14 December 2005
KCR West Rail One-Month Pass extended
 
Due to overwhelming response from passengers, the Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) today announced that the West Rail One-Month Pass would be extended to 30 June 2006.
Priced at only $400, the West Rail One-Month Pass is valid for unlimited journeys on West Rail and free transfer to Light Rail, KCR Buses and other designated feeder services. Passengers who now purchase the pass at a privilege price of $300, can continue to enjoy this price as long as the pass is continuously purchased every month.
To further improve West Rail’s connectivity, West Rail passengers will also be able to enjoy free connection between West Rail Tsuen Wan West Station and Shek Lei on green minibus Route 86 with effect from 19 December 2005. The route will provide service between 06:15am and 11:57pm daily at a frequency of 10 minutes. To enjoy the concession, passengers must use an Octopus card and take the minibus within 45 minutes after exiting the West Rail Tsuen Wan West Station, or continue their journeys on West Rail within two hours after boarding the minibus. This offer also applies to West Rail One-Month Pass. Altogether, West Rail now provides free interchange or inter-modal discount for a total of 14 green minibus routes.
As a token of appreciation for passengers’ continuous patronage, KCRC will also extend its current West Rail promotional activities to end June 2006. They include the KCR Tourist Pass Combo, the $2 concessionary fare of West Rail for children and senior citizens during Saturday, Sunday and public holiday, and the $2 West Rail fare rebate for transfer from taxi and the West Rail – Huanggang Direct Coach Promotional Offer.
Mr Michael Lai, General Manager-Marketing, said, "KCRC will continue to explore different initiatives to offer tailored services for passengers. We want to encourage more people to ride on our network and to enjoy the quality service we offer."
Publicity materials such as leaflets and station notices will be available at the stations during the sale period. For enquiries, passengers may call the KCRC Passenger Service Hotline at 2929 3399 or visit KCRC’s website (http://www.kcrc.com).