22 April 2005
East Rail One-Month Pass for May to go on sale on Sunday
 
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation’s East Rail One-Month Pass for May will be on sale from this Sunday (24 April 2005) to 7 May 2005 at all East Rail stations (except Lo Wu and Racecourse stations) and Ma On Shan Rail stations.
Passengers can purchase the One-Month Pass at the ticket office of designated stations. The details of the pass will be recorded in the microchip of each passenger’s Octopus card. The May One-Month Pass will cost $380 and will be valid from 1 to 31 May.
Passengers who purchased the April One-Month Pass are eligible to purchase the May One-Month Pass at the privileged price of $300. To receive the special price they must present a stamped Loyalty Card and use the same Octopus card used for the April pass. Passengers who wish to continue to purchase the One-Month Pass at the privileged price of $300 in the following months must buy a pass every month, using the same Octopus card and presenting the stamped Loyalty Card every time they make the purchase.
First time buyers of an East Rail One-Month Pass are eligible to enter a lucky draw, with the first prize being a year of unlimited free rides on East Rail and Ma On Shan Rail (applicable to standard class journeys and excluding rides to and from Lo Wu). The entry deadline is 7 September 2005.
Passengers with the May One-Month Pass can enjoy unlimited standard class journeys to and from all East Rail and Ma On Shan Rail stations except Lo Wu and Racecourse stations throughout May. They can also enjoy free East Rail feeder bus services on routes K12 (except on Sundays and public holidays), K14, K16, K17 and K18. Pass holders travelling first class must, however, obtain first class authorisation and pay the difference between the first class and standard class fares upon exiting the ticket gate. One-Month Pass holders will not enjoy free K11 feeder bus service or interchange discounts with the MTRC, or green minibus and other bus operators. Passengers can use the One-Month Pass to travel on East Rail, Ma On Shan Rail or East Rail feeder buses only if their Octopus cards have a positive remaining value.