4 February 2005
KCRC strengthens services on Chinese New Year’s Eve
 
Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) will strengthen the services of East Rail, Ma On Shan Rail, West Rail, Light Rail and KCR Bus on Chinese New Year’s Eve (8 February) for the convenience of the travelling public.
The special service arrangements are as follows:

East Rail Domestic Line
(between Sheung Shui and
East Tsim Sha Tsui)

All night service (at 5-15 minute frequency)

Ma On Shan Rail

All night service (at 6-15 minute frequency)

West Rail

All night service (at 7-15 minute frequency)

Light Rail

All night service for routes 505, 507, 610, 614P, 615P, 705, 706, 751 & 761
(at 9–13 minute frequency)

**(Remark: No service extension for routes 614 and 615 )

KCR Bus Services

Service of KCR Bus routes 506, K51, K73 & K16 will be extended to 2:00 am after midnight (at 10–15 minute frequency)

**(Remark: No service extension for other bus routes)

 
As travellers are expected to visit the Mainland in greater numbers during the Chinese New Year holiday, KCRC will closely monitor passenger traffic and regulate trains to and from Lo Wu during this period to ensure smooth service.
The Corporation would be in close contact with government departments during the holiday period. Train services will be regulated to tie in with the handling capacity of the boundary authorities on both the Hong Kong and Shenzhen sides.
The Corporation also reminded cross-boundary passengers to pay attention to the opening hours of the Lo Wu boundary checkpoint when planning their journey. During the holiday period, the last northbound train to Lo Wu will depart from East Tsim Sha Tsui at the usual time of 11:05pm.
For West Rail, passengers holding the a West Rail Festival Pass on 8 February 2005 are entitled to travel till 5:30 am after midnight on that day.
For passengers returning to the New Territories after the fireworks display on the second day of the Chinese New Year (10 February), East Rail domestic service between 8:30pm and 10:00pm on that day will increase to a frequency of 3 to 4-minute intervals. To facilitate the fireworks display, Police will implement a special road closure arrangement in Tsim Sha Tsui. During the road closure, K16 Kowloon Park Drive and East Tsim Sha Tsui Station bus stops (both directions) will be temporarily suspended. K16 will terminate at the bus stop outside Lai Chark Middle School.
Notices will be displayed and public announcements will be arranged at relevant stations informing passengers of the special service arrangements. For details, passengers may call the KCRC Hotline on 2929 3399.