21 February 2005
Extensions of West Rail Festival Pass and free interchanges with bus routes 701 and 702
 
In response to the overwhelming response from passengers, the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) announced that the West Rail Festival Pass will be extended for more than one month to 31 March 2005 to cover the Easter holidays. At the same time, West Rail’s free interchange scheme with New First World Bus routes 701 and 702 will be extended for three months to 31 May 2005.
The Festival Pass scheme originally finished yesterday (20 February 2005). Priced at $20, the pass allows the holder to enjoy unlimited journeys on West Rail, Light Rail, KCR Buses and designated feeder services on the day of purchase. As a token of appreciation to frequent users and to promote recycling of the tickets, passengers can redeem one free Festival Pass in exchange of every 10 used passes.
At the same time, the Corporation also announced that the free bus-rail interchange scheme with New World First Bus routes 701 and 702 for West Rail passengers, originally scheduled to finish today, will be extended for three months to the end of May. Route 701 runs between West Rail Nam Cheong Station and Mong Kok, and route 702 runs between Sham Shing Road and Shamshuipo via West Rail Nam Cheong Station. West Rail passengers using Octopus card, the Monthly Pass or the Festival Pass are all eligible for the free feeder service.
The Corporation will continue to explore other promotional initiatives to bring more benefits to West Rail passengers.
For enquiries, passengers may call the KCRC Hotline at 2929 3399 or visit KCRC’s website (http://www.kcrc.com).