22 October 2004
Tsim Sha Tsui Extension will open on Sunday at 3pm
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) announced that the Tsim Sha Tsui Extension would be opened for service on Sunday, 24 October 2004 at 3pm.
KCRC will hold a ceremony at East Tsim Sha Tsui Station on Sunday morning to mark the commencement of the new railway service. In line with the arrangement, all station subways, with the exception of the Mody Road tunnel subway, will be temporarily closed until 3pm.
The 1-kilometre long Tsim Sha Tsui Extension extends from the existing Hung Hom Station to Tsim Sha Tsui. Works for the 4.1 billion project commenced in 2001.
Upon completion of the railway extension, East Tsim Sha Tsui Station will become the new southern terminus of KCR East Rail. Located at the intersection of Middle Road and Salisbury Road, the new station is connected to MTR Tsim Sha Tsui Station and nearby hotels and shopping areas by a pedestrian subway network.
When the new station is opened, residents of the northeast New Territories can travel directly to Tsim Sha Tsui on East Rail without changing trains. Passengers going to the Hong Kong Island can also choose to interchange with MTR at Tsim Sha Tsui, which will save them from changing trains two times.