|15 December 2003
|Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) will introduce a new Light Rail circular route 701 operating in Tin Shui Wai South to feed West Rail from tomorrow (16 December).|
|Route 701 will run from Light Rail Tin Shui Wai Stop, underneath the West Rail Tin Shui Wai Station, in anti-clockwise direction calling at Light Rail stops Tin Tsz, Tin Wu, Ginza, Tin Wing, Chestwood, Tin Shui, Locwood, Tin Yiu and back to Tin Shui Wai Stop.
|A special service arrangement will be made for route 701 on 16 December, the first charity trial ride day of West Rail. Service of route 701 will start from 9:30 am on 16 December, half an hour before the start of the West Rail charity trial ride. |
|From 17 December, route 701 will be operated at normal service hours between 5:27 am and 00:44 am after midnight. The route will be operated at an average frequency of 6 to 7 minutes. |
|In addition, in accordance with the patronage figure, the three special Light Rail trips on route 751P, currently departing Tin Shui at 7:15 am, 7:30 am and 7:45 am on weekday morning peaks for Yau Oi, will be merged into one trip departing at 7:30 am from Wednesday (17 December).|
|Staff are deployed on board 751P to notify passengers face-to-face from today about the new service arrangements. Public announcements are made and notices at the concerned stops are also put up to inform passengers. |
|For enquiries, passengers can call the KCRC Hotline at 2929 3399.|