25 January 2006
Special arrangements at East Rail Tai Wai Station and Ma On Shan Rail Che Kung Temple Station on Che Kung Festival
 
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) will have special arrangements at East Rail Tai Wai Station and Ma On Shan Rail Che Kung Temple Station to facilitate worshippers visiting Che Kung Temple on the third day of the Lunar New Year (31 January).
To cope with the expected surge in passenger traffic to use East Rail Tai Wai Station and Ma On Shan Rail Che Kung Temple Station for the Temple on the day, KCRC will work closely with the police and adopt crowd control arrangement at the stations. Passengers are advised to observe the directory signs and follow the directions of staff at the scene.
Passengers who leave East Rail Tai Wai Station for Che Kung Temple will have to use Exit A at Tsuen Nam Road. On their return journey, passengers will be directed to enter the station through Entrance C or D at Mei Tin Road or Grandway Garden. Ma On Shan Rail passengers are suggested to alight at Che Kung Temple Station, where they will be directed to use Exit A or C to go to the Temple through the subway at the junction of Che Kung Miu Road and Chui Tin Street. Returning passengers for Ma On Shan Rail may use Entrance B or D of Che Kung Temple Station adjacent to Che Kung Miu Road. Che Kung Temple will close at 5:30pm.
To meet the service demand on this day, the frequency of East Rail and Ma On Shan Rail trains will be enhanced. Passengers are also encouraged to use Octopus card to save time in queuing up for single-ride tickets.
Passengers are reminded not to bring lighted incense, roast pigs and metallic balloons on board. According to the KCRC By-laws, passengers are not allowed to bring any dangerous items including lighted incense on board, as this will cause inconvenience to other passengers and may even lead to fire.