To promote the scenic spots and heritage spots along East Rail and West Rail, the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) and the Hong Kong Tourist Industry Employees General Union will jointly organise the East Rail / West Rail Sightseeing Bus programme. For eight consecutive Sundays starting from 30 October to 18 December 2005, KCRC will provide free sightseeing bus service between Fanling Station and Kam Sheung Road Station with stops at four spots which are Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail, Lam Tsuen Wishing Tree, Kadoorie Farm and Shui Tau Shui Mei Tsuen.
Passengers joining the tour will be able to learn more about the unique past of Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail and Shui Tau Shui Mei Tsuen with on-spot tour guide service provided by the Hong Kong Tourist Industry Employees General Union at designated time slots.
With purchase of KCRC Domestic Travel Pass at East Rail (except Lo Wu Station and Racecourse Station), Ma On Shan Rail and West Rail Stations before 4 pm on the event days, passengers will be entitled to enjoy unlimited rides on the sightseeing bus on that day.
Passengers using the Domestic Travel Pass, which is available at $30 each (same price for adult and child), can enjoy one-day unlimited rides on East Rail standard class (except Lo Wu Station and Racecourse Station), Ma On Shan Rail, West Rail, Light Rail and KCR feeder bus service. Passengers will receive a travel guide for free with purchase of the Pass during the promotional period.
Holders of the Domestic Travel Pass are eligible to bring along one child (under 12 years old) or one elderly (above 65 years old) to enjoy the sightseeing bus service for free. The servicing hour of the sightseeing bus is from 10 am to 5 pm. Buses will depart every 15 minutes.
Running alongside with the Sightseeing Bus Programme is a photo competition organised by KCRC and the Hong Kong Tourist Industry Employees General Union. Photographs taken along East Rail and West Rail featuring scenic spots or people are eligible to compete in the photo competition. For details, please refer to the travel guide distributed at all KCR stations.
Located in Lung Yeuk Tau Heritage Trail, Lo Wai is one of the "walled villages" in the trail.
The famous crocodile Pui Pui has stayed moved into the Kadoorie Farm for a period of time. It will move to its new home in Wetland Park very soon.