San Fat will be renamed as Tuen Mun, Technical Institute as Tsing Wun, San Shek Wan as Lung Mun and Tin Shui Wai Terminus as Tin Wing.
Two ceremonies, one in Tuen Mun and one in Tin Shui Wai, were held today (31 July) to mark the renaming.
Speaking at one of the ceremonies, Mr Tsui Wai Keung, KCRC General Manager, Light Rail Operations, said one of the four Light Rail stops was renamed in line with the adjoining West Rail station and the other three were named with the latest landmarks in their locations. These would give these stops more user-friendly identity.
KCRC will carry out a series of activities to inform passengers about the changes. These include updating stop name signs, route maps, the service hotline and website. In addition, public announcements will be made at platforms and inside light rail vehicles to inform passengers about the new names.
Passengers can call the Light Rail Hotline 2468 7788 regarding enquiries on the renaming of the Light Rail stops.
Other officiating guests at the ceremony in Tuen Mun were Mr So Shui Shing, Chairman of Tuen Mun District Council Traffic and Transport Committee, Mr Chan Wan Sang, Chairman of Tuen Mun District Council Railway Committee, Ms Lung Shui Hing and Mr Au Chi Yuen, Tuen Mun District Council members. In Tin Shui Wai, the ceremony was officiated by Mr Cham Ka Hung, Chairman of Tin Shui Wai Area Committee.