2 April 2007
East Rail cross-boundary service to be regulated during Ching Ming and Easter Holidays
The Kowloon-Canton Railway Corporation (KCRC) will regulate its East Rail cross-boundary service during the Ching Ming and Easter Holidays to cope with the anticipated increase in the number of travellers to and from the Mainland via the Lo Wu checkpoint.
The number of departing passengers at Lo Wu control point is expected to a peak on 5 April, while the peak of arrivals will be on 8 April, according to Immigration Department.
A spokesman for the KCRC said additional staff would be deployed at Lo Wu to closely monitor passenger traffic at Lo Wu and other stations. KCRC would maintain close liaison with relevant Government departments and regulate train services to ensure a smooth operation at the checkpoint.
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.
The spokesman also reminded passengers to take note of the opening hours of the checkpoint when planning their journeys. The checkpoint is open from 6:30 am to 12 midnight. The first and last northbound trains depart from East Tsim Sha Tsui Station at 5:28 am and 11:05 pm respectively.
KCRC wishes all passengers a happy holiday.