18 December 2006
KCRC strengthens services on Eves of Christmas and New Year
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) will strengthen the services of East Rail, Ma On Shan Rail, West Rail, Light Rail and KCR Bus on Christmas Eve (24 December) and New Year’s Eve (31 December) for the convenience of the travelling public.
The special service arrangements are as follows:
East Rail Domestic Line
(Sheung Shui — East Tsim Sha Tsui)
All night service
Ma On Shan Rail All night service
West Rail All night service
Light Rail All night service for routes 507, 614P, 615P, 705 & 706
KCR Bus Service of KCR Bus routes 506, K51, K16 & K73 will be extended to 2:00 am
Passengers holding the West Rail and East Rail December One-Month Pass are entitled to travel on the respective railway and its designated feeder services till 5:30 am on 1 January 2007. Passengers holding the West Rail Discovery Pass of 24 and 31 December are entitled to travel on West Rail and designated feeder services till 5:30 am on the next day.
K16 KCR Bus
To facilitate the special road traffic arrangements in Tsim Sha Tsui in the evening of 24 and 31 December, the stops of bus route K16 (West Rail Nam Cheong Station-East Rail East Tsim Sha Tsui Station) at East Tsim Sha Tsui Station, Kowloon Park Drive (both direction), and China Hong Kong City (towards Nam Cheong) will be temporarily closed and the bus will terminate at Lai Chark Middle School opposite China Hong Kong City.
Cross-Boundary Service
KCRC will closely monitor passenger traffic, maintain close contact with government departments and boundary authorities, and regulate trains to and from Lo Wu during this period to ensure a smooth flow of traffic at the checkpoint.
The Lo Wu checkpoint is open from 6:30 am to midnight. The first and last northbound trains depart from East Tsim Sha Tsui Station at 5:28 am and 11:05 pm respectively. Additional staff will be deployed to provide assistance to passengers. Notices will be displayed at all stations informing passengers of any special service arrangements.
KCRC wishes all passengers a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.