1 August 2003
KCRC announces a further 10% discount on West Rail fares
 
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) today announced that its Managing Board had agreed to provide a further discount on West Rail fares for both journeys between North West New Territories and urban Kowloon, and within North West New Territories.
The further discount has been offered in response to views collected during the two-month consultation on West Rail fares and to make West Rail more competitive.
KCRC announced on 23 May a target fare of $16 for a journey from Tuen Mun to Nam Cheong and a 10% discount to help passengers during the current economic downturn, bringing down the West Rail maximum fare to $14.4. With the additional 10% discount announced today, the fare will be further lowered to $12.8. This discount will last for at least one year.
The proposal to offer free Light Rail and bus transfer services together with the capping of West Rail fares at $5.8 for travelling within North West New Territories was very well received during the consultation. With a further 10% discount, a journey on West Rail from Tuen Mun to Yuen Long will cost only $5.2. It will cost less to travel on West Rail than Light Rail on some long distance routes. This will encourage Light Rail passengers now travelling in the Tuen Mun and Yuen Long Corridor to switch to West Rail, making available more Light Rail capacity for short-distance trips.
The discounts will apply to adult and concessionary Octopus, and single journey ticket fares.
Passengers will enjoy discounts ranging from $1 to $1.5 and $0.3 to $1 interchanging between West Rail and selected routes of franchised buses and green minibuses respectively.
West Rail Adult Octopus Fares
  Siu Hong Tin Shui Wai Long Ping Yuen Long Kam Sheung Road Tsuen Wan West Mei Foo Nam Cheong
Tuen Mun $4.3 $4.9 $5.3 $5.8 $6.9 $12.5 $15.0 $16.0
Siu Hong   $4.6 $4.9 $4.9 $6.0 $12.5 $15.0 $16.0
Tin Shui Wai     $4.3 $4.6 $5.7 $12.5 $15.0 $16.0
Long Ping       $4.3 $5.3 $12.5 $15.0 $16.0
Yuen Long         $4.3 $12.5 $15.0 $16.0
Kam Sheung Road           $11.5 $14.0 $15.0
Tsuen Wan West             $6.0 $7.3
Mei Foo               $5.0
 
West Rail Adult Octopus Discounted Fares
  Siu Hong Tin Shui Wai Long Ping Yuen Long Kam Sheung Road Tsuen Wan West Mei Foo Nam Cheong
Tuen Mun $3.9 $4.4 $4.8 $5.2 $6.2 $10.0 $12.0 $12.8
Siu Hong   $4.1 $4.4 $4.4 $5.4 $10.0 $12.0 $12.8
Tin Shui Wai     $3.9 $4.1 $5.1 $10.0 $12.0 $12.8
Long Ping       $3.9 $4.8 $10.0 $12.0 $12.8
Yuen Long         $3.9 $10.0 $12.0 $12.8
Kam Sheung Road           $9.2 $11.2 $12.0
Tsuen Wan West             $5.4 $6.6
Mei Foo               $4.5
 
West Rail Child/Senior Citizen Octopus Fares
  Siu Hong Tin Shui Wai Long Ping Yuen Long Kam Sheung Road Tsuen Wan West Mei Foo Nam Cheong
Tuen Mun $2.2 $2.5 $2.7 $2.9 $3.5 $6.3 $7.5 $8.0
Siu Hong   $2.3 $2.5 $2.5 $3.0 $6.3 $7.5 $8.0
Tin Shui Wai     $2.2 $2.3 $2.9 $6.3 $7.5 $8.0
Long Ping       $2.2 $2.7 $6.3 $7.5 $8.0
Yuen Long         $2.2 $6.3 $7.5 $8.0
Kam Sheung Road           $5.8 $7.0 $7.5
Tsuen Wan West             $3.0 $3.7
Mei Foo               $2.5
 
West Rail Child/Senior Citizen Octopus Discounted Fares
  Siu Hong Tin Shui Wai Long Ping Yuen Long Kam Sheung Road Tsuen Wan West Mei Foo Nam Cheong
Tuen Mun $2.0 $2.2 $2.4 $2.6 $3.1 $5.0 $6.0 $6.4
Siu Hong   $2.1 $2.2 $2.2 $2.7 $5.0 $6.0 $6.4
Tin Shui Wai     $2.0 $2.1 $2.6 $5.0 $6.0 $6.4
Long Ping       $2.0 $2.4 $5.0 $6.0 $6.4
Yuen Long         $2.0 $5.0 $6.0 $6.4
Kam Sheung Road           $4.6 $5.6 $6.0
Tsuen Wan West             $2.7 $3.3
Mei Foo               $2.3
 
West Rail Adult Single Journey Fares
  Siu Hong Tin Shui Wai Long Ping Yuen Long Kam Sheung Road Tsuen Wan West Mei Foo Nam Cheong
Tuen Mun $4.5 $5.5 $5.5 $6.0 $7.5 $13.0 $15.5 $16.5
Siu Hong   $5.0 $5.5 $5.5 $6.5 $13.0 $15.5 $16.5
Tin Shui Wai     $4.5 $5.0 $6.0 $13.0 $15.5 $16.5
Long Ping       $4.5 $5.5 $13.0 $15.5 $16.5
Yuen Long         $4.5 $13.0 $15.5 $16.5
Kam Sheung Road           $12.0 $14.5 $15.5
Tsuen Wan West             $6.5 $7.5
Mei Foo               $5.5
 
West Rail Adult Single Journey Discounted Fares
  Siu Hong Tin Shui Wai Long Ping Yuen Long Kam Sheung Road Tsuen Wan West Mei Foo Nam Cheong
Tuen Mun $4.5 $5.0 $5.0 $5.5 $6.5 $10.5 $12.5 $13.0
Siu Hong   $4.5 $5.0 $5.0 $6.0 $10.5 $12.5 $13.0
Tin Shui Wai     $4.5 $4.5 $5.5 $10.5 $12.5 $13.0
Long Ping       $4.5 $5.0 $10.5 $12.5 $13.0
Yuen Long         $4.5 $10.5 $12.5 $13.0
Kam Sheung Road           $9.5 $11.5 $12.5
Tsuen Wan West             $6.0 $7.0
Mei Foo               $5.0
 
West Rail Child/Senior Citizen Single Journey Fares
  Siu Hong Tin Shui Wai Long Ping Yuen Long Kam Sheung Road Tsuen Wan West Mei Foo Nam Cheong
Tuen Mun $2.5 $3.0 $3.0 $3.5 $4.0 $6.5 $8.0 $8.5
Siu Hong   $2.5 $3.0 $3.0 $3.5 $6.5 $8.0 $8.5
Tin Shui Wai     $2.5 $2.5 $3.5 $6.5 $8.0 $8.5
Long Ping       $2.5 $3.0 $6.5 $8.0 $8.5
Yuen Long         $2.5 $6.5 $8.0 $8.5
Kam Sheung Road           $6.0 $7.5 $8.0
Tsuen Wan West             $3.5 $4.0
Mei Foo               $3.0
 
West Rail Child/Senior Citizen Single Journey Discounted Fares
  Siu Hong Tin Shui Wai Long Ping Yuen Long Kam Sheung Road Tsuen Wan West Mei Foo Nam Cheong
Tuen Mun $2.5 $2.5 $3.0 $3.0 $3.5 $5.5 $6.5 $7.0
Siu Hong   $2.5 $2.5 $2.5 $3.0 $5.5 $6.5 $7.0
Tin Shui Wai     $2.5 $2.5 $3.0 $5.5 $6.5 $7.0
Long Ping       $2.5 $3.0 $5.5 $6.5 $7.0
Yuen Long         $2.5 $5.5 $6.5 $7.0
Kam Sheung Road           $5.0 $6.0 $6.5
Tsuen Wan West             $3.0 $3.5
Mei Foo               $2.5