24 November 2004
KCRC offers free travel for the disabled on International Day of Disabled Persons 2004
 
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) will offer free travel for the disabled and a companion on all KCRC services this Sunday 28 November, International Day of Disabled Persons 2004. Disabled persons and a companion can enjoy unlimited free rides on East Rail, West Rail, Light Rail and KCR buses.
KCRC has been a staunch supporter of the International Day of Disabled Persons to promote the full participation and integration of the disabled into the community. The Corporation has been offering free rides on this day since the Joint Council for the Physically and Mentally Disabled first organised the event in 1993.
On Sunday, holders of a “free ride card” issued by the Joint Council for the Physically and Mentally Disabled can obtain a standard class ticket from any East Rail or West Rail ticket office valid for travelling between East Tsim Sha Tsui and Lo Wu stations or between Nam Cheong and Tuen Mun stations respectively. A companion of the disabled person is also entitled to one free ticket. Disabled persons and one of their companions can also ride on all Light Rail routes and all KCR buses free of charge.
KCR stations and trains are equipped with a range of facilities to make KCR services accessible to every member of the community, including individuals with special needs. The Corporation is continuously looking for opportunities to further improve the barrier-free environment.
For enquiries, passengers can call the KCRC hotline at 2929 3399.