28 September 2006
KCRC deploys service for National Day Golden Week and Mid-Autumn Festival
 
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) will enhance East Rail and Ma On Shan Rail services to facilitate the travelling public to view the fireworks display on National Day (1 October).
In the evening of National Day, between 9:45pm and 11:15pm, additional northbound trains will be deployed to run from East Tsim Sha Tsui to Sheung Shui at about 3.5-minute intervals. Between 6pm and 11pm, the frequency of Ma On Shan Rail trains will be enhanced from 5-minute to 4-minute intervals. Regarding K16 feeder bus, which runs between West Rail Nam Cheong Station and East Rail East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, the bus stops in both directions at Kowloon Park Drive and East Tsim Sha Tsui Station will be temporarily suspended, and the service will terminate at Lai Chark Middle School opposite China Hong Kong City staring from 7pm to facilitate the special temporary traffic arrangements. Passengers for West Rail Nam Cheong Station will also have to take the bus there.
During the coming Golden Week, KCRC will closely monitor passenger traffic, maintain close contact with government departments and boundary authorities, arrange spare trains to standby at Lo Wu. KCRC will also deploy additional manpower to ensure a smooth flow of traffic at the checkpoint.
For cross boundary services, the first and last Lo Wu-bound trains will depart from East Tsim Sha Tsui Station at 5:28am and 11:05pm respectively as usual. The Lo Wu checkpoint is open from 6:30am to midnight. Passengers travelling to the Mainland via Lo Wu are advised to listen to radio announcements or call the KCRC Hotline at 2929 3399 to obtain information on cross-boundary service arrangements at Lo Wu before starting their journeys.
KCRC will extend the service hours of its railway and bus networks in the Mid-Autumn Festival (6 October) for the convenience of the travelling public. The special service arrangements are as follows:
East Rail domestic line (between Sheung Shui and East Tsim Sha Tsui)
Last departures at Sheung Shui and East Tsim Sha Tsui stations at 2:00 am (7 October)
Frequency after midnight will be at every 6-10 minutes interval
Ma On Shan Rail
Last departures at Sheung Shui and East Tsim Sha Tsui stations at 2:00 am (7 October)
Frequency after midnight will be at every 6-10 minutes interval
West Rail Last departures at Nam Cheong and Tuen Mun Stations
2:00 am (7 October)
Light Rail Routes 507,614P, 615P, 705 & 706
Service hours will be extended to 2:30 am (7 October)
KCR Bus Route K16
Last departure at Nam Cheong Station at 2:40 am (7 October)
Last departure at East Tsim Sha Tsui Station at 1:20 am (7 October)
Routes K51, K52
Service hours will be extended to 1:00 am (7 October)
Route 506
Service hours will be extended to 2:30 am (7 October)
During the Mid-Autumn festive period, additional staff will be deployed and extra trains on standby. Notices will be displayed at all stations informing passengers of any special service arrangements. KCRC wishes passengers a happy National Day and Mid-Autumn Festival.