27 May 2005
Benefits tailored for West Rail passengers
 
In order to attract more citizens to ride on West Rail, the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) has been in cooperation with bus companies and minibus operators to launch different feeder services and interchange discounts.
 
West Rail One-Month Pass
The West Rail One-Month Pass, which was scheduled to expire in June 2005, will be extended for another six months until December 2005. The regular price of West Rail One-Month Pass would remain at $400. Eligible passengers, who purchased the One-Month Pass at a privilege price of $300, can continue to buy the new monthly pass at this privileged price as long as the pass is continually purchased every month.
Passengers should note that starting July 2005, the One-Month Pass would be Octopus based. Passengers would only need to present their Octopus cards to any West Rail ticket offices for obtaining the coding for One-Month Pass. With this transition, the terms and conditions of the West Rail Octopus One-Month Pass would also be slightly amended. When using Light Rail services, passengers are reminded to validate their Octopus cards on the entry and exit processors. In addition to the ease of travel on the railway system, passengers will also enjoy greater convenience when using Octopus One-Month Pass to take interchange services.
 
Green Minibus Route 81K
Starting from 1 June, the existing green minibus circular route 81K (West Rail Mei Foo Station - Hoi Lai Estate) will extend its service hours to operate from 06:30 to 23:30 daily. West Rail passengers using Octopus Cards including the holders of West Rail One-Month Pass and those using Festival Pass can interchange for free with 81K at West Rail Mei Foo Station within the valid period.
 
Green Minibus Route 87K
Starting from 5 June, West Rail passengers will be able to enjoy free connection between West Rail Tsuen Wan West Station and Kwai Fong MTR Station – Metroplaza on green minibus route 87K.
The route will provide service between 06:30 am and midnight daily at a frequency of 10 – 15 minutes during peak hours and 15 - 20 minutes during non-peak hours. To enjoy the concession, passengers must use an Octopus card and take the minibus within 45 minutes after exiting the West Rail Tsuen Wan Station, or continue their journeys on West Rail from the Station within two hours of boarding the minibus.
The free connection offer is not applicable to West Rail One-Month Pass and Festival Pass. The current interchange discount between West Rail and green minibus route 87M, majority of whose service area will be covered by 87K, will be withdrawn on the same day.
KCRC will prepare publicity materials such as posters and leaflets to inform the public of the new benefits.
The Corporation also announced that the interchange concession between West Rail and 19 designated franchised bus routes operated fully or jointly by KMB would end as scheduled after 31 May 2005. Information about the bus routes is attached. The interchange concessions with NWFB route 971 and the free feeder arrangement on 701 and 702 will be extended.
For enquiries, passengers may call the KCRC Hotline at 2929 3399 or visit KCRC’s website (http://www.kcrc.com).
 
附件 Attachment

專利巴士 Franchised Bus

編號
NO.

路線
ROUTING

現金折扣
DISCOUNT

有效期至
VALID TILL

轉車站
INTERCHANGING STATION

成人/ 學生
ADULT/
STUDENT

小童/長者
CHILD/
SENIOR CITIZENS

54

元朗西 - 上村
Yuen Long (West) –
Sheung Tsuen

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

錦上路
Kam Sheung Road

31

荃灣西站 - 石籬
Tsuen Wan West Station –
Shek Lei

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

荃灣西
Tsuen Wan West

32B

荃灣西站 - 象山
Tsuen Wan West Station –
Cheung Shan

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

34

葵盛中 - 灣景花園
Kwai Shing Central –
Bayview Garden

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

36

荃灣西站 - 梨木樹
Tsuen Wan West Station –
Lei Muk Shue

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

39A

荃灣西站 - 荃威花園
Tsuen Wan West Station –
Allway Gardens

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

43

荃灣西站 - 長康
Tsuen Wan West Station –
Cheung Hong

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

43B

荃灣西站 - 長青
Tsuen Wan West Station –
Cheung Ching

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

43X

荃灣西站 - 耀安
Tsuen Wan West Station –
Yiu On

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

234A

荃灣西站 - 浪翠園
Tsuen Wan West Station –
Sea Crest Villa

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

234B

荃灣西站 - 浪翠園
Tsuen Wan West Station –
Sea Crest Villa

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

12

深水埗(東京街) - 尖沙咀 (循環線)
Sham Shui Po (Tonkin Street) – Tsim Sha Tsui (Circular)

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

南昌
Nam Cheong

12A

南昌站 - 黃埔花園
Nam Cheong Station – Whampoa Garden

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

18

南昌站 - 愛民
Nam Cheong Station –
Oi Man

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

36A

深水埗(東京街) - 梨木樹
Sham Shui Po (Tonkin Street) – Lei Muk Shue

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

212

深水埗(東京街) - 黃埔花園
Sham Shui Po (Tonkin Street) – hampoa Garden

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

296C

深水埗(東京街) - 尚德
Sham Shui Po (Tonkin Street) –Sheung Tak

$1

$0.5

31.5.2005

914

南昌站 - 銅鑼灣(天后)
Nam Cheong Station – Causeway Bay (Tin Hau)

$1.5

$0.8

31.5.2005

914X

南昌站 - 灣仔
Nam Cheong Station –
Wan Chai

$1.5

$0.8

31.5.2005