7 April 2004
KCRC introduces Light Rail route 706 for Tin Shui Wai
Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) will further strengthen Light Rail feeder services for West Rail.
Effective 9 April (Friday), a new circular route, 706, linking several large housing estates in Tin Shui Wai with the West Rail Tin Shui Wai Station, will be introduced.
A spokesman for KCRC said that the new route would further enhance the feeder service for West Rail in Tin Shui Wai.
The spokesman added that according to the latest statistics, a significant amount of long-distance Light Rail passengers had already shifted to West Rail, because it provided a fast and reliable railway service. As a result, demand for short but higher frequency Light Rail routes feeding passengers to West Rail is increasing.
This service arrangement will further enhance Light Rail’s role as a major feeder for West Rail in the North West New Territories, he added.
To help familiarize passengers with the changes, there will be extensive education and publicity programmes including posters, banners, notices and public announcements at stops.
For details on the new service arrangements, passengers may call the KCRC hotline at 2929 3399.