1 April 2004
East Rail cross-boundary service to be regulated during Ching Ming and Easter Holidays
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) will regulate its East Rail cross-boundary service during the Ching Ming and Easter Holidays to cope with the anticipated increase in the number of travellers to and from the Mainland via the Lo Wu checkpoint.
KCRC General Manager, East Rail Operations Mr Anthony Yan said outbound traffic at Lo Wu was expected to be heavy tomorrow evening (2 April), over the coming weekend (3 – 4 April), as well as on the evening of 8 April and on 9 and 10 April.
Mr Yan said KCRC would deploy additional staff at Lo Wu and closely monitor passenger traffic at Lo Wu and other stations. It would maintain a close liaison with relevant Government departments and regulate train services to ensure a smooth operation at the checkpoint.
Passengers travelling to the Mainland via Lo Wu are advised to listen to radio announcements or call the KCRC hotline at 2929 3399 to obtain information on cross-boundary service arrangements at Lo Wu before starting their journeys.
Mr Yan also reminded passengers to take note of the opening hours of the checkpoint when planning their journeys. The checkpoint is open from 6:30am to 12midnight. The first and last northbound trains depart from Hung Hom Station at 5:30am and 11:07pm respectively.
In addition, Light Rail will also strengthen its service on 4 and 5 April. Light Rail route 505 (Siu Hong - Sam Shing Terminus) will be served by vehicles running in pairs and the service frequency of the route will be increased. The service of route 615 (Tuen Mun Ferry Pier - Yuen Long Terminus) and 615P (Siu Hong – Tuen Mun Ferry Pier) will also be strengthened in accordance with passenger demand.